Disney World recently announced the dates for the 2012 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Why is this important for you now, in May? Because this is an event you won’t want to miss, so if you are planning a fall Orlando vacation time your trip so you can join the fun.

The Magic Kingdom gets a Halloween makeover each fall. Photo copyright S.McNesby

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of Orlando’s most popular Halloween events, and offers spooky fun for the whole family. Kids of all ages can enjoy this event, which includes trick or treating, dance parties, and once of the year’s best parades. Other local theme parks, including Universal Orlando and Sea World offer Halloween events, but Disney is the place to go for family Halloween fun.

Dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2012:

September: 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 30 2012
October: 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 2012
November: 2 2012

The party begins each night at 7pm and you’ll need a separate ticket to attend. You’ll be issued a party wristband when you arrive, and you’ll have to show your wristband to stay in the park past 7pm. Wristbands are available at the Magic Kingdom park starting at 4pm the day of the party.

If you want to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on Halloween, or on one of the days just before Halloween, you need to buy your tickets well in advance, because they will sell out. If you are not attending the party, note that the Magic Kingdom will be closed at night on the party dates listed above, so make other plans for those evenings.