Kendra recently wrote a list of tips and information for families going to Mickey's Halloween Party and if you are thinking about going, I definitely recommend reading her post as a primer on what to know. (The post will be updated yearly with the most updated information. Click here to go to her post.) Building upon her post, I thought I would put together a list of 5 things you may not know about Mickey's Halloween Party that I have discovered during my many years going.
1. Trick-or-treat requests.
|Our little guy quickly learned how to nicely|
request "no peanuts" at each trick-or-treat
You can also request sugar-free candy. My husband asked for it at two stations and they gave him a hard sugar-free candy. Healthier treat options are also available at each station. Those options vary but can include Cheese-Its, apple chips, Goldfish, carrots, apples and chocolate-covered Craisins (my husband's FAVORITE treat of the night).
2. Character photos.
|Pirate Donald at Rancho Del Zocalo during Mickey's Halloween Party.|
3. Short waits for a lot of attractions.
In my opinion, the short lines at a lot of the attractions is one of the best things about Mickey's Halloween Party. Most people (as you can see in this photo of New Orleans Square) are trick-or-treating or out enjoying the Halloween parade or fireworks, and not a lot of people are riding the rides.
|Guests in New Orleans Square during Mickey's Halloween Party.|
|There was NO line for Splash Mountain during Mickey's Halloween Party,|
and my family got to go on TWICE!
|You haven't lived until you've tried the fried |
pickles at Carnation Cafe on Main Street.
4. Eat dinner before the party.
Admission to Mickey's Halloween Party allows guests to enter Disneyland before the party actually starts. If you will be eating dinner at the park, be certain to do so before the party starts, as all restaurants are not open during the party and your time for the Halloween festivities is so limited, you don't want to be eating during the party. All that being said, it is important to note that the restaurants are VERY busy at dinner time with the day guests grabbing a meal before leaving the park and the Mickey's Halloween Party guests trying to have dinner before the party starts, so you may want to plan accordingly with extra snacks or a really early dinner.
5. Don't forget your annual pass (if you have one).
This year, Disneyland stepped it up a notch and offered a special trick-or-treat surprise for annual passholders attending Mickey's Halloween Party. The trick-or-treat station located at the Opera House on Main Street hands out YUMMY rice crispy treats. And just for passholders! So, since you don't NEED your pass to get into Mickey's Halloween Party because it is a separate-ticket event, definitely still bring it to get your rice crispy treat and continue getting your discounts at the stores and restaurants.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary admission to Mickey's Halloween Party, as I do from time to time, in order to provide readers with the most current Disneyland Resort coverage. (We also buy annual passes, as well.) All opinions stated in this blog post are my own and were not influenced by the Disneyland Resort. They never are.