Snow? Yes Snow, In Florida of all places! This happens in a few places in Disney during Christmas time. The most memorable is in the Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
I’ve been to Walt Disney World in the last few days before Christmas Day, but the party had already ended for out trip. I was disappointed because I had been looking forward to the celebration and especially the snow. But I pressed on because I couldn’t really complain when I was heading to Disney World at Christmas time. Well here is a little know fact: The Snow on Main Street happens after Holiday Wishes on select nights through December whether you are able to attend a party or not.
I can remember when it started to happen, the last fireworks were lit and the lights on main street came on and all of a sudden a blizzard was happening right there in the middle of Florida. Each snowflake floated down to the ground just as the real snow does here at home. However I’d recommend not trying to catch this snow on your tounge. In the fashion of true show business magic this snow is made of soap. So don’t look straight up into it either, and be careful at the end of the night, all that snow makes the ground just a bit slippery! But, its still no less magic to see that snow floating down onto the streets.
The Magic Kingdom isn’t the only place you’ll see the snow. When the Osborne Family Specticle of Lights are lit the celebration is accompanied by gently falling snow. This time the snow takes a bit more of a backseat role though, as the real stars are those lights themselves.
The Castle Lighting
This was my favorite event last Christmas and I was very sad to hear that it had changed. Now, rather than having Mickey, Minnie and the gang asking Cinderella what she would like her castle to look like for Christmas, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Elsa come and ask the audience. Then Elsa uses her magic powers (and asks the audience to help her by using theirs) she ices the Castle, and while it’s not snow per se…it’s still frozen water.
The show is beautiful, using the castle projections with the lighting to create a dazzling effect, I just wish that Disney could have found a way to keep Cinderella in the celebration. After all, as the Fairy Godmother used to say, she is the one who lives there.