Twas’ the Night Before Christmas (Disney Parks Edition)


There’s nothing people want do more on Christmas Eve than read a blog post with some annoying guy ruining one of those classic poems you learned as a kid.  So, that’s why you’re reading this!  I once did this for the start of football season and I’m sure it’s been parodied like this before, but all ideas on the internet need to be repeated at least twice (that’s part of the official contract all bloggers sign) so here goes nothing…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Walt’s house
Not a creature was stirring, not even Mickey Mouse.
The lights were hung on the castle with care,
In hopes that Star Wars Land soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in hotel beds,
While visions of Dole Whips danced in their heads.
And mamma in her P.J.’s, and I in my Mickey Ears,
Had just returned from Epcot, after too many World Showcase beers

When out on Bay Lake there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like Dumbo,
Tore open the shutters and stared at the Contemporary’s glow.

The moon’s reflection on the still waters of the lake
Felt quite peaceful, it gave me a break.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But the Electrical Water Pageant, that dragon strikes no fear.

While on the other coast, the party’s just getting started
I sit by my bed, wondering which kid farted.
Still, I think of Paint the Night and Disneyland Forever
What great additions, to be remembered forever and ever

“Now Goofy! now, Mickey! now, Donald and Minnie!
On, Pluto! On, Elsa! on Woody and Anna!
To your Meet & Greet locations! Stand right by the wall!
Now guests will run to them, run to them all!”

I ventured outside to see who yelled that,
But all I found was a helpful Cast Member, dealing with a brat.
So up to the top of the hotel, I rose, was that voice fake?
Entered the California Grill to investigate, instead had a steak .

And then, in a twinkling, I heard that voice
Saying, “There’s something for everyone here, you have your choice.”
As I drew in my head, and looked from the roof,
A firework exploded, see, here’s proof!

California Grill Fireworks

Jiminy Cricket narrated, and my heart grew quite fond
Wishes played out, as if directed by Mickey’s Magical Wand.
A bundle of oh’s and ah’s I heard on that roof,
Reminded me of the magic that real life finds aloof.

My eyes-how they twinkled! my dimples how merry!
My cheeks were like roses, my nose like a cherry!
My droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And those watching next to me had an unmistakable glow.

We’ve heard stories of how Walt dreamed and built
Meaning to give joy that was free of guilt
With a childlike imagination, these parks were made
And it’s that imagination that won’t let them fade

After those fireworks, I could hear him shout
“That it was all started with a mouse”
Back to my room I staggered, the kids would be up too soon
They’ll run around like crazy, calling their ol’ dad a goon

The morning would bring our Christmas at Disney,
And away the time will fly, there’s so much to see.
But for now I just exclaim, “Wishes, that was quite a sight
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

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