Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
As you know, Halloween is my favourite time of year! But I had never been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This year they had a huge push for Hocus Pocus for the 25th Anniversary, so the show in front of the castle featured songs from the films and the 3 witches! Of course with all the other Disney villains! The main attraction for the night is the castle show, the decorations and the parade. OF COURSE THE PARADE! (This is a separate park admission for the party! They give you a wristband for this)
Now what I didn’t know, and wish I did know, was that people dress up for this evening! Families dressed as Incredibles, kids as princesses, the lot! Now had I of known, I would of gone as Cruella De Vil. (No, not because I hate dogs or want a Dalmatian fur coat, because she’s such a chic Disney Villain and I have done Maleficent before).
What I loved most was all the Halloween treats, you probably saw the spam on my Instagram…sorry! They were everywhere, but so tasty. Beware, the lines for the treats are long, they seemed to go viral this year - especially the Maleficent ice cream!
The parade ran twice throughout the night, and I have always found the best place to stand for this is over between Liberty Square and Frontier Land. Sort of right in front of the Jamboree show. The parade starts from over behind Splash Mountain (I learnt this in my backstage tour, Keys to the Kingdom) and it finishes down at the end of Main Street. But of course everyone wants to be on Main Street to watch it but it’s still the same parade from wherever you stand. To kick start the parade they had a beautiful big elegant black horse trot on by with the headless horseman…. spooky! Then all the villains on their floats went on by, imagine the daytime parade but the darker version, Disney Villains only! Oh, but of course you also had your usual characters but in their Halloween costumes!
So the park doesn’t only offer the parade and treats, there’s also a handful of rides that are still open, like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion, they kept the rides open that are more villain based! But because everyone has gone to the park for the party, shows, celebration and the costumes - quite a lot of the queues for the rides are quiet.