I’m so tired. In fact, I probably shouldn’t attempt writing when I’m this tired, but I want to “be” in the moment. Forgive any rambling.
I’m in a Disney hotel room…up super early…because someone’s car alarm went off for like 20 minutes straight. I figured when I didn’t get a call from the front desk, it wasn’t mine. I’m now running, however, on 5 hours sleep…which isn’t pretty for anyone coming in contact with me…but I digress.
The holidays have turned out to be particularly difficult for my son & I with my hubby deployed. It caught me by surprise but started with Thanksgiving and has been a gift that has kept on giving. These are our first holidays apart…ever.
So, I wanted to do something special. We already have Disney annual passes, but I went ahead and bought tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
This is my critique of last night…
We started out at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the late afternoon. I wanted to show my son the Osbourne Dancing Lights. Can I just tell you that it didn’t disappoint? It was absolutely BREATHTAKING. Definitely an experience to have and savor. We sat down for a while and just looked in awe. It was even “snowing” in an area…which the kids loved. So, we stayed until about 7pm…then headed to our party.
The Christmas party is held after-hours. I can’t begin to explain the thrill of watching masses of people exit the park while you enter. You feel so special…of course I bought the “specialness” but who cares. It was cool.
The night was up and down emotionally. I guess I should expect that when we are both sugared up from the free cookies and hot chocolate throughout the park. Plus it was late at night and chilly. We took turns whining.
I really am conflicted in whether….oy…there goes that car alarm again!…it was worth paying extra for the party since we already have annual passes. I’m still trying to decide. Basically we were paying for smaller crowds…it was like a fast pass on everything…and holiday treats.
The most thrilling moment that we had…seriously…is when we walked on Splash Mountain….literally NO crowd…we had the boat TO OURSELVES! I’ve never been told at Disney to “sit wherever you want.” We sat in front. Yea, we got wet…really wet…mascara-running wet. Wow…it was even more chilly when we were wet. Hmmmmmm…wonder if THAT is WHY we were the only ones on the ride?!??!??!!
All in all, it was a fun, sleep-deprived night, but if you already have passes, I wouldn’t spend the extra money for the party. Not worth it, in my opinion. On the other hand, if you don’t have passes or other tickets, it IS worth it. You’ll get your money’s worth.
With that, it’s time to go find some coffee…