• Julianna Rolaf

A guide to Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party (2019)





Halloween is one my favorite time of year in Disney World. From the fall decor to the delicious snacks, you do not want to miss out!

The Party officially starts at 7:00 pm. and goes until midnight. Not many people know this, but, you can enter the park as early as 4:00 pm. Non party event goers are required to leave the parks by 6:00pm, so this is the best time to get on popular rides that normally have long wait times. Be aware that once the party starts certain attractions/restaurants close.

TIP: Try to attend on a party on a Sunday or Monday. Those days tend to be less crowded than Fridays and Saturdays when a lot of locals attend.

Make sure to check into one of the party stations as soon as you enter the park, or, if you’re already there for the day, to check into a station as soon as the party starts. I made the mistake of waiting on a line, only to get to the front and be told that I had to go back and check and get a wrist band. Don’t forget to pick up a trick or treat bag and a brochure while you’re here! It will list all of the attractions, characters, parades, and dance parties.


Even though the party lasts for 5 hours, there is a lot to see and do. I highly recommend deciding in advance what is most important to you.

One of the most popular things to do is snap a photo with a rare character photo opportunities such as Jack and Sally Skellington, the 7 dwarfs, and The Queen of Hearts. Only certain attractions are transformed for the party so make sure to refer back to your brochure. A great thing about the event is shorter wait times for the rides. Certain rides change over for the event. The Mad Tea Party has special lighting + creepy music and Space Mountain changes over and is ridden in complete darkness.

Now, don’t forget about one of the most magical parts of the night. The fireworks. The viewing areas are in Main Street, Liberty Square, and Frontierland. Besides the fireworks, you CAN NOT miss the Hocus Pocus Spectacular. If Hocus Pocus was one of your childhood favorites, this is the show for you! Showtimes are at 8:15 PM, 10:45 PM, and 12:00 AM right in front of Cinderellas Castle.

When it comes to trick or treating, locations spread out all over the park. Special locations are also set up for food allergies.

Locations:


Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly)

  • Market Street

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain

  • Dock to Tom Sawyer Island

  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy-Friendly Center)

  • Columbia Harbour House

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Haus

  • Mickey's PhilharMagic

  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station

  • Ariel's Grotto

Tomorrowland

  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café

  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress


Costumes are allowed and encouraged but you must follow certain rules:

  • Face masks may not cover the entire face

  • Costumes may not touch the ground

  • Guests may not pose as other characters for autographs/photos

  • Must be family friendly

  • No weapons


The last thing you have to check out are all of the tasty treats. These snacks are ONLY available during the party. While the desserts do change annually, some famous one from the past include chocolate Haunted Mansion portrait cookies, dirt and worm brownies cups, pumpkin cheesecake, white chocolate Jack Skellington desserts, pumpkin Mickey Waffle sundaes, skeleton candy apples, candy corn ice cream, and themed rice crispy treats.


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