Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2024

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Each fall, Walt Disney World transforms with seasonal decor and events like pumpkins on Main Street, U.S.A and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the perfect event for those looking for a magical Disney Halloween experience that’s suitable for all ages. It’s all treats and nothing scary! The event is back in 2024 with a few new offerings.

The entrance of Magic Kingdom's train station at night, adorned with fall banners and lit in Halloween colors of green and purple.
Magic Kingdom transforms into a festive, fall atmosphere with colorful lighting changes and special music just for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The event welcomes guests with Magic Kingdom’s train station adorned with fall banners and lit in Halloween colors of green and purple.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Overview

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event. If you have a ticket or annual pass that allows you to visit Magic Kingdom during the day, the park will close early and you will need an additional ticket to enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It’s frightful fun but, like the name says, not so scary. This family friendly event has a little something for everyone who likes the cute side of spooky season. Characters in their Halloween costumes, trick or treating for all ages and themed fireworks are some favorites that keep people coming back every year. There are also ride enhancements like actual pirates at Pirates of the Caribbean.

Everyone can dress up for Halloween which is extra special considering costumes are not otherwise permitted in the parks!

Mickey and Minnie will wear new outfits at the Magic Kingdom Halloween party in 2024. Photo from Disney Parks Blog.

What’s new at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024?

For Halfway to Halloween on May 6th, Disney announced 2024 event information for Mickey’s Halloween party including these new things to look forward to.

  • Mickey and Minnie wear new neon spiderweb outfits to greet party guests.
  • Villain sightings happen throughout the park as soon as the party begins.
  • A DescenDANCE Party, inspired by the new film, takes place at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland.
  • Guests can meet Bruno Madrigal next to Mirabel at their Casita in Fairytale Garden.
  • Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade changes times to 8:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

Disney Halloween Fireworks 2024

For many years, Hallowishes was the Disney fireworks show at these events. If you haven’t been in a few years, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is the current fireworks show at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This is a 12 minute, perimeter firework show that is best viewed from Main Street, U.S.A. or the hub area or somewhere between the two. It can be seen from many places around the park though if you’re up for casual viewing. The nice thing about Disney Halloween fireworks is that there are far fewer people and you don’t have to stake out a spot early. It’s possible to walk up as the show is starting and get a great view.

Magic Kingdom Halloween Parade

Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade is the premier entertainment at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. You can expect to see many Disney characters in their Halloween costumes and a spectacular Haunted Mansion themed mega unit. Haunted Mansion grave diggers make sparks fly with their shovels and ballroom dancers from the attraction waltz by. It’s all quite magical!

How long is the Magic Kingdom Halloween parade?

The Magic Kingdom Halloween parade is about 20 minutes long. The Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade route runs from the Frontierland entrance through the park, down Main Street, U.S.A. and exits near the barber shop. This is a twice nightly happening with the route the same each showing.

What time is Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade 2024?

Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade times in 2024 are 8:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

Other Disney Halloween Party Entertainment

The castle stage show is Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The Sanderson Sisters from the popular film grace the stage for some spooky fun.

The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet is also a sight to see as well as a sound to hear. If you love the Dapper Dans, this ghostly version of the show will delight you in Frontierland.

You can also meet some rare characters, and as of 2024, spot villains around the park. Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas usually have the longest line.

There is also fun pre-parade entertainment that rolls down Main Street!

The times guide at the event will have all of this year’s times and entertainment information.

Dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2024

The Magic Kingdom Halloween party starts even earlier in 2024. We’ve been seeing a mid August start for years now but August 9th may be a new record.

August 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29

October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31

When do Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale May 8th for guests of Walt Disney World Resort hotels, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green.

For all other guests, tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party go on sale May 15.

You can buy tickets online at Disneyworld.com/Halloween or call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-934-7639. 

Disney Halloween Party Prices

As for pricing, the range for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024 is up ten dollars from 2022 and 2023.

Mickey’s Halloween event tickets start at $119 and cost up to $199 for peak nights like Halloween.

If you want a less expensive ticket, August is your best bet. The first half of September is the next best option.

Note that these prices do not yet include tax.

Disney Vacation Club Members and Annual Passholders get $10 off tickets for certain dates.

What Rides are Open at Mickey’s Not So Scary?

Disney says the following attractions will be open for the event. Also that guests can expect shorter wait times due to the lower volume of tickets sold for the Halloween party. Below we’re putting an asterisk and explanation with attraction enhancements we can expect at these parties.

Note that TRON Lightcycle / Run will be open during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party but it will still have a virtual queue.

Adventureland

Jungle Cruise

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

*Pirates of the Caribbean (has had live pirates at past events)

Swiss Family Treehouse

Frontierland

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square

*Haunted Mansion (additional entertainment outside of the attraction)

Fantasyland

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

“It’s a small world”

Peter Pan’s Flight

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

*Mad Tea Party (has a unique lighting for the event)

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Storybook Circus

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

The Barnstormer

Tomorrowland

Astro Orbiter

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

*Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (show altered with Halloween fun)

*Space Mountain (ride in pitch black with different music!)

Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover

TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise (virtual queue only)

DVC Resorts Close to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Walt Disney World has great transportation options at every resort. When you’re planning for super late nights, like at Not So Scary, sometimes it’s nice to stay nearby. Magic Kingdom area resorts are some of the best in terms of theming, amenities, fireworks views and overall location.

The walking path from the Contemporary to Magic Kingdom is the shortest of all resorts. It’s quite the treat to have this option when the monorail line is long or you just want to get back to your resort as quick as possible. Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort also has a monorail station in the main building. There is also a bus available during inclement weather.

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort has a walking path directly to Magic Kingdom. It’s on the Seven Seas Lagoon with beautiful views but feels a bit farther than walking to Bay Lake Tower. The main lobby of the Grand Floridian also has a monorail station and there is boat transportation on the Seven Seas Lagoon. Bus transportation is provided during inclement weather.

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows has access to the same walking path at the Grand Floridian that takes you to Magic Kingdom. The walking route is a bit longer because you need to walk to, then through the Grand Floridian first. However it’s a nice option to have. The Polynesian is also conveniently located on the monorail line and there is boat transportation on the Seven Seas Lagoon here as well. Guests will be able to take a bus during inclement weather.

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge are two fabulous home resorts at one beautiful property. Guests staying at either can access Magic Kingdom via bus or boat transportation across Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon.

This is the first year that The Cabins at Fort Wilderness are a DVC option! This Magic Kingdom resort has boat transportation as well.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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