Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Family Photo Review

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Family Photo Review – In September 2019, we made our annual visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween as a sponsored media representative.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween
Thanks to photographer Mark Willard for the photos.

Our Review:

We started attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween more than a decade ago when it was $49 per ticket and crowds were next to nothing because the enthusiasm for the event wasn’t nearly what it is today. Now, tickets are around $100 and up and the crowds are more prevalent than ever. But, with the increased ticket prices and crowds, you also enjoy more than ever.

We arrived around 4 PM because that is when you’re allowed to enter the park with your Not So Scary ticket. We like to make the most of the day. We took the opportunity to enjoy some rides and shows from 4 PM to 7 PM. Between 6 and 7 PM, Disney begins ushering out any guests that are not ticketed for the Not So Scary Halloween event. At 7 PM, trick or treat stations open, characters begin to appear, specialty menu options are available, some of the rides transform, and the evening begins.

Now, typically on these evenings, we don’t worry about the rides because we’re also passholders and can enjoy the rides at anytime. There are no fast passes during this event, so the lines move a bit quicker than normal, but I don’t like to spend our time in lines because there are too many other facets of this event to enjoy.

We hit all of the trick or treat stations. Now, you may wonder why you spend $100 to trick or treat, but my kids love the early trick or treating to get them in the spirit of the season. Kids are allowed to wear costumes. They’re not supposed to have masks on, but the kids love dressing up for the event.

Next, we enjoy sampling some of the menu items, which you can discover on the event brochure as you enter the park. These are an additional price, but they’re fun and seasonal.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween
Thanks to photographer Mark Willard for the photos.

The next feature we love about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween is the “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade.” In fact, I’ll sing the song for weeks after the event! We love the Haunted House portion of the parade, and of course, you can’t miss the Headless Horseman. We choose to watch the parade near the Train Station on Main Street. It never seems crowded and we can get a great view of the parade. At the location, you also get a dance party with characters from Zootopia!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween
Thanks to photographer Mark Willard for the photos.

Once the early parade is over, we move to the end of Main Street (by the flagpole) to watch the castle show and fireworks, “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular.” I have to say, I think this was my favorite show by far. The fireworks were amazing and the castle show was incredible. Jack Skellington was incredible and you might want a closer view to truly appreciate it.

In all, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween is one of our favorite events of the year. We go early in the season to get in the spirit early! Be prepared for larger crowds and higher ticket prices, though you can save on both with mid-week visits and early season visits. We hope your Central Florida family enjoys this seasonal event that is sure to get you in the spirit!


Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom


September – November 2019

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