Friday Favorites: Mickey’s Halloween Party

Hi friends! This week on Instagram I’ve been sharing all the fun from my trip to Disneyland last week. Be sure to check out my posts and story highlights here.


While I was at Disneyland, I had the chance to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party and it was so much fun! Today I’m sharing my five favorite things about the party and you can see all the snaps from the party in my recap on Instagram.ย 

My first favorite was all the amazing fall decor. I mean I’m sure we can all agree that Disney does themes very well and Mickey’s Halloween Party was no exception. The fall decor alone was amazing, and once the sun set, the buildings and castle were all lit with spooky (but not too spooky!) scenes and festive Halloween music played throughout the park.

Speaking of festive Halloween music, my next favorite was the Cadaver Dans. The beloved Dapper Dans of Disneyland get a Halloween makeover and float on a raft through the fog-filled Rivers of America singing all your favorite Disney villain and Halloween songs.

Another party favorite was the delicious Halloween-themed food. This food is actually available during regular park hours too, so everyone who visits during the fall season can give it a try. While I was in the park I had the chance to try the Enchanted Black Rose Mousse, the Pumpkin Muffin, the Maleficent Churro, and the Mummy Krispie Treat. All of them were delicious, and my favorite was the Black Rose Mousse!

My next favorite was the opportunity to meet special characters that are only in the park for the party! All of the villains were wandering about the park, and I had a photo opp with Sally Slater (she’s the tightrope walker from the Haunted Mansion) and Constance Hatchaway (the bride with the ax from the Haunted Mansion). I *wish* the Hitchhiking Ghosts had materialized outside the mansion for a visit, but alas they were happily haunting away so they were busy.

My final favorite of the party was the nighttime entertainment. The Frightfully Fun parade featured a Haunted Mansion with the Hitchhiking Ghosts (yay!), the Disney Villians, and so many other spooky elements. The Halloween Screams Fireworks Show had wonderful projections on the castle, great spooky music, and spectacular fireworks.

Mickey’s Halloween Party is the perfect mix of fun and fright, which is just what I was hoping for. I’m not a scary movie person, and prefer my fright to be G-rated, so the party was perfect for me! And would be perfect for kids, too!


Some of the things I didn’t get to do while at the party, but that I know are popular elements…

Trick-or-treating – this is a popular activity at the party. Since I was traveling and the candy was all the same stuff I could get back home, I opted to not wait in the long lines.

Blue Bayou Dinner Package with preferred parade seating – I skipped this since I was solo and knew I wouldn’t have a hard time finding a spot to watch the parade as a party of one. I HIGHLY recommend Blue Bayou for a meal, and I know the preferred seating is great if you don’t want to have to find a spot and wait. This is a pricey option – it’s a prix fixe 3-course meal that is $72/adult and $29/child. The regular meal is not that much, so you just have to weigh your options.

Rides – I had been in the parks all day, so I had the opportunity to ride everything I wanted to before the party started. This gave me the opportunity to enjoy the shows and the sites. However, if I had wanted to ride a ride, the Halloween Party boasts shorter lines (except at the Haunted Mansion Holiday – that displayed a 60 minute wait all night, which makes sense given the audience).

Happy weekend! I hope it’s frightfully fun!

Party on!

On Fridays I link up with Friday Favorites and Five on Friday.

4 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Mickey’s Halloween Party

  1. rawsonjl says:

    We’ve been in WDW a few times during the Halloween party but never bought tickets or went… with three kids the costume/trick or treating aspect seemed more trouble than it was worth and I didn’t really realize they had other things to do; that parade looks like lots of fun.


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