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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park Adds Jack Skellington, Monster Dance Parties for 2013

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Can you believe that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties will return to Magic Kingdom Park in just one month? This year our special-ticket event, which celebrates Halloween with a special parade, fireworks and trick-or-treating, will also offer a rare character greeting opportunity, new Halloween entertainment and more.
Jack Skellington and Sally at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

This year’s event will mark the debut appearance of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) at Magic Kingdom Park. Look for the Pumpkin King and his love in the Town Square area of Main Street, U.S.A.

Phineas and Ferb will also take charge of the Creepa Crew this year. This group gets parade-goers warmed up for fun on Main Street, U.S.A., while they wait for the parade’s arrival.

Over in Tomorrowland, “Monsters, Inc.,” scarers Mike and Sulley will host their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance party on the Rockettower Plaza Stage. The stage has been completely transformed for this “monstrous” event. Here’s a hint – show up ready to scream your lungs out!

Trick-or-treating will also be enhanced this year with more than 220 tons of candy on order. In addition to trick-or-treat stations, there will also be two treat trails – pathways that you trick-or-treat through that offer multiple candy stops along the way. Our friends at Magic Kingdom Park also hinted that in addition to these locations, there may be one or two surprise treat locations to stop at as well.

Two returning party favorites are the Boo-to-You Halloween parade, which features the Headless Horseman, Disney characters in Halloween regalia and the ghostly inhabitants of The Haunted Mansion. Another is the Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular, which illuminates the park in glittering color and light.

Parties will take place from 7 p.m. – midnight on September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1. Prices vary based on event night. Buy tickets now here.

Oh, and don’t forget that dressing in costume is encouraged!


  • I am able to buy up to 8 discounted tickets for the Halloween party. My family of 3 have premier AP’s. Can we buy 7 tickets for the party and invite friends to join us? If as an AP I buy the tickets can non AP’s use them is my question?

  • If we are in the Magic Kingdom during the day and have already purchased tickets for the Not So Scary Party, do we have to go outside and re-enter to get the wrist band for the party or is there somewhere within the park to get them?

  • are adults allowed to dress up as well for the “not so scary halloween” event?

  • Jennifer,
    Attending this event for the first time with husband, sister, and niece. I know it says all ages can trick or treat but can adults dress up for the party as well? what are the limitations on this if we are allowed to dress up for the Halloween party. Thank you!


  • Hey Jennifer, If I buy a ticket for the Halloween party does that cover the park pass as well or do I still have to buy a park ticket? I was just wondering because I want to go for October 25 with a friend but my friend doesn’t have an annual pass and I have never gone to MNSSHP before so I don’t know if she needs to buy a park pass & an event ticket or if she just needs to get the event ticket.

    • Naomi- The Halloween Party ticket allows you entry into the park as early as 4 p.m., even though the party doesn’t start until 7 p.m. If you want to enter any earlier, you’d need to buy a separate park ticket for the day. (Your friend with an annual pass will need to buy a party ticket to attend the party that night).

  • @Meaghan – We are planning on going to the MNSSHP on Oct. 31 – I would not recommend purchasing a Park Pass as well. Even though the Halloween Party starts at 7pm there is so much to do both at your resort and downtown Disney. We plan on sleeping in late, going to the pool (weather permitting) or using up the free Arcade pass. We’ll have dinner at 4pm inside Magic Kingdom. I do not recommend having a late dinner as you will miss out on the fun. If you cannot make early dinner reservations then use quick service at your resort or better yet in Magic Kingdom.

  • @Meaghan – No you do NOT need to buy a day pass to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) – you have to buy the actual hard ticket which can be purchased here online or by phone. The hard ticket will say 7pm to Midnight, however you may enter the park as early as 4pm.

  • I just modified my plans so I can go to this too!! I’m so excited. Never been for Halloween, only Christmas.

    • Halloween rocks. You’ll love every minute!

  • Thank you Kirk – I actually meant I heard that you needed to buy a day pass for Magic Kingdom in order to go to the Halloween party. I thought you could just purchase the Halloween party pass since it covered just the hours of the party. Is this true? Would you need to buy a full day pass and then the Halloween party pass or can we just purchase the Halloween party pass? Thanks again!

  • I’m still waiting to here from Disney if there will be any special Magic Photo Pass available – I do not know why they have not responded.

  • @ Chet – It looks like you will be entering the park at 7pm thus giving you 5 hours – are you aware you can enter the ark at 4pm? This is what I would strongly suggest to you to get the biggest bang for your added buck!

    @ Lisa – Why are you purchasing the 14 day ultimate ticket? I would I suggest you add these tickets once you get to the park. You will have a clear understanding of the weather and it does NOT cost anything additional to do this. And YES, you will need to purchase MNSSHP tickets as this is a separate event.

    @ Meahgan – It depends on which day you plan on attending the MNSSHP – the closer it gets to Oct. 31st these tickets do sell out. Having said that – I suggest you buy your tickets in advance. Remember you can enter the park at 4pm. FastPass tickets are offered until 7pm and are not needed during the actual party.

  • Hi There – If we do not have a park ticket for Magic Kingdom the day of the Halloween party, would we still be able to purchase just the special event ticket? Thank you:)

    • You need a Halloween Party ticket to attend the Halloween party. That ticket lets you into the park as early as 4 p.m. & lets you stay for all the Halloween fun that night. You can buy in advance (recommended) here:

  • We are travelling from UK and will have 14 day ultimate tickets (tickets for unlimited use all parks) do we still need extra tickets for the halloween party?

    • Yes – the party ticket allows access to the party ONLY.

  • We will be there on Halloween night! We are in the magicband test for October. Are we able to link our tickets directly to our bands? Just curious.

  • I’m so excited to be celebrating Halloween in Disney this year….20+ visits to WDW and this will be the first Halloween visit!!!!

    • Congrats! You’ll have a blast.

  • Is 5 hours enough time to do and see EVERYTHING that MNSSHP has to offer?

    • Yes! Don’t forget your party ticket allows you entry as early as 4 p.m. Picking up a special party map (with times listed) can really help you plan your night.

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