This email comes courtesy of Rich, who asks:
We’re going to Disney World the first week in December but we’re unsure of whether or not we’re going to buy tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Is there anyway we can still see the parade and the castle being lit up?
Rich: Thanks for your question and for reading the blog. You won’t be able to see the parade until after the party ends, which is on December 18th this year. After the 18th, it will replace the 3:00 o’clock parade every afternoon for the rest of the holiday season. Fortunately, you can still see the castle lights being lit every night right before the Magic Kingdom closes. This is open to everyone and is a good way to end the night. Considering seeing this on a non-party night so you won’t feel rushed to get out of the park when the party starts at 7:00.
Chances are good that there will be tickets available to MVMCP at least one of the night’s you’re visiting, so if you get the urge, you can buy a ticket that day. It’s a really wonderful experience.
Have a great trip.