Monthly Archives: October 2017

Special Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

One of the best things about visiting the Disney Parks at various times of the year are the seasonal treats they offer.  The special Halloween sweets at the Disney Parks are so creative… not to mention delicious!

I don’t hide the fact that I love Disney food, so searching for special holiday and seasonal snacks is one of my favorite things to do at the Disney Parks.  I am always amazed at ingenious ways they decorate the sweets – and it inspires me to be more creative when I cook at home.

Let’s take a look!
Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A tempting “poison” caramel apple (Snow White)

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Fun Jack Skellington Caramel Apple

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A Mickey Mouse Ghost Caramel Apple – look at all of that white chocolate.  Mmmm.

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A Smiling Mickey Mouse Jack-o-Lantern Caramel Apple

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A pretty Pumpkin Candy Cupcake

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Candy Corn Cupcake

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Clever Mummy Cupcake (with Mickey Ears!)

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Pumpkin Cupcake (with Mickey Ears)

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Jack-o-Lantern Marshmallow Pop.  I love all the different expressions!

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Mickey Mummy Rice Krispie Pop

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A look at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is a wonderful addition to any fall getaway at Walt Disney World.  On party nights, the park closes early to day guests and the extra fun begins for party ticket-holders.  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event.

 

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The atmosphere in the park is amazing and brings a festive “spooky-but-not-scary” vibe to the Magic Kingdom.   As soon as you step through the entrance gates, you know that the evening is going to be full of fun!

Tip:  Although the party officially begins at 7pm, Disney has historically allowed party guests to enter the park as early as 4pm – which can be great for families who don’t want to use up a day of their park admission.  Get in early, enjoy some attractions and get ready for the party to begin. Often, you will be able to line up for the popular character meet-and-greets prior to 7pm.  This is essential to getting the most out of your evening.  Those party hours are precious!

Be sure to get a party wristband as you enter the park or from several marked locations inside the park if you have been touring during the day.  After 7pm, Cast Members will be ushering any guests without wristbands out of the park.

 

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One of the highlights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the chance to meet popular – but rarely seen Characters – in the park.  These meet and greets can get very long lines, so it is best to pick your must-do and see that Character first.  You may be able to get a second favorite in, but unless you want to spend your entire party waiting to meet Characters (which is totally fine!), wait until the end of the party to see some of the others on your list.

This year, some of the most popular and most rare Character greetings are:

Moana

Seven Dwarfs

Queen of Hearts with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Cruella DeVill

Lotso

Jack and Sally

 

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Another fun event, especially for the little ones, is the Monstrous Scream-o-Ween Ball.  It is so special to be able to dance with some of your favorite Characters.

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Mickey’s Boo to You! Halloween Parade at the Magic Kingdom

If you are visiting Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom during Halloween time, attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a must-do!  One of the featured events during the party is Mickey’s Boo To You! Halloween Parade and it is not-to-be-missed.

Boo to You

 

Don’t be late to the parade – you will want to be able to see the very beginning of the parade for a glimpse of the Headless Horseman.  Unfortunately, the night we attended had been wet and rainy, so for safety’s sake, the Horeseman didn’t ride.

 

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Rainy night aside – the parade was so much fun!  Everyone was in good spirits...   and we always love seeing our favorite classic Characters.

 

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Of course, we were expecting to see some of the best Disney villains, and we were not disappointed.  First, Hook and Smee  have taken Wendy and the Lost Boys hostage…

 

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…and then we see that Captain Jack Sparrow is enjoying his Pirate spoils.

 

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Things get very spooky with these grave-digging butlers making their appearance.  They do an amazing dance and bang, clank and drag their shovels on the pavement… making sparks shoot from the ground!

 

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More Haunted Mansion love is felt as the tombstones pass and the dancing party ghosts twirl on by.

 

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After the creepy (but really beautiful) ghosts move down the street, we are treated to a more colorful harvest scene.

 

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Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without candy, so sugary treats get top billing in this parade as well.  Take a deep breath in when these floats drive by and you may smell the sweet scent of the treats.

 

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One of the great things about attending the special holiday parties is that you often have the chance to have rare Character sightings.  Ralph and Vanellope ride with the candy floats and we get to see fun villains like Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas  and the hyenas from The Lion King (and as my kids would want me to mention… the Lion Guard as well!)

 

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Mickey’s Boo To You! Halloween Parade is a great event to attend during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Usually it is performed twice during the party and if you can wait, the second parade is often less crowded.  However, you never know, you may want to watch it twice!

What is your favorite part of  Mickey’s Boo To You! Parade?

 

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