Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) doesn't have to be scary for you if you're trying to avoid candy and sweets!
The event offers not only trick-or-treating, but also exclusive treats such as alcoholic beverages and baked goods that are Halloween themed and can be very tempting... but have no fear! There are plenty of things to do where you don't even have to worry about candy and Halloween themed snacks for sale around the Magic Kingdom for the event.
Just have fun!
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is my favorite event at the Magic Kingdom and in the past, I've gotten so busy that I forgot they even have trick-or-treating! There are so many great character photo opportunities, amazing shows, and the fireworks are my favorite.
There's also a dance party every year - usually with Monsters, Inc. characters - so you can even burn some calories enjoying that!
If you really want a piece of candy...
In my experience, WDW doesn't give out full-sized candy bars for trick or treating, but the mini or fun sized ones, which means it's something you can look up in the tracker ahead of time and pre-plan for if you want to! If you really don't want to miss out, just get a single piece and give the rest of your candy to some kid and make their night!
Have yourselves a merry little Christmas...
Similarly to MNSSHP, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) is a seasonal, additional ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom that can strike fear in the hearts of Weight Watchers members because of all of the holiday goodies it has to offer!
Here are my tips for surviving the event.
Avoid the free cookies. They aren't worth it!
You can get free cookies and hot chocolate at certain stations at the Magic Kingdom if you seek it out. I had the cookie in 2015 when I went before I was on Weight Watchers and honestly, the cookie tasted gross. It tasted really cheap, not like something you'd expect from Disney World, so don't waste your Weight Watchers points or your macros on it just because it's free. The hot cocoa also isn't the greatest because they're churning out so much for no additional cost to guests so the quality isn't going to be super high. Don't waste your time on these!
Busy yourself with activities!
There are plenty of things to do during MVMCP that unwanted food distractions and temptations are easy to avoid. To focus solely on going for Christmas treats would be a shame because the Magic Kingdom during the winter holiday season is, in my opinion, when it is most beautiful. Between the decorations, fireworks, the parade, the special shows, the rare character meet and greets, and the rides still being open, there is far too much to worry about besides a cupcake with frosting that looks like a Christmas tree or a gingerbread cookie. Don't cheat yourself of a great time and skip the guilt in the process!
I personally would recommend finding spots for parades and shows fairly early, and getting in line for the more in-demand characters (like the Seven Dwarves, Jack Skellington, Santa, or some of the princes with the princesses) even earlier. As far as characters go, if you're interested in meeting Jack and/or the Dwarves, they always have the longest lines so it's recommended you get there before the 7 p.m. party start time so you don't waste party time on them. I'd also recommend trying to catch the later parade/show showings since it's usually got a lighter crowd.
This page will be updated as I learn more seeing as I can't physically go to the Disneyland parks from here in Florida, and some of their food options are very different from here in Walt Disney World.
Remember, Disney Parks does not provide nutritional info, so the items on this list will be mostly things that you can easily guesstimate with generic food items in the tracker.In general:It seems like a lot of places offer things like grilled chicken sandwiches but you'd likely have to ask for things like cheese either off of it entirely or sauces on the side, etc., if you want it to be in a safe Smart Points range and easier to guesstimate. I'm sure if you ask, they can modify it for you.
Also, it seems like pretty much anywhere that serves breakfast has healthy options like fruit, and you can always ask for something cooked without oil.
Some park food finds and their locations:
Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.