Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Review and Tips

26 Important Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Review Tips

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of the best parties held at the Magic Kingdom all year. It’s spooky, but not so scary and perfect for kiddos of all ages. Once you experience it you’ll understand why it’s a ‘can’t miss event’.

As a family, we had the opportunity to head to Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween party for the first time on Halloween night. Of all the times we have been to Walt Disney World, it alone stands out as one of the best Disney adventures ever. Be sure to read all about that night it here.

As a guest at the party, we picked up a few important tricks-and-tips (plus, treats!) that need to be shared with new and seasoned party-goers alike.

Come along while we give a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) review summarized in 26 fantastic tips!

1. Be Sure to Buy Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets in Advance

Mickey’s-Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event at Disney World. Held at the Magic Kingdom on select nights, it’s a party not to be missed!

Be aware, however, MNSSHP does sell out!

Not every single date will sell out, but a lot do. The night we went, which was Halloween night, the party sold out long before that actual night. Large signs stood outside the entrance to the Magic Kingdom declaring it to all of the lands.

There is nothing sadder than being turned away from the Magic Kingdom when you had planned to celebrate Halloween with Mickey and the gang.

I mean, maybe a few things are sadder. Yet, I don’t recommend finding out how sad you will be when you find out you cannot attend a sold-out event. Save yourself the trouble and set your party dates now. Buy your tickets in advance and there won’t be any sad tears!

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2. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Review Tip: Arrive Early

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party technically starts most nights at 7 pm. Guests, however, are allowed to enter into the Magic Kingdom at 4 pm.

DO THIS!!!!! It’s basically free Magic Kingdom park time.

Using a valid Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket you’ll enter the park and be issued a wristband. The wristband is what identifies you from the ‘every day’ park guests.

Before the party starts at 7 pm, regular guests will be ushered out of the park. Various party checkpoints will be stationed around the parks, manned with cast members. The year we attended, regular guests started leaving the parks at 6 pm. If you aren’t wearing a valid Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party wristband, you will be forced to vacate the premises.

Okay, it won’t be so dramatic.

Most likely, you’ll be asked to nicely leave the Magic Kingdom. Forcing is a little extreme. Yet, it might be the case once you realize you’re missing out on the party of the season!

If you are a MNSSHP guest and happened to enter Magic Kingdom park earlier in the day and didn’t receive a wristband, don’t worry! When the regular day guests are leaving, just be sure to speak to a cast member. The cast member will be able to point you in the proper direction in order to obtain your wristband.

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Arrive at MNSSHP By Four PM

By arriving early to the Magic Kingdom at 4 pm, you’ll actually be able to sneak in a few hours of Magic Kingdom fun before the party starts.

Woohoo!

If the park tends to be a little crowded and you find yourself hungry, this is a great time to eat a quick meal. We found ourselves at Pecos Bills before the party started noshing on a few veggie bowls. (One of the best toppings bars in all of Disney World can be found at Pecos Bills, by the way!)

Alternatively, you could spend your time scoping out the MNSSHP map and planning out your night.

Even better? Dine while you plan your night! Look at that, multi-tasking at it’s finest!

3. Don’t Go to Another Park the Same Day as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

A quick search of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party reviews will tell you it is an action-packed event. Even though it starts later in the day, it’s going to feel like you spent an entire day at the parks by the time you are done with the festivities.

The best plan of action for your MNSSHP day is to spend the morning getting a little extra sleep and eating a good breakfast and lunch. We like to take a dip in one of our resort’s pools and just lounge.

Heading to another park before going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a recipe for a really tired family. This is especially true if your party includes little ones.

If you planned to do another park plus Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you’re going to need to take a mid-day break You won’t be able to fit all things in. Try to and you’re going to be so tired, odds are you won’t be able to enjoy yourself!

If your schedule allows, save the other Disney park for another day.

4. Naps are a MUST on Your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Day

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party reviews will for sure say it is an event that’s great for the entire family. We ended up taking our kiddos, one who was 1 at the time and the other was 4, and both had a great time.

Before the party, we did one thing that was key to them having a good time.

Naptime.

Attendance at MNSSHP with littles needs to be proceeded by a nap. No question about this. Party night ends up being a really late at night. Make sure you spend some time at your hotel before you attend in order to get some much-needed rest. 

If no nap occurs, friend, you might have a few unexpected zombies on your hands. Zombies that are extremely crabby. Zombies who are saying boohoo instead of boo-to-you (as Mickey would say!).

Don’t risk it, the season is scary enough.

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5. Eat Before You Head to MNSSHP

Do as I say, not as I do.

That’s how that famous saying goes, right?

While we did indeed eat at the Magic Kingdom (twice!) on our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party day if you can avoid it, do so! Eating takes time out of your adventures and if you can come with a full belly you’ll have more time to enjoy all that the party has to offer.

Instead, bring along a lot of hearty snacks into the Magic Kingdom. You can pick up some food on your resort property or make a quick Amazon Prime Now order when you first arrive at your Disney resort.

Leave your food stashed in your fridge (if necessary) until it is time for you to party. Be sure not to bring anything in a glass container, glass is not allowed in the Disney parks.

Alternatively, if you know you’re going to be starving during the party and bringing in a few snacks into the parks isn’t going to cut it plan to make advanced dining reservations. Or, if you’re just in the mood for desserts, try out one of the ticketed events (inside of MNSSHP) listed below. 

6. Make Advanced Dining Reservations for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Make advanced dining reservations!

Select restaurants will be available for dining at the Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, yay! Restaurants include, according to the Disney website: Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Crystal Palace, and The Plaza Restaurant. Others will possibly be open as well, in addition to quick-service restaurants too. 

Reservations aren’t available the whole night, only from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, again according to the Disney website. If you recall, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starts at 7 pm. Make your reservation for 6 pm and you won’t miss any of the festivities. Especially if your party can eat within the hour!

As with all things Disney related, make sure you make your reservations as soon as your plans are set. Reservations can be made as far out as 180 days from your party day.

True to regular Disney dining reservation policies, a credit card will be required to hold your reservation. Be sure you read Disney’s dining cancellation protocol so you are aware of any fees should you need to cancel.

The most important part of making reservations? Making sure you have purchased your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets before you make your reservations. If you don’t have a party ticket, you won’t be able to make reservations.

Once you have your tickets purchased, call (407) 939-1872 or book online to make reservations.

7. Don’t Trick-or-Treat at the MNSSHP Party Start

The trick-or-treat lines at the start of the party can get really long. They do all tend to move fast, but honestly, you’re better to use your time elsewhere right when the party starts. Hop on a few rides or grab a special party treat or two instead.

Plus, some of the rides, that aren’t even on the trick-or-treat trail had candy! It was like a secret cool bonus candy stop!

We didn’t start trick-or-treating until the middle of the party and had WAY too much candy. I think we still might have some at home. Should probably get rid of that by now…

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8. Don’t Skip the Rides at MNSSHP

If you’ve spent any time researching about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party reviews, or any other special Disney event for that matter, you’ll find recommendations to not ride rides while you are attending.

While this is really good advice, as it gives you more time to experience all the unique features the party has to offer, I actually recommend the opposite in this particular Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party review.

Ride the rides during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Utilize the rides to your advantage to help prevent you from spending too much time standing in line. Much of the night you might find that the lines for various rides at the Magic Kingdom are very short. At the same time, you’ll find the lines to meet some of the unique Halloween characters are super long! As the night progresses, the special event lines often decrease in length.

Meaning, instead of jumping in the super long lines at the start of the party, you can spend a little bit of time on the various rides the Magic Kingdom has to offer. Then, as the crowds slowly start to thin you’ll find you are able to spend less time waiting for the party’s main attractions.

Plus, a few of the attractions have special Halloween effects. Included in the line-up are Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party, and the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. The addition of the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor is new. The Monsters will be learning all about Halloween, as it states on Disney’s website. I’m sure it’s bound to be a hilarious show.

I’m all about not spending any party time standing in a line of any type if you can help it!

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9. Go in Costume to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Is it just me or is one the best part about Halloween the dressing up part?

I’m in the camp of planning our family’s Halloween costumes for the following year the day after Halloween. It’s way too much fun and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the perfect way to showcase your creativity!

Yes, when Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party starts in the middle of August, it’s kinda hard to want to jump into a Halloween costume. That’s when the Halloween themed t-shirts and shorts are perfect. Yet, as the actual holiday approaches, it’s a must!!

Okay, but honestly, I’d still wear a costume in August!

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10. Don’t Dress in Layers at MNSSHP

No matter what Halloween costume you decide to go with, try and make it lightweight and without a ton of layers.

While I am normally a huge proponent of wearing layers at the Disney parks, they are discouraged at MNSSHP. Disney revised their costume rules for adults a few years ago and layers are strongly discouraged.

Odds are having a lightweight costume that will help keep you cool if temperatures are high. Yet, bring along a light jacket instead if you think you might get chilly once the sunsets. Especially, if you are going to the party in late September or October. Try to find something that keeps you in character!

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11. Bring Your Own Candy Bag to MNSSHP

In case you haven’t heard from other Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party reviews, let me be the first to break the news. You get a LOT of candy at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

A LOT!

When you first enter the party you will be issued a party bag for collecting candy.

The bag isn’t that big. It definitely does the job and, maybe we got a little too much candy, but if you’re playing in the big leagues, be sure to bring your own bag.

What are the big leagues? Getting as much candy as possible by entering the trick-or-treat lines a lot. Or by closing out the trick-or-treat lines at night when the cast members dump all the remaining candy in your bag.

Grab one of those collapsible reusable bags, as the one found here, and you can pull it out if you find yourself collecting too much candy.

Or, just dump it into the bottom of the stroller, if you have one, as we did.

Just be sure to have a plan for getting all that candy on the bus…unlike us. We had no plan. And having no plan is very bad. ..opps!

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12. Get In Line for Characters Early at MNSSHP

If you are set on seeing the special Disney characters present at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, be sure to get in line early.

Rare characters are notorious for having really, really long lines. Sometimes the wait can be up to two to three hours in length.

When you think about how the party is only about 5 hours or so long, that means you could possibly spend more than half of your party time in line! I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like spending a few hundred bucks for my family to stand in line.

Your best plan of action is to find out where the characters you want to meet are located and get in line early. For those of you entering the park at 4 pm, it might not be a bad plan to find the character meet-and-greet locations before the actual Mickey’s Halloween party actually starts. You can bring your snacks and enjoy a little people watching while you wait for the characters to arrive.

Just determine early how important seeing a certain character is to you!

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13. Bring Ziplock Bags for the Orlando International Airport

For those of you flying home from Disney World through the Orlando International Airport, be sure to read this important detail…

It’s no secret that airport security has become stricter and stricter in years past. One area TSA, or Transit Security Authority, has cracked down on has been food items in carry-on bags.

While packaged, non-liquid foods of reasonable quantities are welcome onboard aircraft, you might get stopped by TSA with your bag full of MNSSHP candy.

It makes sense though, you know? Having 10 lbs of Halloween candy as a carryon snack seems a little excessive. There’s only so many fun-sized Snickers you can eat during one flight.

Yet, if you are only bringing a carry-on bag to and from Disney World, you have two choices. Pitch the candy or bring it on the airplane with you.

We, having only carryon luggage, did the later. We brought 10 pounds of Halloween candy onboard our Delta flight.

Opps…

Guess who got stopped by TSA? This girl! Guess who was also cleared by TSA and allowed to take said candy on a domestic flight back to our home town? Also this girl!

Having caught wind of other guests having issues with taking candy onboard an aircraft we did a little prep work. We purchased a few giant gallon-sized ziplock bags and moved all the candy to those bags. TSA officials were then able to easily look over the candy and deem it safe for air travel.

It wouldn’t have been the end of the world had we lost the candy, but our kiddos would have been rather disappointed. Your best bet is to put the candy in your checked luggage or go the clear gallon-sized ziplock bag route. If worse-comes-to-worst and you find yourself without candy, just wait to the day after Halloween and buy up all that candy on sale!

14. Tickets are Cheaper Earlier in the Year

If you happen to have a Disney trip at the same time as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is occurring, consider yourself lucky! Does that trip happen to fall during the month of August or September, when Halloween is only a twinkle in your eye?

Never fear! The party starts in August!! You can attend!

Yes, you can still enjoy the party and, possibly, save some money! Tickets tend to be a little cheaper during the earlier months of the festivities.

The dates for the 2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are as follows:

  • August: 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31
  • November 1

The pricing depends on that party date’s demand and what day of the week it occurs. Prices start at $74 pre-tax for kiddos aged 3-9 and $79 pre-tax for guests ages 10 and older.

If you have flexible dates, be sure to do a little price comparison on the Disney website.

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15. Don’t Miss Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade at MNSSHP

The Boo-to-You parade at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party is one of the best parades in all of Disney World. That might be a matter of opinion, but I also feel like it is a fact. Because it really is one of the best parades around. So much so that it had to have it’s own section in this Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party review.

The parade occurs twice per night and includes lots of your Disney favorites dressed up in Halloween costumes! Fun, Halloween decorated floats glide through Frontierland over to Liberty Square, in front of Cinderella Castle and down Main Street, USA.

While it’s cute to see all of your favorites, plus a lot of villains parading down Main Street, USA, the best part is the start of the parade. I won’t give too much away, but just make sure you get aHEAD of the crowds and secure a seat along the parade route early.

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We personally arrived about 20 minutes before the parade started and had a decent view of the attractions. If you want to be in the first row seats, be sure to arrive about an hour before the parade starts. Bring along some snacks and enjoy the time off your feet if you plan to stake out your spot early.

The Mickey’s Boo-to-You parade runs at 9:15 and 11:15. Times are subject to change and if the weather isn’t great, the parade most likely won’t run. The later show will be less crowded if you need to decide which one to view. Yet, if the weather is questionable, be sure to catch the first show so you don’t miss things altogether! 

Just keep an eye on the sky (and perhaps a weather app) and you’ll be able to make the best decision!

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16. MNSSHP Tickets are NOT Refundable or Transferrable

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets are recommended to be purchased before your party date. As mentioned above, dates do tend to sell out and in order to secure your spot, you want to buy your ticket early!

Unfortunately though, if your plans should change, the tickets aren’t refundable or transferrable. This is a huge bummer should something come up, but hopefully, it doesn’t. Yet, if it does, as life is unpredictable, at least you will be aware that you won’t be able to get the money paid back.

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17. A Ticket to the Magic Kingdom is Not Required to Attend MNSSHP

While you do need a separate special event ticket to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you do not need a regular Magic Kingdom ticket.

As recommended in tip number three, it’s probably best that you don’t visit another park the morning before you head to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. That is including the Magic Kingdom.

There have been questions involving whether you need a Magic Kingdom park ticket in addition to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket to attend the party. You don’t! Just the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket. Woohoo! The price for the magic just decreased!!

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18. Fastpass+ is Not Available During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Once Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starts at 7 pm, no Fastpass+ reservations will be issued. The lines are usually shorter for most attractions, so this isn’t a huge issue at all. Plus, most single rider lines are basically walk-on status later in the night as the crowds start to disappear.

However, there is a small Fastpass+ loophole. If you were to enter the Magic Kingdom park at 4 pm, when park guests are allowed to enter, you can snag a few Fastpass+ reservations. Just make sure your MNSSHP ticket is linked to your My Disney Experience before you try to make your Fastpass+ reservations. 

19. Do Not Go to the Magic Kingdom on a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Date

Let’s say you have a trip planned for a week at Walt Disney World in the fall. One night you plan to go to MNSSHP. Another day you plan to go to the Magic Kingdom. Be sure to check the dates of Mickey’s-No-So-Scary Halloween Party and select a date that isn’t listed for your Magic Kingdom day.

If you do go to the Magic Kingdom on a day that the MNSSHP is occurring, you will be asked to leave the park much earlier than a non-party day. All regular day guests will be expected to be out of the park by 7 pm at the latest.

Try to just avoid the Magic Kingdom on a MNSSHP date altogether. Alternatively, if you have a park hopper ticket, you could plan to spend your morning at the Magic Kingdom and then spend the rest of your day at another park. This way you don’t feel as though you had a shortened park day. 

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20. View the New Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular! From a Different Spot in the Park

Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom are always spectacular, and Mickey’s Halloween party is no different! New for 2019, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party has an updated firework spectacular: Disney’s-Not-So-Spooky-Spectacular. 

The new firework show will features projects on Cinderella Castle with lasers and special lighting. Fireworks will be shot overhead with the castle featured in the background, all with a Halloween theme. Jack Skellington is even the host this year! It’s promised to be a nighttime spectacular full of Disney Halloween fun. 

Typically, the firework show is best viewed from right in front of the castle on Main Street, USA. Yet, securing a spot on Main Street involves staking out your spot extra early. While it’s actually a nice excuse to kick up your feet and relax while you wait for the show, it also takes away from your time at the Halloween party. As we know, the party is only 5 hours long and you need to determine whether or not you’d like to spend a chunk of it waiting for the fireworks to begin. Your decision making will be much like your decision making for the parade, and whether you want to wait for the show to start or not. 

Or, If You Want…

Alternatively, you can keep partying it up, trick-or-treating, riding rides, and catching up with your favorite Halloween characters and plan to watch the show from a different place in the park. While you won’t have the straight-on view, you can see the fireworks and hear the music from Frontierland. We caught the fireworks show after a quick ride on Big Thunder Mountain while walking through Frontierland. While, again, you won’t be able to view all the visual spectaculars that Main Street, USA will show, it’s not a bad alternative if you don’t want to sit and wait. 

Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular occurs at 10:15 on party nights. There is not a second showing, so be sure not to miss the 10:15 show if you’re at all interested! 

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21. Want a Secure Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Viewing Spot? Book a Dessert Party!

Included in the price of your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party are tons of different festivities. Trick-or-Treating to unique character meet-and-greets to special effects on select rides all help to create a fun Halloween atmosphere. It’s enough fun to fill the entire 5 hours of the party. 

Yet, for those guests who want a little bit more and a secure spot to watch Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular fireworks show, there is the option of buying additional tickets to Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party. The ticket is a fee in addition to your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. They cannot be purchased until you have purchased your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets have been purchased. 

Desserts are served buffet style, so you are able to eat as much as you please. Included are chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses, and other Halloween themed treats. While you’ll be surrounded by candy galore from trick-or-treating, more substantial treats might be a welcome change. A more sophisticated form of sugar, if you will. 

Special Viewing at Tomorrowland Terrace

The best part about the dessert party is hands down the private viewing area from Tomorrowland Terrace to watch the Halloween fireworks. It is a nice thought to know you won’t have to stake out a prime fireworks viewing spot super early just to see the parade. Although, you might want to make it over to Tomorrowland Terrace early enjoy to enjoy the buffet of desserts for a little while. Tickets cost $50 for children ages 3-9 and $84 for guests ages 10 and up. 

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22. Allergy-Friendly Treats are Available at MNSSHP

Disney is a wonderful place to visit if you, or another party member, has any food allergies. Chefs can make custom meals according to guests’ necessary diet specifications. Menu items can normally be adjusted. Additionally, guests with allergies who attend MNSSHP are still able to participate in the trick-or-treating festivities!

Just let a Cast Member know that you have a food allergy. A special teal-colored bag will be issued to you at the start of the Halloween party. Then, at each of the treat stations, a token will be issued to you. After you collect all your tokens, you will be able to redeem them for allergy-friendly treats.

While it might not be as great as being able to get the goodies at the trick-or-treat stations, it’s a good thing to have an opportunity to get a few treats. Plus, not having the allergy-friendly treats at the trick-or-treat stations is a way for Disney to help keep the allergy-friendly foods away from foods that can cause issues.

Hopefully, this makes for fewer worries regarding allergies on Halloween night!

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23. The Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular is Family Friendly

We all know that Disney is known for its world-famous theatrical productions. During the Halloween party, you’ll be able to view a few Halloween specific events. They are ‘can’t-be-missed’ shows and needed to be included in these Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party review tips!

First, for those of you who have seen the movie Hocus Pocus, you’ll get to see the beloved Sanderson Sisters up close and personal. Winifred, Mary, and Sarah are the leads in the Hocus Pocus stage show alongside a bunch of infamous Disney villains. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie Hocus Pocus, you’ll still enjoy the show. Yet, if you haven’t seen the movie, go see it!! Once you do, don’t be too worried that the show at the Magic Kingdom is going to be too scary for little ones. Disney changes the ‘storyline’ of Hocus Pocus a little for the show. It’s less about eating children and more about having fun.

Ultimately, the show is family-friendly and Mickey approved. Yet, if you have little ones who are afraid of Disney villains, maybe watch from the sides so you can make a quick exit if necessary. Villains such as Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Hades, Jafar, and Maleficent are all known to make ‘thrilling’ appearances. 

The performance occurs three times a night at 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., and 12:00 a.m. The best show for little ones to watch is the 8:30 pm performance due to its early time. 

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24. Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way is a Way to Get Reserved Seating for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade

One more extra ticket that can be purchased at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party is to a little party hosted by Cruella De Vil. This little party, inside of a party, Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way is hosted inside of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. 

If you’re a Cruella fan, then you need to attend this soiree. Cruella makes her rounds from table to table during the party and you can converse with her on all things ‘wicked. Plus, there will be a buffet with spinach dip, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecakes, 101 Dalmation inspired treats, and other munchies! 

The best part of the event is the included reserved seating for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. While you can get decent seats along the parade route, again, having reserved seating means less waiting around for a show to begin. 

Check ticket prices as they can vary from year to year. For check-in, it starts at 9 am. You’ll be able to come and go as you please from 9:30-12:30, but seating is first-come, first-serve, and shared seating is encouraged. The ability to come and go as you please is a big, big plus!!

25. Bring Halloween PJs to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

As noted above, I am all for Halloween costumes at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Costumes add to the festive atmosphere and help add to the magic of the night. Yet, it might not be a bad plan to bring along some jammies for your little ones.

The party starts late and goes late, often way past everyone’s (including the bigger ‘kids’) bedtime. As you get later into the night and your little ones are still ‘pleasant’ (’cause let’s face it, even in Disney kiddos are bound to get crabby), you might want to switch out of the costumes.

Mostly because getting tired kids ready for bed is tough! Our costumes weren’t too difficult to change out of, but when your kids fall asleep on the way back to your resort, changing them is the last thing you want to do.

Bring along the Disney inspired Halloween jammies and change your little ones into their Halloween jammies before you leave the park. You’ll be glad you did once you reach ‘home’! 

26. Don’t Miss the Dapper Dans as the Cadaver Dans at MNSSHP

Often during a normal day on Main Street, USA there are quick little shows that happen. One of the best shows is the Barbershop Quartett or better known as the Dapper Dans.

Well, just because Halloween is here doesn’t mean the Barbershop Quartett is taking a break!

As a matter of fact, they appear as the Cadaver Dans!

Songs are inspired and ‘created’ with a little Halloween flair, adding to the festivities at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. They will be making performances throughout the night in Frontierland at 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:50, and 10:30 p.m. Times are subject to change, but hopefully, with several short performances, you’ll be able to catch one or two shows.

Plus, if you can focus on the smiles of the Cadaver Dans and get past their ‘ghostly’ appearances, it’s sure to be a performance that will bring a little life back into your bones…

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Conclusion to 26 Important Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Review Tips

The coolest party in all of Walt Disney World has to be Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. From the costumes to the decor to the special Halloween shows and parades, it’s a show not to be missed. If you have the opportunity to go, don’t miss it! Hopefully, this Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party review gave you enjoy tips to be excited and ready to take on the party!

Now that you know all the tips and tricks for making your party experience successful, be sure to read our original review of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party found here. Plus, learn how to get the best shots of Cinderella Castle. Most of the tips work great for Mickey’s Halloween Party as well. 

Do you have a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party review to share? If so, what was your favorite part? Any important tips or tricks that I missed? Leave a comment below! 

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