On our Disney trip last year we went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for the first time. If you are a Disney fan it is definitely an event that you’ll want to experience at least once. There were some things that we learned from our event, so I wanted to share it with you!
The first is that this event is not one that I would recommend for little kids that are easily scared. You know your kid and although it is very family friendly, it does have some spooky elements to it. Our youngest REFUSED to ride the Haunted Mansion, even though he’s ridden it before.
The second is that I would recommend setting aside a ticket day for it. You can typically enter in the park around 6 p.m. (this changes) for the event, and you’ll most likely end up staying until around midnight. If you’ve already been in the park all day this can make for a very late night, especially with younger kids.
Pick one or two chosen character meet and greets and head there to get in line as soon as you get in the park. The costumed characters take breaks, so what may be a thirty minute line, may turn into a much longer line if the characters are taking breaks ever so often.
Plan ahead and pick what you think are your key events. We picked the parade, a treat at Storybook Treats and watched the fireworks from that area. Then we went trick or treating as we walked through the park.
Get the magic pictures! You can only get them at the event, and we found that most of these lines were not long.
Ride the rides! Especially this year, some rides have special experiences, and there were rides that we walked on to, that you can’t always do that.
And lastly, have fun! There are so many different things to do at these events that sometimes you forget to actually enjoy it.