Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2013!



As of yesterday, it’s officially Fall, and the Halloween festivities at Disney Parks are well underway.  For many guests, Halloween time is their favorite time to visit Disney, because of the great decorations, and of course because of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  I did a poll not long ago, and asked our Members which party they preferred, Mickey’s Halloween Party, or Mickey’s Christmas Party during the Christmas season.  Low and behold, Halloween won!  I think this is because there is more to do at Halloween time, plus kids get to dress up and trick or treat at the Magic Kingdom.  When there’s free candy involved, that works as an extra incentive for kids of all ages!  So, if you’re planning to attend MNSSHP this year, you might want a little extra advice.  Our friends at Disney Parks sent out some great tips in order to get the most out of your Halloween experience at Disney:


The Party Requires a Separate Ticket

We see this question every year, and yes, entry to the party requires a separate Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket (even if you’re visiting the park earlier in the day, the party requires separate entry). Here’s a tip – you may receive a discount on select event nights when you purchase tickets in advance. Some nights do sell out, so buying tickets ahead of time is suggested. You can find that information here.

Wear Costumes

Kids (of all ages) are welcome to wear costumes to the party. It doesn’t matter whether your costume is elaborate or homemade, dressing up puts you in the Halloween spirit and sure makes for cute photos with Disney characters – who also don their Halloween best!

Grab a Special Event Map

The best way to ensure you don’t miss a thing is by grabbing an event map on the way in. These special maps show the location of trick-or-treat stations and special character greetings and list the times for must-see Halloween entertainment.

Try Trick-Or-Treat Stations

Guests of all ages are also welcome to trick-or-treat throughout the park at designated treat stations and special treat trails – pathways that offer multiple candy stops along the way. This year, more than 220 tons of candy are on order, so be sure to pick up a complimentary trick-or-treat bag on your way into the park.

Watch Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade

Any Disney parade is amazing, but if you’d like to see a procession of characters in Halloween costumes, marching Haunted Mansion butlers, dancing hitchhiking ghosts, Goofy’s giant candy machine and more,Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade is a must-see!

Don’t Miss “Happy HalloWishes” Fireworks

One of the highlights of the event is the special Halloween-themed fireworks show that takes place at 9:30 p.m.“Happy HalloWishes” is narrated by the Ghost Host from The Haunted Mansion and features sections inspired by Cruella de Vil, Jafar, Oogie Boogie and other Disney villains.

I hope you find these tips helpful for your upcoming Halloween Disney trip!  Be sure to let us know how your vacation was, and of course, feel free to send in pictures!!




Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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