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Old 11-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #346
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Where is the line for Seven Dwarfs? Scrooge?
Seven Dwarves are by the exit to Splash, under the train station. Scrooge I hear is by the new wall in Fantasyland.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:08 PM   #347
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Seven Dwarves are by the exit to Splash, under the train station. Scrooge I hear is by the new wall in Fantasyland.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #348
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This is one of the more popular M&Gs, with lines rarely less than 45-60 minutes during the party. You may get lucky with less during a parade or towards the end of the night, but probably not. The best way to do them is get in line before the party. In my experience around 6:15p works well.
We lined up for the 2nd parade near the Princess M&G. We were there maybe 45 min ahead of time (after arriving at the fireworks late and having a bad spot, we moved to mainstreet and a better location for the parade). While waiting for the parade to arrive in our area, we were able to meet Mickey and Minnie with maybe a 5-10 minute wait. As soon as the end of the parade passed us by, we quickly walked to the Princess M & G area and only had a short line to meet them too!

The lines for the rides were nonexistant, with walk ons. The character lines were a little longer for some areas, but really short for others! We stayed until 12:30 or so taking photos with not many people in the park, and taking advantage of Photopass and other photo areas.

This was our first time at MVMCP, and we loved it! The Christmas atmosphere, the decorations, characters, low waits for rides and characters!!! We weren't able to see and do everything we wanted (we went to new Fantasyland instead of seeing the tomorrowland Christmas show). We ate before 7pm (making sure we were well away from Mainstreet so we weren't in crowds leaving and arriving).

We used this day as a sleepin, laundry, rest day so that our girls (10,9,8, and 6) were still going come midnight and later! We never did get hot cocoa (but they were giving cookies out from little vendor carts).

My best advice, have a plan and stick to it! We had picked up a brochure showing the times for the different party things early on, and we sat down to figure out when was a good time to do the things we wanted, the rides we wanted, and to meet the characters too! This saved us a lot of time having to figure it out once we arrived at the park! We all had a great time, and would definately do it again!
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #349
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What locations can I get the party brochure? Do resorts have them?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #350
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MVMCP Character Photos??

I am looking for photos of the MVMCP characters. I can't find a thread.... where would I find photos of this years characters... there has to be a link somewhere, right? We're not sure who we'd like to line up for so if we could see some pictures of what the characters are wearing it may help us make our decision.

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http://wdwnewstoday.com/archives/10226 This may be what you're looking for.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:49 PM   #351
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We were at the party last night. Really enjoyed walking on all the rides. Watched the fireworks then went and found a spot for the parade. Afterwards we went and watched the last showing of the castle show. I really wish the party was earlier in the day. I felt so bad for all the little ones that were either sleeping or so overly tired they were miserable. I really didn't think the crowds were that bad for it being sold out. I've seen much worse. But then again we didn't do characters.

I was happy I got my shirt, mickey popcorn bucket, and Christmas mug! It was a great night for me
Would love to see pictures of these items? Anyone have them?
also hear prices as well.
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For pictures of the characters, go to www.easywdw.com and click on the MVMCP link. Josh has a ton of party pics with good planning tips.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #353
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I am looking for photos of the MVMCP characters. I can't find a thread.... where would I find photos of this years characters... there has to be a link somewhere, right? We're not sure who we'd like to line up for so if we could see some pictures of what the characters are wearing it may help us make our decision.


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For pictures of the characters, go to www.easywdw.com and click on the MVMCP link. Josh has a ton of party pics with good planning tips.
I can't seem to find his pics. I have clicked on the "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" link on the side, but don't see any photos. Is there something I am missing
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #356
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I am so excited my family and I will be attending our first MVMCP on November 27th! I am trying to come up with a plan for the night. I am thinking that we will probably not focus on character meets. We would like to see as many shows as possible. What time and where should we find a spot to watch Wishes. I was thinking maybe we could find one spot to watch Wishes, then the Castle stage show, and the second parade (maybe in front of Casey's?). Not sure if that would be too far back to see the castle show though. We'd really like to see it snow on Main Street. Does that only happen during the parade? I do know that we will be arriving around 4pm and will eat a quick service meal before the party starts. Thanks for your help!
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Does MVMCP typically end around the 20/21st every year? I am trying to make tentative plans for next year.
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Does MVMCP typically end around the 20/21st every year? I am trying to make tentative plans for next year.
Sometimes a little earlier depending on when the dates hit. Last year the last party was on the 18th.
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Sometimes a little earlier depending on when the dates hit. Last year the last party was on the 18th.
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So, in looking at where the dates fell last year, and where they are this year....it looks like the weekend before when Christmas actually is? I was thinking we'd be there December 18-26/27 next year possibly, hoping for a party on December 19,20, 21.
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Thank you!
So, in looking at where the dates fell last year, and where they are this year....it looks like the weekend before when Christmas actually is? I was thinking we'd be there December 18-26/27 next year possibly, hoping for a party on December 19,20, 21.
Not necessarily. I think they like to end on a weekend, but that's not always the case.

I think it also will depend on attendance this year at those last parties. With 3 out of the first 4 parties sold out this year though, I'd wager on them running as many as possible next year. But I wouldn't make any plans you can't change. Some folks made assumptions about MNSSHP a couple years back and came up short when they started the parties later into the month than expected.

They usually announce dates the end of March with tickets on sale 5/1.
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