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Why is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party more expensive?

Why is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party more expensive?

After a two year break, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is back! You may have noticed it’s more expensive this year, though. Here’s why you are paying more for the same event.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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The incredible Halloween-themed event is back at Disney World after a two year break! This party boasts parades, stage shows, special fireworks, character meets, trick-or-treating, and SO much more.

You can see the dates and pricing for 2022 HERE and see what new updates will be take place HERE. You may notice that prices aren’t as high as they were for Boo Bash last year, but they are more expensive than what we saw in 2020 (ticket pricing was released in February before the park closure).

Additionally, you may notice that the 2019 “season pass” that got you in to any party (except Halloween night) for only $300 is not available this year.


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In 2020, the cheapest party ticket cost $85/adult and $80/children. Halloween night was $149/adult and $145/child. In 2022, the cheapest ticket is $109 and the most expensive is $199. I (Monica) am not the best at math, but that is roughly a 25% increase.

When you think about the fact that only one year of pricing was not available (2021), that is quite a large jump for the “real world”. However, we all know Disney math works a bit differently. With the rising costs in just about everything at Disney, it is really no surprise they would uncharge the same event by 25% just two years later.

How else would Chapek be able to boast about park spending?


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We can all be thankful that at least the ticket prices for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are not as expensive as Boo Bash. On the flip side of that, though, does this mean Disney plans to increase the number of tickets for the party? Boo Bash was labeled as an After Hours event meaning capacity was restricted.

Disney will likely increase the number of tickets sold to this year’s party. Many complaints rolled in over the last several years that parties were becoming increasingly crowded. It will be more than ever to prioritize your evening and have a good touring strategy.

Maybe since this year’s ticket seem to be in the middle of 2020 MNSSHP pricing and 2021 Boo Bash pricing we will see a compromise between the two.

More Offerings…kind of

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Our old favorites will return to the party this year including the Headless Horseman, Boo to You parade, trick-or-treating, the Hocus Pocus stage show, and Disney’s Not So Spooky nighttime spectacular. Overlays, characters, and lower wait times are all part of the events as well.

During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, guests can go trick-or-treating for M&M’S, SKITTLES, SNICKERS, and other Halloween favorites at locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park. And new this year, guests will also receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag featuring a keepsake 50th Anniversary celebration and Halloween design. 

In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, they are adding even more fun to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year in the form of event-exclusive step-in photo opportunities. And in addition to the reusable trick-or-treating tote bag, guests will also receive a Halloween-themed 50th Anniversary celebration commemorative print.

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Is a 25% increase in tickets worth it for a reusable bag and a poster? Most would say no but continue to pay the price (myself included).

While we all expected an increase in party tickets this year, I hope this sheds some light on why they are more expensive. Did you purchase party tickets this year? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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Wednesday 18th of May 2022

All these “new” benefits are the same ones they provided several years ago, when the tickets were $39 a piece.


Monday 16th of May 2022

They have jacked up prices on EVERY THING else!


Monday 16th of May 2022

Di$ney has 2 year$ worth of lo$t money to make and they know people will pay. Why wouldn’t they jack up the price$?

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