10 Things To Know On The Go: 2015 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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2015 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party returns to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on select nights September 1- November 1, 2015, with some new additions and returning favorites.

With the parties beginning this week, I thought I would share 10 Things to Know On the Go – 2015 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

1. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party officially begins at 7 pm and concludes at midnight, however guests may enter the park at 4 pm before the festivities begin.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Happy HalloWishes
Photo: Walt Disney World

2. Happy HalloWishes will begin at 10 pm, which is a little later than last year, so you will want to pace younger party goers as they surely won’t want to miss these fireworks!

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Boo to You Parade
Photo: Walt Disney World

3. The ever popular Boo-To- You Parade steps off in Frontierland twice during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at new times of 8:35 pm and 11:15 pm.

4. If you love a Holiday cupcake or treat, then Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has you covered. At Gaston’s Tavern you will find a special Ghost cupcake, Storybook Treats will be offering Candy Corn soft serve ice cream, The Main Street Bakery will have two special cupcakes – a spider cupcake and monster cupcake- and a Halloween Cookie, The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor will have a Halloween Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, and you will be able to find Candy Corn Cotton Candy throughout the park.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Treat Collage
Photo: Walt Disney World

5. Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular: This new and highly anticipated addition to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place at 8 pm, 9:20 pm, 10:40 pm, and 12 am.

Here is a description of Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular from the Disney Parks’s Blog

In Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular the mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” return to the mortal world for one night during the Halloween season. With only a few hours to run amuck, the three sisters decide to use their magic to throw the best, evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard!

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Hocus Pocus Concept Art
Photo: Walt Disney World

With the help of the Disney villains, Winifred, Mary and Sarah gather together sinister shadows, nefarious nightmares and the power of their frightful friends to conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion and cast a spell on everyone in the Magic Kingdom Park. “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” features appearances by Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent and other great Disney villains, along with dancers, projections and special effects that combine to make this new show a not-to-be-missed Halloween treat.

6. Special Characters: You can meet some of your favorite Disney Characters in their Halloween costumes as well as meet characters who are exclusively visiting guests during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. You will find the character locations on the event map, and the Character Attendants are really helpful in letting you know when they will be meeting if they are not there.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Character Collage
Photo: Walt Disney World

7. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: As in years past, there is a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card that is available at the Firestation on Main Street U.S.A.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card
Photo: Walt Disney World

8. Trick-or-Treat Opportunities: Adults and children can Trick-or-Treat together at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with 11 Candy Spots and a Trick-or-Treat Trail in Fantasyland that begins near the Fantasyland Railroad Station in Storybook Circus.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Trick or Treating
Photo: Walt Disney World

9. Attractions: During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party you will find that there are 26 attractions that will be open, but it is important to note that you will not be able to schedule any FastPass+ times during the party.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Attractions
Photo: Walt Disney World

10. It wouldn’t be a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party without exclusive party merchandise! This year there will be a special edition MagicBand, a special edition Trading Pin, and of course the event T-Shirt. You can get them at the Emporium, and at Frontier Trading Post for the pin.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Merchandise

We’ll be at tonight’s first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and on September 18th, so make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

For more information and to purchase tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party visit the official website, and happy start of the Halloween Season!

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A Disney Parks Blog Not-So-Scary Soiree

A couple of weeks ago, the Disney Parks Blog posted a sweepstakes for readers to try to win a spot in their next meet-up at Walt Disney World. It would take place at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on September 14th and include tickets to the new Villains’ Sinister Soiree hard ticket even within the party. I caught the window of the sweepstakes just in time and threw my name into the hat and surprising won a spot! I was thrilled because I probably wasn’t going to make it to the party this year otherwise, plus I was able to take my mom to her very first Halloween party!

The following is my recap of the event with a little review of the special ticket event. Also, check out the Disney Parks Blog recap with much better pictures!

CheckIn

The evening began at 4:00 PM when we were able to check in and receive our party credentials. After that, unlike previous meet-ups I have attended, we were pretty much free to enjoy the party as we wished. At least until 11:45, which was the assigned dessert party time for all meet-up attendees. The Villains’ Sinister Soiree includes a dessert party in Cinderella’s castle and there are two seatings per night. Ours was the later seating.

Credentials!
Credentials!

First order of business was to get some dinner before the party started at 7:00pm. Our go-to counter service meal is usually Columbia Harbour House so that’s where we headed. After that, we rode a few rides with little wait.

At 7:30 we were able to enter the reserved viewing section for the first Boo-To-You parade. This section is reserved for anyone who buys tickets for the Villains Soiree and is located in the Hub in front of the castle. If you’ve ever had a Fastpass+ reservation for the Festival of Fantasy parade, it’s that same area.

Once we showed our credentials and got into the area, we were offered to take water bottles from the ice coolers. They were the small, kid-sized bottles, but we were able to take as many as we wanted which was welcome given how humid it was. Then a lovely cast member from New Zealand asked us if we wanted to know what the best spot for the parade was. Of course we said yes, and he led us over to the Liberty Square side of the Hub, right in front of the bridge. This way we could see them coming head-on and then make the turn to go in front of the castle.

Our View
Our View
Jester Goofy behind us
Jester Goofy behind us

The spot was great and my mom loved her first parade experience – especially the Haunted Mansion section! Here are a few of the pictures I took.

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Next, we had to decide if we wanted to stay on the reserved section for the fireworks. I was worried we would be too close to the castle, but we opted to stay since we had plenty of space to move around. We also caught the Villains Mix and Mingle show while we waited. It ended up being fine and we had a great view.

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We then had a couple of hours to kill before the dessert part so it was time for trick-or-treating. If I’m not mistaken, there are few more treat stations this year. The party wasn’t crowded at all so the cast members were being very generous with their handouts! At one point we decided to sit in the relative coolness of the Tomorrowland Terrace and rest a bit, Our timing was good because we ended up being able to see a little bit of the second parade as it travelled down Main Street!

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Candy!
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Cadaver Dans!

Soon it was time to head to Cinderella Castle for the main event: the Villains’ takeover. Once we were let into the lobby, the Queen of Hearts and Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine were meeting. If no one went up for a picture, they would heckle the crowd. For example, I was wearing a villains t-shirt that did not include the Queen of Hearts. She was not pleased! I was also wearing Maleficent Mickey ears and Drizella told me about Maleficent being her and Anastasia’s babysitter when they were little and let them have all the candy. Ha!

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Finally we were let up to the main dining room. We had assigned tables and footmen led us to them. We got a table by the windows! On the table was a personalized menu, an autograph card, a Maleficent cup filled with candy, and a plate of cheeses and meats. We were also given a drink named after Captain Hook named the Captain’s Not-So-Poisoned Potion. It was pretty sweet, but I thought the poisoned apple glow cube was cute.

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Around this time, the villains made their grand entrance and presented their themed desserts. They also made their rounds at the tables. This was definitely the highlight. Great interaction with all of the villains! At one point, Lady Tremaine and her daughters performed a musical number for us: a mash-up of Sweet Nightingale and Royals by Lordes. Hilarious! I wish I had a good video of it.

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The desserts themselves were awesome in their presentations and just okay in taste. Nothing really stood out.

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Soon, it was time to leave. Keeping in character, Lady Tremaine basically just kicked us out! We were given parting gifts of posters and a hitchhiking ghost from the Parks Blog (these things do not usually come with the Villains’ Sinister Soiree ticket, but everything else I’ve mentioned does).

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Cute vinylmation

We walked out to a pretty empty Magic Kingdom since the party had been over for almost an hour. I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I didn’t have to get up for work the next day!

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I had a really fun time at this meet-up. So grateful to the Disney Parks Blog for hosting us, with the help of some pretty cool villains.. I know the big question is whether or not the Villains’ Sinister Soiree ticket is worth the extra cost on top of a party ticket. Honestly, it probably depends on what you want out of it. For me, it wouldn’t be. The reserved spots for the parade and fireworks are really worth much, especially at a party that isn’t very crowded. The party in the castle is a lot of fun, and being in the castle is special and the atmosphere with the villains is awesome, but for me it wouldn’t be worth the $99 extra. And if I were buying a ticket, I would definitely want the later seating so I could still enjoy most of the party. If you really want to spend some quality time with these villains though, it might be worth it for you.

Have you been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Would you or have you attended the Villains’ Sinister Soiree? Who is your favorite villain?

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Halloween Party Costume Fun

One of my favorite things about attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is people watching and checking out all the great Halloween costumes. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that the Magic Kingdom is one of the few places it is okay for an adult without a kid to trick or treat and subsequently bring home two full bags of Halloween candy. The Boo To You Halloween Parade is my favorite and do you ever really get tired of Happy Hallowishes? I think not.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite pictures I took of costumes from the Halloween Party the other night. I had a great time and got to do almost everything I wanted due to some well executed plans. I saw so many awesome Halloween costumes and some were so creative and well planned I wish I had thought of them. Some of them I didn’t recognize and wish I had asked who they were. The most prevalent I think were probably Anna and Elsa for the girls, Captain America for the guys, Rapunzel for ladies, and Batman for the boys. All in all it was a ton of fun and I asked everyone if I could take their picture before I took it, especially making sure I got permission from parents before taking kids’ pics. Hope you enjoy!

Halloween party pics
Sanderson Sisters from the movie Hocus Pocus
Photo Sep 21, 6 39 27 PM
Smarty Pants!
Photo Sep 21, 6 39 45 PM
This one was tough … Chicken Cordon Bleu (get it? cord on blue)
Photo Sep 21, 6 40 04 PM
Ceiling Fan
Photo Sep 21, 6 44 20 PM
Flynn aka Eugene and Rapunzel
Photo Sep 21, 6 53 47 PM
Ariel, Maleficent, and Anna
Photo Sep 21, 6 55 08 PM
Haunted Mansion Stretching Room Portraits
Photo Sep 21, 6 57 01 PM
Rapunzel and Belle
Photo Sep 21, 6 58 45 PM
Puppet girl?, Minnie Mouse, Pocahontas, Mia from the Princess Diaries, Megara, and Vanellope Von Schweetz
Photo Sep 21, 7 00 02 PM
Cruella de Vil and the Orange Bird
Photo Sep 21, 7 02 39 PM
Candy Corn, Cotton Candy, and Candy Dots
Photo Sep 21, 7 03 13 PM
Baby Flounder, two Ariels, two Erics, and there was a mini Sebastian too!
Photo Sep 21, 7 04 10 PM
Green Power Ranger and Gladiators
Photo Sep 21, 7 06 30 PM
Sorcerer Mickey with Brooms and cameo by Daisy
Photo Sep 21, 7 09 29 PM
Belle, Supergirl, the Flash, and Captain America
Photo Sep 21, 7 10 55 PM
Elsa, Jake (very excited about his candy sans his Neverland Pirates), Mary Poppins, and Bert
Photo Sep 21, 7 15 35 PM
Ursula, Vanellope Von Schweetz, Wreck It Ralph, Kevin, Russell, Fix It Felix, and Jubileena Bing-Bing
Photo Sep 21, 7 18 27 PM
I found Waldo several times
Photo Sep 21, 7 19 31 PM
This mini John Cena was so adorable
Photo Sep 21, 7 34 15 PM
This baby Batman was the most precious and bad ass thing I saw all night!
Photo Sep 21, 7 40 53 PM
Captain America
Photo Sep 21, 7 45 33 PM
Indiana Jones, Cinderella, Snow White, and Maleficent
Photo Sep 21, 8 25 02 PM
Batman and Robin
Photo Sep 21, 8 30 36 PM
Batgirl
Photo Sep 21, 8 31 33 PM
Such a cute little Star-Lord
Photo Sep 21, 8 42 12 PM
Agent Carter, Scrawny Steve, and the Winter Soldier
Photo Sep 21, 10 19 53 PM
Sulley and Mike
Photo Sep 21, 11 32 36 PM
An awesome mine train over the stroller
Photo Sep 24, 4 35 57 PM
Shelley caught this pic of an amazing Drax and Gamora complete with a baby Groot!

 

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Pick Six: Last Minute Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014 Brochure Front

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party kicks off the Halloween Celebrations at the Magic Kingdom tonight, and if you are anything like me you are caught totally off guard!!!

How can it be time for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to start already? I thought summer just started…

With new offerings and so much to do to get ready, I thought I would share some last minute tips for getting ready for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Pick Six: Last Minute Tips For Attending 

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


1. Study up on new offerings

This year Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has a few new offerings, and I have to say that I am pretty stoked!

Guests who want to meet some of their favorite Disney villains will now be able to find them at locations around the park. Jafar will be in Adventureland, The Queen of Hearts near Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, and Lotso will be hanging out near Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland.

Club Villain will be taking over The Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square with a wicked atmosphere, lively music, glowing décor, and appearances by Cruella De Vil, Dr. Facilier, Anastasia, Drizella, Lady Tremaine, and more!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

This year Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade will be receiving a few tweaks including the expansion of the Phineas and Ferb Creepa Crew pre-parade interactive experience to involve more of the parade route and the first-ever appearance of Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope in the parade.

2. Prioritize for your family

Is your family at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to ride attractions, just a friendly reminder that the FastPass+ system will not be available during the party, to explore the trick-or-treat trails, or do you want to see all the entertainment options that you can?

The important thing to do is make sure that you are all on the same page and get as much done as you can!

And remember that while the party and the exclusive events don’t officially start until 7:00 pm, you can arrive at 4:00 pm to knock a few things off your list that will still be open at the Magic Kingdom.

Some unexpected things that my family likes to do during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are riding the Jungle Cruise at Night, taking a trip to the Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road for the fun lighting effects, and we like to spend extra time taking pictures of attractions with the unique party lighting.

Here are highlights from our time at last year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

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3. Download the new Mayhem at the Mansion App

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Mayhem at the Mansion Logo

This year Walt Disney World is taking Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to the next level with an augmented reality game called ‘Mayhem at the Mansion’.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Stitch Kingdom shared a lot of information about the game, but using the Mickey’s Not So Scary map with the Mayhem at the Mansion app you will travel around the park to capture ghosts that have escaped from the Haunted Mansion. Once you capture your ghost, you can save and share your finds before returning them to the Haunted Mansion.

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The directions are super simple!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Mayhem at the Mansion Instructions

The app is free and information about the Mayhem at the Mansion app can be found on their site here.

4. To merch or not to merch

Every year I find myself having the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Exclusive Merchandise conversation with myself…

Th number one item on my list this year is the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Exclusive Magic Band that WDWNT reported on earlier.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party MagicBand 2014
Photo: WDWNT (www.wdwnt.com)

My best tip for purchasing merchandise is to buy what you want early!!! Items can sell out or may not be available at all the merchandise locations, do don’t chance it or spend your time worrying!!!

5. Costumes

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is always tricky when it comes to costumes for our family, because the weather is typically hot and most costumes are made for cooler climates.

We are planning to combat this by trying our hand at DisneyBounding as a Family.

Leslie Kay shared some great tips on Disney Style a few months ago.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Top 10 DisneyBound Tips

She even showed how she breaks down a character’s look for DisneyBounding!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party DisneyBounding Breakdown

I’m not spilling the beans about what we’ll be dressing up as this year…you’ll just have to wait!

6. What to make sure to bring with you to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

We always like to travel light to the party, however for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party we always carry a backpack!

Some things that we like to carry with us to the party are:

  • Large Ziplock Bags – For extra treat storage and for our electronics in case it rains
  • A Change of Clothes for Zoe – She gets antsy in her costume every year, and having this change of clothes has been a life saver
  • Savory Snacks – Since the party begins at 7 we like to eat an early dinner before we arrive at the Magic Kingdom, so as the night starts to go on we find ourselves needing a snack that isn’t so packed full of sugar. I like to bring packets of peanuts and cheese crackers.
  • Glow Sticks – We try not to fall victim to the light-up carts, so before the party I will run to the Dollar Tree to purchase some fun glow sticks and light up toys. I cannot tell you how much money this has saved us over the years.
  • Envelope – I like to bring an envelope to keep my Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card a little safer.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Prices

Here are a few more things to know before you go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party:

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party requires a separate ticket for admission.
  • Tickets are available while supplies last and are not valid for theme park admission prior to the hours of the event.
  • Each Guest may only purchase 8 tickets per event date.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be sold or transferred for commercial use.
  • Guests of all ages may wear costumes only to the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party event; otherwise, costumes are only permitted at Magic Kingdom park for Guests ages 9 and under.
  • All costumes must adhere to any guidelines as determined solely by Disney.
  • Please choose costumes that are not obstructive, offensive or violent.
  • Guests’ eyes must be visible at all times.
  • Event information and activities are subject to restrictions and change without notice.

We are all really excited to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and I can’t wait to share tons of pictures and information soon!

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#RockYourDisneySide 24 Hour Event Survival Tips

RockYourDisneySide 24 Hour Party Ultimate Hashtag
140 characters formed a hashtag at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to officially announce the Disney Parks bicoastal, All-Night Extravaganza on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-24, 2014. (David Roark, photographer)

The #RockYourDisneySide 24 Hour Party will kick off the summer at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, EST.

The #RockYourDisneySide Party marks the third year in a row that the Magic Kingdom will be open for 24 hours straight, and this year guests are encouraged to show their #DisneySide by choosing Good or Evil!

I am already thinking of who I will be Disneybounding as!!! It was really fun to dress up as Elsa for the #RockYourDisneySide Party at the Summer Media Preview, and I think I want to give it another go!

Throughout the 24 hours, there will be special events showcasing the good-vs.-evil of classic Disney stories including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise, and food & beverage offerings. And mixed into the fun are sure to be some really great surprises.

The Disney Parks Blog has also said that they would be hosting another awesome Meet-Up! Make sure you keep an eye on their blog and Twitter accounts for announcements. I like to get their tweets sent to my phone, it is super easy to do, so I can find out as soon as it is announced so I can sign up!

Having survived the first two, at more than 28 hours awake and in the Magic Kingdom, I thought I would share some of my favorite tips for spending 24 Hours in the Magic Kingdom!

Pick Six: Tips for Spending 24+ Hours in the Magic Kingdom

1. Pack your bag ahead of time

Be like the Boy Scouts and always be prepared!!! I am usually an advocate of packing as little as possible for your Theme Park trips, but this is the exception to the rule. Try to think of what you will want the most, and pack it with you! For me, my ‘must pack’ list for 24 hour day included adding a travel sized facial cleanser, deodorant, a change of clothes, extra snacks, and playing cards to my normal all-day park bag.

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2. Late dinner

I get hANGRY so as I was snacking throughout the day, but I also I pushed all of my meals to a later time than usual. The first 24 Hour Day, we ate dinner at 11:00 at Liberty Tree Tavern and it was a lifesaver! We got to relax, sit down with air conditioning, have a good meal, and spend longer than usual eating to take up more time. It was great!

3. Look for activities, meet-up, and people around you in the Park

While I don’t advocate stalking people on Twitter around the park, it is a good idea to keep an eye on Social Media to see who you talk to that you would like to meet in real life, to look for spontaneous meet-ups, and to get ideas about what other people are doing so you can avoid particularly crowded areas of the Magic Kingdom. 

4. Plan on wasting time

You are going to be in the park for a looooooooooooong time, so make sure that you      pace yourself. Don’t go all YOLO and try to ride and see absolutely everything on a crazy schedule, because you will tire yourself out. You will have plenty of time, so relax and have fun! Some of my favorite time wasters and things to do that I usually don’t do were playing cards on Tom Sawyer’s Island and going to the shooting range in Frontierland.

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5. Go to sleep early

Think 4:00 pm dinner and 7:00 pm bedtime if you can! You will be getting up crazy early for 24 hour day, and in addition to that you will be awake longer and will be more active than you would be during your usual day. So grab the Early Bird dinner and hit the hay!

6. Have a recovery plan 

While a lot of people can get up and get going after staying out, I am not one of them! So I made sure that I had the next day to rest, organize photos, and commiserate with others who took the challenge!

I hope that these tips helped, and that I see you at the #RockYourDisneySide 24 Hour Party at the Magic Kingdom!!! 

Make sure you keep up with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the #RockYourDisneySide pictures, updates, and more!

 

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Tickets On Sale Today For Magic Kingdom Special Events

Tickets for two highly anticipated Magic Kingdom special events, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, go on sale today!

These Magic Kingdom special events take place respectively on select nights in September and October, and November and December.

Special events start at 7pm and run until 12am each day the party occurs.

Tickets can be purchased either online here or over the phone at (407) 934-7639 from 7am – 11pm EST.

Always remember that all tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Tickets must be paid in full at the time of purchase. As always, all information is subject to change.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Magic Kingdom Special Events Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Happy Hallowishes!

September 2014: 1, 9, 12, 14, 16,19, 21, 23, 26, & 28

October 2014: 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, & 31

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Prices (Prices Before Tax)

Advanced

Same Day

Premium

September October September October October 31, 2014
Guests Ages 10 & Up

$62

$67

$68

$71

$77

Guests Ages 3-9

$57

$62

$63

$68

$72

 

Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members will have discounted ticket opportunities on the following nights:

September 2014: 1, 9, 12, 14,16,19, 21, 23, 26, & 28

October 2014: 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, & 21

All Passholder and DVC discount tickets must be bought in advance.

Passholders eligible for the discount are those with Premiere Annual Passport, Premium Annual Pass, Annual Pass, Seasonal Annual Pass, Weekday Select Pass, and Epcot after 4pm Annual Pass.

Annual Passholders may purchase discounted tickets for themselves and three guests, while Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members may purchase discounted tickets for themselves and five guests.

Passholders may buy their tickets online on the Passholder site or by calling 407-560-PASS.

Disney Vacation Club Members can buy their tickets by calling Member Services at 1-800-800-9800.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Prices – AP & DVC Discount (Prices Before Tax)

September

October

Guests Ages 10 & Up

$58

$64

Guests Ages 3-9

$53

$59

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

November 2014: 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, & 30

December 2014: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 19

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Prices (Prices Before Tax)

Advanced

Same Day

Premium

December 19, 2014
Guests Ages 10 & Up

$67

$71

$74

Guests Ages 3-9

$62

$66

$69

Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will have discounted ticket opportunities on the following nights:

November 2014: 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, & 20

December 2014: 2, 4, & 9

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Prices – AP & DVC Discount (Prices Before Tax)

Guests Ages 10 & Up

$62

Guests Ages 3-9

$57

All Passholder and DVC discount tickets must be bought in advance.

Passholders eligible for the discount are those with Premiere Annual Passport, Premium Annual Pass, Annual Pass, Seasonal Annual Pass, Weekday Select Pass, and Epcot after 4pm Annual Pass.

Annual Passholders may purchase discounted tickets for themselves and three guests, while Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members may purchase discounted tickets for themselves and five guests.

Passholders may buy their tickets online on the Passholder site or by calling 407-560-PASS.

Disney Vacation Club Members can buy their tickets by calling Member Services at 1-800-800-9800.

There are Military Discounted tickets available on the following Dates:

November 2014: 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, & 20

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Prices – Military Discount (Prices Before Tax)

Guests Ages 10 & Up

$46.90

Guests Ages 3-9

$43.40

These discounted tickets are only available at Walt Disney World.

 

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Wordless Wednesday – Christmas in Orlando

Wordless Wednesday – December 25, 2013

We want to wish everyone celebrating today a very Merry Christmas!

We hope that you all have a day full of family, fun, and love!

Merry Christmas from Orlando!!!

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A first timer’s look into Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Castle

Friday was the kick off night for the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! I had always read about this night, and always wanted to go but each year put it off thinking it was maybe just for kids. Well last month we were lucky enough to go to the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and you really didnt need kids to enjoy that one, you just may need to BE a big kid! Which was perfect for me! So we figured now was the best time to go to the Christmas Party and see what that one was all about!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Snow on Main Street

As soon as you get your wristband and enter the park, it strikes you how they go all out for Christmas, the decor was just incredible. It might only be November on the calander but in my heart it was already late December! The lights, the wreathes, the music, the smells, everything screams holidays as soon as you enter into the park! I was very excited to see that on Main Street it was even snowing, in Florida, snowing! it was perfect and really got me into the Christmas Spirit!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party hotchoc

The first place we headed was to the free Hot Chocolate and Cookies, you can look these up on the park map and also look out for the giant inflatable candy cane that shows you where they are being served. The hot chocolate place we first went to was by the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride, and was extremely hot. Luckily this made me remove the lid and I noticed marshmallows on the top, which I wish they had stated on the signs as being a vegetarian I cannot eat these. Fortunately everyone else in our party could, so after that I just made sure I requested mine without.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party jingle

Next we headed over to the Jungle Cruise, which, for the first time ever, had been converted into the Jingle Cruise featuring a holiday overlay. The ride was all Christmas themed from the names on the boats to the decorations on the props and the jokes told by the skippers. During the ride there are not many changes to the actual scenes, so guests who have not ridden the Jungle Cruise before would still be able to enjoy this classic ride with only a few Christmas themed jokes thrown in.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party minnie

By this time we thought we should try get a space for Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, as it was a sold out night so we knew it was going to be busy. We ended up not really finding a great place to stand, but luckily we could still see over people enough to enjoy all the floats. It was really fun seeing all the characters in holiday attire, but my favorite part in the whole parade was without a doubt the toy soldiers…

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party toysoldiers

I just loved their little routines, their attire and they seemed to have so much personality and flair! Plus you knew once you saw them that Santa was going to be next as he is featured on the last float.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party santa

Once the parade ended we walked over to the Hub to get in place for the Celebrate The Magic show on Cinderella’s Castle, which I had seen some of this before but I had never stood in the middle for it with such a fantastic view before!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party waltcastle

The show was everything it promised to be..magical! I loved every moment of it, from Tinkerbell flying out, to Walt’s face right there on the castle, the effects were just so beautiful!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party gingercastle

The Christmas part at the end was really cool to see, my favorite part was this photo above, where they made the castle look like a giant gingerbread castle! It looked so real!

After the show we decided to stay in the same spot as it would be a great place for the fireworks! I am lucky enough to see the fireworks every day from home, but I rarely get to see them from right on front of the castle like this, its truly a wonderful experience.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party castlewow

I loved how they mixed the fireworks together with the Celebrate The Magic projections too, especially when it made it look like the fireworks were being set off right in front of the castle, when really it was behind!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party castleworks

A great tip if you want to feel part of the show, is if you purchase the new Glow With The Show ears, the ears actually light up in synch with the fireworks and castle show, as can be seen in this photo above! You simply turn them on and they all coordinate, so it really adds another element to the show to enjoy as you get to participate with it.

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Once we had enjoyed the fireworks we were all pretty tired so we decided on a loop around on the TTA and another stop for hot chocolate and cookies. I came home pretty exhausted but it was very worth it, this was my first time doing this party and it sure won’t be my last!

Tickets are on sale now and do require separate admission to get in. It is running already on select nights up until December 20th, but start looking now as they do tend to sell out some nights.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party popcorn

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Walt Disney World Decorations & Holiday Celebrations

Holiday cheer has begun to hit the Walt Disney World Resort, and we are so excited!!!

Here is quick rundown of some of the great Holiday parties, decorations, events, and more that you will be able to find at the Walt Disney World Resort!!!

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Select Nights November 8 – December 20, 2013

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In case you aren’t familiar, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a separate ticket event that takes place on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park throughout November and December.

 

Parties give you an opportunity to celebrate with snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A., Disney characters in holiday attire, and very special entertainment offerings, including Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade and Cinderella Castle Dream Lights. For the first time this year, the Celebrate the Magic! castle projection show and Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season fireworks will be enhanced with “Glow With The Show” ears – what an amazing sight this will be!

 

Also new for this year, attendees can experience Jingle Cruise, the first-ever holiday transformation of the Jungle Cruise attraction, which will feature seasonal decor, new holiday jokes and more. Party goers can also pick up a complimentary, event exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card that features Donald’s nephews. And when it comes to character greeting opportunities, look for Merida’s Fairytale Garden to stay open for parties this year.

 

This year’s parties will take place from 7 p.m.-midnight on November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21 and 22, and December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20. Tickets (which are separate from a regular park ticket) are already on sale now and purchasing ahead of time can actually save you money. Click here to learn more!

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

November 8, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Marvel at millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music.  Share in an awe-inspiring seasonal treat for the entire family. Brilliant multi-colored bulbs wrap the buildings, changing hues and brightness throughout the show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.   As joyful music surrounds you, a sea of twinkling lights form twirling carousels of heavenly angels, toy soldiers, a spinning Earth, and even Santa and his trusty reindeer. It’s something you have to see to believe!

Holidays Around the World 

November 29 –December 30, 2013

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Share in the sights and sounds of some of the world’s greatest holiday festivities during Holidays Around the World at Epcot. Amid joyful music and seasonal food favorites, time-honored traditions come alive as costumed performers share their country’s holiday heritage throughout World Showcase.

 

Although subject to change, holiday festivities may include:

  • American Adventure
    Meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, celebrate the traditions of Hanukkah and discover the spirit of Kwanzaa.
  • Canada
    Follow the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour as you explore seasonal customs of the Great White North.
  • China
    Watch the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale with twists and turns celebrating Chinese New Year.
  • France
    Discover the magic of Père Noël and the joy of the season through a Christmas letter from a child.
  • Germany
    Listen as Helga tells the story of the first Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.
  • Italy
    Meet the kind-hearted witch La Befana who arrives on the eve of the Epiphany to grant gifts to good children.
  • Japan
    Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of the New Year.
  • Mexico
    Celebrate with Los Tres Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, as they tell of their journey to the Posada and traditions today.
  • Morocco
    Join Taarji, a Moroccan drummer, as he reflects on family traditions commemorating the holiday of Ramadan.
  • Norway
    Spend time with Sigrid and learn about Julenissen, the Christmas Gnome.
  • United Kingdom
    Share in the vivid stories of Father Christmas, dating back to 15th-century England.

Be sure to check the Times Guide for a complete list of appearances and performance times.

Candlelight Processional

November 29 – December 30, 2013

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. All the while, gorgeous choral pieces are woven into the narration as an orchestra and choir provide an inspirational backdrop with songs of hope and joy.

 

For the hearing impaired, an American Sign Language interpreter translates the legendary account, allowing Guests of all kinds the opportunity to enjoy the event.

 

This year, an exciting line-up of narrators—including a few all-new additions to the Candlelight Processional—are set to lend their voices to the storytelling, including:

  • Gary Sinise
    November 29 to December 1, 2013
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    December 2 to December 3, 2013
  • Ashley Judd – NEW! 
    December 4 to December 5
  • Whoopi Goldberg 
    December 6 to December 7, 2013
  • Sigourney Weaver – NEW!
    December 8 to December 10, 2013
  • Dennis Haysbert – NEW!
    December 11 to December 13, 2013
  • James Denton 
    December 14 to December 16, 2013
  • Edward James Olmos
    December 17 to December 19, 2013
  • Trace Adkins
    December 20 to December 22, 2013
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
    December 23 to December 25, 2013
  • Blair Underwood 
    December 26 to December 28, 2013
  • Amy Grant 
    December 29 to December 30, 2013

Show times take place 3 times during each day of the event at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM, except on December 8, 2013, when show times take place at 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM only. Celebrity narrators, dates and other entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Festival of the Seasons

November 15 – December 29, 2013

Celebrate the holidays with live entertainment, photo opportunity and so much more!

 

The Downtown Disney area invites you to embrace the spirit of the season as you enjoy the twinkling lights, a grandiose tree and yuletide touches at every turn. Be sure to bring your little ones to see Santa Claus and then shop for unique gifts at the specialty shops.

Discover a variety of delightful diversions with plentiful holiday sights and sounds.

 

Joyous live entertainment includes:

  • Holiday carolers
  • Latin, jazz and pop performances of cherished holiday songs
  • Costumed stilt walkers and street performers
  • A lively holiday dance party with deejay

Visit with Santa
You can even visit with Santa, share holiday wish lists and enjoy a unique photo opportunity!

Jingle Jammin’ Jungle Parade

November 7, 2013 – January 2, 2014

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Ring in the season with some familiar faces in a wild, yet whimsical setting!

 

This music-filled celebration offers a seasonal twist to the popular Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade. Enjoy a harmonious mix of holiday wonderment, colorful creatures and festive music as Mickey and his friends parade through the park.

Disney’s Contemporary Gingerbread House

November 14, 2013

While the Gingerbread house is always up, you are able to purchase gingerbread goodies of your own from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Gingerbread House

November 16, 2013

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Construction of the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is well under way, and once it its open you will be able to purchase gingerbread goodies from the house of your own from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm!

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have these great decorations to come soon:

  • Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Gingerbread House
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Holiday Train and Village
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Christmas Tree
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Christmas Tree
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Christmas Tree

If you are looking for a really unique gift, you may want to kick off your holiday shopping at this weekend’s Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney November 8-10, 2013!

Festival of the Masters

We will be bringing you great information and photos of these great Holiday Celebrations at Walt Disney World! So make sure you follow our holiday adventures on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

 

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