Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2023

Let’s boo this! It’s spooky season in the Magic Kingdom.

All down Main Street USA you’ll find buntings and jack o lanterns and garlands of leaves!

My favorites are always the scarecrows dressed as cast members you might find around the park.

Spooky sweets and treats can be found at various quick serve locations!

On Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party nights, the magic of Disney takes on a frightfully fun Halloween twist. It is my family’s collective number one event of the year.  The kids love the rides, costumes, and trick or treating, while I am always captivated by seeing the happiest place on earth transformed into a Halloween town.

The Halloween party ticket provides entrance to Magic Kingdom as early as 4PM, although the party doesn’t officially start until 7PM.  We spent the morning in Hollywood Studios, enjoyed dinner at the resort and then headed in to Magic Kingdom around 7:15 PM.

On party nights, it is fun to see the park transform after dark with spooky music and all of the flickering lights.

Starting around 4PM, this separate path into the park will be set up for Halloween Party guests only.  You will head down this path right past Tony’s Town Square to get your treat bag, special treats and find a few PhotoPass photographers with cute props and backgrounds.

It was a rainy night, but we didn’t let that dampen our fun.

We hit all of our favorite rides. Nearly all attractions are open for the party and wait times typically plummet the later it gets. (That said, they are long early on in the evening.) We make a point to hit the ones with a Halloween Twist.

Of course Haunted Mansion is must-do on any party night.  The Ghost Hosts are all extra spooky and Madame Carlotta (or is it Renata? I think they are sisters but cannot tell them apart) is extremely entertaining. 

Character greetings are another fun part of every party. You’ll find many rare and unique opportunities, but our favorite is always Jack and Sally!

Another fun part of the Halloween Party are all of the fabulous PhotoPass locations, props and Magic Shots.  Be sure to stop for the photographers all over the park as many of them have a little something extra spooky up their sleeves.  All of these photos are included if you have purchased the Memory Maker as part of your vacation package. (These are from last year! With the rain we didn’t hunt them down this year.)

Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is a wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. I absolutely love this show and find Main Street USA to be your best vantage point. Of course, the closer you can get the better. We just don’t care to stand in a throng of people waiting for an hour. We walked up to this spot half way down Main Street at show time. (2022)

This year we did the Dessert Party with friends and were SO GLAD we did to have a dry spot to watch.

My favorite parade of the year is hands-down Boo to You!  The Headless Horseman rides down Main Street to lead off the event. It is chocked full of characters in costumes, rare villains, and of course the Haunted Mansion grave diggers, ballroom dancers and hitchhiking ghosts.  We always do rides during the first parade and catch the later ones with lower crowds. Now, this is something I’ll wait on a curb for to get a great spot.

We stayed past Midnight and, since we were at Grand Floridian for this trip, simply walked home. It was a frightfully fun evening!

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2 thoughts on “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2023

  1. It’s kinda 👻 spooky 👻 to admit, but I knew this was where you were when you left us hanging with that fruity beer business! 😄 Cute candy corn dress! 🎃 Jane 🌴

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