I’ve been waiting a long time to publish this post. So long that I nearly forgot about it completely. It’s now been a whole 12 months since I was in Florida (take me back). Whilst we were there, all of the Halloween festivities kicked off. On selected nights, Magic Kingdom plays host to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The party isn’t included in your regular park admission ticket and you will have to buy a separate party ticket which I believe is around $70. Parties do sell out so I do recommend buying one in advance. With admission been quite pricey, I thought I would put together six reasons why you should join in on the spooky celebrations with Mickey.
On the night which we went to Mickey’s Not-so-scary Halloween Party, it was sold out but we still found that rides and generally, Magic Kingdom weren’t as busy as other nights. We managed to do quite a few rides with minimal ques. I also felt quite exclusive been in Magic Kingdom at a party hosted by the main mouse himself!
I do have to admit, meeting characters is where the ques are. As it’s Halloween all the characters come out to play in their special outfits. Rare characters such as Lotso Bear, Jack and Sally and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are available to meet. We stupidly spent 45 minutes (and nearly missed the parade) in a que for 45 minutes to meet all seven dwarfs. In the end, the pictures were definitely worth it. You could hear everyone in the que muttering ‘They never come out, this is the only time you will meet them, anywhere… ever!’. I was gutted that I didn’t get to meet Lotso bear but there’s so much to see and do at the Party and so little time!
One of the best things about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is that you can dress up! I’m not going to lie, our outfits were pretty pathetic. It was still amazing to see everyone else dressed up, some families had really gone to town. You found yourself second glancing at people like ‘Is that the real Mary Poppins?’ – People watching at the party is a must!
In the true spirit of Halloween, you get given a little bag on entry to go trick or treating throughout Magic Kingdom. We followed the map to find points throughout the park to collect some special treats. They really do give you a lot of sweets but it’s also great for us Brits to stock up on some American candy that we cannot buy at home.
The entertainment is also pretty epic at this party with different entertainment in each land and the Hocus Pocus Villan Spectacular. We ended up at a Monster’s Inc dance party where I ended up throwing some shapes with Sulley. The Boo-To-You Parade is completely unique to the party and a very much a must see! Get there early and don’t miss seeing the Headless Horseman.
The fireworks at Walt Disney World are all pretty spectacular but I didn’t think you could top Wishes. That was until I saw Hallowishes, a spooky nighttime fireworks show. I was in awe of the show, the fireworks were just out of this world. You can see a little snippet in my vlog below (skip to 8:50 for Halloween footage). I’ve heard that the Christmas fireworks are even more magical, I guess I’ll have to book another trip to see for myself.
If you’re in Florida over the next month or planning to hit up Walt Disney World next fall. I’d certainly consider buying a ticket to Mickey’s-not-so Scary Halloween Party. We were on the fence about spending $70 on the ticket but we thought it was very much worth the price tag and worth doing. Let me know if you’ve been before or want to go in the future.