Fall will be here before you know it, and that means it’s almost time for one of our favorite events of the year – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! And this year will be particularly exciting with several returning favorites and some all-new experiences, highlighted by the debut of the incredible new “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.”
Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” serves as the host of this all-new nighttime extravaganza, with state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks filling the sky above Magic Kingdom® Park. Jack has come to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. Jack’s ghost dog, Zero, then flies off carrying everyone along on a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house. Their journey takes them from one room of the house to another, encountering dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a whole series of troublemaking Disney villains. “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular” promises to be the perfect Halloween treat!
The fireworks are just part of the Halloween fun. Several attractions across the park receive special enhancements just for the Halloween party! New this year, when you follow the treat trail into the Monster World at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, you will interact in all-new ways with the comic cast of monsters, as you learn about the curious Human World holiday we call Halloween.
Embarking upon the high seas with the Pirates of the Caribbean, you will discover a crew of live pirates on your journey, engaged in a whole new adventure in search of treasure. Space Mountain goes completely dark again this year, hurtling you through the blackness of deep space to the riffs and chords of a new hard-rockin’ soundtrack, and at the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, each spin of the teacups takes guests into madder and madder territory, as special lighting and music give the attraction experience an extra energy after dark.
There’s also the amazing “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” the ride of the Headless Horseman, “Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade,” Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball and “Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam,” where this year Nancy Clancy from the hit Disney Junior series “Fancy Nancy” joins other Disney Junior pals like Vampirina and Doc McStuffins.
You won’t want to miss the all-new “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular” or any of the other delightful treats in store at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, select nights Aug. 16 – Nov. 1, 2019.
Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Day-of tickets start at $85 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Please contact a Pixie at Pixie Vacations to book this Disney World Halloween Party special event.
Don’t miss this years brand-new “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular” fireworks show.
Watch Jack Skellington Host Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show:
In “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular,” Jack Skellington from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” serves as host and has come to tell a “not-so-scary” story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. His ghost dog, Zero, flies off carrying everyone along on a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house. Their journey takes them from one room of the house to another, encountering dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a whole series of troublemaking Disney villains. The show will also include state-of-the-art projections and lasers, plus lighting and dazzling fireworks that will fill the sky above Magic Kingdom Park.
Your Go-To-Guide For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party 2019
There are a few reasons that Florida residents get excited about fall. One is the two-week span where temperatures drop below 70 degrees. The other is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This fun, fall-inspired event combines fun costumes and sweets with the magic of Disney. Because this is a special event, it is not included in your general admission ticket into Disney. If you are looking for a special way to celebrate Halloween, there’s no better place to do it then with Mickey and all of his not-so-scary friends.
Dates, Costs, and Times
As mentioned above, access to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party requires a special party ticket on top of your general admission ticket to Disney. However, if you have this special party ticket, you can get into Disney after 4 pm without a general admission ticket. The cost of this special ticket changes slightly depending on when you go. The dates of the event are:
2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 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
On Halloween, tickets cost $135 for adults and $115 for children. Prices range from $79-$109 for adults and $74-$100 for kids depending on the date. Fridays are usually more expensive than other days during the week, and typically prices go up the closer you get to Halloween.
Discounts are available for annual pass holders Disney Vacation Club owners.
The tickets are non-refundable, even if it rains, so it is suggested to buy the tickets once you get to the park to ensure the weather cooperates. The event runs from 7 pm until midnight.
It’s not Halloween without fun costumes, right? Kids and adults are welcome to dress up in safe, family-friendly costumes that are not considered dangerous, violent, or offensive. Remember this is Disney, and it’s a not-so-scary Halloween event. Here’s a cute video we found that covers the Do’s and Don’ts of costumes at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Disney Costume Rules
Some Do’s and Don’t s for costumes include:
- DO wear costumes that represent your favorite characters
- DON’T bring accessories that could be mistaken as real weapons
- DO pick costumes that are family friendly and safe
- DON’T wear hats or masks that cover your face if you are 14 or over.
- DO remember it is Florida and will probably be at least 80 degrees, so dress comfortably!
Because this is a special event, you will need to pick up wristbands to enjoy all of the festivities. You can pick up the wristbands in the front of the park, near the Carousel, Tortuga Tavern, and the Guest Relations window in Liberty Square.
Wristbands and Trick-or-Treating
Once you have your wristband, it’s time to party! There is trick or treating throughout the park, and party guests are given a special Halloween themed bag to carry around the park with them for collecting goodies. The candy stations are set all throughout the park and will be well stocked up until midnight. It is recommended to save the candy stations for later in the night, as it can become cumbersome to carry around a bag full of candy while you try to navigate lines and rides and character meet-and-greets.
Party Guests With Allergies
Disney tries to be as accommodating as possible and wants to make sure all guests can enjoy trick or treating. If you have a specific food allergy, visit Town Square Theater and Liberty Square Ticket Center and pick up a colored bag of allergy-free goodies. As you make your rounds collecting candy through the park, you can pick up colored tokens to exchange for allergy-friendly sweets.
Halloween Treats Throughout The Park
It’s hard not to miss some of the Halloween-inspired goodies displayed and the shop windows down Main Street. Use this special time to pop in and try a holiday themed dessert pop or spooky carmel apples. These exclusive Halloween goodies are only available for a limited time, which is a great reason to splurge on one! Many of the retail shops down Main Street offer houseware, clothing, toys, and Gourmet goodies especially for this season.
Rides And Attractions
Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular (Fireworks Extravaganza)
End your night with a Halloween-themed fireworks display that lights up the sky! This show centers around Mickey, Minnie, and their friends as they are swept away to a not-so-spooky haunted house! Watch for dancing ghosts and the Disney villains you love to hate, followed by 12 minutes of incredible fireworks. This nighttime show features lasers and lights for a Halloween show you’ll never forget!
If there’s one aspect of the party you can’t miss, it’s the Boo-To-You Parade! Twice a night, spooktacular floats glide down Main Street. Look for Mickey and Minnie sporting brand new Halloween costumes, hitchhiking ghosts, and never seen before floats featuring Buzz Lightyear, Pirates and friends from the Wreck-It Ralph movies.
The next generation of Disney characters host an epic family-friendly dance party that will have everyone on the dance floor! Head over to the Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe for a high-energy party, limited time photo ops, and music that’ll be stuck in your head all night.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
When the sun goes down, Disney’s most sinister sisters, The Sanderson Sisters, take over Main Street. Winifred, Mary, and Sarah, along with some of their evil friends, take over Mickey’s Not-So-Scary- Halloween Party. With high energy music, high-tech projections, and visual effects, this holiday treat is sure to be spell-tacular!
Disney PhotoPass Service
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a perfect opportunity to snap priceless pictures of your family in their adorable costumes. Instead of spending the whole night taking photos on your phone, take advantage of Disney’s PhotoPass Service, with a twist. Leave the photography up to the cast members and look at all of your Halloween photos in the My Disney Experience app. During the party, some of your photos may even get a unique Halloween twist.
Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing
Trick or treating, character meet and greets, spooky parades, and thrilling shows could work up an appetite. Along with most of Magic Kingdom’s signature dining spots, there are a few fun and frightful dining options available during the party. Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party is a fun way to try delectable Halloween desserts while you enjoy the fireworks from a special viewing area. Browse a boo-teaful buffet of “chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses, and other ghoulish goodies.” Then, follow an escort to a private viewing area to enjoy the fireworks.
Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way
Another way to enjoy the party like a VIP is to reserve seats at Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way. Check out the way Tony’s Town Square Restaurant has been completely decorated for Halloween and enjoy a feast with Disney’s cruelest villain, Cruella DeVille. Snack on international cheeses and pastries, dip into a kettle of gooey and creamy spinach dip with ciabatta crustini, and enjoy assorted Halloween flatbreads. After you’re frightfully full, enjoy the Boo-To-You Parade in a private viewing area
While you explore the park, collect candy and meet with your favorite costumed characters, check out some of Magic Kingdom’s rides that have been kicked up a notch, Halloween style:
- Space Mountain: Speed through space and time on Disney’s iconic Space Mountain to the tunes of an all-new Halloween soundtrack
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Keep an eye out for live-action pirates that board your boat and take you on a treasure hunt!
- Mad Tea Party: This classic ride gets a Halloween makeover in the form of spooky effects, and Halloween inspired music!
- NEW! Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor: Follow the trail of sweets and find your seat for this hilarious family-friendly comedy show. Join misfits and monsters as they learn about Halloween!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party is an excellent option for families that want to take a more fun and silly approach to this sometimes dark and scary holiday. In true Disney fashion, the entire park is decorated to celebrate the occasion, with pumpkins and fall leaves and friendly characters throughout! And best of all, it’s “not so scary” to kids of all ages can get in on the fun!