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VIDEO: Magic Kingdom transforms from Halloween to Magic Kingdom

Every year right after the last night of Halloween, the Magic Kingdom goes from ‘Boo to You’ to ‘Once Upon a Christmastime’ almost over night. Thanks to nearly a year’s worth of preparation, the lion share of work is accomplished in one night. It’s all thanks to Disney’s hard working holiday services cast members and a lot of coffee.

Thanks to Disney, we get an up close look at the work that’s involved on the first night of transformation:

We had a great night at one of the year’s first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party’s of the season. Disney’s operations team has the party down to a science and even though the park was crowded, it never felt overwhelming. The best advice is still to arrive early and stay late. Lines for cookies and drinks were pretty much gone by 10pm and even most of the character photo ops had shorter lines by then too.

I really liked some of the little touches that they added to “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” now in its second year. Holiday Wishes fireworks is as lovely as ever, but could use some upgrades in the projection department next year. The Parade remains the big attraction and street-side seats go quickly even though the parade schedule has been pushed back.

Read all about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in our 2017 guide.

2 thoughts on “VIDEO: Magic Kingdom transforms from Halloween to Magic Kingdom”

  1. I just think it is very over-priced for some cookies and cider and the parade…I have now tried it twice…once many years ago and then again 2 years ago and it just isn’t worth the extra money compared to being there other nights when there are also shows, parades, etc…..I have rarely felt that Disney World wasn’t worth it…but the Christmas party feels more like a rip-off and very un-Disney-like.

    1. I’ve never been to WDW but I go to Disneyland all the time and the holidays at Disneyland is amazing. Also I think everything is over priced, everywhere. Maybe you have to pay more for the holidays at Disney Parks but for a Disney fan it’s worth it cause we want to absorb every little detail and experience everything there is to experience. Sure there are other parades but we want to see all the parades and every parade and show is different.

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