Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Comprehensive 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 August!

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 and Tickets 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 11: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • August 15: $109 (Adults); $99 (Children ages 3-9)
  • August 18: $109 (Adults); $99 (Children ages 3-9)
  • August 22: $109 (Adults); $99 (Children ages 3-9)
  • August 25: $109 (Adults); $99 (Children ages 3-9)
  • August 29: $109 (Adults); $99 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 1: $119 (Adults); $109 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 4: $119 (Adults); $109 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 8: $119 (Adults); $109 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 10: $119 (Adults); $109 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 12: $119 (Adults); $109 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 15: $119 (Adults); $109 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 17: $119 (Adults); $109 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 19: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 22: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 24: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 26: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 28: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • September 29: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 1: $149 (Adults); $139 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 3: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 5: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 6: $189 (Adults); $179 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 9: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 10: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 12: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 13: $189 (Adults); $179 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 15: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 17: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 19: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 20: $189 (Adults); $179 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 22: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 24: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 26: $169 (Adults); $159 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 27: $189 (Adults); $179 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 29: $199 (Adults); $189 (Children ages 3-9)
  • October 31: $199 (Adults); $189 (Children ages 3-9)
  • November 1: $199 (Adults); $189 (Children ages 3-9)

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

  • 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 – 10:15

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.

Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular – 8:35, 10:45, +7:40 (October)

Calling all villains! Winifred and her witchy sisters are up to something at Cinderella castle. Join the show and sing along to Halloween favorites, nightly at 8:35 pm, and 10:45 pm. A third performance at 7:40 pm will be available for parties during October.

Mickey’s Boo! to You Parade – 9:15, 11:15

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!

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.

New for 2023!

There’s a brand new addition to this year’s Boo! To You Parad – Daisy, Clarabelle, and Minnie dressed as the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus! While these characters have appeared at Oogie Boogie Bash and Halloween at Sea, 2023 will be their debut in the Magic Kingdom.

The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet – 7:00 , 7:45, 8:30, 9:50, 10:30

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.

Photopass Experiences

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!
  • Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball near Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor – make the most of this Monster of a good time!

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.

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

  • 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)

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.

Pixie Pointer: Plan to hit the candy lines during the last hour of the party. Most guests will leave after the fireworks, and cast members will be anxious to unload the remaining candy for the night.

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 appetitie! 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. In the meantime, here’s every dining location open during the event

  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies 
  • Cheshire Café
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Storybook Treats
  • 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 – Virtual Queue Access Only
  • An opportunity to request to join the virtual queue will be available at 6:00 PM for Guests attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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.

Pixie Pointer: Don’t worry about hitting every attraction during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Focus on those with themed overlays

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!

Pirates of the Caribbean

The best overlay by fair is Pirates of the Caribbean, where live actors dressed as pirates are scattered throughout both the attraction and queue. See this ride literally come to life, in a brand new way.

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

A disappointing surprise this year is that 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

Pixie Pointer: Skip Tron and enjoy the party

Merchandise at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

This year’s merch does not disappoint! Shirts, Loungefly’s, 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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