If you’ve been anxiously awaiting to opportunity to buy admission for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, this is the time to pull out the credit card, because tickets are now on sale for the Walt Disney World’s 2016 Magic Kingdom holiday parties, and prices have increased significantly.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held on September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29 and 30; October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31.
Last year’s “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” will return to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, along with the popular HalloWishes fireworks and Boo To You parade.
Much like one-day Walt Disney World theme park tickets, prices to the 2016 Magic Kingdom holiday parties will vary by date. Advance ticket prices for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party start at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9) for parties in early September, and go up to $105 for adults and $100 for children on Halloween night. For comparison, advance adult ticket prices in 2015 started at $68 and topped out at $87. Discounts of about $6 per ticket are available on select nights for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club owners.
For an additional $69 for adults or $39 for children (ages 3 to 9), plus tax and admission, the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package offers table seating for the fireworks; a dessert buffet with chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, cheeses and fresh, and seasonal fruits; sparkling cider, signature lemonades, specialty Halloween drinks, hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
Here’s an episode of Attractions the Show where we visited the 2015 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party:
Only a week after the Halloween cobwebs are swept away, Christmas sets up shop. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held on November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29; December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22.
A new character show on the castle forecourt stage, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” will debut at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year.
Advance ticket prices for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party start at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9) in November, and go up to $99 for adults and $94 for children during the week before Christmas. 2015 prices for adult advance tickets ranged from $74 to $82.
Here’s an episode of Attractions The Show from the 2014 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:
Finally, if you plan to attend one of the 2016 Magic Kingdom holiday parties in costume, as many do, be aware of Disney’s newly updated costume security policy:
Guests age 14 and older are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body, which may be subject to additional security screening. Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground (e.g. full-length Princess dresses), though capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist. Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable. as are transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face, but guests over 13 may not wear masks of any kind.
Guests age 13 and younger may wear costumes and some masks, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible. As always, all costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent; contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon; or contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest. Also, you may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.