Disney’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is like entering a realm where magic and spooky intertwine seamlessly. This bewitching event, hosted at Magic Kingdom offers a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together the whimsy of beloved Disney characters with the excitement of Halloween. Whether you’re a seasoned Halloween aficionado or a first-timer eager to be immersed in this spirited celebration, this blog post is your ultimate guide, brimming with tips and essential information to ensure you have a hauntingly delightful time at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
What is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a separately ticketed Halloween kid-friendly party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. For 2023, the party is returning on select nights from August 11th to November 1st. The tickets range from $99/child and $109/adult on earlier dates to $189/child and $199/adult for dates closer to Halloween. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can save $10 per ticket on select nights.
The party starts at 7:00 PM but your ticket gets you into the park as early as 4:00 PM.
Top Things to Do at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Fireworks
Gather around Cinderella Castle as the charismatic Jack Skellington takes center stage to enchant you with a not-so-scary tale that proves anything is possible on Halloween night! Prepare to be mesmerized during the frightfully fun fireworks display, where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy embark on an unforgettable journey to a mysterious haunted house. Within its walls, they’ll encounter a captivating spectacle of dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts, and an intriguing assembly of Disney villains that will send delightful shivers down your spine! The show uses a mix of state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lights, and fireworks.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
The Castle show during the Halloween Party features the beloved Sanderson Sisters. Enlisting the help of the Disney villains, the 3 sisters mix sinister shadows, and terrifying nightmares and use the nefarious powers of their frightening friends such as Oogie Boogie to conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion—and cast a spell on everyone in Magic Kingdom Park!
Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade
This fun parade happens twice during the night. The floats, dancers, and rare characters make this parade a must-do! Parade highlights include:
- A flurry of favorite Disney friends, including Mickey Mouse, don Halloween costumes as they prepare to go trick-or-treat down Main Street, U.S.A.
- Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow run amuck dressed as their favorite Halloween sisters—the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus
- Hitchhiking Ghosts and the spectral Bride glide among the waltzing spirits—representing the Haunted Mansion from Liberty Square
- A wicked assortment of Disney Villains reign over a Fantastyland-inspired grand finale.
The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
If you are a fan of the Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet during the day with their punny humor, you will love them as Cadaver Dans during the Halloween Party!
Meeting Rare Characters and Favorite Characters
Meeting Disney characters, especially rare ones is my favorite thing to do at the parks. During the Halloween party, you will see rare characters in the parade, castle show, and all around the park. When you grab your party map, the character’s location will be listed. With some characters such as Jack Skellington, the line to meet him starts before the party even starts.
M&M’S, SKITTLES, and SNICKERS, OH MY! One of the most cherished aspects of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the tradition of trick-or-treating. As you wander through the park, be prepared to embark on a candy-filled adventure like no other. Young and young-at-heart alike can revel in the joy of collecting delectable treats from various trick-or-treat locations located on the party map.
Those with dietary restrictions or allergies need not miss out on the fun, as Disney ensures there are allergy-friendly options available to cater to everyone’s needs. Here’s the best part: there are no limits on how many times you can revisit the candy lines! So go ahead and indulge in the festivities, as you’ll find yourself tempted to journey through the lines again and again.
Riding Attractions with Special Halloween Overlays
During the party, some Magic Kingdom rides get a special overlay. These rides include:
- Mad Tea Party – special lighting, music, and fog effects
- Space Mountain – Special lighting (inside and out) and music
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor – New joke material
- Pirates of the Caribbean – live pirates in the queue and during the ride
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Special Treats
Every year Walt Disney World releases a Halloween treats special menu. Some treats are available all day at the Magic Kingdom, but some are just for the party. You can find the 2023 special eats menu HERE.
Top Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Plan Your Disney Vacation Correctly
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a night-time event, you will want to stay until the very last minute to get the most out of the event. Many will leave after the fireworks. The second parade will be a lot quieter and the whole event in general will be a lot easier to manage for the last 2 hours.
For most people, I suggest leaving your party day free of other park plans. Take a nap prior to the party and then have your next day be a rest and resort day. I also suggest staying on property so you can let Disney take care of the driving for you.
Eat a meal Before You Get to the Party
The party seems to go by so quickly. Doing a character dining meal or even a regular table service meal will just take up too much time. Between all the free candy and the special treats offered, you will get enough to eat. If you want a meal during the 4-7 pm time period mobile order a Magic quick service meal.
Have a Party Plan
Kids and adults both are welcome to dress up in Halloween costumes. Some of the best costumes I see are when the whole family partakes in a theme such as one movie or fandom. I suggest light fabrics since even in October it can get very hot and humid here in Florida. Kids are welcome to dress up in costumes anytime throughout the year, adults are not so it is fun to be a kid again especially when interacting with the characters. Disney does have some rules though for adults in costumes so keep these in mind while planning out your outfit.
There are costume guidelines for guests over 14:
- Costumes should be child-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, or violent.
- Guests who dress like Disney Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
- Costumes should not drag on the ground.
- Costumes should not contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
- Costumes should not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
- Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into the event unless their costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
Please refer to the Official Dress Code Guidelines on the Disney Website.
Get All The Photos!
Now that you are all dressed up for the party, capture the memories! Hopefully, you already added Memory Maker to your vacation package. Now, just find all the Disney Photopass Photographers. Other than being photographed in the Not-So-Spooky Magic Kingdom, Disney adds special event magic shots that you do not want to miss!