Originally Posted by siskaren
Why were you riding rides at the parties when you can do that during regular park hours? When I go to the MVMCP, I go for the party-specific things - the parade, Holiday Wishes, and the stage shows.
I absolutely recommend doing things you can do during a regular park day during the day, and saving the party for special party things.
But there are many reasons people might choose to do rides at a party. Maybe that's their only stop at Disney for this trip. Maybe they are locals. Maybe since it's getting close to Christmas the ride lines are much longer during the day. Maybe there are members of their party who just wanted to do a certain ride at night. Lots of reasons.