From mid-August through the end of October, the Magic Kingdom holds its annual Halloween event, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The event is geared towards young children and families and takes place at the park after hours. Guests are encouraged to dress up, trick or treat along the specially marked treat trails, and enjoy all of the ghoulish festivities.
Mickey's No-So-Scary Halloween Party is an exclusive nighttime event that requires a separate admission ticket, which can be purchased at the park or online, in advance. There are special Halloween activities and events, and a selection of Magic Kingdom rides and attractions (including most of the popular E-Ticket attractions) are open with minimal lines.
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween event runs from August 16 to November 1, 2020.
What to Expect
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 the Magic Kingdom during the event. Kids can visit treat locations scattered throughout the park. Accommodations are made to ensure all children can enjoy trick or treating. If your child has allergies, pick up a special bag from any cast member (Disney employee). The bags ensure your child is not given any candy to which they may be allergic. Instead, they are given tokens to redeem at the allergy-friendly candy station.
Tickets and How to Attend
Tickets prices to the event vary depending on the date. To ensure that you can visit on your preferred day, you should make reservations to the limited capacity event by purchasing tickets in advance online. A $10 discount is given to tickets purchased at least one day in advance. Prices range from $79 to $135, the price goes up as the date nears closer to Halloween. Tickets for children ages 3 to 9 are discounted $5, and kids younger than 3 get in free.
The event lasts from 7 p.m. to midnight on each night that it is open. Disney annual passholders and vacation club members may receive a discounted rate.
What to do
Young kids (and kids at heart) would likely love Mickey's No-So-Scary Halloween Party. The park is completely decked out for their enjoyment, and all the characters play along with the theme.
- Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade opens with a hair-raising ride by the Headless Horseman (which, admittedly, is actually kinda scary) followed by a collection of frightful floats featuring Disney characters in Halloween costumes.
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – The show, features a gaggle of Disney villains, returns to the stage in front of Cinderella Castle. The mischievous sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” use their magic to throw an evil Halloween party with characters such as Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent, and more.
- Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular – Gather at Cinderella Castle where Disney is presenting a new fireworks and projection show for 2020. It includes the Fab Four (Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy) and a mashup of Disney villains.
- The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet – Enjoy the sounds of this "barbarous-shop" group throughout Frontierland. Their ghostly sounds will surely give you a fright.
- Meet characters – Throughout the evening, guests interested in encountering their favorite Disney villains can find them at locations around the park.In past years, Jafar was stationed Adventureland, the Queen of Hearts was near Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, and Lotso lurked near the Buzz Lightyear ride in Tomorrowland.
- Disney Junior Jam – Head over to Storybook Circus and get your groove on with favorite Disney Junior characters.
- 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.
Specially Themed Rides and Attractions
- Space Mountain – Disney cranks up the music with a new soundtrack and turns off all of the lights in the classic indoor coaster just for guests of Mickey's No-So-Scary Halloween Party.
- Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor – The interactive show is all about Halloween.
- Pirates of the Caribbean – Live pirates join the animatronic ones. Could you spot them?
- Mad Tea Party – Special effects may make you even more dizzy than usual on the classic ride.
More Halloween Highlights
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. Options include Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Crystal Palace, and The Plaza Restaurant.
Note: Disney revised its costuming guidelines for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. 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.