Is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party too scary for kids?

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Find out if Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party too scary for kids and make your plans for our favorite Disney party of the year!  

My family has attended a few times and as much as we love it, I know your mileage may vary as every child is different.

My boys have been scared of various things over the years so I tend to preview anything that may seem iffy for them. That’s what parents do.

If you are wondering if your kids will be able to handle the spooky side of Disney, you are in the right place!

Aside from special lighting, trick-or-treating throughout the park and special character meet-and-greets, all of the entertainment is themed for Halloween.

If you love Halloween, this will be amazing for you. If you’re on the fence, keep reading.

So, is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party TOO Scary?

We love the parade and shows and they are a huge part of why we like the party so much.

The good news is, if your little ones are too creeped out, they can easily be avoided by riding an attraction or enjoying a snack in a different part of the park.

Read: Our DIY Loki Helmet

My personal opinion is that the entertainment is fun and truly not-so-scary for most kids.

The only issues we had was with our youngest who was generally afraid of all fireworks and our older son who didn’t like the creepy deep voice on the announcements.

He also rode The Haunted Mansion for the first time during the Halloween party, which in retrospect, was a parenting oops on our part. I’m sure that didn’t help!

If this is your first time to the party, I recommend taking a look at the videos below.

These are the most recent shows and should give you all the insight you need to make the best choice for your family.

Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade

Hands down, my favorite parade at Walt Disney World. Is it mild enough for your kiddos? Check it out and see what you think.

Hocus Pocus Villain’s Spelltacular

This is the spookiest show in my opinion. The plus side is that it’s easy to avoid since the area in front of Cinderella Castle can be easily bypassed.

The downside is that it plays several times throughout the evening.

Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show

The Halloween fireworks have long been my favorite show (until the new Happily Ever After show started that is) and I look forward to seeing them each time we go.

But you should know, that like most other events during the evening, this show is all about the villains. It’s darker but not too dark.

I’m not sure if this is in my head but it also seems a little louder. We loved our Peltor Jr. earmuffs for the littles during fireworks.

They have been a lifesaver to us!

Overall, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is really fun for the whole family. The characters will be in costume and there’s nothing scary about those.

Trick-or-Treating is always a hit and of course seeing Main Street, U.S.A. all light up for Halloween is simply beautiful!

You may even find a dance party or two to enjoy so fear not, this is a great way to celebrate the season.

So take a few minutes ahead of time to make sure everyone is ready for a spooktacular evening and you’ll be all set!

Skipping the party this year? Make your own Mickey Mouse pumpkin cookies at home!

What advice do you have for parents taking their kids to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

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Is Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party too scary for kids? We don't think so. But check out these tips to be sure you and your kiddos are ready!

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Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to

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