Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of my favorite events to attend. This event is filled with all kinds of spooktacular entertainment and is one of the most anticipated special events of the year. Your family, like mine, will love the special Villainous Fireworks show, “Happy HalloWishes”, Unlimited Trick or Treating, Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, the Villains Castle Show and of course all the different character meet and greets. Here you will find some of your favorite Disney Villains, along with Mickey Mouse and his friends, all dressed in their Halloween costumes! Costumes are not required for this event but definitely encouraged. Dressing up for this event for our family really has added to the magic and excitement of the event… For full details of the event click on the following link – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Full Event Details
Mickey’s No-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates for 2015
This year’s parties start at 7 p.m.-midnight on September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 and October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 and November 1.
- September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; October 1 – Advance: $68 (plus tax) for adults; $63 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
- October 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, November 1 – Advance: $74 (plus tax) for adults; $69 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9); Day of the Event: $79 (plus tax) for adults; $74 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
- Halloween – $87 (plus tax) for adults; $82 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9)
If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World during the Halloween season be sure to contact me for more information and deals.
– Cody Woodbrey
When Disney announced the Villains’ Sinister Soiree dessert party, I had mixed feelings about it. I was excited for this unique experience but was a little worried it wouldn’t be worth the additional price of $99 per person on top of the admission to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I absolutely love Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party so giving up part of the party for another event was huge for me. However, after experiencing this unique event and all the extras Disney added in, I would definitely say it is worth the extra charge.
The night’s event started with getting preferred viewing for the first parade of Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade and Hallowishes. Here we received our VIP lanyards, seating card for the dessert party, and some much needed water. One of the things I was a little worried about with the parade was that we were all going to be squished together with just an okay view of the parade. I was completely wrong. We had a great view of the parade located on the front side of the castle hub with plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and have their own spot to take pictures and see the parade. This location was also the preferred viewing area for the fireworks. For the fireworks, this was just an okay location. Most of the fireworks were hidden behind Cinderella’s Castle because we were too close. I would recommend maybe not using this portion of your VIP experience and instead standing in the middle of the street right between Casey’s Corner and the hub for optimal fireworks viewing. The benefits of staying in the preferred viewing are is that you have plenty of room between everyone with no one pushing you or touching you with their sweaty bodies to see the fireworks. I guess its kind of toss up between getting a better view and not being packed with everyone.
The dessert party portion of the event was held at two different times. The first took place at 10:15 pm and the other at 11:45 pm. I recommend doing the later one because the party officially ends at 12:00 and the dessert party is an hour long. Therefore with the later one you get about 45 more minutes to enjoy the Halloween party. When we first walked into the castle we were greeted by three of Disney’s finest villains: the Queen of Hearts, Drizella and Anastasia. We were given an ample amount of time to take pictures and socialize with all three of these characters.
Soon after our first experience with the villains in the lobby, we made our way up the stairs to the banquet hall and again, were greeted by two more characters: Captain Hook and Judge Frollo. At this time we didn’t stop to greet them but were instead escorted to our seats where we had all kinds of goodies and gifts. These included: a Maleficent dragon cup with candy, a Maleficent drink stirrer, poison apple glow-cube, commemorative menu and an autograph card with the villain’s signatures on it. As everyone made their way into the hall, Captain Hook and Judge Frollo made their way around to a few of the tables for pictures, but not all. If you wanted pictures with them, you had to approach them yourself. We were misinformed when we came in so we missed Judge Frollo, but it wasn’t too big of a deal because everyone else came around later on.
Once everyone was seated, Lady Tremaine opened the event with a special musical number and introduced the remaining villains who would be joining us for the evening. These villains included: the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella De Ville, Dr. Facilier, Drizella and Anastasia. After their introduction, they spread themselves throughout the hall and started visiting each table.
I have to say this has been my favorite character “dining” experience I have ever done. The villains were absolutely amazing! They were quick-witted, respectful and spent plenty of time with each family. We actually had several of them stop by twice. This has been the most time I have ever really spent with any Disney character, especially with a villain. The villain experience alone makes this event worth every penny. They even took their time in helping calm a young boy down who at first was extremely scared, but in turn became very excited to visit with each one of them. These villains have been doing this for a very long time. They were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and made this event truly unique and special.
I was amazed at how hard the dining staff and chefs worked on making our dining experience top notch as well. We had in our party a guest who had food allergies and couldn’t eat some of the food from the cheese and meats planner along with some of the desserts. The chef personally came out and talked with the guest and made their dessert to order. To our surprise the dessert came out at the same time as ours did. Our servers were constantly stopping by to make sure we had all the refills we wanted of Captain’s Not-So-Poisoned Potion drink and dessert/food we wanted. Five-star dining staff for sure!
Soon after we finished our cheese and meats planter four of the villains presented their own dessert selections to us (each dessert was a full size dessert). The desserts were: The Queen’s Bleeding Heart Apple (a white wine poached apple), Maleficent’s Dragon-Toasted Confection (pistachio mousse with crisp meringue), Dr. Facilier’s Chocolate Tarot Card (dark chocolate covered pecan praline with chocolate torte), and Cruella De Vil’s Spotted Chocolate Mousse Cake (101 layers of white chocolate and dark chocolate mousse with a hint of raspberry). The Queen’s Bleeding Heart Apple was interesting to say the least. I’m still not sure if I liked it or not but the rest of the desserts were pretty good.
I only see a few minor drawbacks about doing this event. Mainly this is because of the time constraints and not having as much flexibility to enjoy the party throughout the night. You will miss some of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party but as stated, if you do the later seating, you don’t have to miss much of the party.
Overall, the Villains’ Sinister Soiree is worth the extra $99 in addition to the cost of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The entire time we felt like we were the VIPs of the night and were given the best service possible. We got to experience one of the most unique experiences Disney Events has to offer. The desserts were delicious, the entertainment was awesome, and the highlight of the night being able to interact and mingle with Disney’s top villains was truly AWESOME! We had the most Villainous night we could have wished for!
– Cody Woodbrey
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of my favorite events to attend. This event is filled with all kinds of spooktacular entertainment and is one of the most anticipated special events of the year. Your family, like mine, will love the special Villainous Fireworks show, “Happy HalloWishes”, Unlimited Trick or Treating, Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, the Villains Castle Show and of course all the different character meet and greets. Here you will find some of your favorite Disney Villains, along with Mickey Mouse and his friends, all dressed in their Halloween costumes! Costumes are not required for this event but definitely encouraged. Dressing up for this event for our family really has added to the magic and excitement of the event.
Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Trails – Treats include apple slices, carrots, raisins, dried fruit, and of course, a variety of chocolates and other candies. Trust me when I say you will leave the party with several pounds of candy. The Trick-or-Treat trails are all over the park, and cast members hand out handfuls of treats. You can go back to the same locations for treats all you want.
Villains Mix and Mingle Live on Stage – Watch seven of your favorite Disney villains put on a frightful celebration in front of Cinderella’s castle. The villainous castle shows three times during the party, at 7:45 p.m., 8:55 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. This is a show you don’t want to miss, especially if you love villains.
Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade – Each Halloween party has two parades, the first one starting at 8:15 p.m. and the second one starting at 10:30 p.m. I highly recommend going to the second parade because more guests watch the first parade, making it a lot more crowded. Ralph and Venelope from Wreck-it Ralph start the parade off with a pre parade to get things exciting and fun. Soon after the pre parade the Headless Horseman takes off through the streets to get the parade started, which is awesome to see! Shortly afterwards you will see amazing floats decorated in all things Halloween, such as Characters dressed in costumes, grave diggers dragging their shovels, villains being bad, pirates playing with their loot, and many more fun and exciting things.
Celebrate The Magic – Each night Cinderella’s Royal Castle comes to life as Disney Imagineers create a new way of storytelling. They use Cinderella’s beautiful castle as the canvas of telling the stories of some of your favorite Disney movies. Celebrate the Magic is a great preshow to the fireworks. It’s an exciting show the whole family will enjoy and I highly recommend watching it. The show plays nightly right before and after the fireworks spectacular.
Happy HalloWishes – These fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. in front of Cinderella’s castle. None other than your ghost host from the Haunted Mansion hosts this “Happy HalloWishes” Fireworks Spooktacular show. Flames, fireworks and a remix of your favorite Disney villain’s theme music all come together to make this a don’t-miss firework show. These fireworks, which are different than the regular fireworks done during the week, are absolutely amazing and are my favorite to watch!
“Celebrate The Magic” & “Happy HalloWishes” Fireworks Tips – For the best view of Celebrate The Magic, stand between the Refreshment Corner on Main Street and the main hub in front of the castle (the circular area where Walt Disney’s statue is). I would not stand between the hub and the castle because the castle will partially block your view of the fireworks. The closer you get to Casey’s Corner, the better your view will be. Main Street U.S.A. is also a good spot to view the shows.
Face Painting – Disney provides free face painting during the parties. The lines to get your face painted can get long really quick. The face painting is done between Space Mountain and the Dance stage in Tomorrowland.
The Cadaver Dans – Head over to Frontierland and listen to a deadly group of cowboys singing songs in the style of the Dapper Dans.
Specialty Food – Halloween party exclusive treats are sold throughout the park. Goodies available include spiced Pumpkin Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hallow, Specialty Cupcakes and cookies at the Main Street Bakery, Ghost Cupcakes at Gaston’s Tavern, Candy Corn Soft-serve ice Cream at Storybook Treats, and Candy Corn Cotton Candy at several of the outdoor carts. These treats really are pretty good. You have to try at least one of them if not several of them.
Exclusive Merchandise – Disney sells exclusive merchandise during the parties such as t-shirts, Disney trading pins, new Magic bands and more. The Emporium and Mickey’s Star Traders are the only two places that sell the exclusive merchandise. You can buy other Disney Halloween-themed merchandise during the day as well.
Character Dance Parties – These dance parties are a great way to take a load off and dance the night away with some of your favorite Monstrous and Villainous Disney characters. Select Disney Characters come out and dance with everyone; however, they usually don’t stop and take pictures and don’t sign autographs at the dance parties.
The Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball Dance Party takes place in Frontierland in the Diamond Horseshoe. Lead by some of your favorite villains, this party is all about being bad and showing your villainous side. This is truly one of the best places to see a variety of villains. Cruella de Vil, Dr. Facilier, Frollo, Lady Tremaine and her two daughters Drusilla & Anastasia are found at this dance party.
Club Villain Dance Party takes place in Frontierland in the Diamond Horseshoe. Lead by some of your favorite villains this party is all about being bad and showing your villainous side. This is truly one of the best places to see a variety of villains. Cruella de Vil, Dr. Facilier, Frollo, Lady Tremaine and her to daughters Drusilla & Anastasia are found at this dance party.
Character Meet and Greets
There are 39 possible characters that do meet and greets, and there are 11 characters at the Dance parties, which totals 50 characters that you will be able to visit in some way. Below is a list of the meet and greet characters for the party.
Costumed Characters – Keep your eyes open, because you never know whom you’ll see–but will you recognize them? Your beloved Disney Characters will be dressed up in their best costumes, and Disney Villains will be out in full force. It was fun to see them all in their different costumes. Just make sure you don’t forget your camera!
Extremely Popular Characters
Jack Skellington & Sally – Located in Main Street, U.S.A. next to City Hall; Greeting Tip: The line to meet them starts forming about 5:30 p.m. If you wait until the party starts you could spend up to 2 ½ hours waiting to see them, which will take up half of the party.
Seven Dwarfs – Located in Fantasyland next to the great walls in Fantasyland beyond the Carousel; Greeting Tip: The line to meet the Seven Dwarf’s starts about 6:15 p.m. The line can extend up to 2 hours. If you want to see both Jack & Sally and the Seven Dwarfs, wait to do the meet and greet for the dwarfs later in the evening; however, don’t wait too long, because they will cut off the line early.
Captain Jack Sparrow – Located in Adventureland across the pathway from Pirates of Caribbean attraction; Greeting Tip: The line to meet Jack starts about 6:15 p.m. The line will extend up to about 2 hours. Great time to meet Jack is during the parade. I would skip the first parade and meet Jack and go to the second parade, which usually has the smaller crowds.
Princess Anna & Queen Elsa – Located in Fantasyland at Princess Fairytale Hall; They do meet and greets here all day. If you want to meet them I would do it during the day before the party starts. Their line will be at least 2 hours long.
Moderately Popular Characters
Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet & Eeyore – Located next to the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction; They typically don’t start meeting guests until about a half hour after the party starts. These characters are dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Only Winnie the Pooh and Tigger do meet and greets during the day, and they are not dressed up at that time.
Tarzan, Jane & Terk – Located in Adventureland just past the bridge on the right side on the Verandah; Tarzan & Jane are not out with each other the whole time. For every hour there is about 15 minutes they are not together. Terk is out for the entire time.
Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu & the Genie – Located in Adventureland in the building across the path from the Swiss Family Tree house; Aladdin & Abu come out together, and Jasmine and the Genie come out together. They switch off with each other. They do have about 5 minutes where you will get all four at once, but it is hard to time it just right.
Mad Hatter, Alice, the White Rabbit & the Queen of Hearts – Located in Fantasyland near the Tea cups; The Wonderland characters switch with each other throughout the party. Alice & the White Rabbit do meet and greets earlier in the day.
The Witch or Hag – Located in Fantasyland near the bridge by the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Jafar – Located in Adventureland across from the Flying Carpets
Lotso-Huggin Bear & Buzzlight Year – Located in Tomorrowland between the Carousel of progress and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin; Buzz meets during the day, but Lotso only comes out for the party
Easier To Meet Characters
Mickey Mouse – Located in Main Street, U.S.A in the Town Square Theatre; Mickey meets here regularly, but during the Halloween Party he dresses in his Halloween costume
Minnie Mouse – Located in Fantasyland near the entrance of the circus; Minnie Mouse is dressed in her Halloween costume for the party
Goofy – Located in Fantasyland near the entrance of the circus; Goofy is dressed in his Halloween costume for the party
Donald & Daisy – Located in Fantasyland near the entrance of the circus; Both are dressed in their Halloween costume for the party
Gaston – Located in Fantasyland near Gaston’s Tavern; Meets guests during the regular day here
Cinderella & Rapunzel – Located in Fantasyland at Princess Fairytale Hall; Meets guests during the regular day here
Snow White & Aurora – Located in Fantasyland next to the great walls in Fantasyland beyond the Carousel; Meets guests during the regular day in Town Square
Princess Tiana- Located in Liberty Square behind the Christmas Shop; Meets guests during the regular day here
Tinker Bell – Located in Main Street, U.S.A in the Town Square Theatre; Meets guests during the regular day here
Ariel – Located in Fantasyland next to Ariel’s Grotto; Meets guests during the regular day
Merida – Located in Fantasyland at the Fairytale Garden; Meets guests during the regular day
Additional Meet and Greet Tips – I would meet the characters that are out during the day before the party starts and get the rare characters during the party. There really isn’t enough time during the party to see all the characters. Your tickets get you into the park starting at 4:00 p.m., which gives you an extra 3 hours in the parks. Remember to get into line early for those really popular characters so you don’t waste your whole party waiting for only a couple of characters.
Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella’s Castle
New this year to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom Park is the devilish dessert party that will be taking place in Cinderella’s Castle. Lady Tremaine and her villainous friends have taken over Cinderella’s Castle and are having a delicious dessert party with wickedly fun entertainment and villainous character meet and greets.
The event will take place in the great halls of Cinderella’s Royal Table, which has been transformed into an upscale villainous room. Here guests will enjoy live music, which includes being serenaded with solos from Lady Tremaine herself. You’ll also enjoy an array of delectable desserts and specialty non-alcoholic beverages. Upon leaving the dessert party guests will receive an autograph card and a souvenir Maleficent dragon cup! As an added bonus to the dessert party, guests will have reserved seating for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and a reserved viewing area for HalloWishes, the nighttime spectacular.
For those Disney Villain Character fans there will be several of your favorite villains attending the dessert party. Those attending will be Lady Tremaine, The Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Frollo, Maleficent, Cruella, Facillier and the Evil Queen. An additional fee of $99 per person plus tax is required for this dessert party.
There you have it one of the best events Walt Disney World puts on each year. This event is worth the extra cost and I highly recommend going. If you want more information on the event or want to plan a trip to Walt Disney World, please contact me.
– Cody Woodbrey