Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017 was held in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and required a special event ticket. Everybody visiting the Magic Kingdom in late August through early November got to enjoy the park decorations, but only the people attending the party got to enjoy the special events. On certain nights during those months, the Magic Kingdom closed early so that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party could be held from 7 p.m. to midnight. My family, was one of many, that got the opportunity. Guests of all ages were encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. To my dismay, we did not. My lil’ road dog didn’t want to. Instead, I wore a Mickey black skeleton t-shirt, while he wore a grey BB8 one (which happens to be his favorite Star Wars character).
People might be wondering, as was I, how Disney was going to filter out the non-party goers. The answer is, party attendees were given special bracelets to wear. Starting at 7 p.m., Cast Members ushered out anybody not wearing one.
There were many special events held during the party. They included: Trick-Or-Treating (candy collected throughout the Magic Kingdom), Boo-to-You Parade (led by the infamous Headless Horseman), Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (the mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” returned to the mortal world for one night to use their magic to throw the best, most evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard), Happy Hallowishes (Halloween-themed fireworks show above Cinderella’s Castle), Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball Dance Party (dance party that took place on the Tomorrowland Stage), The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (performed their ghoulish medley of popular “tombs” for guests in Frontierland), and Character Meet-And-Greets (with rarely seen Disney characters). Many of Disney’s favorite Villains made appearances throughout the park and during the parade and special shows.
Halloween lighting, music, and special effects, transformed several areas of the Magic Kingdom into happy haunted hollows. Guests got to experience Halloween magic at every turn. This party was definitely more fun than scary!