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If you’re planning on attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World, you may be wondering what to wear. While costumes are encouraged, they are not required. However, if you do choose to dress up, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
As always, comfort is key since anytime you’re in the Disney Parks it’s part workout, part entertainment. This is not the time to wear your new shoes you purchased just for your cute new costume. Trust me!
Take a look at some ideas for what to wear to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this spooky season and find out what types of costumes and accessories are NOT allowed!
Disney World Weather
The temperatures in September and October can be all over the place. One day it could be in the mid 80s and sunny and the next day it might drop down into the 60s with a chance of rain. It’s always best to check the weather forecast for your dates and pack appropriately.
Plan to rent a locker in the park if you think you may need to stow pieces of costumes that no one wants to carry after a few hours and jackets if the weather calls for them in the evening.
Let’s talk about what you can’t wear to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Masks are not allowed for adults and children over the age of 14. This is for safety reasons. If under the age of 14, masks must provide unobstructed peripheral vision at all times and have openings that allow the eyes to be fully seen.
Everyone can dress as their favorite character, however, guests are not allowed to pose for pictures or sign autographs for other guests.
Guests Cannot Wear:
- Costumes that are obstructive, offensive, objectionable, or violent.
- Any props or accessories that resemble, or could easily be mistaken for, an actual weapon.
- Costumes that contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.
- Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
- Costumes that reach or drag on the ground, like a full-length Princess dress.
- Capes that go below the waist.
Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into the party, and/or removed from Disney parks, unless their costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
View the current costume policy on Disney’s website here.
Halloween Costume Ideas to Wear to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Let’s discuss some fun ideas for families to dress up for the Halloween party! Themed outfits are always a blast and make for some special photo opportunities. Here are some Disney themes & ideas to get you started:
- Mickey & Friends
- Mickey Treats
- Parts of a Mr. Potato Head
- Monorail Cars
- Mickey Balloons
- Jungle Cruise Explorers
The ideas are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative. Once you have your costume figured out, don’t forget the finishing touches! Make sure your shoes are comfortable as you’ll be standing and walking a lot during the party.[show_shopthepost_widget id=”4857089″] [show_shopthepost_widget id=”4857092″]
There are some other considerations that are helpful for wearing a costume at the theme parks. Be sure that you are able to sit easily while wearing your costume. If you’ll be riding any rides, sitting to eat, or staking out a spot for the parade you’ll want to be able to sit and stand without any issues. Being able to go to the bathroom is also something you might want to keep in mind; make sure that’s something you are able to do with ease!
Ideas for Guests Who Don’t Want to Dress Up
Do you have to dress up for Mickey’s Halloween party? If you don’t want to wear a costume, that’s perfectly fine! Many people choose not to and just enjoy the party in their regular clothes. If you do want to dress up, but are unsure what to wear, consider these tips:
- Wear festive colors like black and orange or purple and green.
- Add some fun accessories like Halloween-themed jewelry or a pumpkin-shaped purse.
- Put your hair up in a spooky style.
- Paint your nails in a Halloween design.
- Get creative with your makeup or hair color.
- You can also wear Mickey Mouse ears or other Disney-themed clothing item.
- Wear a funny fall t-shirt.
- Create a Halloween themed outfit.
You might be wondering, what does “Disney Bounding” mean? It’s where you use clothing and accessories to recreate outfits inspired by your favorite Disney characters without being a costume. For example, if you wanted to bound as Minnie Mouse you might wear a black top with a red skirt, yellow shoes, and a red headband or bow. The possibilities are endless! Disney Bounds are a great option to wear to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Whatever you decide to wear, just make sure you’re comfortable and it puts you in the spirit to have fun.
That’s it! You’re all set to enjoy the party. Be sure to check out my Top Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party before your visit. Have a happy and safe Halloween!
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