A Disney World vacation is always fun, but it really gets magical for Halloween! We’ve partnered with writer and photographer Kelly Stilwell from Food, Fun & Faraway Places as she uncovers what’s new for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Get ready for the Happiest Haunting on Earth!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, is officially upon us, and there’s a lot to be excited about this year! It may not feel like fall yet, but Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has been transformed and definitely feels like Halloween!
And what are kids most excited about when it comes to Halloween? CANDY! 250 TONS of it will be handed out before this event comes to an end on Halloween night!
The first time I visited Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with my family, I think my kids were probably about 5 and 8 years old. We have so many great memories of that trip to Disney World, and many of them were from the night we spent at the party.
Fast forward more than ten years, and we now live just 90 minutes from the parks. We’re still having a blast at this Halloween party extravaganza and we’ve all agreed this last visit may be rivaling our first as our very favorite! Disney World has pulled out all the stops this year, so if you’re considering taking that vacation between now and October 31, get your tickets before they are gone!
Honestly, this year’s event was so good, I can’t imagine how they will top it next year, which will mark 25 years of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. But, of course they will! It’s Disney, after all!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Activities
The annual return of the Hocus Pocus show brings fans back every year to see the three Sanderson sisters joined by a cast of not-so-scary Disney villains as they conjure up a Hocus Pocus Party Potion in order to cast a spell on Magic Kingdom park.
One of the highlights of Mickey’s Not So Scary event, the show just keeps getting better and better. Be on the lookout for Oogie Boogie, Dr. Facilier, and Maleficent! The Disney dancers and singers are incredible! Disney never disappoints when it comes to entertainment.
Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade
The Headless Horseman is hosting Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, and you’ve got to see it to believe it!
Happy HallowWishes Fireworks Show
The Happy HallowWishes fireworks show is amazing as always. Be on the lookout for the flying ghosts!
The rides are always a big draw at Magic Kingdom and some of your favorites have special features for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
During the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you’ll see LIVE pirates making sure guests are on the lookout for Gunpowder Pete. You never know who you’re going to see!
The Mad Tea Party ride has been transformed into a whole new look!
The glowing colors and special lighting make this ride more popular than ever!
Space Mountain is crazy enough as it is, but for this party, you’re in complete darkness. My kids loved it!
Some Disney characters only come out on Halloween, so this is a fantastic time for meet and greets. Some of the characters will be at scheduled stops, but others may surprise you—be on the lookout as you never know who you may see!
Be sure to bring your autograph books! (Don’t worry, you can easily get one there.) The Queen of Hearts was signing away!
Alice and the Mad Hatter were busy seeing fans.
The Disney Junior Jam team is holding a dance party at Storybook Circus. This is the spot to dance the night away with Disney Junior Characters like Doc McStuffins and Timon from The Lion Guard.
Frontierland is holding a Costume Promenade. This is the place to show off those costumes (and get more candy!) I always love seeing guests dressed up.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Food
As with every special Disney event, the culinary team comes up with themed deliciousness. Most of the specials are sweet, but you can start with savory at Tomorrowland and Adventureland:
- Munster Smash Burger at Cosmic Rays in Tomorrowland … served on a black bun with cheese, tots, and Sriracha aioli.
- Hades Nachos at Pecos Bill Cafe in Adventureland … black bean nachos, buffalo chicken, and cheesy goodness.
Ready for dessert? There’s a lot of it to be had!
Main Street, USA
- Minnie Brownie at Casey’s Corner.
- Halloween cinnamon roll, pumpkin cheesecake, and Not-So-Poison Apple Cupcake at Main Street Bakery.
- Hitchhiking Ghost dessert at Aloha Isle.
- Caramel Pretzel, cinnamon donuts, and apple cider at Golden Oak Outpost.
- Worms and Dirt at Pecos Bill Cafe.
- Jack Skellington dessert pop at Sleepy Hollow.
- Zero pumpkin waffle sundae at Sleepy Hollow.
- Madame Leota dessert tart at Liberty Square Market.
- Oogie Boogie meringue at Gaston’s Tavern.
- Maleficent waffle cone at Storybook Treats.
- Candy Corn flavored soft serve and milkshake at Auntie Gravity’s. (See Madame Leota dessert tart in the middle!)
Exclusive Halloween Dessert Party
Want to taste your way through the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks? Make a reservation at the Halloween Dessert Party! You’ll be able to enjoy an assortment of frightfully delicious desserts and have an incredible view of the fireworks! This will probably sell out, so get your tickets now!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Merchandise
The merch at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is collectible, and on opening night we were told the Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket was SOLD OUT! Of course, they will get more in, so get one as soon as you arrive!
All the merchandise is popular! Which one will you buy to commemorate your visit?
Get tickets for all the Disney World and Disneyland parks here. NOTE: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special event and special ticketing is required. Get your tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on the Disney site!
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