Halloween season has officially begun at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida!

Calling all ghosts and ghouls: This experience is always a must-do! Get ready to treat yourself to an evening full of festive fun at the Magic Kingdom.

We already covered a 2023 Food and Drink Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, so we are focusing on the other party details below.

Guests are given trick-or-treat bags to be used at the candy stations found throughout the park. Locations will be indicated on the event map, so you can easily find each station.

M&M’S, SKITTLES, and SNICKERS, OH MY! Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party by stopping by trick-or-treating locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park. 

There’s exclusive merchandise is available only during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We went inside the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. to take a closer look at the party merchandise.

We picked up the Annual Passholder t-shirt and a few Disney pins before we proceeded to meet a few Disney characters!

Many Disney fans will be thrilled to see the return of the Seven Dwarfs as a meet and greet opportunity.

Another great group of characters to meet are Winnie the Pooh and his friends.

You can even meet Jack and Sally at the party!

There’s also a thrilling new popcorn bucket available for this year’s party at Magic Kingdom. The bucket is the Mayor’s Car from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The souvenir item is only available during the MNSSHP event and it costs $28 for the Mayor’s Car bucket.

Of course, there’s a wide variety of entertainment options during the party. One of our favorite new additions is the pirate band “Rusty Cutlass” in Adventureland.

The band performs intermittently throughout the night on a stage directly across from the entrance of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

You can also encounter the ghostly group known as the Cadaver Dans. They really like “axing” Guests questions… and answering with puns as part of their “dead pan” humor! This Dapper Dans-style quartet both sing and tell jokes to guests in Frontierland.

You certainly don’t want to miss the parade! Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is fan-favorite spectacle.

It’s good to be bad, and your favorite Disney villains are back to stride down Main Street, U.S.A., alongside Disney heroes, the iconic Haunted Mansion graveyard diggers and other favorite characters. You’ll even spot some ghoulish new faces this year.

New villains, such as Ursula and Cruella, are part of the parade. Ursula is accompanied by her eel companions, Flotsam and Jetsam.

Goofy is now wearing a farmer’s outfit with a candy corn on his hat and overalls. Dancing scarecrows help lead the way for Frontierland characters as they celebrate an autumn hoedown!

The Haunted Mansion is an iconic Disney attraction and one of my favorite rides at WDW. Watching the bride Constance Hatchaway while she glides down the parade path is our favorite part of the Haunted Mansion segment.

You have two opportunities to watch Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade. We watched it twice because we love it that much!

The Sanderson Sisters, stars of the iconic “Hocus Pocus” films, will unite for an adventure and call on their comrades to summon the ultimate “Hocus Pocus” Party Potion during the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show at Cinderella Castle.

The stage show is a great way to see many of your favorite Disney Villains as the witch trio summons their “frightful friends” for the final act!

During the party, you may have the opportunity to experience some of your favorite attractions including Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the newly opened TRON Lightcycle / Run. TRON Lightcycle / Run uses a virtual queue during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, allowing guests to enjoy all the festivities while they wait to enter the Grid.

The Pumpkin King, a.k.a. Jack Skellington, hosts the must-see nighttime spectacular, “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” The nighttime show includes projections, special effects, lighting paired with fireworks, music, and iconic Disney characters. I can safely say this is my favorite fireworks show at Magic Kingdom!

Also, Disney PhotoPass photographers are brewing up brand new spooky shots during the event, featuring Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews, the “Lonesome Ghosts,” Maleficent, and more. 

Plus, many of your favorite Magic Shots are returning this year, including the Headless Horseman and Oogie Boogie. While that’s exciting, it also offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way to capture them all!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will run on select nights from August 11 through November 1, 2023.

  • AUGUST: 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, and 29
  • SEPTEMBER: 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, and 29
  • OCTOBER: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, and 31

Do you plan on going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Be sure to purchase your tickets now before more event nights sell out! A few event nights (such as Halloween night) are sold out, so you’ll want to plan ahead to ensure you can go on your desired dates.

Overall, the Magic Kingdom event is a wonderful way to celebrate Halloween for all ages. We know we will return to see another event night for the 2023 season! We will post more photos and clips on the Dorky Parks Dad Instagram account!

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