Have an extra spooky time at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year. Maximize the fun with these tips and schedule options. Trick or Treat!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a spooktacular event held at Disney World from mid August to Halloween. It is a limited ticket, night-time event is held on select nights for ticket holders to trick or treat around the Magic Kingdom. Typically, costumes are not allowed while at Walt Disney World (WDW), but they are encouraged for the event.
For 2019, MNSSHP it is going to be held for 34 nights this season.
- August 16, 20, 23,27, 30
- September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 29
- October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
- November 1
Tickets start at $79 for adults and $74 for kids (3-9) in advance. Kids 2 and under are FREE. (discounted tickets for Annual Pass Holders and Disney Vacation Club Members). You can purchase tickets at the gate for $10 more, if they are available at that date. Some dates are more popular than others, such as Halloween itself!, so just be aware that some dates might sell out.
While Disney doesn’t provide information on the number of tickets sold during the event, the crowds are much less than during the day, or on a typical night. So don’t worry that you don’t have Fast Passes for the rides, the limited attendees make weight times a breeze for most rides.
The event is just 6 hours long (7-1am), so it’s best to go in with a bit of a strategy so you can enjoy it all!
Have Fun at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!!!
The party officially starts at 7pm, but you can gain access into the park as early as 4pm. Once you check in, you are provided with a wrist band identifying you as a MNSSP attendee. Wear this proudly as the cast members will start to clear out those not wearing it in the Magic Kingdom.
Take the time before the party starts to grab a meal, snack, and take pictures of the Halloween decor in Main Street USA. Plus, you can take this opportunity to get in line for some popular Charcter Experiences (Meet and Greets).
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Schedule
This is a breakdown of 2018’s schedule. A schedule for 2019 events will be confirmed closer to the party dates.
The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet –
Catch a spooky barbershop quartet singing in Frontierland. Enjoy fun songs like “Cruella DeVil”, “Grim Grinning Ghosts”, “The Headless Horseman”, and “The Oogie Boogie Song”.
Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball – 7:00PM -12:00AM
Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam – 7:00PM-10:00PM
New in 2018!
Join Doc McStuffins in the in the Calliope Tent for the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam. Do and some friends (like Timon from the Lion King) boogie down to fun music that is spun from a DJ at the front of the tent.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – 8:30PM, 10:45pm, 12:00AM (20min long)
The “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show features the 3 mischievous Sanderson sisters from the early 90’s movie. Evil Disney villians -Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Captain Hook, Lady Tremaine, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, and Hades- help Winifred, Sarah, and Mary
Find a great spot to view the singing and dancing on the stage in front of Cinderella Castle.
Frontierland Costume Promenade – 8:50PM, 10:50PM
New in 2018!
Kids get to show off their costumes in a fun promenade. Candy prizes are handed out to the kids.
Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade – 9:15PM, 11:15PM (14min long)
The Headless Horseman kicks off the parade that is packed full of your favorite Disney characters that are dressed up in fun Halloween costumes and naughty villains that are up to no good! It’s a fun time for everyone as they dance along to fun music that will get you on your feet too!
If you also want to see the Zootopia Party Patrol, you need to grab a spot on Main Street in front of the shops, like Crystal Arts. Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps, along with other fun dancers, invite you into the street to join them for a fun pre-parade dance party.
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks – 10:15PM (13min long)
The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion invites you to a fun fireworks show that features your favorite
Celebrate the hallowed season with a spider web of pyrotechnic effects and haunting melodies Disney Villains. The villains, including Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie, sing their favorite songs as the castle is lit up with creepy projections, like grinning jack-o-lanterns. Fireworks light up the night with fireworks as songs like “Grim Grinning Ghosts”, “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, and “Night on Bald Mountain”.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Meet & Greet Characters
This is a breakdown of 2018’s characters and locations. The list for 2019 will be confirmed closer to the party dates.
The * denotes rare characters that may have a long line.
Main Street, U.S.A.
- Mickey Mouse – Town Square Theater
- Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, Genie
- Tarzan, Jane and Terk
- Moana* – Enchanted Tiki Room queue (We queued for 1 hour, 6.30-7.30pm)
- Captain Jack Sparrow – near Pirates of the Caribbean
- Jack Skellington and Sally*
- The Gravediggers* – near Liberty Square Riverboat
- Brer Fox and Rabbit
- Anastasia and Drizella
- Cinderella – Princess Fairytale Hall
- Cruella DeVil
- Daisy, Donald, and Minnie Mouse – Storybook Circus near Casey Jr. Splash n Soak Station (dressed in Halloween costumes)
- Goofy- Barnstormer
- Alice and Mad Hatter – Mad Tea Party
- Belle and Gaston – Belle’s Village
- Ariel and Eric – Prince Eric’s Market (across from Ariel’s Grotto)
- Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet – Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (dressed in Halloween costumes)
- Princess Elena, Princess Tiana – Princess Fairytale Hall
- Queen of Hearts and Tweedles – Mad Tea Party
- Rapunzel – Princess Fairytale Hall
- Seven Dwarfs* – inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus
- Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear*
- Elvis Stitch – Stitch’s Great Escape*
Making the Most of of Attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Depending on your approach you can schedule out your night so that you are trick or treating and riding the rides first, and then enjoying the shows. Or enjoy the shows first, and then end the night with fun rides and candy! There is no wrong approach, it just depends on what you enjoy.
You can probably hustle to see and do it all, but I think that picking your favorites is the best approach. This depends on what your interests are and what you want to see.
Have young kids? Then check out the see the shows earlier on. The new Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam sounds like so much fun for them.
Are you a night owl and can stay until the end? Then see the last Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at 12.00am. Enjoy getting to sleep in the next day.
Maybe you don’t care about seeing fireworks and you just want to focus on Character Meet and Greets? That’s just as cool too!
Here are 2 examples of possible schedules that you could do during MNSSHP.
MNSSHP Schedule Option 1
4.00pm: Park Entry
4.00- 7.00pm: Check out decor, go on some rides, get in line for a Character Meet and Greet (Moana in Adventureland)
7.00pm: MNSSHP Officially begins
7.00- 8.30pm – Trick or Treating and Rides, head over to the castle for the spelltacular
8.30 – 8.50pm – Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
9.15 – 9.30pm – Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade
10.15 – 10.30pm – Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
10.30pm – end: Enjoy more trick or treating and rides. Or head back to your hotel.
Why this works? The Fireworks, Spelltacular Show and Parade are all in close proximity to each other. Find a spot on Main Street near the castle for the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. Keep your spot, or find another, and stick around for the parade. If you are willing to run back and forth a bit, head over to the start of the parade in Frontierland. Once it passes you, then go on a few more rides in Frontierland or Adventureland. Hustle back towards the castle, and watch the Happy Hallowishes Fireworks. Cross over to the other side of the park to enjoy the rest of the night in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland.
MNSSHP Schedule Option 2
4.00pm: Park Entry
4.00- 7.00pm: Check out decor, go on some rides, get in line for a Character Meet and Greet
7.00pm: MNSSHP Officially begins
7.00 – 10pm: Trick or Treating and Rides, head over to the castle for the fireworks
10.15 – 10.30pm: Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
10.45 – 11.05pm: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
11.15- 11.30pm – Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade
11.30pm – end: Enjoy more trick or treating and rides. Or head back to your hotel.
Why this works? The Fireworks, Spelltacular Show and Parade are all in close proximity to each other. Find a spot on Main Street near the castle for the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks. Then, once the fireworks are over, hustle up closer to the stage for the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. End your night with parade, which starts in Frontierland, passes the castle, and goes down Main Street USA. Depending on where you are along the route, it will end closer to 11.30pm for you, or take until 11.30 to get to you. If you are planning on leaving immediately after the parade, I suggest staying close to the castle/Main Street, so that you can walk out with the parade once it is over. Otherwise, move closer to the starting point so that you can continue to enjoy the rest of the night.