Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a hard ticket event that takes place after early closure at Magic Kingdom. The party has been going on over the past several years and now has more nights than ever. In order to get the most out of the party, follow these helpful tips for attending.
Since there is a record breaking number of nights this year, it is important to pick the right one for your Disney vacation. Different nights have different prices. Choosing the lowest cost options not only saves money, but saves you time as well. The more expensive it is, the more crowded.
Take advantage of available discounts. There may be applicable discounts that don’t show up until the last minute, so be sure to check. If you’ve got an annual pass you will have discount opportunities. Always check for updates on discount prices as your travel dates grow closer.
It’s not advertised but you can show up 3 hours early for the party. The event begins officially at 7:00, but they will let you in the gate starting at 4:00. This provides an excellent opportunity to get in some rides as the crowds die down. Then at around 6:30 start in on the party. Doing this stretches your dollar on the event ticket and helps to offset costs by making the first part of your day a non park day.
It doesn’t have to be particularly clever, but you should avoid lots of layers, big bulky costumes, or prop weapons that can be mistaken for real ones. You will be going through a security checkpoint so don’t wear anything that looks suspicious or will require extra searching.
At least try to avoid it at first. It takes a lot of time and you can actually just buy a bag of candy for about $3. There is a lot to do by way of entertainment, and the attractions have shorter lines. Whatever your focus is, seize that opportunity instead of trick or treating.
The best times for Hocus Pocus and the Boo to You parade are the third showing followed by the second parade. Generally speaking, this is a good rule of thumb. Far less people attend later shows or the second parade.