Ultimate Guide To Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2024

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is back again in 2024 and there’s more to see and do during this special ticketed event than ever before! From trick-or-treating, to rare character meet-and-greets, to entertainment you can only see during the event, you’re sure to have a spooky good time. So, whether this is your first, second, or twentieth time attending the Halloween party, we’ve got everything you need to know to plan for and make the most out of your evening!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

What Is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween during your Walt Disney World vacation, then Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the perfect event for you. This separately ticketed event is held annually on select nights in the fall at Magic Kingdom in Disney World. It’s a family-friendly event that’s perfect for all ages – even if you’re on an adults-only trip!

During the party, Magic Kingdom is transformed into a Halloween wonderland filled with spooky decorations, special entertainment, and LOTS of candy. The usual Disney World costume rules change for just these nights and anyone who attends is encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes just like they would on Halloween. And – trust us – people get creative!

Some of the highlights of the event include an exclusive Halloween-themed parade, fireworks show, and stage show. Plus, characters that usually can’t be spotted in the parks come out for meet and greets or dance the night away at dance parties throughout the park. And, because this is a separately ticketed event, party-goers get to enjoy fewer crowds and lower wait times for popular attractions throughout the park.

When is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

In 2024, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place on select nights in Magic Kingdom from August 9th to October 31st. Each event begins at 7PM and ends at midnight. If you plan on attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, it’s important to know when the event is being held so that you can plan your vacation accordingly.

The dates for the 2024 event have been announced and are as follows:

  • August: 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30
  • September: 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, and 29
  • October: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, and 31

While the Halloween party festivities don’t begin until 7PM, it is worth noting that anyone who purchases a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket can enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4PM. However, if you’d like to go to Magic Kingdom or another Disney Park earlier in the day, you will need to purchase a separate theme park ticket.

Keep in mind that these dates are subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to check the official Walt Disney World website for the most up-to-date information.

How much do Halloween party tickets cost?

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a ticketed event that is a separate cost from your theme park tickets. In 2024, ticket prices for the event begin at $119 and go up to $199 per person, plus tax. The price varies based on the date of the event. Though, you can generally expect ticket prices to be cheaper in August and most expensive in October as Halloween approaches.

If you’re a Disney World Annual Passholder or a Disney Vacation Club Member, you can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This discount is valid only for select nights in August and September. Cast Members can also save on select nights.

When are Halloween Party Tickets available?

If you’re planning on attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you’ll want to make sure you know when tickets are available and mark your calendar – tickets can go fast and often sell out early. The good news is that tickets are released well in advance of the event, so you have plenty of time to plan.

For guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green are able to purchase tickets for the event beginning May 8th, 2024. All other guests can purchase tickets beginning May 15th, 2024.

To purchase tickets, you can visit the official Disney website at Disneyworld.com/Halloween. Or, you can call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-934-7639 to purchase your tickets over the phone.

It’s important to note that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a popular event, and tickets often sell out quickly. If you’re planning on attending, it’s a good idea to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Event-Exclusive Entertainment

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an event that offers a ton of exclusive entertainment options that are only available during the event. Here are some of the highlights:

Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade

This parade is a must-see event during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It features classic Disney characters dressed up in Halloween costumes and special floats that are only seen during the parade. The parade kicks off with the Headless Horseman, who rides down the parade route before the start of the parade. Some of the highlights include Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow, and Daisy Duck dressed as the Sanderson Sisters, Hitchhiking Ghosts and other characters from the Haunted Mansion ride, and Disney Villains.

In 2024, the parade will take place at 8:15PM and 11:15PM on party nights. The earlier parade time is usually the most crowded, so we suggest waiting to see it later in the evening if you can.

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Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show

Disney’s traditional fireworks show takes a pause on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights to make way for an exclusive Halloween-themed show – Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular! Hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, party guests are treated to a spooky-themed fireworks show featuring lasers, projections, and more.

In 2024, the fireworks show will take place at 10PM on party nights. We recommend finding a spot to watch about 30 minutes prior to the show, as Main Street, U.S.A. can fill up fast with party-goers ready to see the fireworks.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Stage Show

This stage show takes place on the Cinderella Castle stage and is based on the popular Disney movie Hocus Pocus. You can expect to see the Sanderson Sisters along with other popular Disney villains including Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, and Maleficent. The show includes special effects and a variety of Halloween-themed songs.

In 2024, the stage show will take place at 9:05PM, 10:40PM, and 12AM on party nights between August 9th and September 28th, and at 7:40PM, 9:05PM, 10:40PM, and 12AM on party nights between September 29th through October 31st,

Rare Character Meet-and-Greets

During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you have the opportunity to meet rare Disney characters who are not usually available for meet-and-greets. And, even the ones that are usually out to meet day guests are dressed up in their very own Halloween costumes during the party. Some of the rare characters that have been out in previous years include Tarzan and Jane, Disney Princes (greeting with their Princess counterparts), and several Disney villains.

Dance Parties

There’s a whole lot to keep you busy over the five-hour Halloween party and one of the most fun ways to celebrate is by dancing along with your favorite Disney characters! Throughout Magic Kingdom, there are four different locations with DJs or other musical entertainment to enjoy. In 2024, this includes:

  • Disney Junior Jam at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • DescenDANCE Party at the Rockettower Plaza Stage
  • The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet in Frontierland.
  • Get down with Disney’s “spirited pirate band and their crew” in Adventureland.

Trick-Or-Treating

The signature activity at each Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is trick-or-treating. Just like you trick or treat in your neighborhood, several treat locations pop up around Magic Kingdom to pass out free M&Ms, Skittles, Snickers, and more. You’ll pick up your trick-or-treating bag at the entrance when you first enter the park (or at any location where you get your Halloween Party wristband) and then collect as much candy as you want throughout the night. Note that allergy treat bags are available upon request.

In 2024, you can find trick-or-treat stations at the following locations:

  • Market Street Welcome Trick-or-Treating (open until 8PM)
  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Tom Sawyer Island Dock
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Near TRON Lightcycle / Run
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • And MORE!

Allergy-friendly treats can be found at the Liberty Square Ticket Office until midnight or the Chamber of Commerce until 12:30AM.

Halloween Ride Overlays

While many rides and attractions are open during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, three rides in Magic Kingdom get a special Halloween overlay for the night. This includes Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Space Mountain, and Mad Tea Party. Be sure to ride each one to experience it like never before!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Exclusive Merchandise

There is exclusive merchandise available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that you can’t get during any other time of the year (or even day!). This merchandise includes t-shirts, pins, and other items that are only available during the event.

Head to the Emporium or Star Traders during the party to do some shopping!

Dining Options

If you’re attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of dining options available to you. There are both table service and quick service restaurants open during the event, as well as event-exclusive treats that you won’t find anywhere else. However, not all restaurants remain open during the party, so it’s important to know your options before you go.

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Table Service Restaurants

For table service options, you can check out the following restaurants:

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
  • The Plaza Restaurant

These restaurants offer a variety of cuisines, from American to French. Keep in mind that reservations are highly recommended, as these restaurants tend to fill up quickly.

Quick Service Restaurants

If you’re looking for quick service options, you can check out the following locations:

  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • The Friar’s Nook
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Sleepy Hollow

These locations offer a variety of quick and easy meals, such as burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treats

Don’t forget to check out the event-exclusive treats! These treats are only available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, so be sure to try them while you can. Some of the treats that have been offered in the past include the Apple Fritter Milkshake, the Pumpkin Spice Soft Serve Sundae, and the Candy Corn Soft Serve Cone. So far, Disney has confirmed that the Bowl of Bones and Terrifyin’ Twice-Spiced Chicken Sandwich will return in 2024. But, keep an eye out for more new and returning offerings when Disney announces them in the coming months!

Halloween Fireworks Dessert Party Add-on

For an additional fee, you can purchase a ticket to the Halloween Fireworks Dessert Party. There are two different dessert parties available for booking and each includes reserved viewing for the fireworks show and a variety of Halloween-themed desserts and drinks. This includes Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace (costing $119 for guests ages 10 and older and $75 for guests ages 3 to 9) and Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing (costing $99 for guests ages 10 and older and $59 for guests ages 3 to 9).

Each dessert party includes:

  • Delicious desserts prepared by our pastry chef, such as chocolate-dipped strawberries and s’mores cups
  • A variety of cheeses
  • Refreshing beverages, including an assortment of beer and wine for Guests ages 21 and over with a valid form of identification
  • A reserved viewing area for the fireworks show (the exact viewing area will differ depending on which dessert party you book)

Reservations can be made 60 days in advance and are highly recommended. Same-day reservations are limited and often unavailable.

Dressing In Costumes

If you’re planning on attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, dressing up in a costume is a must (or, at least, we highly recommend it)! For the party, some of Disney’s adult costume guidelines are relaxed, so you can go all-out on your Disney-inspired look!

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Costume Guidelines

Before you start planning your costume, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Disney’s costume guidelines. These guidelines are in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests.

For Guests ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some costume masks may be worn; masks must provide unobstructed peripheral vision at all times with openings that allow the eyes to be fully seen.

For Guests 14 Years of Age or Older:

  • Costumes may be worn according to these guidelines. Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from Disney parks, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards:
  • 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 props or accessories 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.
  • 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. (for example, 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. Costume headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • Costume masks of any kind may not be worn.

Visit Disney’s website for the most up-to-date guidelines if you have questions or concerns when planning your outfit.

What’s New In 2024

If you’re planning to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2024, you’re in for a treat! This year, there are several exciting new additions to the festivities.

One of the most exciting new features is the addition of new costumes for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. You’ll be able to “strike a pose” with the iconic duo in their new Halloween costumes during the party.

And, what’s a Halloween celebration without Disney villains? While they’ve always appeared at the party, there will be even more opportunities to spot your favorite villains in Magic Kingdom this year. Be sure to stop and take a selfie when you see them!

In addition to the villain meet and greets, you’ll also have the chance to meet Bruno with Mirabel in Fairytale Garden for the first time EVER. We anticipate that the meet-and-greet line will be long for this one, so be sure to plan ahead and head here early if you want to get a picture with the characters from Encanto.

If you’re looking to dance the night away, be sure to check out the DescenDANCE Party. This is a high-energy dance party that features music from the popular Descendants movies.

And, lastly, this year’s Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade will start at an earlier time. The first parade will begin at 8:15PM, which is a great option for families with young children who need to get back to their hotel earlier for bedtime. The second parade will still take place at 11:15PM, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch the parade even if you miss the first one.

Is the Halloween Party Worth It?

Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party can be a fun and unique experience for both adults and kids. However, the question remains: is it really worth the price?

Firstly, it’s important to note that ticket prices for the Halloween Party can be quite steep, ranging from $119-$199 per person. While this may seem like a lot, keep in mind that the party offers exclusive experiences that are not available during regular park hours. Plus, you’ll be in the park with fewer crowds, meaning that you can ride attractions without long wait times.

The event also features exclusive entertainment that you can’t see any other time in Magic Kingdom. So, if you’ve been wanting to see the Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show, or the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Stage Show, you’ll need to purchase tickets.

You’ll also be getting a bit of a “freebie” with your ticket thanks to the trick-or-treating stations set up throughout the park. Yes, you could purchase Halloween candy much cheaper at the grocery store, but the experience of trick-or-treating at Disney World might make the price of the party ticket worth it for you and your family. Plus, Disney doesn’t cheap out on the candy!

Overall, whether or not the Halloween Party is worth it depends on your personal preferences and budget. If you’re a fan of Halloween and Disney, and don’t mind spending the extra money, then the party may be worth it for you. However, if you’re on a tight budget or not particularly interested in Halloween, then it may not be the best investment. You CAN have a great Disney World vacation without attending the party and still get your “fall fix” thanks to the Halloween decorations and treats that are available to all guests outside of the special ticketed event.

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