This seasonal holiday parade is a family favorite.
This parade features your favorite characters and princesses in their Christmas best and some classic Christmas features like life size toy soldiers and rocking horses. It really caps off a magical christmas night at the very merry Christmas party. The parade starts in frontierland, and if you get over to the start point, you can get a good seat with much less crowding than along the main street portion of the route. Grab some hot cocoa before th parade to really make it feel like Christmas. My 4 year old loves parades (we see at least one a day when we are at Disney) and this one tops all the others. It just has so much holiday cheer, and the floats and costumes are beautiful. It does run twice, though we have never been there late enough to catch the late one.
We have been to Disney twice in December, and both times attended the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. This is an event requiring a separate ticket for admission, and you are given a wrist band to ensure you really did buy a ticket. There is special merchandise, cocoa and cookies, snow on Main Street, specil ending to Wishes, character dance parties and holiday costumes, and the parade. The parade runs twice during the evening - once at 7pm, and once after Wishes. We usually stake out a spot in Frontierland early so the kids will have a good view, nd then plan on rides and characters afterwards.
The parade is spectacular. All of the characters are in it, as well as all sorts of special Christmas stuff. The Toy Soldiers are not to be missed. The parade lasts about 45 minutes, and all of our kids spent that whole time jumping out of their skins. They loved it.
It can be late for little ones, but ours have always done well if we plan a light day and make sure they get naps before we go. We bring the strollers so they can rest as we're leaving, or sit down while we wait. Our kids still talk bout this parade.
We went to this for the first time and it was a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. It's fun to see the park decorated for Christmas and all the characters decked out in Christmas attire. The music was great and it was fun to get hot chocolate and cookies from the shops. This is also a great way to meet the characters with little wait time, since this is a special ticketed only event. This is an evening event so I would recommend taking a break during the day to rest up for an evening full of fun. Definatley would recommend this.
I am an adult and I think I loved it as much as the kids did we only spent one year at disney world for christmas but it beat waiting for santa at home we got,to see Mickey's parade and the music lights decorations it by far was better then what the dvd planning said it would be,you have to go during the christmas season at least one time.I am use to snow so not to have snow during the holiday season didn't feel like christmas till we to disney world the decorations was great all over the park and it seem liked evey where you looked it just got better and better,the parade just topped it all of,I love Disney World probaly more then a child.
We were fortunate to visit the Magic Kingdom during the holiday season. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a magical, holiday event and requires an additional ticket. The costumes are so colorful and fun! The music, decorations, and holiday atmosphere is very festive. No scrooges here!