Halloween can be a fun time of dressing up as a favorite character, spending time with friends, getting treats and goodies but some of the ghoulish costumes can be scary for many, especially young children. A fun experience for the entire family is the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom.
Decorations, Costumes and Character Greetings
Even with the Florida warm weather, Magic Kingdom is transformed into a harvest wonderland filled with pumpkins, fall colored leaves, including the Happy HalloWishes fireworks with orange and green fireworks. From incredible decorations lining Main Street USA, to massive amounts of candy along the trick-or-treat trails, Disney has created an event that delights anyone. Upon entering the park, guests are given a wristband, a bag for candy and a map highlighting all the nights’ festivities. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes, as many of the Disney characters will be sporting theirs for unique photo opportunities with guests throughout the evening. There are also special character appearances that you would not see on an average day in the Magic Kingdom. Special characters new this year include the debut of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas).
Parades and Dance Parties
This year, Monsters, Inc. scarers Mike and Sulley are hosting their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball so kids can dance to the beat with their favorite Monsters, Inc. characters. Toy Story characters dance the night away with kids of all ages at Woody’s Happy Harvest Roundup in Liberty Square. Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, travels from Frontierland to Main Street USA. The parade is jam packed with toe-tapping tunes and festive floats featuring classic Disney characters and some special themed characters.
Candy…lots and lots of candy, is handed out at different locations that are distinguished by a glowing Mickey pumpkins. Candy stations are throughout Magic Kingdom and are designated on the event map.
The atmosphere is festive and fun and allows families to trick-or-treat in a safe environment filled with music and superior Disney magic. If you are in the area or plan to visit, make Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party a definite stop on your fall to-do-list!
The fun begins at 7 p.m. and runs until midnight, with guests encouraged to don their favorite Halloween costumes and partake in trick-or-treating around the Magic Kingdom theme park. Remaining dates in 2013 are October 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31 and Nov. 1. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party requires a separate ticket for admission so buy early and save on select nights with prices starting at $59 for adults and $54 for children ages 3-9. For more information, visit disneyworld.com/halloween or call 407-W-DISNEY.