Thursday, September 13, 2012


Yesterday I talked about what to wear while at Disney when you're visiting the parks. So today I am going to talk about a very special event that takes place every year at the Magic Kingdom.

On select nights during the months of September and October, Disney hosts a special hard ticket event at Magic Kingdom called Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). What does that even mean?! Well I'm here to give you all the details you need!

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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party does not happen every night, but on these select nights, Magic Kingdom closes to all guests at 7pm. The only way you can stay past this time is if you have purchased a separate ticket to the event. They range in price between $55-$70 depending on what night you choose to go. You can purchase these tickets on the day of the event, but you risk it being sold out AND it is more expensive. I recommend you go online here and purchase them in advance.

So by now you are probably saying to yourself, "Why would I pay extra money on top of what I've already spent just so I can stay in Magic Kingdom for a few extra hours?" Ok, valid question. MNSSHP takes over Magic Kingdom as you know it and transforms it into a Halloween town. Here are a few of the unique experiences you can't get elsewhere in Disney:
  • HalloWishes fireworks show
  • Boo to You parade that showcases all the characters in their special Halloween costumes as well as some great floats and the Headless Horseman!
  • Trick-or-Treating throughout the park - dressing up is encouraged but definitely not mandatory
  • Lighter crowds so riding your favorite Magic Kingdom attraction is a breeze!
Still not sold? That's ok. I'm not here to convince you to buy a ticket. I just want to inform you of all the options you have while in the parks. I know a lot of people get overwhelmed when planning their Disney vacations and often miss some of the hidden gems. To me, this is one of them. Free candy. Themed music and lighting. Special fireworks and parade. Sign me up!!

I will be going at the end of September and have been at least 3 times already, so if you have any questions feel free to ask away!

I will leave you with one of my favorite pictures from a few years back. Cracks me up!


  1. this sounds awesome! more reason to go to disney....

  2. Totally jealous you have been to Disney so many times!! I've never been but would LOVE to go for any and all holidays...every single year ;) Well, I'd live in Cinderella's castle if I could...who doesn't love the most magical place in the world, I do and I've never even gone. so sad... Love all your pics from this post and the previous, you are so cute! Love that you get totally into the whole disney theme with your clothes!!

    p.s. fun blog!!! new follower :)