Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, a separate ticketed event held at the Magic Kingdom, is running through November 1, 2011. Many families often wonder whether or not it’s worth paying extra for this separate event, and I really think it depends on your family.
The event officially starts at 7pm, although many families report being able to access the park earlier. I arrived at 4:30pm and got in right away. Guests with tickets receive a wristband which allows them to access the park after the official closing of 7pm on party nights.
This special event includes a Halloween-themed Halloween parade, HalloWishes, the Halloween-themed fireworks, as well as complimentary trick or treating located throughout the park. Special costumed characters are also available only for this event, and the whole vibe throughout the party is fun, and mildly spooky.
So, it is worth it? Ticket prices range from $54-$68 for adults (based upon the date you attend and whether or not you purchase tickets in advance), so you’ll have to make sure that you take advantage of most of the event to make it worthwhile. All of the attractions are open during the party, and the park is generally less crowded so the lines are smaller. FastPasses are not available. So, if you think you’ll watch the parade and the fireworks, do some Trick or Treating, and enjoy the rides, it’s probably worthwhile for you. It really is a fun event. But do keep in mind that it starts late, so if your little ones will be tired shortly after it starts, maybe it’s a better idea to skip it.
To learn more, visit the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party website.