Guest Injured by Wild Animal at Disney World Halloween Party

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse in front of Disney Halloween decorations at Magic Kingdom Park.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary is a fan-favorite Walt Disney World Halloween Party. As the name suggests, it’s full of family-friendly, frightful fun to delight Magic Kingdom Park guests of all ages. But one guest reports a truly terrifying experience during the after-hours event.

A Walt Disney World Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place on select nights from August 11 to November 1, 2023. Tickets range from $99 per child and $109 per adult to $189 and $199, and many event nights are already sold out!

Disney Cast Members welcome Guests as they enter through Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
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Guests can anticipate short attraction wait times, trick-or-treating for all ages, rare Character meet & greets, and exclusive entertainment, including Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks over Cinderella Castle, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, extra Haunted Mansion magic in Liberty Square, and Mickey’s Boo to You! Halloween Parade down Main Street, U.S.A.

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The Walt Disney World Halloween Party officially starts at 6 p.m., but ticketholders can enter the Disney Park at 4 p.m. to make the most of their purchase.

Animal Attack

A magical Halloween night quickly turned sour for Reddit user u/dbltap11, who recently shared their “terrifying” experience of being attacked by a wild rodent at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
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“I am sitting and waiting for family outside the bathrooms between Fairytale Garden and [Mad Tea Party],” the guest recalled. “It’s pretty dark by this time but I notice [Cast Members] are bringing Goofy right by that way to head backstage so as they walk by and saying hi and waving at Goofy everyone’s attention is focused on that.”

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“I don’t notice that this HUGE mouse comes running out from backstage,” they continued. “It’s panicking so it jumps on my shoe and starts to run up my leg, I jump up and shake it off and it jumps off my leg and runs into the bushes, I got a little scratch mark from it launching from my leg.”

elvis stitch at mickeys not so scary
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The guest’s family wouldn’t have believed their story if it weren’t for the scratch marks. But they weren’t the only witness.

Without skipping a beat, a nearby guest quipped, “Watch Out, Mickey will get ya. I guess it is a bit scary after all!”

Have you attended a Walt Disney World Halloween Party? Share your favorite memory with Inside the Magic in the comments.

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

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