10 Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual Halloween party in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The party typically runs from mid-August until November 1st. This separately ticketed event is held on select nights after park hours from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Make A Not-So-Scary Plan

Take time to research all of the offerings available before you arrive at the party. It’s not possible to do everything at the party, so creating a plan ahead of time will ensure you get to do everything on your list.

If you aim to meet characters, you would know which characters are meeting and where. Prioritize what your group wants to accomplish at the party and plan your activities accordingly.

Pro Planning Tip: We recommend using Jessica Lieb with ET Family Travel to book your Disney vacation!

Arrive Early

Party guests can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m., even though the party doesn’t officially start until 7 p.m. If you want to meet Jack and Sally, plan to line up outside the park before 3 p.m. Jack and Sally meet before the party starts to accommodate the long line.

Allow plenty of time to navigate to the park and through security if you want to enter the park at 4 p.m.

At 6 p.m., non-party guests will begin to leave the park. Guests without a wristband cannot access rides, restaurants, or other locations.

Dress Up for the Party

The only time guests ages 14 years and older can dress up in full costumes is during Mickey’s Not So Scary Holloween Party. There are a few costume restrictions, so check the costume guidelines before you attend the party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Costume Guidelines:

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable, or violent.
  • Costume masks of any kind may not be worn.
  • Costumes may not contain props or accessories that resemble or could be mistaken for a weapon.
  • Costumes may not have sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground, and capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.

Dress for the Weather

Even though you can wear costumes to the party, remember you will be walking outside in the hot Florida weather, so dress appropriately. The average temperature in Orlando during October is around 89 degrees Fahrenheit.

Watch the Parade, Fireworks, and Shows

Mickey’s Boo to You Parade

One of the most popular attractions during the party is Mickey’s Boo to You Parade. This parade occurs twice during the party, once at 9:15 p.m. and again at 11:15 p.m. The parade begins in Frountierland near Splash Mountains and ends on Main Street, U.S.A., near the fire station.

The Boo to You Parade will allow you to see some of your characters in their Halloween costumes, the Haunted Mansion’s grave diggers, and much more.

Typically, the 11:15 p.m. party is less crowded. Most people prefer to watch the parade along Main Street, but you can easily find a spot in Frontierland.

Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular

Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is the nighttime fireworks show starring Jack Skellington as the narrator. The show takes place at 10:15 p.m. at Cinderella’s Castle.

The fireworks spectacular only takes place once during the party.

Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular

The Sanderson Sisters present the Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular, which occurs three of four times throughout the party, depending upon the date. The show takes place on the stage in front of Cinderella’s Castle.

Winifred, Mary, and Sarah sing and dance alongside some of your favorite Disney villains.

Eat Not-So-Scary Party Exclusive Treats

During the party, guests can purchase party-exclusive food at select locations. These items can only be purchased during the party, including sweet treats, savory offerings, non-alcoholic beverages, and novelty items.

Our Not-So-Scary Favorite Party Treats

  1. Candy Corn Milkshake found at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.
  2. Halloween Ice Cream Sandwich found at Plaza Ice Cream.
  3. Jack Cake Pop found at the snack cart near Cinderella Castle
  4. Terrifyin’ Twice-Spiced Chicken Sandwich, located at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  5. Skull Brownie is located at the food cart near Haunted Mansion.

Additionally, you may prefer to purchase tickets to Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace. This dessert party gives guests various Halloween-themed treats, drinks, and an “exclusive” fireworks viewing.

Buy Not-So-Scary Merchandise

Several party-exclusive souvenirs are available at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Most party merchandise will be found at the Emporium and Star Traders, from Spirit Jerseys and hats to cups and ornaments.

These items are sold exclusively during the party, so if you want a Sanderson Sister Spirit Jeresy, head to the Emporium immediately.

If you want a less crowded shopping experience, head to Star Traders. they may not have all party-exclusive items, but it’s generally less crowded than the Emporium.

Go Trick-or-Treating

One of the highlights of attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is Trick-or-Treating your way through the Magic Kingdom. As you enter the party, you will be handed a Track-or-Treat bag and a full-size bag of M&M’s to start your treat trail.

Treat Trails are located throughout the park and are denoted at the party map with a lollipop. Large light-up inflatable signs are located outside of the treat trail locations.

Mars Wrigley sponsors the treat trails, so you can expect to receive candy like M&M’s, Skittles, Snickers, Twix, Starbursts, and more. Cast members will scoop candy into your trick-or-treat bag at each station.

Guests with food allergies can speak to a cast member to receive a unique treat bag that signals treat trail cast members to offer allergy-friendly treat redemption tokens.

Join TRON Virtual Queue

Party guests can ride TRON Lightcycle Run during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. However, you still need to join the virtual queue. The virtual queue for the party opens at 6 p.m. on the dot. There is no standby line option for the party.

After your party has joined the queue, you will receive a boarding group number. When your boarding group is called, you can head to the ride where you will still have to wait in a bit of line to ride TRON.

You do not need to be in the Magic Kingdom at 6 p.m. to join the virtual queue for TRON. However, you must ensure your party ticket is linked to your My Disney Experience App.

Not-So-Scary Performances & Dance Parties

Cadaver Dans

The Cadaver Dans are the infamous Dapper Dans dressed in their Halloween best. They sing Halloween-inspired songs from the balcony of Country Bear Jamboree in Frontierland.

Disney Junior Jam

Located in Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, the Disney Junior Jam is where you can sing and dance alongside some of your favorite Disney Junior Characters.

The party runs all night, and you can expect to see characters like Vampirina, Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins, and Timon.


The Zom-Beatz-Bash features zombies and cheerleaders on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. The dance party lasts all night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Rusty Cutlass

This pirate band performs in Adventureland across from Pirates of the Caribbean. They perform sea shanties and other pirate-themed songs intermittently throughout the party.

Max Good’s Powerline “Stand Out” Pop-Up Party

Max Good and his Powerline dancers perform before the Boo to You parade on Main Street, U.S.A.

They can also be found on the Adventureland stage, the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland, and on the stage inside Cosmic Ray’s in Tomorrowland throughout the party.

Meet Characters & Photo Pass

Meeting characters is one of the most popular features of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. There are several rare characters out to meet or popular characters wearing Halloween costumes.

In addition to meeting characters, there are photo opportunities like Magic Shots and 3D Backgrounds.

If taking photos with characters is a priority, you may wish to purchase a Photo Pass for the party. Photos Pass will give you access to all ride, character, and magic shot photos taken by a Photo Pass Photographer.


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