Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is officially back and we have all the details you need to know to make your party or parties a success!
We have already released several fun and informative blogs in relation to MNSSHP and we will link those in this blog so be sure to check those out to get the full, well-rounded guide and all the tips and tricks.
Disney has announced a new season pass exclusively for MNSSHP. For just $299 per person, these passholders can experience up to 35 magical Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties this season. Important to note, that according to Disney Parks Blog, this includes “most nights” of the party, not all because it does not include the party on October 31.
But, we have a lot of details to talk about so we better get started.
In our original guide we have assumptions about where the trick-or-treat trails would be and based off of previous years discussed where we thought other things like character meet and greet’s would be as well. Well now we have confirmation on these items and more so we are ready to share them with and prepare you for the Not So Scary but very fun time that is to be had at MNSSHP.
First things first, when you first enter the party, whether you enter from the Main entrance or if you are already in Magic Kingdom and are milling about, get your wristband and then head over to the Main entrance to take a look at the pathway that is opened specially for MNSSHP.
Your key, guide and most important thing you can get to know the who’s who and what’s what for MNSSHP is to grab a party map. This map will indicate where you can find everything, what is open, where specialty treats are, where the characters are, the times for the shows and so much more.
The map is broken down by lands which is very convenient and shows you everything that is open, operating and offered during the party.
The trick-or-treat trails are marked with a Mickey pumpkin on your event map.
There is one trick-or-treat trail on Main Street U.S.A and that is the side entrance we discussed earlier that is called Market Street. This is only open until 8 p.m. so be sure to get there early to get your treat bag (see our comprehensive guide blog post for a tip on that), get some great photo opportunities, see the Halloween bronze statues and more!
Adventureland has two trails. One at the Jungle Cruise and one at Tortuga Tavern.
There are three trails in Adventureland. One at Splash Mountain which is a great one because that area is far less crowded than this party so you are likely to find shorter lines. There is one at Miner’s Cove and one outside of Country Bear Jamboree.
Liberty Square has one Trick-or-treat trail outside of the Diamond Horseshoe.
There are four trick-or-treat trails in Fantasyland. These are popular trails but several typically have two lines so you can in and out fairly quickly. Mickey’s Philharmagic has one, which is great for getting out of the heat and into some air conditioning. One inside Pinocchio Village House which also moves fairly quickly, one at Ariel’s Grotto and the last one in this land is located over by The Walt Disney World Railroad Station.
Last but certainly not least is Tomorrowland. There are three trails in Tomorrowland and these are always packed. The Carousel of Progress, Monster’s Inc. Laughfloor and Cosmic Ray’s are where you will find trick-or-treat trails in the land of Tomorrow.
There are no limits to the amount of times you can walk through the trails. If you want to spend your night getting candy, you do you and castmembers dole it out by the handfuls.
There are also allergy friendly options for those with those needs. How this works is that guests needing allergy friendly options must find a castmember to receive a teal bag. The teal bag indicates to other castmembers at trick-or-treat stations that you are in need of allergy friendly treats. At each trick-or-treat station, you will be given tokens which can be turned in at places on the map that are indicated by a teal colored Mickey pumpkin for allergy friendly treats.
More information can be viewed HERE in our original guide to MNSSHP 2019!
Additional Fun Activities:
If the plethora of activities offered with price of admission aren’t enough to delight you, there are two extra ticketed events offered at this extra ticketed event.
The Disney’s Not So Scary Spectacular Dessert Party is back again for each night of the party. This is a dessert party similar to the others offered at the parks and is in the same location as the regular and Holiday dessert party at Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland Terrace. With a wide variety of sweet treats to delight your taste buds and several savory treats as well accompanied by assorted beverages. This event comes with a reserved seating for the new Halloween Fireworks Display and projection show.
There is also, new this year Cruella’s Hideaway Hide-a-way which you can read all about HERE! This is also an extra cost, comes with a buffet of foot items and VIP viewing of the second showing of Boo to You Parade.
Character Meet And Greets:
These are denoted on your handy dandy map by a spider web with a Mickey silhouette. These are not listed out on the sides of the large map under each land of Magic Kingdom but the symbol can be found all over the map which will tell you where characters are located.
Jack and Sally have been moved back to the gazebo area which is their traditional meeting location. We mentioned in our original guide that for Christmas, they had been moved to Town Square next to where Mickey meets and where Tinkerbell meets during the day. But, they have been moved back to the gazebo.
As always, if you are interested in meeting Jack and Sally, we recommend getting to the party right at 4 o’ clock or earlier if you have a regular park ticket or are an annual passholder and getting in line before the party starts, like right at 4 if not earlier. Jack and Sally will begin meeting prior to the official party starting and if you play your cards right, you can get that out of the way before the party even officially begins.
The same goes for the Seven Dwarfs. who are again meeting at Pete’s Silly Sideshow. Jack and Sally and the Seven Dwarfs only meet during MNSSHP and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and these meet and greet’s are insanely popular and if you aren’t cautious, you can waste the majority of your party in line for just these characters.
Elvis Stitch has also returned and is once again meeting near the entrance of Tomorrowland from the Hub at Stitch’s Great Escape.
All of the other meet and greet’s are pretty standard from previous years and can be viewed in our original guide to MNSSHP HERE!
Photo Pass and Magic Shots:
We already published a full guide to the Photo Pass opportunities and Magic Shots available For MNSSHP that you don’t want to miss so be sure to check that out HERE!
Photo pass locations are denoted with a green camera icon on the party map.
Event specific merchandise including passholder exclusive merchandise can be found at The Main Street Emporium, Big Top Souvenirs and pins and Magic Bands can be found at Frontier Trading Post. If you are an annual passholder, looking for that merchandise, don’t forget your photo id and annual pass to show in order to purchase it.
Food and Treats:
For a full list of spooktacular treats and ghoulish delights offered during the party and all season long at Magic Kingdom, be sure to check out our in depth blog post HERE!
Well, that about covers it! There is so much to do and see at this year’s MNSSHP. Be sure to check out all of our other posts for MNSSHP linked throughout this blog so that you are caught up and ready to hit the ground running for your party.
Big thank you to our amazing friends Bob and Ashley for the pics from opening night of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019! Be sure to check out their awesome YouTube Channel and their super fun Instagram account! Also check out their livestream from opening night of MNSSHP so you can live some of the magic before your party!
Thank you for stopping by and for the love of the mouse, never forget, that it all started with a mouse!