Have you ever wanted to do something truly special for Halloween? In 2008 we attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Halloween Night in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and by far its the most memorable and fun Halloween we have ever had as a family. Ask each and every one of us and we’ll tell you all the details about why visiting Walt Disney World on Halloween Night is truly a trip worth making.
With children in varying age groups, Halloween is one of those holidays that can quickly become complex, trying to keep the fun side of Halloween present while the scary side has its time and place. That year we had a fall break during Halloween week. This also happens to often be a more affordable time to visit Walt Disney World thanks to so many special offers and as we looked at how we might make our trip of a lifetime even more magical that year, it seemed like Halloween was the winner from the get go. For all the advance information we had about the evening and special events included at the park, we could not have asked for a more magical Halloween!
The party happens on select evenings beginning earlier this month on September 11th and running trough November 2nd. The park is decorated from top to bottom in Not-So-Scary Halloween decor, not a detail left untouched, making a perfect backdrop for the after hours party.
Everyone (most everyone at least) comes in costume to trick-or-treat from 7pm to Midnight. Disney character meet and greets from this evening are by far my favorite because they are all dressed in Halloween costumes which makes for even more fun for all.
Huge fans of any Magic Kingdom Parade, Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is led by the Headless Horseman and followed by “HalloWishes” which is a green and orange fireworks display with all kinds of villainaous magic as only Disney can do.
Straight from Disney’s Media Fact Sheet, check out these 13 Fun Facts about Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party
My sons now in high school still ask if we might consider returning to visit The Magic Kingdom on Halloween Night. A perfect mix of entertainment, rides, and fun for all ages, we just might have to make that happen before they start leaving the nest for college in just a few short years. Our window continues to narrow for making memories that will last a lifetime with all 5 of us together. I could not be more grateful that we took the leap and visited Disney for a holiday that year. Tell me…
Have you ever visited Walt Disney World at a special time of year?
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
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