Here we are four days into October and it’s time to share some photos from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It was our first Disney Halloween party so we learned quite a few important things about the parties in a short amount of time.
First, there are characters that come out on Halloween that are not frequently seen in the park; for example, Timon from The Lion King. It was a surprise as he was just hanging about saying hello to anyone that happened to pass by. What a friendly character as you can see as he posed here with Sebastian. Sebastian was waiting until it got a bit darker before he put on his costume.
I’ve always thought some of the best bits of Disney are in the details. It’s easy to miss the most subtle of things but if you take a moment to stand still and look around you will notice some fun things. Here’s a couple of carved pumpkins decorating the Fire Station on Main Street – one has, what else, but one of the Dalmatians from 101 Damnations and the other, spots!
Another set of characters that you rarely see all together except during the Halloween parties is the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White. What a colorful group and many people had lined up to have their pictures taken with them. There was so much to see in such a short amount of time that we did not but I am happy to share this snapshot of them having a seat next to their glowing buckets of jewels.
Another special thing about the parties is that it is the only time that visitors will see the characters dressed up in costumes. And their costumes are really cute too. I had heard that Duffy the Disney Bear would be in his own special location dressed as a pumpkin. We loved that he was so kind to Sebastian and the rest of us crazy fans and allowed us to take lots of photos.
We were given treat bags so that we could go trick-or-treating in the park and that’s just what we did as we discovered ‘candy trails’ decorated with carved pumpkins. Here’s one with Brer Rabbit. I’d show you all of the candy we collected but well . . . let’s just say it’s been distributed.
I’ll have more photos as Halloween approaches but I did want to show you one of a bear in progress to prove that I am actually working on some things. This project is going to be like trying on something in a shop fitting room. If it turns out well, I’ll show you the rest of it. If not, just remember, I had high hopes.
Sebastian also insisted I include this photo. He says: “This is how I ride in the car sometimes. I think a good caption for this picture would be: Yes, I’m safe here, but I also can’t see out the window.”