My family and I were thrilled to find out that we were going to be able to attend the 2017 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Our trip was planned for August so we thought for sure we were going to miss it! But the party started on August 25th this year and thanks to Disney, we were able to attend! We went in 2015 and it is something we have been dying to get back to. It is hands down one of the funnest Disney Events because there is so much going on. Here are all the things you can experience this year!
Meet and Greets
My favorite thing about the Halloween Party is the special meet and greets that you can find. There are lots of rare ones like Jack Skellington and Cruella DeVil. I already wrote an article detailing all of the special 2017 meet and greets that are available – but I will say my favorite was definitely Cruella! She was so much fun to talk with – and kept asking us questions about our puppies. I wonder why?
Trick or Treat Stops
My daughters love trick or treating around Magic Kingdom! It is probably one of their favorite parts of the whole party. When we went in 2015, there was a whole path that was lined with trick or treat stops. This time, the stops were more spread out, which made it more fun. The stops were marked with Mickey Mouse pumpkin heads on the map, and giant light up inflatables throughout the park. These lines moved pretty quickly – and it is easy to leave the park with more candy than you know what to do with.
While some of the rides are Magic Kingdom are closed during MNSSHP, many are still open! This is a great time to get on those rides that you can wait hours for during regular hours. I recommend trying to at least hop on Peter Pan’s Flight and Space Mountain! Here is a list of all the rides that were open when we just went, in 2017:
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small world”
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Prince Charming Regal Carousel
- Under the Sea-Journey of The Little Mermaid
- The Barnstormer
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Mad Tea Party
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Space Mountain
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Let’s admit it – one of the best things about Disney World is the food – and MNSSHP is no different. There are tons of delicious treats available that you can only get there. These include a Jack Skellington Dessert, Haunted Mansion Portrait Desserts, Pumpkin Cheesecake Dome, and Candy Corn Soft-Serve Ice Cream. TIP: Get your treats early on in the night (before 10:30pm) as they seem to sell out pretty fast!
Since I am a collector by nature, one of my favorite things about MNSSHP is all of the exclusive merchandise. I went in to this night looking to pick up at least one exclusive pin for my pin collection, and left with three. There were a lot of exclusive pins to choose from – and trust me, I wanted them all. Not only were there 5 Disney Villains pins available – Ursula, Evil Queen, Jafar, Captain Hook, & Maleficent – there is also Hades (Disney Annual Passholder Exclusive). I had to get Ursula, Maleficent, and Hades. We also picked up some of the limited release mystery pin packs. There are 12 possibilities, and we got 4 different ones. This set does include 4 limited edition chaser pins.
Other 2017 MNSSHP merchandise includes MagicBands, T-Shirts, Ornaments, Totes, and more. There were all adorable and if we make it back again this year, I will be picking up a shirt or two!
Don’t forget to check out Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade and Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show!