Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023

Halloween is one of the best times of the year to visit Walt Disney World with so many delicious treats, events, and decorations. There is so much to do and enjoy, but the hallmark experience is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This ticketed event grants you access to all the special Halloween entertainment, trick or treating, Halloween meet and greets, and more!

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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Returns for 2022!Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party

In an exciting update Walt Disney World has announced that Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return for the 2023 Halloween season!

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The event will return for 37 select nights from August 12th through October 31st starting at 7PM until midnight. Guests can expect fan favorite characters to return like Disney villains and the Haunted Mansion graveyard gravediggers along with a special focus on the sequel to the infamous Hocus Pocus film with a “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show!

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Guests will receive a special Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration Halloween themed commemorative print.

We are thrilled to see this wonderful party return to Walt Disney World, we will share more information as it's released. For now, it is likely the party will mirror what we have seen in the past which you can read about more in our guide below.

General Information About Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyPerformers dance on the Haunted Mansion float during the Boo to You Halloween Parade

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 Dates

The 2023 dates haven't been released yet, you can view the 2022 dates below for reference.

The Halloween party takes place in the Magic Kingdom from 7:00 PM to Midnight August 12th through October 31st.

  • August: 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • September: 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • October: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31


Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party may be purchased online or by calling 407-939-4240 beginning May 18. Ticket are on sale now! Ticket prices will range from $109 – $199.

Prices will also vary based on event night, make sure to buy your tickets in advance to get the best deals. Tickets are always $10 more the day of the event.


You will always save $10 on tickets by purchasing in advance.

Annual passholders and DVC members will save $5 per ticket.

Advance purchase savings and Annual Passholder discounts are not available on Halloween night, October 31, 2021.

Ticket Availability

Tickets can sell out very quickly so we recommend buying them as soon as they go on sale!

Entertainment at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyDisney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular at Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney ...

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party features exclusive, themed events that you cannot experience anywhere else including a fireworks show, a parade, and special musical performances.

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Hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” this firework show features fireworks, lasers, and lighting above Magic Kingdom.

The storyline goes that Jack has come to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. Jack’s ghost dog, Zero, then flies off carrying everyone along on a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house. Their journey takes them from one room of the house to another, encountering dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a whole series of troublemaking Disney villains.

The firework show typically kicks off at 10:15 PM during the party and lasts about 12 minutes. It can get fairly congested, so you'll want to line up early for the best views.

Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeBoo-to-You Halloween Parade

This parade is unlike any you've ever seen at Walt Disney World, as it features rare characters, music, dancing, and floats. You'll be greeted by the Headless Horseman himself who rides down the parade route, inviting costumed Disney characters and villains to follow including Mickey and Friends, the Hitchhiking Ghosts, Jack Sparrow, Winnie-the-Pooh, Wreck-it-Ralph, and more. One of the highlights of the parade comes from the Haunted Mansion Gravediggers, who scrape their shovels along the pavement to create beautiful sparks.

You will also see a parade float featuring The Incredibles and designer extraordinaire Edna Mode followed by Buzz Lightyear and Alien explorers discovering crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float. And of course, a Haunted Mansion float will feature the spectral Bride.

You can watch the parade at both 9:15 and 11:15 PM, choosing between viewing areas in Main Street, Liberty Square, and Frontierland.

 Hocus Pocus Villain Spooktacular  Hocus Pocus Villain Spooktacular at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Join the Sanderson Sisters from the cult classic film Hocus Pocus in their Halloween festival as they attempt to cast a spell over the audience with help from friends like Maleficent and Dr. Facilier. The whole family is sure to enjoy this event complete with music, dancers, and special effects.

Showtimes are offered at 8:15 PM, 10:45 PM, and 12:00 AM right in front of Cinderella Castle. The various showtimes will ensure you can work this frightfully fun event into your party plan.

The Cadaver Dans Barbershop QuartetThe Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Main Street favorites, The Dapper Dans, are ghoulishly transformed into The Cadaver Dans, and you'll find them performing haunting medleys throughout the party in Frontierland.

Monstrous Scream-o-Ween Ball Dance PartyMickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: The Classics! - WDW Magazine

Join all your friends from Monstropolis in a monster mash-type dance party. You'll find them in Tomorrowland at the Rockettower Plaza Stage.

Trick-or-Treating at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyTrick-or-Treating at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

If you have any food allergies, you can grab a specially-colored bag at either the Town Square Theater or Heritage House. You'll then collect tokens at each trick-or-treat location that can be redeemed for allergy-friendly treats later at special locations.

2023 Trick-or-Treat Locations

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Market Street (party entrance; open until 8 p.m.)


  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise


  • Splash Mountain
  • Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Columbia Harbour House


  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station
  • Ariel's Grotto


  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
    • NEW this year: After you follow the treat trail, you can interact with the Monsters, Inc characters as they learn about the curious Human World holiday we call Halloween.
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Meet-and-Greets at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyHalloween characters in the street

During the party you'll have the opportunity to meet your favorite characters that are decked out for Halloween. Lines can get long, but many of the characters are rarely seen in the parks so it's a fantastic opportunity to meet characters that you wouldn't normally get to meet.

For the Halloween party you can find characters at these locations:

Main Street, USA

  • Mickey Mouse

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally


  • Anastasia and Drizella
  • Rapunzel
  • Seven Dwarfs
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Winnie-the-Pooh and friends in costumes
  • Alice in Wonderland and friends
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Minnie Mouse in costume
  • Goofy in costume
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella de Vil
  • Daisy and Donald in costumes
  • Princess Elena
  • Princess Tiana


  • Lotso
  • Stitch dressed in an Elvis costume.


  •  Moana
  • Tarzan and Jane
  • Aladdin and friends
  • Captain Jack Sparrow

Costumes at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyKids in Halloween costumes at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Costumes are welcome and encouraged at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! There are some rules that you'll want to be aware of. Keep reading for the current guidelines.

Guests 13 and Under: 

  • Masks may be worn, as long as they do not cover the entire face and the eyes are visible.

Guests 14 and Up:

  • Costumes may not touch the ground.
  • Capes may be worn, but they cannot be longer than the wa.
  • Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • Masks of any kind are not allowed.
  • Layered costumes are discouraged and may be subject to additional screening.

General Guidelines:

  • Guests may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and must not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable, or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or may be easily mistaken as an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.
  • Disney deserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other guests.

Also, don't forget that it may be rainy or extremely not, so you may want to plan accordingly as you put together your costume.

Rides at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyPirates of the Caribbean Ride at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Do the rides stay open during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

Select rides in the Magic Kingdom remain open during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. You'll have full access to these rides during the Halloween party. Since it's a special event, that usually means shorter lines which is one of the major perks of attending. Also, many guests are focused on the candy and other entertainment options during the event.

Here are the available rides

Main Street, U.S.A.



Liberty Square


Storybook Circus


Be aware that some rides will close sporadically though, just as they do throughout regular operating hours.

Halloween Ride ThemesMad Tea Party | Magic Kingdom Attractions | Walt Disney World Resort

You can also experience certain Walt Disney World rides with Halloween themes including:

  • Discover a fresh spin on the Mad Tea Party, featuring new lighting and effects.
  • On Pirates of the Caribbean, join some rookie pirates in their search for “Gunpowder Pete” as you discover a crew of live pirates featured in the ride.
  • And on Space Mountain, hurtle through deep space in complete darkness with a new hard rock soundtrack. with a new soundtrack.

Treats at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyMickey Halloween treats

The sweetest part of the night is undoubtedly the delicious seasonal treat offerings available to guests. There are several that are only available during the Halloween party. In the past this has included the amazing chocolate Haunted Mansion portrait treats pictured above, Pumpkin Cheesecake Domes, white chocolate Jack Skellington desserts, pumpkin Mickey Waffle sundaes, Worms and Dirt Gravestones, Candy Corn Ice Cream, and special rice crispy treats and brownies.

Dessert Parties at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyDazzling fireworks over Cinderella Castle framed by Main Street U.S.A. lit up at night

Dessert parties are offered with reserved viewing for the Halloween entertainment- these specific offerings typically change annually but always include fabulous dessert offerings and prime spots.

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace

This dessert party features reserved viewing of Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular at the Tomorrowland Terrace.

  • Location: Dessert party held at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom park, with fireworks viewing in the comfort of the terrace.
  • Dates: Select nights August 13 through November 1, 2021
  • Dessert Party Time: 8:45 PM
  • Fireworks Show Time: 10:15 PM
  • Price: $99 plus tax for Guests ages 10 and older; $59 plus tax for Guests ages 3 to 9

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing

This dessert party features reserved viewing of Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular at the Plaza Garden.

  • Location: Dessert party held at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom park, with fireworks viewing in the Plaza Garden
  • Dates: Select nights August 13 through November 1, 2021
  • Dessert Party Time: 8:45 PM
  • Fireworks Show Time: 10:15 PM
  • Price: $79 plus tax for Guests ages 10 and older; $47 plus tax for Guests ages 3 to 9

Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way

This event features reserved seating for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade while you eat and mingle with Cruella De Vil herself.

  • Location: Town Square, guests check in at the podium in Tony's Town Square Restaurant
  • Dates: Select nights August 13 through November 1, 2021
  • Parade Time: Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade begins at 11PM, guests can check in starting at 9PM
  • Price: $99 per person, plus tax

All of these events are extremely popular, be sure to secure your dining reservations in advance!

PhotoPass Magic Shots at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyHeadless horseman at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Exclusive hauntingly real PhotoPass Magic Shots will also be available in different locations throughout the park during the Halloween party.

Some locations will even have special props to make the scenes even more interactive and realistically fun.

If you want to take advantage of these, you may want to consider purchasing Memory Maker before the party. At $69 for one day, you'll receive unlimited downloads of PhotoPass shots and discounts on prints.

Halloween at Disney World- Costumes GuidelinesHalloween at Disney World- children in costumes walk through the park

Guests of all ages attending the ticketed Halloween party at Magic Kingdom are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes!

Halloween at Disney World Costume Guidelines

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses).

PhotoPass photographers will also be available with special Halloween themed Magic Shots to incorporate into your pictures. You can find them at the most popular photo spot locations or search on the My Disney Experience app.

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Thanks for joining us as we explore Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and Happy Halloween! For current showtimes, see official website.

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About Miriam Jean

Miriam is a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Advocacy and Policy. Her advocacy efforts include working as an intern with multiple political think tanks as well as serving as a delegate at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women. She currently works in higher education training student leaders and teaching leadership classes. In her spare time she loves the arts, especially singing and the theatre. She recently played the title role in ”Mary Poppins” alongside her husband who played Bert, an especially memorable experience. She first fell in love with Disney when she dressed as Winnie-the-Pooh for her second Halloween and has never looked back. An avid history buff, she especially enjoys researching all historical aspects of the Disney franchise and celebrating the company's legacy and growth. Miriam loves spending time with her wonderful family, watching black-and-white movies, and eating anything with sprinkles.

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