Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Those who know me well know how much I absolutely love Disney.  Since we had children we have visited DisneyLand and Disneyland Paris (twice) and been to Disney World three times.  A lot has changed over the years (some things not for the better!) But, one thing Disney always guarantees is…FUN!!  Whilst I have yet to sit down and plan out my ultimate Disney guide I have managed to put together a spooktacular guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  So, if you are planning a magical adventure to Disney during the October half term you’re in for a real treat – or maybe a trick!  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party(or MNSSHP for short) is a bewitching event that should be at the top of your must-do list if you’re visiting the Disney parks during the Halloween season. This special event offers a unique and spooky experience that’s perfect for families and Disney enthusiasts alike. In this guide, we’ll give you all the details you need to make the most of your visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. What is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an extra-ticketed event that takes place on select nights throughout the Halloween season at the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida. It’s a fantastic opportunity for guests of all ages to experience the magic of Disney while enjoying a Halloween twist. Here’s what you can expect: Trick-or-Treating One of the highlights of the party is trick-or-treating throughout the park. Kids (and kids at heart) can collect candies and goodies at various treat stations.  Each guest will be provided with a reusable trick or treating bag but these are on the small side.  So, if you want to take a big candy haul home, be sure to bring your own treat bags.  Alternatively purchase a cool light up Mickey’ cauldron like we did.  We guarantee you will absolutely be needing a container of some description to carry your loot! Disney being Disney they have thought of everything.  You will easily find the treat stations marked by large glowing inflatables.  There are also allergy-friendly stations so no one needs to miss out on the trick or treating fun. Themed Decorations Halloween decorations throughout the park create a hauntingly delightful atmosphere. Themed Merchandise You will find plenty of Halloween themed merch throughout Disney during the MNSSHP.  Some items are exclusive to MNSSHP so I recommend that you check them out (and buy them) early on.  They are very popular and likely to sell out quickly.  I also recommend that you take an empty suitcase -there is just too much cool stuff to buy! Exclusive Entertainment Enjoy special Halloween-themed parades and shows throughout the evening such as: Mickey’s “Boo-To-You”  Halloween Parade.   The parade starts off with a headless horseman and you can expect to see your favouite character.  From Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto to Clarabelle Cow, grave diggers, ghosts and villains. Two top tips with regards to this parade: (i) the headless horseman appears 15 minutes before the start of the parade so be sure to grab your viewing spot nice and early; and (ii) the parade takes place at 9.15pm and at 11.15pm.  I recommend trying to catch the first parade if possible as this is for me the main highlight of the evening.  Parades are often delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Catching the first parade therefore gives you an extra chance not to miss out if the early one is cancelled. Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular Head over to the Castle Forecourt Stage to catch the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus.  Check the daily timetable for show times. Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet A spooky change to the Dapper Dans usual quartet performance.  There are various performances throughout the evening. Rusty Cutlass A new show for 2023 features a pirate band at Adventureland playing classic pirate shanties. Disney Junior Jam A dance party for little ones featuring Vamperina, Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins and Timon! Zom-Beatz Bash Another dance party featuring a zombie, werewolf and alien, and, if you are really lucky, you might also dance alongside Max Goof! Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular A special fireworks and projection show hosted by Jack Skellington.  An absolute do not miss! Character Meet-and-Greets Meet some rare Disney characters such as Jack Skellington and Sally and other characters in special Halloween attire.  Be sure to also snap some memorable photos along the many special 3D photo backdrops throughout the park. Unique Attractions Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party can be the perfect time to ride some of the rides which typically have really long wait times.  The limited number of partygoers means that rides will likely have shorter lines during the party. Whilst Genie+:is not available during the party, Disney is introducing a new virtual queue known as TRON Lightcycle Run for 2023.  Using the My Disney Experience app you will be able to join a virtual queue as from 6pm.  Once your group time is called you then have one hour to tap into the ride. Special Snacks Indulge in seasonal treats and beverages available exclusively during the event.  This Minnie Mouse toffee apple was almost too good to eat! There will be plenty of other exclusive and delicious treats around the park.  Be sure to check them out.   Costume Fun Dressing up is encouraged! Many guests come in costume, so get creative and join the Halloween fun. Be sure to check Disney’s costume guidelines for the event.  The photo below is from quite a few years back.  Rules are much more stringent now and costumes like my husband wore below are no longer permitted. At the time of writing this blog the rules on costumes were as follows: Guests aged 13 and under Children under the age of 13 may wear costumes and masks which do not obstruct peripheral vision (and where the eyes can be fully seen) can be worn. Guests

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