We’re new to Florida, and so the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party was a shiny new event we’ve never done before. Jeremy and I were so very excited to go and see what it’s all about. Prior to going, my sister reached out, as well, asking if it’s worth it to visit next year with her son. And… yes… after our time there it is so worth it. Here’s all the things that we really loved about this unique Disney experience.
1 – Specially carved pumpkins for each storefront on Main Street.
2 – These adorable halloweenie statues of our favorite characters.
3 – Adorable decorations everywhere!
4 – Extremely entertaining and talented dancing zombies and ghosts during Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade.
5 – The easiest proximity to a Disney parade I’ve ever experienced. Look how close we were!
6 – Spotting this hidden Mickey on a float!
7 – A headless horseman on a real, legit horse to kick off the parade. WHAT.
8 – Exceptional performers – dancers and singers – during Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. That Hades was so fabulous!
9 – These bone chillingly awesome performers.
10 – Specially themed treats like this Cinnamon Buns Mickey. It was large enough to share!
11 – Decently priced tickets for the event alone ($85 – $100), compared to regular admission for a single day which can be up to $100/pp. You don’t even need to buy a ticket to the park if you have an event ticket. Bonus!
12 – Getting early admission at 4pm so you can walk around in costume and admire the place.
13 – Short wait times for rides. 5 minutes for the teacups. 25 minutes for Space Mountain. Insanity!
14 – Badass experiences on both Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain. Both in the dark (SM is PITCH DARK), longer, and significantly faster than in the daytime making it way more adult fun.
15 – Not to mention a unique experience on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride with character interactions.
16 – Adult costumes. Do I need to say more? 🙂
17 – Free candy! We didn’t participate that much, but the kids were going gaga over it. Also, getting something for free at Disney? That’s awesome! For kids with allergies, they have specially marked candy stations just for them.
18 – The fireworks are bigger than I’ve ever seen them. I couldn’t capture how far they span with my camera during the finale.
19 – Seeing loved characters in rare costumes.
20 – Or simply seeing rare characters!! That’s Pain and Panic!
21 – This silly, halloweenie decoration in the candy storefront. It’s the details, people!
22 – This amazingly fantastic ghoulish quartet singing.
23 – A special reminder that it won’t be long until our next visit. “See ya real soon!”