5 Reasons We Love Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of the most lively and fun events of the year! You can’t beat all of the guests in costumes, the candy and the festive décor and vibe throughout the entire park. If you haven’t attended this event before, then you definitely need to add it to your Disney bucket list. Here are the top 5 reasons why we absolutely love Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:


5. Tons and Tons of Candy!

I can’t even begin to express how much candy you will get at the event if you take the time to go through the candy lines. It’s all free and included in the party admission, too. You can go through the lines as much as you want, and the cast members tend to give you big handfuls of candy from giant barrels that they are digging into. The candy is a nice mix of name brand chocolate favorites and name brand fruity candies, so there is definitely something for everyone. The best part, every member of your party can trick-or-treat and get candy, not just the kids. So when you go through everyone is getting fistfuls of candy. If you stop at the Tiki Room and Adventureland or take the trail from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland there are multiple candy stops in the same location, so you get even more. We advise that you bring sturdy bags to empty candy into so that your buckets don’t get too heavy for the kiddos.

4. The Special Parade and Fireworks

There is a special Halloween parade that starts with the Headless Horseman riding down the parade route on his horse. The lighting in the area is low and set the perfect mood for the rest of the lively parade, which includes Halloween themed floats and characters in their costumes. You will get to see pirates, Haunted Mansion characters, villains and other favorites. The fireworks nighttime spectacular is definitely not to be missed. You will want to catch both the parade and fireworks while you are at the party.

3. Event Character Interactions

There are so many different character interactions and events to enjoy. There are favorites like Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and many of the villains that you can meet and get pictures with. Most of the other characters out will be in their Halloween costumes and festive attire, which makes for really fun pictures. There are also character dance parties and stage shows, too. You won’t want to miss the Hocus Pocus stage show that takes place in front of Cinderella Castle. There are no meet and greets currently with the Sanderson Sisters, but it is still a great experience and one of the best shows that Walt Disney World has done.


2. The Costumes, Music and Atmosphere

All guests at the party are encouraged to dress up in a Halloween costume or festive outfits. Many guests take this very seriously and dress up in very fun, elaborate costumes. Disney does have guidelines for costumes that must be followed in order to ensure guest safety, which can be found on the event page for the most updated rules and guidelines. There is also fun Halloween-inspired music playing all over the park, plus areas with fog, low lighting, fun shadows and effects, and more. Disney does an amazing job of setting the mood for this event so that it is still extremely festive, while still not being a scary event for younger kids.

1. Less Wait Times for Popular Attractions

One of the major benefits of the event is that the wait times for the different rides and attractions are far shorter than normal. There are only a limited number of tickets sold to each event, so there is only a set amount of guests in the park. Since these guests are spread out across all of the different activities and events, that makes the ride times very short. There are many rides that you can ride multiple times with no wait and rides you can just walk right onto. It is definitely a great way to fit in a lot of attractions for guests that love getting to ride all of the rides.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!