Every Halloween, the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida lights up with fun decorations, not-so-spooky costumes, and trick-or-treating fun for all with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Having never attended myself growing up in Central Florida, I’m glad to be able to enjoy this annual Halloween special event at Disney and share the experience with my children. Halloween is a fun time for them and my oldest absolutely loves dressing up in costume, so this is one of our favorite Disney World events.
Though Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is not included with a daily park admission to Magic Kingdom, it is an event that you’ll want to experience with your children at least once during their childhood. It’s just that much fun! Let me share with you five reasons I know you (and your kids) will love Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!
5 Reasons You’ll Love Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Special Disney Character Greetings & Costumes
Every year, you’ll find some of your favorite Disney characters dressed up for Halloween, which makes for unique photo opportunities and memories! Additionally, you’ll find special characters that sometimes are rare to find in the parks. This year, Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas made a debut at Walt Disney World! I can tell you they were very popular and the line was packed to meet them!
Fun Halloween Decorations
The fall and Halloween decorations that adorn Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are super cute and one of my favorite parts of this special event. You’ll see Mickey-carved pumpkins, lots of fall colors (which are a bit hard to find in Florida nature), and kind-of-eery lighting to set the mood for Halloween fun.
Disney Villains Dancing & Singing
One of the evening’s entertainment offerings during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the Disney Villains’ Dance Mix and Mingle. How fun is it to see your favorite love-to-hate villains singing and dancing in front of Cinderella’s castle? After the show, they join the crowd for some character greetings! This year my girl took a picture with Cruella De Vil, who handed the autograph book my girl had given her back to me saying, “Sorry darling, I only sign checks!”
Disney-Style Dance Parties
Kids love to dance and have a little party fun, especially when they can’t do so on a regular basis. But, dancing past your bedtime in the middle of Magic Kingdom and doing so with Disney characters? Just think of the memories created! During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, your kids can do just that with two dance parties offered all night long at opposite ends of the park.
Of course, your little ones will be able to have some trick-or-treating fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! There are candy stations throughout Magic Kingdom, plus a couple of candy trails with multiple stations for your kids to collect candy, all of which you’ll find labeled on the special Halloween party map.
There’s plenty more to enjoy about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, like a variety of rides that are open late into the night and Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade featuring the Headless Horseman! You can pre-purchase tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starting at $59 for adults and $54 for children ages 3-9. The party is held select nights now through November 1st!
What’s your favorite part of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World? If you haven’t been, what do you think you’d like most?
Disclosure: Our family received complimentary admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to experience the fun and facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.