Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs from August 11- November 1, 2023, and we just couldn’t wait to pull together our Must Do list to get ready. This party features new treats, ride overlays, new characters in the Boo to You Parade, and special experiences you won’t get anywhere else! Check out these 8 Things to Do at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
What Does Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Include?
Getting a ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party means you get access to Halloween fun at Magic Kingdom you can’t have outside party times. Here’s the lineup of everything to look forward to at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
- Early Party Access to Magic Kingdom at 4 pm, for a 7 pm party time.
- Exclusive Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Snacks
- Exclusive Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Merchandise
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular! Watch 3 sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom park.
- Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular—a wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
- Disney Junior Jam at Storybook Circus—featuring some favorite friends from Disney Junior shows.
- Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
- Halloween Ride Overlays at select rides
- Trick-or-treat Trail featuring all your favorite candy, included.
- Disney Characters in Halloween Costumes, and rare Character Visits
- A Spooky and Enchanting atmosphere in Magic Kingdom park during this limited-capacity event.
Trick or Treat Candy Trail
The trick-or-treat trail weaves throughout the park getting you handfuls of candy everywhere you turn! And this year you can find an extra special show along the path! Check out the Treat Trail Encounter with Monsters Inc. characters at the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland. There’s no telling where these guys will pop up for a scare!
Disney Pro Tip: Focus on everything the party has to offer, and not just trick or treating. While fun for a while you still have to take all the candy on rides and stash the extra in a suitcase for the travel home.
Halloween Ride Overlays
On Space Mountain, riders will be treated to a new Halloween soundtrack as they race through the cosmos. Haunted Mansion also gets dressed up for the party with Madame Carlotta and spookier, web-covered hosts. Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor and Mad Tea Party also get refreshed with Halloween fun!
Disney Pro Tip: To make the most of your time and reach all the rides during the party, turn left at the castle and start in Adventureland. Most everyone else will turn right, leaving that side of the park a little emptier when the party starts.
Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade
The Boo To You Parade is the highlight of the Halloween Party featuring the Grave Diggers of Haunted Mansion, Disney Villains, Peter Pan, and more. And this year we’ll see the return of a few new additions, from 2019 to the parade including The Spectral Bride, of Haunted Mansion fame, Buzz Lightyear, and The Incredibles. Parade times are at 9:15 pm and 11:15 pm. Brush up on the Boo to You Halloween Parade Lyrics before you go!
Disney Pro Tip: The best views really are on main street with the castle in the background, and the second parade is always less crowded.
Hocus Pocus Villains Spelltacular
Join the Sanderson sisters of Hocus Pocus as they attempt to pull together a party guest list and stir up some mischief with the Disney Villains at Cinderella’s Castle. Only seen during the party this fan favorite is shown a few times throughout the evening of the party. Showtimes are 8:30 pm and 10:45 pm.
Disney Pro Tip: The latest Hocus Pocus Villains Spelltacular at midnight has the lowest crowds.
Exclusive Disney Character Meet and Greets
One of the best parts about attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is seeing our favorite Disney characters all dressed up! Winnie the Pooh and Friends always have the best costumes and certain characters, like Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, can’t be seen anywhere else!
Disney Pro Tip: Lines for characters during the party are long so it’s best to visit the most in-demand characters first. Guests can get in line as early as 4pm, but character lines do become lower during parade times and around 11 pm when the park starts to empty. Choose wisely and be sure to dress up and follow Disney’s costume guidelines.
Snacks at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Some Exclusive Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Snacks are only available during the party, grab them while you can. From spooky new ice cream cones to desserts dressed up as your favorite Disney villains there are both sweet and savory treat options to get you through the night.
Disney Pro Tip: Take advantage of all the spooky food options during the party and don’t book a table service meal. Instead, grab dinner at a quick service counter so you don’t lose precious party time.
Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show
Walt Disney World’s new Halloween fireworks show, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is only shown at the Halloween Party. Featuring Jack Skellington and the Disney Villains, we’ll follow Zero as leads the way with Mickey and friends trick or treating and stumbling upon a spooky haunted house! Special features include digital art projections, fireworks, a new soundtrack, and more. Fireworks Showtime is 10:15 pm.
Disney Pro Tip: This is a 360-degree fireworks show so they look great from anywhere in the park. Plan to grab your spot early if you want a spot in front of Cinderella’s Castle or book the Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party, which not only gets you ghoulish goodies, but also prime viewing!
Watch the Cadaver Dans in Frontierland
The Dapper Dans get all dressed up for Halloween and serve up music and “deadpan” humor for Halloween fun during the party. Complete with deadpan humor this quartet sings familiar songs of the season. They typically appear on the balconies above the Frontierland buildings and sing throughout the evening. Be sure to catch a song or two as you make your way around the park.
Planning Your Halloween Party Night
If you’re new to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, be sure to grab the Halloween party map to guide you toward treats, characters, showtimes, and special rides. We hope this will help you get a game plan for your party experience and make the most of your time there. Happy haunting!
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.