In Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
I spend all year eagerly awaiting Spooky Season, and this year we were lucky enough to kick it off with the first night of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
Here’s a quick little recap of our night:
On the Map below you can see all the Treat stops marked with an orange lollipop symbol. At each stop a cast member would give you a handful of candy/chocolate. If you enter the party before 7pm it’s important to note that they’ll have you enter on the right side before Main Street (behind Tony’s Restaurant) and you can start rides at this time since the treat trails and characters will not be out yet.
It is important to note that from about 6-7pm all the quick service restaurants close while they turn over for the Halloween party, so you won’t be able to get anything to eat during this time. Also, since they are still clearing out people from Magic Kingdom for the day a lot of cast members may ask you to see your Halloween party wristband to enter the rides and attractions.
The Cadaver Dans are also out with some special Halloween songs:
TIME FOR SNACKS:
We tried the Tightrope Walker Chilling Chamber Pop (chocolate crumbs, cherry buttercream, and dark chocolate pearls topped with a Tightrope Walker chocolate piece) and the Grave Digger Milkshake (coconut and matcha blended soft-serve topped with whipped cream, a Grave Digger shovel, and a chocolate gravestone) from Sleepy Hollow and they were both delicious! We enjoyed these while waiting for the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular to begin.
Pro Tip: Don’t have a whole pizza pie from the BoardWalk Pizza Window (or any large meal) before coming to the event, you’ll be too full to try more treats!
I left my husband guarding our spot for the show while I went to refill our popcorn bucket and took this photo where you can see the crowd about 10 minutes before the show on a sold out night. Overall, the longest wait times we saw was 30 minutes for Space Mountain, so really not too bad!
- The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular:
This show (see showtimes in map above) was our favorite part of the night! The Sanderson sisters and all their villain friends were amazing, DO NOT miss this show!
- Mickey’s Boo To You Halloween Parade:
Very cute parade! It’s about 20 minutes long and you’ll get to see a lot of the classic characters plus some villains!
- Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular:
New Halloween castle projections paired perfectly with fireworks, what’s not to love?
Oh wait, did I mention that they also bring out Jack for this show?
The map posted above will also show you with a little black vampire symbol where the character meets are… I am not sure if it was because we had some rain on this night but we didn’t see much of any characters out and about. Mickey was inside Town Square as usual but no villains or characters were out and about in the park (this is what I expected after Oogie Boogie Bash).
Note: The photopass photographers are pretty hidden I would say (there’s 2 side by side next to the Hall of President’s we only saw on our way out) so be on the lookout if you want some photos! Other than the ones down Main Street which you’ll spot because of the giant lines the rest were pretty inconspicuous.
I want to say that as much as I wanted Walt Disney World’s Halloween event to beat out Disneyland it just did not (at least this year). We did the Oogie Boogie Bash in DCA last year and it wins on a lot of levels (click here for review of Oogie Boogie Bash). For one, they give not just an overwhelming amount of candy but also snacks like popcorn, fruits, rice crispy treats etc. at Oogie Boogie Bash. There is also a ton more character sightings and photo ops around DCA (not hidden inside any attractions or buildings). And lastly, at Oogie Boogie Bash the Halloween themed food options and drinks (including alcoholic, which WDW does not have) are plentiful and delicious.