The “Welcome to Our World!” series here on Disney Parks Blog is designed to introduce those of you who might be newer to Disney fandom or vacation planning to some of the happenings across our Disney Parks, which you may want to consider for an upcoming visit. As part of the series, I wanted to take an opportunity to tell you about one of my favorite annual events at Walt Disney World Resort – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separately-ticketed event offered from 7 p.m. to midnight, after regular Magic Kingdom Park operating hours, on select nights throughout September and October. After dark, the park is transformed with special music and lighting effects, and there are unique entertainment experiences that only happen during the event.
Presented several times throughout the night on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage is “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” in which the mischievous Sanderson sisters from Disney’s Halloween film favorite “Hocus Pocus” enlist the help of the Disney villains to conjure the ultimate party potion and cast a spell on everyone in the kingdom! “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade” happens twice nightly (the second showing is usually less busy) and features many of your favorite characters dressed in their Halloween best, along with the Disney villains and a cavalcade of fiendishly fun floats. And you can cap off your night with “Happy HalloWishes,” a spectacularly spooky fireworks show that literally surrounds the park with powerful pyrotechnics!
Upon entering the park for the event, you’ll be given a complimentary Trick-or-Treat bag, so you can collect lots of goodies at the treat stations set up in every land. When I go with my family, we usually save our Trick-or-Treating until later in the evening. The stations tend to quiet down a bit, and there’s always plenty of great candy to go around! Many of our guests even choose to attend the party in costume, and I’ve seen some truly great ones over the years. Of course, you’ll want to review the event-specific costume guidelines before planning your own ensemble.
In addition to all the special Halloween enhancements, most of the regular Magic Kingdom Park attractions, shops, restaurants and character greetings are also available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. On party nights, there’s something extra fun about experiencing the Haunted Mansion or stopping in to chat with Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater.
Best of all, it’s “not so scary,” just as the name implies. This is pure Halloween fun for all ages, presented in the grand Disney tradition of world-class family entertainment. You’ll love it!
For complete details, including this year’s dates and a link to purchase event tickets, be sure to visit the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party page at DisneyWorld.com.
My daughters birthday is on Halloween and we are planning on going in October this year. Shes 5 and I think she will be thrilled. We can’t wait!
This will be my our first time attending Mickey’s Not so scary Halloween Party. My husband and I got married last year on Halloween so we thought it would be nice to spend our anniversary at Disney World. He hasn’t been since the 80’s, so I’m super excited to see Disney through his eyes.
The price increase makes it more difficult but it’s such a fun night. It will be our daughter’s last year to be able to bibbity boppity boutique so we are super excited. Such a great time!
Got our tickets for Halloween Night!
Having been going to Disney World since the day it opened in 1971 and this is my favorite event. The parade and fireworks are wonderful. Also nice to see all the villains. The only problem is that they do not clear out the parks and the parade lane is filled on Main Street with people staking a place who have no special event wristbands. It seems quite unfair to those who have paid. Last year I counted only 3 families WITH wristbands sitting on the curb.
This is a great event. We used to enjoy going but the cost is not justifiable, especially since the events are now crowded. The way to reduce attendence per night is to sell less tickets. Raising the prices so high makes it unaffordable for some people.
THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE event at “Home”. We love attending on Halloween night.
Looking forward to going in September!
It’s a small price to pay for a truly magical evening! I can’t wait for our party this September!
This is my absolute favorite event!!!! It is so much fun. Halloween is my very favorite holiday and there is nothing like celebrating it at Disney. The lighting, decorations, and costumes are gorgeous, and the parade and fireworks are the best of the year. I was glad to see the price increase. It will thin out the crowds and make it that much more special for those of us who value attending!
I’ve been waiting for my kids to be a little older before I went to this, but now that you’ve raised the prices so dramatically I don’t plan to go.