I wish I was one of those families who are, at this moment, spending the holidays at Disney World. I’ve always wanted to wake up on Christmas morning and be at the Magic Kingdom. The next best thing for our family is watching “The Very Merry Christmas Parade” on ABC. It has become a holiday tradition that we don’t miss. We sit in our jammies, eating breakfast and imagining ourselves sitting on Main Street watching the parade.
The program used to be live, and I thought it was much better then. Most of the show is now pre-recorded which has taken some of the magic out of it. They used to display the temperature at the Magic Kingdom, and we’d be sitting around our fireplace, shivering from the cold, and wanting so badly to be in the Florida sun.
I try not to cast a cynical eye on the program because when you come down to it, it’s really just a 90 minute commercial for Disney World. We’ll watch it just the same, and we’ll lure my grandson into the tradition.
For those of you that have spent Christmas at Disney World, I would love your feedback on the experience. Too crowded? Would you do it again?
Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays and a peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year.
- Mouzing Around Castle Dreamlights at the Magic Kingdom (mouzekateerz.com)
- Orlando for the Holidays! (news.getaroom.com)
- I Can Hardly Wait (living4bliss.wordpress.com)