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Moms Panel Monday: A Mom’s Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Leanne O'Regan

by , Director, Social Media, Disney Parks

With special entertainment, like Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, Trick-or-Treat trails and your favorite characters in their Halloween costumes, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a do not miss event at Walt Disney World Resort in the fall. With so much to see and do at this spooktacular event, our Disney Parks Moms Panelists offer a little advice on how to make the most of this frightfully fun party.

Make sure you rest up before, because it will be a late night at Magic Kingdom Park. Andrea H. likes to enjoy the resort that day, schedule an early dinner, and then head out because you can enter at 4 o’clock with your Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket and get a few extra hours of park time before the party begins.

Jackie P. says make sure you pick up a special event map upon entering Magic Kingdom Park. It will show you the times for all the special entertainment and locations for the Trick-or-Treat stations. Another way to make the most of your time is to add the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package. This experience will give you reserved seating for the “Boo to You” Halloween Parade and Happy HalloWishes Fireworks show, plus dessert, which is Jackie’s favorite part.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Jason K. shares some insider Disney Dad tips: make sure to visit the Haunted Mansion during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for some extra spooky surprises, experience more popular attractions during the first parade, and arrive early to the “Boo to You” Halloween Parade to see the ride of the Headless Horseman. Plus, check out Fantasyland during the party for your chance to take a picture with all Seven Dwarfs at the same time!

If collecting as much candy as you can is your goal, Kay B. recommends you go to spots that have multiple Trick-or-Treat stations close together like near Splash Mountain or the Trick-or-Treat Trail beginning near the Walt Disney World Railroad Fantasyland Station in Storybook Circus and running all the way to Space Mountain. And don’t worry if your little Trick-or-Treater has an allergy, they can participate on the fun too! At each Trick-or-Treat station, they can collect a token to be redeemed for allergy friendly treats at the end of the night.

All the Disney Parks Moms Panelists recommend you get into the spirit with a Halloween costume, but whether you dress up as a group or an individual, make sure you check out the costume guidelines before you arrive, to ensure there will be no delay in your Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party fun!

For more tips or to ask questions about planning your upcoming Fall Disney vacation, be sure to visit for a personalized response from our knowledgeable panel and follow #WonderFALLDisney for updates on Fall happenings at Walt Disney World Resort.


  • Hi there! I was very excited to go to halloween! However hurricane Matthew stopped us! I broght tickets to October 6th, unfortunately the event was cancelled. How can I be refunded since I can’t go in other date? Rgds

  • I had read that the Trick-or-Treat trail between Space Mountain and Storybook Circus isn’t there this year. Can you confirm it is there for October??

  • Yeah a Dad’s tip! Time to change the name of this panel to Parents Panel?? Dads do disney planning too!

  • We’re just ending our first Not So Scary Halloween experience. So very fun! We saw adults and kids in costume throughout the park. Hocus Pocus Spelltacular among one of my favorite shows. So much really enjoyed it!

  • Don’t forget to use PhotoPass for some special magic pictures and videos of the night!

  • Do they do the allergy friendly treats at Disneyland? I’ve never seen them hand out tokens at DLR.

  • Thank you

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