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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 Review

This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Happy Halloween Vivacious Viewers! I’m so stoked to be giving you our Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Review on Halloween! Disney does Halloween right and this year the MNSSHP was proof of that. 

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP)

My Sweet Tooth 

Trick-or-Treating at the party is so much fun as an adult…

Don’t get me wrong I’m sure it’s fun for kids too… but as a 31-year-old adult walkin’ through the line and saying trick-or-treat while getting handfuls of candy it’s just so much more fun!! (The stuffing my face full of sweets way after my bedtime is pretty cool too)

Lots of the trick or treat lines walk you through ride queues and attractions like Mickey’s Philharmagic, Country Bear Jamboree, Ariels Grotto, Monsters Inc Laugh Floor and more…

So even though you don’t get to ride these rides, you do get an inside look at the attraction while it’s closed.

We try to hit up the lines with the shortest waits…I’d rather just buy a bag of candy than wait 30 mins for a handful. 

You can find the treat locations inside your MNSSHP park map or by the large inflatable candy corns placed at the locations.

I didn’t snap a pic of the 4 bags full of candy that we got but just know if you go you can keep going back through the lines as many times as your heart desires. 



The merchandise for the 25th anniversaries of both Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas was so friggin’ cool!

I picked up this really neat color changing mug at the Emporium on Main Street, USA…

and also a Sarah Sanderson shirt from the Hocus Pocus collection.

There is also merchandise that is exclusive to the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2018.

Each year a new design is created and is limited quantity so I would head to the Emporium, Curtain Call Collectibles, Big Top Souvenirs or Frontier Trading Post first to pick out what you would like.

I missed out on the 2018 Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular shirt by being so excited I forgot to get my merch first!

Once I see that castle my mind goes to mush!! So head to get your merch first!


Exclusive Party Eats and Treats

Separate from the abundant treat locations around the park are the exclusive MNSSHP eats and treats you can find at select dining locations around the Magic Kingdom.

Although these aren’t “free” they are always themed and super elaborate. 

We tried the Oogy Boogy Meringue from Gastons Tavern

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018. Oogie Boogie Meringue. Vivacious Views
Oogie Boogie Meringue from Gaston’s Tavern ©VivaciousViews.com

It was really cool to get a pic of, but I didn’t much like the taste of the meringue…

I did love those gummy worms though!

We also had the Maleficent Waffle Cone from Storybook Treats


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A lime soft serve inside a black waffle cone and topped with purple sprinkles and hollow chocolate Maleficent horns.

A dessert fit for a villain!!…soooo delicious!!

You can get something similar to this year-round at Storybook Treats called the Peter Pan Float. It doesn’t have the black waffle cone and instead comes in a cup…but it does have the lime soft serve and a chocolate red feather just like Peter Pan’s hat!


For dinner, we had the Meunster Smash Burger from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.

It was something monstrous that’s for sure…

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018. Muenster Smash Burger. Vivacious Views
Muenster Smash Burger from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café ©VivaciousViews.com

A surprisingly yummy burger with Muenster cheese, bacon, tater tots, and sriracha aioli on a black bun.

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We did the Muenster Smash!! (Burger that is!) ©VivaciousViews.com

We had the sriracha aioli put on the side in case we didn’t like it but it was really good.

And the dinner view from Cosmic Ray’s wasn’t too bad either…

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A spooky Cinderella Castle view from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café ©VivaciousViews.com

If you’re facing the toppings bar inside Cosmic Ray’s, our table was to the left of the bar directly beside the window. Gorgeous view of Cinderella Castle!


Although it wasn’t exclusive to the party we had the Carmel Stuffed Pretzel from Golden Oak Outpost

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Caramel Pretzel from Golden Oak Outpost ©VivaciousViews.com

This thing was a Disney pretzel game changer!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018. Caramel Pretzel Inside. Vivacious Views

I know you can also find these at Disney Springs

“if you don’t have one get one!!”

(a little Toy Story Humor..if you got it high five!!)



We try to tackle at least a few rides during the party. 

This year we got in a good many attractions that we love just walking by and there only being a 5 min wait.

We rode the People Mover, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

and of course the Haunted Mansion

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Linda Carlotta speaks the “ghostly truth” at Disney’s Haunted Mansion ©VivaciousViews.com

Which is the only “meet & greet” we went to at the party…if you can call it that…

Linda Carlotta comes out during the party and regales the crowd on the ghostly gossip from inside the mansion. She’s a hoot and definitely a must-see during the party.

I don’t like to waste my time in line for rides with so much going on during the MNSSHP, but there are a few I consider must-do attractions during the MNSSHP.


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“Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade

This parade is by far my favorite parade at Disney!

and it will have you singing ?Boo-to-You and Boo-to-You?  the rest of the night!!


The parade kicks off with the Headless Horseman trotting through to lead the parade.

Be sure to arrive 15 mins early for the parade or you’ll miss him…and he is spooktacular!

Your favorite characters like Mickey and Minnie, Jack Sparrow, Tinker Bell, Pooh and Friends, and more dance their way down the parade route…

and let’s not forget the Villains!

Oogie Boogie, Jafar, Cruella DeVil, Captain Hook, The Queen of Heart, Hades, Maleficent, and many more of the Disney Villains make an appearance in this epic must-see parade.

The show times are 9:15 pm and 11:15 pm so don’t miss this one when you go!!

Beware the Hitchhiking Ghosts!!


Happy HalloWishes Fireworks 

The Disney villains are in a frightful battle to take over Mickey’s Halloween Party in a chilling firework spectacle above Cinderella Castle!!

This only happens once during the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at 10:15 pm and I suggest getting a spot between Casey’s Corner on Main Street, USA and the Walt & Mickey Statue in front of the castle.

I was lucky enough to go live on our Facebook page, and film the entire HalloWishes Fireworks show!

I have saved the best for last…

My absolute favorite part of the MNSSHP is…


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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular ©VivaciousViews.com

This stage show features the Sanderson Sisters who have returned after 300 years to put a spell on you and the entire Magic Kingdom!

With the help of Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent and a whole slew of villains the sisters are back and there’s “heck to pay”.

If you’re a Hocus Pocus fan like me you will love this show…

and since it’s shown 4 different times during the party you’re sure to not miss it.

It was another spooktacular event for us at the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!!

I’m already planning for next year 😆 …

It will mark the 10th anniversary since my first visit to this boo-tiful party an will surely be as amazing as the first time!! 


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