Last Friday we had the opportunity to attend the 2012 version of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) at the Magic Kingdom. We LOVE this event because it is just one more way we get to be a kid again at Walt Disney World. We all get to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating, and no one looks at you crazy for being the old lady saying “trick-or-treat!
I went as Ursula, unfortunately my tentacles were a bit too short but…oh well. Ron was Dr Doofenschmirtz, Jordan was Skipper Dan and Summer was Alice. We spent most of the evening with our friend Jessica Clawson and the first part of the evening we hung out with Robin & Ashley Reeve and family. We rode lots of rides, some twice, and we collected a lot of candy! One of the most exciting things for this family of Disney geeks was seeing the new castle wall in Fantasyland. The wall looks beautiful all lit up at night. I can’t wait to see it completed!
At about 9:15pm we headed towards the Plaza Restaurant to find a place to watch Happy Hallowishes! A Grim Grinning Ghost Spooktacular in the Sky! After the fireworks we let the crowd clear out and we headed to Main Street to find our place for the Boo to You! parade. As always, the Headless Horseman rides the parade route prior to the parade, This is always a thrilling part of the party. This year, to fill the gap between the Headless Horseman and the parade actually arriving on Main Street, Disney added the Not-So-Scary Street Jam, a mini dance party on Main Street led by the “Creepa Crew”. I thought this would be something that started near the hub and worked its way to Town Square, but I was wrong. The Street Jam took place in front of the Main Street Cinema. I was kind of bummed to miss this because the Disney Parks Blog had shared the video of the dance we should learn before arriving so we could participate in the Street Jam, and we had actually learned it! here it is so you can be prepared.
Finally, it was parade time. There were a few minor changes in this year’s parade but nothing major. As usual the top two crowd favorites were the grave diggers and the hitchhiking ghosts with the new pirate flag corps coming in third. This is my 2nd favorite Walt Disney World parade of all times, second only to the Main Street Electrical Parade. If you have never seen the Boo to You! parade you are missing a top-notch parade.
There is still plenty of time for you to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The party is a hard ticket event which runs from 7 p.m.-midnight. Tickets range from $50.95 to $69.95, depending on the night. Get your tickets at Disneyworld.com/Halloween and choose from these dates:
- Sept. 18, 21, 25, 28, 30
- Oct. 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30 and 31
- Nov. 2
Tickets range from $50.95 to $69.95, depending on the night. Go to Disneyworld.com/Halloween