Melody, Blake (my fiancé), and I attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on September 30th at Walt Disney World. We could not have picked a more perfect activity to get us in the mood for Halloween. This was my first time going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and I will have to say that I very much enjoyed it. Although we had a lot of fun, there are a few things that could use some improvement. Here are the highs and lows of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
As with all trips to Disney World, I spent time planning for the Halloween Party. This is a special ticked event. Tickets start at $72 and run up to $95. The closer to Halloween you visit, the more expensive the ticket. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starts at 7 PM, but those with a party ticket can enter the park at 4 PM (if you do not have a ticket to the party you must exit the park at 7 PM). I had one less thing to plan since Fast Pass services are unavailable.
The Walt Disney World website has a list of show times for the special Halloween entertainment (Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade, Celebrate the Magic, and Happy Hallowishes). The following characters are available for pictures during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Buzz Lightyear, Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, Cruella De Vil, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Daisy, The Seven Dwarfs, Princess Tiana, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Merida, Ariel, Alice, The Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Belle, Gaston, Jack Skellington, Sally, Captain Jack Sparrow, Tarzan, Jane, Terk, Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Jafar, Abu, Tinker Bell, and Mickey Mouse himself.
Dress Up For The Occasion
Most party attendees dressed up for Halloween. Groups had coordinating costumes, children were decked out to the max, and people there by themselves were even participating. I was sad that we had not worn costumes after seeing everyone else dressed up. I bought myself some Halloween ears and a bag on Main Street and felt a little bit better (because I really needed yet another pair of ears).
Main Street was very much decorated for Halloween, too. One of the highlights for me was seeing all of the buildings covered in Fall leaves and wreathes. I have visited Magic Kingdom at Christmas, and I thought that Halloween was just as special.
Trick-or-treating at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the best. Disney gives out great candy, and lots of it. Blake and I had the most fun trick-or-treating. Candy is available throughout the park (3 stops in Adventureland, 2 in Frontierland, 1 at Liberty Square, 2 in Fantasyland, 1 at the Storybook Circus, and 4 in Tomorrowland). Just look for the giant blow ups and hoards of people.
Do you or your child have a food allergy? Tell a Cast Member about your allergy and they will give you a special bag. Instead of getting candy at each trick-or treat location, you will receive a token. Then, redeem your tokens at the Allergy Friendly Center for allergy friendly treats. Disney thinks of everything!
“Boo To You” Halloween Parade
This parade has got it all. The Headless Horseman leads the parade, followed by a plethora of Disney characters and decorated floats. This was one of my favorite Disney parades. Melody’s Facebook Live video is posted below.
Be sure to check out the Scream-o-Ween Dance Party. It is absolutely adorable! Your kids can dance with Mike, Sulley, and Boo from Monsters, Inc. Blake and I thought this was the best offering at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Many attractions are open during the party. I have to say that riding the Haunted Mansion in the dark was really cool. Be sure to pick up your special Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom card, too!
What Could Improve
It would be nice for the map to tell you where exactly the characters will be. We knew that Jafar would be set up in Adventureland, but did not know where. After asking four different Cast Members and getting sent back and forth, with no sign of Jafar, we gave up and opted to stand in line to meet Captain Jack Sparrow instead. And we would have liked to see more characters dressed up for Halloween. I think that Disney could have a lot of fun with this.
Check It Out For Yourself
Tip: Keep in mind that most restaurants close around 8PM.
Tip: Visit the trick-or-treating stations last and skip the lines.
Taylor Pittman wrote this article.
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