Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • On May 7, 2020
    Stephen from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it too long of a day for a 22 month-old and an 8 year-old to go to The Crystal Palace for breakfast and stay all day at Magic Kingdom and go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party that same night?

    Boo to you Stephen!

    How nice of you to float by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you are making some spooktacular plans!

    While I definitely think you can dine at The Crystal Palace in the morning and do some happy haunting at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the evening, I would definitely suggest that you take a break in the afternoon. When our girls were younger, we ALWAYS returned to the resort hotel in the afternoon to rest. We would return to the park around 5:30 p.m. for a dinner reservation, a ride or two, and fireworks. Given the ages of your little ones, I encourage you to make a similar plan. Trust me, I have seen far too many little ones either asleep in the stroller and missing the party or in full blown meltdown from sheer exhaustion. 

    Since The Crystal Palace is one of our favorite restaurants, we typically do an 8:00 a.m. advanced dining reservation and then our FastPass+ selections from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. If you follow this schedule, grab a quick lunch in the park or, return to your resort hotel for lunch at the resort and then rest in the room. Make your FastPass+ plans accordingly so that your last FastPass+ selection before returning to the resort hotel is closer to the park entrance. Consider Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dining and map out your schedule to see your favorite characters and catch Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade.

    Stephen, part of what makes the party so delightful are the costumes that everyone wears. So, returning to the hotel to rest in the afternoon gives you a chance to change into your frightfully fantastic party attire. When you step back into the park, you will be dressed to scare, so remember to strike a pose and Don't Go Batty Trying to Find Photo Opportunities During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - there were several terrifyingly terrific PhotoPass opportunities during the last party I attended. Be sure to review the Disney Parks Blog for more party details and purchase your tickets in advance!

    Happy haunting,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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