Now is the perfect time for adults to plan that last minute Walt Disney World getaway. Fantastic discounts are still available, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing and guests can expect slightly lower crowd-levels. However, when it comes to deciding whether or not to do Halloween the Disney way, a lot of adult visitors are on the fence. Therefore it’s not surprising that I’m being asked a lot this week whether there’s enough for adults to do at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. With that in mind, here are a few of things that I think make this magical seasonal soiree a fun evening out for adults. Look them over and make up your own mind!
Tackle the Mountains – If you think the final plunge on Splash Mountain is scary, try doing it under the cover of darkness! Mickey’s Not-S0-Scary Halloween Party is actually the perfect time to squeeze in a few of your favorite attractions without the crazy crowds. Because it is a special ticketed event, crowds are kept to a minimum meaning more fun for those thrill ride lovers. Though not all attractions remain open during the party you do have the incredible trifecta of mountainous coasters – Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain as well as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. With all of the kids trick-or-treating use this as an opportunity to enjoy the thrills. Also be sure to check out Pirates of the Caribbean. This attraction, as well as Space Mountain, have had some special spooktacular touches added especially for the season.
Cheer on the Sanderson Sisters – Though the Disney film Hocus Pocus may not resonate with tiny tots, I guarantee you that the film conjures up beloved Halloween memories for many of the adults visiting Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. That’s why you’ll be delighted to know that Winifred, Mary and Susan make several appearances a night just outside of Cinderella Castle for the Hocus Pocus: A Villain Spelltacular. You’ll be tapping your toes and singing along with this calamitous coven as they welcome some of their favorite Disney Villains to wreak havoc on the Magic Kingdom.
Brave the Haunted Mansion – Admittedly, this classic Disney attraction is scary 365 days out of the year but on Halloween, the ghosts and ghouls come crawling out of the woodwork bringing some extra spooktacular surprises. During the Halloween party be on the lookout for Lady Carlotta who likes to heckle visitors from the front lawn as well as other inhabitants who decide to come out and say “Boo!” You’ll also want to be sure to have your photo snapped in front of the Haunted Mansion by one of Disney’s PhotoPass photographers. We’ve heard that around Halloween a few of the 999 Happy Haunts that call the mansion home may just show up in your picture. Also be sure to pop over to the neighboring Memento Mori a treasure trove of macabre gifts that will keep you entertained all year round!
Make Some New Friends – I’ve visited the parks a few time with my 8-year-old and she just doesn’t have the stamina to wait in line for photo ops with some of the incredible Disney characters that come out during Halloween. Embrace the advantage you have as adults and line-up for the fantastic photo ops that you’ll only get this time of year. Some of our favorites are Jack and Sally (pictured above) Elvis Stitch, Cruella DeVil, Queen of Hearts and all of the Seven Dwarfs. Check out this article for a complete list of the characters that come out during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Splash Out on Dessert – For those looking for a romantic end to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, we strongly recommend adding a reservation at one of the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Parties to your visit. During this special VIP event, you’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of Halloween-inspired delights including sparkling cider, chocolate dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits cheeses and more. After dining you’ll enjoy enviable sightlines for Magic Kingdom’s Happy Hallowishes Fireworks display which is an exclusive treat for Halloween party guests. There are two party options. The first has you watching the fireworks from a reserved section of the Plaza Garden and is $69 per adult or for a truly intimate experience opt for table seating at Tomorrowland Terrace which costs $84 per adult. Reservations can be made online via your My Disney Experience Account.
We hope we’ve shown you just how much fun adults can have at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. You’ll also enjoy complimentary treats, exclusive parades, dance parties and so much more! And for the kids at heart, this is the one time of year where adults are allowed to show up in costume. So unleash your inner Belles and Gastons and head to Magic Kingdom for an evening of revelry that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs on select nights until October 31, 2018. The party is a separate ticketed event with tickets starting at $74 and running up to $104 depending on the date. Tickets can be purchased directly via My Disney Experience.
Thinking of squeezing in a Halloween visit to Walt Disney World? There are still great 2018 discounts to be had and packages are currently available to book through until the end of 2019.
Why not consider working with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner? As an agent with MickeyTravels, I can help you get the best discounts for your Disney World vacation package, assist with making dining, Fastpass and Mickeys’ Not-So-Scary Halloween Party reservations and can even help you plan an itinerary filled with extra special seasonal touches. Best of all my services are absolutely FREE! Contact me at 1.800.801.4025 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook and let’s get planning!
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