|Main Street, USA|
We arrived in Orlando at around 12:00 p.m. By the time we arrived at our resort, Coronado Springs, checked in, took care of some odds and ends, had lunch, and checked out our rooms, it was almost 4pm, which meant we were running late for entry into Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Although the Party officially begins at 7pm, ticket holders for the event are allowed early entry at 4pm. The party runs until midnight.
|The Haunted Mansion|
We had a quick bite over at Peco's Bill Tall Tale Cafe and then found a spot in Frontier Land to watch Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. It was awesome! Mother Nature really wanted us to be in the moment, so she made sure that the night became progressively colder. It worked...
|Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade|
|Anna and Elsa|
|Olaf made an appearance|
|The Seven Dwarfs|
|Cinderella and Her Prince|
|The Marching Soldiers|
|It's Snowing On Main Street|
After the fireworks show, a lot of people started to leave the park. We decided to head the other way and see if we could jump on any of the rides or catch some shows. We walked onto It's A Small World and into Mickey's Philharmagic without a wait. We passed by Princess Fairytale Hall to see if we could see meet Anna and Elsa... Not so much! Every time we stopped by, it was such a long wait that it just wasn't in the cards for that night.
We didn't close the party down at midnight, but we managed to do some shopping - mostly because it kept getting colder and colder. Hoodies were definite necessities that night, and I ended up buying a blanket to wrap around me! I couldn't believe I was in Florida with that weather!
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party was a great experience and a lot of fun. My favorite part of the night was the snow on Main Street. In fact, I wrote a blog entitled It's Snowing on Main Street USA? over at www.themouseforless.com, if you want to take a quick peek.
I'm hoping to go back for the Christmas Party at some point down the road - hopefully on a much warmer night!...
I hope all of you get the opportunity to experience the Christmas festivities down at the World someday. It's truly not to be missed.
Until next time, remember to keep the Mouse in your house...