A Disney World Halloween: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
If you and your kids love the Magic Kingdom and count down the days to Halloween like we do, then I highly recommend attending the Disney World Halloween event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Orlando, FL.
What Is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a halloween-themed special event held at the Magic Kingdom on select nights in September and October from 7:00 pm to midnight. The party includes all of your favorite things about Disney and Halloween like characters in costume, candy, a fabulous parade, and magical fireworks to end the evening. Because it’s not-so-scary, it’s perfect for children of all ages. Admission is limited so there are shorter lines for rides and for our family that is one of the best features of this event.
Disney World Halloween Event Tickets
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special event held at the Magic Kingdom and this party requires a separate ticket for admission. This means that even if you visit the park during the day, you STILL need an additional ticket for this party! Because this event can sell out, I recommend you buy tickets in advance. This year tickets range from $62-$71 per person plus tax.
What to Wear to the Disney World Halloween Party
This is a Halloween party and you will want to wear a costume! Visitors of all ages, can, and are encouraged to, wear costumes. (During non-party times only guests ages nine and under are allowed to wear costumes.) We have been three times and every child is in a costume and many adults are as well. Fall in Florida can still be warm so you don’t need a heavy costume but a light layer underneath or jacket always makes sense. Also, leave bulky or uncomfortable costumes at home and skip the costume shoes and wear tennis shoes because you will be walking all over the park.
What to Do at the Disney World Halloween Party
1. Take advantage of the shorter lines and enjoy all of your favorite rides! Unlike our visits with general admission tickets, at this party we have been able to ride prime rides like Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad without a line and then immediately walk through and ride again!
2. Enjoy watching the special Halloween Parade. The Boo to You Halloween parade is Disney-style fun featuring both lovable Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie along with the villains of each story. Villain characters include Cruella de Vil, Captain Hook and the laughing hyenas from The Lion King. The parade is loud but the characters are not trying to scare young kids.
3. The fireworks spectacular HallowWishes starts at 9:30 pm. Find a spot on Main Street or near Cinderella Castle to watch this special Disney World Halloween fireworks extravaganza.
4. A special feature of this party is the trick-or-treat stations with candy throughout the park. If there isn’t a line I would absolutely let the kids have the fun of getting some candy, but I would not spend much time waiting in line when there are so many fun rides and things to see.
5. For our family it’s the same with the Character Meet and Greets. Everyday characters and villains are available for photos, but we choose not to wait in line at events like this.
Making the Most of Your Ticket
Although the party starts at 7:00 pm, with your ticket you will be admitted to The Magic Kingdom anytime after 4:00 pm. I recommend heading over early and getting the most out of your party ticket! I suggest you skip buying a general admission ticket for this day since you’ll be there all night anyway. Instead, spend the day relaxing or enjoying the fabulous pool at your hotel such as Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. If you have younger kids it’s a good idea to rest up or take a nap so you can stay up a little later and enjoy your special access to the park.
I hope these suggestions help you make the most of your visit to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. If you miss it this Fall, the similar event Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas is held on certain nights in November and December.
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Susan is an enthusiastic traveler and mom to a 11 year-old boy and eight year-old girl. Originally from North Carolina, Susan is a Southerner at heart, although…