Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 7, 2013
    Robin Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! We will be going to Disney in October 2013 and are wondering if our boys, who will be almost 2 and 5 at the time will enjoy Mickeys Not so Scary Halloween party? Also, how does the ticket work? When can you enter Magic Kingdom?


    Your boys will be in for a real treat! A trick-or-treat, that is. I love Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! I went for the first time a couple of years ago and it instantly became one of my favorite special events at Walt Disney World.

    I think your boys are at a great age for it. Now, while it might go a little late for young toddlers, there is still so much to do without feeling like you are missing out if they are tired and you head out before the end. Simply dressing up in their costumes and trick-or-treating at the rides and different stations around Magic Kingdom is special enough, but there are so many other things for them to enjoy such as the dance parties and the Boo to You Parade! It is, by far, my favorite parade all year. There are usually two parade times. While the first one is the most popular, at least you know that if you had to leave earlier due to tired or sleeping little ones, you haven't missed the parade.

    Another great thing about the parties is that while the actual party typically begins at 7pm, they have let ticket holders in earlier than that, usually around 4pm. While I can't guarantee that would happen as things can change from year to year, this is great for families with smaller kids. It gets you in the park and ready to start the fun! When you enter the Magic Kingdom with your special Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket, you will receive an armband for each person. This will distinguish you from guests that don't have this special ticket.

    One last tip I would offer before I run out of room is that since it is Halloween, there may be more "villians" out for character greetings. If this would frighten your boys, just be on the lookout and steer clear. They would never intentionally try to scare a child and usually have very good radar to read the guests, especially the really little ones.

    Have a spooktacular time.
    ~Allison L

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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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