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Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Disney World

It might be starting to feel like summer where we are, but we’re already daydreaming about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018. And why not? Tickets are officially on sale, and we almost can’t wait for fall in the Magic Kingdom!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party sign

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a fun and festive, specially ticketed event that includes rare character meet-and-greets, awesome party treats, stellar Halloween entertainment, and loads of candy! Here is our Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party so you don’t miss a thing!

BOO! from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

BOO! from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Buy a Separate Ticket

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a specially ticketed event, so you’ll want to buy your ticket ahead of time or when you arrive at the park on the night you’re planning to attend the party.

Fall in Magic Kingdom

Fall in Magic Kingdom

Only 20,000 tickets are sold for each night of the party, so beware: if you want to attend a party close to Halloween proper, definitely buy your ticket ahead of time because those parties do sell out.

Dates and Times

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party officially starts at 7PM on party nights — with regular park guests being ushered out around 6PM. In the past, those with Halloween Party tickets/wristbands were typically allowed to enter the park at 4PM. However, we’re hearing things might be different this year, so don’t rely on that 4PM entry.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will run on the following dates in 2018:

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Dressing Up in Costume

Guests attending the Halloween Party are allowed — and encouraged — to dress up. But for guests 14 and older, there are some rules. You’ll want to check party details for specifics, but some of those rules include no masks, no layers, and some character-specific limitations.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party = Costumes Galore!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party = Costumes Galore!

Otherwise — have fun! We’ve seen families with themed costumes, couples representing famous Disney duos, and plenty of cute kids evoking their favorite characters!

Rides and Attractions

Magic Kingdom rides and attractions do run throughout the party, but your Halloween Party time might be better spent on the party-exclusive entertainment and activities rather than enjoying rides you can jump on any day.

Evening at the Party!

Evening at the Party!

If you do enter the park before the start of the party, you can use those hours to ride some of your favorites, thus freeing up your party time for party things!

Halloween Party Eats and Treats

Food is available throughout the party all over the park — at table service and quick service locations as well as Trick or Treat locations!

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

That’s right: you can Trick or Treat during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party — and you’ll definitely want to! When you check in, you’ll get a treat bag, and all you have to do is hit up as many candy spots as you desire. Cast members will load you up with quality candy like M&Ms, Skittles, Milky Way Bars, and more! (It’s not unheard of to fill your bag with just a few stops; cast members are very generous with the candy!)

Trick-or-Treat in the Magic Kingdom

Trick-or-Treat in the Magic Kingdom

When you’re not snagging that candy, grab specialty party eats! These are pastries and desserts made exclusively for the party, and they’re not your average cupcakes, y’all! In 2017, Haunted Mansion Tarts were all the rage with good reason!

Click here to see EVERY Halloween party Treat in 2017!

Chocolate and peanut butter and stretching room: oh my!

Chocolate and peanut butter and stretching room: oh my!

There are also Halloween treats available all day long — not just during the party hours — like the delicious Halloween Cinnamon Roll (which we loved!). And of course, you can always find holiday-specific treats at popular spots like the Main Street Confectionery and the Emporium.

Halloween-inspired cinnamon roll!

Halloween-inspired cinnamon roll!

Allergen-Free Treats

One of the great things about partying at the Magic Kingdom for Halloween is the availability of allergen-free treats in various park locations. These locations will be marked on  your party map, but they’re usually at Town Hall and in the Liberty Square.

Allergy-friendly treats token

Allergy-friendly treats token

Those in need of alternative treats will receive tokens, which they then turn in for lots of specialty candies, cookies, and non-food items. It’s a terrific way to make sure that every member of your party can enjoy themselves!

Allergy-friendly trick-or-treat spot

Allergy-friendly trick-or-treat spot

Entertainment

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is known for its world-class, only-available-here entertainment. You’ll definitely want to check out the Boo To You Parade that runs at 9:15 and 11:15 — and stake out your spot before the parade begins! That’s how you can guarantee you’ll see the infamous Headless Horseman, who opens the parade by taking a ride on horseback through the parade route! The Horseman is followed by the Gravediggers with their clanging shovels and lots of Disney Villains!

Headless Horseman Rides in Magic Kingdom (c) Disney -- See Him Up Close and Personal!

Headless Horseman Rides in Magic Kingdom (c) Disney — See Him Up Close and Personal!

You’ll also want to catch the Hocus Pocus Villain Spooktacular in front of the castle at 8:15, 10:45, or Midnight. This musical extravaganza features the sisters of Hocus Pocus and even more villains! Hallowishes Fireworks is a classic 360-degree fireworks show with a Halloween-worthy soundtrack.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Guests can dance with their friends from Monsters, Inc., in Tomorrowland at the Monsters Scream-O-Ween Ball, where Sully shakes his furry groove thing! And all around the park, characters are out in their spookiest Halloween attire. Find rare characters like Jack and Sally (whose line is enormous!); Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, and the Queen of Hearts; and Winnie the Pooh friends! (Peruse your Party Pamphlet for character locations!)

Merchandise

Finally, don’t forget to browse that party-exclusive merchandise, including tee shirts, pins, and limited-edition Magic Bands (2017’s smelled like chocolate!). Passholders will find even more exclusive merch! These make great souvenirs and reminders of your spook-errific night in the Magic Kingdom!

So much merchandise!

So much merchandise!

So Happy Halloween, Disney friends, and don’t miss any of the fun at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

And if you just can’t wait to see what it’s all about, check out our footage from the 2017 Party!

What’s your favorite park of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Tell us in the comments below! 

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