• On May 13, 2018
    Marissa from MN 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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    Is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party appropriate for a 3 year old and 5 year old or do you think we would be better off waiting until the kids are a bit older? Thanks!

    Hi Marissa, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for sending us your question.  My absolute favourite Special Event at Walt Disney World Resort is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, I am so happy to see that you are considering attending!

    This is a very tricky question.  While the entertainment and special activities such as trick-or-treating are perfect for your children’s ages, the party does run until midnight, which is very late for small children.  The first time I took my daughter to a Special Event she was two and we took her to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  The mistake we made was that we decided to get up early and spend the full day at Magic Kingdom Park.  After dinner when the party rolled around, my daughter was done, and didn’t really enjoy the party at all.  We ended up heading back to our Resort Hotel fairly early and missed a good chunk of the party.  The following year we decided to go to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, but chose to have a relaxing day at our Resort Hotel prior to the party, including a mid-day nap.  This time my daughter had a fantastic time and was able to enjoy herself because she was well rested.  

    I would definitely say that your children are the perfect age to enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, there is so much to see and do, there is something for everyone.  I would suggest that if you are planning on attending, don’t over do your activities during the day leading up to the party.  You will want to make sure your children are well rested so that they enjoy the party.  

    I hope you have a wonderful time at Walt Disney World Resort, Marissa.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are here to help.

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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