Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a fun, spooky time time party at the Magic Kingdom. The limited ticketed event is a fun way to spend the night Trick or Treating around the party & meeting your favorite costumed characters. Wear a fun costume and enjoy the rides, shows, and character experiences. Have Fun!
Thank you to Disney for inviting me to spend a wonderful night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
My friend Nichole and I brought our daughters to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on Friday night. And we had a blast!!!!
Last year, I went to MNSSHP with Price, Autumn, and Hunter, and we had a great time. But, I wanted to change things up this year, and have Autumn bring a friend. Plus, Price has spent the past month working CRAZY hours for a deadline, so I wanted to give a nice relaxing night at home. With Hunter going to bed at 6.30, he would have plenty of quiet time to kick back and put his feet up. (Or not relax at all and rip apart a wall for a house project! ha!)
Spooky Fun Times at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Nichole, Sophia (5), Autumn (4), and I headed over to Walt Disney World for a fun filled night of trick-or-treating, rides, and getting to meet princesses.
The best is that we surprised the girls when we pulled off the exit and they saw the Mickey Pylon. They figured it out and started screaming with excitement. My ears were ringing for a while after that. Pure joy!
We got our tickets, took the ferry over, and headed into the Magic Kingdom for loads of fun.
Dinner time was upon us, so we grabbed some food at Casey’s Corner. We enjoyed hot dogs & fries, while listening to songs from the Pianist. Plus, the cutest fluffiest baby ducks were scurrying around for food. OMG, the cuteness. My heart was exploding.
Character Meet and Greets are always so much fun. The kids light up with excitement when they met, talk with, and take pictures with their favorite princess or character.
Prior to going to MNNSHP, we decided to incorporate getting to see Moana at some point during the night. Moana used to do appearances in Hollywood Studios, but now she is only available for the Meet and Greets during the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. She is extra special to see now!
After dinner we headed over to get in line to see her at the 6.30pm. Apparently a load of other people thought this was a good strategy as well, because it was a long line. We persevered, waited the 64 minutes (exactly!), and the girls got to meet it Moana. Sophia got an autograph, they chatted about the names given to her rooster, Heihei, and pig, Pua, did high fives, banged coconuts (fist bumps), and took pictures. The perfect character experience!
After met Moana, we grabbed some yummy treats from Golden Oak Outpost.
They have special treats for the party. I decided to try the Caramel Pretzel ($4.79), Cinnamon Donuts ($4.99), and a Apple Cider Slushy ($4.99).
Everything was awesome. It was so hot so the Apple Cider Slushy was the perfect way to cool off. The girls enjoyed the donuts, and I ate way too much of that caramel stuffed pretzel. Yum!
We also got some Minnie Witch Brownies ($4.29).
I might have told Autumn that it went bad from being too hot, but really I just saved them for Price and myself. It was so fudgy and delicious. Totally worth lying to her! Ha!
There were some trick or treating locations that were insanely busy, and then there were others that were quick. We focused on the ones with the short lines or the lines that were constantly moving, like in Ariel’s Grotto and at the Fantasyland Railroad Station.
Besides getting candy at the trick or treating locations the kids often got candy at the end of a ride too.
They even have other allergy-friendly offerings at any treat location- just ask for it. Besides that we got an apple sauce pouch at the Tom Sawyer Island queue.
Getting Our Ears On!
I am not really one for souvenirs. We don’t get them when we go on vacation, I think it’s just more clutter in our house. However, I have been wanting a pair for Minnie Ears for a while now… and I was telling myself that it’s not just clutter, but something that I could wear… so…
Nichole picked out Candy Corn Minnie Ears and I picked out the Ice Cream Bar Minnie Ears for myself.
I had been looking at these since I saw them being released this summer and I just couldn’t resist getting them any longer.
I already can’t wait to wear them for my next Disney adventure!
Certainly, my Minnie Ears went really well with my sunglasses! I forgot my glasses in my car, so I had to wear my sunnies the whole dang night. OMG! What a silly mistake!
Having Fun on Rides and Meeting Minnie!
One of the best things about attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, is that you don’t need to worry about scheduling Fastpasses since they are not part of the event. With just a fraction of tickets sold for the party, compared to the tickets sold during the normal day, the lines aren’t too long. Sure, some of the ‘must ride’ rides get long lines, like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight can get long. But there are plenty of lines that just have short waits, or you don’t have to wait at all!
Autumn loves the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid ride, so we all went on there for a fun trip under the sea with Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian. My favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid so I always love going on this ride too.
As much as Autumn love the Under the Sea ride, Sophia loves the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride, so we went on that next. All kids love getting to control Dumbo going up and down. So fun!
There was no wait for the Barnstormer. Autumn and I walked right through the queue and took our seats in the last car of the roller-coaster.
I thought the ride was thrilling, Autumn thought it was terrifying! But she did say she would go again with Sophia, who didn’t ride with us then. So it clearly wasn’t too bad.
Unfortunately, that couldn’t happen as a rider getting out ahead of us tripped an alarm with her bag. So we were stuck on the track! The cast members were quick, kind, and efficient in getting us off. It was just so hilarious though!
Just outside of the Barnstormer, was a character experience so you could get an autograph and take a photo with Goofy. He was so silly and over the top, giving out big high-fives, so it was fun getting to meet him. We liked his pirate costume too!
Nearby was another meet and greet with Minnie, Daisy, and Donald. They were all wearing fun Halloween costumes too!
While we were in line, we saw the cutest little girl (maybe 2yo?) wearing a Minnie costume give Minnie the biggest hug ever. She just held on tight while Minnie ‘talked’ with her sister while rubbing her back. OMG, all the moms in line were getting teary eyed. So pure.
I would also suggest the meet and greet Winnie the Pooh as there are several characters together- Pooh, Tiger, Piglet, and Eeyore. Makes for efficient use of waiting time, vs waiting for just 1 character.
Before we knew it was it almost 10pm and we needed to head over to the castle to watch the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks show at 10.15pm.
We got a great spot in front of the castle to watch the illuminated show on the castle and the fireworks.
The 13 minute long show was fantastic with plenty of fireworks of all shapes and colors. They paired perfectly with music and the light show projected on the castle.
A Wickedly Fun Show!
After we watched the fireworks, we headed back towards Main Street USA to grab some ice cream and grab a prime spot for the parade. Then, I then headed back towards the castle with the girls to watch the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular10.45 show, while Nichole hung out with the stroller, saving out spot for the parade.
It was so much fun! I loved watching Hocus Pocus as a kid (and adult) so I really enjoyed the show. It was fun, over the top, and perfectly dramatic- just like the Sanderson sisters. Joining the Sanderson sisters were other Disney villains, Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Captain Hook, Lady Tremaine, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, and Hades.
Watching the Parade!
After the Spelltacular, the girls and I headed back to meet Nichole to watch the Mickey’s “Boo-to You” Halloween Parade. One of the big highlights of our night!
The parade starts in Fronteirland at 11.15pm with the headless horseman riding the parade route. Very spooky!
It took about 15 minutes for the parade to make its way over to us (stationed at the Ice Cream Parlor side of the Plaza Garden). Once there, we enjoyed watching the show pass by us.
I can’t wait for the new Wreck it Ralph movie to come out!
The float that featured Vanellope was so cool. It even smelled like candy!
We loved getting to see all the different characters in their Halloween costumes. From silly Clarabelle to creepy Jack Sparrow to sweet Tinkerbell to spooky grave diggers. Everyone was putting on a wonderful performance with lively dances and interactions with the crowd.
What a Great Night!
As soon as the parade ended, we started to head out with the masses of people ending their night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party too.
We hustled over to the Ferry for our ride back to the parking lot. The kids were so exhausted and passed out in the stroller on the ferry ride. A quick stop in the bathroom and we were then all set to go back home.
The girls slept the whole hour and 15 minute ride home. We got home just before 2am and we were in bed by 2.30am. It was a long night, but our time at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party certainly was incredible.
Disney invited me to to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party as part of a Media Event. While my tickets were provided for the evening, all opinions are my own.
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I’m soooo excited to go to this!! I’ve already looked at a lot of the treats online and they look incredible! It’s been a while since I’ve been there around Halloween so it will be interesting to see some new things 🙂 Looks like you all had so much fun!
Nicole, I just love these narratives of your various adventures at Disney World. You are becoming a great ambassador for Disney.