WDW City Hall - Halloween

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!

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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?”

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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.

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

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

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