The Best of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


Everyone that knows Disney knows that they do everything to the nine…especially holidays! If you so lucky as to be visiting Walt Disney World during the Halloween season, you are in for a real treat! The ambiance is very far from scary…more spooktacular!! Lights are dimmed throughout the park and spooky music plays in unison from land to land.   Come and see your favorite characters dressed up in their costumes. Be sure to watch out for Haunted Mansion characters as they are in full swing on each party night.

Fireworks 9:30 PM

Happy HalloWishes fireworks are staged to Disney family-friendly spooky themed music. The musical score includes Haunted Mansion and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” as well as the voices of Disney characters such as Madame Leota, Ursula, Jafar, Maleficent and Oogie Boogie.  The fireworks are sure to get you in the spooky spirit.

Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade 8:15 PM & 10:30 PM

Line up early folks as this parade is very desirable by all Halloween party goers.  There are some extra special treats in store for you here, like The Headless Horseman!! (arrives 10 minutes before the parade begins) Watch as special Halloween floats dance their way down Main Street USA to the very catchy song, Boo To You!!  Disney Villains float by as Haunted Mansion grave diggers grace their way through the parade. Enjoy Goofy and friends as they serenade you with CANDY!! There is so much more but I don’t want to spoil the fun. :0)


From the moment you enter Magic Kingdom you know that you have entered a Halloween Party, hay bales, cornstalks, balloons and jack-o-lanterns adorn the park. Cast Members are holding up signs to welcome you to the park and the castle is lit up Halloween style. Be sure to grab your trick-o-treat bag upon entering the park…you will need it at the trick-o-treat stations that are scattered throughout the park.

Villain’s Mix and Mingle

Your favorite Disney Villains take center stage in this Halloween production – stick around, you don’t know who you may meet after the show. If you are a fan of the Disney Villains you will not want to miss this!

Special Disney Character Appearances

Various locations throughout the Park until 11:30 PM. One personal favorite is see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This is the only time of year you can see them. Be sure to get in line early as the line is LONG!


Visit the designated trick-o-treat areas between 7PM-12AM.

Halloween Dance Parties
Stitch’s Cosmic Dance Party – Tomorrowland
Get Up & Boo-gie – Fantasyland

Tips and Information

This is a hard ticket event. This means that there is a separate entrance fee for the party nights.  Once you purchase tickets please note that they are non-transferable, and non-refundable even in the instance poor weather conditions.

Starting at 4:00 PM the day of the party guests are permitted to enter using their Halloween party ticket. If you are already in the park at 4:00 PM be sure to go to the front gate to have your ticket swiped. All Halloween party guests will receive a wristband that they must wear and show in order to remain in the park. In recent years they have gotten more diligent about checking these so be ready to show it. Guests that have the wristband will be able to stay through park closing at 7:00 PM, while others are asked to leave.

Be sure not to wait until 7:00 PM to enter the party. We were running late in October 2010 and it took about 45 minutes to enter the park. We lost that 45 minutes of park time. It was jam-packed!


2011 Dates:

7:00 p.m. – Midnight

September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

October 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

November 1


September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Advance Purchase: $57.46 for adults 10 and older

$51.07 for ages 3-9


Annual Passholder and DVC Member Discounts: $53.20 for adults

$46.81 for ages 3-9

Day of Event: $63.85 for adults

$57.46 ages 3-9

October 2, 6, 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27

November 1

(No discounts are available for Friday nights, October 13, 30, 31)


Advance Purchase: $60.66 for adults 10 and older

$55.33 for ages 3-9


Annual Passholder and DVC Member Discounts: $56.40 for adults

$51.07 for ages 3-9


Day of Event: $67.05 for adults

$61.72 ages 3-9



Okay my faimily at the party...yes we dress up!! No I am not in the

Reader’s Choice

I asked YOU what your favorite parts of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are…here is what they said!

  • Kyle D. Headless horseman opening gallop
  • Kerry P. We have been twice. Love the parade, have stood at the beginning of parade at at the end, which I preferred. Not as many people trying to push you out of the way. The fireworks are great. It’s the only place where young and old can dress up and you don’t get weird looks like you are crazy!
  • Jacque B. I love the festive atmosphere of Halloween at Disney. There is little to no wait time on rides. Like Mary above, I have a family pic with Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, which I adore. Checking out everyones costumes. My favorite part of the parade is the Haunted Mansion dancers – Love the fact that they look so creepily cool!! My kids dance with Chip & Dale. Going again in September and we cannot wait!
  • Julie B. I loved the festive decorations, the cool weather and smaller crowds. My favorite part was watching my 40 year old husband and his friend comparing the candy they collected while waiting for Mickey’s Philharmagic, complete with 3D glasses!
  • Teri S. My all time favorite part of the Halloween party was watching the “Headless Horseman” riding down Main Street at the beginning of the parade – that was the most awesome sight I have EVER seen at WDW and I’ve gone 69 times!!!!!
  • Louie F.Seeing your kids AND the Disney characters dressed up in costumes!! Running from candy station to candy station at 12am. Dancing with the characters in the DJ section in the back of the park (Chipmunks one year and Stitch last year). Seeing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs all together. Last year my little Cinderella took a pic next to big Cinderella, also got a pic in that costume by the pumpkin chariot. Seeing that parade for the first time and then getting that “Boo To You” song stuck in your head!! is there a limit to this?
  • Mary H. The parade is my favorite on property. From the headless horseman, who starts the parade to the villains getting their time in the limelight, to the grave diggers dance, it truly is a fantastic parade! I thought of another thing that keeps me coming back…It’s all those “once a year things” like getting an albeit very, very short visit with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (bring your own camera, there is no Photopass with Snow White and the Dwarfs), getting my picture in front of Cinderella’s Carriage, and having meet and greets (no autographs, however) with some of the villains. I’m not a huge fan of MVMCP, but boy do I love MNSSHP!


Not a good picture but this is the Headless Horseman.

A special thank you to all of my readers for their help!!  We would love to hear from YOU! What is your favorite part of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? If you have never been but are planning to attend…what are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts in our comments.

See ya real soon!!


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  • I’m going for the first time in September, on my birthday, I can’t wait! Thanks for all of the info!

  • Deborah Page
    June 28, 2011 4:49 pm

    We love MNSSHP! We went as a family of pirates this past October. It was my son’s 10th birthday and he had to to Pirates League earlier in the day and been made up so he looked so good. We enjoyed the parade so much but I LOVED the Hallowishes Fireworks. My son and I are going back this September and we will be attending MNSSHP again. My son is going to be a recon comando and I am not sure what I will be. This is so much fun. If anyone is going to be there during this time it is a must!

  • Great info! I might be able to go for the first time this year! 😀 It looks awesome!! 😀

  • I hope to make it to this at least once!! Great info and photos! I love the one of your family!

  • We were lucky enough to see the Disneyland Halloween Party in 2008 , which coincided with my daughters 11th Birthday. And we have just realized we will be at WDW for this Halloween Party, only just! I’m so excited. We don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, so it really fun for us to. Be a part of this.

  • That is great news!! You are going to LOVE the party!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

  • Bird you will someday!!! You and your family will love it!!

  • Thanks Manda! If you go, tell me what you think. :0)

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