Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a Disney event guests buy an extra ticket for. The experience takes place in Magic Kingdom after an early park closing. The event features trick-or-treating, unique character meet and greets, attractions with Halloween themed overlays, and three Halloween spectaculars. Since it is an expensive night, here are some tips to help you get the most value from your time at the party. You will find below Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
1. Best dates to go
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party gets bigger and bigger every year. The party nights begin in late august and carry on through September and October. The earlier dates will be less crowded. The ticket prices for the evenings Disney expects lighter attendance are lower. So, by going in August or early September, you don’t only save money, you also potentially save time as well by avoiding long lines and heavy foot traffic. Strongly recommended!
2. How to get through security
Wear an appropriate costume to avoid excessive security measures. Preference lightweight and practical as you decide what to wear and remember it will be hot out. Avoid wearing too much, or too little. Skimpy is not family friendly and a costume that is too big may look like you are attempting to smuggle something.
Aside from your costume, bring as few bags as possible. Remember, glass is not allowed in the park. Don’t bring alcohol, or the usual security threats to the party. Complimentary trick or treat bags are provided upon entry, but you may choose to bring your own.
3. Go early
It’s best to schedule the party for a non park day (a day you don’t have a regular park ticket for), this way you are not paying twice for the same day. You can sleep in or enjoy a leisurely morning, then go to the party early.
The party starts at 7:00 pm but you can arrive as early as 4:00 pm. Showing up early gives you a head start on things you’d like to do at Magic Kingdom before the party officially begins.
4. Plan your night
Know your characters and attractions
Whichever is your main goal for the night, have a game plan involving what order you want to meet characters, or ride rides in. Having a route worked out beforehand is one of the most effective ways to maximize your time and conserve energy while among the crowds.
5. No Fastpass+
This event does not offer Disney Fastpass on attractions, so be prepared to stand in line the old fashioned way. If you time rides during shows and parades, you can benefit from shorter lines or even walk on wait times.
6. New experiences
Make time for made over attractions this year with special Halloween experiences in Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Mad Tea Party. Lighting effects will transform the Tea Party, while Space Mountain will get new music and effects. Pirates of the Caribbean will add interactive elements with new pirates involving guests in a search for “Gunpowder Pete.”
6. Meal tips
Eat beforehand so you don’t spend an excessive amount of time on dinner while at the party. Bring your sweet tooth.
7. Parades and Shows
There are three showings of Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, two Boo to You parade times, and one Happy Hallowishes fireworks spectacular. Most people go to the first showings, so you can run around meeting characters, riding rides, and scoring candy while the first parade makes its way through Frontierland and down Main Street USA. You can wait to watch Hallowishes and stay for the third Hocus Pocus show, which is followed shortly thereafter by the second Boo to You. It’s energy efficient and leverages crowds to your benefit.