Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special event that takes place in the fall at the Magic Kingdom Park. Disney says that “eerie lighting, fog and Jack-O-Lanterns set the stage” for a night of Halloween fun that includes parades, shows, and characters that you can only find during party nights.
When and How Much
Party dates at the Magic Kingdom are:
- August 25 and 29, 2017
- September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017
- October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017
- November 1, 2017
The party begins and 7:00 pm and ends at midnight.
Tickets range in price from $74 to $115 for adults and $69 to $110 for kids ages 3-9. You can purchase your tickets on Disney’s website. If you plan on attending make sure to purchase in advance for a better price. Tickets bought on the day of the party will be a little more expensive. There is also a Passholder discount available for some nights.
Disney usually only allows guests under the age of 10 to wear costumes to the parks. But during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up. BUT you need to keep the costume rules in mind. You can view all of the costume polices here.
During the Party
Trick or Treating
Kids (and adults!) can trick or treat at several locations in the park. You will be given a bag when you enter the park or you can bring your own. This year’s treat locations can be found:
- Adventureland – Jungle Cruise, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, and Pirates of the Caribbean
- Frontierland – Splash Mountain and the Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
- Liberty Square – Liberty Square Riverboat
- Fantasyland – Peter Pan’s Flight, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Pete’s Silly Sideshow, and the Fantasyland Treat Trail that begins at Walt Disney World Railroad Station in Fantasyland
- Tomorrowland – Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Stitch’s Great Escape, and Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Allergy Friendly Trick or Treating
When you arrive for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, see a Cast Member to pick up a teal treat bag—the official color of food allergy awareness—after entering the event, or from official Allergy-Friendly Centers at Town Square Theater and Heritage House.
Then, when you trick-or-treat with your teal bag, Cast Members will give you a teal token at each treat station. Later on, you can redeem your teal tokens at the Allergy-Friendly Centers to receive your special treats.
Character Meet & Greets
If you love meeting characters Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a great opportunity to meet rare characters, Disney villains, and your favorites dressed in their Halloween best. The big draw at the Halloween Party are Jack and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas. The meet in Storybook Circus next to Pete’s Silly Sideshow. If you want to meet them and still have plenty of time at the party, get in line before the party begins, somewhere between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. They wait to see them is going to be long no matter what but if you get in line early that leaves the rest of the party open for other characters or events.
A few of the other characters you can meet:
- The Seven Dwarfs in Fantasyland
- Donald and Daisy in their Halloween costumes in Storybook Circus
- Alice, the White Rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts near the Mad Tea Party
- Piglet, Pooh, Eeyore, and Tigger in their Halloween costumes next to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- The Witch from Snow White in Liberty Square
- Captain Jack Sparrow in Adventureland
- Mickey Mouse in his Halloween costume in the Town Square Theater
These attractions will be open during the party:
- Adventureland – The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Swiss Family Treehouse
- Frontierland – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Country Bear Jamboree
- Liberty Square – Haunted Mansion
- Fantasyland – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Prince Charming Regal Carousel, “it’s a small world”, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winne the Pooh, Mad Tea Party, and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Storybook Circus – Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Barnstormer
- Tomorrowland – Astro Orbiter, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, PeopleMover, and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade
“The grandmaster of this bone-rattling parade has truly lost his head! A hair-raising ride by the Headless Horseman himself begins the festivities, followed by a collection of frightening floats featuring Disney Characters in Halloween costumes. Get ready for the grave diggers! The Haunted Mansion stars in this delightful parade. It’s really not so scary—just fiendish fun!”
The parade steps off in Frontierland at 8:35 pm and 11:15 pm. The last parade is generally less crowded but you need to get a spot early for both. Main Street is generally more crowded. Frontierland is a great spot because the lighting is spooky, you don’t have to grab a spot quite as early, you can listen to the Cadaver Dans before the parade begins, and since the parade starts in Frontierland you’ll have a head start to your next destination. Another reason to make sure you have a spot early is so that you can catch the Headless Horseman!
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
“Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” show during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park includes the mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s Hocus Pocus, who throw an evil Halloween party that features appearances by Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent and other great Disney villains, along with dancers, projections and special effects.” You can check out the full show in the video below.
“The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion invites you to “drop in” as Disney Villains light up the night with fireworks and a wicked version of melodies from Disney’s past that echo through the night— and creepy colors crawl over Cinderella Castle. The “scare-abration” gets into full swing when some of Disney’s most celebrated (and hated) villains—including Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie— croon their scary tunes and do their best to steal the show.”
Happy Hallowishes is presented at 10:00 pm. The best spots to see the fireworks are on Main Street, U.S.A and around the hub area. Just don’t get too close to Cinderella Castle so you can take in all of the perimeter fireworks. (Disney Tourist Blog has great suggestions for where to view Magic Kingdom fireworks.)
Happy HalloWishes Dessert Package
“Raise your glass for a ghostly toast of sparkling cider while indulging in Halloween-themed eats, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other ghoulish goodies created daily by our master pastry chef. Specialty drinks, signature lemonades, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will also be served.
The Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package is located at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. It costs $79 for adults or $47 for children (ages 3 to 9) plus tax. You must have valid theme park admission and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets to attend and are not included in the price of the package.
2017 Event Dates
- August 29
- September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29
- October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31
- November 1
- Dessert party time – 9:15 PM
- Fireworks show time – 10:15 PM
- Valid theme park admission and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets are required and not included in package cost
- Call (407) 939-3463 to reserve your premium dessert party package or book online.
Is it worth it?
If you love Halloween, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a must do. Since you can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4:00 pm, before the party officially starts, you can use just your party ticket and use your regular admission ticket. Wait times for attractions tend to be shorter during the party so you can catch something you might have missed or ride a favorite or two. There are special PhotoPass “Magic Shots” opportunities as well as a party exclusive Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom card that is handed out at the fire station on Main Street, U.S.A. You can also find special treats and event merchandise. But the best part of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are the shows, parade, and fireworks. They are definitely must sees and you really need to see them in person at least once. They are spooktacular!
In this Blogorail Chat our hosts are going back and forth and we look at the dates, pricing, costume guidelines and entertainment for both the Disneyland Mickey’s Halloween Party and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. Then we get to business and discuss if the price of the party is worth it.
If you are attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party make sure you know what all is offered. There isn’t time to do everything so prioritize your Must-Do’s ahead of time. For us, the special entertainment is top of the list!
Since you are paying a fee to attend the party, I highly suggest using your time taking advantage of all the special Halloween-related events. For example, if you’re spending a week at Walt Disney World, use another day outside the party to ride attractions with longer lines. Instead, use your time meeting rare characters, watching special shows, fireworks and parades.
If you decide to go in costume, my advice is wear a costume that is very breathable and won’t stick to you when it is hot and humid out.
The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular is a MUST SEE. The limited edition Hocus Pocus party shirts are something special too!
Even if you don’t go to the party make a point to go to one of the Magic Kingdom Resorts or the Ticket and Transportation Center to view the fireworks. They really are spectacular. Bigger than anything I could ever imagine.
For More Information
- Choosing the Right Costume for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Capturing Magical Memories
- The Cadaver Dans at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Rolling with the Magic
- Halloween Time and Fall at Walt Disney World – The Blogorail
- Choosing a Disney Themed Halloween Costume – The Blogorail