5 Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World

Posted By Mandy on Oct 10, 2017

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It is a tradition of ours to go to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World each year. This is an annual event held on select dates in September and October. General park admission to the Magic Kingdom will not gain you access to this seasonal event, so be sure to pre-purchase tickets for the specific date you want to attend.

This was my fourth year at the Halloween Party! I’m sharing my top tips on how to make the most of this Disney event so that you enjoy yourself and get the full value out of your ticket.

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Purchase Party Tickets Early

This party is held on a limited number of dates each year. It is highly recommended to pre-purchase your tickets as early as possible. With its popularity, many of the dates sell out.

Visit www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party to purchase party tickets.

Arrive at the park 3 hours before the party begins

One of the really great things about the tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is that you can gain access to the Magic Kingdom three hours before the party begins! This gives you time to start visiting your favorite attractions before the Halloween festivities officially begin.

You can spend the entire day at Walt Disney World, but you will need to purchase regular admission for that day, in addition to your Halloween Party ticket. That’s a long day, and Disney isn’t cheap. I recommend saving your regular admission for different day and relaxing on the morning of the party.

Wear a comfortable costume

I encourage the entire family to wear some type of friendly costume, but make sure it is comfortable. After all, you will be walking around in the Florida heat for up to 8 hours. In addition to the heat and walking you will be climbing in and out of rides, so take all that into consideration when picking out costumes.

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Skip the first parade, wait for the second

While everyone is lining up to catch the first parade, take advantage of shorter lines at the popular attractions. There is another parade time later in the night. Plus it is darker, making it more fun when the Headless Horseman gallops by.

Do not miss the fireworks!

I repeat, do not miss the fireworks. The fireworks display at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is special and by far my favorite show! The villains take over for a unique light show spectacle that only happens a few times a year.

My family returns to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party every year because it is such a fun event. I hope that these tips will help your family make the most of your night in the Magic Kingdom!

How else can we help?

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You can buy individual tickets too. Get Away Today sells Walt Disney World tickets for less than Disney’s official site! You will still need to purchase your Halloween Party tickets directly from Walt Disney World, but you can save a few dollars by purchasing your regular admissions from Get Away Today.

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Mandy blogs about her family travels at ACupful.com. She wants to inspire parents to explore with their kids! In addition to her favorite job of being the mother to two crazy little kids, she is the owner of a freelance marketing business, a family travel writer, and speaker. All images in this article are copyright by Mandy Carter.

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