If you’re looking for a family friendly Halloween event, I highly recommend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! The party takes place inside the Magic Kingdom theme park and requires a separate ticket for admission. What could be better than trick or treating inside of Walt Disney World? I personally cannot think of a safer place for little ghouls to show off their costume and build memories that will last a lifetime! Also, the tone is “Not-So-Scary” and is appropriate for children of all ages.
Upon entering the park, you are given a wristband indicating you are a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party guest and goodie bags to be filled. Since the party starts at 7 pm (which is the same time the Magic Kingdom park closes to guests on select nights when there is a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party), the wrist bands help cast members direct party goers in the right direction while trying to help day guests exit the park.
Even though it is a little hectic entering since daily park guests are leaving, there is no need to worry about what to do or where to go. Cast members are scattered along Main Street USA handing out helpful brochures and guiding party goers in the right direction. The brochures have a map of the park, highlight festivity locations and indicate times for various shows and parades. If you like to plan in advance, you can also download an event map here.
Once you start walking you hear and see all the events going on. At one point, we found ourselves in Tomorrowland surrounded by Goofy, Pluto and Stitch leading conga lines!
I have been to other Halloween festivities at various Orlando theme parks and this one is in a league of its own. Not only do you get to walk on many of your favorite rides and attractions, but you also get amazing photo opportunities with some of your favorite Disney characters dressed in adorable costumes. From the trick-or-treating stations where cast members hand out favorites from Goofy’s Candy Company to the Character Dance Parties, kids of all ages will have a blast! Trust me, you will receive so many treats that you will be on a sugar high for days! At one point, my two year old son was covering his basket and shaking his head no to the cast members distributing candy.
My personal favorite was the “Boo-to-you” Halloween parade, especially when the Haunted Mansion characters danced with their grave digging shovels! The parade began with a spook-tacular ride by the Headless Horseman so I knew from the start it was going to be amazing. The Disney’s Villains Mix & Mingle was neat too! From the dancing, smoke and fireworks it truly was another mind blowing production by Disney.
Unfortunately, my son had a tummy ache from the candy mixed with too many rides on the Mad Tea Party ride (aka tea cups), so we didn’t stay for the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. Disney Villains go trick-or-treating in the sky and I was really looking forward to seeing this the most. I have heard from other Disney lovers that it is the best Disney fireworks display ever. Thankfully, I will have the opportunity to see the fireworks show since Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place on select nights from September though November. For a complete party schedule, visit here.
To see additional photos from our fun night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, visit here.
* Disney provided tickets for my family to attend the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party; however, the opinions expressed are my own.