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13 Reasons to Add Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party To Your List For Fall

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

For many guests, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a highlight of the fall season here at Walt Disney World Resort. The event, which is back for its 20th season, offers up a ton of Halloween fun – from special entertainment to treats and fun photo opps.

That said, here are 13 reasons why you should consider adding Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to your list this fall.

"Happy HalloWishes" Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom

  1. “Happy HalloWishes” Fireworks – The sky will light up with ghoulish delight during this Halloween-themed fireworks spectacular.

Mickey's Boo-to You Halloween Parade

  1. “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade” – This parade is a must-see for Halloween fans and features a plethora of Disney characters in costumes, special themed floats for The Haunted Mansion and Captain Jack Sparrow, and much more.


  1. New “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” Show – In this new show, the Disney villains create the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion that will cast a spell on everyone in Magic Kingdom Park. Villains you can expect to see in the show include the Sanderson Sisters, Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie and Maleficent, among others.


  1. Ghoulish Goodies – Magic Kingdom Park will stock its candy counter with Halloween themed cupcakes and more.
See Disney Characters in Halloween Costumes During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party See Disney Characters in Halloween Costumes During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
  1. Disney Characters in Halloween Costumes – Disney’s finest will attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dressed in their Halloween best. Don’t miss spying them in the parade or at their character greeting locations.

Jack & Sally Return to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

  1. Disney Character Greetings – Speaking of character greetings, this is the only time of year you can meet Jack Skellington and his beloved, Sally.

Trick Or Treat?

  1. Trick-Or-Treating for All Ages – Guests of all ages are welcome to trick-or-treat at candy stations located throughout the park. See your special event park map for treat locations.


  1. Halloween Decor – Main Street, U.S.A. comes alive for Halloween with special lighting, sound effects, decor and more!


  1. Event-Exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Cards – This year’s card is themed to “Minnie Mouse’s Costume Chaos” and features Minnie, and friends Clarabelle Cow and Daisy Duck, dressed as witches. (For info on where and how to pick one up, see the original post here).


  1. Experience Disney Attractions – Many Magic Kingdom Park attractions will be open to guests for guests to enjoy at the party. A trip through The Haunted Mansion is a must, of course!

Not So Frightful

  1. Wear Halloween Costumes – Guests are welcome to wear Halloween costumes of their choosing, which make for some fun photo opps. Check out tips/guidelines here.


  1. Disney Halloween Merchandise – Shelves are already stocked with special Disney Halloween merchandise. Check out Steven’s full blog post for a look at this year’s selection.


  1. Try the New Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package – For the ultimate in “treats” consider adding a Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party, which includes viewing of both the parade and fireworks, plus delicious desserts like candy corn panna cotta, peanut butter-chocolate pretzel “witch fingers,” spiced pumpkin cheesecake brownies, peanut butter “spider” whoopie pies and more. For more details and info on how to book, visit Pam’s original post here.


  • Will we see the Sanderson sisters at the Disneyland event?

  • Jennifer, my wife and I got to attend MNSSHP two years ago, and had a blast. We didn’t realize that so many adults also dressed up for this, there certainly were some amazing costumes there. The special parade was great, and we can’t wait until we can get back and enjoy the festivities again.

  • Jennifer, will the Pumpkin Spice Waffle Sundae be offered at Sleepy Hollow again this year?

  • Anyone going willing to get a sorceres game card for me?

  • MNSSHP is a Must-Do on our Disney trips in October! So fun!

  • No pumpkin spice waffle sundae???????????????

  • When can we expect to see a new MagicBand for this event? Will there be one? I’d love to purchase one over the other bands that are available, so i am just brimming with excitement.

  • I’m still waiting to find out if there will be a one day Memory Maker package available for the parties…I hope so!

  • Im so excited. I will be going to MNSSHP for the first time this year. Ill be going Sept 22 and 25. Looking forward to see all MNSSHP has to offer. Cant wait. See ya real soon!!!

  • I am sad to see the villain dance party that was in the diamond horse shoe is not making a come back this year. I felt like Club Villain was the best part last year.

  • A petty thing, but unless you’ve cut Jack Skellington from the Christmas party this year, the Halloween arty is not the “only” time you can meet him. Could you clarify if he will be at Christmas, too?

  • Can’t wait to attend this year! Already bought my ticket for sept 18th! 🙂

  • Will the stage show go on next Tuesday (first night!) due to castle construction? I’m worried!

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