It's September, and that can only mean one thing, Halloween is right around the corner, and as always Disney is hosting Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom.
This annual party is a seperate hard ticket, event that is held on select nights from September and October. This year the parties started in September 1, and will end on October 31.
There is plenty to do at these parties, but we ask the question, Is it worth it?
The night starts off at 7pm, you a are allowed into the park at 4 though. Make sure that you dress up! This is one time adults are allowed to wear a costume into the parks, just no mask. Upon entering you will receive a map and a candy bag. The map will show you the different locations of the trick or treat locations and villain meet and greets.
As you make your way around the park, you will notice big inflatable lights that mark locations for the free candy. You may have to wait in a little bit of a line, but a bag of free candy at the end of the night is always worth it.
The villains make their way in to the park for meet and greets during these parties. Along with the villains, you have the regular meet and greets, just the characters may be wearing their Halloween costumes. Some other characters to look for are Jack and Sally, in Town Square, the Hitchhicking Ghost, a magical moment in Liberty Square, the Dwarfs, by the castle walls in New Fantasyland, and many more!
One place to have an oppuritunity to hang out with the villains is Club Villains in the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon. During this party, different villains make there way out on the dance floor for some mermorable experiences for all the family.
If you want to take it up a notch, Disney introduce the Villain's Sinister Soirée. This exclusive dessert party cost an extra $99 to get into and takes place in Cinderella's Royal Table. This event has special setting for the Boo To You Parade, and the HalloWISHes fireworks. It also gives you the oppuritunity to interact with more of the Face Villains during the hour long Dessert party.
Make sure that you make your way to the Castle Stage for the entertaining Villains Mix and Mingle. While they don't really mingle as much anymore due to the dessert party that takes place in the castle, the show itself if entertaining, with the villians come out a have a little dance routine that they perform.
My personal favorite part of the night is the Boo to You Parade, which is opened up with the Headless Horseman riding through the parade route. This year Wreck It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz have joined the parade with all your other favorite Disney Characters. The Grave Diggers make an appearance along with some of the more rare villains. This parade has, what I think is, the most addicting song, however it is a fun song.
The night tops of with the HalloWISHes fireworks, featuring many of the villains and hosted by the Haunted Mansion's very own Ghost Host. The fireworks themselves are amazing, featuring a few 180 degree shots that light up the night.
For the price of admission, anywhere from $62-$71 depending on when you want to go, I believe that this party is very much worth the price of admission.