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Oct 14

Michael J. Fox and George Stephanopoulos Take a Family Photo In Front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom

Michael J. Fox and George Stephanopoulos Take a Family Photo In Front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom

Acting legend Michael J. Fox (3rd from left) and ABC News’ chief anchor/”Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos (3rd from right) posed this Saturday with their families and Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.  Fox is married to actress Tracy Pollan (2nd from left), and Stephanopoulos, is married to actress Alexandra Wentworth (2nd from right).  Also pictured are Pollan’s and Fox’s children, Aquinnah (far left) and Esmé (4th from left); and Stephanopoulos’ and Wentworth’s children, Harper (front right) and Elliott (far right).


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Sep 14

What Adults Do at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party When the Kids Ditch Them

2014 Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is a family tradition. I don’t think we’ve missed a party in over 10 years. Of course ten years ago I had a kindergartner and now I’ve got a 15-year-old. Gone are the days of me holding her hand as she trick-or-treated through the candy stations. Now she brings a friend along. We enter the park, get banded and then we see the kids again at midnight for a ride home.

2014 Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party

What are a couple of parents to do when they get ditched by the kids?

First things first. Head straight back to “Be Our Guest Restaurant” for a two-hour dinner. Don’t have a reservation? See this post – How to Get a Dinner Reservation at Disney’s Be Our Guest Restaurant Without Booking 6 Months in Advance. These are the faces of adults who just had a spectacular dinner inside the Magic Kingdom with beer and wine without the kids.

Be Our Guest Restaurant During Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party

At this point in the evening you will be the last guests out of the restaurant and can take fun photos like this one without other guests getting in your shot.

Be Our Guest Restaurant During Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party

By this time it will be around 9pm. The first “Boo to You Parade” will have already run it’s course and some guests with very small children may have left the park already. You’ll be feeling pretty good at this point and will be tempted to immediately head over to Space Mountain. This is not a good idea after beer, wine, braised pork and cream puffs. Talk yourself back down. Take a nighttime ride on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train instead. It’s right there.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014 Cinderella Castle

This will give you just enough time to briefly meet your teenagers at The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland and buy them a Frozen Coke. You will tell them they need to watch the Hallowishes firework spectacular with you and the guilt from your Frozen Coke purchase will compel them to comply. They will be embarrassed half way through Hallowishes when you begin dancing and singing. “BEWARE! BEWARE! Pink elephants on parade. Here they come. Hippity Hoppity. They’re here. They’re there. Pink elephants everywhere. Pink elephants on parade!”

This will be the last you see of them til midnight.

The rest of your hours will be spent listening to Lady Carlotta heckle guests and sing Elvis songs in front of the Haunted Mansion…

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Lady Carlotta at the Haunted Mansion

…and blazing through all of your favorite attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain and Peter Pan. If you don’t want to see the second installment of the “Boo to You Parade”, no pressure.

Oh, and I almost forgot. Hit up every “Trick-or-Treat” Location for all the candy your arms can carry.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014 Candy Haul

By midnight the kids will be searching for a ride home, or to McDonald’s.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014

This is how the Tinneys tour Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party. Your results may vary.

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party 2014

Special thanks to Disney for hosting me and my family. I was not required to write this post. All opinions are my own.

For more info on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party see this post: Dates and Prices for the 2014 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom


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Aug 14

Villains’ Sinister Soiree to Take Place During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Villains’ Sinister Soiree

Lady Tremaine and her villainous friends invite guests to a devilish new dessert party, the Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Set within the majestic halls of Cinderella’s Royal Table, this special ticketed event allows guests to meet a menagerie of malevolent special guests while they indulge in decadent desserts and specialty non-alcoholic beverages. Guests also will receive preferred viewing for the 8:15 p.m. performance of Mickey’s “Boo-too-You” Halloween Parade, as well as preferred viewing for the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular.

Cost is $99 ages 3 and older, plus tax (gratuity included). Admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required – this is a separate ticketed event not included in Magic Kingdom admission. Tickets for the soiree are limited and reservations are recommended. Call 407-939-5262. Online reservations are not available.


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Aug 14

See Which Walt Disney World Theme Park Keenen Ivory Wayans Visited

Keenen Ivory Wayans at Walt Disney World

(August 17, 2014): Actor, director & comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans poses with Mickey Mouse August 17, 2014 at Epcot. Wayans, who created the Emmy Award-winning show “In Living Color,” just completed a season as a judge on the NBC competition show “Last Comic Standing.”


20
Jul 14

Dates and Prices for the 2014 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

2013 mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party

Not-so-spooky ghosts and goblins return this fall with three extra nights of fun during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, delighting fun-seekers of all ages in the Magic Kingdom. On select nights September 1st through October 31st, the Magic Kingdom will host this special hard ticket event from 7 p.m. – midnight.  Highlights include Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade; Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular; Disney characters dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes; and candy galore with treat trails throughout the Magic Kingdom.  Plus partygoers can enjoy favorite attractions including the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

2014 Dates

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28
October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, and 31

Prices

Advance Purchase

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28 {Ages 10+: $62.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $57.00+tax}

October 2, 3, 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28 {Ages 10+: $67.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $62.00+tax}

Annual Passholder and DVC Discounts

September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28 {Ages 10+: $58.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $53.00+tax}

October 2, 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, and 21 {Ages 10+: $64.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $59.00+tax}

“Day of” Pricing

September – Ages 10+: $68.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $63.00+tax
October – Ages 10+: $71.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $66.00+tax 
October 31st (Halloween Night) – Ages 10+: $77.00+tax and Ages 3-9: $72.00+tax

Visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween to order tickets or call 407-W-DISNEY.

For my review of last year’s party check out this post: 2013 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Review in Pictures