Vegan Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

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Vegan Guide to the 2023 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party as a vegan and have no clue what to expect? Will you be feasting on fists full of craisins and carrot sticks while your fellow party goers stuff their faces full of chocolate bars?

Read on and find out…

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

 

 

First a few tips for you.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separate hard ticket event.  This means that the party is not included in regular park admission. You must purchase a separate party ticket to attend.

The party runs from 7 PM to midnight but you are able to enter the Magic Kingdom as early as 4 PM with your MNSSHP ticket.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

If you enter the park early, my suggestion is to go ahead and find a place to eat supper before the special party festivities begin. Trust me, you’ll be hard pressed for time to eat if you are wanting see, do and ride everything during the party.

Vegan Eats Before Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Treats

There are several places which offer vegan options for dinner inside the Magic Kingdom.

Here’s a look at the quick service options you can indulge in.

This is the Vegan Veggie Rice Bowl at Pecos Bill in Disney’s Magic Kingdom

It comes with roasted vegetables and white rice topped with black beans. Guacamole is $2.00 extra, the toppings bar is not back, but they give you all the fixins on top now. Roasted corn salsa and pico de gallo look like a pretty solid combo to me!

Vegan Veggie Rice Bowl at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in the Magic Kingdom

Another option is the Vegan Brat and Tots from Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland.

This is a Beyond Meat sausage on a pretzel bun loaded up with sauerkraut and a side of tater tots. Pick up a packet of mustard to make your brat even more extra.

Vegan Brat and Tots from Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom

You can also enjoy the vegan Patty Melt at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland. (We just can’t in good conscience recommend the “Chicago Style plant-based Dog” at Casey’s since they removed the Slaw Dog, perhaps the true horror of 2023!)

Once the party is about to officially get underway, you can make your way back to the front of Main Street U.S.A. to experience the first treat trail and side entrance into the party. For 2023, we arrived at around 5:30pm, and the bypass was already open to those with wristbands, so we got our bag and were ready to go!

Cast Members will be directing day guests down the center of Main Street to the park exit while encouraging party guests to use the walkway that leads you “kind of backstage” from Town Square over to the area near Tomorrowland Terrace.

Vegan Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is definitely worth spending the money on. There are a limited amount of tickets sold each night so crowds are generally lower than they would be during normal park hours. My tip is to go to one of the parties earlier on. The closer you get to Halloween, the more congested the parties become. Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume. See Disney's website for the rules on costumes.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

First on the list, pick up your special vegan/allergy-friendly trick-or-treat candy bag. Now this year, as in the past few events, the regular candy bags are reusable, so you may want to grab one of those as well, since in the past Disney has given out commemorative prints etc. as you exit the party, this year that is not the case, so I think the reusable bag IS your parting gift. The allergy-friendly bag is still the plastic style, so if you don’t grab a regular bag, no gift for you! 😛 

Vegan at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World

These bags are distributed at the same place where the regular trick-or-treat candy bags are distributed. They are also sometimes available at the trick-or-treat stations situated throughout the park. 

Look for this inflatable signage to locate candy distribution locations.

Vegan Options at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World

Vegan Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Vegan Trick or Treat Options at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Once you’re ready to trick-or-treat, you have two options. You can collect Skittles or blue allergy tokens. Skittles are the only vegan candy offered at the regular trick-or-treat stations.

Vegan Guide to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Cast Members are always happy to dig out a few packs of Skittles for me at each trick-or-treat spot when I collect an allergy token and tell them I’m vegan and that the only vegan candy they have are Skittles.

skittles gummies

However – the Skittles Gummies are NOT vegan as they contain gelatin, so avoid those. 

If you’re not into Skittles, you can request a teal token at each candy spot which can later be redeemed for vegan treats. This year, the tokens weren’t at every location, and we were consistently told they weren’t necessary to redeem for allergy-friendly treats. In fact, when I went to redeem my tokens at Liberty Square, the guest relations cast member told me to keep them as a souvenir! 

Vegan Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

There are two redemption centers inside the Magic Kingdom. The most convenient location is in the Heritage House in Liberty Square adjacent to the Hall of Presidents.

 

Vegan Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is definitely worth spending the money on. There are a limited amount of tickets sold each night so crowds are generally lower than they would be during normal park hours. My tip is to go to one of the parties earlier on. The closer you get to Halloween, the more congested the parties become. Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume. See Disney's website for the rules on costumes.

The other location is next to City Hall near the park entrance. This would be a good option to stop in at at the end of the party when you are exiting the park.

Vegan Guide to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom
photo from 2019

Your options when redeeming tokens are for vegan treats or non-edible small toys.

Vegan Guide to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom
Here are the different types of candy/treats available in 2019
vegan Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Here’s our haul from 2023 – note the red X on the non-vegan items as a warning!

 

Here’s the full list of treats available to vegan party guests:

Skittles
Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Bars
Enjoy Life Ricemilk Chocolate Bars
Enjoy Life Dark Cocoa Loco
Free2b Dark Chocolate Sun Cups
Smarties
YumEarth Lollipops
YumEarth Fruit Snacks (the gummy bears are NOT vegan!)

And that’s it. By contrast, this was the list of available items in 2019: 

 Skittles
 Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Mini Bars
 Enjoy Life Ricemilk Chocolate Mini Bars
 Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels
 Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunchy Cookies
 Enjoy Life Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies
 Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mountain Mambo Mix
 Free2b Dark Chocolate Sun Cups
 GoGo squeeZ applesauce
 Smarties
 YumEarth Lollipops
 Foam Candy Corn Bat Ornament
 Stacked Ghost Ornament
 Halloween Fuzzy Bookmarks

Skip the Gummy Bears, as they contain gelatin. And you’ll also have to skip the Werther’s Originals as they contain dairy.

PRO TIP: Redeem your allergy tokens earlier in the evening for maximum selection as the more popular items tend to run out closer to party close.

 

Vegan Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Another specific treat to consider are the party exclusive refillable Popcorn Buckets filled with vegan popcorn. All “butter flavored” popcorn at carts located through the Disney parks is vegan. This year there is a Nightmare Before Christmas Mayor’s Car bucket. 

nightmare before christmas popcorn bucket

 

Unfortunately there are no “party exclusive” vegan treats available again this year. Wah Wah. 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Special lighting effects help to set the mood…

Vegan Guide to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is definitely worth spending the money on. There are a limited amount of tickets sold each night so crowds are generally lower than they would be during normal park hours. My tip is to go to one of the parties earlier on. The closer you get to Halloween, the more congested the parties become. Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume. See Disney's website for the rules on costumes.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is definitely worth spending the money on. There are a limited amount of tickets sold each night so crowds are generally lower than they would be during normal park hours. My tip is to go to one of the parties earlier on. The closer you get to Halloween, the more congested the parties become. Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume. See Disney's website for the rules on costumes.

 

Now let me tell you about a few things you can not miss during the party!

Not So Scary Must-Sees

The first one is Mickey’s “Boo to You” Halloween Parade. There are two parades nightly at 9:15 and 11:15 PM. The second parade is usually less crowded.

The Parade begins in Frontierland near Splash Mountain and ends on Main Street U.S.A. Near the park entrance.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Boo to You Parade

My favorite scenes involve the ghoulish dancers and Haunted Mansion grave diggers.

The second thing not to be missed is the brand new “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular” fireworks, projections and laser lights show hosted by Jack Skellington which takes place at 10:15 PM high above Cinderella Castle. This show replaces the Happy Hallowishes Fireworks.The fireworks and projections themselves are not as exciting as Hallowishes, but the Jack Skellington puppet makes up for it in my opinion. He is a wonder to watch, so be sure to be far enough toward the castle to see him in action!

Not So Scary Halloween fireworks

Not So Scary Halloween fireworks

 

Another underrated and sometimes overlooked attraction are the Cadaver Dans.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

These fellas are a reincarnation of the Dapper Dans who perform on Main Street U.S.A. During normal park hours. They sing off the wall Halloween songs and tell jokes. Find them in Frontierland.

Vegan Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

You can also listen to Madame Carlotta heckle guests outside of the Haunted Mansion. Don’t miss out on these special party exclusive entertainers.

Be sure to ask about special PhotoPass magic photos available for the party too!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is definitely worth spending the money on. There are a limited amount of tickets sold each night so crowds are generally lower than they would be during normal park hours. My tip is to go to one of the parties earlier on. The closer you get to Halloween, the more congested the parties become. Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume. See Disney's website for the rules on costumes.

There are several “magic shots” located throughout the Magic Kingdom. Consult your guide map on where to find them.

Not So Scary Must Do Attractions

During the party there are special enhancements to three attractions. For 2023, the Pirates of the Caribbean overlay with live pirate actors is not happening.Instead we get a Halloween-themed Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor show, which is going on while the space is also used as a treat trail spot. 

 

Space Mountain goes COMPLETELY DARK! I’m talkin’ NO lights and a rock music overlay that will have you screaming the entire time. This also makes it especially spooky to ride the Peoplemover through the Space Mountain section!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Vegan Guide to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

The Mad Tea Party also gets a new light and music overlay.

Vegan Guide to the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is definitely worth the money. There are a limited amount of tickets sold each night so crowds are generally lower than they would be during normal park hours. 

Vegan Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom

Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume. See Disney’s website for the rules on costumes.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place on select evenings through November 1st. Happy Halloween darlings!

To purchase tickets visit the Official Walt Disney World Website.

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