We took Andi to Disney World last weekend and she had an amazing time (as usual). We started out at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Just like the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, there are only a certain number of tickets sold. At 6pm they start clearing out the people who did not purchase a special event ticket. FastPass is deactivated during the party but it makes the lines move much quicker. There are several cookie stations located throughout the park where you can enjoy complimentary cookies, chocolate, snow cones, prezels, eggnog, hot cocoa, apple juice and more! We hit up almost every station. As I have said before, Andi LOVES eggnog. She calls it “Christmas Milk”.
There are some great shows and parades throughout the night but our favorite is always the fireworks show. Tinkerbell even flew across the sky! And check out Cinderella’s Castle below! The lights are amazing! You do not need to purchase a MVMCP ticket just to see the castle lit up though. You can see it any night during this time of year.
We spend the remainder of our days between Epcot and Magic Kingdom. We went on some rides and met a few of her favorite princesses. Somehow we have never gone into Storybook Circus. That place is a goldmine! The Dumbo ride has a play area inside that Andi could have spent all day in. She also enjoyed the little water area in the center. Next time we will remember to bring her swimsuit. Her favorite part of Storybook Circus was Goofy’s Barnstormer rollercoaster. Yes… Rollercoaster. The height requirement is 35″. Lucky for Andi, she is 36″. They had me measure her almost every time we went one. She fell in love with the ride during a fireworks show, so there wasn’t a line at all to get on. We went about 6 or 7 times in a row and got to sit in front each time. I couldn’t believe how much she loved it. She wanted to go on some of the bigger coasters that we passed throughout the park but she will have to wait until she gets a little taller.
Our last night was spent at Epcot. There are so many beautiful decorations along with a special holiday firework/light show at the end of the night. Similar to the Food & Wine Festival, Epcot has International Festival of the Holidays. Each country has a station with a “Holiday Kitchen” with a select menu. It was perfect to get a taste of a few different things throughout the World Showcase. Check out the menus here.
We decided to do Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree. That was a lot of fun! To start, we purchased a map and sticker set from one of the gift shops ($6.99). Then we had to look in each county to see where Chip & Dale were hiding with an ornament. Here is a hint: They are in wreaths within the gift shops. Once we found them all and placed the stickers on the correct spot on the map, we could turn it in for a prize! Any guesses on what Andi got??
Check out some of the photos below from our trip.
Thanks for stopping by!
xx Niki and Andi