Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Is Back at Disney World – Here’s What’s What 

Florida - Orlando - Disney - Halloween
Florida - Orlando - Disney - Halloween

Want to know what’s going on with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World in Orlando, Florida? Halloween is nearly here, and Walt Disney world is getting ready – already doling out pieces of candy.  

This year, Disney fans can expect many chances to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The event is returning to Disney’s Magic Kingdom for 38 select evenings between August and November. So, want to see what’s new? Let’s reveal Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World (2023) and what’s to know. 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates 

  • August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 
  • September: 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 
  • October: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 
  • November: 1 

When Can You Buy Tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? 

Tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party actually went on sale on May 2 for the general public. They opened sales to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green earlier.  

How Much Does Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Cost? 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $109 and go all the way up to $199 for guests ages 10 and up. Notably, prices change depending on the day and the price range remains the same as it was last year.  

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Will Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tickets Cover General Park Admission? 

Tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will include admission to Disney’s Magic Kingdom for as long as the event goes on. The event lasts from 7 PM until midnight on the nights it is going on. Guests will be permitted to enter the park beginning at 4 PM. However, all day admission isn’t included in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets. 

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Worry not though, there is usually ample time to enjoy Magic Kingdom while the event is underway as the park limits capacity to the event in order to keep line waits brief.  Also notable is that the Mickey event lasts well into the night so, it’s probably advisable to forgo visiting the park in the day.  

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – What to Do? 

Guests often plan their evening around the launch of Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade and the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show. Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular also features special castle projections and fireworks. Offer features of the event include a number of dance parties as well as performances by the Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet. 

Of course, what Disney event would be complete without a chance to see Disney characters. At Mickey’s party you’ll see characters not usually seen in the parks.  

These include Jack Skellington and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” as well as various villains and classic characters in their own Halloween costumes. A virtual queue will be in place during the event for the park’s newest attraction, TRON Lightcycle ride. 

Is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Event Worth It? 

Value is specific to each individual and depends on numerous factors. However, this particular party is a favorite for many Disney fans as it helps to get them into the Halloween spirit.  

If you want to make a concrete comparison – compare the event to a typical day at Magic Kingdom. This costs between $124 and $189 for a one-day, one-park admission.  

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Magic Kingdom’s regular hours are notably longer that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, but the experience is decidedly different because guests can experience offerings within the party that they won’t get in the park as a whole.  

Will Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Appeal to Adults? 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a party for all ages. Though many adults attend the party without any kids, the event is designed to appeal to even the youngest youngsters.  

 How Should You Dress to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?  

You of course will want to dress in your favorite Halloween costume, and you are encouraged to do just that as long as they are not “obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent” per Disney World’s Website. 

Free Food?  

Visitors to the party are free to trick-or-treat around the park, which is encouraged at the event. Unfortunately, unlike at Mickey’s Very Christmas Party, there is no free food. However, there are plenty of snacks available to buy.  

 Before planning your Disney Trip, be sure to check out Disney World Orlando – What to Pack for Winter Months as well as Disney Genie and Lighting Lane Replace FastPass – How to Get the Shortest Wait Times at WDW Orlando. 

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