When Cruella de Vil isn’t trying to collect puppies and be a Disney villain she’s busy hosting a new dinner at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This fun new add on to the ticketed event is called Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way. This all you can eat and drink party is located at Tony’s Town Square inside the Magic Kingdom. Does this sound familiar? If it does you’re not wrong, this is the new Halloween take on the Christmas party version with Tony himself. Let’s dig into this fur-tastic party a little more.
Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way is a separately ticketed dining event on top of your already purchased MNSSHP ticket. You must purchase a party ticket to be able to attend. The price of Cruella’s is $99 per person plus tax. While any character dining may come with a hefty price this one brings questions if it’s worth it due to the fact it takes up precious party time. This event is from 9:30-12:30 so you get an extra half hour after the party ends. You also can come and go as you please once checked it. You are given a wrist band for easy reentry.
With Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way you also get special terrace viewing of the second Boo To You Parade. One valuable tip I found was to go ahead and watch the first parade with the party crowd. That usually goes against the rule of party parades but if you’re paying for this dining experience I recommend it. During the second parade Cruella’s party was empty and I had the place (and fun moments with Cruella) all to myself. No lines for food, photos, or drinks.
The center of the party is filled with cheeses and light eats and there’s also a spot set up for hot food. There’s pizza and ravioli which was nice and fresh even at 11 pm when I managed to eat. In a separate room there’s a bar area and dessert table.
The desserts at Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way were themed and not only delicious but adorable. The Kanine Krunchies were probably my favorite. Plus it’s all you can eat and drink the entire time.
So is this addition price worth the experience? It’s really hard to say per individual. Before going I would have said no. Now that I’ve been and really enjoyed it I would do it again. It is hard to get everything done in one MNSSHP though. While I enjoyed my time at Cruella’s there was a lot I missed out on during the party. Even if you don’t plan on this dining event it’s hard to catch everything at one single party. If you are a fan of character meals and interaction or maybe want a different scene then the trick or treating this maybe for you. It’s definitely a fun and unique experience and I thank Disney for giving us the opportunity to check this out.
You can check for tickets to Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way here or by calling (407) 939-5277. Remember you must purchase tickets to both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Cruella’s for this dining event.
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