VIDEO Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Last night the Christmas season kicked off at the Walt Disney World resort with the Magic Kingdom holding its first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  The party is a special ticketed event (prices start at $62) beginning at 7pm and includes special holiday shows, fireworks, plus FREE cookies and hot chocolate.  However, by far, the highlight of this festive tradition is Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.  Continue reading for a full video of the entire parade – it’s guaranteed to make you feel like you are right there in the Magic Kingdom watching.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

A new addition for 2013, prior to the holiday parade the “Kringle Crew” came out bouncing blown up balls.  They interact with the audience and get the mood up while passing some time.  It was quite festive!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse lead off the parade all decked out in their holiday finery right down Main Street U.S.A. with snow flurries fluttering from the sky.

Of course there’s only one way to end a Christmas Parade, and that’s with an appearance by none other than Santa Claus himself – including some festive dancing reindeer guiding the sleigh.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

There are usually two performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade during the party – an early parade around 8:00pm and a later parade at 10:30pm.  TIP: if you can stay for the later parade, it’s usually less crowded.  In between the two parades is a special Holiday Wishes fireworks spectacular.  The video below shows highlights of Holiday Wishes including Tinker Bell’s flight, Jiminy Cricket, and the full finale as viewed from the Main Street U.S.A. train station.

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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!