Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom this year for the first time since 2019! As one of the most popular events at Walt Disney World, we’re happy to see this event make its grand return—just in time for WDW’s 50th anniversary. This separately ticketed event celebrates everything spooky and kooky about the Halloween season. The event is held on select nights from August 12th through October 31st from 7 pm to midnight. Party guests can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4 pm, an extra special treat! Kids of all ages can enjoy this family-friendly event, as long as everyone can make it until midnight. Party tickets start at $109 for adults and $99 for children. So, what’s included with your party ticket? We break it all down below.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
This live stage show takes place in front of Cinderella Castle and is hosted by everyone’s favorite family of witches—The Sanderson Sisters! The sisters come together for a musical revue and call upon some Disney villains like Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, and Maleficent for one unforgettable night of fright.
Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade
The Boo-To-You Parade is one of Walt Disney World’s best parades. With stunning floats, catchy theme music, and a plethora of rare character appearances (like Pain and Panic and Captain Barbossa), the parade is a cant-miss experience. The Haunted Mansion unit, complete with grave diggers and waltzing ghost dancers, is one of the parade’s greatest highlights. There’s even a chance to trick or treat at the end of it! The parade is held twice each party night, at 9:15 and 11:15. Tip: The second parade will be less busy.
Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks
Watch as Cinderella Castle is turned into a haunted house with pyrotechnics, projection, music, and a few surprises along the way. Jack Skellington hosts this party-exclusive firework display.
Roaming Character Encounters
Listen as the “Cadaver Dans” Quartet serenades you in Frontierland, donning fashionable attire just for the occasion. You can also visit Madame Carlotta and Madame Rinotta in front of the Haunted Mansion—a ghost sister duo who call the Haunted Mansion home.
Maybe the Sanderson Sisters put you under a spell, or perhaps you’re just looking to let loose. Either way, there are several places to dance the night away throughout the park. DJs play spooky tunes at locations like the outdoor stage in the middle of Tomorrowland. Plus, some unexpected characters may join in on the fun!
Trick-or-treating throughout the Magic Kingdom is one of the party’s highlights. There are a wide variety of trick-or-treating trails to grab candy indoors and outdoors with your provided reusable bag. When you arrive, get a party-exclusive park map to view all the trick-or-treating locations.
Many of the Magic Kingdom’s attractions are open during the party and usually have shorter wait times than during the day. The party may be a perfect time to knock out some of the park’s most popular attractions, like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Peter Pan’s Flight.
There are also fun Halloween-themed overlays for several attractions. The Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor turns into a trick-or-treating trail while characters interact with you. Pirates of the Caribbean has live actors who interact with you and the animatronics throughout the ride. The Mad Tea Party and Space Mountain feature spooky sound and lighting effects. The Haunted Mansion has party-exclusive photo ops, and the Cast Members running the attraction dress to impress with ghoulish makeup and attire.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the perfect time to meet rare characters! Although an official list of meet-and-greets hasn’t been announced yet, here are some characters who appeared in previous years:
- Jack Skellington & Sally
- All seven dwarfs
- Fairy Godmother with Cinderella’s carriage
- Aladdin and Abu
- Jasmine and Genie
- Tarzan & Jane
- Cinderella and Prince Charming, Aurora and Prince Phillip, and Tiana and Naveen
- Jack Sparrow
- Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear
- Stitch dressed as Elvis
- Alice & Mad Hatter
There are also over 30+ PhotoPass locations throughout the park (great for family shots with everyone dressed up), including some new 3D backdrops that allow you to step into the middle of a Magic Shot. A wide range of party-exclusive merchandise, food, and snacks are available for purchase as well.
Visit Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2022
If you’re visiting Walt Disney World between August and October, check out Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. Tickets are still available for most party nights (Halloween night is currently sold out). Contact your Wishing On A Star Travel agent to add this experience to your existing trip. Haven’t booked your trip yet? Get a quote here!