I’m well past the age of trick or treating and I definitely won’t dress up as a princess, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience Halloween at Disney World. Halloween is my favorite holiday and Disney World is my favorite theme park, so of course we bought tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
The park closed to the general public at 6pm and any remaining guests with tickets for the party were given wristbands. Many of the party goers were families with young kids, but there’s plenty to do and see for a couple of 25 year-old Disney fans! In lieu of dressing up, Dan agreed to wear matching t-shirts that I made themed after the Haunted Mansion.
If you love the shirts as much as we did, check out the original Etsy seller here. I would’ve purchased them, but I waited too long to place my order, so I made my own.
Disney is incredible when it comes to attention to detail. From the ominous lighting of the Hunted Mansion to the unique Photopass special effects, Disney really knows how to give their guests a special experience. Keep reading for my top 3 reasons you NEED to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
1) Special Treatment & Experiences
As soon guests enter the park, guests with tickets for the Halloween Party are directed to a roped off space where they receive a complimentary bag of chocolate goodies and a unique Photopass opportunity before beginning the night!
As you walk through the park, there are a ton of Photopass spots and character greetings uniquely themed to the Halloween Party.
Some of the rides like Pirates of the Caribbean feature live actors along the ride and in the wait area to enhance the rider experience.
Spooky characters from the parade also walk around the park to take pictures with guests and add to the Halloween themed fun.
2) Super Short Wait Times
Since the park is only open to a limited number of guests, it’s a great opportunity to hop on rides that usually have super long wait times. I’d been dying to get on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train since we arrived on Wednesday, but every time we checked the wait time, it was upwards of 45mins! With a limited amount of time to explore four parks and revisit two, waiting on a 45 minute line to get on one ride was out of the question. About a half hour after the park closed to the general public, the wait times for rides dropped dramatically. We practically walked on to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train when the wait time originally indicated 15 minutes! We also rode the Haunted Mansion, Dan’s favorite Disney World ride, twice without waiting in line!
3) Amazing Fireworks Show
The fireworks shows at Walt Disney World are always a sight to behold and I love watching them whenever we’re there. Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular is something else all together.
The live action shows, parade, special light effects on the castle, and the fireworks all come together to create an amazing experience for Disney fans of all ages.