October 8, 2014

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Recap

On Friday afternoon, we hopped the boat from Wilderness Lodge over to the Magic Kingdom just in time to enter the park at 4:00 pm for our first time at Mickey's No So Scary Halloween Party.  We were excited about the trick or treating, special character photos and of course the parade with the headless horseman.


As soon as we departed the boat ramp, we noticed the pretty fall decor at the entrance to Magic Kingdom.  Just inside, we saw some more displays with tons of Halloween characters and pumpkins!

Just after going through the turnstile, we received a party wristband and a map booklet showing where all the special things would happen that evening.





While it was nice and warm outside, the decor made us feel like it was fall!

The Emporium, decked out. We did not stop to shop!

There were some commemorative items to purchase during the party, but we had bought pins at the Tower of Terror race expo earlier that day, and we did not need any more tee shirts or a special Magic Band.  However, we saw a couple family groups wearing the special party tee shirt and it was really cute, especially on the little children.


After spending time oohing and ahhing over the decorations, we started our stroll up Main Street where Mickey pumpkin heads adorned the lamp posts along the way.


We made the decision to ride some of our favorite rides first since trick or treating and the character spots would not be open until 7:00 pm.  After a quick dash to Dumbo, Under the Sea, Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, we made our way to Be Our Guest for a birthday celebration dinner. It was not too crowded and as usual the service and food were excellent.  Christine even got a taste of the gray stuff and a birthday card since our server noticed her birthday button on her purse!

After dinner we decided to search for candy and the trick or treat spots.  There were numerous places throughout the park and some had multiple candy stops too.  We ended up with way too much candy, but it was really fun pretending we were little kids and filling up our treat bags!

We also made time for one special character stop and that was for the 100 Acre Woods gang. Fans of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger, we even dressed up like Piglet and Tigger for the 5k during marathon weekend.  They are rarely seen all together in the parks so we weren't going to miss it!


Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween parade is adorable and we managed to get a decent spot to enjoy this fun event.  The headless horseman starts the show and it is quite a sight to behold.  Be sure to catch this parade if you attend the party.

Spooky castle

Finishing off the night with a few more rides and a bit more trick or treating, we watched Hallowishes fireworks from the dock as we departed the park for our boat ride to Wilderness Lodge. 

Tips if you are going to the party:

* Arrive at 4:00 pm to maximize your park time
* Save trick or treating until later in the evening
* Make a dinner reservation ahead of time at your favorite spot
* Don't miss the parade at either 8:15 or 10:30pm
* Dress in costume or wear a fun Disney themed shirt
* Annual passholders get a small discount, be sure to ask

We loved this and felt the price tag was worth the cost.  The rides never seemed too busy and the atmosphere with so many guests dressed in costume was very festive. 

14 comments:

  1. Great pics! I love MNSSHP! I am glad y'all had a great birthday dinner at Be Our Guest...I had a cupcake for dessert when I was there for lunch once but haven't tried the grey stuff yet...I'll have to do that next time!

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    1. Lauren, Make sure you tell them that you are celebrating a birthday or something special so they bring you the grey stuff. It is very tasty!

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  2. It looks like so much fun!!! I MUST do this one year! Fall is my favorite time of year!

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    1. Your boys would love this party Mindy and you too!

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  3. What a cute picture of the two of you with the 100 Acre Woods friends! And the fall decorations at Magic Kingdom are so pretty. I'm so glad that I got to see them a couple of years ago...and it makes me that much more excited to see the Christmas decorations in December!

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    1. Kathryn, I love the Christmas decorations and especially the Osborne family light in HS. Lucky you to go in December.

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  4. I loved those Mickey wreaths. I wish they were for sale in the shops!

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    1. Yes, they are very cute, and I bet you could copy it if you are crafty!

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  5. Love love love this party...it's one of my favorites! Glad y'all had fun! :D

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    1. Thanks Karen. I would definitely repeat this one, even if just for the candy!

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  6. It looks so pretty with everything decorated.

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  7. I love the Magic Kingdom during the holidays but sad this race won't be back in 2015

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  8. We attended the Halloween Party on October 9th. The park was extremely crowded. This was our last night of vacation, and I wanted to be in the Magic Kingdom, so we paid the price for the party. I really enjoyed the parade and the festive atmosphere. The lines were way too long for us to do any trick or treating, and some of the areas were too busy to even walk around. I am glad that we had the experience, but next time I'd save my money and attend one of the other parks on party night.

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    1. Wow that's awful Paige. We found the park to be quite quiet the night we attended. We got on the rides we wanted to do and got a huge page of candy!

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