Boo To You, and to you too! We welcome all of you to one of our favourite articles to write each year…the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party starts earlier than ever this year, with party dates going from the End of August to the first of November. Head over to Disney’s website to find out all the specifics on dates and pricing. You will want to be sure to get your party tickets as early as possible because party dates do sell out. There is so much to do and experience at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party that it can be overwhelming to newcomers. Fear not! We have you covered because we are sharing our favorite tips and tricks to get the most out of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Buy your tickets early for the Party through Disney’s official website
There are 32 dates in 2017, four more dates than in 2016. The full dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017 are:
- August 25, 29
- September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
- October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
- November 1
Pricing for the party is staggered, remember to play ahead and know that the tickets do sell out fairly quickly.
- August 25, 29, September 7, 10, 12, 17 and 24 – $74 Adult/$69 Child
- September 19, 26 – $79 Adult/$74 Child
- September 15, 22, 29, October 1 – $88 Adult/$83 Child
- October 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24 ,26 and November 1– $94 Adult/$89 Child
- October 6, 13, 20, 27, 29 – $99 Adult/$94 Child
- October 31 – $115 Adult/$110 Child
Wear a Costume!
Your experience at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party will be 10 times better if you wear a costume. The cast members and characters interact with you so much more and make the evening extra special. Plus this is the ONLY time that adults can dress up in character to the parks! Worried about being the only people at the party dressed up? Fear not! More than 50% of the attendees dress up along with all the cast members. Need a little costume inspiration? Check out our Disney costume article for some inspiration. Note, this year Disney has updated their costume restrictions so you will want to look that over before you and make sure your costume is within the guidelines.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
This stage show is a great chance to see some great live entertainment and have some fun! Performances of this show vary by party date so be sure to consult the times guide. It is best not to go to the first showing because it is the most popular time. You will be able to grab a much better spot if you wait to go to a later showing.
Don’t Buy a Theme Park Pass
Did you know that you can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4 pm on the day of the party? Why buy an extra day ticket when you can get in extra early? Wondering what you are going to do all day until the party? I highly recommend adding a nap to your schedule, especially if you have young children who are going to but up way past their bedtimes. I also recommend you check out our list of what to do at Disney without a theme park ticket.
Save the Candy!
Who can resist eating all that candy they hand out? We recommend saving the candy for the end of your night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. The trick or treat trails and locations have no time restrictions on them so first take the time to enjoy all the things in the park that have set times only. Also, that candy weighs a ton after a few stops so it saves you from carrying around that extra weight the whole night.
If you can, Watch the Second Parade
Each night of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party the Boo to You Halloween Parade will run twice, at 8:30 pm and 11:15 pm. The first showing of the parade is always packed and requires you to stake out a good spot at least an hour before the show but who wants to waste that much time during a 4-hour party? Go to the 11:15 pm showing and worry not about having to save a seat well in advance before the show. Watch the video here for the 2016 Boo to You Parade.
DON’T Miss HalloWishes
This is my favorite firework display of the year. The music is catchy and the fireworks will take your breath away. This is a must not miss! Don’t forget to watch the projection show before the fireworks, Celebrate the Magic. It includes a special Halloween treat, exclusive to party goers. The fireworks only happen once each night of the party; so make sure to plan your schedule accordingly. The fireworks will light the skies at 10:15pm. Want a sneak peek of the Hallowishes Fireworks? Watch our video here!
Get your Souvenirs
Each year there is, of course, some limited edition merchandise that goes along with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Above is a sampling of the 2016 merchandise, but we’ll update the post when the 2017 merchandise is released. The merchandise locations will be noted on the party map you receive at the beginning of the party. In addition, you will want to be sure to pick up the exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card. The 2016 card is the picture on the left and the best part is it is free! You can pick up the card inside of the firehouse at the front of the Magic Kingdom.
Snap Some Pictures with Ghoulish Haunts
This year Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party goers will get a chance to captures some exclusive pictures with their favorite ghoulish delights. The Disney Parks Blog was nice enough to show off the above photos of the terror you can uncover in your party night’s PhotoPass!
This party is home to some rare and hard to find character meet and greets. The lines get outrageously long and could easily eat up your entire night at the party. Some of these extra special characters include Jack and Sally, all Seven Dwarves, and Cruella. If you absolutely must get a picture with one of those listed I recommend getting in line for them first. The line up for these popular characters can start as early as 5 pm!
Attractions are Usually a Walk-On
Most of the attractions within the Magic Kingdom will be open, with a great opportunity to catch a few walk-on thrills between party-ing! Now, what’s open?
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Haunted Mansion
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- “It’s a small world”
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mad Tea Party
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- The Barnstormer
- Astro Orbiter
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Space Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Please note: all attractions and experiences are subject to change without notice.
There are so many wonderful things to uncover at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party you won’t be disappointed with your time spent there. Be sure to dress accordingly and get ready to have some fun. What are your favorite Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips and Tricks? Be sure to use #howtomco!
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