Bring your costume and your candy bag for the ultimate Halloween even at Magic Kingdom. Guests will experience eerie entertainment, frightfully delightful treats, and Disney Characters that thrill and chill!
It’s “Not-So-Scary” because it is appropriate for kids of all ages. Our then-2 year old loved everything about the 2018 version of this party. Here is what you need to know about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
At a Glance
Name: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Dates: August 16 – November 1, 2019
Time: 7:00PM* – midnight*
Location: Magic Kingdom
Event Type: Extra Ticketed Event
*While the official times are 7PM-12AM, guests can arrive as early as 4PM and generally stay until Cast Members tell you to leave!
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Disney World has special guidelines for wearing costumes during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Click here for Disney’s full FAQ on Theme Park Dress & Costume Guidelines.
As long as you are not posing for pictures or signing autographs, you are generally allowed to wear age-appropriate character costumes. Adults are not allowed to wear masks or accessories that cover your face. Capes can’t go below the waist, and costumes and dresses can’t drag on the ground. Disney reserves the right to deny entry to anyone for dressing in ways they deem inappropriate. However, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is always an amazing place to get your costume game on. You are guaranteed to see some awesome Halloween and character costumes!
Big Castle Travel’s last word on costumes is: KEEP IT LIGHT! Seriously, fall in Orlando is not the chilliest of times. Wear something that won’t risk heat stroke after the sun goes down.
Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular
This new combination stage and fireworks show is hosted by none other than Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Behind the magic, Jack is actually an enormous puppet being controlled on stage, in front of Cinderella Castle, by talented Cast Members. The Pumpkin King takes us through a fun fireworks display while Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy explore a haunted house in the projection show. Multiple Disney villains get in their way as Mickey and friends encounter skeletons and ghosts.
Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular runs every night of the party for 12 minutes at 10:15PM. Check out this Disney Parks video for the full show:
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
The Sanderson Sisters return to the mortal world this year for an epically villainous party. Since it’s so fun to be bad, Winifred, Mary, and Sarah invite Disney Villains like Dr. Facilier, Jafar, and the Evil Queen to show off their nefarious powers.
If you were at all a fan of Hocus Pocus then this show is a must-see. The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular is hosted each night of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at 8:30PM, 10:45PM, and midnight.
Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
A boo to you, and you, and you!
The twice-nightly Halloween parade happens each night of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at 9:15PM and 11:15PM. It is tough to say that all of the entertainment at a special event is must-see, but the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade is an incredible experience for the whole family.
The parade starts with the infamous Headless Horseman’s trot down the parade route. The Boo-to-You Parade takes the same route as the daily parades in Magic Kingdom, like the Festival of Fantasy parade. Try to grab a spot early as they fill up fast!
Across the lands of the Magic Kingdom you will find your fill of Halloween sweets and snacks. Denoted by large, illuminated, inflatable pillars, the Treat Trail at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will lead you from land to land as you collect candy and party-specific treats.
Look for a park map when you arrive at the party for specific locations. Also, the later you go Trick-or-Treating at the party, the more likely you can get more candy from the awesome Cast Members.
MNSSHP Park Exclusives
Food & Drink
Aside from the free candy at the Treat Trails, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has tons of exclusive food offerings.
- Jack and Sally Push Cake Pops – Carts near Cinderella Castle
- Now Begin Thy Magic Spell (red slushy with chocolate-covered apple slice) – Casey’s Corner
- Hades Nachos – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
- Billy’s Worms & Dirt (gluten-friendly chocolate pudding and gummy worms) – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
- Caramel Pretzel, Cinnamon Donuts, and Frozen Apple Cider – Golden Oak Outpost
- Constance’s for Better or For Worse Wedding Cake – Liberty Square Popcorn Cart
- Snake Eyes (green drink with light up dice)- Storybook Treats
- Berry Blaster (blue drink with lemon and raspberries) – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
- Lots-O-Burger – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
- Pirates Horizon (orange drink with pirate sword skewer) – Aloha Isle
- Hades Hatred (lemonade with popping pearls and cotton candy)- Cool Ship
First rule of special event shopping: IF YOU LIKE SOMETHING, BUY IT!
Story time! I will admit that I was that Disney newbie who told his wife, “Honey, don’t by that Hocus Pocus shirt now, I’m sure we can find it later at Disney Springs.” WRONG! We actually had to luck into a little Disney magic and sweet talk a Cast Member into checking the back stock two days later when we were back at Magic Kingdom for a normal park day. They had just received their merchandise delivery for that night’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (which we were not attending), and the Cast Member made Kelly’s trip by selling us one of the event-exclusive shirts. DO NOT RELY ON THAT STRATEGY.
That said, here is some event-specific merchandise that is worth checking out:
- Mickey Pumpkin Balloon & Oogie Boogie popcorn buckets
- Hitchhiking Ghosts supper and buckets
- Jack Skellington sipper
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Minnie Ears, MagicBand, Mug, Spirit Jersey, T-Shirt, Alex and Ani set, & Ornament
- Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 limited edition MagicBand, tote, vest, women’s Dolman t-shirt, glow in the dark t-shirt, limited release pins, vampire Mickey ornament, toddler onesie, Raglan t-shirt, & light-up tumbler
PhotoPass & Magic Shots
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has over 30 PhotoPass locations with quite a few Magic Shots. Our favorite last year was the Headless Horseman picture at the entrance. Oddly enough, this was our very first picture at Disney World, and our first time with a Magic Shot to boot. It is quite the surprise when a Cast Member simply says, “Look to your right and act scared,” and then you find this in your My Disney Experience app later!
A few others include:
- Holding a flaming Jack-o-Lantern or a Poison Apple in front of Cinderella Castle
- Posing with the Hitchhiking Ghosts in Liberty Square
- Checking out the ghostly coachman in front of the Haunted Mansion
- Numerous spots to hold event-specific props
This Disney Halloween party has a lot to offer. Here are some other entertainment offerings worth checking out:
- Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam
- Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball
- Disney DescenDANCE Party
- Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
- Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way
Multiple attractions across Magic Kingdom experience Halloween overlays during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:
- Mad Tea Party – extra lighting and effects for a nighttime experience
- Space Mountain – it’s usually pitch black during the party, with a new soundtrack
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor – part of the Treat Trail but with new interactions with the comedic monsters
- Pirates of the Caribbean – after positive guest response last year, Disney has added more live pirates to the show
It is worth mentioning here that FastPass+ is not available during the party. We mention it here, and not earlier, because FastPass+ is rarely necessary at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Between the shows, characters, treat trails, and generally lower crowd volume, most rides end up being walk-ons at some point during the night.
Last but not least, there are SO MANY unique characters out and about during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party!
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Mickey Mouse (Town Square Theater)
- Jack Skellington and Sally (Town Square Theater)
- Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear a.k.a. Lotso
- Stitch (dressed in Elvis costume)
- Tarzan, Jane and Terk
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Aladdin & Abu alternate with Genie & Jasmine
- Seven Dwarfs
- Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, Mad Hatter
- Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger (dressed in Halloween costumes)
- Ariel and Eric
- Belle and Gaston
- Minnie Mouse (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Goofy (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Cruella DeVil (roaming)
- Anastasia and Drizella (roaming)
- Cinderella and Elena
- Rapunzel and Tiana
We don’t have many last words here. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is 100% worth the extra cost. It is a unique experience that any Disney pro should try, and first timers and returning guests should attend if they are lucky enough to be in Disney during the fall.
Did you make it to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Walt Disney World this year? Let us know in the comments how you liked it!