It’s that time again! When it’s halfway to Halloween, Disney likes to announce what fans can expect in the upcoming spooky season. Disney announced the details for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and we’ve got it all here including some extra treats! 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 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.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 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 at 7:00 p.m. 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 on Pirates of the Caribbean. Everyone can dress up for Halloween which is extra special considering costumes are not otherwise permitted in the parks.
Disney Halloween Fireworks 2023
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! The Magic Kingdom Halloween parade is about 20 minutes long. The 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.
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 around the park. In the past, Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas had the longest line. Check the official website before the event for this year’s information. There is also usually fun pre-parade entertainment that rolls down Main Street!
Dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023
The Magic Kingdom Halloween party starts pretty early this year. We’ve been seeing mid August for years now but August 11th may be a new record.
August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
September: 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29
October: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
When will Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party tickets go on sale? Disney says, “Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green can purchase tickets starting April 27, and tickets will be available to all guests starting May 2.”
Disney Halloween Party Prices
As for pricing, the range for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the same as 2022, starting at $109 and costing up to $199 for the night before, night of and night after Halloween. Prices reach $149 September 19th and don’t go back down after that. If you’re wanting a more economic ticket, August is your best bet at $109 most nights. The first half of September is the next best option at $119.
Here we have the date of the party, price for adults and price for children ages 3-9.
Note that these prices below do not yet include tax.
|Friday, August 11, 2023||$149||$139|
|Tuesday, August 15, 2023||$109||$99|
|Friday, August 18, 2023||$109||$99|
|Tuesday, August 22, 2023||$109||$99|
|Friday, August 25, 2023||$109||$99|
|Tuesday, August 29, 2023||$109||$99|
|Friday, September 1, 2023||$119||$109|
|Monday, September 4, 2023||$119||$109|
|Friday, September 8, 2023||$119||$109|
|Sunday, September 10, 2023||$119||$109|
|Tuesday, September 12, 2023||$119||$109|
|Friday, September 15, 2023||$119||$109|
|Sunday, September 17, 2023||$119||$109|
|Tuesday, September 19, 2023||$149||$139|
|Friday, September 22, 2023||$149||$139|
|Sunday, September 24, 2023||$149||$139|
|Tuesday, September 26, 2023||$149||$139|
|Thursday, September 28, 2023||$149||$139|
|Friday, September 29, 2023||$149||$139|
|Sunday, October 1, 2023||$149||$139|
|Tuesday, October 3, 2023||$169||$159|
|Thursday, October 5, 2023||$169||$159|
|Friday, October 6, 2023||$189||$179|
|Monday, October 9, 2023||$169||$159|
|Tuesday, October 10, 2023||$169||$159|
|Thursday, October 12, 2023||$169||$159|
|Friday, October 13, 2023||$189||$179|
|Sunday, October 15, 2023||$169||$159|
|Tuesday, October 17, 2023||$169||$159|
|Thursday, October 19, 2023||$169||$159|
|Friday, October 20, 2023||$189||$179|
|Sunday, October 22, 2023||$169||$159|
|Tuesday, October 24, 2023||$169||$159|
|Thursday, October 26, 2023||$169||$159|
|Friday, October 27, 2023||$189||$179|
|Sunday, October 29, 2023||$199||$189|
|Tuesday, October 31, 2023||$199||$189|
|Wednesday, November 1, 2023||$199||$189|
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.
It’s important to note that TRON Lightcycle / Run will be open during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party but it will still have a virtual queue. Details on how and when to join will be provided by Disney closer to the event.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
*Pirates of the Caribbean (has live pirates throughout the queue and inside the attraction)
Swiss Family Treehouse
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
*Haunted Mansion (additional entertainment outside of the attraction)
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
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
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 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.
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