Happy Fall friends!
I just got back from our little trip to Orlando, and what a trip it was…
We had the chance to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and I am here to give you all the info you need to have a great time.
This year Tim got to live out his dream as we dressed up as his favorite movie character of all time: Indiana Jones and Marion. You would probably recognize their outfits from the Indiana Jones stunt show at Hollywood Studios.
We always have a blasting putting together our costumes for the party. Last year we embraced Adventure and dressed up as Carl and Ellie.
So what can you expect for this spooky extra ticketed event?
MNSSHP( Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party) officially starts at 7:00pm, but event attendees can enter the park around 4pm. Make sure to take advantage of this extra time if you are using this as your park ticket. You can get some high demand rides checked off your list, that way you have plenty of time to do all the party extras. After all, the rides will always be there, but the magical Halloween touch will disappear when the clock strikes 12.
Here are some things you will not want to miss!
While you don’t have to dress up, many take this party very seriously. Every year we are blown away by the detailed costumes. People watching has become one of my favorite parts of the party. Whether it’s the hitchhiking ghosts or an entire family dressed like Coco, you will have no shortage of outfits to admire. We started really getting into it ourselves, and it is one of the highlights of our year!
Get ready to eat more candy than you could ever want. Guests of all ages can trick-or-treat around the park. You will receive a complimentary bag for candy, but it is on the small side. Many veterans of the party know to bring your own bag because they will give you unlimited amounts of candy. When I say unlimited, I mean it! You can go through the line as many times as your heart desires.
Special friends and villains make rare appearances at MNSSHP. Some of the big ones include Jack and Sally, 7 Dwarfs, Lots-o, Jafar, and other favorites dressed in their Halloween gear. If any of these are a priority to you, make sure to get in line fast because their wait times can get a little high.
Spooky Twists To Your Favorite Rides
Space Mountain will be turning off all the lights and blasting fun music for the party. You can also find fun lighting and music over at Mad Tea Party. In addition, while you wait for Pirates of Caribbean, you will encounter some Pirates on the loose!
Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular
There is a brand new fireworks show hosted by Jack Skellington. We will follow Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald as they make their way through a spooky haunted house.
Boo To You Parade
My favorite part of the party!
The Boo To You parade brings your favorite characters together, along with some villainous additions. One of the big highlights is the Headless Horseman who makes his way down Mainstreet USA before the parade.
If you are a night owl and plan to stay until the park closing, I HIGHLY recommend going to the second parade. The first showing is always extra busy, and the crowds seem to be much lighter in the later parade. If you don’t have your heart set on viewing Boo To You on Mainstreet USA, we have found that watching from Frontierland is a great option.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
The Sanderson sisters are back and bringing some Halloween magic with them. Believe it or not, I have yet to see Hocus Pocus. I definitely felt left out when I saw how many park goers were dressed up as the sisters. I am adding this classic to my list!
Special Party Snacks
Spooky treats are a huge plus of attending MNSSHP. Disney has delicious foods scattered throughout the park for you to enjoy. Each year there are different offerings, and we got to try quite a few of them before I got sick(more on that later!)
First, we made our way to Cosmic Rays to try the much talked about Lots-O-Burger. Who doesn’t love a pink teddy bear villain?
It is topped with Brie fondue, strawberry-bacon jam, and an onion ring. My husband was a huge fan of this unique burger. We love it when Disney thinks outside of the box and comes up with creative flavor combinations. I personally didn’t love this flavor combo, but that it just a personal preference and I could see why others would enjoy it.
We also jumped at the chance to try their refreshing Berry Blaster.
Next up, we tried cinnamon donuts from Golden Oak Outpost.
Tim even surprised me with this guy from their Hitchhiking Ghosts Collection. I wish I had been able to get more pictures of the party and the food, but this was around the time that I got very sick. Where is some magical pixie dust when you need it?!
Luckily for us, we had come a few weeks earlier and got to try even more Halloween themed sweets.
The following snacks are available all fall, no party ticket needed.
You can find these two tasty cake pops at the Main Street Confectionery right when you enter Magic Kingdom.
I am not exaggerating when I say that these are the best cake pops I have ever tasted. I had no idea that cake pops could be this good! Add it to your list and thank me later.
One of the most talked about treats this year is the Pumpkin Spice milkshake at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies.
In our opinion, it deserves its popularity. This is such a fun shake to get you in the Halloween spirit. Yummy too!
Our MNSSHP Experience
If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know a bit of the craziness. The week prior to our trip I was fighting a bad cold, but I was feeling a lot better a couple days before our trip. We went back and forth on if we should cancel, but in the end decided to go since I had already asked for time off of work.
A few hours into the party, I began to feel EXTREMELY ill. We decided to take a break on the People Mover, and I was literally shivering because I felt so cold…. IN FLORIDA! Obviously when you pay that much money for a special ticketed event, you want to push through, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me that night.
After sitting for 30 minutes or so, I could tell I had a horrible fever. We made our way to the First Aid station, and they told me I have a 103.7 fever! I haven’t had a fever like that since I was a kid. We left the parks, went to Urgent Care the next morning, and found out that I had Pneumonia! Yikes. I am on the mend and only have a lingering cough. Thank goodness!
This party is our favorite event that Disney World holds. From the spooky decor to the creative costumes, Disney goes all out to make sure that it feels like Halloween(even in the middle of September).
One of the only cons of the party to me is the crowds. This party used to be known for being less crowded because it was a special event, but the crowds are very similar to what you would find on any day at Disney. On the plus side, ride times are significantly lower because many guests are busy grabbing snacks, meeting unique characters, trick-or-treating, and getting spots for the parade.
In the end, this party is worth every penny of the extra money. So plan your costumes and get ready to see all the extra magic that Disney has at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Have you been to MNSSHP before? What was your favorite part of this seasonal favorite?