EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 24, 2015
    Christine from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, we are taking our first ever family vacation to Disney World, kids 3.5 and 20mo. We will be there from Oct 17-24. I already purchased my tickets for the not so scary Halloween party on the 22nd but I'm curious what it will be like and what to expect?

    Hi Christine!

    I could hardly contain my excitement for you as I read your question. You're visiting during my favorite season and attending one of my favorite events! I already know you will have a great time.

    Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a wonderfully unique way to experience Magic Kingdom park. You'll have the opportunity to meet Disney Characters all dressed up for Halloween, check out Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade, and watch Happy HalloWishes, which is what I consider to be the best fireworks show at Walt Disney World! Not to mention trick-or-treating throughout the park.

    You and your family are welcome to dress up too, but it's not required. Last year, I dressed my boys in pajamas that looked like costumes so we could put them right to bed when we got back to our room. I recommend taking the morning off so you can nap before hitting the party, especially with little ones.

    The party is held from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM on select nights, but in past years party-goers have been allowed to enter the park as early as 4:00 PM. Since you are going to an October party, you'll be able to find out if early entry is allowed this year in time for your vacation. When you enter the park, you will be given trick-or-treat bags, a map of events and of course, where to find the candy!

    Make sure to check out The Disney Parks Blog for updates on party details including a list of Disney Characters and other party details as the events draws closer. Most of all, enjoy it! Make a list of the top 3 or 4 things you want to do and let everything else be a bonus.

    I hope you have a howling good time at the party, Christine! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions as you plan.

    Happy haunting!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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