“Boo To You!”
It’s October and Halloween is only a few weeks away! Disney makes sure it’s special for those visiting Walt Disney World in the Halloween season. If you’ve been on the fence about going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, then you should consider all the amazing reasons to go to it this year!
1.) Character Photo Ops
A fond Disney World memory for many is when they meet their favorite character for the first time. One special feature of the Halloween party is the ability to meet some of your favorite rare Disney characters.. For instance, Moana, Tarzan, Lotso, and Elvis Stitch are some of the special characters out for the night. You can even meet the Seven Dwarfs for a group photo!
One detail to keep in mind is that guests are permitted to wear costumes to the Halloween party. I observed a wide range of Disney and non-Disney Halloween costumes as I walked throughout the Magic Kingdom. Even I wanted to engage in the fun by wearing an outfit for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I chose to wear a Cheshire Cat costume to enjoy a fun interactive meet and greet with the Alice in Wonderland characters. There’s also some roaming characters (Cruella de Vil) and character dance parties (Monsters Inc. and Descendants). If you’re a character hunter, then you owe it to yourself to go see a few of the special characters out in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
2.) Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade
The nighttime parade for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is my favorite Disney parade of the year. Guests have two opportunities for watching the parade each party night. The Headless Horseman appears just moments before the parade begins and seeing him trot down Main Street. Mickey and his friends lead the parade while wearing their Halloween costumes. They are accompanied by pirates, classic Disney villains, and other colorful friends from Fantasyland in singing “Boo to You!”
New for 2019
The new additions to this year’s parade do not disappoint. The Bride ghost, Constance Hatchaway, has joined the “Grim Grinning Ghosts” of the Haunted Mansion parade segment and she glides down the route in an elegant fashion. The Incredibles and Buzz Lightyear are both welcome additions in the Tomorrowland segment of the parade.
3.) Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular
The fireworks show is brand new for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
It’s a new story narrative featuring Jack Skellington telling the story of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald going out to trick-or-treat on Halloween night. It’s awe-inspiring to see Jack walk out on stage. Furthermore, the projection show is visually impressive. Don’t miss watching the dancing skeletons because it’s a thrilling segment to behold. The story mode meshes well with the fireworks. The finale of the fireworks show is full of energy and ends with a bang!
4.) Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular has three showtimes during the event and it’s delightful stage show in front of Cinderella’s Castle. It’s hosted by the Sanderson Sisters and features an ensemble of villains. The trio of witches remind us why Hocus Pocus is a beloved Halloween film with their comedy.
The witches are joined by Dr. Faciliier and Oogie Boogie in musical acts. The third act of the show has an ensemble of classic villains join. when classic villains such as Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar, and others appear. Watching the Sanderson Sisters sing “I Put A Spell On You” with other villains on stage is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.
5.) Special Event Food and Snacks
Disney is known for having special seasonal treats. There are special menu items exclusive to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. A new treat this year is Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake and it will satisfy any ghoul’s spooky sweet tooth. It’s a citrus cake with raspberry Bavarian cream and adorned with buttercream pearls on the glacage frosting. You can find other special event treats in each land of Magic Kingdom, so be sure to bring your appetite!
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