Sunday, November 30, 2008

Taking a Bath on Main Street U.S.A.

With a name like PixieDustPics you would think that every blog would have pictures in it. But really, how much fun would that be and what kind of a challenge to my descriptive skills? LOL Seriously though, let’s talk about snow in Florida. Yes, it does snow in Florida and it does so on a fairly rigid schedule. Of course, we’re talking about the “snow” that you see when you attend “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.” MVMCP is a wonderful holiday party in the same spirit as “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” that we talked about a few months ago. The party is hard-ticketed (read: additional cost) event that is held on particular dates leading up to Christmas.

2008 Dates:
November 30, 2008
December 2, 2008
December 4, 2008 - December 5, 2008
December 7, 2008
December 9, 2008
December 11, 2008 - December 12, 2008
December 14, 2008
December 16, 2008
December 18, 2008 - December 19, 2008

Just like the Halloween party, there are a limited number of tickets sold for each night which means lines will be shorter. You’ll also get to see the amazing parade that graces millions of television screens on Christmas morning each year. “Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade” is one of Disney’s best and will bring to life all of the characters both Disney and otherwise that we associate with the holidays. From Santa’s reindeer to Mrs. Claus to the toy soldiers and even the Jolly Old Elf himself, you won’t be disappointed in the star-studded cast. We’ve done a past blog on the parade so I won’t bury you in details here! There are also pictures to be taken and cookies to be had during the party which culminates in the “Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season.” fireworks show.

But, what about the weird title? I thought you’d never ask.

You may have heard of how that Disney magic that we all know and love is especially alive during the holiday season. Nothing is more proof of this than when, at a magical time during MVMCP, Disney and Santa breathe new life into Main Street as snow begins to fall! Imagine it, snow in Florida and on Main Street U.S.A. What could be more magical than that? The short answer is to see the magic as it falls slowly to the ground at your feet. Let the season fill your nostrils as you get a brief whiff of hot cocoa. Close your eyes and listen to the laughter of children, the whispered “I love you” of sweethearts and the Christmas Carols filling the air.

…don’t, I repeat DO N-O-T open your mouth to TASTE the season. You may have memories of standing on a snowy day, your mouth open, eyes closed as you stick out your tongue to catch a snow flake and let it melt in your mouth. That is a beautiful thing, keep that memory close but keep your yap closed on Main Street because the flakes fluttering to the ground are SOAP. ; )

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