October is a great month to visit the House of Mouse! Two of my most favorite events take place that time of year! Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. During this quick trip we had a chance to stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. What an amazing place! My kid's loved spending time in the recently renovated pool. I don't know how many times my son went down that volcano slide! It was also great being right on the monorail or take the boat to Magic Kingdom. The day of the party we started off the morning with a wonderful breakfast at Chef Mickey's. Always a great time seeing the Fab Five and boy are those cheesy potatoes good! Then we spent the time relaxing at the Resort and enjoying the pool until it was time to get dressed for the party. My husband and I wore t-shirts that looked like the ghost hosts at Haunted Mansion. My daughter was Malicifant and my son was a pirate. The party is an extra cost but worth every cent! Party guests can enter Magic Kingdom at 4:00 though the party doesn't start until 7:00. We rode a few rides and grabbed dinner at Cosmic Ray's. Then we found our place in front of the castle for the Hocus Pocus Villain Show. Unfortunately it was cut short due to rain. So we did some trick or treating then watched the Boo to You Parade. This is by far my favorite parade. Then the parade was followed by Hallowishes. This is in my opinion the most spectacular firework show by Disney! If you get a chance you must attend Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party.
The next morning we slept in and headed to breakfast at Ohana where we enjoyed breakfast served family style and visit from Lilo, Stich, Mickey, and Pluto. We got on the monorail over to Magic Kingdom to ride some of our favorites. Then some more pool time at the Polynesian. That night it was some adult time at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. We dropped my son off at Lilo's Playhouse and my daughter enjoyed spending time with some local friends. At Epcot we eat and tasted our way around the world showcase. Some of our favorite booths were Scotland, Mexico, Africa, and Belgium. The weekends at Food and Wine are crowded. If you can go during the week you will have much lower crowds. We enjoyed our night out and the kids had a great evening. The next morning we had some time over at Hollywood Studios and enjoyed a great lunch at Mama Melrose. After a great lunch we headed back to the resort to wait for the Tragical Express back to the airport. It was a short but busy trip. Can't wait til next fall to do it again!
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