It’s already Halloween at Walt Disney World. While the parks and resorts do not roll out the festive decor as they do during the Christmas Season, there is plenty of pumpkin spice fun at the Magic Kingdom from now up until November 1. When you visit Walt Disney World in the fall, there are always two significant events to attend. At Epcot, there is the Food and Wine Festival, who’s opening happens to coincide with the grand opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge this year. In the Magic Kingdom, a pumpkin lined Main Street USA indicates an exciting Disney World Halloween party that takes place after hours on select nights for the next three months. Thank you Disney World for hosting!
What is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Walt Disney World has put something special together for the kids. The Mickey Mouse lead celebration is a not so scary alternative to Halloween frights that all ages can enjoy. The Magic Kingdom closes down early on specific nights for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to get underway. The party has an official length of 5 hours, running from 7:00 pm to midnight. During the party, guests can trick or treat and enjoy limited attendance while avoiding long wait times for popular attractions. The Disney World Halloween event is full of exclusive entertainment and unique holiday treats for sale.
Dates and Ticket Prices
Ticket Prices vary by date. Certain nights are less expensive and have fewer crowds. The broad strokes of it are that the dates closer to Halloween are more expensive. Also, the weekend dates are pricier than the weekdays. The cheaper the ticket, the lower the expected turnout. While there are some dates sprinkled in among the consistently scheduled days, the main days selected are Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday in September. October adds Thursday among it’s regularly scheduled Disney World Halloween parties. Tickets start as low as $79 and increase to $135. Children’s tickets are always $5 less. For more dates and pricing info go to WaltDisneyWorld.com.
Trick or Treat
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the premiere Disney World Halloween event. It’s an opportunity for guests of all ages to dress up, and it’s a safe place for kids to trick or treat all season long. Trick or Treat trails are set up all around the Magic Kingdom exclusively for this event.
In addition to the free candy handouts, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party features themed sweets that portray popular characters from the Haunted Mansion, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more. Cupcakes, Push Pops, and decorated pastries make the evening more magical and fun.
If your trick or treater has a known food allergy, Disney has you covered. There’s a particular tote along the Trick or Treat trails to receive a token at each location. Tokens are redeemable in Town Square and Liberty Square for allergy-friendly treats.
During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, traditional favorites return to the stage and the parade route. Boo to You is a family-friendly parade kicked off by the Headless Horseman, who rides ahead of the floats while holding up a flaming jack-o-lantern. The Hocus Pocus show entertains several times throughout the night, and a special new fireworks display ignites the evening sky and transforms Cinderella Castle.
How to Attend
The best way to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is to avoid using a regular ticket on the date of your event. Instead, rest up and do something fun at your resort. However, you do not have to ai until 7:00 to get in. Show up at 4:00, and you will be admitted for a few extra hours of fun. Make sure you use Fastpasses while you can. They will not work during the event. Everyone is permitted to wear costumes provided they are family-friendly and do not pose a safety risk. Read the costume policy on Walt Disney World’s official website.