MNSSHP, Perfect for Childless Millennials

Are you kid free? Or perhaps want to be for just ONE night? READ on for why I think MNSSHP is perfect for those Childless Millennials.

Hey Fans, It’s almost Halloween, my FAVORITE time of year and it has me thinking of my favorite party, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I was lucky enough to attend this year and without children. It was AMAZING!! I felt very free. I felt like a Childless Millennial, so it got me thinking, MNSSHP is perfect for those without kids.

Trick or Treat:

So as I am standing there with my costume on and a bag just waiting to be filled with candy, I am thinking…should I be doing this? Isn’t this just for kids? I looked around and quickly noticed I was NOT alone. The amount of young adults or even older adults without kids was massive. Not to mention the amount of “parents” who were also holding bags of candy. This tradition, that is usually reserved for children, is awakened at Disney. For that adult that wished they could have treated just one more year or wish they could dress up in a fun costume without being that “slutty” nurse (again) this party is PERFECT!!

The Characters:

As I watched stroller after stroller waiting in line for characters (hoping their kids behaved or were still awake), there were Childless Millennials having the time of their lives. Perhaps they waited in a line or two, but they were laughing, taking pictures, having a great time. No need to worry about bedtimes, fussy toddlers or getting that perfect picture of Johnny looking at the camera. When it was their turn, they took selfies and chatted with the characters (yes adults like characters) on a different level. They helped their friends take the perfect shot and making sure everyone got the picture they wanted. They swapped their candy with each other, eating all the sugar they wanted…while enjoying every single aspect of the party without worry.

The Shows/Parades:

Being an adult, they were able to enjoy the shows from any view point. No need to arrive early and secure a curb seat (unless wanted). They could enjoy the party to the fullest, then just walk up right before the parade and enjoy. I remember thinking to myself, you can’t do that with kids. With kids you need a good seat or they can’t see. So you arrive early, miss parts of the party so Susie can see it all. Then after the show, they were gone…off to do something else. They didn’t need to put kids back in a stroller or make sure kids didn’t pass out, thus time to leave. And better yet, they could do the later shows and keep treating, riding and meeting characters while everyone with kids skipped out early to see ALL the first shows. No bedtime has its perks.

FUN for all:

On the way to the party, that night, I ran into 4 “Childless Millennials”. I knew they were as they had pins on that labeled them as such. They were dressed so cute, looked so happy and excited…just as I was. Childless Millennials are children grown up, they are ME before I had kids. They are in a great stage in their lives where they can enjoy, explore and create without the worry of children. So, you have to admit…doing events like MNSSHP without kids has its perks. It was so nice to see people of all ages and stages enjoying themselves. So Childless Millennials, Enjoy!! I had fun being you, I missed my kids but I think I missed my freedom a little bit more that night.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

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Mickey’s NOT So Scary Halloween Party

I get so many people curious about this party. Stay tuned to learn more and get my honest review on Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Hey guys, long time no post. Sorry about that, I have been a busy girl; traveling, working, booking vacations for you all. But I was able to sneak away and visit Universal Orlando (stay tuned), but while I was in Orlando, I had to pop over to Disney’s Magic Kingdom and enjoy one of my FAVORITE parties. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event that often poses the question – is it worth it? Should I spend the $$ for this party? Read on…

Trick or Treating:

For many, this seems to be the BIG draw…trick or treating at Disney. But of course this party is SO much more…but since it’s the subject at hand…here you go. There are several stations set up to treat at. They even have amazing accommodations for Food Allergies (stay tuned). Basically you get a treat bag when you enter the event and then treat around Magic Kingdom. Heads-up…the stations are rather spaced out to accommodate crowds, you do have to wind and twist a bit at some stations. But…you are getting CANDY. Decent Candy. I would say you get about 2-3 pieces PER station.

Characters:

For many in the know…this is a HUGE draw for this party. Special, not typical, characters do come out of the shadows to greet guests at this event. I was disappointed to not see more villains, but perhaps children don’t want to meet Maleficent?? Crowds line up FAST for certain characters, aka Jack & Sally, so if this is on your list…be ready to wait. I found Jack Sparrow, Jafar, Tarzan, Jane and Turk but I know there were WAY more. This just wasn’t on my list, that particular night. They have a list of characters on the map, so you will know where to go and wait.

The SHOW, aka Hocus Pocus:

So this, this was my focus. I LOVE Hocus Pocus, I just can’t get enough of those sparky Sanderson Sisters. So after treating for a few, I sat and sat and sat for about 1 hour, front row and center…waiting for the show to start. No one entertains like Disney and this show never disappoints. Complete with iconic songs, vast and various villains and the finale with “I put a spell on you”. Getting to see Oogie Boogie was an added delight. I very much enjoyed the songs, dancing and lighting. Yep, I said lighting. The projections on the castle during the show were amazing and really help bring it all together.

Parade and Fireworks:

This party also includes one of my FAVORITE parades, Boo-To-You!! The graveyard dancers are my jam. The way they dance with shovels and drag them on the cement to welcome sparks to fly…all in the darkness, just adds to the delight of it all. I love the Haunted Mansion bride and the Grim Grinning Ghosts float. The firework spectacular is just as impressive with amazing projections dancing to the beat of spooky Disney tunes across the castle. I could watch that ALL night. Disney just doesn’t skip a beat.

The Skinny:

So as amazing as this party is and was…there are some points to consider. It was very, very crowded. I went on Friday the 13th, but I am hearing from others that this party is more crowded than previous years. Perhaps due to the discounted additional ticket locals can upgrade too, allowing them to go as much as they want? It was ALOT of walking. This isn’t an issue for locals or people just showing up for the party, but for people who have been theme parking all day…to walk and walk and treat and wait in lines…it can tire fast. Of course it rained, but that won’t happen every night??

And my single adult ticket was $90+. So think about that when getting for your entire family. It was an awesome, amazing time THAT was crowded, late night and tiring. Will I always remember it, yes. Would I do it again, yes. Would I do it again with my family (I have younger kids who get cranky in the evening, lol)…perhaps not. I really think it depends on your kids and your understanding that this isn’t a cake walk. Of course as a plus, the rides were all walk on 🙂 I personally can’t wait to do it again and can see why the locals RAVE about it.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

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