A Disney Must Do! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

A Disney Must Do! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Walt Disney World is always a great travel destination no matter the time of year, but if you love Halloween you will not want to miss visiting during the festive Fall season! Our family is big into Halloween so going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was always on our family’s Must Do List! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a ticketed event that takes place on special nights at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Although the party begins at 7pm, with your ticket you can enter Magic Kingdom at 4pm through specially marked entrances at the Magic Kingdom gates. If you are a Disney Vacation Club member you can enter at 2pm. If you are already in the park there is no need to leave and re-enter, you can check in an grab your party bracelet and goodie bag at various locations throughout the park. But, you may want to go back to the beginning of the park and walk the entrance trail themed with Photo Pass opps  and signage for the party! 

Once inside the Magic Kingdom you will want to get your map for the party and make a plan! What’s important to you? Do you want to get to some rides that are different during the party like Pirates of the Caribbean (where live pirates will greet you along the way and inside, too), or Space Mountain where you ride completely in the DARK and Monster’s INC where you can find a themed Halloween show (a don’t miss) and of course the Mad Tea Party where the music and lights are transformed into Halloween themes.

Another thing you may want to check out is all the special characters and characters in their Halloween costumes! Our family loves to check out Winnie the Pooh and friends of the Hundred Acre Wood in their festive clothing. If you head over by Dumbo you can ride with practically no line as well as meeting Mickey, Minnie and friends in their Halloween costumes and dancing at the Disney Junior Dance Party with Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, and Doc McStuffins! There is so many choices!

Of course when it comes to Must Do’s I would say number one would be the Boo To You Parade! The parade runs twice a night and if you are like us, you probably will carve out time to watch it both times! The fireworks show follows the parade and they are definitely a magical pair. In addition you can check out the bigger than life Hocus Pocus show right on the main stage in front of the castle.

Don’t forget that everyone can come in costume! (no masks of course and you can’t be mistaken for a Disney character) Trick-Or-Treating is available throughout the park and it is for both adults and children, so bring your candy hunger and remember that you may be leaving with a heavy bag of treats. It’s up to you how much time you want to spend collecting. We were on the monorail with a family that had full bags! Check out my last post on Tips For Attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party here.

Now, if you were to ask me honestly WHAT the best part of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was I could answer the parade, or the Trick-Or-Treating, or the special characters, or the fireworks, or Hocus Pocus, BUT honestly, it’s seeing the smile on my daughter’s face. It’s seeing the happiness of our family just enjoying the night. It’s just being surrounded with other people that are all enjoying themselves. This picture of Emm in the Magic Carpet Ride of Aladdin sums up the night, it sums up the magic that only Disney Parks can deliver. Thank you for the happy Disney! Thank you for letting our minds rest from reality for this special night and just enjoy and be happy and eat candy! To learn everything about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and to get some tickets of your own click here. 

Disclosure: This blog post is written by Diane Sullivan. All opinions are hers and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Media Family Night invite was provided in order to facilitate this post. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. Thank you, Disney Parks.

#LCKids You Are Invited To Lincoln Center- LCKids Trick-Or-Treat Event #NYC

Lincoln Center Hosts Annual LC Kids Trick-Or-Treat Event and You Are Invited!


Looking for somewhere great to take the kids trick-or-treating this year? We still have a few more years left to fill up the candy bag, so this family is always on the look out for a great place to go. We already love Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center Kids so this year we are gong to check out their annual trick-or-treat event featuring a costume parade, activities, Scavenger “Haunt,” Performances, Storytime, and more.

This free event takes place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 am


So, like us, you can join the fun as Lincoln Center once again welcomes costumed kids and families for a festive Halloween celebration. Hosted by the LC Kids program, the all-ages event will feature trick-or-treating around the cultural campus, a parade to live music, a haunted scavenger hunt, a David Bowie tribute concert and dance party, and a number of additional free activities to delight all ages. Last year’s inaugural Trick-or-Treat event welcomed more than 10,000 people to Lincoln Center, marking it as a destination for families and children of all ages to celebrate Halloween.


Participating organizations and partners include: LC Kids; the Film Society of Lincoln Center; The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Jazz at Lincoln Center; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; American Ballet Theatre; Children’s Museum of Manhattan; GoGoSqueez; NewYork-Presbyterian; Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse; and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.


The day’s schedule includes:


On the public plaza areas:

11:00 am–1:00 pm:

Trick-or-treating at Lincoln Center venues and public spaces

Scavenger “Haunt” activity stations around the plazas, presented by Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse (Kids who participate in all five locations can win a prize.)

Children’s Museum of Manhattan craft activity on Hearst Plaza

Stilt walkers on Josie Robertson and Hearst Plazas

#LCKids costume contest

Partner giveaways and activities


12:00 pm–12:30 pm

Performance and costume parade led by Sammy Miller and the Congregation

*Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center


At the David Rubenstein Atrium:

11:00 am–11:45 am

Storytime at the Atrium featuring My Teacher is a Monster! by Peter Brown

*Presented in collaboration with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


12:15 pm–1:00 pm

Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie by Spare the Rock Records (concert and dance party)


At the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center:

1:00 pm

Film screening of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

*Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center


LC Kids members at the $125 level and higher are invited to reserve seats for the day’s events in the David Rubenstein Atrium. To join, visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org/Join.


LC Trick-or-Treat is presented by LC Kids, Lincoln Center’s program that welcomes families to Lincoln Center and presents top quality performances and events to introduce children to the arts. The 2016–17 season features more than 10 ticketed productions and more than 20 free events, for children ages 2 and up. Complete information about the season can be found at Kids.LincolnCenter.org, which also includes campus-wide information about family-friendly performances and practical information about coming to Lincoln Center with a child.


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LCKids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian


Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney


Generous support is also provided by Barbara and James Block, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Anna Nikolayevsky, Amanda and John Waldron, The Robertson Family, and Joseph M. Cohen.


American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center


Enjoy Halloween in Hershey, PA @HersheyPA #HersheyParkHappy

Enjoy Halloween in Hershey, PA
The Sweetest Place On Earth Delivers Family-Friendly Fun


August is here and we all know what comes next-September, and then my favorite month of the year, October! Yes, I absolutely am in love with October! There is something about the chill in the air, the changing leaves and of course Halloween! I may be so into summer right now, but come the first breeze of Fall, I will be breaking out the cuddly sweaters and cozy boots!  Fall does bring some wonderful changes as Hershey transforms into a festive Halloween destination. Featuring safe, family-focused events and activities ranging from roller coaster rides and a trick-or-treat adventure at Hersheypark in the Dark to a flashlight walking experience at ZooAmerica during Creatures of the Night, Halloween In Hersheyprovides guests with three weekends of family thrills.


Although we are wearing our flip-flops, now is a great time to book your Halloween stay at a Hershey Resort!

The fun takes place Fridays through Sundays from October 16 through November 1, and includes:

Hersheypark in the Dark

Hersheypark in the Dark features more than 50 rides and attractions including the Park’s 13 roller coaster and Halloween-themed entertainment. Guests visiting the Park will experience:

  • Halloween-themed rides and experiences.
  • New this year! Thrill seekers will enjoy our newest roller coaster, Laff Trakk, the nation’s only indoor, spinning glow-coaster, in complete darkness the last hour of each operating evening.  
  • Additionally, the Park will also turn the lights off on our three wooden roller coasters during that same hour creating more opportunity for seasonal fun!  
  • Hershey’s Trick-or-Treat Adventure featuring a candy trail that starts at Hershey’s Chocolate World and continues throughTreatville, a seasonal town inside Hersheypark, for children 12 and younger (costumes are encouraged).
  • Fall-themed food and beverage offerings, and live entertainment including favorites “Bunsen & The Burners,” a band of crazy singing scientists and their monster friends.


Tickets for Hersheypark in the Dark are $35.85 for adults (ages 9-54) and $24.85 for juniors (ages 3-8) and seniors (ages 55+). For hours of operation and additional information, please visit www.hershey ; park.com/seasons/halloween.php.

Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica

Included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark in the Dark, guests are invited to bring a flashlight to experience Creatures of the Night at ZooAmerica. This is the only time of the year when guests can experience the Zoo after dark. They will enjoy:

  • Seeing the nocturnal habits of North American species.
  • Pumpkin treats being fed for select animals.

Separate admission is also available at the Zoo’s off-street entrance.

The Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Guests that stay at one of the three Official Resorts of Hersheypark get to enjoy discounted admission to Hersheypark in the Dark and complimentary shuttle service.

The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge offer a Halloween In Hershey Package that gives guests the following perks:

  • Deluxe accommodations.
  • Breakfast with the Hershey’s Characters.
  • One-day admission to Hersheypark in the Dark.
  • Admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience.


The package is available Fridays and Saturdays from October 16 through October 31 with prices starting from $489* at Hershey Lodgeand $559* at The Hotel Hershey, for a family of four.

*Price is per room per night, based on a family of four. Excludes tax and gratuities. Other restrictions may apply.

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey     

From September 1 through November 30, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey offers guests fall-themed treatments to relax their mind and body.

  • Pumpkin Latte Manicure & Pedicure: $140* Monday – Thursday, $150* Friday – Sunday
  • Pumpkin Spice Scrub: $70* Monday – Thursday, $75* Friday – Sunday (available October
  • Pumpkin Soufflé Wrap: $125* Monday – Thursday, $135* Friday – Sunday (available October 1)
  • Pumpkin Immersion: $195* Monday – Thursday, $205* Friday – Sunday (available October 1)

*A 20 percent service charge will be added to the bill for all treatments. This treatment may not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion.


Hershey’s Chocolate World

With fun for the whole family each weekend during Halloween in Hershey, Hershey’s Chocolate World guests enjoy:

  • Hershey’s Trick-Or-Treat Adventure: Enter Hershey Hallow to begin your trick-or-treat adventure.
  • Tricky Treats & Sweets: Shop Halloween treats in Hershey’s largest candy store and pick up delightful sweets from the bakery.
  • NEW! Flavors of Fall Dessert Festival: Discover unique treats and rediscover classic favorites.

The Hershey Story Museum

Visitors can learn about the history of chocolate at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, and families can experience:

  • Black Cat Alley: Follow the black cat to Halloween fun and get a head start on trick-or-treating with some delicious Hershey’s treats! Kids can use vintage Hershey advertising art to create their own mini Halloween character to use as a pin or decoration. Make a Halloween spider web, too. Costumes are encouraged for children ages 12 and under. $5 per person. This activity is held Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from October 17 through November 1.

Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens lights up the night with more than 150 uniquely carved illuminated pumpkins and a variety of whimsical scarecrows, some of which come alive, during its annual Pumpkin Glow. Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to bring a flashlight, come in costume, trick-or-treat throughout the Gardens and experience the following activities:

  • Listen to a garden-themed story.
  • Collect candy treats at stops along the Gardens’ paths.
  • Watch live pumpkin carving demonstrations.

Pumpkin Glow is from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 23, 24, 30 and 31.

            For additional information, hours and pricing for Halloween In Hershey, please visit www.HersheyPA.com. Follow us on Twitter @HersheyPA. 

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a travel blogger who loves to visit Pa. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. No compensation was given for this post. Please contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or 3decades3kids@gmail.com and everywhere else as @3decades3kids.