Let’s Visit Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

Last week, we reviewed Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway, as well as took an in depth look at the 2019 Boo to You Parade and all its new additions. Today, we are going go into our night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party as a whole. We attended the first party of the year and it was VERY busy! Not only has Disney greatly increased the … Continue reading Let’s Visit Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

Mickey’s Boo To You Parade 2019

We return to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to check out the 2019 version of Mickey’s Boo To You Parade. As we’ve stated before on this blog, this is our favorite Disney parade. This year adds two Tomorrowland segments with The Incredibles and Toy Story, as well as The Haunted Mansion bride to the mix. The parade is exclusive to Mickey’s Not So Scary … Continue reading Mickey’s Boo To You Parade 2019

Review: Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway is an upcharge party, within Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The event, which takes place from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am, is very similar to Tony’s Merriest Town Square Party at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. For $99 a person, you get hot & cold appetizers, unlimited cheap beer / wine, a Cruella meet & greet and a reserved prime viewing … Continue reading Review: Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

MNSSHP 2018: The Boo To You Parade (Viewed From The Hub)

In this post, we will continue with our coverage of the 2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Previously, we looked at The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular here. While we absolutely love that show, the real main event of Halloween party for us is the Boo To You Parade. In our Why You Should Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party post, we had this to … Continue reading MNSSHP 2018: The Boo To You Parade (Viewed From The Hub)

MNSSHP 2018: The Boo To You Parade (Viewed from Main Street USA)

In our last post, we took a look at the first showing of the Boo to You Parade, as viewed from the hub area here. For the second showing of the parade I figured I would, as usual, grab my favorite viewing location looking straight up Main Street from the Town Square area (see where the blue arrow is pointing below). Unfortunately, this area was … Continue reading MNSSHP 2018: The Boo To You Parade (Viewed from Main Street USA)

Disney Parks News & Rumor Roundup: July 26, 2019

We are back with another news and rumor roundup around the world of Disney parks. We recently returned from a great week at Walt Disney World and a lot happened while we were away! Let’s get right into it… The registration period for AP Previews of Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios went live yesterday morning and quickly filled up within a couple hours. We were … Continue reading Disney Parks News & Rumor Roundup: July 26, 2019

Why You Should Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Oh No! Not Another Upcharge Event!

One of the more controversial elements of the Disney parks over the past couple years has been the increase in upcharge events / experiences offered. The general hubbub when it comes to these upcharges is that it takes magic away from the common visitor in order to create a better experience for those who can afford to pay for it. This creates a form of class warfare in many’s eyes. While I suppose this is true to an extent, I think the impacts these experiences have on the common guest are way overblown. Most of these experiences are unobtrusive to the guest experience, and wouldn’t even be noticed by someone visiting who was unaware they existed.

The exceptions to that however, are the seasonal party events which close the park early (figure 6 or 7 pm) to all regular guests not attending the hard ticketed event. This seriously upsets a lot of people when they are planning their trips and can only find 2 or 3 nights of the week that Magic Kingdom is open past 7 pm. No in park dining reservations after 5:30, no fastpass after 6:00, no fireworks. I get why it gets folks upset. I am here to tell you its not all bad though. With a little proper planning its entirely possible to turn what looks to be a negative into a huge positive. This is my case as to why you should attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Continue reading “Why You Should Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”