Weekly Review September 17-21, 2012 – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Week And More

Weekly Review September 17-21, 2012 – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Week And More

Weekly Review time!!! This past week here at On the Go has been full of great stuff, and it has been a little different since we double posted with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party information about week!!!

Also, we added a new contributor, Beth, to the site! Welcome Aboard!!!

Now it’s time to look back at all that happened September 17-21!!!

Let’s Go!

The Winter Park Sip and Stroll is coming up on September 27th, and it will celebrate the city’s 125th Anniversary of Incorporation!

Winter Park - Weekly Review
The Winter Park Sip and Stroll – September 27, 2012

We started our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party coverage with Tip, Tricks, and Information. There is so much to do and see at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Merchandise - Weekly Review
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Map – Weekly Review

Tuesday we looked at how LEGOLAND Florida is now partnering with the Dream Village to help make other’s dreams come true!

Legoland Florida and Dream Village Ground Breaking - Weekly Review
Legoland Florida and Dream Village Ground Breaking

Then we looked at the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Merchandise with prices. These tend to go quickly, so if you are attending a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party you will want to definitely go in search of these items early!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Merchandise - Framed Pin Set - $200.00 - - Weekly Review
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Merchandise – Framed Pin Set – $200.00

Wordless Wednesday took us to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a Warning!

Wordless Wednesday - Weekly Review
Wordless Wednesday – Warning!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Wordless Wednesday was of my new favorite MNSSHP sign!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party - Weekly Review
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Ghost Relations

The P!nk Truth About Love Tour is coming to the Amway Center in February 2013! I am soooo excited!!!

P!nk The Truth About Love Tour - Weekly Review
P!nk The Truth About Love Tour 2013

Thursday we shared our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Videos of Boo-To-You, Happy HalloWishes, and the Villains’ Dance Mix & Mingle .

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Friday, Cheryl shared her experience at the Star Wars Celebration VI Star Wars: The Clone Wars Panel.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

And our final Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party post for the week is our Roundtable where we discuss our favorite parts of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party - Weekly Review
Pooh and Friends in their Halloween finest for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Roundtable

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Roundtable

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Merchandise
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide

1. What about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party makes it a MUST DO for you?
Aurora – I always made sure that I did the Alice in Wonderland Treat Trail as the first stop, a stop in the middle AND the last stop of the night! You get SO MUCH Candy there!
Beth – Hallowishes for the music and the parade is absolutely amazing.  Love the Gravediggers!!
Betsy – I have to see the Boo To You parade and make sure not to miss the Headless Horseman.
Cheryl – The limited pins and tshirts
Megan – I have to watch Hallowishes and see the parade.  I also love seeing the ghost outside of Haunted Mansion.
Shalon – I always get a prime spot for Hallowishes, it’s my favorite MK fireworks show!!! Love all the music!
Shelley – My absolute must do is watching Boo To You and Happy Hallowishes! They are two things that I could watch over and over and over again!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Boo To You Parade is a MUST DO!!!

2. What is your favorite activity during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
Betsy – Trick or treating and people watching. There are so many creative costumes from guests young and young at heart.
Beth – definitely the parade…the music, the floats, the dancers.  Very unique
Cheryl – I love the parade.
Megan – Trick or Treating and visiting the dance parties.
Shalon – Hallowishes all the way!!!
Shelley – I really enjoy walking around the park towards the end of the night as the crowd thins out to take in some of the smaller details of MNSSHP.
Aurora – I am a Boo To You Girl! I have to see the parade both showings! I love the Grave Diggers and The Haunted Mansion Dancers!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Happy Hallowishes!

3. Are you going to dress up for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? If so, what will your costume be? If not, of all the costumes you have seen what was your favorite?
Cheryl – One year we saw Wizard of Oz characters
Megan – I have a few costumes that I have in mind.  Of course, buying a new pair of Halloween ears to wear is always acceptable.
Shalon – Not sure yet would like to but need to think if something different to do
Shelley – This year I went as a fancy Minnie Mouse, since she is my favorite character.
Aurora – I am still working on a costume. I was a Sailor Girl the past two years. This year I am undecided so far.
Beth – Normally I just wear a personalized Mickey Halloween shirt, but this year I’m thinking of one of the princess tutu’s (from the kids dept) and a tank top.  Or my Tower of Terror 10 miler costume which is still a secret.
Betsy – I don’t think I’m going to dress up this year since I’m going early and it is still likely to be hot and humid. In the past I’ve gone as a pirate or just worn a Halloween themed tshirt.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Gang

4. Where is your favorite thing to take pictures of during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
Megan – I love seeing the characters in costume, I usually am having too much fun to remember to take pictures though.
Shalon – I love getting pics of all the guests unique costumes! Saw some great Cast Member costume replicas on kids last year!!!
Shelley – I really love taking pictures of Tomorrowland all lit up with special projections.
Aurora – Haunted Mansion with Madame Leota out front! She is always so much fun to play around with!
Beth – I love all the Halloween decorations and the character statues in the hub
Betsy – I love taking pictures of Hallowishes!
Cheryl – the characters in their costumes.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Treat Spot Markers

5. What part of the Boo to You Parade is your favorite?
Shalon – Love the Grave Diggers!
Shelley – I love the whole parade, but if I had to choose one part it would probably be the Ballroom Dancers from the Haunted Mansion.
Aurora – I would have to say that the Haunted Mansion Ballroom Dancers are my favorite!
Beth – Goofy!!!  CANDY CANDY CANDY!
Betsy – This is a toss up for me between the Grave Diggers (sparks are so cool!!!) and the Dancing Cowboys. 😉
Cheryl – I enjoy the headless horseman
Megan – I love the Grave Diggers!! (and the candy)

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Special Edition Card

6. Trick or Treat? 😉
Shelley – Treat with a side of Trick!
Aurora – Always trick with some treat on the side!
Beth – Treat….chocolate please!!!
Betsy – Both! I love to have fun, so tricks are entertaining, but treats are awesome too.
Cheryl – Treat , vegan and gluten free please 🙂
Megan – Treat.  Always treats!
Shalon – Treat!!! Who doesn’t love candy!!!

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012 – Tips, Tricks, and Info

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012 – Tips, Tricks, and Info

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which is my most favorite party of the year at the Magic Kingdom, is now under way at the Magic Kingdom!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Gang

I love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party so much, because the Magic Kingdom is jam packed full of fun details, amazing entertainment, spectacular fireworks, and more importantly candy to celebrate Halloween! I am going to be sharing some of my favorite tips, tricks, and things to make sure that you do while you are at the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

The first thing that you are going to want to consider is when you want to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, because there are certain dates that tickets can be purchased at a reduced rate if they are purchased in advance.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will be held on the following dates in 2012:

  • September: 18,21, 25, 28, 30
  • October: 4, 5,8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30, 31
  • November: 2

And here is the price breakdown by date for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Price Breakdown

When arriving at the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, party admission and wrist banding begins around 6:00 pm on party days, you will be directed to use one side of security and turnstiles since you will be receiving a special wrist band from Magic Kingdom Cast Members in special costumes indicating that you are attending that night’s party.

After getting your wrist band, you are going to want to grab a Halloween Treat Bag, this year featuring Frankenweenie and Wreck It Ralph, and a map for the party. One thing that I always do is bring a large purse or backpack to the party, because you will want to bring a large Ziploc bag for each member of your party to put their candy in since the more room you have in your treat bag the more candy Cast Members typically give you!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Walking into the Magic Kingdom,  you will notice that you will also be directed to one side of Main Street USA, since there will be a large group of guests leaving as you are arriving for the party. Also as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party begins you will be asked by Cast Members to show your armband since they will be trying to clear the park of non- party going guests.

We typically arrive before the party begins, so we like to take a look at the party map and look at all there is, what people are interested in doing during the party, and we grab a bite to eat since a lot of the quick service restaurants are closed during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Map

First things first, we hit the firehouse at 6:45 to get in line for our special Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom card for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Our friends over at SOTMK Blog have great information about this card and all sorts of Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom rumors and news!!!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Special Edition Card

This year we decided to break with tradition, and we hit several Trick or Treat Spots before watching the first Boo To You Parade.

Trick-or-Treat Locations can be found throughout the park, and are a really fun way to get into the Halloween spirit!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Treat Spot Markers
  • Adventureland
    • Next to Jungle Cruise where you’ll find some freaky tiki’s offering two treats!
    • In the Pirates of the Cairbbean queue you’ll find some candy booty!
    • Liberty Square
      • Along the waterfront in front of the Liberty Square Riverboat, you’ll be taken to a New Orleans Halloween Celebration.
      • Fantasyland
        • Before you can fly, hit the stop in Peter Pan’s Flight queue.
        • Visit Pinocchio’s Village Haus for a special treat from Werther’s.
        • The new & special stop at the Fantasyland Railroad Station is called the Casey Jr Candy Junction.
        • Tomorrowland
          • Speed on into the Tomorrowland Speedway for a tasty treat.
          • Near Space Mountain, there is an intergalactic treat from Kellog’s.
          • Beside Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress you will find a candy location sure to please anyone from any decade.

In addition to the Trick or Treat Spots there are two Trick-or-Treat Trails in the Magic Kingdom, which are themed and full of treats and special decorations for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Br’er Rabbit’s Laughin’ Place Candy Patch is my favorite, because of all the carved pumpkins!
  • Wonderland Curious Candy Way
    • For this treat trail you will want to enter from The Barnstormer in Storybook Circus, and follow the path full of decorations from Alice in Wonderland.
    • Br’er Rabit’s Laughing Place Candy Patch
      • Entering from the Splash Mountain queue, you follow this winding trail full of carved pumpkins and treats for a whole lot of candy & fun.

The Boo To You Parade, 8:15pm and 10:30pm, is by far my most absolute favorite part of the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!! This parade is amazing and you will find yourself singing it’s song for the many months to come!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Boo To You Parade is a MUST DO!!!

The parade kicks off with a ride from the Headless Horseman along the parade route. And while he used togo a lot faster, this ride is definitely one you aren’t going to want to miss!

If you are watching the parade from Main Street you’ll be “Calling All The Monsters” in a Street Jam that takes place twice before the parade in front of the Art of Disney and at the Main Street Railroad Station. While this won’t be everyone’s favorite thing, if you are looking to avoid this Jam you will want to watch Boo To You from Frontierland.

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Once the Boo To You parade kicks off, you will understand why I love this parade so much! It is full of characters from the movies, shorts, and parks dancing along to a fun soundtrack on special floats. The Haunted Mansion and Cowboy sections of this parade are my favorite. The parade starts next to Splash Mountain, and there are definite plusses and minuses to watching it from different locations, and my two favorite places to watch it from are near the Flag Pole on Main Street USA and the Shooting Gallery in Frontierland.

If you chose to watch Boo To You from Main Street USA near the flagpole, your pictures will have the castle in the background which is always a bonus. However, there are super bright parade lights on the top of the Confectionery that make shooting pictures and video difficult at times. Most people attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will line the streets of Main Street before heading to this section, and make sure you wait for the line to go out before claiming a spot.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Right down the middle of Main Street USA

Boo To You from the Shooting Gallery in Frontierland is also an excellent spot, because you have great lighting, planters to sit on if your feet are tired, and extra entertainment since there is time to kill from the events going on in Main Street USA. The downside is that since the parade starts in this direction, people tend to line up super early and you will need to stake out a spot for great viewing sacrificing some party time.

After watching the parade, we decided to ride The Haunted Mansion to take in the special features it has during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. During the party, The Haunted Mansion Cast Members are decked out in their spookiest attire and you’ll find one on the 999 Happy Haunts is out on the lawn talking to guests. You definitely do not want to miss this attraction!!!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
One of the Happy Haunts during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

If Dance Parties and Character Appearances are your thing, you won’t be disappointed during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

There are two Dance Parties that let you take a break and shake off the sugar, while dancing with some of your favorite characters.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Club 626 was bumpin’ earlier in the evening!
  • Rock-It Out…Stitch’s Club 626 at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland.
  • Woody’s Happy Harvest Roundup in The Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square.

And for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you will find that your favorite Characters are in their Halloween finest and mingling among the guests in addition to their normal meet and greet areas in the park.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Pooh and Friends in their Halloween finest for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
The Seven Dwarves

Then it was time for the best fireworks… Happy Hallowishes!, which begins at 9:30pm. The night sky lights up around Cinderella Castle for this 180° fireworks extravaganza! You will want to make sure that you are watching these with a castle view. If you choose to watch Happy Hallowishes from the Hub area, you will feel immersed in the show! But if you go further back on Main Street USA, you won’t be as crowded in and will be able to better see the whole show. Either way, you can’t lose!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Happy Hallowishes!

After some speed Trick-Or-Treating, we decided to hit the last show of the Villains’ Dance Mix & Mingle, 7:45pm, 8:50pm, 10:05pm, and 11:15pm, in front of Cinderella Castle.  This high energy show features some of your favorite villains breaking it down and getting funky. It’s a lot of fun to watch!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Villains’ Mix & Mingle

And make sure that you take out those candy bags one last time before you exit the park, because outside the turnstiles there is one last Trick-Or-Treat location with Cast Members handing out Halloween Peeps.

And that was our night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
The Main Street USA Railroad Station

It was an amazing night with amazing friends, and I hope that you will be able to use this information to make your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party a blast!!!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
See Ya Real Soon!
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Weekly Review – Our Week On The Go September 10-14

Weekly Review – Our Week On The Go September 10-14

Weekly Review time!!! This past week here at On the Go has been full of great stuff, and now it’s time to look back at all that happened September 10-14!!!

Let’s Go!

Monday started with a review of Walt Disney Pocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey into a New World action-packed animated musical adventure Pocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey into a New World debut for the first time ever in vivid High Definition on August 21, 2012.

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Walt Disney Pocahontas and Pocahontas II is available on Blu-Ray on August 21, 2012.

Aurora shares some of her highlights from Nights of Joy with Shalon at the Magic Kingdom. Included are links to our many performance videos on YouTube and Facebook Albums of pictures!

Night of Joy - Lecrae - - Weekly Review
Lecrae putting on an AMAZING Show in front of Cinderella’s Castle!

Wordless Wednesday took us to the roofs of Hogsmeade at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Wordless Wednesday - Weekly Review
Wordless Wednesday – The Roofs of Hogsmeade

It’s almost time for Oktoberfest in Celebration, and if you are in the area you will want to swing by because it is a lot of fun for the whole family!

Celebration Florida - Weekly Review
Celebration, FL

Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando City Soccer’s President are visiting other parks in the Kansas City area, including Livestrong Sporting Park, to explore stadium options for the Citrus Bowl.

Orlando City Soccer - Weekly Review
Orlando City Soccer

Betsy had the chance to attend a Lunch and Learn for Joe’s Crab Shack, and their new menu additions look delicious!!!

Joe's Crab Shack - Weekly Review
Joe’s Crab Shack entrance

The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Derick Martin.

Orlando Solar Bears - Weekly Review
Orlando Solar Bears

Star Wars Celebration VI was held at the Orange County Convention Center, and Cheryl shares some of her preparations and pictures!

Star Wars Celebration VI - Weekly Review
Star Wars Celebration VI Logo

The Orlando Solar Bears announced that single game tickets for the 2012-13 season will go on sale beginning Wednesday, September 19.

Orlando Solar Bears Opening Night Logo - Weekly Review
Orlando Solar Bears Opening Night Logo

Thanks for joining us this week at On the Go, and we can’t wait to bring you even more posts next week!!! We are going to be dedicating a lot of our posts to one of our favorite events at the Magic Kingdom…Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!!

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Weekly Review August 27-31: Our Week On The Go!

Weekly Review: August 27 – August 31, 2012: Our Week on The Go!

Hidden Gems of WDW, Orlando City Soccer, Halloween at LEGOLAND Florida, Magic Kingdom in the Fall, And Solar Bears Hockey

 

Its Weekly Review Time!!!! This past week here at On the Go has been full of great stuff, and its almost my favorite time of year which makes me even more excited about all that is going on around Orlando! Now it’s time to look back, with our Weekly Review, at all that happened her at On the Go in MCO August 27th to August 31st!!!

Let’s Go!

On Monday, Megan started the week off with a look at a really fun Hidden Gem at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa!

Grand Floridian Entrance - Weekly Review
Grand Floridian Entrance

Tuesday, Aurora got us pumped up for Orlando City’s upcoming Playoff Game!

Orlando City Soccer  Club - Weekly Review
Cheering for the Orlando City Soccer Club!!!

For this week’s Wordless Wednesday, I looked at the parade that I absolutely adore!

Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom - Weekly Review
Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom

LEGOLAND Florida is adding Brick-Or-Treat, a Halloween Celebration, to its special events this year!

LEGOLAND Florida Halloween Brick or treat House - Weekly Review
LEGOLAND Florida Halloween Brick-Or-Treat House

The fall is our favorite time of year here at On the Go in MCO, and Betsy took us around the Magic Kingdom Fall Decorations that have gone up!

Magic Kingdom Fall Decorations - Train Station Weekly Review
Magic Kingdom Fall Decorations on the Main Street Train Station really set the mood for the Fall!

We love our Orlando City Soccer Club, and we wanted to take a more in-depth look at their Playoff Game!

Orlando City Soccer - Weekly Review
Orlando City Soccer Club

And we kept on the sports theme, and ended our week with some information about the Orlando Solar Bears Training Camp that is starting soon!

Orlando Solar Bears - Weekly Review
Orlando Solar Bears

Thanks for joining us for the On the Go Weekly Review, and we can’t wait to bring you even more posts next week!!!

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