Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 29, 2013
    Deborah 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.

    We will traveling to disney for my then 4 yr olds bday & first trip in oct. Is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party worth the extra money? Would you recommend it? Also when will the 2013 dates be released?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Deborah!

    Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a blast! I personally think its worth the money & I'd put it on my must do list.

    Its a special ticketed event so the Magic Kingdom (MK) is not as crowded which shortens lines & makes it easier to maneuver the park. But I'd make my main focus the special events available only during MNSSHP. Everyone (including adults) is encouraged but not required to dress up. You'll be boarding rides so keep that in mind when selecting costumes & wear comfortable shoes.

    MK will be decked out in cool Halloween decorations. When you enter, pick up a MNSSHP Guide Map & a Trick-or-Treat bag (or bring your own). Here are some highlights that take place only during MNSSHP:

    * Trick-or-Treat locations throughout the park (they will be shown on the Guide Map)
    * Special Character Meet & Greets (often unique ones only seen during special events)
    * Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade (its easier to get a good spot for the 2nd parade)
    * Happy HalloWishes fireworks
    * Villains' Dance Mix & Mingle

    There are also character dance parties. Not every attraction is open during MNSSHP but the most popular ones will be - check the Guide Map for a list.

    Last year, tickets went on sale for the 2012 dates on May 1, 2012 so we may see an announcement any day now. Keep your eyes on the Disney Parks Blog for an announcement. If you're on twitter, be sure to follow @DisneyParks and @WaltDisneyWorld. You may want to look out for #MNSSHP on twitter as well.

    Please feel free to visit with any other questions. Wishing you minnie spooktacular memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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