What Keeps Me Coming Back to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Year After Year

Magic Kingdom Mickeys not so scary halloween party entrance

A Walt Disney World Annual Pass isn’t exactly what I’d call cheap. I paid $410.03 for my annual pass and that was the Florida Resident Renewal Rate.  The Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) at the Magic Kingdom is a separately ticketed event that costs $50 bucks and some change.  Last year I attended 3 MNSSHPs! People ask me if I’m nuts and why would I pay the extra $50 some odd dollars to go to a park that I can get into for free with my annual pass. Usually folks who ask me that question are folks who have never experienced the magic that ‘IS’ Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Here are some of the personal highlights for me…

Being welcomed to the party over the magic Kingdom PA System by my “Ghost Host”

The Haunted Mansion gravedigger portion of the “Boo to You” Halloween parade probably tops the list…

Of course the headless horseman riding down Main Street USA to open up the parade is another highlight you can only experience at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Hallowishes Perimeter fireworks! What the heck are perimeter fireworks? Well they are like Wishes Fireworks but on roids! Instead of just having the fireworks launched at and behind Cinderella Castle, you also have 180 degree fireworks going off all around you! Not to mention an epic Hallowishes soundtrack to accompany them!

Hallowishes magic kingdom fireworks

(image via CodyWDWFan)

Enough candy to rot all of Bruce’s teeth out of his sharkey little head! Or to keep your wee ones turbo charged on a sugar high so they can partake until midnight when the party ends and then crash and burn back at your hotel room.

mickeys not so scary halloween party candy haul 2012

When else can you look forward to standing in the queue line for Splash Mountain?

brer rabit laughin place candy patch magic kingdom MNSSHP

Speaking of queue lines…we flew thru ALL of them! Seriously..ALL OF THEM! There was zero wait for any of the attractions! Splash, Space, Big Thunder, Pirates, even Peter Pan had no wait! Most of the ride vehicles looked like this when we went to board….and that’s not JUST because this is ‘its a small world” boat. Legit all the rides were a walk on. I swear!

its a small world ride vehicle boat

A special free limited edition Chip and Dale Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card exclusively for attendees of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Chip dale sorcerer card halloween party bag tricks

Special lights and halloween effects throughout the parks!

pirates meets big thunder mountain

spiders in tomorrowland

MNSSHP Main Street USA MAgic Kingdom Halloween

You can act like a zombie on Space Mountain and it looks so natural!

Zombie Space Mountain

You get to dress up in costume and walk around the park like its your job!


and if that doesn’t convince you then bah humbug! If you want more info on the party dates and prices check out this post: 2012 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates and Ticket Prices

MNSSHP Magic Kingdom Entrance

Special thanks to Disney for hosting my family. All opinions are my own.


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