• Amanda Browning

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Updated: Sep 10, 2019

This weekend was my first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and it was incredible! I really have not been to anything at Disney World that doesn't blow me away.

The train station at Magic Kingdom Decorated for MNSSHP

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event that runs on select nights in August, September through October. Ticket prices start at $79 and if you purchase your tickets before you arrive you will save $10 per ticket. The event runs from 7pm to midnight however you can enter as early as 4:00 with your ticket to the event.

Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party Costume Policy

Everyone can, and should dress up in costume for the event to show off their Disney style. I knew when I was going to be attending that it was going to be very hot so I chose to do a Disney bounding style costume and go as Smee. Disney does have a few rules set in place regarding costumes for the party.

Costume Rules

*Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.

*Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

*All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other guests.

*Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.

For Guests 13 and Under:

*Costumes and Masks may be worn as long as the mask doesn't cover the entire face and the eyes are visible.

For Guests 14 and older:

*Layered costumes are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screenings

*Costumes may not drag the ground.

*Capes cannot go below the waist.

*Themed t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and blouses are acceptable.

*Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.

* No masks of any kind are allowed.

**My costume tip: Dress you and your child for the weather! Florida is hot even in October. No one will enjoy the party if they are too hot in their costume!

Smee and the gravediggers

Entry to the Party

When you enter the park you will be given a wrist band to show you hold a party ticket. Later in the night those without the wrist band will not be allowed to stay once the park closes at 6 p.m. If you have been in the park already that day there will be specific locations throughout the park where you can go and receive a wristband.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Wristband

First Trick or Treating Stop

**If you are just arriving for the party I would suggest being there at 4:00 p.m.. This allows you time to get into the park and collect your candy at your first trick or treat spot, grab some cute pictures, and ride a few rides before the party begins. The party is 5 hours but this is definitely not long enough when there is so much to do and see.

Disney's attention to detail and their Halloween decor can be seen from the minute you arrive. There are cute pumpkins and scarecrows throughout the park. It creates a nice effect especially when it gets dark to put you in the Halloween spirit even if its only September. Pay close attention to the pumpkins on Main street. Casey's corner even has a french fry pumpkin and the Ice Cream parlor has an ice cream cone one.

At the event there is a Boo-To-You Halloween parade, a Hocus Pocus Villain spectacular stage show, dance parties with characters, special character appearances, special Halloween night rides, and even special desserts and merchandise you can only get on party nights. On top of all this your children and you can trick or treat throughout the night at different stops to collect candy. If your child has an allergy Disney has that covered with tokens that can be redeemed for allergy friendly candy. They don't skimp with the candy and it is the "good" candy as well!

** I would suggest bringing your own Halloween bag to put the candy in during the night. I would also suggest waiting towards the end of the night to make Trick-or Treat stops because there will be little to no lines at the end of the evening.

Cast member handing out candy at a trick or treat stop.

Event Exclusive Entertainment

*Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular is at 8:30, 10:45, and 12:00 a.m. on the castle stage. Here you will see the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus and all your favorite villains.

** I recommend seeing the 12:00 show to end your evening.

* Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade - This parade begins in Frontierland and runs all the way down Main street. There are two parades during the night, one at 9:15 and another at 11:15. This is your opportunity to see the headless horseman and all your Disney favorites.

** Be sure to get to the parade route early enough to grab a good spot to watch the parade.

*Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular 10:15 pm in the skies above Cinderella's Castle

Enjoy the fireworks spectacular on the castle and behind it.

** If you are on Main Street when the first parade ends you can keep your spot and view the fireworks and projection show.

Not So Spooky Spectacular

Not So Spooky Spectacular

Monstrous Scream -O-Ween Ball

This fun dance party runs from 7pm-12am. Here you can see Mike Wazowski, Sulley and friends for a monstrously fun dance party. This party is in Tommorrowland

Dance the night away with your favorite monsters!

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam

Here you can dance the night away with some of your favorite Disney Junior characters including Vampirina. This event runs from 7p.m.-12 a.m. This dance party is in Fantasyland.

Disney Descendance Party

Dance the night away with your favorite VK's in their dance videos. This is from 7pm-12am in Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe.

My favorite parts of the evening were the Boo-To-You parade and Space Mountain. Experiencing Space Mountain in complete darkness was spectacular! You literally couldn't see your hand in front of your face. Also the Halloween music in the background made it a unique experience.

**My main tip for the party would be make a plan! Figure out the top things you want to accomplish and plan around that.

I knew I wanted to meet the gravediggers, see the parade, watch the fireworks, ride space mountain, and watch the stage show. I was able to accomplish all this and more while trick or treating in between. Without planning this would not have been possible.

There is so much to see and do at Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween party. If you are a fan of Halloween then this party is absolutely for you!

**Be sure and do not miss the Haunted Mansion, during the MNSSHP!! You will be in for some ghostly humor from Lady Carlotta. I could have stayed there and watched her all night long.

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