Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Yea or Nay
Trick Or Treat!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Yea or Nay. Celebrate with Mickey and all his pals at the Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This annual Hard Ticket event (separate ticket for the event) has many dates.
Dates and Prices
August- 25, 29
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
October 1, 3, 5, 6 ,9, 10, 12,13,15,19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
This is an increase in the number of dates from previous years totaling 32 great nights! Well, maybe not so great for general admission ticket holders. General admission ticket holders only have until 7 PM (for the above dates) before they are guided to the park’s exit. It’s frustrating if you are not planning to attend this event, especially with so many event dates for the month of October.
August 25, 29
Advance Purchase –
Adult $74.00 plus tax, Child $69.00
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17, 24
Adult $74.00 plus tax, Child 69.00 plus tax
September 19, 26
Adult $79.00 plus tax, Child $74.00 plus tax
September 15, 22, 29
Adult $88.00 plus tax, Child $83.00 plus tax
Advance Purchase –
Ault $88.00 plus tax, Child $83.00 plus tax
October 3, 5, 9, 10,12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26
Adult $99.00 plus tax, Child $89.00 plus tax
October 6, 13, 20, 27, 29
Adult $99.00 plus tax, Child $94.00 plus tax
Adult $115.00 plus tax, Child $110.00 plus tax
Adult $94.00 plus tax, Child $89.00 plus tax
Price Increase Every Year
Admission tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a bit pricey as it has increased every year. Buying your tickets in advance, online, are a little cheaper. August and the beginning of September are cheaper (not by much), while Halloween night is the most expensive of them all. As much as I enjoy MNSSHP, I will not pay over hundred dollars for this ticket. Sorry, no way, no how! That’s just me.
A true, but NOT Disney advertised fact is: special event ticket holders may enter the Magic Kingdom at 4 PM, three hours before the party starts (7 PM). This small-time frame is perfect for any rides you are able to score some FastPasses for. No FastPasses are available for the MNSSHP.
Many guest love to dress in their finest Halloween costumes for the occasion, while many don’t. There is absolutely no pressure to dress up. If your heart’s desire is to dress for the occasion, keep in mind there are rules.
Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could distract 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.
be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violence.
may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike the other guests
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 prompts that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
Costumes may not reach or drag on the grounds, (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 lightsabers, 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.
Guests are given Trick or Treat bags to be used at the many Trick or Treat stations throughout the Magic Kingdom Park. A tidbit of advice; save your Trick-or-Treating for later in the evening. All the Trick-or-Treating stations have the same candy and you are unlimited in a number of times to go back to the same location for more candy. It’s just a bit of a small annoyance to carry candy the entire evening. Trick or Treating locations are visible on the park map, be sure to pick up a map upon entering the park.
Guests of all ages may Trick or Treat, don’t be shy, have a good time! Many guests have food allergies, no worries, Disney has your back! When receiving your complimentary Trick or Treat bag, ask the cast member for an Allergy Awareness Trick or Treat bag, it’s teal, (the official color for food allergy awareness). When cast members see your teal bag, they will give you a teal token. These teal tokens can be redeemed at Allergy Friendly Centers located in the park. You’ll receive your special treats. I must say the selection is quite large, a menu is visible to make your treat pick. For the Magic Kingdom famous snacks click here.
Let’s get to the entertainment, Mickey’s Boo–To–You Parade is one of my favorites. Not much has changed from prior years. The floats are the same, however, the characters on them have switched around. As it has been years before, the Headless Horseman gallops down Main Street to start the Parade.
There are two Mickey’s Boo- To- You Parade showings, one at 9:15 PM and the next 11:15 PM. I prefer the later parade; the crowds could be a bit thinner and it breaks up the time of other shows and activities. You may like to see the parade two times. That’s great! Whatever floats your boat! Enjoy!
Mickey and his pals are all in the parade. If Disney’s princesses or your focus, they are there! The parade has a troop of creepy gravediggers with their shovels creating a unique “beat”. Peter Pan is with his pirate “friend-enemies”. Disney villains float by in true character. Overall, a festive Halloween parade and it’s beyond ordinary.
I am often asked about the bests viewing location for the parade. My answer is a little complex. If you are viewing the parade to take amazing pictures your best location would be down Main Street, the center area where your view is all on Main Street with Cinderella Castle in the background. It always makes the bests pictures, however, the lack of lighting during the parade, could be challenging. If you are looking just for a great place to view the parade – that’s simple, anywhere on the parade route.
Meet and Greet
During MNSSHP, there are many Meet and Greet locations throughout the Magic Kingdom. We really don’t take part for a couple of reasons. These are my personal feelings, I will not and would never discourage others to avoid Meet and Greets based on my feelings. My husband and I see so many children waiting on the long lines to meet their favorite characters/heroes, we don’t want to add to their wait time. We feel it is more important to the children. Another reason is simply that there are so many other activities to do.
Don’t Miss the Shows
The Dapper Dans or for the sake of Halloween, The Cadaver Dans, performs in Frontierland. You can see any of their five performances through the night at 715, 8:00, 850, 955 and 1050. All spooky songs with some humor, I highly recommend seeing at least one of these performances.
At Cinderella’s Castle Stage is a fantastic show, you won’t want to miss, Hocus-Pocus Villain’s Spectacular. Hosted by the three sisters from the Disney film, Hocus-Pocus, featuring many Villain Masters from Disney’s favorites like Dr. Facilier, and Oogie Boogie. It’s definitely a must see with all its special effects.
With so much festivities you’ll just want to dance! That’s what you just do! There’s a dance party with many Pixar characters. Getting your groove on is easy to do with loud music, flashing lights and great beat!
All that dancing might give you the case of the munchies. This would be the best time to chow down on MNSSHP exclusive special treats.
– Mickey’s Halloween Cupcake
a chocolate cupcake filled with purple marshmallow topped with orange vanilla buttercream
-Mickey Shaped Cinnamon Roll
drizzled orange icing with a chocolate spider web
-Pumpkin Flavored Ice Cream
(title says it all)
-Pumpkin Cheesecake Dome
graham cracker strudel with an orange white chocolate glaze topped with a white chocolate Mickey
-Jack Skellington dessert
vanilla pannacotta, chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white chocolate, dark chocolate crisp pearls, dark curls and Jack Killington in white chocolate (push pop)
-Artistic Haunted Mansion Dessert Tarts (four varieties to pick from)
- chocolate ganache topped with Oreo pannacotta
- raspberry compote topped with white chocolate mousse
- chocolate ganache and topped with peanut butter icing
- chocolate with lemon curd and topped with strawberry mousse
-Pumpkin Mickey Waffle
served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles and caramel sauce
-Worms and Dirt
a chocolate gravestone with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse with a chocolate glaze, Oreo crumbs and gummy worms
-Candy Corn Ice Cream
candy corn – it’s just vanilla ice cream
-Vampire Mickey Brownies
brownie shaped as Mickey Mouse
You may want to splurge for the HalloWishes Dessert Party. This is an additional price costing $79 per adult and $49 per child. This dessert party includes desserts and viewing of Happy HolloWishes Nighttime Spectacular. Desserts are plentiful, items such as chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, cupcakes, fruit, ice cream, etc. Signature lemonades, coffee, tea, specialty drinks and hot chocolate will be served.
The Hallowishes Desert Party is “nice” to try once, but I don’t recommend it at all. It may sound silly but if I am paying that additional money for small portion desserts accompanied with a cup of coffee, I would want to be guaranteed a seat. You aren’t guaranteed a seat but you are guaranteed a view, which isn’t that great.
Get ready for Happy HolloWishes Fireworks at 10:15 PM. The best part of the night in my book. Pyrotechnic effects along with Disney’s creepy classic music like “Poor Unfortunate Souls” and “Oogie Boogie” or “Night on Bald Mountain” to name a few. Nothing compares to Disney’s fireworks, my husband and I always look forward viewing such a spectacular show.
MNSSHP doesn’t change much year-to-year. I still attend even when I know exactly what to expect. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s just worth coming year after year. I love the parks decorations for the season. Disney always amazes me on creating the right feel for the season.
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