Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering 2023 Costs, Dates & Particulars at Disney World!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering returns to Magic Kingdom with dates beginning in August 2023. Right here’s a sneak peak on the leisure lineup and particulars for the exhausting ticket occasion, plus our commentary in regards to the doubtless recognition of MNSSHP after each single night time offered out final yr for the primary time-ever.

This announcement in regards to the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering’s got here as a part of the Disney Parks “Midway to Halloween” depraved celebration that options “shriek peeks,” recipes for dreadfully scrumptious dishes from the parks, not-so-spooky suggestions, and different random stuff. Above all else, although, Midway to Halloween is now when bulletins are made in regards to the begin of the spook season at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and aboard Disney Cruise Line. That’s the primary occasion, and all the pieces else is a distraction.

To that finish, we all know now that the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering would be the longest model of the occasion ever (actually historic information), held on choose nights in Magic Kingdom from mid-August by means of the beginning of November 2023. Listed below are the official particulars with dates, ticket costs, and extra–adopted by our commentary about crowds, pricing, and so on…

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Social gathering could also be bought on-line or by calling 407-939-4240 by most of the people starting Might 2, 2023. Company of all Walt Disney World resorts and different choose motels (see under) can start buying tickets as early as April 27, 2023. Ticket costs will vary from $109 to $199.

2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering 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

All through the night throughout the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering, you’ll be able to:

  • Set your sights on the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular! Watch 3 sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom park.
  • Witness Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular—a wickedly wild fireworks show that includes a few of your favourite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas.
  • Boogie down on the Disney Junior Jam at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café—that includes some favourite associates from Disney Junior reveals. It’s good for younger partygoers!
  • See beloved Disney Characters throughout Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.
  • Acquire a bag filled with sweet as you roam the trick-or-treat trails looking for a few of your favourite sweets.
  • Revel within the terribly enchanting environment of Magic Kingdom park throughout this limited-capacity occasion.

Throughout Mickey’s Boo to You Parade, it’s good to be dangerous! Your favourite Disney villains are again to stride down Predominant Avenue, U.S.A., alongside Disney heroes, the long-lasting Haunted Mansion graveyard diggers and different favourite characters.

You could even spot some ghoulish new faces this yr…

Jack-o-lanterns aren’t the one ‘Jack’ at Walt Disney World this Halloween!

The Pumpkin King, a.okay.a. Jack Skellington, will as soon as once more host the must-see nighttime spectacular, “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” That includes projections, particular results and lighting paired with fireworks, music and iconic Disney characters, you gained’t wish to miss this!

The Sanderson Sisters, stars of the long-lasting “Hocus Pocus” movies, will unite for an journey and name on their comrades to summon the last word “Hocus Pocus” Social gathering Potion throughout the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage present at Cinderella Citadel.

In Frontierland, you’ll be able to encounter the ghostly group generally known as the Cadaver Dans, a Dapper Dans-style quartet can have you howling in laughter to a bone-rattling bevy of tunes.

Additionally throughout the get together, 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 present listing of sights that will probably be open throughout the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering:


  • Jungle Cruise
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Household Treehouse


  • Huge Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Sq.


  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • “It’s a small world”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Social gathering
  • Below the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Practice

Storybook Circus

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer


  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Area Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc. Chortle Ground
  • 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 Social gathering, permitting visitors to get pleasure from all of the festivities whereas they wait to enter the Grid. Keep tuned for extra particulars!

Walt Disney World additionally notes that choose sights can have “spellbinding surprises,” which in all probability means Halloween overlays. Anticipate Monsters Inc. Chortle Ground, Area Mountain, and Mad Tea Social gathering all to have such overlays, and presumably Pirates of the Caribbean.

Final yr, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering was held on 37 choose nights August 12 by means of October 31. So this yr begins one night time earlier, ends one night time later, and has 1 extra occasion.

For these maintaining rating at house, these are all data. August 11 is the earliest the occasion has ever began (technically Boo Bash beats it with an August 10 begin date) and November 1 is tied for the most recent that MNSSHP has been held, tied with 2019.

Not that anybody cares, however we attended the final Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering of the yr on November 1, 2019 again after we had the Halloween Social gathering Go for limitless admission to MNSSHP. After leaving the park at about 1 am that night time/morning, we had been again at Magic Kingdom just a few hours later for the final day of Further, Further Magic Hours…and likewise the primary day of Christmas.

We’ve all seen these time lapse movies of Magic Kingdom’s in a single day transformation for the vacations, however its was nonetheless surreal going from Halloween one night time, and returning solely hours later to be greeted by Christmas decorations the next morning. Surreal, joyous, and bittersweet unexpectedly, truly. That appears like a lifetime in the past, however I digress

As all the time, the 2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Social gathering will happen from 7:00 pm till midnight. Ticket holders will probably be admitted to Magic Kingdom as early as 4:00 pm on the legitimate date of their ticket–giving them much more time to get pleasure from park favorites earlier than the occasion begins! These date-specific occasion tickets don’t require a further day theme park ticket or theme park reservation.

Under is date-by-date pricing, together with different extra particulars in regards to the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering that Walt Disney World has launched:

Reductions – Annual Passholders and Disney Trip Membership Members can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Social gathering, legitimate for choose occasion nights.

Buy Tickets Quickly – Company of choose Walt Disney World Resort motels can start buying Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Social gathering tickets as early as April 27, 2023. All different Company could buy tickets starting on Might 2, 2023.

Along with visitors of all motels which are Disney-owned, this advance buy window is accessible to visitors of:

  • Walt Disney World Swan Lodge
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Lodge
  • Shades of Inexperienced at Walt Disney World Resort

Tickets are restricted and might not be accessible for buy on the day of the occasion (or earlier).

When you nonetheless have questions on what the occasion does and doesn’t embody, when tickets go on sale, eligibility to buy, crowds, and way more, see our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering FAQ.

We wrote that MNSSHP FAQ in response to the most typical questions within the feedback to final yr’s model of this publish. In case you have a query, there’s a robust likelihood that FAQ solutions it. (As quickly as I’m finished with the remainder of the Midway to Halloween information, I’ll be revising that with new questions from this publish.)

One factor we do wish to warning up entrance is that you need to go in with real looking expectations about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering when you’ve by no means attended or haven’t finished MNSSHP since 2016. In the previous couple of years that the occasion has been held, its attendance ranges have completely exploded. See Is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering Too Crowded? for a have a look at what we imply. Or for a extra complete evaluation, see Is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering Nonetheless Price It?

If previous precedent is any indication, attendance caps for exhausting ticket occasions solely improve and by no means lower. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Social gathering have gotten progressively busier over time (save for the low season or anomalies like hurricane-induced cancellations). That’ll doubtless be true as soon as once more in 2023.

Turning to commentary, let’s flip to the most well liked subject: pricing.

To our shock, the value vary for the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering are precisely the identical as final yr ($109 to $199). This comes as a shock as a result of final yr’s occasion was extra well-liked than ever, with all dates promoting out. That was the primary time that had occurred, and it occurred regardless of the steepest value will increase for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering on document.

Now in equity, though the value vary for the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering is an identical to final yr, the typical value has elevated. That’s as a result of fewer of the bottom priced nights and tickets costing extra in mid-September by means of mid-October 2023.

In impact, these of you who go to Walt Disney World throughout the second half of the Halloween season (save for October 31, because it’s the identical value) will doubtless be paying greater than final yr. Nonetheless, we had been bracing ourselves for considerably larger costs. (My prediction to a good friend was that ticket costs can be about $20 larger than this, so I view this as excellent news. YMMV, although!)

To that time, the value vary for final yr’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering was $109 to $199, however the common occasion price about $145. The truth is, just one date throughout the month of October–the center of Halloween season–was at or under that value level. Each single date after October 4 final yr price $159 to $199.

The earlier time Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering was held, again in 2019, the value vary for the get together was $79 to $135. That’s proper, the best value that yr (Halloween night time) was decrease than the typical final yr. And the typical again in 2019 was additionally beneath $100, or lower than the start line of tickets final yr.

All in all, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering ticket costs elevated by about 50% final yr with the best hikes coming in late September by means of October. That didn’t appear to place a dent in demand as, once more, tickets offered out quicker than ever.

Given the diploma of unhappy demand, it’s not possible to say how a lot larger Walt Disney World may’ve priced final yr’s MNSSHP tickets. One factor we do know is that the value vary ($149 to $199) and common had been each larger for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Social gathering final yr, and that additionally offered out each night time.

Nonetheless, MVMCP is all the time dearer and extra well-liked than MNSSHP. That’s largely as a result of none of these get together nights occurring throughout the true low season (mid-August by means of September) and partially as a result of Christmas is just the extra well-liked vacation, making it conducive to spendy occasions like this.

Regardless, it could appear that Walt Disney World does NOT assume that it could possibly push costs larger for the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering. Our guess is that this isn’t a charitable transfer on Disney’s half, however a realization that final yr was an anomaly as a result of pent-up demand and MNSSHP being on hiatus for the two earlier years. However who is aware of.

Which brings us to the subsequent widespread query or concern amongst readers: when will tickets to the 2023 MNSSHP promote out?

The underside line is that you do not want to fret about 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering tickets promoting out…but. When you’re studying this when the announcement is first being made throughout Midway to Halloween, you don’t have anything to fret about.

Even with final yr setting the document for offered out dates, nothing was gone till June 30. That’s when Halloween night time offered out. It wasn’t till July 28 that the subsequent date offered out, and no different nights operating out of tickets till August. That every one occurred sooner than regular, too.

In different phrases, the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering is not going to promote out inside days of tickets occurring sale. That applies to each the presale window and most of the people window. Truthfully, our expectation is that 2023 tickets will promote considerably slower than final yr.

To each of those factors–about 2023 costs and tickets promoting out–there are quite a lot of potential methods to elucidate why MNSSHP offered so effectively and rapidly final yr. Pent-up demand is a giant one; each for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering as an occasion (that hadn’t been held since 2019!) and for Walt Disney World normally. Many followers had postponed fall journeys for a number of years, relationship again to 2019 when the dreaded “crowd-pocalypse” precipitated many guests to delay journeys till 2020…after which cancel once more.

There was additionally stimulus cash, larger family financial savings, and a renewed emphasis on touring or making up for misplaced time. One other underappreciated issue is the shortage of recent Annual Go gross sales on the time, which suggests some locals doubtless bought MNSSHP to get their Walt Disney World repair. (That’s a giant contributor to Oogie Boogie Bash’s recognition at Disneyland Resort.) The dearth of new Annual Go gross sales is within the strategy of being rectified, nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not these will nonetheless be offered come the 2023 get together season.

With that mentioned, the recognition of final yr’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering shouldn’t be minimized as a relic of its timeframe or an anomaly. These events offered out regardless of extra of them, a considerably larger capability cap than Boo Bash, and substantial value will increase relative to the final Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering earlier than that. Substantial Forged Members had additionally been ubiquitous in prior years to drive attendance (the vacation events are significantly well-liked with Faculty Program individuals) and that was not the case final yr.

In different phrases, there are explanations for the recognition of final yr’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering that won’t apply in 2023. Nonetheless, it could be silly to forecast considerably decrease gross sales in consequence; there have been many components driving the recognition of MNSSHP final yr, and no less than a few of these will as soon as once more be current in 2023.

The underside line is that Walt Disney World doubtless feels emboldened to lift common costs for tickets to the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering because of final yr’s demand whereas sustaining the identical vary. Even when inner attendance forecasts are smooth for late this summer season and fall (and so they in all probability are primarily based on what we’ve heard), the occasion will nonetheless doubtless keep a excessive diploma of recognition–no less than from late September by means of all of October 2023.

On the one hand, final yr’s occasion offered extremely effectively at the same time as there was a slowdown in late summer season journey as a result of larger fuel costs. Then again, this yr is already proving very completely different from final; extra resort reductions have already been launched, and so they’ve come earlier and been higher than historic norms. If there are inner issues about softer numbers do to fizzling pent-up demand, it could behoove Disney to maneuver quicker and lock-in MNSSHP ticket gross sales ASAP.

In the end, we’re extremely enthusiastic about this information that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering is again once more for 2023. Like so many Walt Disney World followers, attending MNSSHP is a fall custom for us, and we had been actually excited to have the occasion again final yr. It was good to as soon as once more see the Boo to You Parade and Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, even when that did come at a a lot steeper price.

Our hopes for the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering are two-fold. First, that not as many dates promote out and that there are extra manageable crowd ranges and respiratory room in consequence. Second, that extra of the leisure and character meet & greets are restored, and no less than a number of new issues are added to the occasion roster this yr. (Which, in concept, would additionally assist with the primary level.)

When you’re already planning forward and fascinated with when to do the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering, your finest guess from a low crowds perspective is attending on a Tuesday night time. When you’re an area with much more versatile dates, attending one of many earlier occasions in August by means of mid-September (however not the very first night time–that’s the “blogger bash” that’s attended by websites like this, vloggers, influencers, and each different diehard native who needs to be first, which is why it’s dearer than the next nights) is your finest guess for avoiding the crowds. In fact, that assumes not each date will promote out; if final yr was any indication, that may be an excessively daring assumption.

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What are your ideas about all of this? Excited for the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Social gathering? Will your loved ones be shopping for or sitting this Halloween occasion out? What are your ideas on ticket costs, demand, crowd ranges, or the chance of the 2023 MNSSHP promoting out to the identical extent as final yr? Do you agree or disagree with our perspective on this? Any questions we will help you reply? Listening to your suggestions–even once you disagree with us–is each attention-grabbing to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas under within the feedback!

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