Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2010

by Kelly H Russo on July 21, 2010

So every Fall Disney rolls out the Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. This is a ticketed event so it is not included with regular park admission and it can be expensive depending on the size of your family. It is a night of fun filled with Villans, candy, characters and more!

The Dates for the 2010 Party are as follows:

* Tuesday, September 14, 2010
* Saturday, September 18, 2010
* Tuesday, September 21, 2010
* Thursday, September 23, 2010
* Saturday, September 25, 2010
* Tuesday, September 28, 2010
* Thursday, September 30, 2010
* Friday, October 1, 2010
* Sunday, October 3, 2010
* Thursday, October 7, 2010
* Friday, October 8, 2010
* Monday, October 11, 2010
* Tuesday, October 12, 2010
* Thursday, October 14, 2010
* Sunday, October 17, 2010
* Tuesday, October 19, 2010
* Thursday, October 21, 2010
* Friday, October 22, 2010
* Sunday, October 24, 2010
* Tuesday, October 26, 2010
* Thursday, October 28, 2010
* Friday, October 29, 2010
* Sunday, October 31, 2010
* Monday, November 1, 2010

Cost for this year’s event are (all prices listed include tax):

Advance Purchase: $57.46 for adults 10 and older / $51.07 for ages 3-9*

Disney Annual Passholder and DVC Member Discounts: $53.20 / $46.81*

Day of Event (if available): $63.85 /$57.46

To make things easier MNSSHP= Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party.

I would not wait to until the day of the event as several dates especially those around Halloween will sell out! It is VERY popular and people will book rooms well in advance of the party dates being released. When you buy a ticket for this event you can get into the Magic Kingdom at 4pm and the party starts at 7pm. If you plan on eating at the Magic Kingdom I would say book that advanced dining reservation as soon as possible. Disney dining can be booked 180 days before check in so people will be snapping up those reservations. The table services or sit down restaurants at the Magic Kingdom are The Plaza, Liberty Tree Tavern, Crystal Palace, Tony’s Town Square, and Cinderella’s Royal Table at the Castle. There are PLENTY of quick service or fast food places to dine such as Peco’s Bill, Cosmic Rays, Casey’s, and more but not all of the rides and restaurants are open for this event. Planning where and when to eat is important as once the party gets started you don’t want to missing the parades and shows, well I wouldn’t. I would want eat between 4pm and 630pm and then have a snack if I needed to later in the night. But remember the party ticket gets you entrance to the Magic Kingdom at 4pm so if you want to get in earlier than that you will need regular admission.

I would also take it easy during the day you plan to go MNSSHP, relax spend some time at the pool. The party is open until midnight if you are out running around all day you and the kids will be worn out and won’t make it to the end. You don’t have to stay until the end but you are paying for this event and it is expensive so take it all in while you are there.

When you go into the Magic Kingdom make sure you get a trick or treat bag and a schedule of events. This will tell you where the dance parties are, where trick or treating is, when the parades are scheduled, the time fireworks will start and when the shows will happen in front of the castle. Many families dress up for this event so don’t be shy about dressing up but remember this is a family event and there are costumes they aren’t appropriate.

One of the coolest things about MNSSHP is having Cinderella’s Carriage on display and surrounded by pumpkins. You can have your photo taken in front of it by a Disney’s Photopass Photographer or with your own camera.

Make sure you go over to the Haunted Mansion it is always spooky over there but they really take it up a notch during this time of year and the cast member interaction is fabulous!

I like to watch the second parade it is usually less crowded and people start grabbing spots more than 30 min before so think about where you want view it and give yourself time to get there. I like to watch from Frontierland and it is close to the Liberty Bell and you want to be there because they tell the story of the Headless Horseman. I missed this last time and was not happy about it! When he finishes the story, the Horseman will begin his gallop through the Magic Kingdom from Main Street through Frontierland. Once the Horseman has cleared the entire parade route, the parade begins on Main Street. It is quite a site and VERY COOL, the kids love it especially the boys.

The Trick-or-treat lines get shorter as the night goes on and they give out more candy the later it gets 🙂

If you really love the Villains then stick around after the Villains show in front of the Castle many of the characters will come down for a Meet and Greet. This is a great opportunity to meet rare characters such as this certain lady. She is my FAVORITE Disney character.

I am not sure how they will set some events up this year with the construction going on at the Magic Kingdom with the Fantasyland Expansion plans. So if you have gone in the past it could be alittle different this year. Here are some pictures from last years MNSSSHP:

There is also alot of great shopping at the Party with pins, costumes, and more. Last year they had a headquarters in Tomrrowland with loads of stuff.

Here is a link to forums all about the party last year and once people go this year and start posting there will be more pictures and information added.

It really is a very fun event and adults and kids love it! So if plan on going get those tickets soon!

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