Even though the temperature isn't dropping in Florida anytime soon, there's no reason Floridians can't join in on the fall fun! While going on a hayride and picking pumpkins may be slightly less enjoyable due to the 90° heat, Walt Disney World makes it better with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
If you haven't heard of MNSSHP, it's an annual event that is held select nights from September to October at Magic Kingdom. The actual event starts at 7 p.m. but you can get into Magic Kingdom starting at 4 p.m., which is something you must do to maximize your time spent at the park. This is a separate ticketed event, so you must buy a MNSSHP ticket even if you're at Magic Kingdom earlier that day. Upon entering the park, you will receive a wristband to prove your admission to the park and cast members will ask to see your wristband if it's not visible.
MNSSHP is basically an after-dark event where you can dress up in halloween costumes and go trick or treating around the park. Not all of the attractions are open, but a dozen of the most popular rides are as well as restaurants and gift shops! If you don't feel like dressing up in costume, you can still trick or treat (literally any age is allowed). Even just seeing the park decorated with pumpkins and scarecrows will put you in a festive mood.
One of the most important tips for attending MNSSHP is to grab a park map as soon as you walk in. These maps have everything you need to know from what attractions are open, where the treat locations are to where you can dine and when the fireworks shoot off.
Below is a helpful guide for attending this year's event! If you're looking to attend this year's event, the following dates are left: 10/8, 10/9, 10/11, 10/12, 10/14, 10/16, 10/18, 10/19, 10/21, 10/23, 10/25, 10/26, 10/28, 10/30 and 10/31.
Attractions that are open (by land):
Main Street U.S.A.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Town Square Theater
Swiss Family Treehouse
The Magic Carpet of Aladdin
Pirates of the Caribbean - has a Halloween twist!
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
It's a Small World
Peter Pan's Flight
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Mad Tea Party - has a Halloween twist!
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Princess Fairytale Hall
Space Mountain - has a Halloween twist!
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular- 7:40 pm, 8:35 pm, 10:45 pm and 12 am
Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Parade- 9:15 pm and 11:15 pm
Happy Hallowishes Firworks- 10:15 pm
Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball- 7 pm to 12 am
Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam- 7 pm to 12 am
Dining Options (by land):
Main Street U.S.A.
Main Street Bakery
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Golden Oak Outpost
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Liberty Square Market
Columbia Harbour House
The Friar's Nook
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
The Lunching Pad
Have you attended MNSSHP before or are you looking to attend this year?