Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween is held at Disney World every year and thousands of people come to have some Halloween fun at the popular theme park. The benefit of going to an event like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween as opposed to going door to door for trick or treating is that it is in a controlled, safe environment. There is also the added magic of being at the happiest place on earth. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween starts September 5th and ends October 31st. Your child can trick or treat at many stations throughout the park, see the Boo to You costume parade, watch a firework show and visit with costumed cast. You will need to buy a ticket, preferably in advance as days to sell out. The Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween is a separate ticket from the admission ticket. You will need to buy both. Prices for the event range from $42.95 (if you buy in advance) to $55.95 (if you buy on the day of event).
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #1: Make a plan
Disney World is a big place and if you are just going to take part of the Halloween events, then it might be best to come up with a plan of what you want to see and do, especially if you’re taking young children who may tire easily. Don’t included resting breaks for the kids AND adults.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #2: Make sure kids are rested before you go
Kids are going to be wired with excitement but if younger children haven’t rested enough at home or skipped their nap, your experience might end up being a little hairy with overly tired and hysterical kids. Even if they don’t normally take a nap, it wouldn’t hurt for them to lay down and rest their eyes for a bit before you go.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #3: Wear comfortable costumes and clothing
Costumes are a lot of fun to dress up in but all of them aren’t comfortable. If you’re going to a Walt Disney World for Halloween, you and your child should dress in a comfortable costume since you’ll be actively moving around, going on rides and enjoying the Halloween programs.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #4: Take a camera
You’d want to take a camera if you were going to Walt Disney World to enjoy their regular holiday activities so you’ll especially want to take a camera to their Halloween event. Photo opportunities will be aplenty during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #5: Get a good spot at the parade
Plan on getting to the parade area slightly early. The good spots along the edges fill up quickly and you may be hoisting your child onto your shoulders so they can see their favorite characters on floats.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #6: Follow the rules
Your child is special to you, just let everyone else’s is special to them. Don’t cause a stir by trying to cut in line ahead of others. Your child will still have fun, regardless of if they have to wait in line 15 minutes for a piece of candy or treat.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #7: Buddy System
The saying “There is always safety in numbers” is often true. Even though you’ll be at Walt Disney World, a place that you would think is safer then other places out in the world, you still want to keep a close eye on your child. If you can, take another adult with you to help look out for the children in your party or assign older teams to keep a close watch on their little brother or sister.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #8: Lost and Found
If your child should get separated from you at Disney World, you’ll want them to know where to go. When you get to Disney World, show them where the Lost and Found is and point out the employees that they can go to for help.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #9: Phone numbers
Since you never know what will happen when you’re out and about, it’s a good idea to make sure that your child knows your cell phone and home number. If they are to little to memorize it, write it on a piece of paper and place it inside their pocket or pin it inside their costume.
Tips for Visiting Disney World for Halloween #10: Leave a little early
Leave a little earlier then the other people attending. When the park is closing, everyone will have one mission. Leave and get their kids home to bed. If you leave a little earlier then everyone else, you may escape the heavy crowds.