Tuesday, 10 November 2015

How to Walt Disney World - Part VI

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - is one of the special ticketed events that is run after hours (normally from 7pm until midnight) in the Magic Kingdom. By after hours, I do mean they shut the park down earlier than normal to accommodate party goers. Usually, possessors of these tickets are permitted entry into the Magic Kingdom at 4:00, without using a day off a regular admission ticket.

It should be noted that this is one of the few times adults are permitted to wear costumes at the Magic Kingdom.

Non-ticket holders are usual encourage to leave at park closing, and are not permitted access to rides after this, or to participate in various party activities. For example, a wristband proving ticket purchase, is required to ride the rides, or trick or treat at the Halloween party. This means that most rides have very short lines. For some inexplicable reason, Peter Pan seems to be the exception to this. Also, the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is busy as well.

The Park seems Rather Festive

In the Short Line for the Haunted Mansion

They Light up the Haunted Mansion Beautifully

The Haunted Mansion is especially wonderful during these parties, with the Cast Members in ghastly makeup, pulling out all the stops.

More Mood Lighting

It's My Favourite this Time of Year

The Castle also Gets the Treatment

Hallowishes is the fireworks display which is put on during the party. It is fun and spooky, and the Castle plays a part in the display.

The Boo to You parade is preceded by the ride of the Headless Horseman. The parade itself is more spooky fun, than spooky, and everyone seems to have a good time. The gravediggers dance is a must-see.

It poured rain off and on, when I attended, but it is made clear that this is a rain or shine event. I had a poncho, and it wasn't too bad.

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