Mickey Mouse has invited his favorite villains and YOU for a hauntingly good time at Magic Kingdom. Disney’s annual event, “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” is held during the whole month of October. It’s the one night everyone is allowed to dress up in costumes, trick-or-treat and meet with some face characters not traditionally seen in the parks. If you are getting tired of taking your kids out on a stroll around the neighborhood for candy, why not knock on the Magic Kingdom castle door instead?
“Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” tickets are offered at a discounted price of only 78$, a noticeable difference when compared to the regular 99$ ticket value. However you will not be able to attend the park until 7:00pm when the party “officially” begins. If you try entering before this time you will be politely denied entrance. Also, if you try to stay inside the park without a Halloween Party ticket than you will also be politely kicked out. Every attendee is given a special wristband, cutely decorated with candy corn at the main gates. You will need to present this wristband occasionally throughout the park to gain access into Tomorrowland and other main attractions.
Once you’ve arrived at the main gates you will be greeted with giant, glowing Mickey Mouse jack-o-lanterns. Everything from that point onwards will be decorated in pumpkins or autumn colored banners. Classic songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Hocus Pocus” and other Disney stories will be playing throughout the night as you continue exploring the park.
If you keep your eye out, you will be able to find some nasty villains such as Cruella De Ville, Jack Skellington and this year’s feature: the Hocus Pocus sisters. Hocus Pocus has been a top-rated halloween movie for awhile and this year you finally get to meet some of the main characters in person! The sisters also perform a concert in front of the castle numerous times throughout the night. Each time, the castle glows an ominous purple and Main Street is lit up in a deep red light. It really puts you in the perfect spooky mood.
Disney understands how to appeal to all ages when it comes to Halloween. Although Disney villains may not be the friendliest of people, I would say this event is suitable for younger, more easily frightened children. Those with younger children will enjoy the trick or treating aspect, while the older crowd can enjoy lessened wait times for bigger rides. Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had wait times of approximately 15-20 minutes each time I had went! Better your chances of smaller wait times by attending this event on weekdays. Weekends will be of normal capacity.
If you are looking to change it up this Halloween season, definitely check out your local theme park or zoo for a list of seasonal events happening in your area. If you are lucky enough to live near a Disney Theme Park, grab yourself a ticket to Mickey’s Halloween party and join the fun!