Disney announced party dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this afternoon, falling on 29 nights through September and October:
September dates include: 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30
October dates include: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31
The big question everyone has been concerned about is if Disney will allow adults to wear costumes in the park, after the recent costume ban. The answer appears that Disney will permit guests age 14 and older to wear costumes, although guests are strongly discouraged from wearing layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body as they may be subject to additional security screening. Additionally, costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
Additional costume guidelines from the Disney website:
- Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
- All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
- Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
- Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
- Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
- Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
For Guests ages 13 and under:
- Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
For Guests ages 14 and older:
- Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
- Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
- Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
- Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
- Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
- May not wear masks of any kind.
The Halloween party is an event not to be missed! We have gone the past 4 years, and have even enjoyed dressing up in the past. Our daughter’s first trip included Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, where she was dressed as the Monorail with her stroller, and I was a Monorail pilot. The stripes on my shirt were made of duct tape and I was wearing sandals, but that didn’t stop people from asking me questions like I was a real cast member.
This is also one of my husband’s favorite events to photograph. He will typically stake out a prime location for shooting the parade with some of his friends long before the first parade while I’m off trying to get $80 worth of Halloween candy. Our daughter trick or treated for the first time last year, but at 18 months old, she didn’t quite understand what was going on. After seeing her get so excited about Easter candy, I think things will be much different this year.