Visiting Walt Disney World at any time of the year is a magical experience. Visiting at Halloween takes things to another level. During this time the Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This year the event takes place on select nights from September 2-October 31 and does require an event ticket that is separate from the normal theme park entry.
Let’s take a journey into Mickey’s world:
Last year I was able to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for the first time. My husband and I went as Prince Eric and Ariel. You need not dress up, but it really makes the experience even more fun! There are some rules associated with costumes so if you plan on going and dressing up check out this link: dressing for the occasion.
During the fall the Magic Kingdom is decorated in fall colors, but on the nights of the party they really play up Halloween even more.
I couldn’t resist taking pictures in the Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid ride. I was after all the mermaid! 😉
The colors were spectacular during the event. The buildings down Main Street were lit with purples, oranges and greens. It set the perfect tone for a spooktacular evening!
One of my favorite parts of the party was the Boo-To-You Halloween Parade! Watch out for the Headless Horseman who gallops in right before the parade starts!
Even the characters get into the spirit and dress in their best Halloween costumes!
The ballroom ghosts seem to have escaped the Haunted Mansion and decided to take their dancing down Main Street!
I don’t know about you, but that is one float I would not want to hitchhike a ride on!
In various areas of the park, you will see these giant balloons that signify the locations for trick or treating. Adults are welcome to partake in the candy as well. You are welcome to bring your own bag, but they also supply one upon entering the park.
The Haunted Mansion is a key focal point during the night, as well it should be! The lighting makes it more spooky than usual.
The Happy HalloWishes Fireworks show has a villainous twist. Songs will be recognized from those characters we love to hate.
One super fun part of the night are the character meetings. Some are dressed in Halloween costumes, while others are characters that are not generally out and about. The lines can get lengthy, though. We waited an hour for the rare photo op with all seven of the dwarfs.
As per the name, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party really is something the entire family will enjoy. If you aren’t sure if your children will enjoy it I would say if they can handle the Haunted Mansion they can handle this.
For more information on the event check out Disney’s page: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
After that pictorial, I am pretty sure you understand why I will always love Halloween at the Magic Kingdom! What is your favorite way to celebrate?