It's Time for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

It’s Time for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World

We are visiting Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party as part of this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing the Fall events happening at the Disney Parks.

It may only be the beginning of September, but Disney is already helping guests celebrate Halloween. A great way to ring in the season is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a separate ticket event on select nights at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort®. This is a really fun way to spend time with one’s family. Here are my top 5 reasons we attend.

Safe Trick-or-Treating – If you’re looking for a fun, safe place for the kids to go trick-or-treating this year, you need to look no further. They give each member in your party a bag to carry your loot (adults, too) and then simply head to the marked treat locations. In 2016, there are 15 treat locations throughout Magic Kingdom: Town Square Theater, Jungle Cruise, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dock to Tom Sawyer Island, Splash Mountain, Heritage House, Liberty Square Riverboat, Pinocchio Village Haus, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pete’ Silly Sideshow, Stitch’s Great Escape!, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, Space Mountain, and Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies. For the true treat fiends, you can go through each location more than once to really fill up your bag.

Have allergies? No worries. A special teal trick-or-treat bag will be provided and at locations where allergy-friendly goodies can’t be found, trick-or-treaters receive a token to be exchanged for allergy-friendly goodies at a different location.

The Trick-or-Treat locations are marked in pumpkins on the map at the bottom of this post.

mnsshp-blog-post-4The Characters (and More Villains) – There are areas throughout Magic Kingdom to meet your favorite characters. There will, of course, be the standard Fab Five dressed up in their Halloween finest, but there will also be more villains including some not as commonly seen. If you’ve longed to meet Maleficent or Cinderella’s stepsisters, this party may be your chance. Character locations are marked by the Mickey heads on the map at the bottom of this post. Some of your favorite villains may also be featured in the parade, which brings me to my next reason…

My Top Five Reasons for Attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartySpecial Entertainment – I’m not usually a parade person, but for some reason, I love Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade! The song is so catchy; it’s even going through my head right now as I’m writing this. In anticipation of the parade, the Headless Horseman comes riding his trusty steed down the parade route. He is followed by floats with villains, a cemetery scene, and, of course, the Fab Five! Don’t worry if you have small children. True to the party’s name, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, I’ve found that most small children enjoy the parade and are not scared.

My Top Five Reasons for Attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyFor fans of Hocus Pocus like me, you’ll be excited to hear the Sanderson Sisters are back! Join in as they throw a magical Halloween party on Castle Forecourt Stage in front of Cinderella’s Castle. They’re joined by many Disney Villains for Halloween song, dance, and merriment. In true Disney style, Disney cast the sisters perfectly and I felt like they truly looked and sounded like the characters from the movie.

Speaking of the castle, there’s also a special fireworks show, Happy Hallowishes, that you won’t want to miss.

Shorter Lines – This is my husband’s main reason for going. Since it requires a separate ticket and a limited number are sold, the lines are often shorter at parties such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We’ve been able to ride Space Mountain with a 20-minute wait. Of course, it does depend on whether or not it’s a “sold out” party and on the attractions your fellow party-goers visit, but with so many visiting characters and trick-or-treating, it is not uncommon to have shorter waits for the attractions.

mnsshp-blog-postDressing Up as a Family – Costumes aren’t just for kids at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The whole family can get into the act. We love to do matching or themed costumes. Last year, we got together with another family so we had Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Tick-Tock, and a Lost Boy. It’s really great for photos. Not sure you want to do a whole costume? Try the Ghost Host t-shirts from Haunted Mansion with black pants. You’re only limited by your imagination. Well, almost. There are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, it can be quite warm in Orlando even though it’s fall. A big, heavy costume may be too warm to wear the entire night. Our Tick-Tock changed into a t-shirt and shorts early on. Second, Disney has rules for costumes worn by guests, especially adult guests. Visit the Walt Disney World website for details.

Of course, there are other great reasons to go to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party such as Candy Corn Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Spider Cupcakes as well as special merchandise only available at the party, and be sure not to miss the Dapper, I mean the Cadaver Dans.

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are $67 for children under 10 and $72 for adults. 2016 Party dates are:

September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, and 30

October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, and 31.

My Top Five Reasons for Attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

For more Fall events at the Disney Parks,
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9 thoughts on “It’s Time for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World

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  4. roemottola

    I love this party so much! I think I like it better than the Christmas party. I just love the parade the fireworks are so much fun and so unique. I haven’t been in quite a few years and I’m itching to return!

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  6. Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze

    I’ve been to this party for the past 4 years – and it’s always such a fun time! I’m sad I’ll be missing it this year, but am excited to check out the Disneyland version instead. 🙂 Also – I totally agree with you about Boo To You! I’m also not a parade person generally, but I can’t skip this one.


  7. Jennifer Kaufman

    I definitely prefer Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to the MNSSHP, and my kids have been a little freaked out by it in the past (despite being not *so* scary… :)). We’re giving it another shot again this year, and most of your points (trick or treating, parade, shorter lines, etc) – along with the rare character appearances – have always given us plenty of reason to go to these events!

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