Besides the festive decorations at Walt Disney World's four theme parks, there is also the famous holiday bash called, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park. Don your favorite costume and get ready to trick-or-treat at this Halloween-themed event held each fall on select nights from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight. This event requires an additional ticket outside of general admission. Starting at $68 for a one-day ticket along with a valid park admission.
It was our first year attending and we brought the boys too.
Activities at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:
- Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
- Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (live show in front of the castle)
- Trick or Treating
- Special Disney character Disney appearances
- Monster's Inc. Scream-o-Ween Ball
- Exclusive merchandise for purchase
7 Tips for Attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with Toddlers:
- While you don't have to be in a costume, it's that much more fun if you do. I was a blonde Snow White and the boys had little Ewok costumes that they refused to wear though. They are already too cool for school apparently ;) It was too hot for the costumes anyway, which is why I had them wear "Wicked Cute" tees from Target with Mickey and a Pumpkin on them, which made for cute photos still. In fact, I'm going to use the above photo for Halloween cards. However, some people go all out in their costumes. I loved that this group went as a FastPass+ that actually lit up and MagicBands:
- FastPass+ isn't available during the party, however, the rides aren't as crowded due to all the other activities going on. We found that if you hit the more popular rides during the parade there was little to no wait. We chose this time to go to the Mickey Meet and Greet on Main Street with our boys. It was actually faster than a fast pass, we went right in and with inpatient toddlers, this is a boon. Loved seeing Mickey in his Halloween best too. We also took turns going on Space Mountain, which had a wait time of just 15 minutes before the fireworks and an unheard of 5 minutes right after!
- The Monsters Inc. Scream-O-Ween Ball is an outside dance party in Tomorrowland that's great for toddlers. My boys had fun bopping around here and meeting Sully and Mike. Check out my Vine video to see the ball in action.
- Bring your own bag or purchase the larger souvenir bag for trick or treating. When you enter, two small, but festive bags are provided for gathering treats, but you'll likely want a bigger one that's easier to carry if you plan to hit all the treat locations. My boys loved collecting the free candy at the different treat locations throughout the park from sponsors like Craisins, Weather's Original, Dove, Peeps and more. The yogurt and chocolate covered Craisins were a big hit with them and I loved the Dove chocolates and Weather's Original caramel apple-filled hard candies.We don't often give them candy, so they were probably most excited about this than the rest of the other activities, lol.
- Pack glow sticks to properly enjoy the evening fun. They kept my boys entertained too while waiting for the fireworks to start and saved us from buying light up wands there.
- Let the kids go to bed late and stay for the fireworks at 10:15 p.m. We left after this though. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we were already way past their bedtime and still had to get back to our hotel.
- The most crowded times to attend are on the weekends and the nights closest to Halloween in October, which is why I'm glad we went in late September, especially when going with kids.