Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Are you planning on attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party this year? If you have never been to a special event at Disney World, you are missing out. They are totally worth the time, expense and that extra magic that you can't get anywhere else. Plan for five fun filled hours meeting special characters, Spooktacular shows, parades and of course Trick-Or-Treating in the most magical place on Earth. Sounds like a dream, right?
Can I tell you something that may shock you? I went without my children. Yes, you read that correctly. Before you question my life choices, let me just say that my grown children couldn't miss work or school and Bennett was only a few months old so it didn't work out for them but honestly, I wasn't sad about it. I think all adults should experience Disney without kids but that's for another post. Ha!
Mickey's Halloween Decorations
Disney spares no expense to make Magic Kingdom enter into the Fall spirit with decorations. Just when you think Magic Kingdom can't get any better, they totally step up their already five star game for after hour parties.
If you have visited the Disney World website lately, you can't help but miss this magical heading , “Halloween fun awaits at an after-dark Special Event at Magic Kingdom.” This may be the spookiest thing you will find at this celebration. The Haunted Mansion is obviously a fan favorite during this fun event.
Every where you look, there will be little touches of pumpkin lovin' and in my opinion, there is nothing spooky about this.
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips
Special events usually sell out so pick your date and book it as soon as possible.
The party doesn't start until 7:00 p.m. but with your ticket, you can enter Magic Kingdom at 4:00 p.m. Be prepared to party until midnight.
Don't forget your costume too! Make sure you check the Disney World website for rules and restrictions. Your favorite Disney characters dress up for the party too!
There are trick-or-treat stations all over the park. How cool would it be for your kids to go trick-or-treating at Disney World?
Fast passes are not available, but you really don't need them because the crowds are smaller. When we went to Mickey's Christmas Party, we rode Space Mountain three times in a row with no wait!
Make sure you check out party exclusives like these fun glow in the dark balloons.
Pay attention to special event times (fireworks, parade, etc.), character and trick-or-treat locations (bring your own bag) and special ride experiences.
Eat All The Things
I love a good Disney World snack and they definitely have exclusive ones during the party. I also brought my family home a lot of goodies, which they loved. Check out my favorites!
I was seriously sugar wasted by time I left the party and I have zero regrets. Zero.
During special events, Disney World provides some extra magic for participants. I personally think the time you wait in line for rides is already worth the price of the after hours event ticket but these are the best bonuses.
Certain rides are changed up. For example, Pirates of the Caribbean has live characters throughout the ride. They don't tell you where they will pop up so keep your eyes open!
Fireworks and Shows
Fireworks are my absolute FAVORITE. Disney World always amazes me with out amount of thought and skill it must take to create their phenomenal fire works displays. During the party, they have an amazing stage show. In 2018, it featured the Hocus Pocus crew which was spectacular! The showed was followed by fireworks that had everyone in the crowd (including me) saying ohhhh and ahhhh!
We aren't heading the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2019. We will be attending Mickey's Christmas Party this year and we are super excited. Seriously, attend a special event. Just when you think it couldn't get more magical, it does!
If you are heading to Disney World during the holidays, check out our tips by clicking here.