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Guys, you won’t believe it we got to attend not one but to Disney Halloween parties this year. One at Disney World and one right here in Cincinnati! We had an amazing time at both, but even if you can’t travel to Orlando during the fall season, there’s a good chance you can go a Disney Halloween Party at your local Disney Store!
Who, When & Where
Our party took place at our mall on October 6th at 9:00 am, about an hour before the mall actually opened. We got a special invite to this Disney Halloween party because we are Disney Chase Visa Card members.
I have to say this is a great way to meet other Disney super fans in your area. I mean if you love Disney enough to get their credit card then you’re pretty committed!
What to Expect
OK! So this event isn’t quite as extravagant as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, but it’s a great excuse to put on a Disney costume and dance to some Disney music. It’s also free so you can have some of the Disney magic that usually comes with a hefty price tag. I recorded everything so you can see the fun for yourself in the movie below.
What We Did
Of course we were there early. If there is a Disney rope drop of any kind you can expect to find us at the front of the line. And I’m glad we did because we got a little bit of extra Disney magic!
Unlocking the Disney Store
I had heard that the first kids at the Disney Store got to be part of the opening ceremony and help unlock the store. But I’m not usually one to make it to the mall at 10 am so I’d never actually seen it.
Since we were so early for this party, we were first in line and the kids got to turn a giant key and officially open up the store. We even got a little miniature key to take home for all our hard work!
Getting the Party Started
We went back to where the screen is and the cast members welcomed us. They told us we need to get Mickey’s jack-o-lantern glowing so him and Minnie could come visit us.
But, of course, it couldn’t be as simple as wishing on a star! Before we knew it, Cruella De Vil, the Evil Queen, and Maleficent had shown up. They threatened to destroy the pumpkin and keep Mickey and Minnie from partying with us.
We had to come up with a way to save our Disney Halloween party! The villains agreed to give us a time limit to try to “scare” them away, but how could we ever be scary enough to scare away the biggest and baddest of Disney villains.
Practicing out Scaring Skills
It was now time to practice some scaring techniques to defeat the villains! First, we worked on our scary faces. We scrunched up our faces and tried to roar as best as a bunch of little kids and parents in costumes could.
In case that wasn’t enough, we also worked on walking like zombies. We stomped and groaned. We had to be ready now, but as an extra precaution we wrapped a couple of the grown-ups up as mummies so they would think we had some monsters on our side too!
Defeating the Villains
Our time was up and we pulled out every trick we had learned, but nothing was scary enough to defeat the worst villains of all time. Good thing we had one last trick up our sleeves! Literally!
We all had flashing Mickey Halloween bracelets that were filled with magic. We turned them on and aimed them at Cruella, the Evil Queen, and Maleficent. Their powers were no match for us and we won the day!
It wouldn’t be a Disney Halloween Party without dancing!
With the bad guys gone, Mickey and Minnie were free to join us at our Disney Halloween Party! And of course we had to dance to celebrate!
Mickey led us in some pretty awesome dance moves to some classic Halloween songs. The kids loved it and danced their little hearts out!
Mickey and Minnie were even gracious enough to hang around for some pictures afterwards!
Highlights and Perks
These parties are always fun, but I really enjoyed the story line that went along with this one. The kids were super excited to defeat the villains, and even the adults participate.
Disney Halloween parties at the Disney Store are so much more intimate than anything you’ll experience at the park. You’re not crowding to get a spot and all the kids get to be a part.
We did get to keep our flashing Mickey pumpkin bracelets…ya know, in case more villains showed up. And they also passed out Vampirina headbands to anyone who wanted one.
As part of our invitation, we’d also gotten a coupon for 20% off any purchase we made. We always get 10% off for being Disney Chase Visa Members, but that extra did convince me to buy these shower hooks that
How to get invited to a Disney Halloween Party
If you’re interested in special events like this at the Disney Store, you can find out more about becoming a Disney Chase Visa card member here.
In additions to parties, we also get special discounts and meet and greets in the parks, special financing on vacations, and reward dollars that we use to pay for food on our trips!
Hope you all are having tons of Halloween fun! What are some fun ways you Disney your Halloween? Share it with us in the comments!