If you plan on being at Disney World in the months of September or October, you may want to check out Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. For a (rather large) fee, you purchase wrist bands that will give you entry into the Not So Scary Halloween celebration after the park closes to regular guests.
During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, you will see a one of a kind Boo to You parade, Happy HalloWishes firework spectacular, chance to meet hard to find Disney characters, as well as get a trick or treating experience beyond words. If you are on the fence on whether or not you want to get tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, let me tell you it is definitely worth the extra cost.
Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
I am not a huge Halloween fan, but you can’t help but love the way Magic Kingdom does Halloween. As everyone knows, Disney is known for its attention to detail and their Halloween displays don’t disappoint. You’ll find Halloween decor throughout the Magic Kingdom. Take your time to look at everything. There are decorations from the light posts to the gift shop windows.
Not only will you feast your eyes on decor, you will have plenty of creative costumes to enjoy! EVERYONE young and old dresses up for this party. Choose your costumes carefully. There are specific regulations in regards to costumes for adults so make sure you read THIS before you go. Here are the basics:
GUESTS AGES 0-13
- 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+
- 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.
When you arrive at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, cast members will give each person a bag to collect their treats. You will find treat stops throughout the park (as listed on your map). Cast members are very generous with handing out yummy goodies so don’t feel like you have to hit each treat location! Your bag will be plenty full after just a few stops! If you have food allergies, be sure to check your map for peanut free stops.
This is the one time of year the park can get very dark. I would suggest bringing lanterns, glow sticks, or small flashlights for little ones who are usually uncomfortable in dark settings.
One thing that is the true highlight of the party is the Boo to You parade. If you are planning to attend the parade, get a spot early so that you can see the Headless Horseman parade processional. One of the best aspects to this parade is that you get to see all your favorite Disney characters dressed up in their own Halloween costumes!
There are moments that the parade can be scary for the little ones. Prepare small kids in advance that they will see zombies & some of Disney’s villains. I believe that if you prep them in advance that it is all in good fun, that they won’t be afraid.
If you love character meet & greets, here is your chance to meet some Disney characters that rarely make an appearance (like the Disney villains). Be prepared for some pretty long lines! Luckily, if you grab some candy from the trick or treat stations, that will keep your kids distracted while you wait!
At the end of the evening, you won’t want to miss the stage show which ends with a beautiful Happy HalloWishes Firework Display. If want to get a head start out & can time it just right, the view is pretty spectacular (minus the noise) on the monorail!
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Have you attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? What was your favorite part?