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2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

We are so excited to announce that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be returning this Fall! And if you are planning to go this year, you will want to be prepared.

This is an expensive event to attend and in order to get your money’s worth, planning is key. That means knowing all Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips!

Disney Characters Dressed up for Halloween
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Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

This special-ticket event runs select nights from August 12 to October 31, 2023.  It doesn’t occur every night, so be sure to check to see if it is going to be going on while you are there. You can see based on previous dates, when it will begin and end.

2023 Halloween Party at Disney
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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 Dates

  • August 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • September 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets are SOLD OUT

The first thing you will want to do if you haven’t already purchased your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Tickets in advance.

Believe me, I have seen it happen far too often; people will arrive on the day of the party without tickets thinking they can just get them at the ticket counter. Instead, they will find signs posted that the party is SOLD OUT.

Don’t let this happen to you!

Get your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween tickets ahead of time (and at a DISCOUNT when you buy them through Undercover Tourist)!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2023 Ticket Prices

Friday, August 11, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 15, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, August 18, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 22, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, August 25, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 29, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, September 1, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Monday, September 4, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, September 8, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sunday, September 10, 2023$119$109
Tuesday, September 12, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, September 15, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sunday, September 17, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 19, 2023$149$139
Friday, September 22, 2023$149$139
Sunday, September 24, 2023$149$139
Tuesday, September 26, 2023$149$139
Thursday, September 28, 2023$149$139
Friday, September 29, 2023$149$139
Sunday, October 1, 2023$149$139
Tuesday, October 3, 2023$169$159
Thursday, October 5, 2023$169$159
Friday, October 6, 2023$189$179
Monday, October 9, 2023$169$159
Tuesday, October 10, 2023$169$159
Thursday, October 12, 2023$169$159
Friday, October 13, 2023$189$179
Sunday, October 15, 2023$169$159
Tuesday, October 17, 2023$169$159
Thursday, October 19, 2023$169$159
Friday, October 20, 2023$189$179
Sunday, October 22, 2023$169$159
Tuesday, October 24, 2023$169$159
Thursday, October 26, 2023$169$159
Friday, October 27, 2023$189$179
Sunday, October 29, 2023$199$189
Tuesday, October 31, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Wednesday, November 1, 2023$199$189
Disney Halloween Hitchhiking Ghosts

Choosing the Right Costume for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Once you have your tickets, you are ready to start costume planning! EVERYONE young and old dresses up for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween 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 Basic Disney Halloween Costume Rules:


  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and the eyes are visible.


  • 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 entire face.
Dressing up for Disney Halloween Party

You will find that many families choose themed costumes. They might all come as Pirates or Monsters from Monsters Inc. Others, don’t wear costumes at all! 

We’ve got a whole list of really great Disney character costumes you can get inspiration from.

And if you don’t want a costume, that’s okay too! There are plenty of cute Disney Halloween shirts on the market!

10 of Our Favorite Disney Halloween Family Shirts

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Getting into the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

When guests arrive for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, they will be given a special wristband to let cast members know they have paid to be in Magic Kingdom for the party.

One of the first things people ask is how Disney does crowd control for events when people are already in the park.

If you are in Magic Kingdom on the same day as they have Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and DON’T have a ticket to the party, you will have to exit the park before the party starts.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Wrist Band

You will find that Cast Members will be looking for those bands as it gets closer for the park to close for non-party guests. If you don’t have a wristband, you will be told that it is time for you to leave.

They will also announce this to park guests several times on loudspeakers closer to the time the Halloween party begins.

If you are already at the park ahead of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party and do have tickets to attend, you will find cast members in various locations in each of the lands scanning tickets and handing out wristbands and treat bags.

Map for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party

Rides Open During the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Not all rides are open and there are NO fast passes available during the party. These are the rides & attractions open during the Disney Halloween Party:


  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain

Liberty Square

  • 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

Storybook Circus

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer


  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
Disney Halloween Stations

Trick or Treating at the Halloween Party

When you arrive at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, cast members will give each person a bag to collect their goodies.

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 completely full after just a few stops!

If you have food allergies, be sure to check your map for peanut-free stops.

Jack Skellington Meet & Greet at Halloween Party
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Halloween Character Meet & Greets

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!

Boo to You Parade at Disney

Boo to You Parade

One thing that is the true highlight of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween 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.

Halloween Parade at Disney

One of the best aspects of this parade is that you get to see all your favorite Disney characters dressed up in their own Halloween costumes and see characters that rarely make an appearance!

Scary Moments at Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Boo to You Parade

There are moments when the parade can be scary for the little ones. Prepare small kids in advance that they will see zombies & some of Disney’s villains.

Queen of Hearts at Disney Halloween Parade
Courtesy Disney

I believe that if you prep them in advance that it is all in good fun, they won’t be afraid.

Hocus Pocus at Disney
Courtesy Disney

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!

If you love the movie Hocus Pocus, you won’t want to miss the stage show at Cinderella Castle! The Sanderson Sisters will “put a spell on you.”

Disney Halloween Fireworks show
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Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks

At the end of the evening, you won’t want to miss the stage show which features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy getting spirited away to a mysterious haunted house where they encounter dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts, and a sinister gathering of Disney villains! 

After the show, the sky will light up with a beautiful fireworks display like only Disney can do!

NEW at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

For the Disney 100th Anniversary celebration, you will find added elements:

  • New 3D photo backdrops throughout the park for selfies.
  • A reusable treat bag featuring a design inspired by Halloween and the 100th Anniversary celebration.
  • A commemorative print keepsake themed to Halloween and the 100th Anniversary celebration.
Scarecrows in Magic Kingdom at Halloween

2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tips:

You can actually enter the park as early as 4 pm!

Guests who were at the Magic Kingdom earlier in the day and didn’t purchase tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party must leave by 7 pm.

If you are already going to be at Magic Kingdom prior to the party, you will find wristband stations in the park.

You do not need to bring your own trick-or-treat bags, they are provided for you. There are trick or street stations throughout the park.

Don’t go when they first start. The lines are ridiculous. Go after the parade for the quickest lines!

Grabbing dinner in the park? Not all restaurants are open. Be sure to look at the Halloween Party map to see which ones are open during the party.

Want to meet characters? Plan to get to the line early and give yourself between 30 min-1 hour for the waiting time.

he all-new Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam.
Courtesy Disney

OR go to the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam at Storybook Circus where you can dance with some of your favorite Disney characters.

Want a great parade view? You will need to find a seat 30-45 minutes prior to the start. This parade begins in Frontierland and runs through Main Street and begins with the headless horsemen.

Halloween Pop Tart Like Treat

There are special treats for Halloween and some are only available at the Halloween Party and only available at certain locations in the park.

Plan to stop and get your one-of-a-kind treats while in these parts of the park so you don’t waste time running from one side of the park to the other.

Fantasyland is closed during the Fireworks, so ride those rides earlier in the evening.

Courtesy Disney

If you wait in line at Haunted Mansion, you might be surprised to find a ghost talking to the crowd!

The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet will make appearances during the event! Look for them at Frontierland.

Disney World Halloween Party at Night

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.

We hope that our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tips help you to plan the most magical night ever! Have you been to Disney’s Halloween party? What was your favorite part?

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