With winter winding down into Spring, there’s no better time to start planning for Halloween! Okay, maybe we don’t need to get too far ahead of ourselves, but for fans of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, there’s good news! Disney has just announced the party dates and released tickets for one of their most popular signature annual events.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is full of delightful treats, costumes and characters you won’t see anywhere else in Walt Disney World. For all of the details, be sure to check out our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide.

The Dates

Just like last year, there are 36 parties taking place between August 13th and November 1st. Here are a list of all the party dates:

  • August 13, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • September 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
  • October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

In August, most of the parties take place on Tuesdays or Fridays. September sees Sundays added to the mix while October adds Thursdays as well. In October, that leaves only 3 days each week where the Magic Kingdom is not closing early for a party. Expect those non-party days to be busy in the parks as guests not attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party try to make the most of their time in the park.

The CostFront Entrance at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

This is a tough pill to swallow, but ticket prices for the party have increased this year. Tickets now start at $85 USD per adult and $80 USD per child (3-9). Those prices increase up to $149 USD per adult and $144 USD per child (3-9) on Halloween. It’s an increase of between $6 and $14 over last year’s ticket prices. It makes sense that the price for tickets on Halloween would be equal to Disney’s popular Villain’s After Hours event, but it’s still something to consider when planning to visit in the late summer into fall.

Tickets are available now through Disney’s website or your local Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

Our 10¢Ooogie Boodie during the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

There is a lot to consider when figuring out whether Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is worth the added cost. For guests who visit regularly, the prospect of adding on between $330 and $586 USD to a vacation for a family of 4 can be pretty daunting. You can choose to forego a regular park ticket, spend the day at your resort or Disney Springs before heading to the party, but even the reduction of one day of tickets won’t offset the cost of the Halloween party tickets. That being said, I know Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party offers so many unique experiences that it’s definitely worth the cost to experience it at least once in your lifetime.

I would certainly consider this a splurge item. For us, it usually means that we’re going to buy less souvenirs or maybe schedule less table service dining in order to accommodate the ticket price. It really depends on your interest in Halloween. If you are really excited to see Villains that you typically don’t see otherwise, it can certainly be worth it. I wouldn’t want to dissuade anyone from considering attending as I do really enjoy the Halloween party. If money is now object, by all means, go once or twice over the course of your vacation. For everyone else, it just means a little extra planning to make sure you can afford the extra tickets and get the most out of the event.

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it, we do recommend checking out our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Guide.

Are you planning on attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2020? Let us know what you’re looking forward to in the comments below!