10 Tips for Planning A Last-Minute Visit to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

mickey not so scary sign
mickey not-so-scary Halloween party sign

It is not too late to plan a visit for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Are you feeling the Halloween spirit and suddenly got the itch to join Mickey and his friends for a spooktacular night at Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Don’t worry if you’re planning your visit to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the last minute. We’ve got you covered with some tips to make your experience magical, even if you’re scrambling to put together a last-minute trip. This year’s event runs through November 1, 2023, so there’s still time to join in on the not-so-scary spooky fun!

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Tip 1: Check Ticket Availability

Before you start packing your costume, check the availability of tickets for your desired date. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a highly sought-after event, and some dates may sell out quickly. Planning a last-minute trip requires you to be flexible with your dates if possible. Here are the dates and status of tickets as of the writing of this article:

Event DateEvent Ticket for Ages 10 and Up (Excludes Tax)Event Ticket for Ages 3-9 (Excludes Tax)
Friday, August 11, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 15, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, August 18, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 22, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, August 25, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 29, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, September 1, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Monday, September 4, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, September 8, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sunday, September 10, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 12, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, September 15, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sunday, September 17, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 19, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, September 22, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sunday, September 24, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 26, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Thursday, September 28, 2023$149$139
Friday, September 29, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sunday, October 1, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 3, 2023$169$159
Thursday, October 5, 2023$169$159
Friday, October 6, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Monday, October 9, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 10, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Thursday, October 12, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Friday, October 13, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sunday, October 15, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 17, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Thursday, October 19, 2023$169$159
Friday, October 20, 2023$189$179
Sunday, October 22, 2023$169$159
Tuesday, October 24, 2023$169$159
Thursday, October 26, 2023$169$159
Friday, October 27, 2023$189$179
Sunday, October 29, 2023$199$189
Tuesday, October 31, 2023SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Wednesday, November 1, 2023$199$189

Tip 2: Prep Your Costume

One of the highlights of this event is dressing up in your favorite Halloween costume. Since you’re planning last-minute, keep it simple with a costume you can put together quickly. Consider Disney-themed costumes or classic Halloween characters to make it easier to find the necessary accessories.

Here are the costume guidelines taken directly from the Disney website:
For Guests ages 13 and under:

Costumes and some costume masks may be worn; masks must provide unobstructed peripheral vision at all times with openings that allow the eyes to be fully seen.

For Guests 14 Years of Age or Older:

Costumes may be worn according to these guidelines. Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from Disney parks unless his or her costumes can be modified to meet the above standards:

  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable, or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any props or accessories that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (for example, full-length Princess dresses) 
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist. 
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
  • Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Costume headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face. 
  • Costume masks of any kind may not be worn.
mickeys not so scary pumpkin

Tip 3: Plan Your Day Around Your Tickets

Once you’ve selected your desired date, purchase your tickets online. Remember that these date-specific event tickets allow you to enter Magic Kingdom park as early as 4:00 PM, giving you a head start on the festivities. Entering the park as close to 4 PM as possible will allow you to get a jump start on the Halloween celebration. Certain meet and greets, such as Jack and Sally, are super popular, so entering at 4 PM will allow you to line up early, meet these characters, and then spend time enjoying the rest of the party!

Tip 4: Check Resort Availability

Fall can be a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World, and many on-property resorts, as well as resorts off of Disney property, can be booked up. You do not want to find yourself in a situation where you purchase non-refundable tickets and have nowhere to stay! Depending on how long you plan to visit Walt Disney World, you may want to add multi-day tickets and make park reservations as well.

mickey no so scary fireworks

Tip 5: Plan Your Must-See Attractions

With limited time during the event (from 7:00 PM to midnight), it’s essential to prioritize your must-see attractions and experiences. Take note of the event’s exclusive offerings, such as the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and the ever-popular Boo To You parade. Going in without a plan can result in wasted time trying to figure out a plan, wasting precious park time.

We really like to take advantage of the lower wait times for our favorite attractions, as well as the extra touches that The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean have during the party.

The list of attractions available during this year’s party is as follows:



Liberty Square


Storybook Circus


Tip 6: Trick-or-Treating

One of my favorite activities during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is trick-or-treating. There are designated trick-or-treat trails where you can fill your bag with sweets. Disney even provides a bag for you to use! Kids of all ages will take lifetime memories away from trick-or-treating through the Magic Kingdom.

mickey not so scary goofy

Tip 7: Take Time for Character Meet and Greets

Keep an eye out for Disney Characters in special Halloween attire, like Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow dressed as the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus. The Seven Dwarfs are all available together during the Halloween party, as is Jack and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas. If there are any characters you have always wanted to meet, but never seem to run into during a Walt Disney World vacation, the Halloween party may just be the place you finally run into them!

Tip 8: Enjoy the Exclusive Entertainment

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party offers exclusive entertainment options you won’t find during regular park hours. From the spooky parade to the bewitching Hocus Pocus show, make sure to catch these unique performances. The Disney Junior Jam at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is the perfect event for younger partygoers, and the entire family will love listening to the Cadaver Dans over in Frontierland.

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Mickey No So Scary Pirates

Tip 9: Embrace the Atmosphere:

Part of the charm of this event is the eerie atmosphere created throughout Magic Kingdom. Take your time to wander the park, soak in the Halloween decorations, and enjoy the limited-capacity experience. The atmosphere in Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is amazing, and you want to be sure to take a few minutes to just step back and take it all in.

Tip 10: Relax and Have Fun

Last-minute plans can be stressful, but remember that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is all about having fun. Embrace the spontaneity of your trip and create unforgettable memories with your family and friends. You don’t want to get so wrapped up in your itinerary that you forget to enjoy yourself and have fun!

Don’t let the last-minute rush deter you from experiencing the magic of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Follow these tips, and you’ll be well-prepared to enjoy a night filled with treats, costumes, and Disney magic. Have any other tips we forgot to mention? Leave us a comment to let us know!

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