Halloween at DisneyMickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party kicked off in 1995 and grew into one of the park’s most popular seasonal events. In 2019, the event started the second week of August due to its popularity.

Disney cancelled the event in 2020 due to the pandemic, but everyone is eagerly waiting to hear. Will Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party return in 2021?

What makes Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party special for party-goers?

Limited Park Attendance

When the clock strikes six, anyone without a special ticket exits the park. For many Disney lovers, the limited event tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are worth the investment for the extended park hours. Low rides also make it possible to experience several attractions in just a few short hours.

Rare Character Meets

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was one of the only places to encounter villains and extremely rare costumed characters. Crowds are delighted by Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas making an appearance.

Exclusive Disney Snacks

Enjoy speciality themed snacks and beverages were found all over the park in a decadent, sugary scavenger hunt to taste them all!

Unique Disney Halloween Parade

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party brings everyone to Main Street USA to see our favorite characters dressed in their Halloween finest, as well as villains enjoying the night! The residents of the Haunted Mansion even make their way out for the “Boo to You Parade.”

Special Fireworks Presentation

There’s no fireworks quite like Disney Fireworks. Guests get swept away by party soundtrack with crisp woodwind notes. It *almost* makes you forget it was still 90 degrees in Orlando.

Trick or Treat Stops

So. Much. Disney. Candy. Trick or treating guests make stops throughout the Magic Kingdom where the candy never runs out. Some guests report 3-6 pounds of candy, per person were distributed! The real trick to the night was getting it home without it melting! Pro tip! We like packing a cooler in your stroller.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Costumes!

This is the ONLY time adults are permitted to wear full costumes to the Magic Kingdom. From people dressed up babies to couples (so many cute Disney couples!) and family and group costumes, the costumes are spectacular. Dressing up as the entire Incredibles family is a popular choice. Bridgerton ballgowns have nothing on the crafty and creative costumes that Mickey’s Not So Scary Party attendees could imagine!

What Does Castle Vacations Predict?

Many of our clients requesting booking quotes ask if Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will return in 2021. The only one who really knows if special events will return in 2021 is the Mouse himself (and maybe a few select humans in his circle of trust). Disney has not released any information as of yet as to what their 50th Anniversary may look, which is deep in the heart of “Halloween” in the Magic Kingdom…

Disney World is evolving to maintain the magic while keeping guests and cast members safe What COULD a socially distant special event look like?

Disney Predictions for 2021

Great costumes…with masks? Get ready for an abundance of creativity with masks and costumes if we’re still under health protocols during Halloween 2021. We’ve already seen some innovative styles with printed masks and expect endless possibilities. 

No more trick or treating. (Sigh!) Hopefully we’ll see a a pre-packaged “swag bag” of treats during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. We predict specialty items that can be collected on your way out of the park.

Socially Distanced Characters. We think characters standing aside is here to stay for awhile, but it’s not a deal breaker! Character Cavalcades and characters popping up in locations are delighting guests and have received rave reviews from theme park attendees.

Fireworks. We think fireworks will return to Disney for 2021. There’s no other company that can time fireworks to pull at your emotional fibers like Disney can. We think they will be back within the year. Extremely limited event tickets. These events could be truly VIP events, and the pricetag will likely reflect the exclusivity.



What about you? What are your Disney predictions for 2021? Will Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party return? Do you think we will return to normal? Or keep up with social distancing?

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