On our adults only Food & Wine Festival trip, we also decided to try out the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. While this was the end of October, it was still pretty hot, so we didn’t want any heavy costumes. So I put on my Minnie Mouse ears and Minnie witch shirt, and my husband was in his Haunted Mansion tee and fedora. They were directing everyone who was coming in for the Halloween party over to the right as you entered the park:
There are photopass photographers as you walk in with frames to take your pics:
As you walk through, there are cast members handing out treat bags (with a small treat inside already!)
Some of the decorations near the castle:
We arrived at the park right at 4:00pm (your party ticket gets you in at 4:00pm even though the party doesn’t officially begin until 7:00pm) and used the fastpasses I had selected to hit a few rides first. Our first ride – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!! Mid-ride, it began to rain. By the time we were getting off the ride, it was pouring! This was not the way I wanted to spend my night, but when at Disney you have to go with the flow and be prepared for rain storms. I did have my poncho (I had talked my husband out of taking his rain jacket – oops). Luckily as with most Orlando storms, it was a quick, although heavy rain. We were pretty soaked by the time it was over, but thankfully dried up pretty quick and headed over to Space Mountain for our next fastpass. We (but mostly Eddie) are suckers for Disney shops. Space Mountain dumps you out in their gift shop, where of course we had to browse. We did find a Halloween Party pin.
They also have this cool D-Tech Station where you can make and customize your own magic band or phone case.
Eddie and I both haven’t jumped on the Apple wagon and still carry Samsung phones, so can’t always find a good Disney case for our phones. The D-Tech station had lots of options for our phones, so we placed our order and were told to come back later in the evening to pick up our purchase.
We headed over to Toontown to scope out where the characters would be in their Halloween party gear. While there, we could see that the line had already formed to meet the Seven Dwarfs. It didn’t look too bad so we decided to hop in line, as the parties are the only place you will get to meet all Seven Dwarfs. They came out to begin meeting people around 6:20pm (we got in line at 5:30pm). We got up to meet them around 7:00pm. My husband is such a good sport….I know standing in line for characters is not high on his list to do, but he knew it meant a lot to me and he had some fun with Grumpy when we got there:
The main things on our agenda for the Halloween party were a few character meet and greets, the Boo to You Parade, Hallowishes fireworks and some souvenir shopping (there are special items only available during the Halloween party).
After we left the Seven Dwarfs we were starving so headed over to Casey’s Corner to grab a hot dog. After all my many Disney trips, this was my first time at Casey’s! We ordered our grub and went to find a table outside. While we were eating, the Disney cast members were hard at work looking for guests who didn’t have a party band. Sure enough, there were some there – and they were immediately escorted out.
We finished our meal, took a bathroom break and then headed to find our spot for the Boo to You Parade. We grabbed a sidewalk seat right in front of Main Street Bakery. Eddie ran in to get us some Starbucks to enjoy while we waited (we got our seat about 45 minutes prior to parade time). Disney cast members were coming around with cute props and would take your photo while you waited:
We have heard so many good things about the parade, and it didn’t disappoint!
My favorite was probably the Haunted Mansion ghosts:
I also loved the Wreck it Ralph float:
After the parade, we went to grab our spot for the fireworks. This is probably the best fireworks show I have ever seen, I just loved the music and the changing colors of the castle:
A lot of people tend to leave the park after the fireworks show, so we decided to go against the flow of traffic and head back to Toontown to get our bags full of candy (and let me tell you – one candy stop completely filled up our bags!!) and to meet some characters. After the fireworks the lines decrease drastically so it’s a great time to go.
We first saw Goofy – who was hilarious and trying to make Eddie jealous by not letting me go…
Then next off to meet Minnie. Minnie loved my shirt and kept flapping my cape, lol:
After meeting Minnie we went through the candy line where our bag was filled up with awesome candy (they found out we liked peanut M&M’s so filled our bag up with them!)
After getting our candy, we headed to a few gift shops and then back to Space Mountain to grab our new phone cases.
On our way out, we had several photopass pics made:
They also did this cool video with some ghosts dancing with us:
Outside of Magic Kingdom, it was decorated for Halloween also and they had photopass photographers and did this awesome magic shot with the headless horseman:
When we got back to the room (after midnight!) we dumped our candy stash on the bed:
This was just from one candy trail. If we had a larger bag they would have filled it up too!
Overall this was a great night and even though you can never do everything you want – I highly recommend!
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