The after-hours Mickey's No-So-Scary Halloween Party is an exclusive event that requires a separate ticket. Children are encouraged to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat at Disney World's Magic Kingdom park, where treat trails feature candy and healthy treats. There are special Halloween activities and events, and of course all the Magic Kingdom rides and attractions are open.
2018 dates have not been announced but it's safe to assume dates will be similar to those in 2017. Last year, the party took place on 32 select nights between August 25 and November 1, 2017.
What happens during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
As the name implies, this not-so-scary Halloween event is aimed at kids of all ages and focuses on fun instead of fright. (This is in stark contrast to Universal Orlando's terrifying Halloween Horror Nights event.)
There is trick-or-treating throughout Magic Kingdom park. Kids can visit 15 treat locations scattered throughout the park. (Fun fact: More than 282.5 tons of candy will be handed out during the 29 parties this season, with more than 40 different kinds of brand-name candies offered.)
- Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, which opens with a hair-raising ride by the Headless Horseman, followed by a collection of frightful floats featuring Disney characters in Halloween costumes.
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, the all-new show at Cinderella Castle, features the Disney villains. In the show, the mischievous sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” use their magic to throw an evil Halloween party with other Disney villains like Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent and more.
- Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular, where Disney villains tear up the night with fireworks and wicked remixes of their theme songs. Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie are just some of the scoundrels who croon their spooky tunes as creepy colors crawl over Cinderella Castle.
- Disney Villains Dance Mix and Mingle, where favorite baddies from Disney films perform an opening number in front of a ghostly Cinderella Castle. Throughout the evening, guests interested in meeting their favorite Disney villains can encounter them at locations around the park. Look for Jafar in Adventureland and the Queen of Hearts near Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, while Lotso lurks near Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland.
- Club Villain takes over The Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square with a wicked atmosphere, lively music, glowing décor, and appearances by Cruella De Vil, Dr. Facilier, Anastasia, Drizella, Lady Tremaine, and more.
- Disney characters dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes
- Villain’s Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella's Castle is a VIP ticket that gives you preferred viewing for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and the HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular plus admission to a character dessert party at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Lady Tremaine, the villain of "Cinderella," shares her musical talents while you enjoy themed desserts, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, entertainment and visits from favorite Disney villains. Every guest gets an autograph card and souvenir Maleficent dragon cup.
- Special Halloween merchandise is available at gift shops throughout Magic Kingdom park. Be on the lookout for special MagicBands, collector pins, and apparel, as well as themed household items, accessories, and even Mickey ears.
How can you get tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
In 2017, tickets were sold for $74-$115 for adults and $69-$110 for kids ages 3 to 9, depending on dates selected. You can order tickets on the Disney World website or by calling 407-W-DISNEY.
Even more Halloween fun
Guests looking for even more Halloween fun can sign up for the special-ticketed Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party, which is a delicious way to score prime viewing for the Happy HalloWishes nighttime fireworks spectacular.
Ticketed Not-So-Scary guests can also pair the event with a table-service dining experience.
Note: Several years ago, Disney revised its costuming guidelines for special events in its theme parks. Dress-up is encouraged for ages 13 and under.
While costumes may be worn, guests ages 14 and older who wear layered costumes or accessories that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not feature any item that could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.