1. Park Attendance is low – Since Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event, you can expect crowds to be lower than normal. Why wait 20 minutes for a ride when you can go during normal park hours and wait for 60+ minutes. That’s just silly.
2. New Experiences like Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and Happy HalloWishes Fireworks show – During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party they give guests new shows and fireworks. You may have heard these are cool and sure, you get to see the Sanderson Sisters take over the Cinderella Castle stage but why subject yourself to Halloween fun like that. It’s just not worth it if you ask me.
3. So much candy it’ll make their tummy hurt During the party this year we found 12 trick-or-treat stops. That’s a whole lot of free candy! Cast Members don’t even give kids 1 or 2 pieces, either, they downright pour in hand fulls of candy. That’s just wrong wrong wrong! I will say, the lines can become a bit long so my suggestion (if you go and don’t listen to my post at all) is to hit the stations as you are walking the park, hitting what you can when time serves you. Don’t plan your visit solely to get to every station because you’ll miss other events.
4. You’ll see exclusive characters out and about. During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is when all the Disney Villains come out to play. Ick. Even Jack & Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” come out to play. Who else can you only see at the Party? The Seven Dwarfs. My question is, why subject yourself to any of these special meet and greets? Just look how upset Tee and her daughter from www.ThatsItLA.com are. Clearly sacred out of their minds and hating life at that very moment.
Photo courtesy of Tee Burgess of www.ThatsItLA.com
So as you see, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is full of exclusive events and characters that you can not find during any other given day. Plus, the decorations at Disney and memorabilia are too amazing and you’ll have to leave with everything. Damn it. Never mind. Just go! The party runs from August 25 – November 01, 2017. As I said, it really is a special ticketed event so if you’re going to the park on a day the party runs, you have to leave at 7 pm for Party-goers only. I will let you in on a secret though. If you ARE in fact going to the party, it doesn’t start until 7 pm BUT you can actually get into The Magic Kingdom starting at 4 pm! So get there early, do some rides and get some pictures while you still have daylight.
Disclosure: Walt Disney World invited my family and I to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. All fun aside, we loved it and you should visit. All opinions below are 100% mine unless noted otherwise.