This September and October Halloween is celebrated at Disney World for 24 spooky, but not so scary nights.
Each of these nights the Magic Kingdom is transformed into Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (aka MNSSHP).
True to its name, this is definitely an event for the entire family. The emphasis is on fun and is not very frightening or scary.
You will see your favorite Disney characters decked out in in Halloween costumes, and guests are invited to do the same.
This is the only time that all guests, young and old, are encouraged to wear costumes to the park.
Keep in mind the Florida weather can still be quite warm when choosing your costume. You should also wear something that is easy to move around in and safe while enjoying the rides. Costumes are optional, but they help you get into the Halloween spirit.
Special activities include Trick-or-Treating, Villains Mix & Mingle, "Boo To You" parade, and a Special Halloween Fireworks presentation.
All guests (not just children) are encouraged to trick-or-treat at the 13 stations set up around the park. You will collect a variety of candy treats in miniature sizes typical of what is handed out for your local treat-or-treaters.
If you are a person that can’t get enough of the Disney villains then this is the event for you. They have their own special area in front of Cinderella’s Castle where they perform what is called the “Villains’ Mix & Mingle” 4 times nightly and are available for autographs and photo opportunities.
The Boo-to-You parade is well done and can only be seen by attending one of these events. It is performed twice nightly at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm.The 2nd parade is usually less crowded, because those attending with young children will often go home before the 2nd parade.
The fireworks include special Halloween music and lighting effects, including Cinderella's Castle lit up with eerie Halloween colors and effects.
This after-hours event (7 p.m.-midnight) is what they call a hard ticket event, meaning that a separate admission ticket is required to attend. Adult tickets are $59 and Children (3-9) are $53. Discounts are available , and advance purchase for most nights will save $7.
These special evenings have a limited number of tickets available for each night guaranteeing that the park will not be crowded and lines for rides will be very reasonable.
Seeing all of the characters in their Halloween costumes is quite enjoyable. Even if you are an adult, consider wearing a costume to get into the spirit of the event.
Parties are slated for Sept. 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29; Oct. 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 and Nov. 1.
To purchase advance tickets, guests can call 407-W-DISNEY or visit www.disneyworld.com/halloween now.
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