Local Mom Scoop was invited by Walt Disney World to attend the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019. All opinions are 100% my own.
Have you been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
We’ve talked about it for years and this year was our first time ever attending. You see, my girls birthdays are in November, so in the past, we’ve always gone to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
But now we have a serious dilemma. I think we may have to start a new tradition and go to the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party as well.
After posting on my Instastories, I asked Local Mom Scoop followers what they wanted to know before and after. So I’m answering your questions as best I can from my point of view. You can check out my Disney highlights as well.
1. What are the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 Dates, Tickets & Times?
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Dates:
- August – 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30
- September – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29
- October – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31
- November 1
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $80 for children ages 3 to 9 or $85 for those over 10 years old. The prices do increase as you get closer to Halloween.
The party starts at 7:00 pm and ends at midnight.
BONUS TIP: You can get into the park at 4:00 pm.
2. When is the Best Time To Go To The Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
I would assume during the week would be less crowded than on the weekends. We just went on a Friday night in September and we waited no more than 15-20 minutes on average for a ride.
Follow this Orlando Crowd Calendar which has been helpful in the past.
3. Should You Go To The Park During the Day and then to The Halloween Party?
I would not recommend it. Since you can get into the park at 4:00 PM, you have a few hours to see characters or ride a few rides before the party starts at 7:00 PM. It’s honestly a full day if your kids can hang on till 9:00 PM.
Bonus Tip: If you do not have a ticket for the party, you will have to leave the park that day by 7:00 PM.
4. What is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Policy?
A revised costume policy went into effect for the Disney Halloween party in recent years that is more restrictive for adults.
General Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Guidelines:
- Disney may deny admission to anyone or remove anyone who is wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or could detract from other guests’ experiences.
- Guests may dress as their favorite characters, but cannot pose for pictures or sign autographs.
- Costumes must be family-friendly and not obstructive, offensive, violent or objectionable.
- Costumes must not contain weapons that resemble or could be mistaken for real weapons.
- Costumes may not contain sharp or pointed objects, or materials that might accidentally strike another guest.
- Guests who do not abide by the guidelines may be refused entry or removed unless their costumes can be modified to acceptable standards.
For guests ages 14 and up:
- Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and subject to additional security screening.
- Costumes may not reach or drag the ground.
- Capes should not go below the waist.
- Themed T-shirts, shirts, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable.
- Transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus are OK. Headwear must not cover the face.
- Masks are not allowed.
For guests ages 13 and under:
- Costumes and some masks may be worn. Masks cannot cover the entire face, and eyes must be visible.
5. Where are the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 Characters and Locations?
Below, you’ll find this year’s characters and their greeting spots. I’m not gonna lie, we waited to meet Elvis Stitch for almost 30 minutes or longer. But that’s all she really wanted to do, so it was worth it.
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
- Jack Skellington and Sally at Town Square Theater
- Seven Dwarfs
- Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, Mad Hatter
- Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger (dressed in Halloween costumes)
- Ariel and Eric
- Belle and Gaston
- Minnie Mouse (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Goofy (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Cruella DeVil (roaming)
- Anastasia and Drizella (roaming)
- Cinderella and Elena
- Rapunzel and Tiana
- Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear a.k.a. Lotso
- Stitch (dressed in Elvis costume)
- Tarzan, Jane and Terk
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Aladdin & Abu alternate with Genie & Jasmine
6. Are all rides open at Mickey’s Halloween party?
Not all of the rides and shows will be open during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Many will though and with very little wait times.
BONUS TIP: FastPass+ is not available during the party.
7. Are there any special attraction experiences?
During the party, “Space Mountain,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Mad Tea Party” and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor” all feature special Halloween-themed experiences just for the event.
I don’t want to give it all away, but you may encounter some real pirates!
8. Does Disney do a Fireworks show at the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
“Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular,” features new projection technology and other special effects mixed with fireworks, lasers, lighting, music and characters!
Make sure you get a spot early. It happens at about 10:15 PM.
9. Is it worth it for 6 and Under?
I think so! It really depends on your child and their schedule. If you can get to the park around 4:00 PM and stay until 9:30, that’s almost 5 hours in the park and should give you plenty of time to see and do some of the shows like the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular”.
This spectacular show is located on the Castle Forecourt Stage. The mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” return to the mortal world during the Halloween season. With only a few hours to run amok, the three sisters decide to use their magic to throw the best Halloween party this side of the graveyard!
10. Where is the Best Spot to Watch “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade”?
Watching the parade from Frontierland is the way to go.
Make sure you have to plan to be in that area at least 30 to 45 minutes before the parade. It’s wear the parade starts, so when it finishes you can go to Haunted Mansion or back over to Fantasyland.
BONUS TIP: The Headless Horseman rides out before the parade starts so make sure you have a good seat. Watch in my video below.
11. What if my child has a food allergy?
If you have a food allergy, please see a Cast Member to pick up a teal-colored treat bag.
When you trick-or-treat with your teal bag, you’ll receive a teal token at our treat stations.
Later on, you can redeem these teal tokens at our Allergy-Friendly Centers for your special treats!
12. Is there specialty food & beverages at the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
From The Pumpkin Spice Milkshake at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies to the Constance’s For Better Or For Worse, there are 5 specialty spooky treats around the Magic Kingdom.
Bonus Tip: Skip The Line and place a mobile order on your My Experience App.