Last year, my buddies and I were planning our epic girls trip to Walt Disney World. Part of that trip was to make sure we went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) to go Trick or Treating, to attend meet and greets and to meet characters that are only there at Halloween. Being the candy addict that I am, I was excited about the candy, but then I started thinking I might only get candy that I wouldn’t eat (I don’t eat dairy or gluten…no Snikers here!). Of course, that was silly, because it’s Walt Disney World and they think of everything, including how to handle food allergies while Trick or Treating at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
At the very first Trick or Treating stop after making our way into Magic Kingdom, I let the cast members know that I had allergies and asked what I needed to do. They gave me a teal allergy bag and told me that at each candy station, I was to let them know I had allergies and they would give me a teal coin.
As we made our way around Magic Kingdom collecting pictures and hoping on rides (with no lines in some cases), we stopped every time we say a “TREATS” sign. This meant there was candy! And lots of it for those non-allergy guests. And, they have good, name brand candy that they are very generous in distributing.
As Meghan and Lindsey collected from the main candy bins, I let the cast member know that I would like to collect my allergy coin. At each stop, I added my teal allergy candy coin to my teal bag.
When all was done for the evening and I was ready to collect my allergy Halloween treats, we headed to Town Square Theater right at the front of Magic Kingdom on Main Street. Of course there was a teal pumpkin in the lobby/store before you get to meet Magician Mickey to tell us we were in the right place.
Pro tip: there was like zero line to meet Magician Mickey and he’s one of the few ones that will talk and interact with you!
The amazing cast members knew exactly what I was there for and asked me for my coins. They then asked me to let them know what I needed to avoid for allergies.
Then they directed me to a handy chart that showed all of the options and additional information, ingredients and allergens and also helped to let me know which items would work with my allergies. I actually wanted to take a non-food item pumpkin home, but they were all out. As it turned out, I could have everything else listed!
Can I just say how happy I was that they had some ricemilk chocolate bars? As somebody that hasn’t been able to eat dairy in a while, these chocolate bars were a real treat…especially because they are pretty darn expensive.
They didn’t really count my coins or see how many stops I made, they just made sure to fill my allergy-friendly trick or treat bag to the very top. And, it only took me about 2 minutes to dig into that chocolate bar.
The only downside I can see is that the other candy was in my friends’ bags as soon as we stopped at each TREAT station, so if they wanted to have a snack (they did, because, yes, you have a bag of candy in your hand), I wasn’t able to get my treats until we left. I could have walked up there and traded some in, but it definitely felt like it was an “on the way out” thing. I totally appreciate it being kept separate so it can’t get contaminated, but just know that you won’t have your candy right away.
Looking for more Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party info (like what time you can get in and where parades start) check out this Ultimate Guide to MNSSHP and 13 Top Tips before heading to collect your treats!
Rest assured, you or your prince or princess will be treated and feel like nothing less than royalty and will have a great time at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.