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Where to find the Photopass Magic Shots at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Photopass Magic Shots

One of the small things that we enjoy each year at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the various Photopass “Magic Shots.”  A Magic Shot is one where the photographer takes a specific posed photo and the camera system inserts characters that you wouldn’t have seen seen otherwise.  Ask a Photopass photographer on any regular day and they might have different daytime shots too. These photos can easily be linked to your My Disney Experience account using your MagicBand or they can provide you with Photopass cards.

We sought out the locations, while enjoying ourselves with meet and greets, parade viewing and fireworks.  We found 3 different special shots at the first party this year.  We’ll call them the Apple, the Mansion Ghost and the Hitchhiking Ghosts

All photos are copyright Disney Photopass and are used for demonstration and educational purposes.

Updated October 2017

The Apple – Party Entrance and Bridge from Fantasyland to Hub

The photographer asked me to pose like I was holding something between my fingers and have a look on our faces like we were holding something stinky.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Poison Apple Cauldron Magic Shot

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Shows

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Shows

Updated 10/28/2018

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Entertainment includes Mickey’s Merriest Celebration, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas,  Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade , Holiday Wishes,  along with character meet and greets and free cookies!  The dance parties offer you an opportunity to dance the night away with your favorite character and are available throughout the party.   I recommend visiting Celebrate the Season, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and the dance parties later into the night in order to make the most of your limited time.

A Frozen Holiday Wish – Cinderella Castle Dream Lighting


Cinderella Castle Dream Lighting (A Frozen Holiday Wish is presented every night from early November through New Year’s, the Castle is awash in over 200,000 glimmering lightcicles.  It’s a great site to behold and there’s a short show that ties it all together involving  Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf!  You can see this show ANY holiday season night, so save it for a different night and get in line to meet the Dwarfs!

Schedule on Character Locator

Holiday Wishes Fireworks

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes is a fantastic fireworks show. It combines pyrotechnics and festive holiday music and even has a 180 degree finale of vibrant explosions that will really shake you. It’s a pleasant mixture of reds and greens presented with number pyro giftboxs.  Be sure to stand somewhere behind the Walt and Mickey statue. If you get too close, you’ll miss some of the timed fireworks. If you get too far away, you won’t be able to see the projections upon the castle. I recommend standing somewhere between Casey’s Corner and the Tip Board on Main Street for the best view. Arrive 15-30 minutes early for the best locations.

Schedule on Character Locator

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Santa in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
A terrific and very long Christmas parade!  During the parade many great characters parade past, but the highlights are the marching Toy Soldiers who actually play their instruments and jolly ole Saint Nick. I recommend attending the second parade. You won’t have to secure a spot as early. The best spots for the first parade are usually taken 60 minutes early and the same spots could be found for the second parade 15-30 minutes early.The “Kringle Krew” will appear along Main Street prior to each parade performance to dance with willing guests and get them into the spirit of the season.

Schedule on Character Locator

Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration

Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration
Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends over for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Look for Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more!

Schedule on Character Locator

A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show

Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasA Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show is like no other Christmas celebration.  Stitch doesn’t understand the meaning of Christmas and it takes Buzz and Mike Wazowski to keep him from laser blasting Santa out of the sky.  It’s a hokey, but fun show that includes a Michael Jackson style dance number.  It takes about 20 minutes and there’s no crowd for the final show of the night!  It’s a great way to close the night.

Schedule on Character Locator

The Edge Effect (NEW)

This acapella offering will perform a variety of favorite Christmas songs on the Tomorrowland stage

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Reindeer Wranglers

Listen to classic Christmas tunes with a country twang!

Disney Junior Jingle Jam (NEW)

in Storybook Circus – Characters to be determined

Club Tinsel Dance Party

at Cosmic Ray’s – featuring Reindeer, Polar Bears and Elves

Add them to your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Character Locator touring plans today!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Candy Trails

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Candy Trails

Updated 8/24/2017

I recommend waiting until late in the night to gather candy for a few reasons:

  1.  Who wants to carry 5-10 pounds of chocolate around while walking 3 miles?  Not me.
  2.  Cast Members are often more generous later in the party.  I filled my bag last year in ONE stop at 11:00pm.  Of course, I had a backpack so I refilled it later.
  3.  Don’t waste your good character meet times standing in line for candy.  Early in the party the lines may take up to 5 minutes to go through.  Late in the party, you’ll walk right in.

If you are traveling by air to Orlando, bring an extra suitcase just for your candy bounty.  The lower storage area of a stroller makes an excellent candy stash area or bring along a backpack.  Most of the parties are quite hot, so the chocolate items may melt, causing little Junior to be coated in milk chocolatey goodness.

The trail at Splash Mountain is a great places to get lots of candy.  I don’t visit the “trail” at the Liberty Square Riverboat because it only has one distribution can for such a long walk.  Pinocchio’s Village Haus gives out chewy Werthers, yummy!

Allergy issues?

See a Cast Member or visit one of the Allergy Friendly locations to receive a TEAL treat bag.  When you use this bag to trick or treat, you’ll be given TEAL TOKENS which you can redeem at any of the Allergy Friendly centers for special treats.

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