Our Information to the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration affords ideas & data for Magic Kingdom’s fall particular occasion at Walt Disney World. This contains dates, ticket costs & reductions, schedule & technique for seeing the parade, fireworks, and characters, plus our evaluate of MNSSHP and whether or not it’s price your time & cash. (Up to date April 27, 2023.)
For these unfamiliar with it, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration (MNSSHP) is a particular occasion that happens after Magic Kingdom closes for the day. It’s individually ticketed, which means you need to pay further for the social gathering if you happen to’re already within the park as a day visitor and need to keep by way of MNSSHP.
In case you’re already eager to plan forward for the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration, the excellent news is that Walt Disney World has now launched dates, costs, and different particulars. Moreover, tickets at the moment are on sale for choose company. If you wish to be notified when common public tickets and full particulars for the 2023 social gathering are launched, subscribe to our FREE electronic mail publication for updates. For now, right here’s all the things we all know concerning the 2023 MNSSHP…
Not all the things has been introduced but, however right here’s a few of what to anticipate from the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration:
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular! – Watch 3 sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom park.
- Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular – A wickedly wild fireworks show that includes Disney characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas.
- Disney Junior Jam at Storybook Circus – This dance social gathering options some favourite associates from Disney Junior reveals for younger partygoers.
- Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade – Disney characters and iconic floats impressed by Haunted Mansion and different Halloween scenes seem throughout this beloved parade.
- Accumulate a bag filled with sweet as you roam the trick-or-treat trails looking for a few of your favourite sweets.
Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration could also be bought by most people starting Might 2, 2023. Company of all Walt Disney World resorts and different choose motels (Swan & Dolphin, Shades of Inexperienced, Swan Reserve) can start buying tickets as early as April 27, 2023.
In case you’re an on-site visitor and are having hassle buying tickets, be certain you’re logged into your My Disney Expertise account and your resort reservation is linked to that account. If that also doesn’t work, attempt to log in once more through non-public shopping. (We’ve had a number of experiences of points with this–it’s seemingly Disney IT, not consumer error.) Alternatively, you’ll be able to 407-939-4240 to purchase social gathering tickets.
2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration dates are as follows:
- August 11, 2023
- August 15, 2023
- August 18, 2023
- August 22, 2023
- August 25, 2023
- September 1, 2023
- September 4, 2023
- September 8, 2023
- September 10, 2023
- September 12, 2023
- September 15, 2023
- September 17, 2023
- September 19, 2023
- September 22, 2023
- September 24, 2023
- September 26, 2023
- September 28, 2023
- September 29, 2023
- October 1, 2023
- October 3, 2023
- October 5, 2023
- October 6, 2023
- October 9, 2023
- October 10, 2023
- October 12, 2023
- October 13, 2023
- October 15, 2023
- October 17, 2023
- October 19, 2023
- October 20, 2023
- October 22, 2023
- October 24, 2023
- October 26, 2023
- October 27, 2023
- October 29, 2023
- October 31, 2023
Final yr, the occasion was held on 37 choose nights August 12 by way of October 31. That means that the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration begins one evening earlier, ends one evening later, and has 1 extra evening over the course of social gathering season.
For these conserving rating at house, these are all information. August 11 is the earliest the occasion has ever began and November 1 is tied for the newest that MNSSHP has been held, tied with 2019.
Under is date-by-date pricing, together with different extra particulars concerning the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration that Walt Disney World has launched:
Annual Passholders and Disney Trip Membership Members can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration, legitimate for choose occasion nights.
You should purchase 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration tickets right here: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/occasions/
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration takes place from 7 pm till midnight on evenings when it’s held. On MNSSHP dates, Magic Kingdom is open to common company from 8 am till 6 pm. (Regardless of the considerably shorter hours, these are good days to go to Magic Kingdom if you happen to’re not attending the social gathering. We clarify why right here.)
Ticket holders are admitted to Magic Kingdom as early as 4 pm on the legitimate date of their ticket–providing you with extra time to get pleasure from park favorites earlier than the occasion begins. These date-specific occasion tickets don’t require an extra day theme park ticket or theme park reservation.
Additionally in the course of the social gathering, you will have the chance to expertise a few of your favourite sights, together with the newly opened TRON Lightcycle Run. Right here’s the tentative record of sights that shall be open in the course of the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration:
- Jungle Cruise
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Swiss Household Treehouse
- Massive Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- “It’s a small world”
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mad Tea Celebration
- Underneath the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Practice
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- The Barnstormer
- Astro Orbiter
- Buzz Lightyear’s Area Ranger Spin
- Monsters Inc. Snort Flooring
- Area Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority Individuals Mover
- TRON Lightcycle / Run
TRON Lightcycle Run will use a digital queue throughout Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Celebration, permitting company to get pleasure from all of the festivities whereas they wait to enter the Grid. Keep tuned for extra particulars.
Not solely have ticket costs skyrocketed, however crowd ranges on the occasions have additionally gone up dramatically. With each single evening of the occasion offered out, attendance ranges completely exploded, and crowds had been very dangerous at occasions. We’d strongly advocate “Is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration Too Crowded?” for a take a look at what we imply.
At this level, it’s unattainable to say whether or not the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration will observe that sample. It might, but it surely’s additionally potential that Walt Disney World lowered the attendance cap this yr after complaints final time.
In case you have questions on what the occasion does and doesn’t embody, crowds, and way more, see our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration FAQ. We wrote that in response to the commonest questions within the feedback to this put up. In case you have a query, there’s a robust likelihood that FAQ solutions it.
Right here’s all the things else it is advisable find out about MNSSHP if you happen to’re planning for 2023, together with technique and our evaluate of whether or not the Halloween social gathering is well worth the excessive price ticket…
As for leisure, right here’s the conventional Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration schedule:
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
- August & September: 8:35 pm, 10:45 pm, 12 am
- October: 7:40 pm, 8:35 pm, 10:45 pm, 12 am
Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular
Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade
Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
- 7 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:50 pm, 10:30 pm
Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam
Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Dance Ball
Our ideas and tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration (MNSSHP) are based mostly on our experiences attending the social gathering 20+ occasions for over a decade. You’ll be able to examine our most up-to-date expertise in our Overview & Images: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration Report.
We additionally take a look at all the meals gadgets in our Halloween Snack & Dessert Meals Information to Magic Kingdom. Lastly, if you happen to’re all in favour of ‘gathering’ all the unique pictures in the course of the occasion, see our Information to ALL PhotoPass Magic Photographs at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration.
Now, let’s flip to a short abstract of what was new ultimately yr’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration, simply in case you don’t learn our MNSSHP report above…
We attended the primary Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration, and needed to rapidly run by way of a few of the “new for ’22” additions, enhancements, and different adjustments to the occasion.
The one which Walt Disney World has touted is the addition of Max Goof as Powerline within the 90s styled “Powerline Celebration Time” pre-parade to the the Boo To You Parade. Max Goof and his dance friends change the Zootopia Celebration Patrol that ran for the previous couple of years of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration. Songs performed in the course of the pre-parade embody “Stand Out” and “I2I.”
The Powerline Celebration Time pre-parade solely takes place on Foremost Road USA and in City Sq., so make sure to seize a spot there if you wish to see Max Goof. Stops are round Middle Road on Foremost Road and the City Sq. Practice Station within the very entrance of the park. All in all, Powerline Celebration Time is a bit lackluster, so don’t plan your night round it.
One other minor factor is the brand new trick-or-treating baggage made out of a sturdy reusable bag materials. These make for a pleasant little souvenir that you should utilize at house (effectively, in case your neighbors are stingy with sweet–the baggage are small).
Talking of which, one other souvenir is handed out as you exit the occasion on the finish of the evening. Solid Members stationed close to the Practice Station give company Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration artwork in honor of Walt Disney World’s fiftieth Anniversary. Each of those are good touches that make the upper costs a bit extra bearable.
There are additionally a bunch of Walt Disney World fiftieth Anniversary photograph ops scattered all through the park.
The primary of those that you just’ll encounter is a Legend of Sleepy Hole backdrop on the finish of the doorway hall by Plaza Restaurant. We discovered this had the longest line by far, whereas the Hocus Pocus 2 photograph op tucked away in Liberty Sq. and the Mr. Toad’s Wild Journey one in Sew’s Nice Escape had no strains by any means.
There are additionally a ton of recent and returning PhotoPass Magic Photographs.
We made capturing all of those one among our prime priorities, and can (lastly!) be sharing a put up itemizing all the areas together with our pattern photographs from these, ideas & tips, and extra within the days forward.
Rounding out the comparatively new additions for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration are new ‘dancing’ lighting schemes for Area Mountain and Mad Tea Celebration.
These are enjoyable touches that give the realm extra kinetic power–there’s no purpose they couldn’t be everlasting enhancements.
It’s in all probability tough to learn, however above is a take a look at the park map for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration.
It largely simply reiterates the data above, providing showtimes, lists of working sights, eating places, and different areas in Magic Kingdom.
The map doesn’t record particular meet & greet areas, however we’ve got you coated:
Foremost Road USA
- Sally & Jack Skellington – City Sq. Theater (hottest meet & greet, line types at 4 pm)
- Mickey Mouse – City Sq. Theater
- Ariel and Prince Eric – Prince Eric’s Village Market
- Belle and Gaston – Maurice’s Cottage
- Tigger, Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore – The Thotful Spot close to the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Drizella and Anastasia – Fantasyland (roaming)
- Timon – Storybook Circus
- Vamprinia – Storybook Circus
- Doc McStuffins – Storybook Circus
- Fancy Nancy – Storybook Circus
- Witch Minnie, Princess Daisy & Pumpkin Donald – Dumbo
- Pirate Goofy – Barnstormer
- Abu and Aladdin – Agrabah
- Genie – Agrabah
- Jafar – Close to Agrabah
- Jack Sparrow – Close to Pirates of the Caribbean
- Nation Bears – Nation Bear Theater (roaming)
- Elvis Sew – Buzz Lightyear’s Star Command
As for the enhancements to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration from the previous few years, the primary is a alternative for Completely satisfied HalloWishes: the brand new “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” These fireworks function projections, pyro, and Jack Skellington from Nightmare Earlier than Christmas as host.
Jack’s ghost canine, Zero, flies off to start out this trick-or-treating journey, the place 4 associates — Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy — discover themselves drawn right into a mysterious haunted home. The journey takes them from one room of the home to a different, encountering dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts, and a sequence of troublemaking Disney villains.
There are additionally a number of sights throughout the park obtain particular enhancements only for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration…
Monsters Inc. Snort Flooring – Once you observe the deal with path into the Monster World at Monsters Inc. Snort Flooring, you’ll work together in spooky methods with the comedian forged of monsters, as they study concerning the curious Human World vacation we name Halloween.
Mad Tea Celebration – The teacups take you for a colourful trip with added lighting and results offering a distinct nighttime ambiance.
Area Mountain – Rocket ships hurtle by way of deep area as a particular soundtrack and results remodel the journey.
It’s a savvy transfer on Walt Disney World’s half to extend the variety of attraction overlays. Latest Halloween Events have been constantly overcrowded, particularly on Foremost Road and at character meet & greets. The attraction overlays are a great way to assist take in and redistribute some crowds, easing congestion elsewhere and (hopefully) bettering the expertise at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration.
So you’ll be able to put together for the Halloween Celebration now, right here is our evaluation based mostly upon the final a number of years that can assist you decide whether or not this costly laborious ticket occasion is price it to you, and in that case, what your “Plan of Assault” ought to be to effectively conquer the varied choices. Between this social gathering and Epcot’s Worldwide Meals & Wine Pageant, plus bettering climate, the autumn months at Walt Disney World are one among our favourite occasions of yr to go to!
Additionally be aware that this information covers Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, not Mickey’s Halloween Celebration (now Oogie Boogie Bash) at Disneyland Resort. For information concerning the latter, learn our complete Information to Halloween Time at Disneyland!
Ought to You Attend?
Given the excessive value of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration, you could be making an attempt to find out, “is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration well worth the cash?”
Our opinion on this query has modified over time. It was once an unequivocal sure. Then, as costs for the occasion practically doubled, it turned “sure if you wish to splurge.” Now, with costs up and Walt Disney World having raised the attendance cap, it’s more durable and more durable to justify.
We nonetheless love the occasion. We don’t love the crowds or costs, however we go anyway. Most likely partly due to nostalgia and partly as a result of we’ve got a superb time having fun with the expertise at a extra relaxed tempo. We don’t observe our personal itinerary on this put up since we’ve seen/performed 75% of this stuff in earlier years, so the stakes aren’t as excessive for us, so to talk. It’s merely a enjoyable, albeit overpriced occasion.
In case you can method it from the angle of not having to perform all of it and being keen to overpay a bit for a very enjoyable and spooky night in Magic Kingdom, we are saying go for it. Simply don’t anticipate to depart considering, “that was actually well worth the cash.” At this level, it’s laborious to come back to that conclusion.
One other query we frequently obtain is whether or not we desire the Halloween Celebration or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Celebration. We’re whole suckers for Christmas, so we are able to’t reply that with out bias. With that stated, we desire the Christmas Celebration, however in all probability two-thirds of individuals we all know desire the Halloween Celebration. Your mileage might differ.
Apart from the upper value, the largest distinction between the 2 events is that the Halloween Celebration affords extra particular leisure and character meet & greets. Personally, I benefit from the Christmas Celebration extra, however I believe it’s simple that there’s extra to do on the Halloween Celebration.
There’s lots of particular leisure together with one among Disney’s greatest parades and an important fireworks present, an important ambiance to the social gathering together with particular decorations and lighting, a number of distinctive character meet & greets, and even seeing different company in Halloween costumes makes for a enjoyable expertise.
In case you do determine to do the Halloween Celebration, be certain that to purchase your tickets prematurely, and use any obtainable reductions (Disney Trip Membership member, Annual Passholder, and many others.). Tickets are dearer on the day of the social gathering, and a number of other nights every year promote out fully. It’s sensible to buy social gathering tickets early if you realize you’re going. It will stink to attend till the final minute and have your dates promote out.
As for what you must do throughout Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration, right here’s our information to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration…
The primary vital tip is to select the greatest day in your journey for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration. Some nights are busier than others, and that put up covers our ideas for selecting the least-crowded dates. Disney costs these events based mostly on historic demand, so happening the most affordable social gathering evening you’ll be able to is mostly the perfect concept from each the angle of saving cash and avoiding crowds. Win-win!
Lately, MNSSHP attendance has been, usually talking, dramatically larger than beforehand. Lots of the occasions–particularly dates in October–offered out. That would change for 2023, however we suspect it’ll once more be a busy yr barring a downturn in Walt Disney World attendance for no matter purpose.
The second most vital tip is to reach early to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration. The Celebration formally begins at 7 p.m., which is when all the leisure truly begins, however company can enter with their Halloween Celebration tickets as early as 4 p.m. This isn’t one thing Walt Disney World advertises, but it surely completely is true, and you will notice loads of different company arriving at 4 p.m., and Solid Members of their Halloween outfits on the turnstiles.
This earlier entry affords you potential financial savings to offset the price of your tickets. Earlier than we had been Annual Passholders, we’d plan on doing Disney Springs or a water park the morning we went to the Halloween Celebration, which allowed us to buy 1-day much less on our park tickets. We extremely advocate that you just do the identical! In different phrases, if you happen to usually would purchase a 5-day ticket on your journey, purchase a 4-day ticket and do one thing apart from one of many 4 theme parks earlier than 4 p.m.
The extra day you’re not buying would have solely added on ~$30 in value to your whole bundle, so we’re not speaking a considerable quantity right here, but it surely makes the Halloween Celebration extra economical. To save lots of much more cash on multi-day Walt Disney World tickets, we advocate shopping for from a licensed ticket dealer promoting cheaper tickets than you should buy straight from Disney.
Learn our Ideas for Shopping for Low cost Walt Disney World Tickets Information for extra details about saving cash on park tickets. You’ll be able to’t purchase Halloween Celebration tickets from these licensed ticket sellers, however the quantity you save in your common park tickets plus the financial savings on that further day you’re not buying will assist offset the added value of the social gathering tickets.
The following largest tip is to put on a dressing up! Though Disney has had some tweaks to its safety coverage over the previous couple of years, costumes are allowed for all company.
Right here’s Disney’s official phrase on costumes: “whereas costumed apparel could also be worn, company ages 14 and older are strongly discouraged from carrying layered costumes or costume props that encompass the complete physique as they might be topic to extra safety screening. Moreover, costumes might not include any weapons that resemble or might simply be mistaken for an precise weapon.”
At the very least half of the Company who attend the social gathering put on costumes, and it’s much more enjoyable if you happen to do. You’re spending a good chunk of change to attend one among these events, ensure you get as a lot worth on your cash as potential by carrying a dressing up.
You don’t want to purchase some costly costume from the shop–make one at house from gadgets you purchase at a thrift store. Sarah and I attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration as the next: astronauts; an elf and princess; and “Cute Minnie” and a Toy Story Alien, amongst different issues. More often than not, our costumes are fairly lame as in comparison with different company, however we nonetheless have lots of enjoyable!
For costumes, go cheap, easy, and most significantly…LIGHTWEIGHT. We’ve a Information to Halloween Costumes for the Disney Parks that covers the nuts and bolts. Suffice to say, we’ve got worn heavier costumes, and let me let you know what a mistake that was. It might be cooler at nighttime within the fall, but it surely’s nonetheless Florida, and it’s nonetheless humid and scorching.
A closing tip is to go on the Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Dessert Celebration at Tomorrowland Terrace. That is similar to the common fireworks dessert social gathering, besides with Halloween-decorated desserts. (Learn extra in Eating & Dessert Events Throughout Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration.)
Past being a waste of cash, the dessert social gathering is a waste of time. There are simply too many different nice issues to do at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration (it’s unlikely you are able to do all the common leisure in a single evening) to justify attending a dessert social gathering. It’s simply not price taking the time from the common superior leisure of the Halloween social gathering to do that. Plus, the thought of one other upcharge occasion inside an upcharge occasion simply makes us cringe.
With that stated, let’s begin to get into the main points of arriving at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration with a plan for a way you must method the night leisure and characters. We’ve a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration Itinerary on Web page 2.
Arrive at 4 p.m., seize an occasion map for a refresher as to what’s positioned the place and leisure showtimes, eat an early dinner, do an attraction or two, and knock out a few daytime PhotoPass Magic Photographs for Halloween. As soon as 6 pm hits, it’s time to get able to social gathering, and time to provoke your Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Celebration attack-plan to do and see as a lot as you’ll be able to.
If in any respect potential, discover a approach to keep away from trick or treating or put it aside till the tip of the evening. It’s a main time drain, and you might purchase a bag of sweet your self for like $3. It might be tough to persuade children to not trick or deal with, however if you happen to can, discover a method. There may be a lot leisure in the course of the Halloween Celebration that you just gained’t get all the things performed even if you happen to don’t trick or deal with and don’t do any sights.
From right here, we’ll begin with our plan of assault to effectively accomplish as a lot as potential throughout MNSSHP on PAGE 2.