We're on a very limited budget but I don't know if we'll ever be back to WDW in December again to do MVMCP as we prefer to go in May. This year we can't so we will be going when our DVC points come in in order to use the Give a Day Get a Day tickets before they expire. I have been to MNSSHP and the Pirate and Princess Party and loved them both so I really would like to do MVMCP too but am wondering if it's worth the $200 it will cost us to go. The things I'm excited for are the parade (but could live without that if I had to), the snow, the lights and the fireworks and the "special" atmosphere in general. Do they only make it snow for the party? If we went to the Poly to watch the fireworks from the beach do they pipe the music through the speakers like they do for wishes? Are the characters only in their holiday gear for the party or would we see them in it during a normal day too? Any other points I should consider? Thanks!!