Have you heard of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? This separate ticketed event is held on select nights at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It runs through November 1, and you’ll have to purchase a specific ticket for the night that you want to attend. 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.
On the nights of the party, the Magic Kingdom closes at 7pm. However, guests with party tickets are able to enter the park at 4pm. From 4pm-7pm, the park operates as normal. Be sure to get a wristband from the designated area, because that’s how the cast members know that you have a party ticket.
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 (but remember, it’s not so scary). Here are some tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party if you are thinking of attending.
Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party isn’t cheap, so you’ll definitely want to make sure you do everything to take advantage of the time.
- Purchase tickets in advance. This party often sells out, so buy your tickets early so that you will definitely be able to attend.
- Arrive as soon as possible. To get the most value from your tickets, you’ll want to attend as much of the party as possible.
- Skip the party if you have little kids who go to bed early.
- If you plan to stay for the whole party, watch the second parade of the evening. Lines for the rides definitely get shorter during the first parade.
- FastPasses aren’t available during the party, but lines are generally shorter than they are during the day. Ride during the parades and fireworks for the shortest lines.
- Many restaurants (quick service and table service) are not open during the party. Lines for the open locations can be long. It’s best to eat before 7pm if you can.
- Guests pour out of the park after each parade and the fireworks. Avoid those times so you don’t wait in long bus, boat, and monorail lines.
To learn more, visit the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party website. This event also takes place at Disneyland Resort in California.