Thursday, October 28, 2021

#tbt Our First MNSSHP

Today, I thought I'd take a quick walk down memory lane to Eliot's and my first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties.  We went on our first solo trip to Walt Disney World in 2010.  That trip happened to fall over the week of Halloween and during that trip we went to two parties- the first was on Halloween night and the second was on 11/1.

I remember being so excited to go to the Magic Kingdom on Halloween night.  I could barely contain my excitement!  Our first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party being on Halloween made the whole thing that much more magical.  

I went all out with Eliot's and my Halloween themed outfits.  I had special candy corn colored tie-dye Mickey shirts made for us from a small shop on Etsy.  I made myself a Halloween ring to wear.  I painted my nails Halloween colors with my thumbs having candy corn colors.  I did Halloween make up with candy corn eyeshadow and a little Mickey head.  I even found a black and orange Mickey bracelet at the parks the day before!  (Sorry the picture of my hand is so blurry.  We were on the bus and this was 2010... phone cameras weren't that good back then!)

When we arrived, I was totally geeking out about everything- the cast costumes, the food, the decorations, the signs, the music, the lighting and more. 

I was so excited to see the signs and the special decorations everywhere.  There were giant inflatable pumpkins on the entrance gate to the Magic Kingdom (where you pay for parking).  They also had them right at the entrance turnstiles.

It was overwhelming, but we tried to take everything in and do as much as possible.

We took photos in front of the Magic Kingdom Train Station before going into the park.

Each step we walked down Main Street lead to more Halloween magic.

Eliot and I took pictures in front of the castle.

We got pictures with the Seven Dwarfs.  We waited quite a while for this experience, but since you can only get photos with all seven of them at MNSSHP or MVMCP, it was something we really wanted to do.  It was so cool and definitely worth the wait!

The Haunted Mansion was really cool.  They had it lit up with green and purple lighting and there were fog machines everywhere outside.  Both of those effects really added to the creepy ambiance!  Plus, they had a cool PhotoPass location with the hearse!

We had to get a photo with Cinderella Carriage!!!

We also took photos with Cinderella Castle after it got dark out.

Eliot and I both really loved the Boo To You Parade!!!!  The song is so catchy!

We were both completely blown away by the HalloWishes Fireworks!

We also made sure to get photos with Donald and Daisy outside Toontown.

We ended the evening with a few more photos at Cinderella Castle.

Eliot and I both had so much fun that we wanted to go back to experience it again!  We hadn't planned on going a second time, but when we found out that tickets were still available, we jumped at the opportunity.  This second time, was the last Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party of the year on November 1st.  

Eliot and I hadn't planned on going a second time, so we just wore the same thing that night.  (I just switched my purple leggings out for gray ones!)  When we entered the park, we took more photos at the Train Station.

This time, we made sure to prioritize meeting Mickey and Minnie.

We took more photos at Cinderella Castle.

And we watched the parade and fireworks again!

We both had so much fun at our first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties!  We've gone to many more since then and we always enjoy them.  The HalloWishes fireworks are our favorite WDW fireworks.  And the parade music is always stuck in my head every year at this time!  The Halloween Parties are definitely a favorite of ours!  °o°

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