Boo to you and you and you! This week we're so excited to continue on our Halloween adventure with one of our favorite places in the world: Disney World! Every year Magic Kingdom transforms overnight into a Halloween fantasy! And on select nights, the Kingdom closes early to park guests and offers an upgraded event called Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Most of our readers are probably familiar with MNSSHP and have either already attended or plan to in the future, but we wanted to share with you some of our highlights from this year.
Mickey's not-so-scary varies in price depending on the night you choose to attend, but generally it gets more expensive the closer it gets to Halloween. The event offers exclusive shows, meet and greets with certain characters and villains, the Boo to You parade, trick-or-treating, and HALLOWISHES (the best firework show ever)! There are also exclusive spooky snack options across the park which you KNOW we were all over! Park guests also get pretty creative with their Halloween costumes. For a list of okay attire for the event check Disney's website here.
Boo To You Parade
So, why is Hallowishes so great? Honestly, I don't know how to answer that because there are so many reasons! For one, the show itself is entertaining and filled with all of your favorite villains and Disney characters. I mean, who doesn't want to hear Poor Unfortunate Souls while watching fire explode in the sky?! Secondly, the fireworks are HUGE and literally light up the entire sky over MK. I don't want to spoil too much because seeing Hallowishes for the first time without knowing just how big and unique they are is part of the magic. But, here's a video of Oogie Boogie's part because everyone loves Nightmare Before Christmas.
Meet and Greets
Here's a list of all of the characters you can meet at MNSSHP and where to find them:
There were a ton of great food offerings during the event.
Some of these are offered during the day as well, but some are exclusive to MNSSHP.
The not-so-poison apple from the Main Street Bakery (aka Starbucks). This cupcake was SO good. Although the "apple" looking part on top is all icing so it's a bit much. But, if you scoop it to the side and just use some of it, the actual cake part is delicious. Spiced apple with pecan crunch. YUM
Candy Corn Milkshake from Auntie Gravities in Tomorrowland. We were fans of this shake. I think it was even better than the Millennial pink shake. It's marshmallow flavored ice cream, topped with cotton candy, and a marshmallow Mickey. Once again, VERY sweet, but overall it was good!
The Maleficent Dessert from Storybook Treats. It's lime soft serve in a black waffle cone with chocolate Maleficent horns. This was not our favorite treat at the party. The soft serve wasn't bad, but didn't mesh well with the chocolate horns. And it melted way too fast and started leaking out of the cone. :(
The Madame Leota Tart from Liberty Square Market. This was hands down our least favorite item of the night (and maybe entire trip). It's a tart filled with marshmallow pastry cream and candy pearls. The clear hard candy on top of the Leota printed candy is cool to look at, but the taste was just not worth it for this one.
Hades nachos from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn. Nacho chips topped with buffalo chicken and cheese sauce. These weren't bad by any means, but the CRAZINESS that was Pecos Bill's made it almost not worth it. We waited a solid 25 (maybe more) minutes to get these. And event night means no mobile ordering :(
If you can get them at a reasonable time, I'd say go for it. But, don't wait as long as we did for them.
Hitchhiking Ghosts Cream Puff from Aloha Isle. This was the last treat of the night, and we ended on a high note. This black cream puff is filled with cookies and cream mousse. And it's adorable, of course!
*Bonus. I'm hesitant to even post about these because they were the feature of the month loaded fries from Casey's Corner for September. Meaning, sadly, they're gone. They weren't exclusive to MNSSHP by any means but they were just SO good, I wanted to share a photo of them. I don't really like posting about things you can't order anymore, but maybe this will inspire you to try the flavor of the month next time you stop by Casey's!
There are several shows and dance parties to see and join in on while at MNSSHP. There's the Cadaver Dans Barber Shop Quartet which you can hear singing ghoulish medleys in Frontierland. There's the Storybook Circus Junior Jam Dance Party in Storybook Circus. There's the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Dance Ball in Tomorrowland (video below) where you can dance along with your favorite monsters.
And then there's the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular! This show is the main event of the entertainment lineup and is SO much fun. The Sanderson sisters host the show and invite all of your favorite Disney villains along. Although I was a fan of the old villain show, this Hocus Pocus show BLOWS it out of the water!
In addition to the shows, parade, fireworks, and meet and greets, don't forget you can also enjoy trick-or-treating across the entire park, all of your favorite rides, and exclusive Halloween merch! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays through October 31st starting at $99. Let us know in the comments if you've attended this year's Halloween party, or if you plan to! Until next time, Boo to You!
Parker and Brittany Ruhmel- Lovers of all things food and theme park related!