Is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for Adults?

Is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for Adults?

by Dean Curry
(Clifton Park, NY)

Good morning, my question is about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. My wife and I are travelling to Disney at the end of October. We don't have any kids. Is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party worth $110 for 2 adults? We were going to go on a Tuesday night to avoid the biggest crowds. Thanks for your help!

The Boo to You Parade

A bride and groom in the Boo to You parade at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Photo by Jeff_B.

Dad's Just for Kids? Answer


What a great question. I would say I'll tell you in a couple of weeks (Mrs. Mom and I are going on the 18th), but that might be a little late for you. So let's just take a look and see what the party offers.

What makes Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party different from an normal day at the Magic Kingdom? The big thing is that you get to trick-or-treat in the Magic Kingdom. Yes, there are 16 places where you can trick-or-treat and can fill up a bag with goodies (some really nice looking goodies). (Disney has brought in 215 tons of candy just for the parties). Plus you can exchange your sweets for healthier options at City Hall.

Dads's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party page

If you don't like trick-or-treating then you might enjoy the dance parties. Every night during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party there are 2 dance parties. At the Rockettower Plaza Stage - Chip and Dale, Goofy, Pluto and Stitch come out and throw a Dance Party. Over at the Diamond Horseshoe Review you can dance with Woody, Jessie and Bullseye. No?

How about mixing it up with the Disney villains. On the Castle Forecourt Stage there are both meat and greet opportunities and several shows starring the villains from Disney Movies. Still ot your style?

Then there is always HalloWishes or the Boo Too You Parade HalloWishes is the nightly fireworks show that has been taken over by the Haunted Mansion's Grinning Ghosts. Boo To You is a zombie filled fun celebration of Halloween. Mickey and all his friends dress up in their favorite costumes and take floats through the park.

Still not hitting any buttons? That's OK. Dad and Mrs. Mom are going to the party this year but I don't really think it's a must see for adults. (I do think Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a must see but not so much the Halloween Party.)

Party tickets are pretty pricey for am evening at the Magic Kingdom.

Dad's Bottom Line

Dean, the bottom line is if you love Halloween, you'll love the Halloween Party. If you're a bit indifferent about Halloween, the Party isn't for you. That's what it boils down to.

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Apr 18, 2013
Halloween party
by: Sarah

What dates does this run from. Thinking of going from 12th oct for 14 days?

Dad Answers

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party starts around September 10 or so and ends on November 2 or 3rd.

Oct 03, 2012
I LOVED the Halloween party!
by: Cindy

I vacationed at Disney and attended MNSSHP on September 9th. I viewed it as a once in a lifetime type of event. I was vacationing alone and decided to dress up. It really made the experience so much more fun. I dressed as cleopatra and had other attendees ask if they could take my picture. Everyone I came in contact with loved my costume, including all the cast memnbers. I was even given a special button from my resort (Pop Century) as most creative costume. The trick or treating was fun. I brought it all back to work for my co-workers. I came really close to filling the bag Disney gives you. I loved the parade but most of all, I loved seeing the characters you normally don't see. Having my picture taken with the 7 Dwarfs was definitely a highlight for me. Yes, you can get on any ride without waiting, but if you want to do all the trick or treating and as many character grettings as possible, you don't have time for many rides/attractions. I stopped for dinner and did two rides/attractions (one of which was the Haunted Mansion). Otherwise it was nonstop walking for the entire 5 hours. I would definitely do it again, perhaps skipping the trick or treating and taking more time to slow down and enjoy it a bit more. There was so much to fit in in such little time...but well worth it. But, like other comments here, if you are not a big fan of Halloween in general, you might not enjoy it as much. I like to take any opportunity to feel like a kid again....along with help from Disney it was a huge success!

Oct 01, 2012
Mickey's not so scary Halloween Party
by: Joanne

What ! are you kidding me! for real.......of course its for adults. Adults like you Dad and Me of course cause we are just the bigger kids at heart is all. I paid for myself and my son and his girlfriend to go to this event on September 14th also a Tuesday night and we had the best time, I dressed yes! of course I did as Minnie mouse and had a zillion pictures taken also......would do it all again too in a min. The Boo to you parade was amazing as well as the fireworks and display on the I think its as great as Mickey's very Merry Christmas? as now I can say I have done both, maybe not so much, but still worth the ticket for sure.

Sep 30, 2012
It's Great
by: Anonymous

We have grandchildren to give all of the sweets to and I'm sure you know of some that you can bring your candy home to. Go trick or treat and enjoy. It's really tons of fun to watch the kids interact with all of the meet & greet areas and dances. The best part is, you can almost walk onto any ride at any time.

Sep 29, 2012
i disagree!!! it IS for adults!
by: lawrence

having traveled to WDW from the UK 20 times now, i had never done any of the 'parties' at the MK. then in 2009, my trip happened to coinside with MNSSHP. In the UK, we dont do Halloween like you guys in the US - in fact here it is seen as a time for anti-social behaviour and lots of calls to the police!
it was with an odd sense of anticipation that i bought my 2 adult tickets for MNSSHP. I had no idea what to expect. i had heard that the fireworks were pretty good and that everyone dressed up and that was it!
all i can say is WOW!
it was the one of my most memorable moments at wdw. i really dont want to give anything away - but if you love Disney, and you want to see it in a new light, Its WELL worth the money :)

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