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Taking the kids to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney

Taking the kids to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney

I love it when something so wholesome as Disney embraces its dark side. It's why I loved Mr. Toad's Wild Ride back before Pooh squashed him in 1998. What other ride at Disney took you on a ride to hell? (And no, it's a small world doesn't count.)

So that's the alluring part of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. It's not a scary event, per se, but it embraces the spooky side of Halloween to the point that my pair of 5- and 6-year-old children are a little wary, but not terrified.

The event isn't geared toward children specifically, so it's fun for all ages. The elder set seem to be fascinated with the introduction this year of the Pumpkin King Jack...

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