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Top 5 Special Things To Do At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2015

Published November 14, 2015 by ltdjosh

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We’ve all seen pictures and video of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom done up for the holidays…the sights, the sounds, the merriment. But, sometimes the holidays can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time visitor. So here are my top 5 special things to do at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom. These are in no particular order, but I hope they help you to get the most out of your Christmas Party trip.

  1. Special Character Interactions – Most of us know that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are special times for character interactions, and this year is no different. In addition to all 7 dwarfs (whom you will only see during parties) and the princes with their princesses, you also will have the chance to see Sandy Claws, Reindeer & Elf, and even the jolly man himself, Santa! Obviously these characters are never guaranteed, but it’s a good chance to try to catch them in between parades. You can also catch special character interactions at the Totally Tomorrowland Christmas party at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland and the Character Dance Party at Club Tinsel (Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland). You can also join in the fun at Celebrate The Season – a special holiday stage show held three times an evening in front of Cinderella Castle.
  2. Complimentary Holiday Treats – Don’t say Disney never gives anything away for free! At several locations throughout the Magic Kingdom, you can stop in for complimentary hot cocoa and cookies (there are healthy options available too). These treats make for an extra magical time, especially if you stand on Main Street and enjoy them during the parade (it will snow during parts of the parade to add even more magic).
  3. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade – this holiday favorite is back and better than ever this year. Join Mickey and Minnie and all the gang as they welcome the holidays in a super festive and fun parade. This is another chance to see some of the more rare characters, such as Clarabelle Cow and Horace. The parade ends, like any good holiday parade, with a special appearance by the man of the hour, Santa Claus!
  4. A Frozen Holiday Wish – Join Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf as they bring in the holidays with a little bit of twinkling ice on Cinderella Castle. Held twice an evening, this special castle lighting ceremony is NOT to be missed.
  5. Celebrate The Magic & Holiday Wishes – Be amazed as Cinderella Castle is transformed into a dazzling display of color and magic, showcasing breath-taking lighting effects and a brilliant musical score incorporating some of your most beloved Disney tunes. Then stick around as the skies above Cinderella Castle come to life with the most magical holiday fireworks presentation ever. You might even catch a glimpse of Jolly Old St. Nicholas and his team of reindeer as they fly high over Magic Kingdom.
  6. BONUS – VoicePlay – new to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year is VoicePlay – an amazing and astounding acoustic marvel. Bringing together beautiful harmonies and classic Christmas songs, this a cappella holiday concert is sure to delight guests of all ages.

These are just a few of the many things that you can enjoy during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year. For more information, check out the following park maps, which will tell you all of the locations for everything during the party.

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10277448_10152220823381036_4050401386084466142_nJoshua Snyder is an avid Disney fanatic. He recently moved back to Indiana after spending 2 years living his dream in Orlando, FL. When Josh isn’t dreaming about the parks, he’s helping people plan their dream vacations. As a Dream Designer with My Mickey Vacation, Josh loves helping people make their Disney dreams come true. He is also the senior writer and head of the writing team at Living The Dream Podcast. Josh can be reached at joshua.snyder@mymickeyvacation.com for travel agent inquiries, or at joshua.livingthedreampodcast@gmail.com for all other inquiries.

Elsa Inspired Jamberry Nail Wraps by Guest Author Tanya Shores

Published November 20, 2014 by jpmdo

I’m back with more information on Jamberry and some new Disney-inspired designs! If you are planning a Disney vacation anytime in the future, it would be awesome to take a long what us Jamberry consultants call a “Jamicure”! Since Jamberry nail wraps last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 4 weeks on toes, you won’t have to spend a minute thinking about your nails and worrying about chips during your vacation. Jamberry nail wraps are completely water-safe, so you can definitely spend all day in the pool at your hotel or go on any water rides at the parks without worrying about ruining your beautiful nails. Also, no last minute trips to the salon while you’re busy prepping for your trip – you can EASILY give yourself the perfect Jamicure!

Jamberry is much more cost efficient than a mani/pedi at the salon (a single sheet gives you 2 pedicures, 2 manicures, and 8-16+ accent nails!), which means more money for your Disney trip!

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In my last post (https://disneyways.com/2014/09/06/meet-tanya-your-official-jamberry-consultant-for-disneyways/), I shared some fun Disney-inspired character designs that I created in our custom Jamberry nail art studio. I’ve now created a few Princess-inspired designs. It would be so much fun to have Elsa-inspired nails when you meet Elsa in the new Frozen attractions at Epcot! I have also created designs inspired by Cinderella and Aurora (my favorite princess!).

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Let me know if you have any other characters or princesses you would like to see a design for. I’ll be posting soon with some beachy-Disney designs to get everyone ready for those Disney cruises! Winter will be over before we know it (unless you spend too much time around Elsa ;-)).

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You can contact me on my Jamberry Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/tshoresjamberry) with any questions or to get info on how to order these special Disney-inspired custom nail wraps. Find out more about Jamberry on my Independent Consultant site (http://tshoresjam.jamberrynails.net).

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At last! Disney’s New Princess Movie ~ By Disneyways Guest Author Laura Bensen

Published August 27, 2013 by Disneyways.com

There is a new Disney princess movie! In fact there are two princesses- sisters Anna and Elsa-in the movie Frozen.

Frozen is loosely based off of Hans Christian Anderson’s story the Snow Queen. While you may not realize it, Hans Christian Anderson is the writer of some of the most beloved children’s stories in existence. He wrote The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and my favorite, The Little Match Girl (*note* if you do choose to watch this link of the Little Match Girl, grab a tissue).

Disney has done many of Anderson’s stories whether it’s a full length movie or a short film and now Disney will be able to add this production to its collection.

(A note from Krista: This post has been written by guest author Laura Bensen. Laura is a life-long Disney lover. She was born in Ventura CA and spent many weekends as a child at Disneyland with her family before she moved to Tacoma WA. Laura enjoys reading, writing, and learning languages. She also speaks fluent Disney. )

The Stories
In The Snow Queen, the story centers on the struggle between good and evil. The main characters are a little boy and a little girl. The boy becomes (literally) blinded by evil (an evil splinter) and is picked up by the Snow Queen who takes him into the wilderness to her snow castle to keep her company. The queen doesn’t do anything to harm him. She kisses him twice-once to numb and protect him from the cold and the second time to make him forget about his family. She sounds, simply, like a very lonely lady with only her snow bees to comfort her. The little girl treks across the wilderness searching for him with the help of a reindeer and a robber girl.
Frozen’s story is slightly different. Anna’s sister, Elsa, has secret magical powers that she has struggled controlling her entire life. Elsa accidentally loses control of her powers and curses her kingdom, by name of Arendelle, to a constant state of winter. Distraught, Elsa banishes herself to the mountains in Norway to live in by herself in snowy exile. Anna goes in search after her sister into the Everest like conditions of the mountains. Along the way she makes friends with an ice harvester, by the name of Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, and a magical living snowman named Olaf.

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The Players
The voices of the main characters are played by some truly talented actors. The voices of the main characters are played by some truly talented actors:

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• Kristen Bell, from Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshal will be playing the voice of Anna.

• Idina Menzel, from Enchanted, will be the voice of Anna’s sister Elsa, the snow queen.

• Jonathon Groff from Glee will voice the character Kristoff and Josh Gad, from The Book of Mormon, will be the voice of Olaf.

It is safe to say this movie will be jam packed full of amazing songs as Menzel, Gad and Groff have all had experience on Broadway. Menzel has been part of the original cast in productions like Wicked and Rent, Gad in the new musical The Book of Mormon and Groff in Spring Awakening. Kristen Bell also started her acting career in the Broadway production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Bell has always had a beautiful child-like twinkle to her voice but she just recently had a baby. In a People magazine article, it said that Bell’s voice changed to a deeper more motherly voice and they had to re-record her lines so her voice matched. It is unknown how far this will set them back because when making animated features, the voice acting is recorded first and then animators use recordings of the actor’s expression and motions when making the scenes for a movie. New recordings could mean they have to redo a lot of Anna’s scenes.

New Relations
Frozen is going to attempt something never done by Disney before. It is going to have a positive (royal) sibling relationship. Some of the Disney siblings we have seen in the past include Mufasa and Scar from The Lion King and Cinderella and her step-sisters- both where the siblings are not the greatest set of people. Even harder to do that having a positive sibling relationship is to make the dynamic between sisters work and be believable.

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Any girl with a sister knows that that is not an easy relationship to maintain. It changes like the tide. One moment you are inseparable friends and the next you want to claw each other’s eyes out. It’s unexplainable but through thick and thin we come through for each other in the end. Frozen is definitely going to be a movie that will bring sisters together everywhere.
Frozen is scheduled to release on Thanksgiving Day this year so get together with your sister this November and prepare for another delightful Disney experience that will leave you feeling grateful for each other once again.

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