When we received the email inviting our family to Disney for an epic media trip, we knew we were in for a magical adventure! Included in our media trip were party passes to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. We had been to MNSSH last year, but there were all new spooky experiences scheduled for this year’s party.
About Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
MNSSH party takes place on select nights starting on August 17 and runs through October 31 at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This is actually the first year it starts earlier, allowing you to experience the party even longer with 34 event nights. Tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for kids ages 3-9 when purchased in advance. You can check out all event dates on MickeyHalloween.com. With your event ticket, entry can be made into the park at 4pm giving you 3 hours to experience rides with shorter wait times before the 7pm party time.
Park guests are ushered out of Magic Kingdom at 6pm. Party goers will receive a special party band proving you have event passes. It may be important to note that once the official party time begins, FastPass+ will no longer be available for rides. Be sure to get there by 4pm in order to enjoy FP+ entry; however, wait times are typically shorter during the event.
The fall season at Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite times to visit Disney World. Fun Fact: There are 176 pumpkins located on balconies and windowsills along Main Street.
Hocus Pocus Anniversary
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Hocus Pocus. Watch a spellbinding show on the Castle stage with the Sanderson Sisters, complete with spooktacular fireworks.
Party Exclusive Twists
Pirates of the Caribbean – Get ready for new pirates to invade this experience who interact with guests as they search for Gunpowder Pete.
Mad Tea Party – One of our favorite rides by day, this teacup experience gets special lighting and effects during party hours.
Space Mountain – Explorers dive deep into blackness on this thrill seeking ride complete with a rock themed soundtrack.
Toddlers and preschoolers can jam out with their favorite Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins, Vampirina and Timon, in the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam located in Storybook Circus, of course.
Mickey’s Boo-to-you Halloween Parade
One of my personal favorite parades, along with Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!, is the Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween parade. This parade includes a cast of over 175 and travels 23 miles of parade route over the Halloween Party season. The Halloween parade features event-exclusive characters along with the beloved Mickey Mouse and Peter Pan.
Treat stations are listed below for each of the lands. Lines will appear REALLY long, but move rather quickly. You can expect to leave this party with enough candy for the Halloween season! More than 250 tons of candy will be handed out to party guests at these 14 treat locations across the park
Main Street, U.S.A.
Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly Center)
Market Street (party entrance; open until 8 p.m.)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
Country Bear Jamboree
Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy-Friendly Center)
Columbia Harbour House
Pinocchio Village Haus
Walt Disney World Railroad Station
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
If your little ones can hang in there, be sure to checkout the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show that concludes the evening….and let me know how it is 😉 I have yet to watch it because my kids are not fans of any of the firework displays.
If you’ve been to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, what was your favorite part? Leave a comment below along with any other tips for future party-goers.