Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom is a wonderful addition to any fall getaway at Walt Disney World. On party nights, the park closes early to day guests and the extra fun begins for party ticket-holders. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event.
The atmosphere in the park is amazing and brings a festive “spooky-but-not-scary” vibe to the Magic Kingdom. As soon as you step through the entrance gates, you know that the evening is going to be full of fun!
Tip: Although the party officially begins at 7pm, Disney has historically allowed party guests to enter the park as early as 4pm – which can be great for families who don’t want to use up a day of their park admission. Get in early, enjoy some attractions and get ready for the party to begin. Often, you will be able to line up for the popular character meet-and-greets prior to 7pm. This is essential to getting the most out of your evening. Those party hours are precious!
Be sure to get a party wristband as you enter the park or from several marked locations inside the park if you have been touring during the day. After 7pm, Cast Members will be ushering any guests without wristbands out of the park.
One of the highlights of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the chance to meet popular – but rarely seen Characters – in the park. These meet and greets can get very long lines, so it is best to pick your must-do and see that Character first. You may be able to get a second favorite in, but unless you want to spend your entire party waiting to meet Characters (which is totally fine!), wait until the end of the party to see some of the others on your list.
This year, some of the most popular and most rare Character greetings are:
Queen of Hearts with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
Jack and Sally
Another fun event, especially for the little ones, is the Monstrous Scream-o-Ween Ball. It is so special to be able to dance with some of your favorite Characters.