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Magic Kingdom Park Transforms for ‘Christmas Party’

posted on November 13th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


If you enjoyed our first time-lapse video from Magic Kingdom Park, wait until you see our latest — it’s the transformation of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We’re showing several nights of work at Walt Disney World in less than one minute. Blink and you’ll miss the vanishing jack-o-lanterns.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is underway and as you can see, David Hartmann, art director with Walt Disney Entertainment and his team have beefed up the look of the Mickey floral in the front of the park. Also, scarecrows are being replaced by toy soldiers. They were a huge hit at Santa’s meet-and-greet and now they’ll be hard to miss in Town Square, according to David. Another new touch in Town Square will be peppermint sticks.

The Magic Kingdom Park enhancements are based on David’s experiences during trips to Disney as a child. He’s trying to inspire people to take some magic home with them.

There’s plenty to look forward to at this year’s Party. Besides the enchanted Castle Dream Lights on Cinderella Castle and Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, there’s a magical snow fall on Main Street, U.S.A. and live entertainment featuring Disney characters. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on the following dates:

  • November 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
  • December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18

You should know that Magic Kingdom theme park admission tickets will not allow you to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling (407) 934-7639.

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18 Comments

1

Joseph on November 13th, 2009 at 11:02 am

Great stuff…thanks for sharing!

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ANTHONY from PA on November 13th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I love this…I would love to see more of this type of video like on Main Street and even other parks and hotels too. How many cast members does it take to do this transformation?

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Steve on November 13th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Thank you for sharing this!!! :)

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Ryan from CA on November 13th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

can we see one for dsneyalnd?!

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Tyler from MA on November 13th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Fantastic! I would LOVE to see more if these!

Keep it up guys!

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Evan on November 13th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Very nice. :D It’s good to see that some effort is still put into the Christmas decoration somewhere in Disney World.

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Rozi on November 13th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

How pretty! I love chirstmas, too bad there is not a mickey hat on the mickey infront of town square.

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Janet from MI on November 13th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Delightful! But overshadowed by my sorrow that Lights of Winter at Epcot is no more.

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Darlene from GA on November 14th, 2009 at 2:38 am

Very Cool…Love it! Kudos to all the cast members for a well done job.(wish I could have them at my house for a night or two :-). I would love to see a video like this taken from the Main Street perspective.

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Douglas from MD on November 14th, 2009 at 7:11 am

Thanks for posting the time-lapse video! We are attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on November 19th!

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Liz on November 14th, 2009 at 9:26 am

More! More! More!

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C. from MA on November 14th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

WOW! Only Disney would go to this much work for it’s (his) guests. Now I mean Walt and not the Company itself. Walt wanted the park to look new each and every day when guests arrived. All the parks certainly do look fresh and new every single day. After all it’s what he dreamed of. I hope his legacy continues to survive the biggest test of time.

I can’t wait until my next visit and maybe become a Cast Member myself some day.

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Brian on November 14th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

I loved the time lapse video of the transformation of the decor in the Magic Kingdom, and am particularly glad you took it all the way through the morning opening ceremony, I could even make out the fact that it was Fire Chief “Smokey” Miller doing the emcee duties in the welcome ceremony, I enjoy seeing how the different “Citizens of Main Street” take turns doing this show on different mornings

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robert on November 15th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

thanks for the time lapse…I enjoyed the day at the magic kingdom one that was posted a while back also… thank you for sharing that with us!

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Suzy from FL on November 15th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Thank you for sharing this blog. They did a great job, we just saw this on Friday. Thanks for giving a peek behind the scene.

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Jill from FL on November 17th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Very nice. And impressive. And festive. I like it. Now, if WDW can transform the front of the MK in just a few nights, surely y’all can also outsmart some “outdated technology” and get the Lights of Winter up and running at Epcot.

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Nancy on November 19th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

So much fun! Had to watch it more than once. Love this addition to the time lapses and hope to see more!

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Raquel on December 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Hithere! I will be at Disney from Jan 04th. Will Christmas decoration as well as some attractions be on?
thx :)

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