Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018

Updated 9/16/18. With so many delicious treats, events, and decorations, Halloween is one of the best times to visit Walt Disney World Resort. There is so much to do and enjoy, but the hallmark experience is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Special activities, treats, and characters make this Halloween Party one for the entire family to enjoy.

This is an event that sells out quickly, so if you’d like to go, it’s important to plan ahead. Fortunately, our handy guide will provide you with everything you need to know to make the most of the party. Let’s get started!

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Special Entertainment at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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.

Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show

Halloween fireworks

Watch as villains light up the night sky over Cinderella Castle and Main Street, USA. With colors, projections, and pyrotechnics, this is one fireworks show that you won’t want to miss. Plus, you’ll hear some of the most beloved “spooky” Disney songs of all time including “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid, “Never Smile at a Crocodile” from Peter Pan, and “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?” from The Three Little Pigs.

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

Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

Boo-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 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 Quartet

The 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 Party

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 Party

Trick-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.

2018 Trick-or-Treat Locations

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

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

Fantasyland

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

Tomorrowland

  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Meet-and-Greets at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Halloween 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 2018 party you can find characters at these locations:

Main Street, USA

  • Mickey Mouse

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally

Fantasyland

  • 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

Tomorrowland

  • Lotso
  • Stitch dressed in an Elvis costume.

Adventureland

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

Costumes at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Kids 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 Party

Pirates 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. FastPass+ is not offered during the party but it’s generally not needed sine the lines are shorter!

Here are the available rides for 2018: 

Main Street, U.S.A.

Adventureland

Frontierland

Liberty Square

Fantasyland

Storybook Circus

Tomorrowland

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

New Ride Themes for 2018

New in 2018, delight in twists and treats at some beloved attractions!

Treats at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey Halloween treatsThe 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 2017, these 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.

Plus, participate in Dessert Parties if you’d like. Specific offerings change annually but there will be plenty of tasty options for even the pickiest of eaters! You’ll find these at various locations throughout the park.

PhotoPass Magic Shots at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Headless 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 $59 for one day, you’ll receive unlimited downloads of PhotoPass shots and discounts on prints.

General Information About Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 Dates

Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween party occurs on select nights in September and October, with the possibility of a few additional dates in late August or early November. The Halloween party takes place in the Magic Kingdom from 7:00 PM to Midnight.

The 2018 party takes place on the following dates:

  • August 17, 24, 28 and 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31

Price

Adult tickets start at just over $70 for weeknight events, and the price can jump to over $100 for busier dates and Halloween night. Children’s tickets are a few dollars less, and toddlers under 3 are free.

Prices will also vary based on event night, make sure to buy your tickets in advance to get the best deals.

Ticket Availability

As I previously mentioned, tickets can sell out very quickly so we recommend buying them as soon as they go on sale!

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