Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween At The Mouse's House '09

I think it's entirely possible that Disney IS the most magical place on Earth! And I can assure you, it's also a place where dreams come true!

Last year my lil knight in shining armor actually pulled the sword from the stone. Did you have any idea it could actually come out? All it takes is one special little boy, some magic pixie dust and an observant Imagineer! Of course, my lil knight knows it was all about him....and, really, isn't that the point?

This year we enjoyed another special treat. Just as the night began we were approached by a quartet who sang us a story about The Headless Horseman. You'll notice quite an astonished little vampire in the left hand corner of this video.

(Be sure to pause the playlist at the bottom of my blog to fully enjoy the video)

If you haven't been to a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party before it may be a little late to do so this year but I encourage you to begin making plans to do so for next year...NOW! The party starts in September and is held on select dates until Halloween night. And as you can imagine the Halloween night party sells out quickly. The party starts at 7 pm and runs until midnight. All of the rides are opporational, there are virtually no lines because the amount of tickets sold is limited and you get to head down various trick-or-treat trails around the park to load up on some wonderful goodies! Even mom and dad get a bag to collect candy. So if you're like me and you miss being allowed to trick-or-treat without getting a sideways glance, (you know, the one that means 'aren't you too old for this?') then this is the party for you. It's fun for the whole family: Mom, Dad and Boils & Ghouls! Oh! And don't forget to put on your favorite costume. Dressing up is optional but I saw more than a few "grown-up" Peter Pans & Cinderellas!

Here are some more fun pics for you to enjoy until you make your own trip to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party:

Some singing ghouls and a happy little vampire

Of course as great as Disney is, it isn't the only attraction in Orlando worth taking in. This time we didn't have a chance to enjoy Universal Studios or it's Islands of Adventure but there's still fun to be had there.
In the evening we took a stroll down Universal's City Walk.

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Jimmy Buffet's Margarittaville complete with a Cheeseburger in Paradise, Heinz 57 and French Fried Potatoes! But the highlight of the evening was the show - The Blue Man Group. Another fun for the whole family event. If you have a chance to see them, you enjoy music, comedy and quiet blue men who say more without talking in an hour in 45 minutes than most of us say in a lifetime, it's a don't miss! And yes, take the kids!
My six year old thinks it was the coolest thing since PB & J!


  1. I WANT TO SEE BLUE MAN GROUP. That is all.


    I have gone for the past 5 years here is Anaheim! I totally suggest it for small to middle aged kids! Fun for adults too! (Some teens may like it, but striclty for ride purposes).

    Disney really creates magic for the children - providing candy, rides, and no scary stuff at all. In fact one year they refused entry to a couple that had fake blood all over their costumes!

    This year I am a witch, and my daughter's a Goth-Girl Monster - I'll post pics after this Saturday - OCT. 31st! I bought my tix in June (I'm a passholder so I'm offered them early) and they sold out within a month!

    Totally recommend it! I HAVE A BLAST - just wish I could have met Jack Sparrow!

  3. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I used to take my daughter and friends to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. all the time, but now they're all grown up and I live here and I miss doing all that family stuff...thanks for sharing the photos and the video.
    As the song goes: "these are the moments to remember..."

    Have a nice evening,


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