Is the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass a Trick or Treat?

As we were preparing to attend the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season last week, Disney surprised guests with an announcement that could change how some folks experience the Halloween Party.

Party Guide Map

Disney introduced the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass that gives the guest unlimited access to every single night of the Party, except Halloween night. Okay, sounds like fun — but the price will be scary, right?

Actually the price is not-so-scary (just like the Party itself)! The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass is $299.00 for guests ages 10+ and $284.00 for kids ages 3 through 9. If you have already purchased a Party ticket, you can upgrade to the Party Pass at a ticket window by paying the difference between your Party ticket and the Party Pass.

But we still had one remaining question: “Is the Disney Halloween Party Pass a Trick or Treat?”.

Is the Disney Halloween Party Pass a Trick or Treat?

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party range from $79.00 to $135.00 a night. Generally, the prices are higher on weekend nights and in the month of October. The only night that is $135.00 is Halloween night, and that is blocked out from the Party Pass.

In order to see if the Party Pass is a monetary value, we took a look at the remaining dates as of our publish date and calculated an average Party ticket price of $97.00. At that price, you’ll start to enter “for free” on your fourth entry to the Party. So it takes roughly four Party visits to make the Party Pass a bargain.

Boo-To-You Parade

If you are in Disney on a week-long, seven-night vacation, you’d be committing over half of your nights to the Party in order to recoup the cost. If you are a local, you are committing yourself to four nights in the next two months (not so difficult!). Remember, the Party generally takes place on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights; for most of us, those are “work nights” or “school nights”.

Headless Horseman in Boo-To-You

Based on our objective look at pricing and scheduling, we think the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass is more trick than treat. But even if you’re happy to carve out four nights to attend the Party and make that ticket a true value, remember that the price of your ticket is often not the only expense you’ll incur. (We’re looking at you Amuck Cupcake!)

Amuck Amouck Amuck Cupcake

How much money did/will you spend on your first three entrances? How much will you spend on entrance number four? Did/Will you buy the themed-treats or any add-ons like Cruella’s Hide-a-Way? Did/Will you buy the Party-exclusive merchandise  (because who can resist the Mickey Pumpkin Balloon popcorn bucket?!)?

Mickey Pumpkin Balloon Popcorn Bucket

All of those Party purchases contribute to a cost far greater than $299.00 and add up to your true cost. If you take these additional costs into consideration, you’ll need to attend even more nights (and be tempted by even more treats!) to break even.

At this point, unless a guest visit Walt Disney World multiple times during the Halloween Party season or is a local with a flexible schedule,  the Party Pass doesn’t seem like it’ll wash out financially very well.

Maybe that Party Pass is a trick after-all. What do you think?

Disney’s Not So Scary Spectacular Fireworks

Are you going to this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Will you be buying the Halloween Party Pass? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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2 Replies to “Is the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass a Trick or Treat?”

  1. We are going for 10 days at the end of October and early November and had purchased tickets for 3 parties before this was announced. Not only did we get a refund of an overpayment by upgrading to the passes, we are now able to attend a 4th party during our stay. Now we don’t have to worry about doing everything all in one night – we have 4 shots for parades, fireworks, character meet and greets, snacks – and trick or treating!