What is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland? This is one of those great Disneyland traditions that is one of our favorites at EverythingMouse! It is a separately ticketed event around Halloween from the end of September to October 31st when guests can celebrate special Halloween events after the park is closed for general admission.
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What is Disneyland’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
What can you expect from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland? The costs of attending do add up so you need to be sure that you know exactly what the event features!
Disney Villains Meet and Greet The Disney villains can be surprisingly difficult to see on a normal day at Disneyland – not so of course at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Mickey’s Costume Party’ Cavalcade At 8:30pm & 10:30pm there will be a haunted musical Cavalcade down Main Street. Your favorite Disney characters will be dressed up for a Halloween theme.
Halloween Dance Parties: These are a lot of fun! Party with Goofy at Piratepalooza (Rancho del Zocalo) or with Buzz Lightyear at his Intergalactic Space Jam (Tomorrowland Terrace).
You Can Wear A Costume: Disneyland usually doesn’t allow anyone over the age of 9 to wear a costume at any of their parks. Make sure it is tasteful though – Disney has very high standards and will not let you in if you are wearing anything questionable!
Halloween Screams: A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks
: This runs exclusively during the Mickey Not So Scary Halloween Party. As you would expect there are lots of references to Disney villains and Nightmare Before Christmas characters also feature. It is similar to HalloWishes which is shown at Disneyland, but for us, probably not quite as good as that one.
Mickey’s Hide-and-Go-Treat Trails: There will be candy and healthy snacks available on these fun trails which aim to take guests to parts of the park that they don’t usually explore.
Access to Most of the Disneyland Attractions: Most of the Disneyland attractions are open for the Halloween Party. Particularly worth a visit are the Haunted Mansion Holiday (which runs from September 14th through January 6th 2013) and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
Is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Worth It?
As with all Disneyland events it depends upon what your expectations are. This is a great time to see the special Halloween events, but don’t go expecting that the lines will be short for the attractions. Whilst this can sometimes be the case, on busy nights tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party do sell out and there will be plenty of other guests in the park celebrating with you. Go for the Halloween atmosphere and not for the shorter lines.
We like both the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. For most people though we would suggest that you really have to be a big Disney fan and be looking for a different experience. It is a great event but of course the costs do add up. We think it is something that you want to do at least once!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland Dates and Ticket Prices
The dates for the Disneyland event in 2012 are September 28th and October 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 23rd, 26th,29th and 31st
The event times vary according to which day of the week that you attend. Monday/Tuesday Nights and Halloween Night: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm – admission begins at 3pm.
Friday Nights: 7:00 pm to midnight – admission begins at 4pm
The ticket prices for Disneyland’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween night vary according to the date and whether you have purchased in advance. Disneyland Annual Passholders also get a discount. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
Day of Event Prices : $69 on October 29th and 31st. Tickets are $64 on all other nights of the party. Be aware that tickets do sell out in advance so it definitely is the best idea to buy before the date of the party.
Advance Purchase Prices for the general public are available for select dates only $54 for September 28th, October 2nd, 5th, 9th, 13th and 23rd. Other dates can be purchased in advance but the price is $64 or $69 for October 29th and 31st.
Disneyland Annual Passholders Advance Purchase Ticket Prices: $46 for September 28th, October 2nd, 5th, 9th, 13th and 23rd.
You can buy tickets for Disneyland Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the park ticket booths or online at Mickey’s Disneyland Halloween Party
We hope you have a magical time at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland!
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.