2024 Best Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide

It’s that time of year again. Plastic pumpkins have hit the shelves at Target, costume DIY’s are popping up all over Instagram, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is on.

That’s right, it’s May!

And while it might still be a bit early to carve pumpkins, it’s never too early for meeting your favorite Disney characters in their Halloween best. The party has started, so let’s dive in and see what it’s all about!

Dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

The Halloween party at Magic Kingdom takes place on select nights between August 11 and Halloween. The party runs from 7:00 pm until midnight, but your ticket gets you into the park as early as 4:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased directly from Disney. These parties are extremely popular and sell out every year.

August 2024

  • August 9, 2024
  • August 13, 2024
  • August 16, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • August 23, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • August 30, 2024

September 2024

  • September 2, 2024
  • September 6, 2024
  • September 8, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • September 13, 2024
  • September 15, 2024
  • September 17, 2024
  • September 20, 2024
  • September 22, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • September 27, 2024
  • September 29, 2024

October 2024

  • October 1, 2024
  • October 3, 2024
  • October 4, 2024
  • October 6, 2024
  • October 8, 2024
  • October 10, 2024
  • October 11, 2024
  • October 14, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • October 17, 2024
  • October 18, 2024
  • October 20, 2024
  • October 21, 2024
  • October 24, 2024
  • October 25, 2024
  • October 27, 2024
  • October 29, 2024
  • October 31, 2024

Ticket Pricing and When to Purchase

In 2024 tickets will start at $119 to $199 per person, depending on the event date. This is nearly identical to last years pricing, which ranged from $109 to $199.

Ticket Discounts

Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, with benefit privileges, can receive a $10 discount per ticket purchased on select nights in August and September.

When Do Tickets Go On Sale?

SOON! Guests who are staying a Disney resort or select nearby good neighbor property will be able to purchase tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on May 8th, 2024.

Guests staying at any of these good-neighbor resorts will be able to purchase on May 8th.

  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort

Tickets will be available to purchase for non-resort guests beginning May 15, 2024.

Wristbands for Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party

In addition to your park ticket, you’ll need to get a party wristband. This is how cast members will differentiate you from the daytime park guests, allowing you to stay in the park and enjoy all there is to offer. If entering through the dedicated party entrance after 7:00 pm, you can get your wristband at the gate. For guests who enter before 7, which we recommend, you can pick up your wristband from any of the locations below

A whimsical scarecrow with a pumpkin head, dressed in farmer attire, holding a sack and a rake, amidst colorful flowers and greenery in Magic Kingdom.
  • the front of the park (as you enter after 7:00 pm)
  • Market Street welcome (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • near Tortuga Tavern
  • by Fantasy Faire
  • at Tomorrowland entrance across from Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Liberty Square Ticket Office

Entertainment at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

The shows and spectaculars are some of the most alluring offerings at Magic Kingdom’s Halloween party. During the event, you’ll be able to see the seasonal fireworks and projection mapping shows, one of Disney World’s most iconic parades, and a live-action performance with the Sanderson sisters taking over Cinderella’s castle. These should not be missed!

Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular

Spectacular fireworks display over Cinderella Castle at night during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, viewed from the audience perspective.

Jack Skellington is your (not quite) ghost host for this 15-minute firework-fueled experience. Taking you on a not-so frightening adventure with some of your favorite Disney characters. The Not-So-Spooky Spectacular occurs each night of the Halloween Party at 10:00 PM.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

A lively stage performance at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party featuring characters in Halloween costumes with a spooky, themed backdrop.

Calling all villains! Winifred and her witchy sisters are up to something at Cinderella castle. Join the show and sing along to Halloween favorites! Showtimes for the 2024 Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular are:

August 9 – September 28

  • 9:05 PM
  • 10:40 PM
  • 12:00 AM

September 29 – October 31

  • 7:40 PM
  • 9:05 PM
  • 10:40 PM
  • 12:00 AM

Mickey’s Boo! to You Parade

The 'Boo to You' Halloween Parade sign leading a night parade with characters and elaborate floats, lit up against the backdrop of Main Street U.S

The Boo! to You Parade is bound to get you in the spooky spirit! Gravediggers and ghosts materialize dancing their way down Main Street in celebration of the occasion. Along with classic characters in their Halloween costumes and villains from nearly every Disney franchise – there’s something for everyone!

Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade will take place each party night at 8:15 PM and 11:15 PM.

Many fans agree that the late parade is worth the wait, as a lot of the crowds will have called it a night. However, we’re talking about Florida. It rains constantly and inconsistently, and parades don’t run in the rain. Pixie Pointers: Keep an eye on the forecast throughout the night, and be open to seeing the early parade if it looks like you might get rained out later on.

The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet

The Cadaver Dans, a barbershop quartet dressed in Wild West attire, performing atop a wooden fence at night during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Everybody’s favorite Barbershop Quartet, the Dapper Dans, will be here for the party as well! Dressed to the nines as restless corpses, the Cadaver Dans will be harmonizing all night long in Frontierland.

Rusty Cut Glass

New for 2024 catch this traveling pirate band, and their crew, roaming through Adventureland! Arrgh Matey!

Photopass Experiences

A vibrant and playful photo opportunity setup themed around Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, featuring colorful cutouts and themed decorations.

Pics or it didn’t happen! If you’re not taking countless selfies and photos for the ‘gram, did you really go to a Halloween party? Well, it might be up for debate but these extra special Photopass frames are too fun to skip. Keep your eye out for 3D frames and Photopass photographers throughout the park, and consider purchasing Memory Maker for the day.

Disney Dance Parties

Ready to put a little Oogie Boogie in your step? Check out one of the dance parties scattered around the park!

  • Disney Junior Jam at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – dance the night away with Vamparina, Fancy Nance, Doc McStuffins, and Timo!
  • DescenDANCE Party at Rockettower Plaza Stage – a brand new offering for 2024, inspired by Descendants: Rise of Red

Character Meets at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

It wouldn’t be a day at Disney without the chance to tell Mickey hello! Or perhaps in this case, to thank him for hosting such a fabulous affair. Worry not – as Mickey, Minnie and many more will be in attendance.

A charming pumpkin-headed scarecrow, dressed in a patriotic outfit, holding a flag, positioned in the lush gardens of Magic Kingdom.

Regular Characters

Everybody wants to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, even those who are too cool for a costume. These characters will be available for meet and greet but are neither rare nor wearing any special outfits. Since there’s not anything truly Haloween-y about these, we recommend skipping them.

  • Anastasia and Drizella (Roaming, Fantasyland)
  • Belle and Gaston (Gaston’s Tavern, Be Our Guest if it’s Raining)
  • Ariel and Eric (Journey of the Little Mermaid, Fantasyland)
  • Minie, Donald, and Daisy (Near Dumbo, Storybook Circus)
  • Cinderella, Elena, Tiana, and Rapunzel (Princess Fairytale Hall)
  • Country Bears (Country Bear Jamoboree, Frontierland Roaming)
  • Jasmine and Genie, Abu and Aladdin (Near Magic Carpets, Adventureland)
  • Captain Jack (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Rare Characters

There are always a few less familiar faces that make their way to the Halloween party. Characters that are rarely seen in Magic Kingdom, and ready to get their groove on. We recommend prioritizing the meet and greets for rare characters, that you care about. There’s no reason to stand in line (and there will be a line) if you don’t know who these are. These characters will not be in costumes, but some are Halloween-related characters

White Rabbit character from Alice in Wonderland checking a smartphone during a parade, with park staff and nighttime lighting around.
  • Queen of Hearts, Tweedles, Alice, and the Mad Hatter (Tea Cups, Fantasyland – Friar’s Nook Raining)
  • Carlotta, Renatta, and Broome the Butler (Haunted Mansion)
  • Jafar (Near Magic Carpets, Adventureland)
  • Jack and Sally (Main Street) 4, 4:30

Characters in Costumes

Last, and certainly not least are the characters we all love to visit sporting their Halloween best!

  • Goofy (Barnstormer, Sorybook Circus)
  • Elvis Stitch (Stitch’s Great Escape, Tomorrowland) 6:30
  • Pooh, Tier, Piglet, and Eyeore (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Fantasyland) 6:30
  • Mickey Mouse (Main Street)

Villains

*NEW* this year Disney has shared that villains will be making appearances throughout Magic Kingdom park! We can’t WIAT to see who is there!

Trick or Treat Trails at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

It’s not a Halloween party without candy – and oh boy! Have they got candy! Unlike Oogie Boogie Bash, trick-or-treat trails and character meets are two separate experiences.

Main Street

  • Market Street Welcome
  • Trick or Treating

Adventureland

  • Walt Disney‘s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Tortuga Tavern

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • Tom Sawyer Island Dock
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Columbia Harbour House

Fantasyland

  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Storybook Circus Railroad Station
  • Ariel’s Grotto
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Ariels Grotto
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station

Tomorrowland

  • Walt Disney‘s Carousel of Progress
  • Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

Food, Drinks and Dining at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

After all the dancing, character meets, and candy trails – you’re sure to work up an appetite! There are plenty of options open and lots of special treats! So many unique eats in fact, that we’ll have to save those details for a future post.

Festive Halloween decorations at the entrance of Magic Kingdom, featuring large jack-o'-lanterns styled as Mickey Mouse on hay bales, with the iconic train station in the background under a bright blue sky with fluffy clouds.

While Disney hasn’t yet released the full list of locations that will remain open this year, here’s everything we expect to see. Locations confirmed to be open this year are listed in bold.

  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies 
  • Cheshire Café
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café (confirmed for 2024)
  • Casey’s Corner (confirmed for 2024)
  • The Friar’s Nook (confirmed for 2024)
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café (confirmed for 204)
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Sleepy Hollow (confirmed for 2024)
  • Storybook Treats
  • Pinocchio Village Haus (confirmed for 2024)
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Churro Cart near Cinderella Castle
  • Outdoor Vending Cart near The Haunted Mansion

Attractions and Rides Open for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Like most After Hours events at Disney, nearly every single attraction will be open for the duration of the party. Lines are shorter for popular attractions due to limited entry and the vast array of entertainment and activities happening around the park. Here’s everything open for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Adventureland

  • Jungle Cruise
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse

Frontierland

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland

  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • “It’s a small world”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party**
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Storybook Circus

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer

Tomorrowland

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor**
  • Space Mountain**
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise

Attractions with Specialty Overlays

Even though most rides in Magic Kingdom will be open, there’s just a few that will provide a unique experience. We recommend prioritizing these as they are only available during the party.

Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion Halloween Party overlay is by far the most infamous. The manor exterior receives a special lighting package. Even better, ghosts manifest in the graveyard section of the queue. The only downside is that the line is so short you don’t get nearly enough time to interact with them. Guess we’ll go on it a few times, darn.

Space Mountain

Thrills and chills start at Space Mountain, where all the lights are off. It’s a spooky step up from the normal celestial destination, that might be intense for younger guests.

Monster’s Inc Laughing Floor

First of all, this is one of the easiest trick-or-treat trails with the shortest line. The station is inside, with seating and air conditioning. AND the show has been revamped with a Halloween twist!

Mad Tea Party

Looks like Chesire has taken over the party as psychedelic lights and projections make for a brand new take on this classic attraction.

Tron – How to Get On

*In 2023 TRON was offered with Virtual Queue. Virtual Queue is NOT mentioned in Disney‘s 2024 party details* But we’ll leave this information here, just in case.

Tron will still be using Virtual Queue – and guests are eligible for just one reservation each. Our tip is to skip it altogether since even Virtual Queue has been known to stack up wait times. But, if it’s a must-do for you, here’s what you need to know:

  • Virtual Queue opens at 6:00 pm for that day’s party
  • Guests must have their event ticket linked to their My Disney Experience account
  • Guests do not need to be inside Magic Kingdom

Merchandise at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

This year’s merch does not disappoint! Shirts, Loungeflys, and more with the stars of the event’s guests of honor! You’ll find a wide selection of designs featuring Jack Skellington, Mickey Mouse, and the Sanderson sisters.

Costume and Dress Code for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

The absolute best part of Disney‘s Halloween parties is that you can wear costumes, even Disney character costumes. And guests will go all out! There are a few important rules, though:

  • Guests 13 and younger may wear masks, provided their eyes are visible at all times.
  • Guests of all ages may dress as Disney characters but may not pose for photos, sign autographs, or otherwise impersonate characters of the park.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly
  • Costumes may not be so long as they drag on the ground
  • No weapons or props that could reasonably be mistaken as real weapons
  • Be sure to check with Disney as rules are subject to change

There is so much to do at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, and we can’t wait to attend! We’d love to see you experience it all, using #thepixiedustedplanner on your favorite social media platforms!

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