Ah, then since this is entirely fantastical in nature, here is my dream Christmas vacation at WDW:
My family and I would arrive on 12/24 at Grand Floridian by private car - champagne on the way from MCO of course - to our Grand Villa with a theme park view. The kids get their own rooms and can’t believe it!!
I’ll have hired a private butler for my stay, of course.
We’d be greeted by our butler and concierge who would review our plans for the evening, which would obviously include MVMCP. with dessert party fireworks viewing.
But first a cocktail at Mizners - got to say hello to NH native Matt who tends bar there - before heading to a late lunch at California Grill (since this is a fantasy, they are open, just for me, and offering butter poached lobster too). We monorail to Contemporary and zoom up to Cali Grill where we enjoy our late lunch, overlooking MK. Swoon.
Following lunch we are whisked off by private golf cart - saving our steps, of course - to MK where we arrive for MVMCP. We stop first to meet Santa - duh - and Mickey - double duh - before Taking It All In. We enjoy the parade, the fireworks (from the dessert party), and All The Rest before returning to our Grand Villa where our living area has been decked out for the holiday, complete with Christmas Tree, and stockings hung by the chimney with care. Our butler has prepared each of us a glass of eggnog which we enjoy in front of the tree all lit up and the other lights down low, and listen to Christmas music playing softly (this is a tradition I have done for years, in honor of my Dad, and I wish he were there too).
We wake up on Christmas morning after a little bit of a sleep-in, and our butler brings us some strong, hot coffee by the tree - juice for the kids. We exchange our gifts, which we sent ahead of course. We watch the WDW parade on tv and enjoy our breakfast which our butler has prepared. To keep with tradition from home we have asked them to bring us some Monkey Bread (the kids’ favorite!) along with eggs prepared to order and crispy bacon. Mimosas all around for the adults, hot chocolate with piles of whipped cream and sprinkles for the kids. It’s Christmas, after all.
Later we head to the MK and meet up with our Plaid. No need to worry about FPP in only 33 days time We do All The Magical Things As Often As We Like because we are VIPs for the day.
We leave MK around 5 and return to Grand Flo, stopping in at Mizner’s for a little French 75. A dressing drink, we’ll call it. We return to our villa and I enjoy a long hot soak in the tub, and we all get ready for dinner.
Of course we are dining tonight, Christmas night, at V&A (yes, the kids too - and they are excited about it – it’s a fantasy after all). Was there ever any question? We get the whole shebang, soup to nuts and all the extras. And shocker, I’m getting the wine pairings.
We roll back to our villa just in time for the fireworks, and we watch them in front of our Christmas tree, and of course because it’s HEA I cry a little, especially at the part with the lanterns.
That night I fall asleep wondering if it was all a dream. It was a perfect, perfect Christmas Day, and I am so thankful for it!