6 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Must Dos

6 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Must Dos

Every year Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party arrives at Walt Disney World. As our main annual trip, we are usually overflowing with things we absolutely LOVE about this party and Halloween time at Walt Disney World. From the new treats to the rides to the shows, here are our Mickey’s Halloween Party Favorites.

We’ll admit that this party is what prompted us to start this blog and to start taking annual vacations to Walt Disney World in the fall each year. So we may be biased. What can you do at this party, you ask? Well, apart from the general Halloween magic found in Magic Kingdom in the fall, you can do quite a few things. You can read our Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to learn about dates, tickets, and activities. While you can always grab candy from Target, and dress up on your own to trick or treat in your neighborhood, there are things here you just can’t get anywhere else. 

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Disney’s Boo To You Parade

We love love love this parade. LOVE. IT. If you’re lucky enough to have the Boo to You Parade music, this music literally starts our spooky season. But there is nothing like seeing this parade in person. The Boo to You Parade happens ONLY at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom.

What time is the Boo to You Parade at the Halloween Party?

The Boo to You Parade is offered twice during the party at 8:15 pm and 11:15 pm. 

Need the Disney Halloween Parade lyrics? We have those. Need Disney Boo to You Parade tips? We have those too. We even pulled together a Boo to You Parade Photo Tour just so that we can reminisce when we’re not there. We usually watch this parade at both showings, one earlier and one later just to get the full effect, and photos, of the whole experience.  This year we camped out right in front of the castle to get the best views and see the Headless Horseman up close. It’s always a treat when the Headless Horseman rides because sometimes he doesn’t! If it’s raining, lightning, or even if the horse doesn’t feel like it, he may not lead the parade at all. Either way, this parade is probably still the #1 reason we pack up every fall and head to Walt Disney World.

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Disney Halloween Party Snacks

So, we talk about food a lot. A LOT. After stalking the Disney Halloween Treats online for weeks before we attended this party, we were thrilled to finally arrive and try all the new treats! And round up all the new Disney Halloween Party treats here.  Know that some Halloween Snacks at Walt Disney World are “only” available as a party exclusive. While other Halloween snacks can be found across the parks throughout the fall. Check out all the Walt Disney World Fall and Halloween Snacks

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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

 If you camp out for the fireworks show, you will catch a showing of this while you wait. The Sanderson sisters are joined by other Disney villains including Oogie Boogie, Maleficent, and others. This 

What time is the Hocus Pocus Show at the Halloween Party?

The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, on the Cinderella Castle stage happens throughout the party at different times depending on your party night. Here is the schedule for the Hocus Pocus Villain spelltacular. 

  • Event nights from August 9 through September 28, 2024:
    • 9:05 PM
    • 10:40 PM
    • 12:00 AM
  • Event nights from September 29 through October 31, 2024
    • 7:40 PM
    • 9:05 PM
    • 10:40 PM
    • 12:00 AM

Haunted Mansion Halloween Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Ride Overlay

Visit the Haunted Mansion Performers

Always be sure to ride the Haunted Mansion during the Halloween Party. In addition to the cast members being dressed up and extra spooky, you also get the amazing Madame Carlotta sitting right outside the mansion, engaging with guests. She tells stories, and jokes and is such a fun addition to the experience at the party! We always make sure to see her in action every time we attend the party. While Haunted Mansion is one of our favorite Spooky Things at Walt Disney World all year long, it’s the most fun at Halloween. 

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Watch the Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Halloween Fireworks Show

Another tradition at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party is 360-degree fireworks show, Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show. Complete with Mickey and Friends in a haunted house. We usually try to score a place right in front of the castle. But since it is a 360 show, any spot is going to be a good one! We also got to see this show by chance from California Grill and it was stunning from afar as well.  Absolutely one of our favorite parts of any Disney trip is the chance to see fireworks… and this is truly one of the best!

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Special Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Merchandise

The Disney Halloween Merchandise this year was adorable! In addition to the basic Halloween tees and ears available throughout the fall, the party guests get access to their own special merchandise, only available at the party. Check out the Disney Halloween Merchandise Roundup for all the new collections. 

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What can we say? We love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. While this is our Must-Do List for this party, there are tons of other things we absolutely love! Like the park soundtrack, and the Halloween popcorn bucket! So many things!!! What are your favorite things at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Let us know if we missed something.

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.


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