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Old 05-07-2010, 12:11 PM   #16
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I never considered going twice, I am just thrilled to finally be going this year for the first time.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:51 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by TiffinyKC View Post
This past Christmas we did two parties. We did the last two nights of the party (12/17 and 12/18).

Our strategy was on party night number one we would focus on the characters and the rides, on party night number two we would focus on the parade and the fireworks and get really good seats.

It worked really well, we experienced everything that we wanted to; but the truth is that we could have probably done everything in one night if we would have moved quickly. We probably threw a little too much money away with this strategy.

We do this too and it's a great plan! If you want to see Mickey and Minnie in holiday attire, that's 2 separate lines. Want to see Belle/Beast and Snow White with her prince? Have to do the same line twice. You could take all evening and barely see all the characters. Having a second night to chill on Main Street and see the parade and fireworks is a great plan.

As for sellouts? We were there in 08 and the Tuesday 12/16 one we were out was a sell out. They also said the Tuesday prior 12/9 had also been a sell out. Some would say you're better off not being there if it's a sell-out, but we managed to see a lot that night. Of course, that was our character night. They said Main Street was packed, but we never made it out there. We had been in the park all day and never even walked up Main Street that night.

As for the Castle lighting show: It runs every night, so you don't have to do that on a party night.

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Old 05-07-2010, 03:21 PM   #18
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We have always done MVMCP one...in 2009, we did it twice. I will always go twice now. Once to meet characters, watch the parade and fireworks and then another time to take pictures, ride the rides and play in the "snow" on main street.
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