Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide
Location: Magic Kingdom
A Halloween celebration for the whole family.
Updated for 2016
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a hard ticketed event held in the Magic Kingdom on select nights from September 2 until October 31, 2016. With Halloween-themed entertainment, fireworks, and trick or treating appropriate for all ages, this party is a stark contrast from horror nights at most other theme parks that try to scare the living daylights out of you. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party invites guests of all ages to dress up in costume and enjoy the friendly activities. From the spectacular Boo-To-You Parade to special character meet and greets to the fan favorite Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, this Halloween bash is a great way for the whole family to celebrate the spookiest holiday together.
Dates and Location
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place at the Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight on the following evenings.
- September 2
- September 8
- September 11
- September 13
- September 16
- September 18
- September 20
- September 23
- September 25
- September 29
- September 30
- October 2
- October 4
- October 6
- October 7
- October 10
- October 11
- October 13
- October 14
- October 16
- October 18
- October 20
- October 21
- October 23
- October 25
- October 27
- October 28
- October 30
- October 31
Mickey’s Boo To You Parade – 8:30 and 11:15. Parade runs from Frontierland to Main Street, U.S.A.
This spectacular parade features an array of Disney characters, including the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction. It all kicks off with a ride from the Headless Horseman. Disney Tourist Blog calls Mickey’s Boo To You Parade “the best parade Disney does,” and says that might even want to catch both performances of the parade. After being able to see this for myself, I would highly recommend making plans around seeing this parade.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – 9:15, 10:40, Midnight. Located in front of Cinderella Castle, the Sanderson Sisters are back and trying to conjure up the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion in this unique stage show. Starring a wide array of Disney Villains such as Malificent, Cruella deVille, and Oogie Boogie, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular features music, dancers, and special effects.
Happy HalloWishes – 10:15. This special Halloween presentation of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks show, Wishes. Not to be missed.
Celebrate the Magic -10:00. See Cinderella Castle magically transform in this projection show.
Character Dance Parties – Dance it up with your favorite Disney Characters. Happens continuously throughout the night. Located at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland.
Special Character Meet and Greets – There will be many special character meet and greets throughout the park happening intermittently during the party. Check your map for specific locations.
Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating can be found at the following locations throughout the Magic Kingdom. Trick or Treat Trails have multiple candy stops along a route at the location. Also note that Main Street and Liberty Square feature Allergy-Friendly treat locations.
- Main Street, USA
- Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly Center)
- Jungle Cruise
- Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
- Pirates of the Caribbean queue
- Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
- Splash Mountain
- Liberty Square
- Heritage House (Allergy-Friendly Center)
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Peter Pan’s Flight queue
- Inside Pinocchio Village Haus
- Pete’s Silly Sideshow
- Carousel of Progress
- Space Mountain
- Stitch’s Great Escape
- Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Special event merchandise (including pins and apparel) will be available at the following locations
- Emporium, Main Street, U.S.A. – T-shirts, Magic Bands
- Box Office Gifts, Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Bands
- Mickey’s Star Traders – T-Shirts
- Big Top Souvenirs, Fantasyland – Event T-shirts, Trading Pins
Special Food and Beverage
- Storybook Treats: Candy Corn Soft-serve Ice Cream
- Gaston’s Tavern: Pumpkin Spiced Cupcake
- Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: Creepy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
- Main Street Bakery: Spider Cupcake, Worms & Dirt
Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package
For an additional $79 per adult or $47 per child (3-9), guests can enjoy access to special viewing areas for Mickey’s Boo-To-You parade and HalloWishes fireworks, as well as a dessert party on Tomorrowland Terrace. From 7:30-8:30, guests can gather at a special viewing area by the flagpole in Town Square for the 8:30 Boo-To-You Parade. Following the parade, guests will make their way to Tomorrowland Terrace, where they will enjoy a dessert party featuring specialty Halloween drinks and a buffet of delectable desserts. To find out more about the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package, click here.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card
During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, guests can receive a special Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card. This year’s card is Clawhauser’s Tricky Treat, featuring Clawhauser from Zootopia offering up treats to some adorable little animals. Guests can pick this up at the Firehouse, along with regular packs for the game. One card per guest. In the past, they’ve also distributed the special card from previous Halloween parties on certain nights, but that’s not guaranteed to happen.
Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in costume, but Disney has tightened the costume guidelines in recent years. This includes no masks of any kind for guests over the age of 14. Here are the guidelines for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party according to Disney:
- Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
- All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
- 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.
- Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
- Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
For Guests ages 13 and under:
- Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
For Guests ages 14 and older:
- Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
- Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
- Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
- Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats 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.
- May not wear masks of any kind.
Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
- The lines for Trick or Treating will get shorter later in the night.
- The second parade also sees much lighter crowds.
- Each Trick or Treat location offers the same candy mix, except for the Allergy Centers.
- Trick or Treat bags are handed out at the entry of the party. When you enter, grab a bag from a cast member, as well as a park map for the event.
- Have a food allergy? Talk to a cast member and they will give you a special teal bag. At non-allergy center treat spots, you’ll receive a teal token at each station that you can redeem for treats at the Allergy Centers in Main Street and Liberty Square. You can also just head to those centers to get your special treats.
- This is one of the rare occassions where adult guests are allowed to dress up in costume in the park. Normally, only guests ages 9 and under can enter the park in a costume, but during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, everyone is encouraged (but not required) to dress up in a costume. Be sure to consult Disney’s costume guidelines.
- Check out the Haunted Mansion. It’s specially lit for the night, and streetmosphere cast members tend to interact with guests in line here.
- Weeknight parties tend to be less crowded (and less expensive) than the weekend parties.
- Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. For most nights, you will receive a $6-7 discount per ticket. However, the ticket prices for advance tickets and day-of tickets are the same on certain nights.
- Annual Passholders and DVC Members receive even better discounts for most nights, with a few exclusions.
To purchase tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, check out Disney’s official website, or call 407-W-DISNEY.
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