Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas
Get ready for Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas!
Photo Credit: Lauren Fitch/MickeyTravels – email@example.comMickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is my favorite hard-ticket event in existence. Come on- they let me into Magic Kingdom dressed in practically ANY costume my heart desires. I can hop on any attraction with a minimal wait, and best of all, trick-or-treat (read: trick-or-EAT) my way through my favorite place on earth! If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort, the party is the way to go if you’re searching for the most frightfully fun way to get in the Halloween spirit!
The one drawback to this and every Disney experience is: it comes to an end. I LOVE Halloween time more than any other season, and it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the fully-immersive experiences they’re offering over on the Disney Cruise Line! Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it- you aren’t alone!
Halloween on the High Seas is arguably the most immersive Halloween-themed experience that Disney offers ANYWHERE, and now that the nautical event is officially on your radar, let’s discover why I’m so darn enamored with it!
Mickey’s Mous-querade Party
Remember when I said dressing up in costume was one of my favorite parts of the Party at Magic Kingdom? Well, Disney Cruise Line has taken the idea of partying in costume to soaring new heights! The party includes eerily spook-tacular tunes to which ghouls and ghosts are encouraged to bust out their best dance moves under the full moon! If you aren’t a great dancer, that’s ok! It’s Halloween after all, and ‘scary’ dance moves are even more appropriate than ‘good’ ones!
Remember when I said trick-or-treating was one of my favorite parts of the Party? Well, Disney Cruise Line has that covered too, because during this complimentary party, you can trick-or-treat to your hearts’ content during Mickey’s Mous-querade Party! Kids and adults alike are invited to fill up their bags and munch on the sweetest treats you’ll find on the high seas!
Remember when I said a minimal wait at my favorite attractions was one of my favorite parts of the Party? Well, Mickey , Minnie, Donald, and more favorite Disney pals have just announced that they’re packing their Halloween costumes on all cruises celebrating Halloween on the High Seas, and a minimal wait to get their autograph and photo is practically guaranteed!
Because you’ll be among a closed group of fellow guests aboard the ship, wait times for character meet and greets are controlled and almost always much shorter than you’ll experience in the Parks…how spook-tacular is that?
The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along
Last year I was fortunate enough to attend an awesome movie/concert that featured live voice actors speaking and singing along live to Tim Burton’s Halloween classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I haven’t seen the film since that event last year because I know that it can never be topped…until now!
Disney Cruise Line is offering a ‘sing and scream’-along version of the family-friendly film aboard all ships cruising under the Halloween on the High Seas itineraries! I thought my movie experience was great last year, but unlike the event I attended, the screening aboard the Disney fleet of ships includes a post-film meet and greet with two of the rarest characters out there: Jack and Sally!
Adults-Only Costume Party
If you’re sailing sans kiddos or are planning an adults-only evening during your cruise, the Halloween-themed adults-only parties are a fantastic way to let your inner child free all while spending frightfully sinister quality time with your partner. The adults-only party of course features specialty cocktails and a bar, but for once, this party is ALL about what you wear- and how you wear it!
If you’re the type who would prefer an easy, thought-free costume, you may want to reconsider for this party! Yes, a full-blown, all-out costume contest is part of this awesome event, so be sure to plan for and pack an award-worthy costume that will guarantee you and your sweetie top prize!
Halloween on the High Seas events are complimentary on all Disney Cruise Line itineraries offering the event. Pay attention, however, when you board! In order to participate in many of the events (like the character meet and greets) you will have to add your and your family’s names to an attendee list to ensure your spot!
Plus, pick up a guide when you board your ship for more Halloween-themed events like ‘wear your costume to dinner’! So, now that you’re armed with all of the Halloween-time knowledge you can fit into your skull ,we want to know: who will you dress as? What are you most excited to experience during your Halloween time cruise? Leave me a comment and let me know, we’d love to hear from you!
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Special thanks to Maria Salerno for writing this article: Hiya pal! I am a NYC-based writer thrilled to be a part of your Disney vacation planning! I’m a WDW Annual Passholder, so you can find me in the parks regularly throughout the year. In addition to being a Disney Parks loving girl, I’m also a Disney toy and merchandise collector, a runDisney enthusiast, and Disney music and movie aficionado. You can follow me on Instagram: NYCtoAP and find me on YouTube: NYCtoAP. Thanks for reading, hope to see ya real soon!