As the Florida air begins to chill, well, hopefully it drops from the 90s to the 80s, there’s a special kind of magic that descends upon the Walt Disney World Resort when pumpkins light up with mischievous grins, ghosts and ghouls come out to play, and beloved Disney characters trade in their usual attire for enchanting costumes. This can only mean one thing – it’s time for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an annual event that combines the enchantment of Disney with the thrills of Halloween on select nights through Nov.1 from 7 p.m. to midnight,
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party first materialized at the Magic Kingdom park in 1995. Disney recognized that families were seeking a Halloween event that could capture the excitement and fun of the holiday without the truly scary elements that might be too intense for younger children. And thus, this family-friendly soirée was born.
The Enchanted Atmosphere:
From the moment guests step foot into the Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, they’re greeted by a mesmerizing transformation. Main Street, U.S.A., is decked out in Halloween decor, with pumpkins of all sizes, whimsical scarecrows, and fall foliage creating an inviting ambiance. As the sun sets, the park takes on an even more magical allure as thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the pathways.
One of the highlights of MNSSHP is the unparalleled trick-or-treating experience. Imagine your favorite Disney characters handing out candy from elaborately decorated treat stations. The young and the young-at-heart are encouraged to don their favorite costumes and traverse the park collecting delectable treats. It’s a unique opportunity to interact with characters in costume, adding an extra layer of enchantment to the festivities.
Ghoulishly Delightful Entertainment:
Disney never falls short when it comes to entertainment, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is no exception. From the “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade featuring beloved characters in their Halloween best to the bewitching “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” show where the Sanderson Sisters concoct their mischievous magic, there’s no shortage of captivating performances that perfectly blend the spirit of Halloween with Disney’s signature charm.
No Disney event is complete without a spectacular fireworks display, and MNSSHP delivers with “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” This pyrotechnic extravaganza paints the night sky with vibrant colors, bringing to life favorite Disney stories in a spine-tingling and heartwarming way. State-of-the-art projections and an eerie soundtrack create an experience that’s both dazzling and enchanting.
Gourmet Delights and Spooky Eats:
Food enthusiasts will find themselves in gastronomic heaven at MNSSHP, as the event offers an array of Halloween-themed treats and specialty dishes. From pumpkin-spiced churros to ghoulishly adorned cupcakes, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Disney’s culinary creativity knows no bounds, and the Halloween party is the perfect canvas for them to showcase their expertise.
Creating Lasting Memories:
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is more than an event; it’s a chance for families and friends to come together and create cherished memories. Whether it’s watching a parade as a family, posing for photos with iconic characters, or sharing a spooky-themed snack, the party offers a multitude of opportunities for connection and fun.