What is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

An annual event at Magic Kingdom celebrating Halloween, the party is as the name suggests, not so scary!  Just a whole load of extra entertainment with a little candy thrown in, ok, a lot of candy thrown in!

2017 Dates

August 25th – November 1st on select nights.

Extra Event Entertainment

  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
  • Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
  • The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
  • Candy, Costumes and Characters

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

The show is based on the Sanderson Sisters Winifred, Sarah and Mary from Disney’s Hocus Pocus.  The projection dance show also features Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie and Malefiient.

Total Orlando’s Thoughts

We weren’t overly impressed, it was ok but not fabulous by Disney standards.  The castle stage area was also extremely busy which meant we couldn’t really get close to the stage, we know this is to be expected even though we went on a relatively quiet evening.  Maybe if we had been closer we might have had a more positive experience.

Happy HalloWishes Fireworks

In true Disney style this firework show went off with a bang.  The fabulously themed show included some of Disney’s most popular baddies including ; Maleficient, Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie.

Total Orlando’s Thoughts

We loved this right from the beginning to the end, it was truly fabulous.  We especially loved the creepy halloween classics they played, our favorite being “Grim Grinning Ghosts” from one of our all time favorite attractions ‘The Haunted Mansion’.

Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

Forget princesses and horse drawn carriages.  The Boo-to-You parade is lead by the Headless Horseman followed by the lovable ghouls from The Haunted Mansion.  This isn’t scary at all, it is aimed at a young audience and we loved every single thing about it.

Total Orlando’s Thought

This isn’t just our favorite entertainment of the whole evening, it is actually our all time favorite parade.  We adore everything about it, the music, the dancers and the floats.  This really is not to be missed.  We would go again just to watch the parade!

The Cavadar Danz Babershop Quartet

The Cavadar Danz are a ghostly choir located in Frontierland.  They play a variety of halloween tunes including;

  • Boo
  • Cruelle DeVil
  • Darkness On The Delta
  • Ghost Riders In The Sky
  • Grim Grinning Ghosts
  • Happy Trails To You
  • Home On The Range
  • Lone Prairie
  • Rawhide
  • The Headless Horseman
  • The Oogie Boogie Song
  • Trick Or Treat
  • Tumblin Tumbleweeds
  • WaHoo
  • Why Do They Call Me A Tenderfoot


Total Orlando’s Thoughts

If you like the Dapper Danz you will love the Cavadar Danz, not only are their tunes catchy and seasonal the humor is an added bonus.  It is definitely worth stopping off to catch these ghostly comedians.


There are numerous Trick or Treat locations throughout the park where guests can collect candy.  The Candy is provided by Mars Wrigley Confectionary.

Total Orlando’s Thoughts

The amount of candy you collect is totally up to you, we literally collected as much as we could possible carry!  We also loved the Trick or Treat bags for guests with allergies, especially since our eldest daughter is severely allergic to nuts.

Dessert Party

The dessert party offers a buffet of sweet treats along with a special viewing area for the Happy HallowWishes Fireworks.

Dessert includes; chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses, lemonades, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

The dessert party is held at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant at 9:15 p.m.  The cost is $ 47 for children and $ 79 for adults.  The price is additional to the ticket cost.

Not all attractions are open during the special event.

Attractons that ARE Open During Special Event Hours

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming regal carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid

Top Tips

  • Make sure you are aware of all the costume rules, there are a full list of rules on the Disney website.
  • Arrive early.  The party doesn’t start till 7:00 p.m. but guests are able to enter as early as 4:00 p.m.
  • FASTPASS is not in operation during the event.
  • Make sure you eat dinner before the party, dining options are limited.
  • Make sure you plan your evening carefully, you don’t want to miss any extra entertainment inclusive to the party.
  • Take a poncho incase of inclement weather.
  • Most importantly HAVE FUN!