“Hiya, pal!”

There are still tickets available on select dates for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The question asked most about this party is the obvious one. “Is it worth the price?” The answer is an astounding YES! We went to this party in 2014, and if it were possible to go every year, we would do so. The party starts at 7 pm and ends at midnight. The best part is your ticket gets you into the Magic Kingdom as early as 4 pm. So you get eight hours to enjoy the park at a lesser price than a one-day admission ticket with all the perks of the party. You can also book Fast Passes until 6 pm, so you’d have to opportunity to get immediately on some rides as soon as you get there while the park is crowded if you arrive at 4 pm. Anyone without a special wristband is asked to leave the park at 7 pm. At that point, the cluster of people will start dwindling down to a manageable amount of guests by 7:30. When the party starts, get a brochure so you know all the fun festivities and schedule for the evening. Here are the top reasons you should attend this spooky party.

Characters

For this party, you will have an opportunity to meet some unusual characters, mostly classic villains who only make an appearance for this yearly event. Of course, you will still be able to meet the typical Disney characters only at this party they will don their festive Halloween costumes. You will encounter long lines for rare characters; it is a good idea to have someone willing to sacrifice some time to wait in the line for the group right when the party starts. The longest line will be for Jack Skullington and Sally.  

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Rides

The rides throughout the park are virtually a walk-on from 7 pm – 12 am. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train typically will have a 30-minute wait during party hours, the longest line you will see throughout the night. Much more realistic wait time than the 90+ minute line it most often has on any other given day.

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Parade

The Mickey’s Boo-To-You parade runs twice for the Halloween party. The second parade will be far less crowded. A perfect place to watch it would be in Frontierland in front of Paco’s Bills, or anywhere heading down that path towards Liberty Square. Both areas are far less crowded than Main Street, U.S.A. Arrive 15-20 minutes beforehand to make sure you have a good spot to see it; you will want to be close to this awesome parade.

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Celebrate the Magic-Halloween edition

This show starts 15 minutes before Hallow Wishes.  We missed this and ultimately regretted it. You will want to be sure to view this show from the front of the castle either on Main Street, U.S.A. or from the Hub area. Celebrate the Magic is an animated show projected onto the castle. Since this is the Halloween Party, all the characters are the famous Disney Villains. You can only see this version of Celebrate the Magic at the Halloween Party. You will want to get a spot 15-20 minutes beforehand and stay there through the fireworks.

Happy Hallow Wishes

The Happy Hallow Wishes fireworks occur once during the party. I would suggest viewing them from Main Street, U.S.A. or the Hub area. You are going to want to watch the story play out on the castle. We viewed them from back in New Fantasyland. It was a cool spot to see fireworks right above your head, but we could hear the music and the story yet since we couldn’t see the villains that were projected on the castle it was hard to follow along.  We felt like we were missing out on something cool.  So be sure to watch from the front of the castle.

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Stage Entertainment

The ‘Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular’ debuted last year and was a huge hit!  The Sanders sisters from the 90’s hit flick Hocus Pocus take the stage in front of Cinderella’s castle alongside classic Disney Villains to throw the best evil Halloween party the Kingdom has ever seen. It plays multiple times a night on the castle stage. Be sure to check your brochure as not to miss it.   

In Tomorrowland, there is a stage set up with a DJ for the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball: a dance party with the Monsters Inc and Incredibles cast.

Trick-or-Treating

Another fun Halloween party option is the trick-or-treating stations located in each land throughout the park.  You are given bags when you arrive at the party to use to collect your candy.  There is a generous amount of candy given out at each station as well.  You can trick-or-treat all night long if you so desire there is no limit on how much candy you can get.  If you have a dietary restriction, talk with a cast member at City Hall to discuss your options.  

Dining Options

All of the quick service dining options will be open during the party. Some may close a bit early so be sure to check the hours on your brochure. Table service dining will not be available during party hours. A handful of specialty treats exclusive to the party will be offered at the following quick service locations:

  • Cotton Candy carts {located throughout the park}
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Storybook Treats

Shopping

There is also quite a bit of Halloween party merchandise available only to guest who attend the party. You can find this merchandise at the following locations:

  • Box Office Gifts
  • Emporium
  • Frontier Trading Post
  • Mickey’s Star Traders

Character costume update

In years past there haven’t been too many restrictions on Halloween costumes for guest attending the party. Unfortunately, there was an incident this past holiday season that has lead to the implement of metal detectors at each Disney park entrance and has added restrictions to the costume criteria for everyday basis, including all the Run Disney races that usually generate a large crowd of people in costume.  Disney isn’t going to be as strict for the Halloween party and has released the following statement regarding the rules “While costumed attire may be worn, guests ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.”  

Ticket information

The Halloween party will begin September 2. Yes, you read that right, the Halloween Party is available before Labor Day. There are twenty-nine days of the party offered and advanced ticket prices start at $72 per adult, and $67 for children {3–9}. Prices will increase as Halloween approaches. For detailed price list email me.

I hope you choose to check out this exciting party; it is a truly memorable evening.

“See you real soon”