Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Fall is great time to visit Disney World on any day but going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party makes it amazing! If you haven’t been able to attend the party yet, I highly recommend making this a priority on your vacation “must do” list!
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, me included, and while my days of visiting terrifying haunted houses are behind me, I still enjoy a bit of spooky, creepy fun! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party really fits the bill. It’s also great if you are parents and love Halloween but have little ones that aren’t quite ready for more intense Halloween events and activities. The atmosphere, the treats, the characters, the shorter wait times for rides, the special fireworks, the shows and dance parties! All these things combine to make this party worth the extra cost! Extra cost? Yes, there is a separate cost for attending the party and the prices vary by date. I will list the party dates & current prices at the end of this article. There are a couple of ways to add the party to your Disney Vacation plans depending on how many days of park tickets you want to purchase. If you are only able to visit The Magic Kingdom one day during your stay, your travel agent will want to schedule that day when the Halloween Party is happening and book your party tickets for that day also. You can spend the entire day at Magic Kingdom and stay in the park for the party after the day guests, who don’t have party tickets, are asked to leave. If you have an extra day in your vacation plan with no park ticket, but the party is being held that day, you can just purchase a Halloween Party ticket and enter the Magic Kingdom at 4:00pm and then stay for the party! That is a great way to get extra time at the Magic Kingdom and enjoy the party! If it so happens you use a park ticket for the Magic Kingdom on a day that the Halloween Party is happening and you didn’t buy a ticket for the party, you will be one of those aforementioned day guests who will need to exit the park at 6:00pm!
Happy HalloWishes has been the fireworks spectacular for many years during this event, and it only happens on party nights! It is considered by lots of Disney fans to be the best fireworks show anywhere! For 2019 Disney has a new fireworks spectacular in mind and I am very anxious to see how they top Hallowishes! The new show is said to follow Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they trick-or-treat at a mysterious haunted house! There will be projection effects, lasers, creative lighting and of course, amazing fireworks! The Disney villains, some dancing ghosts and skeletons will be part of the story and in true Disney fashion, I’m sure there will be some surprises as well! I can’t wait to see this!
The Boo to You Parade is back this year and it is always fun to watch. I have to be honest; I am not usually one to line up and watch an entire parade, but I really love this one! If you like parades, you will love this, and if parades aren’t usually your thing, you may want to give it a try. The Headless Horseman riding through the parade starts it off, and that is certainly something don’t see every day! At least I hope you don’t! There are usually two parades during the party, if you want to see the first one, line up early! The second parade will be less crowded especially if you watch from Frontierland instead of in front of Cinderella’s Castle. Disney goes all out with pretty much everything they do, so the characters will be very realistic. Prepare your younger kids beforehand for seeing some scary ghosts and goblins walking very close by and maybe hang back a little from the parade route if you think they may scare easily. If your child wears a costume for the party, and I hope they do, hang out in Frontierland just prior to the parade so they can participate in the Frontierland Costume Promenade and join a quest for candy, I mean, treasure!
For your youngest kids, head for Storybook Circus in Fantasyland for the Disney Junior Jam! Characters like Vampirina and Doc McStuffins will be there for a dance party!
We can’t talk about a Halloween party without talking about treats! There are always some unique and delicious treats to be had during the party! This Maleficent ice cream was a hit last year, as was this giant Cinnamon Roll! Trick or treating will be going on throughout the park but treats like these little beauties will need to be purchased.
Another popular event that’s returning is the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular live show! My spell check is loving the cleverness of Disney’s names by the way! If you love the Sanderson sisters, you can’t miss this show!
The Halloween Parties are also known for bringing out rarely seen characters like all seven Dwarfs, Jack Skellington and Sally. Be prepared though, if you want to visit and take pictures with these characters you will need to wait in line a bit. Mickey and Minnie will be decked out in their best costumes for the party!
One of the things to love about the Halloween Party is that many of the rides are open, with much shorter wait times than usual, and a few of them get a special, Halloween makeover of sorts. Space Mountain adds some music and lighting effects, Pirates of the Caribbean will have some live pirates who interact during the ride while they search for “Gunpowder Pete”, and the Mad Tea Party Teacups have new lighting effects as well. I always feel like being on the rides at night has a special feel to it anyway, so adding Halloween feel to it makes it even better!
I mentioned the dance party over at Storybook Circus for the little ones. There is another dance party called the Monstrous Scream-o-ween Ball! This party is over in Tomorrowland and has characters from Monsters Inc. Expect lights, loud music, and dancing monsters of course. It’s a great time to get that uncle who’s always a good sport to dance with Sully or Mike and take a nice long video!
If you have a Memory Maker photo package, be sure to ask for some Magic Shots during the party! If the party isn’t quite enough Halloween magic for you, there is a Fireworks dessert party you can add on select nights during the party. The desert party is an extra event where you are treated to a buffet of sweets and drinks along with great views of the new Halloween Fireworks Spectacular! Cost for the dessert party is $84.00 for ages 10 & up and $50.00 for ages 3-9. Those prices do not include tax. The dessert party can be a fun addition to the party, especially if having a great view of the fireworks is important to you, but you can certainly have an awesome time without that add on.
Party dates & Prices for 2019
The Magic Kingdom closes at 6 pm to everyone except those who have party tickets.
- Aug. 20, 27; Sep. 2, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 (adults/children): $79 / $74
- Aug. 16, 23, 30; Sep. 6, 13, 20, 24, 27, 29; Oct. 1 (adults/children): $85 / $80
- Oct. 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24 (adults/children): $105 / $100
- Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 27, 29; Nov. 1 (adults/children): $115 / $110
- Oct. 31 (adults/children): $135 / $130
These prices DO NOT include tax, but your agent will give you the total price including tax if you ask for a quote.
All Guests may dress as their favorite character but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests. Basically, you can’t pretend to be the “real” Snow White, Gaston, or any other character.
- Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
- Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
- Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, the park unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
For Guests ages 13 and under:
- Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
For Guests ages 14 and over:
- Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
- Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g., full-length Princess dresses)
- Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
- Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable.
- Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
- Masks of any kind may not be worn.
We are always happy to help you plan and book your Disney World trip! If you would like to add Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween Party to your vacation plans, we can help you get the most out of the party, and your Disney Vacation!