Coming from England I was curious to see what Movie World would actually do to make it 'snow.' I have also been to Disney Land Paris for Christmas and wondered how this Christmas spectacular would compare.
Us in the Christmas spirit
My boyfriend, our friends and I were very intrigued, as we'd never been to this event before. We walked down Main Street as smoke was pumped from shop roofs. I was fairly disappointed as this did not look like snow.
[ADVERT]We entered the Roxy theatre to watch Ice Age's A Mammoth Christmas, which was really sweet except the movement of the chairs was a little violent. By the time we exited the theatre Santa was sat on stage with an entourage of singing toys and elves, and suddenly it felt a lot more Christmassy.
Walking down Main Street, elves were fooling around, fairies were posing for pictures and the kids were just lit up. Santa counted down for the lights to come on and the whole of the street - all the shops, the roofs - was lit up, and then it started to 'snow.' Foam bubbles were falling from the sky and it really did have the desired effect. As Santa started to sing Santa Claus is Coming to Town, I actually found it quite hard to hold back the tears.
The kids could then wait their turn to go on stage and see Santa. The Looney Toon section of the park was open for the kids, and they'd also put up an ice rink for both young and young at heart. Other highlights included a real life baby reindeer which I found quite hard to leave.
Later on, once we'd had time to meet and have our photograph taken with a couple of characters, came the parade. Elves, toy soldiers, a dancing teddy bear, doll and gingerbread man cleared the way for floats including the Polar Express, Daffy Duck, Bugs and his Mrs, a giant snowman, a flying Christmas fairy, and a whole load of other Christmas characters, ending with Father Christmas himself in his sleigh.
I found myself very caught up in the moment and had a fantastic night - not quite Disney standard but very close for a smaller scale park. In a way it may have been better for the pure fact it was a smaller environment and more personal. Over all if you have small children I definitely recommend you go, one of my favourite parts of the whole night was looking how excited all the children were.
White Christmas will be on throughout the weekends in December, and if you haven't already got your tickets, you better get them fast as they are selling really quickly. Check out the Movie World website for added dates.