On Friday, September 13, 2013 Ron and I headed to the Magic Kingdom with our friends Bob and Kim and their 7yo son Matthew. It was so hot out only Ron wore a costume…it was year 3 as Dr Doofenschmirtz for him, the rest of us just wore Halloween themed t-shirts. This was our friend’s first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party so that made the evening even more fun!
We entered the park at about 5:30pm and met up with another friend, Jessica, who spent about 3 hours hanging with us that night! After some pictures on Main Street USA we headed to Tomorrowland to ride some rides before the party officially started at 7:00pm. We rode Buzz twice, took pictures with Buzz, rode the PeopleMover and Bob & Kim rode Space Mountain while Ron & Matthew rode the Tomorrowland Speedway. The we headed to Rockettower Plaza for the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball where we got to dance with Mike, Sulley, George Sanderson and Boo!
After the ball, it was time to start trick-or-treating! There are 9 trick-or-treat locations throughout the park which all give out generous amounts of premium candy. Ron and I weighed our candy bags when we got home and we each had 2.25 lbs of candy!
After a ride on Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid we were treated to a media only preview of Princess Fairytale Hall…I will tell you all about that experience next week!
Now it is time to head towards the front of the park and find our spot for all of the exciting night time entertainment. we were blessed to find a spot near the castle on the left side to watch Celebrate the Magic and Happy HalloWishes. I have a full video of Happy HalloWishes on my YouTube channel if you would like to see the entire fireworks presentation. After the fireworks we moved to our spot in front of the castle for the Boo to You Parade. While we were waiting we listened to the Disney Villians’ Dance Mix and Mingle show. The Boo to You Parade is my favorite Disney parade of the year because of the Headless Horseman, Pirate Flag Corps and the Grave Diggers. I made a montage vidoe of the night’s highlights. (If you are reading this post via email you will need to click over to my site to see the video).
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of our favorite Disney events of the year and as always…we had an awesome time!
About Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Halloween’s happiest haunts will reappear for 23 “spook-tacular” nights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom.
From Sept. 10 through Nov. 1, the after-hours special ticket event will immerse guests in the Halloween spirit. The bewitching “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular will illuminate the sky in bursts of orange and green fireworks. In “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade” the Headless Horseman parades a gang of ghostly characters down Main Street, U.S.A. for a haunted, but happy, Halloween season.
New features this year include the debut of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), along with “Monsters, Inc.” scarers Mike and Sulley hosting their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball.
The night of ever so slightly frightful fun begins at 7 p.m. and runs until midnight, with guests encouraged to don their favorite Halloween costumes and partake in trick-or-treating around the Magic Kingdom theme park.
Party dates in 2013 are:
- Sept. 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 29
- Oct. 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, and 31
- Nov. 1
To purchase advance tickets, guests can visit disneyworld.com/halloween or call 407-W-DISNEY.
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Disclosure: We were the guests of Walt Disney World at this event. We were not asked to blog about this event. All opinions are 100% mine.