For those of you who don’t know all of the abbreviations of the WDW community it stands for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! It’s a must do at least once in your many travels to WDW. We try to plan our trip to Disney World in the fall around the Eat to the Beat concerts and MNSSHP so we can enjoy both.
So what is this party all about ?
It’s all about FUN! It’s a Halloween party for all ages.It’s the only time grown ups can dress up as their favorite character *in a tasteful manner of course* and not feel silly
walking skipping through the MK *Magic Kingdom* collecting candy and singing along with the Boo To You parade. There are many reasons to make this one of your Must Do’s on your WDW Bucket List!
The fireworks are the BEST of the year.Even according to the CM’s the only thing better is fireworks on New Year’s Eve (and that’s even debatable). The fireworks display is called Happy HalloWishes.This is where the Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize.It will have you heading to the closest shop to purchase the special event music CD.*I know because we bought it and have listened to it for almost 6 years now all year long*
You get to Trick or Treat in the happiest place on earth and you children will be the envy of all of their school friends.There are special locations set up for you to trick or treat along with your children.They do not discriminate based on age…they encourage everyone to take a bag when entering the park so that nobody has to argue over candy.
Boo To You Parade is full of floats,music and characters all dressed in their Halloween best.There are floats that come down the parade route from different attractions in the park.You never know who you may see sitting on top of the ghostly Pirate ship that comes sailing past.Our favorite section is the Haunted Mansion portion of the parade.It has changed some over the years but it still is tops.
The Villain Dance Mix and Mingle is a cool show to watch.This one has changed some too.They made Dr. Facilier the center of the show and we were not that impressed with his portion of the show.We love Maleficent and her evil ways.Either way it is a cool way to get your picture taken after the show with your favorite Villain.
Dance Parties!! Who doesn’t like to shake their tail feathers with Donald Duck ?? They have in the past had 2 locations.One in Tomorrowland and the other over at Ariel’s Grotto.These are always a fun thing to do with the little ones who have lots of pinned up energy or who have consumed too much sugar through the night.There are characters who come out to dance with the crowds and make dancing fun!
This is a special ticketed event that requires an additional admission into the the MK during certain nights starting September 11th until November 2nd. If you plan on going to the party on Halloween night you will want to purchase the tickets as soon as you have your travel dates. This is one night that sells out a few months before the party.
The MK closes at 7pm on the nights of MNSSHP to the public but you can enter the park with your special event ticket starting at 4pm.Be sure to get your wristband so that you are not escorted out of the park. We have witnessed this on several occasions in the past.It’s never fun being escorted through the parks by CM’s *Cast Members* doing the walk of shame because you tried sneaking into the party without the proper ticket/wristband.
Also all rides,attractions and restaurants are not open during the Halloween party.This is a little disappointing to some
people but we have always enjoyed the transformation from the typical day in the MK to the fun of the Halloween festivities. Don’t forget you charge your cameras,grab your autograph books and your children for one of the best Halloween parties around!
I hope to see you there this year!
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