Can you wear a costume to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of the few times that costumes are allowed at Disney World, but be sure to follow the guidelines!
Eerie lighting, fall dŽcor and Mickey Mouse-shaped Jack-O-Lanterns set the stage at Magic Kingdom
Eerie lighting, fall dŽcor and Mickey Mouse-shaped Jack-O-Lanterns set the stage at Magic Kingdom /

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicked off earlier this month, officially ushering in the spooky season at Disney World's Magic Kingdom. If this is your first time attending the seasonal event, you may have lots of questions, including whether or not costumes are permitted.

Although Disney typically does not allow guests 14 years of age or older to wear costumes or costume masks to the parks, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of the few exceptions. If you are attending this special ticketed event, you are actually allowed to come in costume, although there are still some guidelines that must be followed.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 costume guidelines

When planning your costume for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, there are two things to consider: safety and "good judgment." Disney reserves the right to deny admission or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate -- whether it be offensive or potentially a safety hazard while on an attraction.

Guests who are 13 years of age or younger may wear costumes and "some costume masks." However, masks must provide unobstructed peripheral vision and openings that allow the eyes to be fully seen.

Disney is a little more strict with older guests. Those who are 14 years of age or older may not wear masks of any kind; however, you can wear costume headwear as long as it doesn't cover your face.

There are no particular rules about who or what you can dress as, as long as it's not "offensive, obstructive, objectionable or violent." I know some of these are subjective -- not everyone is offended by the same thing -- but try and use some common sense. Disney is a family-friendly park, so keep the costume family-friendly. In other words, no blood or violence, no curse words, etc.

If you do choose to dress as your favorite Disney character, do no pose for pictures or sign autographs for other guests.

Most of the other costume rules have more to do with safety. While you can bring props and accessories, make sure it's nothing that resembles a weapon. Additionally, nothing on your costume itself should be pointed or sharp, or anything that could pose a danger to other guests. Transparent wings, plastic lightsabers, toy swords and tutus are allowed, but be safe with them.

And lastly, while not forbidden, layered costumes are discouraged as it can take additional time to scan while at security.

Also, this is not a rule but more of a recommendation. If you plan on dressing up, you may want to consider the weather. Florida is known for its rain, heat and humidity, so dressing in something with tons of layers or make-up that will run may not be the best idea.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs on Fridays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays through November 1. Check out the prices here and get a sneak peek at some of the delectable treats that await you this year.