Monday, August 15, 2011

Magical Moment - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Since we are almost through the dog days of summer, we thought it would be a good time to start talking about some upcoming events at WDW.

Starting on Sept. 13th, the Magic Kingdom will begin presenting Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. If you are planning a trip to WDW in Sept. or Oct. be sure to catch this fun event. As the name implies, this Halloween Party can be enjoyed by the whole family. This is the one time when adults can dress up in costume at the Magic Kingdom, which I highly encourage, it only adds to the fun.

The first thing you will notice when you arrive for the party is that MK has been transformed from the Happiest Place on Earth to the Spookiest Place on Earth. The entrance to the park is bathed in mist while the buildings are lit in jues of green, purple and orange. Images of ghosts are projected on the buildings along Main Street USA while Halloween music plays.

(Image of Arden & Christy Beach courtesy of Matt Beach)

The two highlights of the party are, Mickey's Boo to You Parade and Happy HalloWishes Fireworks. The Parade features all your favorite Disney characters (plus a few surprises) in their Halloween costumes on special Halloween themed floats. The fireworks feature the Grim Grinning Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion throwing a party in the skies high above MK with all your favorite Disney Villains.

(Images courtesy of Matt Beach)

The party also features a show on the Castle Forecourt Stage, Disney Villian Mix and Mingle, as well as Halloween Dance Parties with live DJ's. You can also trick or treat around the park collecting candy at designated spots. This is an incredible event and I suggest getting tickets on line prior to attending.

(Image courtesy of Matt Beach)

A few tips: the parade occurs twice (8:15 & 10:30), the second is usually the less busy of the two. Fireworks are at 9:30 and I've found the best place to view them is on Main Street near Casey's Corner. Spots where you can trick or treat are illuminated with a large balloon, the candy is the same at each spot, so there is no searching for the "good stuff". Because there are a limited number of tickets sold for each party there shouldn't be long lines for the attractions. A great time to do some of the most popular attractions is during the first parade. Dates and prices of the event can be found on the official WDW website. If you decide to attend the party we hope you have a great time.

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