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5 Reasons We Love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

A visit to Walt Disney World at any time of the year is sure to be a magical experience, but certain times of the year are made even more special by wonderful events and experiences that help to celebrate the season. Halloween is a special time in Walt Disney World, especially in the Magic Kingdom. The park experiences a slight transformation as fall and festive décor is added, particularly on Main Street. Guests who wander through the Magic Kingdom throughout the Halloween season are sure to enjoy the festivities, but on select nights in the park the celebration is turned up a notch with a special ticketed event. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party invites guests to visit the park in their Halloween finest and truly celebrate the season with a combination of unique experiences, entertainment, dining, and ambiance. Guests who purchase a ticket to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will definitely want to enjoy every moment of the event, and there are certain experiences that guests absolutely love. Here are five reasons why guests love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom.

5. Trick or Treating

One of the most unique experiences offered at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has guests of every age feeling like a kid again. Throughout the Magic Kingdom are special locations where guests can go trick or treating to collect some delicious Halloween treats. These locations usually feature small pieces of candy and guests are offered free treat bags when entering into the Magic Kingdom to ensure that they have plenty of room to collect lots of treats!

4. Special Character Meet and Greets

While the Magic Kingdom is usually home to plenty of character meet and greets, the characters even get into celebrating Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Guests who enjoy the special event can meet some familiar faces who are decked out in their Halloween costumes, as well as some special characters that only appear during the Halloween season. Some of the most popular characters to meet are Mickey at Town Square Theater on Main Street and Jack and Sally from the Nightmare before Christmas who can be found near Town Hall on Main Street. Jack and Sally are definitely two of the most popular characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and they can have lengthy lines throughout each party. Guests who want to definitely meet them should line up well before the party begins to ensure that they don’t miss other wonderful experiences throughout the night.

3. Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

Cinderella Castle receives a special lighting treatment to make it seem eerie and spooky for each Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The stage in front of Cinderella Castle also comes to life with a wonderful stage show celebrating a beloved Disney movie and its characters. The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular features the Sanderson Sisters from the movie Hocus Pocus. The sisters only have a few hours to appear each year and they spend it rallying up some of the most frightening Disney villains to help them create all kinds of Halloween fun. The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular run several times each evening during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, but the later showings tend to be less crowded offering better viewing spots.

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2. Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

Guests who enjoy Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party absolutely love the special Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. The experience runs from Frontierland through Liberty Square and then down Main Street and is kicked off by the Headless Horseman himself. The parade features many spooky floats and characters including the gravediggers, waltzing ghosts, and hitchhiking ghosts from the Haunted Mansion, pirates and Jack Sparrow, and plenty of Disney villains. The Boo-to-You Halloween Parade is very popular with guests who tend to line up along Main Street up to two hours before the parade is set to begin. Those who want to enjoy the perfect view of the parade should line up very early or opt to view the second showing which tends to be less crowded since it is later in the evening.

1. Happy HalloWishes

The highlight of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party occurs high in the skies above Cinderella Castle. The Happy HalloWishes fireworks show is hosted by the Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion and brings guests on an eerie and mazing journey featuring beautiful fireworks, classic Disney music, and some of the scariest Disney villains. The finale of Happy HalloWishes includes perimeter fireworks bursts which will leave guests feeling as though they are totally surrounded by the beautiful bursts. Happy HalloWishes is best viewed from Main Street and those who want the perfect view should definitely plan on lining up very early as the show is extremely popular!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.