The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air which can only mean one thing…it’s time for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World! In case you didn’t remember, my family and I got to experience this fantastic party for the first time in 2015, and we loved it so much we went back again in 2016! These are my best Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tips that I believe will help you enjoy the party!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips
Purchase a Ticket
This is a separately ticketed event, so make sure you purchase a ticket! This is not part of your package you previously booked with your travel agent, so don’t let that confuse you. You will be turned away at the gate if you do not have a party specific ticket.
The party officially starts at 7pm, but you can get in as early as 4pm with your party ticket. Take advantage of that! You do not need to use one of your other park tickets to get in at 4pm, just your party ticket. Sarah’s Tip: Plan your Magic Kingdom Fast Passes between 4-7pm so that you can do other things besides ride rides during the party!
I kid you not this was the best part of our party. Yes, even the adults got in on the action, and I’m so glad we did. It was great fun interacting with guests and Cast Members while in costume. Take advantage because this is the only time (save a runDisney event) where adults can dress in costume!
The Boo to You parade is one of the best in the parks, and y’all know how I feel about Happy HalloWishes! The Sanderson Sisters are back again this year with their Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show, and it doesn’t disappoint. Seeing rare characters (especially villains) is a fun treat in and of itself, so make sure you stop and watch this show and meet n greet with some of the characters waiting for you in the parks!
Plan Your Purchases
Candy Corn ice cream is back this year (yum!) and you can make reservations for the new Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party which gives you access to a buffet of yummy treats and reserved seating for the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. This is an extra fee, but might be worth it for your family depending on your needs. Tees, pins, special edition MagicBands, and more will also be available for purchase during the party. Once it’s over, your chance to buy these things is gone!
This is already part of the price you paid for your ticket, so don’t think you’re “too old” to ask for candy. It’s good candy too! We had so much that we were able to save some of it to use in our neighborhood trick-or-treat event. Yay for stretching our investment!Above all else, have fun! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a once in a lifetime experience (that you will want to experience again and again if you can), so don’t get too wrapped up in the planning and forget to have fun! If you’ve been before, I’d love to hear your best tips for visiting Walt Disney World during this time of year! If you haven’t been, what would you most look forward to doing?