Visiting Disney World is always special, but going during Halloween is extra magical! We’ve got Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 dates along with insider tips and advice. Here’s how you can make the most of a visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World including the official rules for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costumes.
Complete Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 at Disney World
Boo to you and you and you!
One of the highlights of Halloween at Disney is attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). This is a wonderful event for children as well as adults and you won’t want to miss it. At least, most people agree!
But this party may not be for everyone; here’s a post explaining why one mom is not taking her toddler to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Here are the 2018 dates, insider tips and spooktacular details you need to know.
What are Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 Dates?
The season starts early this year! Disney Halloween 2018 dates begin in August if you can believe it.
If you’re planning a Disney World vacation this fall, try to make plans around these 2018 dates. This party is not to be missed!
- August 17, 24, 28, 31
- September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
- October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Ticket Prices
This party is a stand-alone ticket. That means your regular park ticket will not be valid for the special party later that night.
In fact, the Magic Kingdom will clear out the non-party guests between 6 pm and 7 pm in preparation for the party.
MNSSHP tickets are also tiered based on the night you choose to attend. The earliest party nights tend to be the less expensive with the ones happening closer to Halloween carrying that stiff $125 per person price tag.
Tickets prices start at $75 if purchased in advance and up to $125 at the gate if they are available.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Can’t-Miss Events
What makes this party so special? Oh, so much! There’s nothing quite like it at Disney World or in Orlando for that matter.
Disneyland friends: don’t feel left out! You get a party too called Mickey’s Halloween Party.
Character Meet and Greets
Meet dozens of rare characters during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
TravelingMom tip: Head over to the location of the Seven Dwarfs or Jack and Sally for your first tops. These lines get long FAST. And you don’t want to waste your valuable party time in line!
The Boo-To-You Halloween Parade
This parade is exclusive to the MNSSHP guests.
And as promised, it’s not-so-scary! There are some fun character floats and wonderful sights that you will only see at the Boo-To-You Halloween Parade.
Wreck-it-Ralph is a guest favorite as are the Haunted Mansion grave diggers & dancers.
In Park Trick or Treating
You can load up on all the candy your heart desires by visiting the Halloween trick or treat trails throughout the park. And notice I said you? That’s right: adults are welcome to fill their bags as well as their kiddos!
Disney World also makes sure to take care of their guests with food allergies. You can learn more about an allergy-friendly Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party experience here.
And this candy is the good stuff; be sure to grab a map of the candy trails, but most are easy to find with well-lit signs.
TravelingMom Tip: Real talk. If you can convince the kiddos, skip the candy lines and head to the rides! Those lines are practically non-existent; we’ve been able to ride Splash Mountain in a private log all night during one of our Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party visits!
The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
A personal favorite for my family is the Cadaver Dans. Think Dapper Dans dressed as Old West Ghosts.
You can find them singing and sharing their “deadpan” humor and puns in Frontierland. Some of the songs on their song list will be familiar to you and some are probably all new.
- “Cruella DeVil”
- “Darkness On The Delta”
- “Ghost Riders In The Sky”
- “Grim Grinning Ghosts”
- “Happy Trails To You”
- “Home On The Range”
- “Lone Prairie”
- “The Headless Horseman”
- “The Oogie Boogie Song”
- “Trick Or Treat”
- “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds”
- “Why Do They Call Me A Tenderfoot”
New or old, you’ll be tapping and clapping and singing along in no time!
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
Another exclusive event to this party is the special fireworks show at the end of the night.
The songs, the fireworks, the colors- oh my!
This show is a highlight of the year at Disney World. And you can only see it if you attend the party!
Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular
The Sanderson sisters take the stage at Cinderella Castle after the fireworks show. If you’re a fan of the movie (and who isn’t?), you’ll want to stay put after the fireworks to see these ladies run Amock! Amock! Amock!
And they bring some friends with them: Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, and Maleficent all make an appearance.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Costumes
Disney World has pretty strict no costumes for adults policy during most of the year. You can’t show up at the gate in your ballgown and tiara!
But at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costumes for both adults and children are allowed. And this is simply one of the best parts of attending this party.
Official Rules for Wearing Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Costumes
Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
Family-friendly costumes are a must and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costumes rules for Guests ages 13 and under:
Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costumes rules for Guests ages 14 and older:
Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g.,full-length Princess dresses)
Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic lightsabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
Masks of any kind may not be worn.
Not too hard to remember or to adhere to, right? Right! Dressing up in costume at Disney World is a ton of fun, too!
Now I just need to know, who are you dressing up as for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year?