As always, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was a highlight of our trip! We arrived around 3:30 PM and the atmosphere was already electric. There’s just something about a party night in Magic Kingdom.
You can always enter the park at 4PM with a party ticket – even though the party doesn’t officially start until 7PM. You can also make fast passes on that party ticket from 4-7 – I recommending doing so right at the 60 day mark (if staying on property) or 30 day mark (if not) for the best selection. We rode Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear and Haunted Mansion before the party even started!
Jack and Sally are two of the most popular characters to meet at the party. They started greeting guests at 5PM this year. We got in line around 4:45 and didn’t meet them until 6. Sounds crazy, I know. BUT, we were dressed as them! We took turns waiting – one adult and one kid – while the other two ran off and did a ride or grabbed food. It was SO worth it and ended up being the only thing we waited for all night.
Honey did a Starbucks run and I loved using my cozy from Mandag’s Knitting Shop. He totally surprised me with getting “coffee with character”. Little things like this are my love language.
We usually do a quick serve dinner on party nights to make the most of the rides and fun. We picked up our FAVE pot roast mac and cheese at the Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland, along with the specialty party slush (Goulish Frozen Lemonade, I think) and had our fave nutella waffle from Sleepy Hollow for dessert. YUM!
The park was clearing out by 6:30 and ALL rides were walk on. The park was the emptiest I’ve ever seen it. To give you an idea, we rode Mine Train TWICE in 20 minutes! It was crazy. The baby’s fave ride is Splash Mountain. I think we did it 4 times that night. Of course, I got soaked every single time. UGH! The views from the top are pretty spectacular though.
After a few more rides, we headed to the front of the park to get our pic with the Headless Horseman and pick up our Sorcerer Card. Again, totally crazy how empty it was. I’ve never seen the space in front of the train station with nobody up there!
Once the sun sets, the music turns spooky and main street is transformed. I love it! Some of these pics came on our Memory Maker and are NOT mine. You can tell which ones. LOL.
We watched the parade from Frontierland this time and had great seats on the curb. I generally prefer Main Street for parades BUT we were back there and there was plenty of space so we just sat down. The Headless Horseman rides through Magic Kingdom to start the parade. On top of that there are so many great villains and the grave diggers and ghostly ballroom dancers are not to be missed. It’s just SO good!!
After the parade, we hit more rides and then took a break in the hub grass. We did this last year and it was perfect. We just claimed our spot, laid down with the rest of the lazy bones and waited on Hallo-Wishes fireworks and castle show. They aren’t the BEST seats in the house, but they are very comfy and at this point my crew can always use a break.
We trick or treated through the night, filling up all four of our candy bags to the rim. The littles LOVE this part!
AND, we rode every.single.ride we wanted to. We didn’t do any other character meets because the ride lines were so short – or non existent! It was fun to walk through the queues that we normally never see like Peter Pan and Mine Train.
Our night ended with carousel rides and dancing in the middle of Fantasyland.
It was magical and memorable and some of the most fun we have each fall!
We stayed well past the stroke of midnight, just soaking it all in!
If you have any specific questions about the party, I’m happy to answer them!! I’ll be posting the details from the rest of our trip over the coming weeks!!!
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