Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party


On select evenings in October the Magic Kingdom at Disney World closes to the public at 7:00pm and only those holding a ticket for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party may enter.  If you plan to go to this event, here are some things you may want to be aware of. This was my first time attending this particular event and found that it was set up similar to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

* This event sells out most nights so buying your tickets ahead of time is suggested. Unlike a park ticket, you have to designate a day that you want to go to the party. If you buy a ticket for Friday night, then you must go to the party on Friday night. Your ticket will not be valid any other day.

*Although the party doesn't officially start till 7pm, you can get into the park at 4pm with your specially designated ticket.

*Dress up!  Yes, adults and children dress up for this event. We had a great time sitting on top of the Walt Disney Railroad Train Station on Main Street watching everyone in their costumes. I have to say I was a little disappointed when I would see a couple with a small child that wasn't dressed up. Even if they didn't know about the event until they were already at WDW, couldn't they have bought their child something to dress up in? It's not as if costumes weren't plentiful around WDW.


 Of course we dressed up too! This is my version of a blonde Snow White. I didn't feel like wearing a wig.  Scott dressed up as one of the seven dwarves ( Grumpy). Maybe one day he will let me show a picture of him dressed up but for now he is being too shy...lol

*Regardless if you dress up or not, each person that enters the magic Kingdom will get a trick or treat bag.  Trick or treat locations are set up at various places around the park. We only stopped at one of them but they certainly gave us a handful of goodies. Scott ended up giving his bag of candy away to a couple that was asking about them.  I think I ate most of mine!

*There is specialty food that was being sold only at MNSSHP.


I of course could not pass up Spiced Pumpkin Waffle Sundae. I found this a the Sleep Hollow in Liberty Square. Other specialty items include Ghost Cupcakes at Gaston's Tavern, Candy Corn Cotton Candy sold at various outdoor carts, Candy corn soft serve ice cream at Storybook Treats, and various specialty cupcakes and cookies at Main Street Bakery.

*Specialty merchandise was also available, including T-shirts, trading pins, and special edition Magic bands.

Since we both had our Halloween t-shirts from the 5k race, we didn't feel the need to purchase anymore Halloween apparel.

* Of course there were plenty of characters out for pictures. My favorite was Snow White's wicked witch. I didn't stop to get a picture during either of the races and it just seemed perfect that I saw here while I was dressed as Snow White.  Besides on the race course this weekend, I had never seen the Witch out for pictures.

Another group of characters I've never seen before were all seven of the dwarves. We got a picture with them of course. The picture with us in it looks so funny because we look so miniscule and very pale standing next to these Dwarves with their giant heads and shiny faces...haha. We almost looked lost.

Other characters ( that I can remember) included:
Jack and Sally
A Penguin (maybe from Mary Poppins)
A Yellow Rabbit (maybe from Winnie the Pooh)
 Suzy and Perla ( mice from Cinderella)
Gaston
Winnie the Pooh and friends

Several characters where at the dance party at Club Villain at the Diamond Horseshoe.

*One of the best things about going to Magic Kingdom during a holiday is seeing it all decorated. I loved all the fall decorations.

I was really hoping I could find one of these wreaths for sale, but no luck.

*Of course the main events for the evening were the Hallowishes Fireworks Spectacular and the Boo to you Parade.  We got to view the parade twice. We didn't get to our "Fireworks watching spot" in time  for the fireworks( Thanks to waiting in line to meet the seven dwarves), so we ended up watching them from Fantasyland.  Here we got a 360 degree view of them There were fireworks exploding all around us!  I don't know if I prefer this viewing point but it was definitely different. If you want a 360 view of the fireworks next time, stand behind Cinderella's Castle!


 Here are a list of restaurants and attractions that will be open during MNSSHP.
 

That's about it folks! This was my first time attending MNSSHP and I would not hesitate to go to it again. I've always heard that the Halloween Fireworks at Magic kingdom were some of the best and I would have to agree!   ~M


Have you ever been to MNSSHP? Do you have any Halloween Parties coming up? What was your favorite costume you've ever dressed up in? 


31 comments:

  1. I would love to spend Halloween at Disney. I bet it is so much fun.

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  2. My favorite part of Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom. I wanted to be there for the last night of our vacation, but noticed that they closed at 7 due to the Halloween Party. For this reason, my husband and I decided to buy tickets to the party. We really enjoyed the Boo to You Parade and the fireworks. The candy lines were SUPER long and the park was VERY crowded. When they said that they sold a limited amount of tickets, we were expecting the crowds to be a little less. I enjoyed it, but would not spend the extra money next time.

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    1. I felt the crowds were heavier than I was expecting them to be at MNSSHP.

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  3. Why have I never been to this? I think I'm going to request a trip to Disney for my birthday present next Halloween : )

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  4. I love MNSSHP. I've been 3 different times, sadly the first time, we did not get to see the Headless Horseman. We had to go back another time to see him (darn...) I really enjoy the entire party, from the decorations to the parade, fireworks music, everything.

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    1. We saw the headless horseman before the parade started.

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  5. It looks like a lot of fun! My kids would love it. I've never been for Halloween, but would love to go someday.

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  6. I wish I lived closer! All those years I lived in Florida I never went to Disney during Halloween and now I see I should have. What fun that looks like!!

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    1. I'm sure disney is just as fabulous at other times of the year as well!

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  7. My family and I went to Mickey's Halloween Party last year. It was a total blast! The only (minor) downside was that the weather was so warm that my husband gave up on wearing his costume.

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    1. I was afraid that would be the case with us too, but we lucked out and it wasn't too hot!

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  8. OMG your costume turned out so cute! What an awesome job! I really liked the MNSSHP t-shirt. I would have totally grabbed that one up. :)
    @heatherlas

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  9. I met the Dwarves at The Christmas party! I loved the free cookies and hot chocolate during the Christmas party... but I haven't been to the Halloween party!!

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    1. The Halloween party is set up very similar to the Christmas party but instead of cookie you get candy!

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  10. I love Disney in the Fall - that's always when we would go...
    Snow White should have totally been blonde! :)

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  11. We love mnsshp! Great recap!! Your costume is adorable and the sundae looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks Karen! And that waffle sundae was great!

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  12. I've never been to MNSSHP, but it looks like a lot of fun! I would jump at the chance to go if I'm ever in Disney when it's going on.

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    1. After all these years I can't believe this was this first time i've ever attended the party.

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  13. We went to the party the Friday night before the race and loved it! I dressed up as Ursula from the Little Mermaid and Mike dressed up as Hades from the Hercules movie. We really enjoyed the parade and the fireworks of course, but had a surprisingly good time at the Villains Dance Party as well.

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  14. It looks like you had such a fun time! I never thought about visiting during Halloween!

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    1. It really is a great time of year to visit. The weather is great but not so hot/humid.

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  15. I love Halloween, food, and fireworks so this sounds fabulous!!!

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  16. I've done the Christmas Party but not the Halloween Party. I look forward to it next year and, of course, dressing up.

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