Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

I realize I’ve been away for two months.  I honestly just kept forgetting to post anything. I guess life with a toddler can do that to a person. I was going to post something a little more personal today. Maybe something about Hailey’s school or the like, but I’ve been researching things about Disney World’s halloween party for a few weeks now, so I figured maybe I should go with that instead!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place on select days in September and October in Magic Kingdom.  On these days Magic Kingdom will close early (7pm) to the general public, and only those individuals with a party ticket will be allowed into the park. Dates for the Party are as follows:

September

  • September 02, 2016
  • September 08, 2016
  • September 11, 2016
  • September 13, 2016
  • September 16, 2016
  • September 18, 2016
  • September 20, 2016
  • September 23, 2016
  • September 25, 2016
  • September 29, 2016
  • September 30, 2016

October

  • October 02, 2016
  • October 04, 2016
  • October 06, 2016
  • October 07, 2016
  • October 10, 2016
  • October 11, 2016
  • October 13, 2016
  • October 14, 2016
  • October 16, 2016
  • October 18, 2016
  • October 20, 2016
  • October 21, 2016
  • October 23, 2016
  • October 25, 2016
  • October 27, 2016
  • October 28, 2016
  • October 30, 2016
  • October 31, 2016

Ticket holders will be allowed into the party area starting at 4pm.  In order to gain entry to party you must have a ticket for the party. Event ticket pricing varies depending on when you will be attending:

September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 25

  • Advance Purchase:  Adult: $72, Child: $67
  • Same Day Purchase: Adult: $79, Child: $74

September 23

  • Advanced/Same Day Purchase: Adult: $85, Child: $80

September 29, 30

  • Advanced Purchase: Adult: $79, Child: $74
  • Same Day Purchase: Adult: $88, Child: $83

October 2,6

  • Advanced Purchase: Adult: $86, Child: $81
  • Same Day Purchase: Adult: $95, Child: $90

October 4, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27

  • Advanced Purchase: Adult: $79, Child: $74
  • Same Day Purchase: Adult: $91, Child: $86

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 30

  • Advanced/Same Day Purchase: Adult: $95, Child: $90

October 31

  • Advanced/Same Day Purchase: Adult: $105, Child: $100

 

*If you are planning on purchasing even tickets, I would highly suggest buying them in advance.  From what I’ve read, most of the halloween party tickets sell out before the event.

Activities

1. Trick-or-treating

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photo credit: traveladvicecody.com

 

You will be given a candy bag upon entering that you can use to go trick-or-treating at various stations, or on a trick or treating trail.  Trick-or-treating stops at 11pm, but I would suggest waiting to trick-or-treat until later so you don’t have to carry around a full bag of candy (unless of course you have a stroller, then just stick the bag in there lol).

Also, from what I’ve read, you can go back to the same spot multiple times, and basically end up with your weight’s worth in candy. If this is part of your plan, you might want to bring an extra candy bag with you! 😉

Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular 

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This show takes place on stage in front of Cinderella’s castle. Show times are usually at  8 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 10:40 p.m., and midnight.  If you love the wicked Sanderson sisters (which you should), this is definitely a not-to-be-missed show!

*Show is about 20 minutes in length from what I can gather.*

Boo-To-You Parade

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This wonderfully spooky parade route goes from Main Street USA to Frontierland.  If you’re going to the party, you’re going to want to see this parade as it will have many characters you do not normally see in Disney otherwise. There are typically two parades: one at 8:35 and the other at 11:15.

Hallowishes

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Hallowishes is Disney’s Halloween themed firework display. Starting at 10pm this show includes quite a few evil villains, and a fireworks display that goes off to a soundtrack consisting of:

  • “Grim Grinning Ghosts” from the Haunted Mansion attraction
  • “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid
  • “Never Smile at a Crocodile“ from Peter Pan
  • “The Skeleton Dance” from Silly Symphonies
  • “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?” from Three Little Pigs
  • “Oogie Boogie’s Song” from The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Night on Bald Mountain” from Fantasia

 

Meet and Greets

During the Halloween party, you are given the opportunity to meet some pretty awesome characters you otherwise would not have the chance to! These include:

  • Jafar
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Aurora and Maleficent with Snow White and the Queen
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Jack Skellington and Sally
  • Tarzan and Friends
  • Seven Dwarfs

Dance Parties

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A little dancing fun for everyone at the laugh factory! Enjoy this dance party along with some pretty popular monster friends!

Magic Shots!

If you opt for the photopass while you’re visiting Disney World, the photographers have a few tricks up their sleeves!  During the party, you can get pictures taken that the photographers will edit later to include some fun spooky editions! Here are a few examples from WDW prep school!

 

 

 

Extras:

Happy Hallowishes Dessert Package is one way to add a little extra magic to your evening. This does require another ticket ($79 for adults and $47 for kids). This package allows you access to premium viewing location for the parade, and a private area with desserts to view the fireworks display.  The package is available during the following days:

  • September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29 and 30
  • October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31

The viewing spot for the fireworks is at Tomorrowland Terrace. It is important to note that your view of the fireworks will be to the side slightly. You do get a glass skull mug filled with candy, a variety of desserts, and drinks.

However, most reviews state not to waste the money.  I can not tell you from experience, but it seems that going to the party tends to waste a lot of time that could be spent doing other activities. If you need to relax, or are not able to rush around as well as others, the party may be a great idea, but otherwise, save your money for some cool goodies!

 

You can also order the Mickey’s Spooktacular in-room Celebration for your resort to add a little halloween magic 😉

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