Fall is one of my favorite times of year at Walt Disney World. Not only is the Magic Kingdom decorated so beautifully in it’s autumn decorations, but there’s even more fun to be had!
On special nights between August to October, you can pay for a ticket to “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”, and participate in one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences that Walt Disney World has to offer.
In this post we’ll explore all the fun things that you can do at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and you can decide if this extra ticketed event is right for you! I just wanted to add before we start, that I had an absolutely amazing time at this party and I highly recommend it!
1. Wearing your costumes – Well it’s a Halloween party after all! Make sure you wear your best costume! This part is so much fun to see everyone of all ages and the types of costumes that they come up with. You’ll get to see a hundred Anna and Elsa’s, Jedi’s everywhere, and multiple Minnie’s. Some families do themes (I love the “Incredibles” theme!), and some don’t dress up at all, so definitely don’t feel like you have to if costumes aren’t your thing! It’s also important to point out that your costume doesn’t have to be Disney themed either, just has to be appropriate and follow Walt Disney World’s costume guidelines on their official website.
I opted for wearing a “Dory” costume, that was simple to pack for my trip, as those travelling on a plane to Walt Disney World can’t bring as many props! Don’t forget when you arrive at the party you need to grab your special wrist band that shows you are a party guest (cast members at the front of the park can provide you with one).
2. Trick-or-Treating – To me, this is my absolute favorite part of the party, and makes the entire thing worth while. When is the last time you were able to Trick-or-Treat? Not to mention, you get to Trick-or-Treat around the Magic Kingdom! Trick or Treating at the party was so much fun, when you first get to the party you are given a small Trick-or-Treat bag, but don’t worry, they will give you tons more as you will fill up that bag in no time. When I flew home a few days later, my suit case was hall full of candy!
You can also let a cast member know when you arrive if you have allergies, you will get a special token to go to Trick-or-Treat locations that are allergy friendly. Even if you aren’t into Trick-or-Treating its really fun to watch adults run around like children to each Trick-or-Treating location! Don’t worry about finding Trick-or-Treat locations either, they will be marked on your map, and you can’t miss them when you are walking by as they are large, lit up inflatable signs. Enjoy!
3 – Mickey’s Boo to You parade – Even though you probably don’t know the words yet to the parade song, don’t worry, it will be stuck in your head for days after the party! Mickey’s Boo to You parade is special just for the party (meaning you can’t see this parade during the day) so make sure to check it out! There is one earlier in the evening (9:15 pm, which is very busy) and then usually one later in the evening (11:15 pm, which is much less busy). The busiest viewing spots are near Cinderella’s Castle as well as down Main Street U.S.A, you can also watch in Frontierland, where the parade will end first so you can make your way to new Halloween adventures quicker! The parade will be led by the Headless Horseman, who gallops down the parade route “looking for his head”, followed by many of your favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween costumes on their Halloween floats!
4 – Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular – Check out this exclusive party stage show on the stage in front of Cinderella’s Castle. The Sanderson sisters from your favorite Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus” will appear on stage to conjure up a big spell, and will require some assistance from some of our favorite Disney villains such as: Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar, Hades, Captain Hook, Lady Tremaine, Dr. Facilier, the Evil Queen, and let’s not forget the Oogie Boogie man. Don’t worry if you miss this show early in the evening, it will play a few times during the party!
5 – Character Experiences – Let me warn you in advance, the character experiences during both the Halloween Party and the Christmas Party are extremely busy. This is because you’ll see a lot of characters at the parties that you don’t normally get to see during the day at the parks. Halloween is your chance to get a photo with all seven of Snow White’s Dwarfs (and a selfie with “Bashful” like I did!), and a picture with Jack Skellington and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Usually Jack Skellington, and the Seven Dwarfs are very long wait times, so I recommend if they are on your must-do list, to get to the line-ups early in the evening, that way you can enjoy the party the rest of the night! They are great photo opts, the Seven Dwarfs are the cutest!
Apart from Jack Skellington and the Seven Dwarfs, there are many other characters to check out as well:
-Moana (new addition, also a rare meet and greet so may have a big wait!)
-Captain Jack Sparrow
-Aladdin and the gang (my favorite is Jafar! Love getting photos with the villains!)
-Tarzan and the gang
-Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (also a very popular one)
-Princesses (such as Tiana, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Elena, Belle and Ariel and their friends!)
-Cruella De Vil
-The Ugly Stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella
-The Alice in Wonderland gang
-Winnie the Pooh and your friends from the Hundred Acre Woods!
-Donald, Daisy and Minnie Mouse
And Mickey Mouse who is available at the Town Square Theatre in his usual spot on Main Street USA! You also have the opportunity to see your favorite Monsters from Monsters Inc/Monsters University “Scream-O-Ween Dance Party” in Tomorrowland, hosted by Mike and Sully!
6 – The Halloween Decorations – As I mentioned earlier, the decorations for Fall at Walt Disney World are amazing. They are definitely worth seeing! The pumpkins, the scarecrows, the lights. The ambiance is amazing, and even though its probably 90 degrees in Florida, it somehow reminds you that fall is in the air!
And the spooky entrance to the Magic Kingdom at night:
7- HalloWishes – Hosted by the “Ghost Host” from the Haunted Mansion, these fireworks are a must-do, and you can’t miss them! Favorite songs such as “This is Halloween!” song from The Nightmare Before Christmas, “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, “Be Prepared”, etc are included in this amazing show, but you also get to hear a visit from your favorite villains as well as your favorite villain Disney songs as everyone prepares for Halloween. There’s even a “scream-along” instead of a “sing-along”! These truly are amazing fireworks, and the theme is fantastic. This is a great eleven minute show for all ages and is at 10:15 pm.
I can’t stress enough what a fun night this party is. This party is suitable for all ages (although some may need a nap in the afternoon before the party, I think I probably even could have used one!). Guests of the party can arrive at 4 pm, although the official party activities kick off at 7 pm and end at midnight. All regular guests to the Magic Kingdom who did not purchase a party ticket are shuffled out of the park at 7 pm (this is why you will need your party bracelet!)
During party hours, you can also go on most of your favorite rides! There are no Fast Passes during the party, but the wait times are a lot shorter than they are during the day because most people are enjoying the party activities (although Seven Dwarfs Mine Train can still have quite a decent wait time!) Since the rides are something you can take advantage of any day, I highly recommend enjoying all of the party activities that you can instead, but hey, who doesn’t want to take a quick plunge on Splash Mountain with a 5-10 minute wait if you are walking by?
Other fun things to mention, are the exclusive Halloween party merchandise that you can buy at select locations (see your party map for details) and themed Halloween treats that you can purchase that are only available at the party (although you may be stuffed full of candy from Trick-or-Treating!)
Everyone in your travelling party is sure to have a great time at Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party, so if you happen to be vacationing at Walt Disney World between August and October, this is worth checking out! The only thing is that prices vary per party night, and usually vary between $75 USD to $125 USD per adult ticket ($125 being Halloween night itself) and $70 USD to $120 USD per child ticket ($120 being Halloween night itself).
Have you ever had the opportunity to go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? How was your experience there? Let me know in the comments below!
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