My family got the pleasure of experiencing Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for the first time, and we had a ball! From this point on, this is going to be an annual family tradition. It takes place at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and a couple unique things are you have to buy a separate ticket for the event and, they only allow a certain amount of people in.
How it works
The party begins at 7PM, but typically you are able to check in by 4PM, which I would definitely take advantage of so you have time to ride a couple rides, grab an early dinner and be ready for the fun at 7PM. You may be wondering how they know who is in the park for regular hours and who is in the park for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. When we checked in, we were given party wristbands that were specific to our event, and at 7PM cast members began ushering out guests that were not there for the event. The park was still busy, but not nearly as packed as an average day which is what makes it so nice! There is room to move, the lines aren’t too long, and you get to experience unique Disney activities. It’s so much fun! I highly recommend attending this event this fall if you can.
Here are some tips and FAQS that will help you prepare and make the most of your experience:
The candy!!!!! Ya’ll, we went home with literally 8 lbs of candy! There are candy spots all around the park where kids can trick-or-treat, and they give huge hand fulls of candy, and I’m talking the GOOD candy! The parent-stealing-kind-of-candy! A little tip, when it first begins at 7PM, the candy lines are lengthy, but as the night goes on they get smaller and the handfuls get bigger! I would suggest going to the candy lines a little later in the evening.
I suggest bringing an extra cooler to wherever you are staying or in your car for the trip home. You will need a place to put the candy for your trip home that will keep it from melting.
The treat locations throughout Magic Kingdom are:
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Town Square (Allergy-Friendly Center)
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
- Jungle Cruise
- Pinocchio Village Haus
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Pete’s Silly Sideshow
- Splash Mountain
- Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
- Heritage House (Allergy-Friendly Center)
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Space Mountain
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Wear a costume
I thought we would see a lot of costumes, but I was shocked at just how much people got into it! I felt out of place without a costume, and I am an adult. Definitely wear a costume. Maggie has a cute little Princess Jasmine costume so we stood in line to see Jasmine and Genie to get a good matching princess photo. Put those fun Disney costumes on the kids (and the adults)- it’s a lot of fun and makes for great photo memories!
Meet the exclusive Disney characters
You do NOT want to miss photo opps and the chance to meet fun and unique Disney characters that only make appearances at special events like this one. You can meet Cruella DeVil, all seven dwarf’s, the Mad Hatter, and even Mickey and his gang are dressed in costume! There are so many fun meet-n-greets all over the park that you do not want to miss!
Character spottings are subject to change, but this is where we found the characters the night we were there:
- Tarzan and Jane
- Aladdin and Abu
- Genie and Jasmine
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Anastasia and Drizella
- Queen of Hearts, Alic, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum
- Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger
- Ariel and Eric
- Minnie Mouse, Daisey, Goofey, and Donald
- Cruella DeVil
- Belle and Gaston
- Princess Tiana
- Princess Elena
Liberty Square– Jack Skellington and Sally
Main Street, U.S.A – Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
Tomorrowland – Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (Lotso)
Take advantage of short wait times
The ride lines are minimal because there are less people in the park and a lot of people are watching the parades, shows, and meeting characters, so take advantage and ride those rides! We only waited fifteen minutes for Peter Pan- that is UNHEARD of!!
The Monster’s Inc. Dance Party
The Monster’s Inc. Dance Party was not something that was on our list of things to see originally, so we happened to stumble upon it in Tomorrowland by the Rockettower Plaza Stage. I am so happy we found it because this was actually my favorite thing we did the whole night. The Monster’s Inc. characters (Sullivan, Mike, Boo, and some other monsters too) are all out dancing with anyone who will dance with them. It’s a big dance party with pop music, and it is a blast!! This dance party takes place from 7PM-12AM, and it is such a fun time.
Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade is ADORABLE! During the parade you can spot villains, Mickey pals in Halloween decor, fun floats, and dancing Haunted mansion ghosts and characters. This parade can be seen at 9:15PM and 11:15PM (weather permitting). The parade begins at Frontierland and goes around and down Main Street.
The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
This show is so funny and cute! I don’t know the movie “Hocus Pocus” very well, but oh my goodness, ya’ll, the characters on stage look and sound exactly like the characters in the movie. It’s crazy. Very cute and a must see if you are a fan of the movie. This show is at 8:15PM, 10:45PM, and 12AM.
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular
Fireworks at Walt Disney World are always amazing so it’s no surprise that the HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular show was delightful and festive! This show is at 10:15PM.
When can you attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
Remember, you are required to purchase a separate ticket for this event. You can buy tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party here for the following dates:
- September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
- October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
- November 1
We had so much fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We will be back again next year for sure! A big thank you to Walt Disney World for hosting myself and my family to attend this event in exchange for my review. We had so much fun!
Disclaimer: Disney hosted our family in exchange for my honest review of our experience at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. My opinions are my own! Thank you for your ongoing support!