How to Mickey’s Boo To You! Halloween Parade
Attending special events at Walt Disney locations around the globe provide guest with unique experiences and new excitement. At Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida guest can share the excitement and joy of Halloween at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. The event host special character greetings, fireworks display, and Mickey’s Boo To You! Halloween Parade. Attending early to find the best seating location is a must. The following will provide a few tips on viewing the parade and what to expect.
Mickey’s Boo To You! Halloween Parade
Special event ticket purchases are required to attend the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The party runs from mid September through the end of October at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The parade is schedule for two show times most evenings during the event to eliminate the crowds and provide a greater amount of time to enjoy the other attractions and events.
Tip 1: Reserve your spot early. Many people agree the best place to view the parade is in front of Cinderella’s Castle. This will provide access to a great view of the fireworks following the first parade. Make sure if you have small children you reserve a “front row seat” along the parade route. Often other guest will be sitting before the parade and then stand during the parade blocking the view if you are behind them.
NOTE: Clear the street early as the parade is preceded with a ride by the Headless Horseman!
Tip 2: Set your camera on night shot or multi shot to capture all of the action. The parade is a quick moving parade with lots of dancing and fun songs to accompany the floats.
Tip 3: Discuss the scary floats before the parade begins. Although the music is lively and “Not-So-Scary” some of the costumes may seem a bit real for young children. The floats based on the Haunted Mansion may be the scarcest for little ones, so be prepared.
Tip 4: Have your trick-or-treat bag ready to receive candy. The Goofy Candy Co. is the last segment of the parade and treats are handed out to children along the parade route.
Tip 5: Check with a Cast Member to find out if a second parade is scheduled for the night you are attending. The second parade is often less crowded. This allows you and your family to enjoy more of the park, trick-or-treating and then you can end your evening watching the parade. Remember, there is only one fireworks display, so don’t miss the Happy HalloWishes where villains go trick-or-treating in the sky!
The parade is filled with many familiar characters such as Captain Jack Sparrow, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and others. The floats are often focused on the darker side of Disney with the villains, ghost, and other Halloween related characters being showcased. The parade is specific to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and it is an event you’re not going to want to miss.
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