We LOVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP)and always have a fun time. The dates have just been announced for the 2017 parties, and here they are:
August: 25, 29
September: 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
October: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
The special ticketed event is running for 32 days in 2017, up from 29 days in 2016… including dates in August!
If you are planning on going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, then keep an eye on the Disney website for ticket prices and for when they go on sale.
I’m going to assume that new readers to my Disney Tips & Trip Reports website will not know much about the things that I love (aside from Disney!), and as I write blog posts on this website, you’ll soon find out more about me (and my family), but for now, let me tell you that Halloween is my favourite time of year! I think I may even get more excited for that, than Christmas. So being able to go to Walt Disney World for Halloween in 2015 was AWESOME! Even more so going to MNSSHP on 31st October itself, it was like all my Halloweens had come at once!
We also went to the party twice in 2016, so keep an eye on my WDW-40, 2016 Trip Report for when they come out.
Here are some of the things that you can expect at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
What is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
MNSSHP is a family friendly special event, separate from regular Magic Kingdom Park admission.It requires the purchase of a ticket for the party which runs on selected nights during September, and October (Sept.2 – Oct. 31, 2016) The party officially starts at 7pm till midnight, but you can enter the park from 4pm. Theme park admission is not included in the price of the ticket, the ticket only covers your party entry.
This is the one night that adults can dress up in costume…and you can go trick or treating! Of course, children can too! There are trick-or-treat locations dotted around Magic Kingdom where you can fill your goodie bag with candy and chocolate. I’ve heard that the quietest times are towards the end of the evening – which also saves having to carry all of that candy around! You can check out the 2015 Trick-or-Treat map here. Also, please check the newest costume guidelines for the party, as changes have been made.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
The 3 mischievous Sanderson Sisters decide to use their magic to host a decidedly wicked fun fest. Enlisting the help of the Disney Villains, Winifred, Mary and Sarah mix sinister shadows and terrifying nightmares to conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion—and cast a spell on everyone in Magic Kingdom park! Look for appearances from Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie and Maleficent. Combine them and other great Disney Villains with amazing dancers, wild visual projections and otherworldly special effects to make Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular a new, not-to-be-missed Halloween treat! – Walt Disney World
The show is performed on the Castle Forecourt Stage.
Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade
The grandmaster of this bone-rattling parade has truly lost his head! A hair-raising ride by the Headless Horseman himself begins the festivities, followed by a collection of frightening floats featuring Disney Characters in Halloween costumes. Get ready for the grave diggers! The Haunted Mansion stars in this delightful parade. It’s really not so scary—just fiendish fun! – Walt Disney World
I love, love, LOVED this parade!! The theme song is so catchy that you find yourself singing it as the parade floats past! It is shown twice, and the second parade is less busy. We watched it twice from two different locations, and it was just as awesome both times.
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
The Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion invites you to “drop in” as Disney Villains light up the night with fireworks and a wicked version of melodies from Disney’s past that echo through the night— and creepy colors crawl over Cinderella Castle. The “scare-abration” gets into full swing when some of Disney’s most celebrated (and hated) villains—including Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie— croon their scary tunes and do their best to steal the show. – Walt Disney World
Now, these fireworks are FANTASTIC! We saw them on the night of the party, as well as from California Grill, where we had dinner a few nights before. Seeing them from way up there was so cool, as you see just how far out the fireworks expand. We also managed to catch them one night driving back to Wilderness Lodge, and could just see them from outside the front of the resort. Can’t wait to see HalloWishes again.
Character Meet & Greets
Some of these characters only come out for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, so if you want to see them, make sure you start lining up as soon as you can, as those lines get long! Some of them also dress up in their Halloween costumes*, so that’s very cool.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treats
There are some treats that are only on sale during one of the parties. Additionally, there is also some merchandise that is only on sale during the party.
We bought two of the cupcakes that were available, and you can see the MNSSHP pins that we also bought in my video below too.