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10 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party “Must-Do”s | 2019 Dates

Halloween is a fun time to be at Walt Disney World, but some of the spooky offerings are only at “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”.

Here are 10 Must-Dos for your family with the limited time you have for this event.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special event held on select dates each fall at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park.  The park closes early to guests without the special event ticket.  Guests with a MNSSHP ticket can enter the park as early as 4pm, but that still only gives you 8 hours to try and do it all.

Here’s our Must-Do list.

1. Wear a Costume

Attending a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of the rare times that everyone in your party can dress in costume inside the Magic Kingdom! It adds extra fun to the party as guests, cast members and even characters will interact with you based on your costume!

2. Meet Characters

One of the most sought-after experiences at MNSSHP is the meet and greet with Jack Skellington and Sally. Guests are lined up for this before the party even officially begins!

Between rare characters and your favorites that are all dressed up in costume, you could easily spend most of the night meeting them all! So we suggest picking a few and prioritizing just those.

Attending with little ones? Head to Storybook Circus to meet some of their Disney Junior pals including Vamperina, Doc McStuffins and Fancy Nancy. 

3. Get Treats

Trick-or-Treating inside the park is fun! There are over a dozen places to fill your goodie bag with some candy. A few of the stations even bring you inside an attraction to get your candy, which is a cool way to trick-or-treat.

In addition to all this sugar being handed out, you can also spend some dough on the special treats created just for the party. We suggest not waiting until the end of the night though.  While the candy is in endless supply, treats like the Jack Skellington push pop are not!

4. Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular

not so spooky spectacular halloween fireworks
Photo: Disney (David Roark, photographer)

People say that this is the best fireworks display that Walt Disney World does. We have to agree. Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular is a new fireworks display debuting in 2019. Be sure to get a spot with a good view of Cinderella Castle. There is only one showing of Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular during the party, so don’t miss it!

5. Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade

boo to you halloween parade

Oh, it’s good to be bad! The “Boo-To-You” parade features some of the villians you love to hate as well as some characters you don’t ordinarily get to see. There are two opportunities to catch this unique parade.

6. Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

hocus pocus villain spectacular at mickey's not so scary halloween party

In addition to seeing your favorite disney villains in the parade, you can catch them on the castle stage as party of a Halloween party hosted by the Sanderson Sisters! Many of us older guests can remember seeing them in “Hocus Pocus” when we were kids! Now they are back, 3 times each night during the party!

7. Visit the Haunted Mansion

While this is something you can do anytime of year, it is extra spooky during a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Added special effects to the exterior of the mansion make it extra eerie. Some of the ghosts might even come out on the lawn to talk with you while you are on line. Oh, and the Cast Members go all out with make-up and really kill it with their performances.

8. Get a Magic Shot!

Photo: Disney

This year’s party has designated magic shot spots. Like the special characters, the lines for these pics can be a bit long. There was a shot being taken just outside the Haunted Mansion where you could hold up a lantern next to the sign, but the line stretched back into the Tangled restroom area!

9. Dance with Monsters!

At some point during the party, you need to drop by the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland and shake what your monsta gave ya! Your favorite characters from Monsters Inc. will be there to dance along with you.  It’s a great way to spend a few minutes burning off all of that sugar!

10. Get Your Merch On!

Photo: Disney

No trip to Disney is complete without a souvenir to bring home. That candy isn’t going to last, so bring some extra cash for some of the event specific merchandise.  We some difficulty tracking down the special event pins.  I even bought my first limited edition MagicBand!

Want a free souvenir? Each guest can get a special Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card!

That’s our Must-Do list for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! There is so much to do and the party goes by so fast! You are going to need to have a plan to get in everyone’s party must-do!

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

Dates have been announced for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for 2019. The event will now be held on 36 nights which is an increase in 2 days. Here are the dates for 2019:

  • August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

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Carrie Hurst

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

This is great! Boo to You is my FAVORITE, and a definite must do!

Jennifer Kaufman

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Oh my gosh, you've totally nailed all of the fun things that are offered at the party! My kids would definitely say the trick-or-treating is their must do (I'm always blown away by how much candy you get!), but I'm always a sucker for parades. The Boo to You parade is no exception!


Tuesday 12th of September 2017

I loved being able to dress up in the parks! I had so much fun!

Julie Bigboy

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Wish I'd done the Magic Shots on my visit, they look great!

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