Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween by Happy Family Blog

Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

Disclaimer: Disney hosted our family in exchange for my honest review of our experience at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween. My opinions are my own! 

When our daughter asked for a trip to Disney instead of a birthday party I was originally a little sad.  Planning her birthday parties is one of my favorite traditions.  I generally start 3-4 months in advance planning.  Once we got to Magic Kingdom and saw it all decorated for Fall and Halloween I started to get really excited.  We went to Magic Kingdom the 1st day of our trip so we got a sneak peak at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween.  And it made me so excited to go back for the party.  The decor looks great during the day.  As the sun sets the music changes to spooky tunes, the pumpkins start to glow and the entrance has smoke pouring out.

Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween by Happy Family Blog

Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween by Happy Family Blog

Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween by Happy Family Blog

Costume’s for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

I am not into dressing up for Halloween.  So my focus for costumes was only for our daughter and of course a matching costume for her doll from Little Adventures.  I was so excited to finally find a dress that was not itchy.  Normally princess dresses only stay on for less than an hour because they are uncomfortable.  This adorable Snow White dress stayed on all night, until the PJs came out.

People are so creative.  It was the best people watching and had me wishing we had done a family costume.  Maybe next year (I have a feeling this is our new birthday tradition).  If you are wanting to wear a costume make see you read the official costume guidelines at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for children and adults.  My sister in law and her son were a big hit.  People were even stopping them asking to take pictures with them.  The highlight of the night for my nephew was definitely meeting the character he was dressed up as.

Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween by Happy Family Blog

Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween by Happy Family Blog

When You Arrive at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

The party officially starts at 7pm when the park closes, but with your tickets you can come in as early as 4pm.  When you arrive make sure you get your special Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween bracelet.  I made this mistake at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party and half way through the night I had to go back to the front gate to get mine. Make sure to grab a map that will show you where you can trick or treat, find characters and the times for the entertainment. Follow the cast members down the the right hand side.  It was a section of the park I have not been to before.  There are great photo opportunities and you get special candy bags that are already filled with yummy treat.

Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween by Happy Family Blog

Entertainment at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade – Halloween themed parade includes all your favorite characters plus other thrilling additions.  The Halloween parade begins at Frontierland and goes around and down Main Street.  Make sure you get your spot early.  The parade route filled up quickly.

Happy Halloween Fireworks Show – The fireworks show in front of the castle was amazing.  The castle is totally transformed.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – Experience chills and thrills while encountering Disney’s vilest villains during this wickedly fun celebration.

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball – Dance the night away with your favorite monsters from Monster’s Inc. at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland.  I think if we let her B would have spent the entire night here.

Treat or Treat during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

Treat or treat was one of the kids favorite parts.  I thought they were be too into the rides and entertainment, but I was wrong.  Just look for treat station signs like this one.  If you can wait the lines get shorter and the handfuls of candy get even bigger as the night goes on.  The candy is all of my favorites.

Allergy-Friendly Experience
Do you have a food allergy? If so, we have a special trick-or-treat experience for you!

All of the Cast Members handing out candy or from official Allergy-Friendly Centers at Town Square Theater and Heritage House have special teal treat bags—the official color of food allergy awareness.

Then, when you trick-or-treat with your teal bag, Cast Members will give you a teal token at each treat station. Later on, you can redeem your teal tokens at our Allergy-Friendly Centers to receive your special treats!

Attractions Open During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

It is easy to get caught up in all the extra entertainment and trick or treating, but don’t forget to hit up your favorite rides during the celebration.  We loved the shorter lines.  Our family was all about space mountain and only had to wait 10-15 minutes each time.  This year, many of your favorite Magic Kingdom experiences will be available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party—including:



Liberty Square


Storybook Circus


Please note: all attractions and experiences are subject to change without notice.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Event Dates

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place on the following dates:

  • August 25 and 29, 2017
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017
  • November 1, 2017

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