Let’s boo this! On Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party nights, the magic of Disney takes on a frightfully fun Halloween twist. It is my family’s collective number one event of the year. The kids love the rides, costumes, and trick or treating, while I am always captivated by seeing the happiest place on earth transformed into a Halloween town.
The Halloween party ticket provides entrance to Magic Kingdom as early as 4PM, although the party doesn’t officially start until 7PM. We spent the morning in Hollywood Studios, enjoyed dinner at the resort and then headed in to Magic Kingdom around 7:15 PM.
We enjoyed the fall and Halloween decorations all week long. On party nights, it is fun to see them transform after dark with spooky music and all of the flickering lights. Look closely at the scarecrows – they are themed after cast members you’ll find on Main Street USA.
Starting around 4PM, this separate path into the park will be set up for Halloween Party guests only.
You will head down this path right past Tony’s Town Square to get your treat bag, special treats and find a few PhotoPass photographers with cute props and backgrounds.
At dark the park seems to take on a life of its own, with the characters, decorations and eerie music.
CeeCee picked Orange Bird for her costume and Mother brought it to life. SO many people stopped her throughout the night. She really was darling. Sister and I joined her as Dole Whips.
Nearly all attractions are open for the party and wait times typically plummet the later it gets. We make a point to hit the ones with a Halloween Twist. This year, those were Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and Space Mountain.
Of course Haunted Mansion is must-do on any party night. The Ghost Hosts are all extra spooky and Madame Carlotta (or is it Renata? I think they are sisters but cannot tell them apart) is extremely entertaining.
Another fun part of the Halloween Party are all of the fabulous PhotoPass locations, props and Magic Shots. Be sure to stop for the photographers all over the park as many of them have a little something extra spooky up their sleeves. All of these photos are included if you have purchased the Memory Maker as part of your vacation package.
Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is a wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. I absolutely love this show and find Main Street USA to be your best vantage point. Of course, the closer you can get the better. We just don’t care to stand in a throng of people waiting for an hour. We walked up to this spot half way down Main Street at show time.
My favorite parade of the year is hands-down Boo to You! The Headless Horseman rides down Main Street to lead off the event. It is chocked full of characters in costumes, rare villains, and of course the Haunted Mansion grave diggers, ballroom dancers and hitchhiking ghosts. We always do rides during the first parade and catch the later ones with lower crowds. Now, this is something I’ll wait on a curb for to get a great spot.
We stayed past Midnight and, since we were at Contemporary for this trip, simply walked home. It was a frightfully fun evening!
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