We are having so much fun at our first ever Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!! After another candy stop, we head over to Haunted Mansion… it’s like an unspoken rule that you have to ride Haunted Mansion during a Halloween Party! The ambiance in the area is just amazing! The lighting, the smoke, the makeup and costumes of the cast members… it just draws you in and makes you feel like you are in the right place to experience Halloween. On a personal note, we were really exited to be able to record inside this ride! We have never had a camera that would do well in low light and this ride is so dark, it takes a special camera. Hats off to the Canon G7X Mark II, we are so happy we bought this camera. I love how the Hitchhiking Ghosts at the end swapped our heads, that is so cool!!!
Outside the Haunted Mansion, there was a lady ghost entertaining guests and she was hilarious. Also, there is a fantastic ‘magic shot’ with the horse-less carriage. We took a family picture and then the PhotoPass photographer told us to look at a certain spot and look scared. When we checked our Memory Maker, there was a smiling ghost driving the carriage… MAGIC!
We grabbed a spot about 40 minutes prior to the Boo To You Parade beginning and we are so glad we did! Very quickly people started coming and filling up the parade route. We chose a spot in Liberty Square very close to Frontierland in a turn, which was perfect for viewing more than one angle. One thing we found in researching this event was that you can’t do everything and that is so true. We were told to pick what is important to you to see and make sure you do those things. This parade was the most important to our family, so the wait was no problem at all. And it did not disappoint! The parade was amazing… fantastic… fun… and the song gets stuck in your head and never leaves!!! We loved how the parade progressed in sections. It starts with Mickey and the gang and all of the happy characters, then moves on to the pirates from Peter Pan and Pirates of the Caribbean, we really liked the pirates with the flags. Next is the Haunted Mansion which is our favorite! What we were really excited about seeing were the gravediggers and the dancing ghosts. They are so much better in person than in videos!!! Then you have more happy with the hoe-down characters and square dancers followed by Wreck-It-Ralph, Vanellope and the Sugar Rush gang. The parade ends with villains, as any Halloween parade should!
The night has been so much fun and isn’t over yet! Come back next week for more MNSSHP with more trick or treating and the Hocus Pocus Villains Spectacular show!
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