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On select nights from August to October, the Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This is a hard ticket event, meaning that guests will need to purchase a separate ticket specifically for the party. Tickets range from $85 to $149 with discounts available to Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members. The party is very popular with many nights generally selling out.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is known for its entertainment offerings and party atmosphere. While most of the park’s attractions are open and line are generally very short due to attendance at the party being capped at much less than a typical operating day, it’s not advised to spend the party riding attractions. This is because while lines are shorter, there’s nothing different about them compared to any other day.
You’re best served enjoying the entertainment that’s exclusive to the party. The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular is a fantastic stage show on the castle forecourt hosted by the Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s Hocus Pocus and featuring some classic Disney Villains. The Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show is one of the best fireworks displays put on by Walt Disney World and the Boo to You Halloween Parade is likewise one of the best parades around. You might be sensing a theme that the best entertainment is all located on Main Street and you wouldn’t be wrong, making Main Street probably the busiest part of the park.
The party also features a variety of special character meet and greets, the most exclusive being Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Seven Dwarfs, and Jack Sparrow. Guest favorites like Mickey, Minnie, and friends as well as Winnie the Pooh and friends meet in their own Halloween costumes. Despite this being a Halloween party, there are very few opportunities to meet Disney Villains during the party, a common complaint among party guests, but I guess that’s why the party’s “Not So Scary.”
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party also has a variety of exclusive party merchandise for purchase including t-shirts, pins, and magicbands, including exclusive merchandise for Annual Passholders. It doesn’t stop with merchandise; there is also specialty food created just for the Not So Scary Party guests. These include cupcakes, ice cream sandwiches, and candy corn soft-serve ice cream.
It wouldn’t be a Halloween party without trick or treating, and this party is no exception with trick or treat stations throughout the park. Guests are given a trick or treat bag when they enter the park for the party and are welcome to stop by the trick or trick or treat stations as many times as they’d like. There are even allergy-friendly candy offerings for those that suffer from food allergies.
Finally, one of the under-appreciated aspects of the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the atmosphere at the Magic Kingdom. Halloween music replaces the normal background music. Additionally, colored floodlights and projections bring a spooky atmosphere to areas of the park which normally are lacking in Halloween atmosphere.
The First Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was held on Halloween night in 1995. It expanded to two nights two years later and has continued to add more party night each year growing to a record 29 nights in 2016. The Happy Hallowishes and Boo to You Halloween Parade were added in 2005. Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show replaced Happy Hallowishes in 2019.