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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is an annual tradition at the Magic Kingdom. We (my mom and I) attended the party on Friday, September 16, 2011. We got to Magic Kingdom early decided to walk around before dinner and the party started.
The areas under the monorail beams are decorated for the fall and the event.
Signs are posted that show you where to head if you have a party ticket.
Main Street is decorated for fall and Halloween. For more of the fall decorations, keep an eye out for a new "What's New, What's Next" blog.
Treat stations, like Max's Pit Stop in Tomorrowland, are set up around the park.
Cast Members are on hand to help direct guests with and without party tickets.
A great photo-op of Cinderella Castle surrounded by pumpkins has been set up at the flag pole.
The Liberty Belle was decorated for the party. It hosts a treat station.
One of the most popular photo-ops is with Cinderella's carriage.
The party began at 7 PM. We decided to see the princesses (and their princes!) first at the Town Square Theater. The princesses and princes begin greeting at 7 PM and you must have a wrist band to enter the queue. This was VERY popular throughout the evening.
Duffy is greeting guests next to City Hall.
We caught the first Villains Mix & Mingle. The show is very different this year -- it has new music, new costumes and a new character. Dr. Facilier (from the film, The Princess and the Frog) starts off the show and brings his villain friends along.
Here's a snippet of Dr. Facillier's song.
The villains arrive after his song.
Here's a short video of the villains.
We decided to skip the first parade and see the second so we headed over to Haunted Mansion. There is a storyteller (for lack of a better word) who sits outside the mansion and interacts with guests.
There are projections around the park.
In Tomorrowland, Stitch's Club 626 hosts a character dance party.
Around the hub, there are a lot of villain character meet-and-greets. I saw Gaston, Lady Tremaine and the stepsisters and Lots-O-Huggin' Bear. It was too dark and crowded for me to get pictures of Gaston and Lady Tremaine but I did manage to get one of Lotso.
Tarzan, Jane and Turk greeted guests just over the Adventureland bridge.
Captain Jack Sparrow was greeting guests near Pirates of the Caribbean.
There's a treat station near Splash Mountain. We were going to have a look at it and see the Seven Dwarves near Big Thunder but it was very crowded back there we needed to start making our way back to Main Street to see the fireworks.
The fireworks show is called Happy HalloWishes. It's Halloween themed and Master Gracey from the Haunted Mansion is the host (the ghost host, of course).
After the fireworks, we went back to Town Square Theater to see Mickey and Minnie.
After that, we got a spot for Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween parade. The Headless Horseman rides just before the parade kicks off. If you've never seen it before, it's awesome.
My favorite performance of the parade is the Haunted Mansion grave diggers. Here's a short video of their performance (I didn't want to spoil it all!).
We called it a night after the parade. We really enjoyed spending the evening at the party! The atmosphere was great and it was a great way to kick off the fall season.
Tinker Bell and friends were greeting guests during the party. The lines for her, and most of the characters, were rather long and we decided to walk around instead of waiting.
Cast Members hand out bags for treats as you enter the park.
There are maps for the party. The maps list the attractions that remain open for the party, character locations, etc.
2011 Guide Map 1 (large .jpg about 300K)
2011 Guide Map 2 (large .jpg about 300K)
The previous post in this blog was Finding Disney in Unexpected Places: Jim Thorpe, PA.
The next post in this blog is Disney World: What's New, What's Next - September 16, 2011.