Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

by Casey Morris on July 13, 2015

One of the many reasons to visit Walt Disney World in the fall is to attend “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”! (UPDATED WITH THE 2018 PARTY DATES!)

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What is it? Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an event that takes place in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. When visiting Magic Kingdom in the fall you will be able to enjoy all of the fall décor in the park, but the people attending the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will be able to enjoy extra Disney Magic including special character meet and greets, trick or treating and an exclusive parade and fireworks! There are so many things that you can do at the party! In order to ensure you accomplish everything YOUR FAMILY wants to do, be sure to see all the options below and let your PPDD Travel Advisor know what your “must do list” consists of. We will then suggest to you what order you should do everything. Photo 2When is it? On Selected Nights in late August to October, Magic Kingdom will close at 6:00pm and only those who purchased the “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” tickets will be allowed to enter or stay inside the park. This event sells out most nights so I would suggest buying tickets in advance. Also unlike regular park tickets, you must select the night that you will attend and you’re only allowed in on that selected night. Although Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starts at 7:00pm and ends at Midnight, you can get into the party as early as 4:00pm.

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How much is it? Keep in mind this event requires you to purchase a separate ticket to attend. Prices for 2020 range from $85 – $149 per adult and $80 – $144 per child, depending on when you attend.

2018 Dates:

August – 13, 18, 21, 25, 28

September – 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

October – 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31

November – 1

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Wrist Bands: When you enter the park for the event you will receive a special wristband to help the Disney Cast Members identify who is there for the event. If you’re already in the park you will look for a station with Disney’s Cast Members to receive your wristband.DSC02413

The Disney Cast Members will start ushering all the people without wristbands to the exit. They take this very seriously, too! Cast Members will be walking around with Halloween themed signs, asking to see your wristbands. If you do not have one on, they will escort you all the way out of the park.

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Things to do at the event:

Trick or Treating – Disney also gives you bags to put your goodies in, but I recommend bringing your own since the ones they give you are little small.DSC02416

Characters – Many specials characters, as well as Disney Villains are available to meet only at the parties. Disney does not release info on which characters will be there, and where they will be located. We have down our own research to best prepare our clients! See the map below, along with the key to know which characters are where! ***THIS IS BASED OFF OF THE 2017 PARTY. THE CHARACTER OPTIONS AND AVAILABLE TREATS WITH VARY FROM YEAR TO YEAR, BUT THIS GIVES YOU A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT TO POSSIBLE EXPECT!

CHARACTER LOCATOR KEY:

  1. Mickey Mouse – in his halloween attire, located in Town Square Theater
  2. Tarzan, Jane and Terk – located just past Swiss Family Treehouse
  3. Moana – located just beside The Jungle Cruise **This line starts forming early!
  4. Jack Sparrow – located on same stage as Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial
  5. Aladdin and Abu – located next to Aloha Isle
  6. Jafar – located across from The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  7. Jack Skellington and Sally – this line starts forming around 3:30, greet starts around 5
  8. Lots – O’ – Huggin’ Bear – located inside The Carousel of Progress
  9. Alice and Mad Hatter – located directly in front of Mad Tea Party
  10. Tweedledee, Tweedledum and Queen of Hearts – located beside Mad Tea Party
  11. Goofy – in his Halloween attire, beside Barnstormer
  12. Minnie, Donald and Daisy – in Halloween attire, located at Casey Jr. Splash and Soak
  13. Cruella Deville – located to the left of the restrooms
  14. 7 Dwarfs – located at Pete’s Silly Sideshow, line starts early and greet starts around 6
  15. Ariel and Prince Eric – located across from Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid
  16. Belle and Gaston – located next to Gaston’s Tavern

Check out some of our photos with these characters listed above!

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Cruella Deville

Boo to You Parade –is by far one of my favorite Walt Disney World Parades. This parade is held twice during the event with the Headless Horseman starting the parade!

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Here is a video that we took during a 2015 Boo to You Parade:

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Photo 23Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – Enjoy the Sanderson Sisters perform along with some of your favorite Disney Characters! Watch it here!

Some things I learned and tips that may help you:

  • Eat before the party (be done by 6pm at the latest, and save room for themed desserts!)
  • Purchase tickets in advance to save money, just note they are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Bring your own bag (the one that is given is small)
  • Costumes-Make sure they are weather friendly. Our kids got hot! There are also new guidelines starting with the 2016 event, be sure to read over them here!
  • Don’t miss the Boo to you parade. It is a must see!
  • Bring glow sticks from home. Saves tons of money and entertains the kids while waiting for the parade and fireworks!
  • Have a plan! You may have to divide and conquer for the characters.
  • Trick or Treat…we found that when waiting in line for characters we sent dad and kids over to the closest fill up station to fill up on our bags so that we aren’t waiting in line for both.
  • Bring a poncho, often times during that time of year it will randomly rain. Usually it isn’t enough to prevent the parade or fireworks from continuing as usual (although I have seen a parade cancelled due to very heavy rain)
  • Have fun!!

A big thanks to on or our travel advisors,  Kristi Myerholtz, for writing this blog.

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