Are you looking for the ultimate guide and tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
Well, look no further!
I will give you everything you must know in order to enjoy the most thrilling Halloween season this year at the Magic Kingdom without the terrifying frights.
So if you’re ready, we’ll get started!
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What is Mickey’s Halloween Party?
The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual event that started in 1995 as a single celebration but with time (and given its popularity), it expanded into a long seasonal event.
This Disney Halloween event some of the most popular experiences, making this after hours adventure absolutely fun and entertaining!
Some of the best experiences for the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party include the Disney’s Not-So Spooky Spectacular, Hocus Pocus Villains Spectacular, the Boo to You Parade and The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet.
This is just a few of my favorite things to do at this Disney Halloween party. I’ll go over all of them in more detail later in this spooky guide.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 Dates are as follows:
- August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
- September: 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29
- October: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
- November: 1
2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Ticket Prices
You can purchase your Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets online and in advance, though some wait until the event date draws closer for one reason – to keep tabs on the weather conditions.
October starts to cool down (slighty); however, the prices may be higher during this month.
For bookings, all you need do is to select the number of tickets and choose the right date. Please note that you don’t need a ticket for kids age 3 and below.
Do you have to buy a ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
Yes you do. This Disney Halloween party is a separately ticketed event that occurs each fall at the Magic Kingdom.
How much are tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
The 2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets price for kids aged 3 – 9 range from $99 – $189, and for adults expect price range from $109 – $199.
The price for the party depends on the night you choose.
Do Annual Passholders get a discount on Mickey’s Halloween party?
Annual Passholders get tickets at a discount for the Halloween Party, with prices ranging from $89 – $129 for kids and $99 – $139 for adults (for the months of August and September).
All you have to do is log into your My Disney Experience account to purchase your discount ticket.
Unfortunately, discounted prices aren’t usually available for Passholders on the night of Halloween. This means you will have to pay in full.
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19 Beginner Tips and Tricks for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Now that you know what to expect at this Disney Halloween event, let’s go through my top tips for helping you have the BEST visit EVER!
1. Arrive Early
One of the most important tips for doing Halloween at Disney is to arrive early.
How early can you get into Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
The party doesn’t start until 7 p.m., but you are given access into the Magic Kingdom through the specially marked party entrance at the front of the park as early as 4 p.m.
The five hours you have (7 p.m. to midnight) can be done if you have an airtight plan.
I recommend getting to the park closer to 3 p.m. in order to give you enough time to park and get through security.
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2. Know How to Prep Before You Go
So, I recommend to pack and dress comfortably and light for the party.
More importantly, if you are bringing your little one, do not forget to pack some extra clothing for them – you never know when you might need it.
Hipster Power Tip: Choose your Disney World Halloween outfit wisely.
Mickey Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Costume Ideas:
- Princess Tiana
- Harry Potter
- Bellatrix LeStrange
- The Hip Lady with the Afro in Spaceship Earth at Epcot
- Gaston & Belle
- Cinderella & Prince Charming
- Kylo Ren & Rey
- Haunted Mansion Host
- The Red Head from Pirates of the Caribbean
- Epcot’s Dreamfinder
- Woody & Jessie
- The Family in Carousel of Progress
These are just a few ideas for you. If you’re not into dressing up, then maybe Disneybounding is a better option for you.
Disneybounding is where you dress in similar colors and patterns of your favorite character.
If you’re like me, then a cool t-shirt is all you need for a fun Disney Halloween costume!
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3. Know the Disney Halloween Costume Policy
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 is so special because it’s the only time adults and kids are allowed to dress up and enter the park in a costume.
Choose costumes that make you feel comfortable.
Disney Costume Rules
- Do not wear masks that obstruct your vision
- Guests age 14 and above are not allowed to wear costume that drags on the floor
- No sharp or dangerous objects are allowed
- Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening
- Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist
You can read more of the Halloween costume rules here.
4. Choose the Best Days
Other days of the week and early September attracts a lower crowd level at the Magic Kingdom.
Hipster Power Tip: Avoid Halloween and the weekends for Mickey’s Halloween Party as the crowd level is high during this time.
5. Watch Boo to You Parade
The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party’s “Boo to You” Parade is a must-watch experience of the night!
You’ll want to snag your parade spot early to see the Headless Horseman ride through the route.
The perfect spot in in Liberty Square near the Hall of Presidents but be sure to look for an area that’s lit up so that your photos can come out really good!
Hipster Power Tip: Watch the second Boo to You Parade if the weather is cooperative. You’ll be able to get a seating spot for the parade. Especially around the hub area near Cinderella Castle.
If the weather is not good, then I say to stick to the first parade.
The Boo to You Parade is one of the major highlights at the event. Plus, you’ll leave with the famous song stuck in your head!
6. Map Out Your Plan Before You Arrive
Before you head out, make sure you know what offerings are available for this year’s Halloween party.
Do your personal research to know which events of the night will suit you best.
Hipster Power Tip: Review the map online before you get to Mickey’s Halloween Party. This will help you create an itinerary where you can see all of your must do rides, entertainment, and food.
7. Review the Trick-or-Treat Candy Locations
One of the great things about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is that there are lots of candy stations located around the park.
This is where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat trick-or-treating experience!
Make sure you research the different candy locations available to you make the most of your time at the event.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Trick-or-Treat Locations
Below are the trick-or-treat locations for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween in the past.
Just know that these locations can change at anytime so double check your map when you arrive to the Magic Kingdom!
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Market Street U.S.A.
- Town Square Theater (This is an Allergy-Friendly Location)
- Jungle Cruise
- Tortuga Tavern
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Miner’s Cove
- Splash Mountain
- Liberty Square Ticket Office (This is an Allergy-Friendly Location)
- The Diamond Horseshoe
- Ariel’s Grotto
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Pinocchio Village Haus
- Walt Disney World Railroad Station
8. Watch the Disney Halloween Fireworks Show
The fireworks show is by far one of the most anticipated events at the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Keep in mind that the fireworks show in the past did not start until 10:15 p.m. So, you’ll want to double check the time on your visit.
Disney’s Not-So Spooky Spectacular
Also, the newish fireworks will feature Jack Skellington as he takes you through classic Disney Halloween stories with highly advanced projection effects, lasers, and lighting.
Hipster Power Tip: Be sure to nab yourself the perfect location as you watch the fireworks illuminate the Magic Kingdom skies.
9. Don’t Miss the Nightly Entertainment & Shows
One of the best things to do at Mickey’s No-So-Scary Halloween Party is to watch all of the incredible shows!
Since it’s Disney, you know that there are lots of entertaining events that shouldn’t be missed, including:
- Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular – 10:15 p.m.
- Halloween Dance Parties (Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball, and DisneyDescenDANCE Party) – takes place throughout the night
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.
- Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade – 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.
- Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party
- The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
Just remember that all times and experiences subject to change with the 2023 details still pending.
10. Treat Yourself to the Halloween Dessert Party
To enjoy this party, you’ll need to book your reservations in advance online.
The Halloween Dessert Party which gives you a wonderful view of the fireworks show at the Tomorrowland Terrace, with major delicious highlights being Halloween themed:
- Chocolate-dipped strawberries
- Seasonal fruits & cheeses
- Sparkling cider, beer and wine
- Signature lemonades and more!
The cost for the 2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Dessert Party is $99 (including tax and gratuity) for Guests ages 10 and older and $59 (including tax and gratuity) for Guests ages 3 to 9.
11. Repeat Your Trick or Treat Visit to the Candy Locations
Why only circle the trick-or-treat candy stations once???
You have to do it big at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and TREAT YO SELF!
Go around the candy trail a few more times and get your money’s worth.
Candy stations are available all evening, so don’t feel like you need to hurry. Disney provides a candy bag for collecting candy along the way.
Hipster Power Tip: In order for you to carry all that delicious Halloween candy and snacks you will be getting, it’s best to bring your own bag.
You can use your smaller official Disney bag to collect the candy.
Once that bag is filled, transfer the candy to the bag you brought from home and continue your trick or treating adventures!
According to Disney, if you have any allergies, please see a Cast Member to pick up a teal-colored treat bag. When you trick-or-treat with your teal bag, you’ll receive a teal token at our treat stations.
Later on, you can redeem these teal tokens at the Allergy-Friendly Centers for your special treats!
12. Review Character Locations Before Your Trip
Before arriving at the event, get a hold of the event map to know where the characters are located.
This way, you can visit the most in-demand characters and rare ones for photo ops upon arrival.
Hipster Power Tip: Choose your character meet-and-greets wisely or you will spend most of your time waiting in line.
Some of the most popular characters are the Seven Dwarfs, Jack Skellington and Sally and Moana. These characters are known to have two hour wait-times.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Character Locations
Let’s go through where you can find your favorite Disney characters.
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Jack Skellington and Sally (Town Square Theater)
- Mickey Mouse (Town Square Theater)
- Aladdin and Abu
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Genie and Jasmine
- Tarzan, Jane and Terk
- Anastasia and Drizella
- Ariel and Eric
- Belle and Gaston
- Cruella DeVil
- Daisy Duck
- Donald Duck
- Minnie Mouse
- Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore
- Princess Elena
- Princess Tiana
- Queen of Hearts, Alice, Mad Hatter, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum
- Seven Dwarfs
- Lotso the Bear (Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear)
Please note that the final details for the character meet-and-greet 2023 locations are still pending.
13. Take Advantage of the Open Rides and Attractions
Maximize your exciting experience by arriving early, so you can spend as much time in the Magic Kingdom as possible before the official Disney Halloween party starts.
Once the event starts, you’ll want to dedicate all your time enjoying the Halloween additions like the parade, the candy stops, the unique shows, and Halloween treats.
You’ll get a special wristband, so cast members know that you came for the Halloween party.
Attractions and Rides Open During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023
- “It’s a small world”
- Astro Orbiter
- BIG Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Haunted Mansion
- Mad Tea Party
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- The Barnstormer
- Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- TRON Lightcycle / Run
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
Keep in mind that this list may change at any time during the Magic Kingdom Halloween event.
14. Put on Your Dancing Shoes
Your trip to Florida for the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be incomplete without dancing There are lots of opportunities available to show off your dancing skills.
Be sure to party at the parties such as:
- Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam
- Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball
- DisneyDescenDANCE Party
Keep in mind that final detail are pending for 2023 and this list may change at any time during the event.
15. Know the Best Photo Opportunities
Consider using the Disney PhotoPass for special Halloween-themed magical shots. Many of the PhotoPass opportunities add a unique ghostly feature to your photo.
Some of my favorite locations to find a fun PhotoPass photographer are in the main entrance of the Magic Kingdom, the Town Square, Main Street U.S.A., and the Haunted Mansion.
16. Enjoy the Spooky Attraction Enhancements
Don’t miss out on the supernatural additions on select rides and attractions during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
The Magic Kingdom rides and attractions with added frights are:
- Space Mountain: Ride in complete darkness to a Halloween-inspired soundtrack.
- Haunted Mansion: Chat with an interactive haunt on the lawn of this famous mansion.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Chat with pirates placed throughout this classic boat ride!
- Mad Tea Party: Enjoy special Halloween effects that enhance your twisty experience!
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor: Take a break in this new interactive comedy experience monsters who want to know more about Halloween!
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17. Eat Early
Don’t waste your time during the Halloween Party eating at a sit-down restaurant. Instead, eat at a full service or quick service restaurant before the party.
This will allow you to focus on more of the Halloween entertainment and attractions available during the event.
18. Enjoy the Unique Halloween Treats
Every year Disney serves Halloween treats that are special to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Please note that the final details for the Halloween treats are pending for 2023.
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19. Shop for Special Disney Halloween Merchandise
While on your spooktacular adventure, don’t forget to grab some exclusive Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party merchandise.
They are usually super cute and creative. Plus, they’re perfect Disney memorabilia to keep around for a long time.
You can find more Disney Halloween merchandise here!
What to Know Before You Go to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Before you make your way out to this year’s Halloween party, let’s go through a few of the most common questions.
Is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Scary ?
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 is a family event, so kids are welcomed.
You can bring your entire family member to catch in on the fun and excitement or you can go solo.
Can I visit the Magic Kingdom on Days When Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is at Night?
Of course, you can. Sometimes, the park isn’t as crowded during the weekdays of the event.
While exploring the park, you’ll be asked to leave if you’re not one of the party guests.
How Will They Know I’m a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Guest?
If you get to the park around 4 p.m., which is earlier than usual, you can visit stations around the park where you can register for the party.
You’ll give Cast Members your ticket information, and in return, you will get a wristband, so they can easily identify you as a party guest.
Do I Have to Pay More for the Trick-or-Treat Experience?
No! You don’t have to. The trick-or-treating experiences are included with your ticket price.
Do I Have to Dress Up to Trick-or-Treat at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
Wearing a costume to trick-or-treat is not mandatory, but it’s definitely a lot of fun to dress up for the Halloween party!
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When Does the Boo to You Parade Start at Disney?
The Boo to You Parade takes place twice during the party. However, the first one which usually runs around 9:15 p.m. attracts a much larger crowd that the second which starts at 11:15 p.m.
Just know that the final details for 2023 are still pending.
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When Does the Halloween Fireworks Start at Disney?
The Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks show starts at 10:15 p.m. It’s one of the most spectacular sights of the event.
The fireworks are not only colorful but also more prominent when compared to the typical Disney firework show.
Where Are the Candy Locations at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
There are lots of spots where you can trick-or-treat in the park. Some of the top locations for trick-or-treating include Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
How Crowded is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
Over the years, this Magic Kingdom Halloween event has become increasingly popular. The dates closest to Halloween attracts more of crowd than the dates in August and September.
However, it is always less crowded than a typical day at the park
My Final Thoughts on Doing Halloween at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Although it is pretty much impossible to see and do it all in one night, I still think Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is worth a visit.
This is because there’s more than enough experience here.
Despite the prices for tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, it’s hard not to love the activities at the annual party.
Enjoy the most exciting time with friends and loved ones at your own pace and convenience. What’s more is that there’s something for people of all ages.
Let me know what your favorite tip is for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the comments section below!
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
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My name is Nikky. I’m a wife, a mother, a pharmacist turned theme park blogger, and a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related!
Traveling alone to the parks has changed my life and I want to show how you can create your own solo theme park memories.
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(Original date April 13, 2015/Updated July 20, 2023)