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A Magical Night at Walt Disney World’s Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party

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A big thank you to Walt Disney World for allowing the Surf and Sunshine family to experience this magical adventure for the purpose of sharing it with our readers.

I’ve been to Walt Disney World a total of two times in my life, the second being this September, on the Surf and Sunshine family retreat. Jeana and I brought along our toddlers, and this was to be Maddilyn’s first visit. I could. not. wait. Disney is always a magical place but it transforms for Halloween. I was mesmerized by the detail and creativity. After spending the day at Magic Kingdom knocking out the rides and shows, we ran home to get the kids changed into their costumes. We had one dashing Iron Man and a very delicate Princess Tiana.

walt disney world at halloween

By the time we returned to Walt Disney World for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, the Magic Kingdom had been completely transformed. As we entered the park we were overwhelmed with magical sightings – like two not-so-evil step sisters and their step mother.

mickey's halloween party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

Followed by one awesomely headless horseman to kick off Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade begins in Frontierland at 8:15pm and 10:30pm. It winds down Main Street to adventure land so there really isn’t a bad seat in the house!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

Maddilyn squealed in delight as her favorite characters walked by waving, posing for photographs and yes, handing out candy!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

Tip – Halloween-themed specialty treats available at the following locations:
Sleepy Hollow Spiced Pumpkin Waffle Sundae
Gaston’s Tavern Ghost Cupcakes
Storybook Treats Candy Corn Soft Serve
Sweet Treats on Main Street Specialty Cupcakes and Cookies
Popcorn Carts Hitchhiking Ghost Popcorn Buckets

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween 2

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween 2

Did you know that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the only time of year Villain’s hang out in the park? It’s also the only time of year guests are allowed/encouraged to come in costume!

After the parade commenced, the princesses, pirates and ghouls dispersed to Frontierland and Tomorrowland for some Trick or Treating. Our pathway was lit with glowing Mickey orbs to signal candy hand out stations.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

But the sweetest treats actually weren’t sugary at all. Hidden in among the rides and the candy were the most magical moments of the evening – Character meet and greets. My daughter had been counting down the days until she could meet a princess. You can imagine our delight when we happened upon Terrance and Tinker Bell at Tink’s Magical Nook.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

After winding our way through Tomorrowland collecting copious amounts of treats, we ended our night visiting an Arabian Princess. My heart melted as Maddilyn whispered in my ear “Mommy, can I hug Princess Jasmine?”

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween

And Whistler got yet another kiss from a beautiful princess.

princess jasmine kisses ironman

Our evening was full of sweet, magical delight – memories to last a lifetime for everyone in the family. Both toddlers fell asleep contentedly clutching a bagful of candy, as we walked away from one of the happiest places on earth.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a separate hard ticket event happening on select nights from 7:00 PM to midnight, September 10 to November 1, 2013. You can save money and also avoid the hassles of sell-outs by pre-purchasing your tickets online.



Ashley spends her days avoiding run-ons as she turns words from yellow to chartreuse and wearing out the M & N keys writing about Travel, DIY, and Tech. She hopes to inspire the masses to travel and LIVE happily one InstaTweetPin at a time.

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  1. Gianna
    October 17, 2013 at 11:44 am — Reply

    That looks like so much fun!

  2. Debbie Welchert
    October 16, 2013 at 10:39 am — Reply

    I am so jealous. I wish we could live close to Disney World especially for Halloween. What an exciting night.

    • October 17, 2013 at 6:35 am — Reply

      Thanks Debbie, hopefully you can make it down one year. Like I said, it’s my absolute favorite time to go.

  3. desiree
    October 15, 2013 at 11:44 am — Reply

    wow i wish i could so that and im not kid whish wish

  4. laurie
    October 13, 2013 at 11:18 am — Reply

    I love this place there is always something going on and the kids love it

  5. Lily Kwan
    October 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm — Reply

    Glad to see you had fun. Thanks for sharing!

  6. October 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    This looks like so much fun!!! I would love to take my almost 3 year old granddaughter there!! I haven’t been since 1998 and hopefully one day I will get there again.

  7. Sweta Sonulkar
    October 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    dream to go there atleast once in a lifetime,so lovely and dream wish to take pictures with characters

  8. October 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  9. natalie nichols
    October 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    I hope that one day I can give my kids a trip to Disney. I was lucky enough to go as a child and it was a wonderful experience.

  10. Amelia Drew
    October 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    what fun for kids!! I love the costumes!

  11. Deb E
    October 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm — Reply

    I think it’s every kid’s dream to vacation at Disney at least once. Love all the new Disney movies coming out now so at least they can join in the fun even if they can’t go there. The internet is also great for pics and specials held there. Thanks for the review.

  12. laurie nykaza
    October 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    Love to spend time there it is such a wonderful place to make memories with your family

  13. October 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Looks like you all had a lot of fun. I would love to take my son.

  14. October 5, 2013 at 6:49 am — Reply

    I cant wait for Halloween.

  15. September 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    Looks like such fun. I haven’t been to Disney over Halloween. We need to add it to our list.

  16. September 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    i dream of bringing my kids to this one day. and i will. but not this year. :(

  17. September 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    Wow, that looks like an amazing time! I can’t wait to take the kids to Disney and to visit during a holiday would just be icing on the cake. Sounds like a magical evening!

  18. September 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    I can’t wait for October on our side of the world for Disneyland — it’s the best time of year.

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