Our Top Tips for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

It's already time to plan for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Held on select nights in September, October and November, the special ticketed event is fun for the whole family.

We've compiled some of our top tips for getting the most out of this scary good time!

-Park tickets are not needed for entrance into the party. Just your Not-So-Scary ticket will get you inside the turnstiles. So if you're not opting for the Park Hopper ticket option, why not spend the morning at another park? Or, just spend the afternoon at your resort relaxing, so you can take full advantage of the late Not-So-Scary hours!

-Weekend parties are more expensive and more crowded. If you can, opt for a weeknight party earlier in the season to avoid the extra cost and crowds.

-Be sure to look for treat bags that are handed out once you enter the park.

-Trick-or-treat lines get shorter as the night goes on. Why not ride your favorite attractions, and catch the Boo to You parade and Happy Hallowishes fireworks first, then spend the last hour or two trick-or-treating?

-Check the map for Trick-or-Treat Trails. With multiple candy stops along the way, these will be the biggest bang for your candy buck!

-There are two Boo to You parades, and the second parade is much less crowded. Try catching it from Frontierland or Liberty Square for a less-crowded view.

-Don't miss Hallowishes -- the Halloween version of Magic Kingdom's Wishes fireworks. With 360 degree displays, it's truly a sight to see!

-Take PhotoPass photos. Special scenes are available only at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party, such as photos with the Hitchhiking Ghosts at the Haunted Mansion! Plus, all your favorite characters are out in their own Halloween costumes, too!

-The Haunted Mansion is not to be missed. "Streetmosphere" characters often interact with with guests in the queue line here. And the Cast Members take it up a notch with ghoulier-than-usual face makeup!

-Dress up! The most fun part about Mickey's Not-So-Scary is seeing the costumes of fellow guests. Be creative but mindful of the heat and humidity -- and be sure to have comfortable shoes!

Not-So-Scary Party tickets are on sale now.

Mase wrote on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 13:30:

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I would LOVE to do this... but dont think it can ever happen... Jeff is a lucky puppy.... LOL

Kim wrote on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 13:41:

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This is a Wonderful Party to go to, and it is not just for kids!! I took my mother last year who is 74, and she can't wait to go this year again, she even wants to dress up this time. We had a lot of fun.

gaylin wrote on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 22:01:

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I love this party and the Hallowishes parade is my favourite! I have even figured out easy costumes to pack and carry around before hand. Nurses scrub top and a nurse red cross hat. An apron and a chefs hat! Great picture taking as well. If you see people in amazing costumes, just ask almost everyone will let you take their photo.

JeffC wrote on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 23:54:

I am indeed so excited!!! Mase, wish you could be there :) I missed the headless horseman last time because I was too busy trying to get the camera settings set! Next thing I know Joe's saying "There he goes!"...crapsticks! But not this year.

Also note that they do have raisin packs for those that worry about too much other candy. We had tons of them as well.

My goal this year is to top our 6 pounds of candy from 2009. It is good to have goals, eh?

Winkie wrote on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 02:48:

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This is our 6th time going to Mickey Halloween...Our family gathers this annual event we dress up, and have a wonderful time. We don't tell each other what are costumes are it's a wonderful surprise....Disney offers so much on this special night that there's just not enough time.

mandyandriley wrote on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:05:

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Thanks so much for this article! I will be using these tips for our first MNSSHP this fall!

Tracy wrote on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 18:38:

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going for the first time this year, SO wicked excited!~

claudine wrote on Sat, 07/02/2011 - 11:24:

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This is the best party they have at Disney. Seeing how everyone dresses up in their costumes is an attraction in itself. The decorations and music is amazing. We took my husband one year and he is a quiet & reserved man, we gave him a bag for his candy and he didn't think he would be interested in Trick or Treating, it was so much fun watching him get in line to see what candy he received! This party is getting bigger and bigger every year and I wouldn't miss it. The best spent money ever!

leigh wrote on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 18:01:

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Do you have a chance to meet and greet character like during the regular hours?

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:06:

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Hi Leigh! There are even more Character Meet and Greets than during regular hours set up all over the park with characters in their Halloween costumes, and lots of Villains!

mamaliz wrote on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 18:38:

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my best tips for the mickeys not so scary halloween
#1 use your disney credit or debit cards to buy tickets at $46 each you have to call the park directly to get this discount!
#2 park will let you enter at 2:30 if party starts at 6 and 3:30 if at 7pm
cust. serv. rep let me know its 3 1/2 hrs early entry
#3 lines for rides will be long for popular rides if you show up early so save those rides such as space mountain , indiana jones, and others after 9pm
#4 start your candy hunt for after the parade or right before lines will be very very long at the start of the party!
#5 it will be warm weather so dress in a nice cool costume then bring sweatsuits or warm clothing to slip on around 8pm because it gets chilly!
#6 bring frozen water bottles 2 for each person they will let you bring them in the park.I bring a backpack and a insulated lunchbag and keep water in them!
#7 bring a few med pills for stomach aches or headaches kids n adults you never know!
#8 buy glow sticks at the dollar store they are pricey in the park
#9 do not miss firework show its truly the best show they put on it makes you feel like you are in a Halloween movie!!
they sell special mickey ghost popcorn pails and jacks casket popcorn pails at only 3 spots and they sell out fast sell them only during the party

Holly wrote on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 21:38:

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I tried calling the park directly, and they did not offer a discount. Looks like we will indeed be paying admission twice (since we'll be needing park hoppers for the week). Booo.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 21:54:

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Holly - yes, the Halloween Party has always been a hard ticketed event. The park closes early on MNSSHP Nights, so you do indeed have to pay for a party ticket, it's not included in regular admission.

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