I love everything about it. The costumes, the smell (yes, Halloween has a smell), the candy. Oh, the candy. It's so much fun and my girls are at an age where they really enjoy it as well.
One thing we do every year is hit up Walt Disney World's party for halloween: Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP).
It is seriously it's the event we look forward to every year and it's not just because we get boatloads of candy. There's something magical about going to a party that's only open to an amount of people (I heard only 5K, but I can't confirm numbers) and it definitely means LESS PEOPLE which equals out to LESS LINES!
And I love everything about Disney, except those lines on a hot summer day.
But MNSSHP gives you everything you want, including wait times like 15 minutes for the Mine Train (we loved it so much, we rode it twice!). Most rides we just walked on without any wait! It's a Mom's dream come true!
And Disney really has it down in the decorations department. Everywhere you looked you saw amazing touches of fall. The Mickey shaped pumpkins were my favorite.
I also love all the costumes. We saw families in Incredible costumes, we saw Kevins from Up, Snow Whites, tons of Elsas', a few Storm Troopers and lots of Minnie Mouses (Mices?). Disney policy doesn't allow scary or violent looking costumes and that makes this Mom breath a sigh of relief because I've got young kids and who needs that kind of scare when you're at Disney (the Haunted Mansion was enough for them!).
My crew stuck with the Super Hero theme and wore capes.
MNSSHP also has a great parade (Boo To You!) and an AMAZING fireworks show. The fireworks are breathtaking and will stop everyone in their tracks. There's also Villians' Dance Parties, shows in front of the castle and special character meet and greets throughout the park.
It was a great night for my family and I can't wait until next year to do it again. We had two happy (but exhausted) girls when we left the park around 1130 (the park stays open until midnight!).
And remember the candy I mentioned, yeah... the loot was ridiculous.
You can find out how to purchase your own MNSSHP tickets on the website. Your family will love you forever for it (my girls promised me they would!).
I attended this event as media and received tickets in exchange for my post. All opinions are 100% my own. Any questions, just ask!