Everything You Need to Know About Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
If you’re looking to shake up your typical trick-or-treating routine and celebrate October 31st in a more exciting way, it may be time to escape the chill of the Autumn air and trek to Florida. Each year, Walt Disney World hosts Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, inviting kiddos (and adults!) of all ages to find a costume, roam the kingdoms and jubilate All-Hallows-Eve with your family’s favorite characters at the most magical place on Earth. Especially if you have younger children who might be a bit anxious around creepy, spooky decorations or not yet old enough to savor the Snickers of the season, Disney might be a better solution that wrangling nightmares for months.
For a Halloween getaway that’ll give your children a never-ending sugar high of memories to brag about to their pals, contact a specialized Disney Travel Agent today, who will help you make the most out of your weekend. From what to see, what rules to keep in mind and where to stay, they can plan all the details, so you can focus on sneaking more candy bars away from their bags (we promise not to tattle-tale.)
Here, what you need to know about this can’t-miss annual event:
The fun started in August on select dates.
If Fall is – by far – your favorite season, you begin the countdown to cooler sweater weathers and crisp, cozy apple ciders and pumpkin carvings as soon as you can. Disney knows how exciting this time of year is, so they start the Halloween party in late August and ends on November 1. There are a variety of date options, including: August 25 and 29; September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31. So, even if you can’t make it to the park on the exact day of the holiday, you can extend the life of that costume you shelled out dough for with an early celebration.
There are costume guidelines.
Given Halloween is (mostly) about your kid having their dream costume created, you might feel even more pressure when you know they’ll be sporting this year’s get-up at the most magical place on Earth. Of course, Disney wants you to exercise your creativity, but to ensure safety and that the not-so-scary party stays tame, they do set a few restrictions on the dress code. A few to keep in mind:
-You can dress as your favorite character, but you can’t pose for photos or sign autographs.
-Your costumes must be family-friendly, without being offensive or violent in nature.
-If your child is under 13, he or she can wear a mask, but it can’t cover their entire face and the eyes must be visible. If they’re 14 or older, masks are not allowed.
-Those party-goes over the age of 14 (that’s you, mom or dad!) can’t wear floor-length costumes and certain accessories are prohibited. For a full list of restrictions, check this out from Disney.
Shows and Other Fun Happenings
Though simply exploring Magic Kingdom for the Not-So-Scary party is eventful in itself, there are additional, optional shows, experiences and concerts to stop by between riding rides. A few of these must-visit points of interest include:
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show
If a pyrotechnic-effect light show will make your little trick-or-treaters oohh-and-awe, don’t miss this fireworks spectacular. This 12-minute immersion into the Haunted Mansion, guided by a Ghost Host, features bugs that crawl across Cinderella’s castle, somber melodies and tunes and of course, magic tricks that light up the sky. Villains, of course, lead this experience, and you can expect to hear songs like ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ from The Little Mermaid and the ‘Oogie Boogie’s Song’ from The Nightmare Before Christmas as orange fire lights up the dark sky.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
Remember Hocus Pocus from when you were younger? The Sanderson Sisters are back and they’re bringing all of the friendly wickedness to Disney’s Halloween land. Here, they’ll call on villains from beloved, classic films to create a potion that gets the party started. After it’s all mixed up? A spell is cast on the crowd! Stop by Main Street USA to dive in.
…and much more!
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