The Complete Insider’s Guide To Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party At Walt Disney World #NotSoScary
It’s the most Spooktacular time of year at the Walt Disney World Resort as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a special nighttime ticketed event, ushered in the Halloween season on Friday with all the Spelltacular style that goes with being at the most Bootiful party of the year.
From all new must experience interactive experiences, to new snack treats that will leave your taste buds wanting more to the return of your perennial favorites from Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade to the Sanderson Sisters taking over the castle stage in Hocus Pocus A Villain Spectacular and the magic of everyone’s favorite Happy HallowWishes Fireworks Show high over Cinderella Castle and of course trick-or-treating, dance parties and Hex-clusive PhotoPass Magic Shots, there’s truly something for everyone at this year’s party.
Whether it’s your first time or you’re an experienced party goer, here’s our lucky 13 things you need to know before you go.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
If you don’t have your tickets yet for this year’s event, avoid disappointment and get your tickets NOW!!! With party dates selling out earlier and earlier each year, make sure you and your family are able to enjoy every magical moment with the happiest haunts on earth. Best of all, you can save $10 on your tickets compared to the day-of purchase price when you buy at least a day in advance! Day-of prices start at $85 per adult and $80 per child (ages 3-9), plus tax. The party takes place on the following dates:
- August 17, 24, 28 and 31
- September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30
- October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31
Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Day-of tickets start at $85 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For more, visit MickeyHalloween.com. Guests visiting in August or September can take advantage of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room offer with discounts of up to 25%. For details visit DisneyWorld.com/enchanted-escape/. Guests visiting in October can take advantage of resort hotel discounts of up to 20%. For details visit DisneyWorld.com/magical-holidays-room/.[KGVID]http://www.disneygals.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary-Halloween-Party-Magic-Kingdom-Walt-Disney-World-NotSoScary-30.mp4[/KGVID]
COME EARLY AND ENJOY MORE OF THE FUN
Although Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party doesn’t officially start until 7:00, your party ticket allows you to enter the Magic Kingdom as early as 4:00 pm which gives you a chance to get a head start on all of the magic that is waiting for you and your family.
Starting this year, the park closes for regular guests at 6 p.m., which allows cast members more time to filter out those regular day guests who will not be staying for the party. Party wristbands are given to party guests entering the park and are also distributed to those who present a valid party ticket at select locations on the park. Beginning at 6 p.m., cast members are stationed at various points throughout the park to direct those without the coveted wristband towards the exit. Again, get your tickets NOW!! The party we attended on Friday was sold out-don’t let this happen to you.
Make Sure To Map It Out & Grab Your Sorcer’s Card
I am the ultimate non-Disney planner. I go with the flow and immerse myself in the magic but with only 5 hours of party time and so many things to see and do, even I plan out my evening when I attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
This year with so many new things to see and do, you won’t want to miss a thing. Make sure you pick up a guide map when you first enter the event and when planning out your evening’s strategy, don’t forget to factor in which character and Magic PhotoPass shots that are a part of your “must do” list.
My best tip is to attend the second showing of Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade as many guests leave the festivities after fireworks. We discovered that during the Fireworks, there were no lines for the specialty snacks, and trust me when I say that you’ll want to try them all, and we still had a premium viewing spot.
EXCLUSIVE SORCERER’S OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM CARD
Guests attending MNSSHP can pick up an exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card. For 2018, the card features the Orange Bird and his “Juice-o-Lanterns”.
Come Dressed for the Occasion
One of everyone’s favorite parts of the party is being able to dress up for the occasion but picking the right costume is key. When choosing the right costume, remember that it’s a night filled of fun, food and trick-or-treating but also keep in mind that Florida can be very hot and humid on many of the party nights so while dressing as Anna and Olaf may have seemed like the perfect costume plan, the reality was Olaf melted early on. Before brewing up your make-believe make sure you check out the official costume guidelines for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party—or simply visit shopDisney to put together the pumpkin-perfect disguise!
- Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or 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, the park unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
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.
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.
- Masks of any kind may not be worn.
New Twists To Old Favorites
New this year to the Halloween Party are exclusive interactive experiences on your favorite classic Magic Kingdom attractions. From being on the lookout for Gunpowder Pete at Pirates of the Carribean to a new way to ride Space Mountain you won’t want to miss out on :
- On Pirates of the Caribbean, guests will interact with new live pirates who encourage everyone to be on the lookout for Gunpowder Pete, a scoundrel with an eye on the same treasure sought by Captain Jack Sparrow.
- The Mad Tea Party will take guests on a colorful teacup ride, as special lighting and other effects put a glowing new spin on the attraction at night.[KGVID]http://www.disneygals.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Mickeys-Not-So-Scary-Halloween-Party-Magic-Kingdom-Walt-Disney-World.mp4[/KGVID]
- Explorers visiting Space Mountain will hurtle through the blackness of deep space to the riffs of a new hard-rockin’ soundtrack.
- Storybook Circus welcomes the new Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring favorite Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins and Timon from “The Lion Guard.”
- New this year in Frontierland, Prospector Cactus-Flower Cate rounds up youngsters for the Frontierland Costume Promenade, encouraging them to show off their costumes in a quest for the greatest treasure in the land – candy!
Make Time To Experience Your Old Favorites
Because Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event, it means less crowds and more time to ride all of your favorite attractions. Being a party guest means you can enjoy access to dozens of beloved attractions during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, including:
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Splash Mountain
- Haunted Mansion
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- “It’s a small world”
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mad Tea Party
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- The Barnstormer
- Astro Orbiter
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Space Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
New Merchandise Means More Memories
This year, you will definitely be running “amuck, amuck, amuck” after seeing specially designed merchandise inspired by a beloved Halloween movie.
We had the opportunity to talk with Steve Miller, from the Disney Parks Blog team and merchandise guru and get an up close and personal look at all of the faboolous new merchandise. This year’s Halloween exclusives honor the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite movie, Hocus Pocus From apparel to a Passholder exclusive tote bag, these items are a great way to remember both the motion picture and the wonderful ‘Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular’ stage show hosted by the sisters during the party.
No costume for the party-no worries because with these great new t-shirts resembling the outfits worn by the Sanderson Sisters, you’ll be part of the Halloween fun. Other “Hocus Pocus” products include a black-colored Spirit Jersey adorned with a phrase uttered by the mischievous siblings, a cauldron-shaped mug, and a light-up ornament complete with a sculpted image of the trio.
Also making a return are the ever-popular favorites including the every popular short- and long-sleeved apparel, and a brightly colored ear hat ornament. Painted with orange, black and purple hues, each item shows Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse enjoying the festivities while dressed for the season. Annual Passholders will discover several exclusively developed products, from a raglan top that has glow-in-the-dark printing to an Orange Bird collectible pin. These items will only be sold to Passholders, making them an extra special treat.
Other pins this year showcase Disney characters enjoying sweet party treats such as popcorn, cupcakes and candy. A villain-inspired boxed pin set adds an element of mystery to the evening. There are 12 pins in this collection and each box contains two randomly selected pins, which includes four limited edition chaser pins.
Rounding out the event merchandise collection, guests will find a retail MagicBand with an edition size of 4,000. Presented in a decorative box with glow-in-the-dark ink, guests can use this MagicBand 2 design to unlock the magic of a Disney vacation, from going directly to their resort room after their arrival to effortless theme-park entry, FastPass+ redemption, Disney PhotoPass association and more. The best locations to find these items during the event is Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. and Big Top Souvenirs in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland. Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland will also offer the event pins.
Experience The Magic Of Being Made Over By Your Own Fairy Godmother
If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own personal fairy godmother to transform you, then Character Couture makeover is for you and is the perfect addition to your Halloween Party experience which allows you to take your Disney style to the We were treated to an exclusive demonstration and learned that part of the magic of these transformations is that each and every makeover is unique and custom designed just for you.
Available at select Walt Disney World Resort hotel salons and spas, Character Couture packages include sophisticated hairstyles, detailed makeup, and nail designs inspired by any Disney character a guest chooses.
The makeovers are only limited by your imagination and include everything from transforming into villainous Ursula, a classic Minnie Mouse, or a glamorous Cinderella or any of the other character styles including princess, villains, fab five, “galactic” styles and “hero/heroine”styles, the possibilities are endless and the best part, they for all of you Disney Gals and Disney Guys. They are the perfect addition to your Halloween costume for the evening, special event or just for no reason at all. For more information or to book yours today, call 407-939-7727.
Trick-or-Treat Throughout the Park
Trick-or-treating is available in these locations in 2018:
Main Street U.S.A.
- Market Street (until 8 p.m.)
- Pinocchio Village Haus
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Pete’s Silly Sideshow
- Ariel’s Grotto
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
- Carousel of Progress
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
- Jungle Cruise
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Splash Mountain
- Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Columbia Harbor House
Come With An Appetite
Part of the magic of Disney is that no calories consumed really count and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the perfect time to indulge in all of your hauntingly delicious snacks created exclusively for the party.
Here’s your list of all the treats you can find at this year’s Halloween celebration.
No-So-Poison Apple Cupcake – Main Street Bakery (available daily through October 31)
Magic mirror on the wall…show me the tastiest cupcake of them all! Snow White would definitely love to eat this spiced “apple” cupcake with pecan crunch and buttercream.
Halloween Cinnamon Roll – Main Street Bakery (available daily through October 31)
This deliciously spooky Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll is topped with icing and a chocolate spider web.
Pumpkin Cheesecake – Main Street Bakery (available on party nights only)
Topped with a chocolate Mickey Pumpkin, the gluten-friendly Pumpkin Cheesecake is sure to be a ghoulish delight with gluten-friendly vanilla pecan cake and caramel glaze.
Minnie Witch Brownie – Casey’s Corner (available daily through October 31)
This decadent brownie just flew in to Casey’s Corner and is topped with a white chocolate piece featuring the one and only FABULOUS Minnie Mouse, dressed in her Halloween best!
Hades Nachos – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café (available on party nights only)
Turn up the heat with the Hades Nachos. These black bean nacho chips are topped with fiery buffalo chicken and your choice of toppings from the topping bar!
Worms & Dirt – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café (available on party nights only; available daily starting October 1)
These gummy worms have been laid to rest. No mourning, please, at their request. The Worms & Dirt chocolate pudding comes topped with gluten-friendly cake crumbs, gummy worms, and a chocolate gravestone.
Treats at the Cider House (available on party nights only)
Nearby at the Cider House (Golden Oak Outpost), you’ll find some refreshing Apple Cider. Pair it with a Warm Caramel-Stuffed Pretzel or a few Cinnamon Donuts and you’ve got yourself a frighteningly sweet snack!
Zero Waffle Sundae – Sleepy Hollow (available on party nights only; available daily starting October 1)
Everyone’s favorite ghostly good boy, Zero, has some special pumpkin waffles for you here at Sleepy Hollow. This sundae comes topped vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, and a caramel drizzle.
Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop – Sleepy Hollow (available on party nights only)
If there is an empty place inside those bones, then you should fill it with the Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop. It comes layered with chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white chocolate and dark chocolate crispy pearls, dark chocolate curls, and a white chocolate Jack Skellington piece.
Madame Leota Dessert – Liberty Square Market (available on party nights only)
Dear, sweet Leota, beloved by all. In regions beyond now, but having a ball-shaped dessert. You don’t need a fortune teller to see this sweet treat in your future! The Madame Leota Dessert has a vanilla tart shell filled with toasted marshmallow pastry crème and topped with crispy pearls, chocolate, and a hard candy garnish.
Hitchhiking Ghost Dessert – Aloha Isle (available on party nights only)
These hungry ghosts have hitchhiked all the way to Adventureland – and they’ve brought this Doom Buggy-inspired Cream Puff with them! It’s filled with cookies and cream mousse and topped with a chocolate piece featuring the Hitchhiking Ghosts.
Oogie Boogie Meringue – Gaston’s Tavern (available on party nights only)
You’re joking! You’re JOKING! This thing is gluten-friendly? That’s right – this pomegranate-cherry gelée with gummy worms is topped with glow-in-the-dark meringue AND it’s gluten-friendly. How cool is that?
Maleficent Dessert – Storybook Treats (available daily through October 31)
Candy Corn Milkshake – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (available daily through October 31)
We didn’t just stop at candy corn ice cream. This year we’ve created the Candy Corn Milkshake! The perfect Halloween treat – it’s topped with cotton candy and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow.
Muenster Smash Burger – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café (available on party nights only)
Feed that monstrous appetite with the Muenster Smash Burger served on a black bun with Muenster cheese, tots, and Sriracha aïoli.
Popcorn – Various Popcorn Carts Throughout the Park
If you’re looking for those fun popcorn buckets, then check out the Novelty Guide to Halloween 2018 at Disney Parks for all the latest info and where to find them! Remember, these treats are only available Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights starting at 7 pm (unless otherwise noted above). This special ticketed event occurs on select nights August 17–October 31. The best part is that many of these items may materialize in mobile order service on the My Disney Experience app!
Villainous Entertainment Awaits You
“Boo to you, and you, and you, and you and you and you and you and you-Happy Halloween” Admit it, you just sang that now didn’t you! One of my favorite parts of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the spooktacular shows and entertainment that awaits you and that can only be enjoyed by attending the festivities. Many of the best seating is at the later shows and as always, with Florida’s ever-changing weather, shows can be canceled due to inclement weather so be sure to plan accordingly so as not to miss your favorites.[KGVID]http://www.disneygals.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Mickeys-Not-So-Scary-Halloween-Party-Magic-Kingdom-Walt-Disney-World.mp4[/KGVID]
Show Times for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Entertainment:
- Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade – 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.
- Happy HalloWishes Fireworks – 10:15 p.m.
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.
- The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet- 7:00, 7:45, 8:30 and 10:30 In Frontierland
- Frontierland Costume Promenade-8:50 and 10:50
- Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball-7:00-Midnight-Tomorrowland Rockettower Plaza Stage
- Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam -7:00-10:00 Storybook Circus
Some of the best parade seating is in Liberty Square and Frontierland and while other spots such as Main Street and in front of the castle will find people staking out seats an hour or two ahead of time, we found great seats there 30 minutes before the first parade and 10 minutes before the second parade without fighting the crowds allowing more time to enjoy all of the party fun. New to the parade this year is Captain Hook and his merry gang of Pirates and Peter Pan favorites are now dancing and interacting through the streets while Captain Jack Sparrow has now taken command of the pirate ship.
It’s All About Character Encounters
It wouldn’t be a Halloween party with characters and the best part is many of these beloved Disney characters only come out to play on Halloween party nights. Don’t miss out on meeting your favorites.
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
- Jack Skellington and Sally
- Anastasia and Drizzella
- Seven Dwarfs *
- Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, Mad Hatter
- Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger
- Ariel and Eric
- Belle and Gaston
- Minnie Mouse
- Cruella DeVil *
- Daisy Duck
- Princess Tiana
- Princess Elena
- Donald Duck
- Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear a.k.a. Lotso
- Tarzan, Jane and Terk
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Aladdin, Abu, Genie, Jasmine
Lines can form early and stay long throughout the night so plan accordingly but getting to talk to Jack Skellington himself and have him send his biggest fan a special Happy Birthday with, worth every moment.
Extra Magical Touches
As if just being at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party wasn’t magical all onto itself, there are a few extra magical touches that you can add to make this the most Bootiful night ever. This year you can add the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Package which provides a Halloween-themed version of the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party. The price is $84/adult and $50/child.Just think about the look on their faces when you surprise them with a private viewing spot to take in the HallowWishes Fireworks from the Tomorrowland Terrace and the desserts fit for a king and queen.
Staying on property during September and October? Then why not extend the magic by adding the extra magic of ordering the special in-room celebration called Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration where your room can be decorated for the occasion.
It’s the Happiest Haunting on Earth. The witching hour is here, so get your favorite costume ready for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event in Magic Kingdom park!
Don’t miss your chance to collect candies, sweets and frightfully delightful treats—all while the park hosts grim grinning ghosts, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night. Best of all: since the tone of this event is “not-so-scary,” that means children of every age can enjoy the fun! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is waiting for you now on select nights at the Walt Disney World Resort. Don’t wait-get your tickets now! What’s your best Halloween Party tip?