On Labor Day Weekend we were able to go Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with some friends for our first time ever! We agree that going in August is a little crazy, but it was the only time we were able to go with my husband’s school schedule. We decided to dress up as characters from Winnie the Pooh, but of course my husband’s Eeyore ears didn’t show up in time, which I guess works out in a way.
My dress and all of our ears can be found on Amazon and are relatively inexpensive, so feel free to dress up as the characters from Winnie the Pooh yourself this Halloween! Also, these ears were fairly comfortable, much more comfortable than normal Minnie Ears.
As far as the party itself, we had lots of fun! I was a little worried because I had read some reviews that said the parties had been much more crowded than in years past (and it was Labor Day Weekend) but this was not the case for us. We were able to watch the three main forms of entertainment, ride all the rides we wanted to, and eat some specialty treats! The longest wait for a ride that I noticed was 30 minutes for the Seven Dwarves Mine Train, and pretty much everything else was 15 minutes or less (Including a 5 minute wait for Splash Mountain!!!).
The three forms of entertainment are the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular Stage Show, Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade, and the HalloWishes Fireworks. The fireworks only occur once each night, while the parade and stage show happen a few times. My personal favorite was the stage show, which features the Sanderson Sister’s from Hocus Pocus as well as a few other Disney Villains you don’t often see.
We were not able to try as many specialty snacks as I would have liked, but we were able to try the Maleficent Dessert and Hades Nachos. The Dessert was delicious, the Nachos were okay. The one thing I wish we had tried was the pumpkin cheesecake, but I guess there’s always next time!
Overall, I prefer the Christmas party to this one, but I still recommend giving it a go if you can! Our tickets were around $80, which is about $20 less than a regular Magic Kingdom one day pass, and there is lower crowds. Plus, you are in the park during night time so it is not as hot.
- The event starts at 7 pm, but they let you in as early as 4 pm. That’s 3 extra hours to eat or ride some rides before the official party begins.
- Because of this, you can make Fastpasses using your party ticket! There are no fastpasses distributed during the event, but we were able to make two fastpasses between 4-6 pm.
- The specialty treats are not free (I wish).
- Trick or Treating, however, is free! So stock up on that candy!
- But wait until the end of the night, because not only will you avoid lines, but you will also get more candy and not have to carry it around the entire night. We walked into one trick or treat stop about 10 minutes before the party is supposed to end and each got three huge handfuls.
- Most Important: Grab an event map when you enter! It lists all of the event showtimes as well as where each trick or treat stop is located.
What are you most looking forward to this upcoming fall season?