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It’s party season at Walt Disney World. Well not quite but it is time to start thinking about if you’re going to be interested in attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year. Tickets for this party typically go on sale in late Spring with party dates starting in the middle of August.

What is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?

This ticketed event is a spooky spectacular that features special fireworks, ride overlays, and rare character meet and greets. Snacks, merchandise, and popcorn buckets are often some of the unique offerings that you’ll often find. There’s a special parade, dance parties, and all of the Disney magic. 

Is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party worth it?

Yes and no, it depends on what you’re looking at getting out of the experience. It’s an expensive add on to your Walt Disney World vacation, especially if you’re traveling with a large party. Personally, Mickey’s Boo to You Parade, is one of my favorite parades all year. The snacks are always phenomenal (though not always allergy friendly), and I loved riding Space Mountain in the dark last year. The lower crowd levels make it easy to ride your favorite rides and get hard to get dining reservations.

However, it may not be worth it if you’re traveling with young kids. Party days are long. When I go I often don’t make park reservations since my party ticket gets me into Magic Kingdom at 4pm. Though beware, those special party ticket lines can be very lengthy. Parties usually run until midnight and even with a nap the littlest revelers may not be able to make it. Meet and greets at the parties are often limited offerings, but because of that the lines may stretch for an hour or two.

In addition, as much as it pains me to say, I know there are people who are just not into Halloween. Even though Mickey’s Not So Scary Party is not as scary as some of the other Orlando offerings that time of year, it’s still halloween themed, there will be skeletons (even if they’re dancing), costumes, the whole nine yards, and that just may not be your thing.

Things to Know About Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

As mentioned above, the party is a ticketed event with gates opening at 4PM. You do not need a separate park ticket to attend. One of my favorite things about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is that it is the only time of the year that adults can wear costumes while in Walt Disney World. While there are restrictions on masks and accessories, feel free to break out those princess gowns to galavant around the park. Trick or treat trails are available and you’ll leave the party with more candy then you could ever need.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Party is my favorite after hours experience at Walt Disney World. Will you be going this year?

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