Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024

May 6, 2024 by Rachel McElaney

Believe it or not, we’re halfway to the Halloween season at Walt Disney World! It’s time to get ready for a spook-tacular experience like no other as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party returns in 2024! Today the much-anticipated party dates were announced, and we at Be Our Guest Vacations are thrilled to bring you all the details and help you make the most of this fan-favorite event!

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024 dates have just been announced - and this year this spooktacular event runs select nights from August 9th through October 31st!

If you’re considering a fall Walt Disney World vacation and want to add Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to your trip, be sure to reach out to Be Our Guest Vacations today! Tickets for this fan favorite event go on sale May 8th! We’ll pair you with one of our Walt Disney World experts to get you ready to purchase tickets the moment they release, plus assist with your Disney resort stay!

At Be Our Guest Vacations, we believe that planning your dream vacation should be stress and scare-free. That's why we offer our planning services at no extra cost to you! Whether you're a seasoned Disney traveler or embarking on your first magical Halloween adventure, our team of experienced travel professionals are here to assist you every step of the way.

2024 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party dates include

August 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29

October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31

2024 New additions

Disney announced a few new additions to this year's Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! More Villains sightings throughout the parks - even the opportunities for photos with Villians. And one addition we're loving? This year, Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade will take place at an earlier time – perfect for those guests attending with little ones who want to enjoy the spooky fun before it’s bedtime! Other incredible additions include Bruno from Encanto meeting with Mirabel at their Casita in Fairytale Garden, and in celebration of the new Disney Original Movie “Descendants: The Rise of Red,” premiering on Disney+ on July 12, a DescenDANCE Party taking place at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. 

Expert advice for an unforgettable experience 

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is renowned for its unique blend of spookiness and Disney magic. With exclusive entertainment, trick-or-treating adventures, and dazzling fireworks displays, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Our dedicated agents are well-versed in the ins and outs of this event. Whether you're looking for tips on the must-see attractions or advice on the optimal time to visit each area, we're here to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.

The past few years every party has sold out. Why is it so popular? Read on for insight on what makes this party so special and frightfully fun. PLUS a not so scary tricks to make the most out of your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party time, depending on your interests and enjoyment.

Not So Scary entertainment

For me, there's no doubt why this event is so popular year after year. The shows and entertainment at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party are simply outstanding, some of the best I've experienced at Walt Disney World all year!

Even if you're not typically a fan of castle stage shows or parades, you might discover that they becomes the highlight of your evening. Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade is incredibly unique and enjoyable; last year I couldn't resist watching it twice in one night! The performers and entertainment team involved in the show exude such passion for what they do, and that energy infectiously spreads to the guests. I found the newly added floats featuring Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle as the Sanderson sisters, along with the hitchhiking ghosts from the Haunted Mansion (a timeless favorite), to be particularly ghoulish delights. 

Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade tip

If you're aiming for fewer crowds, staying later can be a strategic choice! The second parade tends to be much less packed than the first, primarily because families with young children may not stay as late into the evening. So, if you're planning to enjoy the festivities all night long, opting for the second parade is a fantastic idea!

However, heed this warning: It's wise to check the weather forecast using a reliable app beforehand! Much of the entertainment at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is weather-dependent. If there are thunderstorms or lightning predicted later in the evening, catching the first parade might be a safer bet in case the second one gets canceled due to inclement weather!

It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Ready to run amok? Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular might be my favorite element of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I’m not even personally a hocus-pocus fan (I was a wimp as a child and still hate the thought of that movie…) but this show is a lot of fun and you get to see some unique villain characters that don’t usually appear in Disney parks! 

Again, if you can make it for the second or especially the third show, crowds will be smaller and you’ll have an easier time viewing the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular from up front. Or you can do what I did and watch Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade from just in front of the castle, and then towards the end of the parade quickly walk right in front of Cinderella‘s castle to claim your spot for the next Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show! Bring a popcorn bucket or a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party exclusive snack, and the time will pass quickly.

Unique characters

When it comes to distinctive characters, another fantastic aspect of this party is the opportunity to meet characters that you wouldn't encounter otherwise. Getting to meet all Seven Dwarfs simultaneously or interacting with Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas are exclusive meet-and-greets only available during the party! These unique character encounters can be quite popular, so it's wise to collaborate with your Be Our Guest Vacations travel agent to strategize whom to line up for first and at what time!

Overall atmosphere 

This might not be an official party feature, but for me, one of the main attractions of this event is the one-of-a-kind atmosphere it creates in Magic Kingdom. Guests come ready to have a blast and often go all out with their Halloween attire. You'll see some wearing playful Halloween-themed T-shirts or sporting spooky accessories. Then there are those whose costumes are so intricate they could easily pass as authentic Disney characters. Personally, I find delight in people-watching during this event; being surrounded by others in the festive spirit of Halloween adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the party at Magic Kingdom. The energy and creativity on display make it a memorable experience for everyone involved!

Dance parties

Heading to the party with your littles? Incorporating a dance party or two at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a great idea! Burn off some energy and have some fun! If your kids are obsessed with the Disney Channel movies (like mine are) they will love the Zombies dance party in Tomorrowland! And toddlers are sure to enjoy the Disney Junior Jam with one-on-one attention from some of their favorite Disney Junior characters such as Vampirina. 

Sneak in a ride on Tron: Lightcycle/Run

The extra bonus no one seems to be talking about is getting in an extra ride on Tron: Lightcycle/Run. The best new attraction at Magic Kingdom! I actually missed out on the virtual queue during my trip and wasn’t able to ride on Tron on my Magic Kingdom days this trip, so I was so excited that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party offered an extra attempt at a virtual queue. 

Halloween Party guests can attempt another virtual queue at 6:00 PM for their party night. You do not have to be in the park to attempt this virtual queue. I was able to get a boarding group and was called around 8:30 PM. 

My walk-through, pre-ride show and ride experience were about 20-25 minutes total! So not only did I get to ride this amazing attraction at night (which is such an elevated experience!) but the wait time in the virtual queue was pretty minimal for such an incredible attraction.

Your Fall 2024 Walt Disney World Vacation

If you’re planning a Walt Disney World vacation in 2024 and don’t have your resort vacation booked just yet - be sure to reach out and connect with Be Our Guest Vacations today! We can help you find the best resort for your fall Walt Disney World Vacation (maybe a Magic Kingdom area resort to make this event even easier for your family!), offer insight on ticket and touring options and help you obtain your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets. 

As part of our services, we also monitor promotions! So, rest assured that when you book with us, your Be Our Guest Vacations travel professional will actively keep an eye out for new discounts. If a new promotion is released that could save you money on your overall package price, they'll be right on it, searching for availability for your travel dates to ensure you have the best possible price Disney offers! 

For Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in particular, we strongly advise you purchase your tickets prior to travel because we do anticipate that almost all parties will sell out due to the popularity of this event. Be sure to email your Be Our Guest Vacations travel professional to help with your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket purchase, and they will equip you with your exclusive Be Our Guest Vacations official Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide! Our exclusive client guide includes additional tips, tricks and information to help you make the most of your party time!