Get tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween at Disney World. 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!
Attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party has become an annual tradition. We love Disney, if you do too you can check out 10 Things You Must Do Before You Go to Disney, 10 Things to Pack for Disney with Kids, Free Things to Do at Disney Springs, Complete Disney Packing List here. This year B picked a trip to Disney instead of a birthday party for the second year in a row. Planning her birthday parties is one of my favorite traditions, but I am starting to love this tradition maybe even more. Magic Kingdom is totally transformed for Fall and Halloween. 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.
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 B. Last year’s Snow white dress from Little Adventures was such a hit they gave us another dress for this year, Belle.
I am so excited that there are dress-up dresses that are not itchy. Normally princess dresses only stay on for less than an hour because they are uncomfortable. This adorable Snow White dress last year and Belle dress this year stayed on all night, until the pjs came out.
This year we even did the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique before the party so B was dressed and ready for the party!!!
People are so creative. It was the best people watching and had me wishing we had done a family costume. 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. Here are some of my favorite group costumes this year.
If you want to dress up as a family check out round up of the Best Family Halloween Costumes.
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.
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. I was able to record the entire parade live on Instagram this year.
Happy Halloween Fireworks Show – The fireworks show in front of the castle was amazing. The castle is totally transformed.
Boogie down at the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam—new in 2018. During this spirited celebration, you can show off your best dance moves with some favorite Disney Junior pals, including Vampirina!
The lovable girl vampire from the hit Disney Junior series Vampirina is making her Walt Disney World debut this fall at the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam. Vampirina brings spooky fun everywhere she goes, from Transylvania to Pennsylvania to Magic Kingdom park.
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.
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 5-10 minutes and 15 minutes for Mine Train. This year, many of your favorite Magic Kingdom experiences will be available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
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 in 2018:
- August 17, 24, 28 and 31
- September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30
- October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31