Going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Get together, or “MNSSHP”? Or possibly you’re on the fence and attempting to resolve if it’s value it.
One among my favourite Laid-back Magic members is an knowledgeable with all issues Disney, particularly through the season of Halloween.
Melissa is a fellow mother, and Disney knowledgeable. She let me choose her mind about ideas for households headed to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Get together, like what you must do on a celebration day and what to anticipate. Right here’s a fast rundown:
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Get together is a individually ticketed occasion on sure nights from August eleventh to November 1st. Magic Kingdom closes early at 6pm on social gathering nights, which suggests you’ll want a celebration ticket to attend. To see extra information and purchase tickets, head right here.
Okay, now on to Melissa!
So…who’re you? Inform us slightly about your self.
Hey! I’m Melissa, a spouse and mother from NYC who completely loves all issues Disney! I’m a self-professed Disnerd and Comfortable Hang-out who has loved a number of household journeys to Disney World and finds the planning simply as thrilling because the precise journey!
My proficiency in planning comes from over 17 years of product growth and course of implementation expertise. These passions led me to begin Silly Mortal Planning Co in 2021, providing intentional Disney Planning Companies.
In 2022, I partnered with A Mouse and a Seaside Journey Co as a Disney Licensed Journey Agent. Throughout my journeys to Disney World, you’ll discover me on my favourite attraction, The Haunted Mansion, hugging my favourite character Eeyore, and consuming as many Dole Whips as doable.
I’m inquisitive about MNSSHP since we’ve by no means been. Are you able to give a short rundown of what you possibly can count on from a social gathering like this?
This can be a Halloween-themed after hours occasion at Magic Kingdom. Your Get together Ticket will get you entry to Magic Kingdom beginning at 4pm and the social gathering runs from 7pm – 12am that includes:
- Distinctive Character Experiences like Jack and Sally or Elvis Sew
- “Boo to You” Parade and Halloween Fireworks
- Trick or Treating
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular
- Zombie Dance Get together
There are such a lot of enjoyable actions to expertise at MNSSHP, a lot in truth we’ve been FOUR instances with our fifth this August.
Since party-goers can get in at 4pm, is that once you advocate folks get there? What’s your ordinary recreation plan?
That’s appropriate and it’s a good time to expertise decrease crowds too! I’ve two recreation plans I sometimes advocate relying in your wants:
Possibility 1: Eat earlier than the occasion, we like ‘Ohana so we are able to park our automotive at Polynesian and eat at their first dinner serving at 3:30pm then head to Magic Kingdom after, arriving round 5:15pm. We give attention to rides upon coming into then give attention to Halloween actions from about 7:30pm as soon as the social gathering kicks into gear, doing rides and trick or treating in between.
Possibility 2: Arrive at 4pm, maintaining in thoughts there’ll doubtless be a line however as soon as entry begins it strikes shortly, and luxuriate in rides till 6pm. At 6pm we take pleasure in a QS meal normally at Cosmic Rays, (most QS spots change into trick or treating areas and shut round 5:00-5:30pm). Then shift to social gathering actions after.
Take into account there are two parades and the sooner one shall be extra crowded, however you will have two alternatives to expertise “Boo to You,” aka: my absolute favourite Disney parade!
Okay. Get together-day. What do you do…go into the park within the morning or one thing else?
On social gathering days we loosen up on the resort. Get together days are usually lengthy and scorching so that you wish to preserve your vitality for later within the day.
If we did do a park, I’ll shock everybody and say Magic Kingdom — the crowds are usually decrease on social gathering days so you are able to do A LOT in a brief period of time.
Get there early so you will have time to take a strong mid-day break, then pair with a fast meal earlier than you allow your resort or Possibility #2 above.
What ought to folks count on from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Get together…and what ought to they not count on?
Folks can count on decrease waits. The bottom is after the fireworks, so save headliners till later within the night in case you can.
Folks can count on a number of distinctive characters, but when your precedence is to fulfill a novel character, make sure to arrive early and get in line as early as doable. Typical wait instances for Jack and Sally are 1-2 hours, typically longer!
Anticipate a number of sweet however additionally traces to get it. If sweet isn’t vital, it’s OK to skip it or come again when you’ve got time.
Anticipate a enjoyable expertise however for the night time to go by shortly so having a plan forward of time helps maintain you on monitor.
Be conscious of what’s most vital for you and your journey social gathering, chances are you’ll want to decide on between rides and Halloween actions!
I’ve heard principally nice opinions for the social gathering’s value. Is there a state of affairs the place you are feeling prefer it’s NOT value it?
It’s actually a enjoyable expertise and I feel for many households it’s actually fulfilling and a good way to take pleasure in decrease crowds at Magic Kingdom.
If you happen to’re not into Halloween I nonetheless suppose it may be a enjoyable expertise, however you may discover that sure actions just like the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular” aren’t for you or possibly the parade (gasps) isn’t a precedence and that’s completely OK.
Whereas I feel it’s workable with youthful youngsters, in the event that they aren’t used to staying up late or gained’t sleep in a stroller then these can create demanding experiences which nobody desires. Take into account your particular person wants and in the event that they’re workable with the social gathering timeline.
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