If you plan on being at Disney World in the months of September or October, you may want to check out Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. For a (rather large) fee, you purchase wrist bands that will give you entry into the Not So Scary Halloween celebration after the park closes to regular guests. During the party, you will see a one of a kind Boo to You parade, Happy HalloWishes firework spectacular, chance to meet hard to find Disney characters, as well as get a trick or treating experience beyond words. If you are on the fence on whether or not you want to get tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, let me give you an idea on what you can expect.
I am not a huge Halloween fan, but you can’t help but love the way Disney does Halloween. As everyone knows, Disney is known for its attention to detail and their Halloween displays don’t disappoint. You’ll find Halloween decor throughout the Magic Kingdom, from the light posts to the gift shops.
Not only will you feast your eyes on decor, you will have plenty of creative costumes to enjoy! EVERYONE, young and old, is dressed up. While it isn’t mandatory to be in costume, this is a great time to let your inner child out and be a part of the magical experience.
When you arrive, cast members will give each person a bag to collect their treats. You will find treat stops throughout the park (as listed on your map). Cast members are very generous with handing out yummy goodies so don’t feel like you have to hit each treat location! Your bag will be plenty full after just a few stops! One thing you need to know in advance is that you don’t want to wait until the end of the evening to go to the treat stops as when they run out, they do not refill!
Keep your map close at hand at all times as there are some unexpected fun around every corner. It is usually near pitch dark, so the map will definitely help you to find your way. I would even suggest bringing lanterns, glow sticks, or flashlights for little ones who are usually uncomfortable in dark settings.
If you are planning to attend the Boo to You parade, get your spot early so that you can see the Headless Horseman gallop through to announce the parade processional. The best part about the parade is that you get to see all your favorite Disney characters dressed up in their own Halloween costumes as well as floats featuring Disney’s finest Villains. While there are moments that the parade can be scary for the little ones (skeleton dancers that put on a show with their shovels frightened my 6 year old), overall the parade is a ton of fun.
If you love character meet & greets, here is your chance to meet some Disney characters that rarely make an appearance (like the Disney villains). Be prepared for some pretty long lines! Luckily, if you grab some candy from the trick or treat stations, that will keep your kids distracted while you wait!
At the end of the evening, you won’t want to miss the stage show which ends with a beautiful Happy HalloWishes Firework Display. If want to get a head start out & can time it just right, the view is pretty spectacular (minus the noise) on the monorail!
If you have gone to the Halloween Party, what was your favorite part?