Reviews of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (Magic Kingdom)

Reviews

127

Rating

6.10 / 10

Recommended By

53%



Each year Mickey hosts the Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom. This is a hard ticket event -- meaning you need to purchase a separate ticket for entry (just like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party). The Magic Kingdom is transformed into a fun spooky haven for trick-or-treaters of all ages.

Requires separate admission ticket.

Fact Sheet and Current Information/Blogs Photos/Videos: http://allears.net/tp/mk/mnssh.htm

Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/09/2019

Rating: (4)
Not Recommended

Attended the Not so Scary Halloween Party September 29th. The crowds were terrible. My husband who rented a scooter left as he could not get through the crowds. Ride waits were over an hour so we never got on one ride in the 5 hours we were there. Nothing like previous times we have gone. Absolutely they are selling many more tickets. I am hesitant now for the Christmas party to spend $110 USD which is $154 CAD to be so crowded and have to leave.

Pros:

good name brand candy

Cons:

crowds
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/09/2019

Rating: (5)
Not Recommended

We went to the first night in August this year. I have been to many through the years. In the past it was very worth it to spend extra on these tickets. No lines, lots of elbow room, and tons of candy. Always had the best time of our trip. This time it seemed just as crowded as during the day. Long lines and way to many people. We didn't even bother with the candy lines. IF they are still limiting ticket sales, they are letting in FAR more than they have in the past. The way things are, now, it really isn't worth buying the tickets. Disney is not the trip it used to be.

Pros:

Nice fireworks. Great parade.

Cons:

Lines too long. Too many people. People stressed out and nasty. Too much money to pay for an experience that is no longer exceptional.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/09/2019

Rating: (5)
Not Recommended

We attended the Halloween party on Sunday, September 22. When we arrived at 4 pm, the attendance was low. But after we ate dinner at Be Our Guest, we stepped outside and were shocked by the crowd!
It was wall to wall people and we could barely get to the Haunted Mansion.
We decided even though we loved the parade and the special fireworks, it was our last party! I had read the reviews, but thought our mid September Sunday date would be different. But we were disappointed!

Pros:

Parade, fireworks and Sanderson sister show!

Cons:

Large crowds!
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/09/2019

Rating: (3)
Not Recommended

This was the first time in 26 visits that we decided to do a special event party. Absolutely never again, the last time we felt we saw crowds like that was on New Years. Everything just feels like a money grab

Pros:

People did great costumes.

Cons:

regular MK fireworks much better if you only have one night. Really felt ripped off F.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/08/2019

Rating: (2)
Not Recommended

Attended the event on Friday, September 13th. The event amounted to a evening of standing in long lines for everything. Received minimal candy and after standing in a long line for candy with the bag open, on multiple occasions was overlooked and received nothing. As is so often the case this appears to have turned into another money grab by Disney with plenty of hype and little benefit for the guests. With long lines for rides, candy and specialty photos it was a very expensive bust for our party of 4. Definitely our first and last time for this event. Too much money for basically a evening of standing in very long lines, no thank you.........

Pros:

The decorations were well done....

Cons:

Cost, crowds, long lines for everything.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/08/2019

Rating: (3)
Not Recommended

We went the first party of the year and it was the most crowded I have ever seen Magic Kingdom and that is including regular days and I don't believe it was sold out. I was disappointed by the new show - it's cute but unless you have a prime spot, you're not going to get much and I miss the old music which encouraged singing along and crowd participation. Also, having to stare at the castle to watch the show kind of forces you to miss the fireworks a bit.

Pros:

The cast, as always, are amazing. Still love the parade (if you can fight the crowds to see it).

Cons:

Enormous crowds, super long wait, not a huge fan of the new firework show.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/08/2019

Rating: (4)
Not Recommended

The cost of this "extra" is marginally worth it. The crowds are really not controlled anymore, a lot of the amazing things that Disney has done to help reduce the crowds (advanced planning using FP+) don't work at the parties. The wait times posted were misleading. We waited in a 40 minute line for less then 15 minutes, and in a 10 minute line almost for 30 minutes. The parade feels crowded, but is good. The fireworks are not an improvement over the old ones (but not any worse).

Pros:

Unique Characters

Cons:

Crowded, long lines, especially long to see unique characters. Less fun entertainment offerings.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/08/2019

Rating: (4)
Not Recommended

We attended 9/29 and the reviews are correct. It was too crowded, which was disappointing. We did enjoy the overlay on Space Mt (total darkness), and the fireworks were good. Other that that, it's not something I'd do again unless Disney lowered the number of tickets.

Pros:

Space Mt overlay Fireworks

Cons:

Too crowded and too expensive
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/08/2019

Rating: (4)
Not Recommended

This was the first ticketed event we've attended. I've always heard that the crowds are low and the parties are amazing. I did not get that experience. We arrived at 5:00 to mass chaos just to get into the park and get our bands. We received minimal candy, rode 2 rides and sat from 8:00 - 10:30 in front of the castle, only to have to hold our 5 year old so she could see the shows. We saw no characters as the lines for even Pooh and friends was close to an hour. We thought going on a Sunday night at the beginning of October would produce less people. We waited 30 minutes just go get food at Cosmic Rays at 5:30. Aside from the actual shows and parade, the best parts were seeing other costumes and no line at Joffrey's. It definitely wasn't worth the money.

Pros:

Fireworks show, costumes, Boo To You Parade, Hocus Pocus show

Cons:

WAY too many people
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/08/2019

Rating: (1)
Not Recommended


We were at the MNSSHP Friday night 9/27 and it was absolutely miserable. We've done these parties in the past (we've been visiting since 1998) and never, and I mean NEVER was it this crowded. This party was advertised as \"tickets limited \", but with the selling of the $299 passes for residents (or very frequent visitors) to go to every party (even allowing access to sold out parties) it made this really unpleasant. We will not be repeating any of these seasonal events in the future if Disney wants to continue to sell those passes. To say something is \"a limited ticket event\" but then allow masses of extra people in when it is already considered \"sold out\" makes it no longer \"limited\". I believe this is extremely false advertising and misleading to guests. We were unable to even walk through the park at some points and ended up leaving the park before 9pm due to the crowds. Even the cast members at the park knew it was overcrowded as they were making announcements asking for people to volunteer to trade their tickets for another party or volunteer to leave. That is unacceptable.

We've been to MK during all different times of year and this party was more crowded than even some regular busy days at MK. It wasn't even so much the wait times as just trying to make your way across the park, enjoy the parade, get candy, or be in the hub. People were frustrated, nasty, and this includes cast members. We really felt that the difference was likely all the people that had purchased the passes and were granted admission even with the party being sold out. Even the cast members were commenting on this being an issue and seemed frustrated. Long, long, long, lines at the treat stations. HM had a 50 min wait at 9pm which was right before the parade so the masses sitting and waiting for the parade and watching the shows in the hub didn't even help ease the lines. Needless to say it was very disappointing for us and we ended up just leaving at about 9pm, total waste of money. Additionally, people were still entering the party when we were leaving, and clearly those are not people that paid for a one time event. We had originally planned on waiting for the people with the young kids to leave and ease the crowds a bit, but after seeing all the people still heading in, we were glad we didn't. The entire experience was disheartening for us since we had been looking forward to this party for months, purchased costumes, and it was the very last night of our trip.

I hope Disney takes these comments into consideration when deciding on offering the passes for the Christmas party this year. It is frustrating for those of us that have been visiting for years and only get one day each season to enjoy this event. I have no idea why allowing locals this type of access to these seasonal parties was necessary.

Pros:

Seeing cute costumes

Cons:

Everything else!
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