Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Melody (my mom), 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 Walt Disney World, I spent time planning for the Halloween Party. This is a special ticketed event. Tickets start at $85 and run to $125 plus tax– 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 Halloween Party, you must exit the park at 7 PM. Since FastPass services are unavailable during the party, there is one less thing to plan.
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). You can take pictures with the following characters 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 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 leaves and wreathes. I have visited Magic Kingdom at Christmas, and I thought that Halloween was just as special.
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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 (2 stops in Adventureland, 3 in Frontierland, 1 at Liberty Square, 4 in Fantasyland, 1 at the Storybook Circus, and 3 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 is one of my favorite Disney parades. Melody’s Facebook Live video is posted below.
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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.
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I loved Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Although the ticket was pricy, I felt that it was worth it. We had yet another great day at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
FYI: Most restaurants close around 8PM.
TIP: Visit the trick-or-treating stations last and skip the lines.
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.
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