Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
At Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party the scariest thing is the guests, and most of them are under 4 foot tall. This party is a kid-friendly "Spooky" party. Guests are invited to wear costumes. (Please adults, Disney World is full of kids who don't need an anatomy lesson.) Costumes should not hinder vision.
You can have the Magic Kingdom all to yourself, just you and about 20,000 of your friends, from 7:00pm until midnight. You even get to Trick-or-Treat your way around the Magic Kingdom.
Dates for 2012
Here are the dates for 2013 -
- September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 29
- October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
- November 1
You can buy tickets in advance (recommended because some parties sell out) or at the gate. It costs more at the gate if you can get them. You can even print them out on the internet. Disney makes it real easy to get tickets. You take your tickets to the park and they give you wristbands that you wear all night.
The prices change depending on the date you want to attend. If you go in September (except the 29th) advanced tickets are $59 for adults and $54 for children (3 to 9). The rest of the parties are $62 for adults and $57 for children (except for Halloween night and Fridays). For Friday nights in October, and Halloween night the price is $73 for adults and $68 for children (you will need to purchase these in advance because most of these nights will sell out).
Discounts are available for all the parties before Halloween (except for the Friday nights) for Annual Passholders and DVC Members. There is also a substantial Military Discount in September.
Prices do not include tax.
Some nights, especially Thursday and Friday nights, will be very crowded. Halloween night will be jam packed. (See what happed when Dad encountered a sold out Halloween Party.)
Most of the Magic Kingdom's Attractions are open during the party.
Most of the counter-service food locations stay open, but the table-service restaurants close.
Special Ghostly Activities
There are some very special Disney World events during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, like
- Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade - Starring the characters from the Haunted Mansion. The parade starts with a ride from the Headless Horseman.
- Happy HalloWishes - The spectacular fireworks show. Disney villains go trick-or-treating in the sky.
- Disney Characters and Villains roam the park in special costumes.
Dad's Bottom Line
Unlike it's counterpart across town (Universal Studios), this party is appropriate for kids of all ages. It's a blast, and there are treats too.