I know I have said it before, but Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World signals Fall for me in Orlando. If you get the chance to be in Orlando during this time, you really should attend MNSSHP. There is so much to see and do that I am going to offer my Top 5 “Must Do’s” at the party.
Before you get started enjoying the Party, you should pick up a MNSSHP map as you enter the park. This will help you as you walk around and enjoy the party. There is so much to see and do and a little planning will be helpful. Don’t forget to also pick up a trick or treat bag as you enter the park. If you have special dietary restrictions, you can stop by City Hall. They have special candy if you ask the cast members behind the desk. They will show you a card with your different options so you can decide what you would like.
The Number 5 “Must Do”!- Enjoy one of the special food treats while you are at MNSSHP. The Main Street Confectionery has plenty of sweet treats for you to enjoy.
The Number 4 “Must Do”! – Stop at all the Trick or Treat locations or Trails! There are plenty of places to get candy as you walk through the park. Be sure to check your park map because there are a few new locations this year. We were surprised to see that you walk into the Enchanted Tiki Room to get candy this year.
Look for the lighted pumpkins along the way, as they will indicate a treat station.
The Number 3 “Must Do”!- You should take some time to enjoy the Character Dance Parties. There are two this year – Woody’s Happy Harvest Roundup in the Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square and the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Your kids will enjoy dancing with the characters.
You could see a number of characters from Monsters University here. The characters do come and go so be prepared to stay and party down for awhile.
The Number 2 Must Do! – Mickey’s “Boo-To-You Halloween Parade. The parade begins in Frontierland at 8:15pm and 10:30pm. The second parade will not be as crowded. Be aware that it is pretty dark back in Frontierland if you are trying to take pictures.
The parade starts off with a ride by the Headless Horseman. You don’t want to miss this, it happens quickly!
My personal favorite from the parade are the Gravediggers!! I love to watch them scrape their shovels on the street.
Finally! The Top thing you Must Do!- You can’t miss Happy HalloWishes, the Halloween fireworks show at 9:30pm. I am going to go one step further and suggest that if you have watched the fireworks from in front of the castle before, that you try a new location. New Fantasyland is a great place to watch the fireworks and it isn’t crowded. It’s a treat to watch the fireworks from the back side of the Castle.
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