Halloween

Win Two Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!

  • by

Mickey’s Halloween Party invites guests, yes, that means adults and children, to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat for candy (and healthy treats) throughout Disneyland. It is a special ticketed event, meaning that Disneyland closes early to those visiting with a regular admission ticket. Guests that purchase a special event ticket can arrive before the party to “mix in” with regular Disneyland guests for three hours prior to the start of Mickey’s private bash. Basically, that means it is a much better deal to buy the ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party and get there for the early hours — you get some quality park time and the fun festivities of the special event. It’s a win-win.

That isn’t to say those regular guests can’t partake in some seasonal adventure. Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, to be frighteningly frank, is a lot of spooky fun. Well, it’s not that spooky, your kids will be fine, but it sure is festive, and the fun part is spot on. You don’t have to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party to enjoy the following:Read More »Win Two Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Photo Update

We were pleased to be invited to the Magic Kingdom to enjoy an evening at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This event fell on a Friday evening and the crowds were fairly thick for the start of the evening. However, after the fireworks, the park cleared out and the last couple hours of the night was relatively quick access to any attractions or candy stop we wanted to swing by.

For our family, MNSSHP is a chance to see some walk-around characters we don’t see very often, catch one of our favorite parades, see the Halloween fireworks, and collect some candy. We tend to avoid the dance parties and special food offerings. But if that’s your thing, those looked fun this year.

One new item was added to the pre-parade on Main Street – a flash mob. Well not technically a flash mob, but some sort of impromptu line dancing was taking place. To be honest, I was a little underwhelmed by the effort. Sure it was neat to see cast members out in the street instead of at the restaurant counter, but the stage was just a plain black platform and there really weren’t that many guests out in the street. Now, I saw the pre-parade show before the 2nd parade, so the first parade may have had more energy. But frankly, I’d rather they spend this entertainment budget on doing things like adding the Dapper Dans on a ghostly boat tour aboard the Lilly Belle or more atmosphere around the park.

Read More »Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Photo Update

Halloween Decor Appears Early at the Magic Kingdom

We visited the Magic Kingdom last weekend and were surprised to see how much of the park had been festooned with fall decorations. Specifically, September 2nd, a full two months ahead of time, seemed a bit early for the Halloween decorations to be up. I know they get away with it by claiming it’s a harvest festival, but with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starting on the September 11th this year, I have to wonder how soon is to soon to celebrate a holiday at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

View our gallery with 16 pictures of Halloween decorations below the jump.

Read More »Halloween Decor Appears Early at the Magic Kingdom

Disney Cruise Line Sets Halloween Entertainment for Late October

It’s going to bee a not-so-scary time aboard the Disney Cruise Line this Halloween. The four ships will treat guests sailing during late October to a spook-tacular good time with special activities and holiday themed events. Guests of all ages will enjoy the special decorations,… Read More »Disney Cruise Line Sets Halloween Entertainment for Late October

New Dance Party Added to MNSSHP Pre-Parade

It won’t just be dozens of glow merchandise carts and the Headless Horseman that precedes the nightly parade at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year, Main Street USA will be home a new dance party the “Not So Scary Street Jam!”. This interactive… Read More »New Dance Party Added to MNSSHP Pre-Parade

2012 Disney World Halloween Merchandise Now Available

As I was walking through Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Saturday, I spotted a merchandise display all set up with new Halloween themed merchandise for 2012. The merchandise team has really generated some great creative this year. From the Fab Four to the Hitch-Hiking Ghosts of the Haunted Mansion I think there’s something for every fan to like this year.

Read More »2012 Disney World Halloween Merchandise Now Available