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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

December 23, 2005 - Josh Davidson

Ready for a jolly, jolly Christmas? Well nothing is better than to go to the Walt Disney World Resort for this time of the year! Well, it is the holiday season, the most magical time of the year at Disney theme parks. Best of all, you can just feel the spirit of the season in the air!

Trying to get those Christmas lights up again? Getting the tree up? Tree falling everywhere, lights blowing off the house? Well, why are you doing all of this? You can just go to Walt Disney World! Once a year from the day after Thanksgiving to the end of December, Disney has gone on holiday. Really, all over the resort, you can find millions of Christmas lights, hundreds of Christmas trees, and so much more theming!

Maybe the theming to you is nothing. You still just want to stay home and lay down. Well, there are a lot more things to the parks. First, at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, the firework shows got a makeover of sorts.

Wishes at Magic Kingdom, which came in Feburary, became an instant hit, replacing the Fantasy in the Sky firework show. For special holidays, Disney has changed the show around. In Halloween, they introduced HalloWishes, a night time spooktacular in the sky. Now, for these holiday seasons, they bring you... Holiday Wishes: Spirit of the Season!

The show takes you through the journey of the spirit of the season. The show brought things new to the firework shows. First are new lights and new music. Next are new fireworks! Disney demonstrates their talent with fireworks by bringing you smile fireworks and cube-shaped fireworks. Then, you have spinners and even some lasers!

Then, at EPCOT, celebrate the new year with the world. For the final tne minutes of each show, there is an extra portion added to it, making the show simply amazing!

Now, for Christmas lights. People love lights, but Disney-MGM Studios goes so far with lights, your head may just spin... five million times! More then five million lights are placed up for the Osbourne Spectucular of lights. Each inch on each building is loaded with lights forming images of Disney characters, Santa, and more!

Disney outdoes themselves every year, but this year tops it all off! As you know, Disney theme parks around the world are celebrating fifty years of theme park magic - the Happiest Celebration on Earth! To help with this, ABC is filming their Christmas parade, complete with personalities from the Disney Channel, singers, and more, and it will all take place right on Main Street USA with the famous Cinderella's Castle in the background.

Do you just feel the spirit of the season in the air? Well at Animal Kingdom, all the animals are feeling it too! The park is now bringing you Mickey's Jingle Jingle Parade! Come and hang out with all of your favorite Disney friends in the holiday-themed jungle!

Disney must be on holiday! Look at all of this! So why not come on down to Walt Disney World this holiday season? This is just something that you don't want to miss!

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