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- 1. You can meet rare characters, but be prepared to wait in long lines
- 2. There’s special offerings – like free snacks and exclusive desserts & merchandise
- 3. The rides get special layovers
- 4. There are special events including fan favorites the Boo to You parade and Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular
- 5. You can dress up in costume – it’s encouraged!
- Bonus Tip
- Wrapping It Up
Today we’re sharing five fast facts about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) started on August 16, 2019 and continues on select nights until November 1, 2019. The parties are held at Magic Kingdom from 7 pm to midnight, but guests can enter the park with their party ticket as early as 4 pm. Daytime guests without a party ticket must leave the park by 6 pm.
Ticket prices range from $75-$110 depending on the date. You can purchase tickets on the official Disney website.
Now, let’s get to our five fast facts about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
1. You can meet rare characters, but be prepared to wait in long lines
The Halloween party has tons of rare characters walking around, in meet and greets, and in the parade. The characters roaming around will stop for a quick picture or autograph, but cast members will not allow a queue to build up. Other characters have multiple-hour long lines (Seven Dwarves, Jack and Sally, Stitch, and Moana are very popular).
The released meet-and-greets include:
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
- Jack Skellington and Sally at Town Square Theater
- Anastasia and Drizella
- Seven Dwarfs
- Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, Mad Hatter
- Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger (dressed in Halloween costumes)
- Ariel and Eric
- Belle and Gaston
- Minnie Mouse (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Goofy (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
- Cruella DeVil
- Princess Tiana
- Princess Elena
- Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear a.k.a. Lotso
- Stitch (dressed in Elvis costume)
- Tarzan, Jane and Terk
- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Aladdin & Abu alternate with Genie & Jasmine
2. There’s special offerings – like free snacks and exclusive desserts & merchandise
There’s a huge range of merchandise available for the event, but it sells out very quickly. If you are hoping to get your hands on one of the limited edition pins, consider making it your first stop. The lines can be up to an hour long.
The lines for the exclusive desserts can also get long. If you have your eye set on a treat, don’t wait until the fireworks or parade to get it. There’s a chance it’ll be sold out.
There’s also free trick-or-treating available at the following locations. Free bags are given out by cast members at the start of the party, and guests of all ages can participate. Guests can also request a blue bag for allergy-free alternatives.
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly Center)
- Market Street (party entrance; open until 8 p.m.)
- Tortuga Tavern
- Jungle Cruise
- Splash Mountain
- Miner’s Cove (by Big Thunder Mountain)
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy-Friendly Center)
- The Diamond Horseshoe
- Pinocchio Village Haus
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Walt Disney World Railroad Station
- Ariel’s Grotto
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
- Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
3. The rides get special layovers
This year, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party, Space Mountain, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, and Haunted Mansion are getting special MNSSHP layovers. A crew of live pirates will take over your journey on Pirates of the Caribbean. The Mad Tea Party has special lighting and Halloween music and Space Mountain will be completely dark. New this year is the Laugh Floor layover. The monsters learn more about the Human World holiday called Halloween.
Outside of the Haunted Mansion you’ll find “streetmosphere” performers as ghosts. You can watch these ghosts while queuing for the attraction, or behind the queue near the carriage. We highly recommend checking them out, it was one of our favorite parts of the party!
4. There are special events including fan favorites the Boo to You parade and Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular
Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular
This year there’s a new fireworks show hosted by Jack Skellington. The show features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy on a trick-or-treating adventure as they are drawn into a mysterious haunted house. Here they run into skeletons, ghosts, and some Disney villains!
Boo To You
This parade features some of your favorite Disney characters including (but not limited to) Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Pluto, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Aladdin, Jasmine, The Incredibles, Edna Mode, Tinker Bell and Captain Jack Sparrow. There’s also Halloween specific characters including the Grave Diggers, Constance Hathaway, and the Hitchhiking Ghosts. Be sure to get a seat early, this parade is incredibly popular! Keep an eye out for the Headless Horseman about 15 minutes before the parade starts.
Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam
The Disney Junior Jam is a dance party for young kids featuring some of their favorite Disney Channel favorites like Vampirina and Fancy Nancy.
Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball
At the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland you’ll find Mike Wazowski and Sulley who are hosting the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball all night long! This is another dance party, meant for guests of all ages!
Disney DescenDANCE Party
New this year is the Disney DescenDANCE dance party on the stage at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.The Descendants Villain Kids appear in dance videos from Isle of the Lost and you’re invited to dance along!
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus are back for another year at the 2019 Disney Halloween party! The show is held on the castle stage during the party. It features the Sanderson Sisters, Winifred, Mary and Sarah, along with other Disney villains such as Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. Sadly, there is no meet and greet available with the Sanderson Sisters.
Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way
Meet Cruella de Vil at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at this special event. It starts at 9:30 p.m. and continues through the night until 12:30 a.m. You can pop in and out during the event to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, samplers and sweets. The event also includes a reserved viewing area for the 11:15 Boo To You parade. Halloween Hide-a-Way is a separately ticketed experience ($99 per guest) and requires Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party admission, which is not included in this price.
5. You can dress up in costume – it’s encouraged!
On typical park days, only children ages 14 and under can dress up in costumes. But, this rule is lifted during the Halloween party. Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters! If you want to dress up in a costume for the parks on a non-party day, consider Disney bounding or attending Dapper Day. Both are a fun way to creatively portray a different style, while following the rules.
Below are the rules for costumes at the Halloween party according to Disney’s website:
- Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or 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.
- Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
- They 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, the park unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
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.
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 light sabers, 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.
Take advantage of the Photopass opportunities! There’s a ton of unique magic shots available at different locations. Our favorites are in front of the Main Street Train Station, at the top of Main Street, and at the Haunted Mansion!
Wrapping It Up
We hope you enjoyed these five facts about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!