Did you know that the Not-So-Scary fun at Magic Kingdom Park started 16 years ago? Now that I realize this, there are about five years of sweet treats and character meet-and-greets that I’ve missed out on. Boo! (To you and you and you).
I decided to dig in the archives for something from the very first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 1996 and I found this photograph of some of the Disney Characters dressed up for the first party. Chip ‘n Dale are ghosts, Mickey is a pirate, Pluto is dressed in Hawaiian attire and Maleficent as Maleficent. (Apparently, she doesn’t feel as if she needs a costume…). This year, it took 10 tractor-trailers to bring all 241 tons of candy from California to Orlando that will be handed out at the Magic Kingdom Park this Halloween season. With more than 40 different kinds of candy in three different mixes, I’m off to get my sweet tooth on. I just need to find a costume first.