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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2014: Overview and Tips to Enjoy the Party at Walt Disney World – Photos and Video

Hi everyone!

We attended the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2014, and are already looking forward to one more! There are some changes from last year, and we wanted to share some tips for enjoying the Party this year. The Party we attended had VERY light crowds, that won’t usually be the case.

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Here are our tips! Many are similar to previous years, but a few have changed. You can also watch us talk about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Mousesteps Weekly #115!

Order Tickets Early. Halloween night is already sold out, and other dates may end up the same. In addition, some dates offer advance purchase discounts.

Arrive Early. While Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party begins at 7:00 p.m., guests can enter at 4:00 p.m. and enjoy the Magic Kingdom for a few hours before the Party even starts!

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Prioritize What You Want to Do.  Are you interested in characters? Rides? Trick-or-Treating? 5 hours isn’t a long time when it comes to everything that is available to do, including Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and HalloWishes. Decide what is most important. We stood in line earlier than the Party started for Jack & Sally, only using about 15 of our Party minutes in line (but nearly an hour and a half before that). The Seven Dwarfs Line can also be long during the evening, so we will visit them early next Party.

Pick Up Your Special Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom Card. This souvenir card will make a nice momento from the Party, and can be picked up at the Fire Station beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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See the Second Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. The second parade is always less busy than the first. Many guests leave after HalloWishes, allowing for a much less busy parade route. Changes to the parade this year include the addition of Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope. Don’t miss the Headless Horseman!

Watch Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade in Frontierland. While we often watch it in Town Square, I actually like to see it in Frontierland the best if just for fun, since the parade passes there first. By the time it arrives in Town Square (as seen in the videos below), another 15 minutes have passed, which also means 15 less Party minutes!

Visit Talking Mickey in His Halloween Costume. Mickey is dressed in his Halloween finest (we thought he might not be since he didn’t dress in Christmas attire last year), and he even has some Halloween jokes to share! He taught us his Zombie Goofy moves.

Adults Can Trick or Treat. Trick-or-Treating doesn’t have to be just a childhood memory. While we didn’t spend much time on the treat trails during the first Party, it is fun to collect some candy along with the kids.

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Wear Your Best Costume! Up until maybe a few years ago, not that many costumes were worn at the early Parties, it was something saved more for the Halloween time-frame. That isn’t the case anymore. Adults and kids alike dress in Disney and non-Disney themes. There were a lot of Anna and Elsa outfits at the first Party, along with a myriad of other costumes.

See the Villains Mix and Mingle Live on Stage After Dark. Right now, it is light during the first show. But as September progresses, that should change. The lighting effects really make the show, and you will want to see them! There are only 3 shows each night this year, down from four last year. There is also no mixing and mingling with characters in this location, the available villains are at Club Villain (including Cruella DeVil, Lady Tremaine, Dr. Facilier and Judge Frollo).

Arrive Early for HalloWishes to Watch Celebrate the Magic. Hallowishes begins at 9:30 p.m., with Celebrate the Magic beginning at 9:15 p.m. We recommend standing back from Cinderella Castle to enjoy the perimeter fireworks, but close enough to see the castle projections – our favorite spot is in the middle of Main Street near Casey’s Corner.

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Visit Club Villain. New this year at the Diamond Horseshoe, Club Villain allows guests to meet and dance with many of their favorite villains! We also enjoyed the artwork and atmosphere in the Diamond Horseshoe. Young kids may prefer the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball in Tomorrowland.

Specialty Treats Are Available. If candy isn’t enough, then other treats can be found at locations around the Magic Kingdom. They are listed in the guide map! This year, Storybook Treats serves Candy Corn Ice Cream; Gaston’s Tavern sells Ghost Cupcakes; and outdoor carts sell Cotton Candy Candy Corn, among other goodies. If you want regular food, some restaurants do stay open until midnight, but not all – check the guide map for times.

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Stay Late. The last hour of the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the least busy hour, and worth staying up for. If you want to take photos like we did on Main Street, you have until around 1:00 a.m. Use the time after midnight to check out the themed pumpkins on Main Street!

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Guests can also pay an extra $99 for the Villain’s Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle. That is in addition to the Party ticket, and includes viewing for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade and HalloWishes – along with a dessert party with villains inside Cinderella Castle. We will not be attending that this year.

Tickets can be currently be purchased for these dates:

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 2014

October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 2014

We always enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

For many more great photos, please check out MouseSteps latest update HERE!

Halloween at Walt Disney World (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014) – Available Now:

Trick or Treat 11 Cover extra smallJeff Lange’s Trick or Treat 11 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2014 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Featuring: Not So Scary Entrance Scenes, Character Meetings, The Headless Horseman, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, HalloWishes Fireworks, Villains Mix and Mingle Live On Stage, Club Villain, Not So Scary Party Scenes, Haunted Mansion at Midnight, Bonus Easter Egg and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available: Trick or Treat vol 1 – 11 (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties 2003-2014) – Click HERE

Halloween Time at Disneyland (Mickey’s Halloween Party)

Jeff Lange’s Disneyland Trick or Treat (Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland)

Jeff Lange presents this all-new DVD from the 2010 Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland!

Featuring: Spooky Halloween Party Scenes, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks, Haunted Mansion Holiday and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Christmas at Walt Disney World: Holiday Treat 2013 DVD – Available Now:

Holiday Treat 2013 DVDJeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 2013 (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2013)

Seasons Greetings from Jeff Lange! Celebrate the holidays with this new DVD featuring the 2012 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World.

Features yearly favorites such as: “Cinderella’s Holiday Wish (Castle Lighting)“, “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade“, All-New Celebrate The Magic! (Holiday Segment),Holiday Wishes Fireworks – Celebrate the Spirit of the Season“, “Celebrate the Season Show“, Very Merry Party Scenes, and much more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Available Now – The Splendor of the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resorts!

Jeff Lange Experiences: Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions

Jeff Lange brings you this latest DVD in a series that features one-of-a-kind Disney experiences: Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions.

Experience the splendor of the holiday season at the following Walt Disney World resorts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Bonus: Walt Disney World Dolphin and Walt Disney World Swan.

Running Time: 66 min

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All-New Release – Journey Into Imagination with Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider: Exclusive Signed Edition

Journey Into Imagination with Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider: Exclusive Signed Edition

Join Ron Schneider as he chronicles his journey from the early days of Disneyland to his years at EPCOT Center’s Journey Into Imagination – including a previously unreleased ride-through of the classic original attraction!

The Ron Schneider Story (2012) – Ron shares in exciting detail the creative challenges he faced in bringing EPCOT Center’s only characters to vivid life. Anyone who’s a fan of Disney theme parks – or has ever held the dream of performing for an audience of millions – will enjoy these behind-the-scenes tales, told by a talented storyteller and theme park legend.

Journey Into Imagination with Commentary by Ron Schneider (1997) Ron offers up his thoughts and remembrances while you watch this never-before-seen footage from the original Journey Into Imagination!

Journey Into Imagination (1997) Enjoy this previously unreleased 1997 ride-through of the classic Journey Into Imagination. This version features the exterior, queue and complete ride including all of your favorite original scenes with Dreamfinder and Figment!

Running Time: 70 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination Collectors Edition 2-Disc Set

All New – The Very Best of Disney’s Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars!

Jeff Lange Presents: Walt Disney World Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars

Jeff Lange takes you to Walt Disney World to experience the very best of Disney’s Nighttime Fireworks Spectaculars!

Featuring: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky, Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams – 40th Anniversary Special Edition, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Let There Be Peace on Earth Finale, Fantasy in the Sky New Years Eve Fireworks and BONUS: The Magic, The Memories, and You! (Romance Segment).

Running Time: 66 min

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Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2011

Celebrate the summer of 2011 in style, as Jeff Lange brings you the newest offerings from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!

Featuring the following 2011 summertime favorites: Entrance Scenes, Haunted Mansion Interactive Queue, Haunted Mansion Ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Magic, The Memories, and You! plusBONUS: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks Spectacular!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available:Jeff Lange’s Magic Kingdom Summertime 2010 (Featuring SpectroMagic, Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Show, Main Street Electrical Parade and more!)

Recent Releases – Frontierland Classics, Adventureland Classics and Liberty Square Classics:

Jeff Lange Remembers: Frontierland Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Frontierland” attractions. This fifth volume in the series features the following: Splash Mountain (1992), Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade (2006), Country Bear Jamboree (1992), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (1997), Tom Sawyer Island (2006) and more!

Running Time: 65 min

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Also available:Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics

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Jeff Lange Remembers: Adventureland Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Adventureland” attractions. This fourth volume in the series features the following: Adventureland Tour (1992-1997), Jungle Cruise (1993), Enchanted Tiki Birds Tropical Serenade (1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (original version including Barker Bird 1992), Pirates of the Caribbean (1997) and more!

Running Time: 66 min

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Jeff Lange Remembers: Liberty Square Classics

Take a trip back in time to experience classic Walt Disney World “Liberty Square” attractions. This third volume in the series features the following: The Hall of Presidents (Original Version – 1993), Mike Fink Keel Boats (opening day attraction – 1992), Haunted Mansion (original version – 1992), Haunted Mansion Bonus Ride (my final recording of the original version with some special surprises – 2006)!

Running Time: 66 min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Epcot Center Historical DVDs – Available Now:

For fans of classic Epcot Center, I present my Epcot Center Historical Collection!

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Walt Disney World Vintage Footage:

Jeff Lange DVD Presents: Bob Welbaum’s Walt Disney World 1986 DVD

 

Jeff Lange turns back the clock to 1986, where you will experience Walt Disney World through the eyes of Disneyana documentarian Bob Welbaum. This incredible vintage footage includes select narration from Mr. Welbaum, who shot this video before recording was commonplace.

Walt Disney World 1986 contains clips from the following: Walt Disney World Resorts, Original Disney Shopping Village, Epcot Center, Discovery Island, Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon and much more!

Running Time: 65 Min

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Also available:Jeff Lange Remembers: Fantasyland Classics and Jeff Lange Remembers: Tomorrowland Classics

Disneyland Vintage Footage (5 Volumes Available):

Jeff Lange Remembers Disneyland Classics Vol 5

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to experience classic Disneyland attractions. This fifth volume in the series features the following:

Aladdin’s Royal Caravan (1993), Disneyland Railroad(1992) including the burning settlers cabin, Big Thunder Ranch and more, Beauty and the Beast Show (1993),Pinocchio’s Daring Journey (1993), Alice in Wonderland (1993) andFantasy in the Sky Fireworks (1993)!

Running Time: 66 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Remembers: Disneyland Classics Volume 1 – 4.

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Celebrate Spring – Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2013:

Epcot's Flower & Garden 2013 DVDJeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2013

Celebrate spring at one of Disney’s most anticipated events of the year: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2013.

Experience these unique panoramic displays throughout Epcot’s Future World and all around World Showcase!

Running Time: 64 Min

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Also available: Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2012, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2011, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2010,Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2009, Jeff Lange Experiences: Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2008

As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.