We were toying around with heading to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or not. It had been so hot, and it was the very first party of the year. We knew it would be crowded! But how could we go all of that way and not do it right?? So we bought our tickets. Some side notes. DVC members could actually enter the party at 2 p.m. if they wanted. 2 hours earlier than the normal 4 p.m. entry. Even though party hours are listed as 6 p.m. until midnight, you can technically enter at 4 p.m. The party festivities don’t begin until 6 p.m., but you still can ride rides or eat, etc. until then!
We didn’t bring official costumes for this. But we did have ears! So we opted for those. It was SO HOT AND HUMID! So we were glad to not be wearing anything heavy. Here we are leaving Bay Lake Tower on our walk over to Magic Kingdom.
When you get to the turn styles, you will enter at the ones with the cast members all dressed in their Halloween uniforms. They will get you a wristband which is used to let cast members know you are there for the party (and paid for it!).
You also can pick up the special brochure that outlines everything special for the event.
Here’s a snippet of a video. When you enter through the gates and get past Tony’s, you will go the back way…not up Main Street! So you are actually behind the buildings on Main Street. Here you will see special merchandise, maybe some trick or treating, maybe some special photo opportunities, etc. You will come out near Tomorrowland. You can also see some other costumes!
This is just one of the trick or treat trails. Traffic moves one way so the line keeps going! It was packed!
We were a little bit hungry, so we hit up Columbia Harbour House. Surprisingly, this is the only food picture I have from here! This is the Garden Salad with Chicken from the Kid’s Menu. Came with two sides and a drink. It was CHAOS in here! They forgot one of my sides and I didn’t even go back to the counter to get it. This was the perfect size for my hunger at the moment!
From there, we hit a few rides. We also stopped by the dance party in Tomorrowland before making our way to the front of the castle for the fireworks and parade.
We got a really good spot in front of the castle. It was crowded!
There was a Hocus Locus show going on in front of the castle. We were a little too far away to see it.
This parade is probably my favorite parade! I love the costumes on the live characters, and my favorite is the grave diggers!
Our loot from trick or treating!
Our PhotoPass pics!
I’ve done the Halloween Party 3 times now. I’m not sure I need to do it again! The price seems to go up each year. My kids have both experienced it at least once. I would like to do the Christmas Party though one more time!