Updated: Apr 5, 2021
Today spooky season has arrived as it is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party day! Or it should have been. I LOVE Halloween and Disney Villains are my favourite so Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is the perfect event for me!
Because we would be having a late night enjoy all the exciting activities at the Halloween party I had planned a laid back day to save our energy for later!
Boma for Breakfast
I planned to start the day with a late breakfast at Boma. I really love this buffet restaurant so we had to make another trip, this time for breakfast. And when you are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge you definitely have to take advantage of all the awesome food that is on offer to you!
Buffets are a great way to start the day! As you can eat as much as you would like you can have a really filling breakfast that will see you through the day!
When at Boma I have to have the POG juice! It is so iconic and really delicious! The amount of different foods on offer is incredible! I love that as well as items you would expect at a breakfast buffet you also get some amazing African options and unique takes on classics. The french toast bread pudding with praline sauce is a fan favourite for a reason!
It's a good idea to walk past all the stations at first just to see what takes you fancy....and then be able to plan just what to get first! It is the worst if you fill up on the cold options and bread and then can't enjoy the hot items and sweet treats. So I definitely recommend taking a look first so you can plan your meal out!
Buffets are a great option for groups that have mixed dietary needs as everyone can pick what foods they can eat and enjoy. And they can have as much of it as they like!
Boma is a brilliant option for everyone. As well as African dishes there is also lots of American classics, so whatever your taste is you will be able to find plenty to enjoy. And it is plenty!
So after having a delicious breakfast we would be heading out to our first activity of the day...miniature golf!
Disney Miniature Golf
Disney has two miniature golf courses on property. We would be visiting Winter Summerland. The other course is called Fantasia Gardens. Not many people realise that there is miniature golf at Walt Disney World! It is a great way to have a fun morning or afternoon if you have a day that you are not visiting the parks.
At Winter Summerland there are two course - one winter themed and one summer. Go for two rounds to experience both!
I love Winter Summerland! As you would expect from miniature golf there is a lot of great theming and interesting ways you have to master to get your ball in the hole but on top of that there are also lots of surprises! It is a really fun activity for a relaxed day.
Final Outlet Mall Visit for Last Minute Bargains!
I wanted to pop back to the Orlando Premium Outlets at Vineland Avenue one last time to see if any new amazing merchandise had come in to the Disney Character Warehouse. The stock is delivered regularly so there is always a chance you will find some more hidden gems and bargains!
It is a great idea to visit the Disney Character Warehouse towards the end of your trip as you may find items you had seen in the parks in this outlet store for a much lower price. It is also the best place to get souvenirs for people back at home and be able to save some money in the process. Everyone's a winner!
Relaxing at Animal Kingdom Lodge
The rest of the afternoon would be spent relaxing at the hotel to save some energy for the party later! I think I could very easily spend hours relaxing by looking out over the Savannah and watching all the beautiful animals. I think that is why I love Animal Kingdom Lodge so much. It isn’t just a place to go and rest your head. You could quite happily never leave the resort and have an amazing time because there is just so much to see and do.
After a lovely laid back day it is now time to get ready in our Halloween costumes and head to Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!
The Plaza for Dinner
I had planned an early dinner at The Plaza before the start of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I have always heard great reviews about The Plaza and it is the perfect location to dine in before the Halloween Party as you will already be in the park. Another great option is to dine at one of the Monorail Resorts, the Polynesian Village Resort, Grand Floridian Resort or the Contemporary Resort, as you are then only a few minutes monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom!