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  • On Nov 3, 2015
    Apryl Asked

    Hi! Going to MVMCP Dec 1st. If we want to do the first parade at the party, what time should we get a seat to be in the front row? What do we miss is we are not on main street? Any other must do's or tips?

    Hi Apryl!

    Thanks for stopping back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with another great question. December is the most magical time of year to visit Walt Disney World Resort!

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is one of my favorite special events and you are definitely in for a holly-jolly good time! If you want to be sure and get a good spot for the parade, I would plan to arrive at least an hour early and maybe even a little earlier just to be safe. I usually grab something for dinner and then have a curbside picnic while we wait. Main Street, U.S.A. is definitely busier before and after the parades, so you may want to find another spot to watch. You won't miss a thing if you choose to watch elsewhere except for the magical snowfall on Main Street, but you'll still have a chance to see it when you leave the park.

    Be sure to take it easy earlier in the day and get some extra rest. That way you'll have plenty of energy to stay until the party is over. Guests are usually allowed to enter the park a couple of hours before the party officially begins, so you can take advantage of that extra time as well. Character greetings are always fun because they are dressed in their holiday attire which you normally don't see. So, I suggest taking some time to see your favorites and get a few pictures. And of course, eat lots of complimentary cookies and drink lots of cocoa!

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday visit and you enjoy the party. Make lots of magical memories!

    ~Carrie
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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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