Day 6: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party /  H&H@ TP 2017

Not long after the parade finishes, it’s all about staking out a spot for the fireworks – Holiday Wishes! Of course, you don’t have to do this, but I wanted a decent spot to set up my tripod and get some half decent photos, which I just about managed to do.

Not know when the fireworks are coming – as this was our first time seeing Holiday Wishes – it makes taking photos a bit trickier. With regular Wishes I knew it inside and out and could second guess the best time to start photographing!

Disney do fireworks REALLY well – like amazingly well. They always go so well with the musical score, and take you on a journey. Holiday Wishes was amazing, and by the end of it I was in tears, especially when they sang out wishes… from the now ended fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, which so many fans miss.

Light up your night with a holiday fireworks spectacular over Cinderella Castle.

Can you hear it? Can you feel it? There’s something magical in the air—and it’s the spirit of the season… a spirit that sparkles with its own magic and memories… a spirit that you can experience for yourself during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Hosted by Jiminy Cricket, the Holiday Wishes fireworks spectacular features dazzling pyrotechnics, transformational lighting on Cinderella Castle, holiday-themed projection effects and seasonal songs that includes such classics as: “Sleigh Ride”; “Jingle Bells”; “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”; “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”; “O Christmas Tree”; “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”; “Spirit of the Season”

Before the fireworks started I took some photos around Main Street USA which are below, in addition to the pictures of the fireworks. Again, video to follow at some point…

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

The soundtrack was very festive, and Jiminy Cricket narrates as he does in the original Wishes. Tinkerbell flies across the sky too – so it feels all very familiar and like you’re home. Which sound so silly, but I get so emotional at times when on hols in Walt Disney World!

Oh, and at the end, they do have the 180° (or is it 360°?) firework bursts which you may not actually see if you’re not in the right position. We saw them when we watched Holiday Wishes from Poly beach, and they were amazing!

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Holiday Wishes Fireworks - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Magic Kingdom

After the fireworks, we stopped by Casey’s Corner as we were all a bit peckish. Lunch at Planet Hollywood was ages ago, and the cookies only did so much!

I didn’t take photos at the time, as we ordered our regular eats – Corn Dog Nuggets ($8.49) for Steve and I to share, and Liam had a Hot Dog and Fries ($9.49) The total was $19.15 with tax.

Here are photos of the food from previous visits!

Magic Kingdom - Casey's Corner - Corn Dog Nuggets

Magic Kingdom - Casey's Corner - Chilli Dog