Holiday Travel | Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Experience
None of us need an excuse to travel to the Happiest Place on Earth, but this past weekend we decided to visit Orlando, FL for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in honor of our daughters 2nd birthday and my niece's 10th birthday. Needless to say it was a really fun time and after experiencing it, we wanted to share a blog with tips and details so that you too could enjoy something similar!
You may be asking yourself, what is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Partyand how does it work. Well, as many of you know, Disney during the holidays is insane. So we decided to do some research into their special event passes. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween is just that. Its a a special night in Magic Kingdom only for those who have purchased an event pass. This means, you arrive in costume by 3pm to the park, are greeted by friendly staff and given a wristband and treat bags to enjoy an exclusive park opportunity as other guests are routed out the park. The event itself starts at 7pm and the elite guests inside are treated to candy stations, meet and greets, NO WAIT RIDES, yes I said it, NO WAIT RIDES and fun parades.
Here are a few of the activities we participated in and recommend:
1. Character Photos - with Sofia now knowing who all the original Disney cast is, this was a great opportunity to not have to stand in super long lines just to see Mickey and Minnie, Donald, Goofy or Daisy.
2. Disney Junior Dance Party - We had never experienced this before, but let me tell you I could not get my daughter away from this section. Its a kids only dance party that lasts from 7pm till 12midnight located in the fantasy land section of the park, right by Dumbo!
3. The longest wait rides -as I mentioned before, we visited the park with my 10 year old niece, as well as her sister thats 7, my brothers kids that are 9 and 7 and a bunch of adults. So you can imagine their surprise when they get in line for things like - Space Mountain, the Seven Dwarfs, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, and Thunder Mountain and their is literally NO wait. Lets just say this event was perfect for all ages.
4. Lastly, we enjoyed great seats at the Boo to You Halloween paradeand castle shows with amazing fireworks + the entire night you have access to free treats, which at Disney is a huge money saver.
So, if you are looking to travel this holiday season to Walt Disney World, consider opting for a special event pass and enjoying their next event called Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I believe it begins November 8th and ends December 21st. Below I have included a link for you to visit and possibly attend. I promise it will be worth your while, just make sure to purchase the pass only. Don't buy a pass for Magic Kingdom and then this special event pass too, its really not worth it. Have the little one nap and then go straight to the park afterwards. If they are anything like mine, he or she will probably knock out after the festivities in the car ride home.