Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

I am often asked if Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is worth the extra money and I always say “YOU BETCHA!” The Diva family has been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (aka MNSSHP) multiple times and really loved it!

If you’re planning a trip to WDW in 2011 from September 13th to October 31st I have a few tips that will help you make your PARTY even more fun!

1) Bring Costumes with you

A big part of what makes the party so much fun are the amazing costumes tourists wear on MSSHP nights. Some will be so amazing you’ll be just as excited to take photos with them as you are to take pictures with the characters. However costumes are insanely expensive at WDW. You can save a lot of money by purchasing costumes ahead of time. We buy ours off of ebay and bring them with us.

Remember a few things when you choose the costume:  (A) Many years it is still extremely HOT and HUMID in the evening during the months the MNSSHP happens. The more layers your costume has the more miserable you will become. (B) Its STILL Disney World which means you will still be doing a lot of walking. So high heels, heavy boots, or just really uncomfortable shoes is a terrible idea. Make sure you pack a pair of tennis shoes for your children if they initially opt for plastic princess heels. (C) Its also a good idea to bring a change of clothes just in case you get tired of wearing your costume.

2) Book your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Pirates League early on the day of the party

With the airline baggage costs completely out of hand it might not be possible to pack costumes for everybody. Never Fear! Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Pirates League can deck you and yours out for the party! Make sure you don’t waste valuable party time getting “done up”. See if you can schedule the appointment earlier in the day, but not so early that your make-up all melts off of your face. My 8 year old LOVED his trip to Pirate League and many people stopped him to tell him how great she looked.

3) Look for the rare characters. One of the reason I love MNSSHP is many of the  hard to find characters are there. We have had pictures made with Tarzan, Jane and Terk from the movie Tarzan, Baloo and King Louie from Jungle Book, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, Snow White with ALL 7 of the Dwarves, and MANY villians. Also you can catch the Princes WITH their Princesses which is very rare! We’ve also been able to take our pictures in front of the Cinderellas carousel.

This party is GREAT and you will have an AMAZING time if you plan it. We always hop our kids up on caffeine so that we can stay out even later. I hope you’ll chose to go!






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