Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party
Filled with special characters, shows, parades and lots of candy. The Magic Kingdom is transformed into the happiest haunting on earth.
Running on selected nights from 17th August – 31st October this special ticketed event is not to be missed.
Its an atmosphere unlike no other. The music, the lights and lots of people dressed as their favourite characters and villains.
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1. Boo-to-you parade
This is far from your typical Disney parade. It starts with the headless horseman making his spectacular entrance. Followed by gravediggers, hitchhiking ghosts and villainous characters that only come out at Halloween.
There are 2 parades during each party with the second one being less crowded.
2. Happy Hallowishes Fireworks show
The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion invites you to “drop in” as Disney Villains light up the night with fireworks and wicked melodies from past Disney favourites.
Creepy colours light the castle while haunting music sets the atmosphere.
This dazzling fireworks show is only shown once per night so it is not to be missed.
3. Trick or treat
Trick or treat your way around the park using your map to locate treat locations. Be prepared to come away with massive amounts of candy. Each station is overly generous and cast members happily fill your bags with delicious treats.
Disney does offer everyone a bag upon entering the party but these are on the small side and fill quickly.
Guests with food allergies can obtain a special teal-coloured treat bag, teal being the official colour of food allergy awareness. Instead of candy, cast members will give these trick-or-treaters a teal token at each treat station that can be redeemed for special treats. The teal bags are available at any trick-or-treat location and at the allergy-friendly centres located at Town Square Theatre and at the Liberty Square ticket office. The teal tokens can also be redeemed at both of these stations.
As Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party is taken over by character meets and trick or treats you will find the wait times for rides are considerably shorter than a normal day in the park. Take this opportunity to ride your favourite rides but don’t forget to take a trip to the haunted mansion and ride space mountain in the dark.
As I have already mentioned this is the place to be to meet those hard to find characters or the ones who only make appearances on special occasions.
Jack Skellington and Sally are by far the most popular character meets so get in line early or be prepared to wait. We waited in excess of 2 hours to meet these 2 but it was well worth it as the character interaction was fabulous.
Other characters that come out to play include snow white and all the 7 dwarfs, Lotso, Jafar, Cruella De Vil and the queen of hearts.
You will also find the usual iconic characters like Mickey and Minnie who will be dressed in their Halloween costumes. Your park map will give you more details on where they will be located.
6. Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
In this Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular the mischievous Sanderson sisters return to the mortal world to use their magic to throw the best, most evil Halloween party.
With the help of the Disney villains, Winifred, Mary and Sarah gather their magic and frightful friends to conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus party potions that will cast a spell on everyone in the Magic Kingdom park.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular features appearances from Dr Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent and other great Disney Villains. Along with dancers, projections and special effects it is a show not to be missed.
7. Early entry
Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party starts at 7pm but if you have a ticket for the party you can enter the park from 4pm. That’s an extra 3 hours of time to see the Magic Kingdom park before its transformed and ride their incredible rides before darkness falls. It’s also an opportunity to get in line for the popular meet and greets ready for when the party starts.
We always book our tickets before heading out to Orlando from Attraction Tickets Direct UK. This saves time queuing on the gate and is also a little bit cheaper than paying on the day.
It’s a Halloween party so most people do dress up but there are a few rules imposed by Disney.
Disney’s Costume Rules
Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
• All Guests may dress as their favourite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
• Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
• Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
• Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
For Guests ages 13 and under:
• Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
For Guests ages 14 and older:
• Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
• Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
• Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
• Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
• Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic lightsabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
• May not wear masks of any kind.
9. Dance parties
In Tomorrowland, you can dance along with Mike, Sulley and other Monsters inc characters as they take to the floor for their Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball.
Over in Storybook Circus, you’ll find the Disney Junior Jam which features Disney Junior characters including Doc McStuffins and Timon from the Lion Guard. New for 2018 is the popular Vampirina.
Both dance parties start at 7pm and they offer great character interaction.
10. Special Merchandise and Treats
Ghoulish treats and speciality cupcakes, Disney always provide special treats for the Mickey Not So Scary Halloween Party and they are a must try.
They also have specialist pins, t-shirts, magic bands and merchandise that is only available during the Halloween season. If you are a Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fan, make sure you pick up your special Halloween party card at the Main St Fire House.
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