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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates and costume restrictions released for 2016

New ÔHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularÕ Show during MickeyÕs Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Fans of Disney’s unique brand of spooky fun that is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be happy to know there are 29 nights to dressed up and go trick-or-treating in the Magic Kingdom. That’s right, despite early rumors, guests of all ages will be allowed to wear costumes at the event, there are just a few new restrictions that will help Disney keep everyone safe.

In addition to candy trails, guests of this after-hours hard ticket event will enjoy special entertainment that includes returning favorites: “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks.

Here is the full list of this year’s dates:

  • September – 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30
  • October – 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31

It’s interesting to note that the last party is on the 31st with no bonus party on November 1st (a Tuesday) as Disney has done in the past. Also, no prices have been posted yet. There’s a bit of worry among the fan community that prices will rise drastically along with other park prices this year.

Here are the full costume guidelines from Disney’s event page:


  • Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

For Guests ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

For Guests ages 14 and older:

  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
  • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • May not wear masks of any kind.

Are you planning a trip to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year? What do you think about the new costume restrictions (no, we don’t know what ‘layered’ means either)?

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