Overall Rating: 5/5
Food Rating: 5/5
Park: Magic Kingdom
Cost: The cost varies based on the date (the closer to Halloween, the more expensive), but is around $85-$120
Dates: Select weeks from August to Halloween
Times: From 7:00pm to midnight, although guests are allowed in as early as 4:00pm
Overview: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is an after hours special ticketed event. At the Halloween party, you will be able to trick or treat in the Magic Kingdom, ride select attractions, see a specially themed stage show, fireworks, and parade, eat exclusively made Halloween party food, purchase exclusive party merchandise, and attend some spooky dance parties!
Food: Everyone who has a ticket gets the opportunity to trick or treat inside of Magic Kingdom! Every person will be given an official trick or treat bag (you can fill it up and dump it in a bigger bag if you’d like, you can fill up as many bags as you can!). If you have any allergies you will be given a specially colored treat bag. Then you’ll receive a map of all the stations. The stations are clearly marked with large light up inflatable pillars and the lines move very quickly. You will receive a handful or two of candy per station. Those with allergies will be given a token to redeem later for allergy friendly food or prizes. They also offer specialty food items at MNSSHP. This is very exciting and most food is quite delicious. The majority of the food items are ONLY available at the party so try as many items as you can!
Atmosphere: The atmosphere at the party is great, it’s spooky but not too scary for the little ones. During the party, adults may dress up as Disney characters in the park; this is the only time people over the age of 14 may come to the park in costume. Everywhere you go is lit up in spooky Halloween colors, and they’re typically playing Halloween music! Select attractions get Halloween additions (for example, character actors in the queue line at Pirates of the Caribbean, extra ghosts at the haunted mansion, Space Mountain completely in the dark, etc). There are also many RARE characters, such as Snow White and all of the 7 dwarves, Jack Skellington, and many more! The Disney Villains are calling the shots for the stage fireworks show and it culminates into one unforgettable night of entertainment! Also keep an eye out for some really cool photo pass opportunities! Last but not least, there is usually a dance party in Tomorrowland, last year the characters from Monsters Inc were out, including Boo, Mike, and Sully!
Griffin Guide Tips:
- Try to get to Magic Kingdom at 4:00pm, even though the party doesn’t officially start until 7:00pm, you’re allowed in. This helps you maximize the value and allows you extra time to go on attractions before the party specific activities begin.
- Be sure to read all official Disney rules regarding costumes
- If your number one priority is meeting rare characters, get in line as SOON as the clock hits 7:00pm so that you can be one of the first to meet them. The lines for character meet and greets are by far the longest out of anything happening at the party.
- Get to your parade viewing spot early, the headless horseman comes riding through the parade route on his horse…it’s an incredibly cool sight to behold