Terye and I started with an evening walk through of Swiss Family Tree House and then rode Jungle Cruise. Both were unique experiences at night and both were empty. At night there were a few interesting views of the Magic Kingdom from the Swiss Family Tree house. Jungle Cruise is just at cheesy at night, but the darkness gives a different atmosphere.
After those rides we went on line for the Seven Dwarfs, we got on the line a little before 7pm and there was an hour wait. But, it is one of the few opportunities to get photos with all of them so we waited. The dwarfs were really cute, and some of the kids there were really funny. Like the kid who realized he was standing next to Grumpy and ran away. While we waited we did each take an opportunity to take a quick walk around the park, I got us some free hot chocolate and cookies, one of the benefits of the event.
We got out of the seven dwarfs a few minutes before the parade and with the low crowds (one of the benefits of events like this) we got a decent spot. The parade had some nice touches, like Scrooge McDuck.
There are a couple benefits of ticketed events like this; low crowds, cookies, hot chocolate, special parade, special fireworks and some other shows. I'm not sure the $60 price tag is worth it. I enjoyed the event, as did Terye, and I'm glad I went. But, if I return to Disney during Christmas in the next few years I would probably skip it. But I do think it's fun for a first timer.
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