I do know what you’re pondering: it’s August, and it’s not time for Halloween. I get that. Nonetheless, in Walt Disney World, the Halloween season started final night time, and, for individuals who are vacationing earlier than Halloween, it’s an important probability to rejoice.
When you’ve got the chance to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration for the primary time this yr, let me go over only a few issues that you may want to remember.
I had the chance to attend the primary night time of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration as a part of a media preview occasion. Fortunately, rain moved by means of through the afternoon of the get together, and with it got here cooler temperatures. There was a breeze all through the night and, at instances, it nearly felt like fall. This isn’t the norm for Halloween get together evenings. Remember the fact that it’s Central Florida, and humidity is sort of an ever-present not-so-welcomed buddy. When planning your touring get together’s costumes and outfits for the night, preserve the temps in thoughts. All of us love elaborately detailed costumes, however you may be wishing you weren’t carrying a number of of these layers when you’ve been traversing the Magic Kingdom for a few hours.
Remember the fact that you possibly can enter the Magic Kingdom in your get together ticket as early as 4pm. The get together doesn’t formally begin till 7pm, nevertheless it’s nice to get into the park and have just a bit little bit of time to have the ability to experience a couple of points of interest or seize one thing to eat earlier than the get together begins. As soon as the get together begins, and the entire get together unique experiences can be found to you, you’re going to need to have the ability to concentrate on these.
Pack your persistence. The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration can get crowded. The strains for the deal with stations, unique snacks, and Halloween Twist attraction overlays can get lengthy. If you already know that going into it, it helps the remainder of the night to go a bit extra easily.
Have a recreation plan going into your get together night time. That is important. With no recreation plan, you’re in danger for attending to the tip of the night with a few of these get together unique experiences undone. Belief me, that is disappointing.
Earlier than your get together night time, sit down and check out the occasion map, and speak together with your touring get together to guarantee that everybody’s must-dos are lined. Remember the fact that a few of the get together experiences, such because the Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular fireworks, occur at set instances. You’ll need to craft your night time within the Magic Kingdom round these instances if seeing them is necessary to the individuals in your get together. Additionally, be conscious that the get together unique snacks are provided at places all through the park. You would possibly have to search out one in Liberty Sq., and head throughout for one more in Tomorrowland, and so forth.
Talking of snacks, let’s go over only a few of the choices this yr. I had the chance to speak to one of many Magic Kingdom cooks, Chef Julia, about this yr’s get together unique treats. The Jack Push Pop is again this yr, and he’s been joined by a Sally Push Pop. The Sally Push Pop is gluten-friendly, which I feel is a good addition. The Sally Push Pop options vanilla cake, buttercream, and strawberry crispies. Each the Jack and Sally push pops could be discovered on the carts positioned to both aspect of the fortress hub space.
Constance’s for Higher or for Worse Wedding ceremony Cake is a citrus-scented cake with raspberry Bavarian cream topped with a chocolate hatchet. It’s additionally lined in buttercream pearls to indicate the strand of pearls that Constance, the bride from the Haunted Mansion, obtained each time she took a brand new husband. I liked that focus to element.
Different treats unique to the Halloween get together embrace Billy’s Worms and Filth Chocolate Pudding, Headless Horseman Cheesecake (layers of chocolate cake and pumpkin cheesecake), and a Mickey waffle sundae made with pumpkin gelato.
If savory eats are extra your pace, the cooks have created a burger that includes Lotso that’s accessible through the get together at Tomorrowland’s Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café. The burger is topped by strawberry bacon jam and brie fondue. Two drinks are new to the get together this yr: the Pirates Horizon and the Berry Blaster. The Pirates Horizon is non-alcoholic and options pineapple and orange juices, and passionfruit syrup. The Berry Blaster options cherry lemonade, blue curacao syrup, and Sprite. Chef Julia mentioned that her favorites amongst the entire 22 savory and candy choices are the Heaps-O’-Burger and the Pirates Horizon beverage.
I liked the brand new additions to the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration this yr, and, whether or not you’re a Not-So-Scary rookie or a seasoned veteran, I’ve a sense that you’ll, too. With a little bit of planning and persistence, a ghoulishly enjoyable night could be had by all.