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

Reviews

135

Rating

5.87 / 10

Recommended By

50%



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: 10/10/2019

Rating: (2)
Not Recommended

NOT FOR KIDS. I hadn’t been since Oct 2009 and it was nothing like it was 10 years ago. In 2009, I took my 4 yr old sons who dressed as a tiny Pan and Hook. We sat on the curb for a delightful parade, did rides at our leisure, and most magical- a cast member engaged them in an impromptu sword fight in the mostly empty streets of Frontierland (back when you could bring swords!) Cast members dumped ridiculous amounts of candy in their bags as we meandered around the park.
I recently tried to repeat the magic with my 4 year old daughter. Miserable. Long lines for candy. Long lines for rides. Long lines for characters. Long lines for food. Worst of all, as we looked for a spot to watch the parade 45 min in advance, I quickly found we were edged out by adults who were angling to see the headless horseman. This event has been marketed into an event for collectors and adult Disney enthusiasts who come for the special edition treats and souvenirs. I’m fine w that, but market it as such. The original “not so scary” moniker implies that this event is kid centric and it’s just not- way too many people.

Pros:

Theming

Cons:

Too crowded
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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: 10/09/2019

Rating: (7)
Recommended

We have attended MNSSHP many times in past years so we do have some experience of what to expect. We decided to go on Sunday, Oct. 6th expecting lower crowds. Wrong! MK was slammed and my understanding is this party was not sold out. Buyer beware! They are obviously selling a lot more tickets than in years past. It was jam packed right up until midnight. The order ahead for food worked well. Our main goal was to see the new Fireworks show and Boo to You parade which were both amazing! Don't expect to do rides. Stick with experiencing the Halloween festivities and go another day if you can to enjoy the park.

Pros:

Special food items, Castle fireworks, Parade

Cons:

Cost- Crowd- Long lines
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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 solitaire12 Review Date: 10/08/2019

Rating: (5)
Recommended

My husband and I are annual passholders and have attended MNSS every year for the last 4 years. In 2016 we attended twice during fall break in October with our family (total 12) - the crowds were very light and we had a wonderful time. The following year we went back in September - just the 2 of us and it was also great. In October of 2018 again with our family we noticed increased crowds and longer lines. This year in September of 2019 just my husband and I attended and found it to be crowded and not an improvement over being in the MK on a non MNSS night. Disappointing as it is advertised as being a time of lower attendance. We will be there in 2020 again during fall break and I am sure that our family will want to attend - but I don't look forward to it as I once would have. I would recommend it still on the strength of the parade alone, but don't expect the crowds to be "magically" lighter.

Pros:

The very best parade ever!

Cons:

Too crowded - seems to get more so every year.
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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: (10)
Recommended

This was my 4th year attending Mickey's Not So Scary party. We go every year on a Sunday and have never had a problem with crowds. This year we lucked out I suppose with crowds as we went the Sunday in September before Hurricane Dorian, attendance wise you could def. feel the impact. In the past we would have to wait 30 minutes for Peter Pan even at like 11 PM; this time around it was a walk on all night. No fireworks that night due to wind, but I was okay with that. A couple new floats in the Boo to You parade, and the new projection show was awesome. Got plenty of candy and rode plenty of rides with little to no wait. Having been so many years, every year that characters lines are always SUPER long, no different this year, even with low crowds on the night we went. Thus every year we forgo waiting in a character line and opt for more rides. Same to Hocus Pocus show and Boo to You parade, if you seen it once skip it, do rides and candy instead. I can understand this year with the good weather the sold nights being extra crowded. Also I always recommend going in at 4 PM when they allow you to, you get the chance up till like 6-6:30 to get some fast passes or a dining experience. This year we had a dining reservations at Be Our Guest for 4:15 and it was great. Normally we go in at 4 and fast pass Splash Mountain. Overall I will def. keep doing this event every year!

Pros:

Night time, candy, shorter ride wait times, get to go in at 4.

Cons:

This year my biggest Con was the parking situation with the construction they are doing at the main transit area, they really were not providing the normal trams if you park in any section but the farthest one out. I already know I am going to walk a lot in the park, I always love the trams to your car at the start and end of your day; especially the end of day.
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