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Boo to You! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Returns This Fall — Tickets Now Available!

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Summary

Ghoulishly good news! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns on select nights Aug. 12 to Oct. 31, 2022. This special, separately ticketed event at Magic Kingdom Park offers unique characters, attraction overlays, treat stops, photo opportunities and specialty food and drink. Enjoy exclusive entertainment such as Mickey’s Boo-To-You parade, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show and Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks. Tickets are now on sale, and your favorite frogs are offering discounted tickets! Read on for more spooktacular information (and stay tuned as more details are announced!)

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022 - Sanderson Sisters

Overview of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Hoppy Halloween! OK, so perhaps it's not yet time for Halloween, but it's never too early to start planning for one of the most popular Walt Disney World events. Maybe we're a tad bit biased, but we think Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom is not to be missed. Normally hoppening every fall, after three years, the frog favorite event is making its triumphant return!

This special event occurs after regular park hours and requires a separate party ticket to enjoy all its exclusive offerings. Enjoy five hours of party time to meet rare characters, trick or treat and catch spell-bounding entertainment. Since we've been hopping to this event for many years, we have plenty of advice to help you get the most out of this special event. We've noted what is confirmed for 2022 and what occurred in past years. We'll continue to update for anything that may be new or different at this year's party, so keep hopping back as more details are released!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates and Tickets

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022 - Welcome Sign

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held on select nights at Magic Kingdom from Aug. 12 to Oct. 31, 2022. The parties go from 7 p.m. to midnight. Party guests can enter the park as early as 4 p.m. The park often closes at 6 p.m. for daytime guests without an event ticket.

Tickets are now available for purchase! Ticket prices range by date from $109 to $199 (but you can save some green by purchasing through Undercover Tourist). Disney World Resort hotel guests were given a special early booking opportunity. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select event nights

Even if you aren't attending the party, for planning purposes, it's a good idea to check out when the party IS happening since Magic Kingdom will be closing early. If you won't be attending, you'll want to hop away from Magic Kingdom if you have park hopper tickets, or plan to visit a different park that day if you have base tickets.

For 2022, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held on:

  • Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022
  • Friday, Aug. 19, 2022
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022
  • Friday, Aug. 26, 2022
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022
  • Friday, Sept. 2, 2022
  • Monday, Sept 5, 2022
  • Friday, Sept. 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022
  • Friday, Sept. 16, 2022
  • Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
  • Friday, Sept. 23, 2022
  • Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
  • Friday, Sept. 30, 2022
  • Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 2022
  • Monday, Oct. 10, 2022
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 2022
  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
  • Friday, Oct. 21, 2022
  • Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 2022
  • Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022
  • Monday, Oct. 31, 2022

Best Dates to Attend Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Siblings in Costumes

The biggest question we get for this event, as well as for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, is what the best days to attend are. These Disney Halloween parties can and do sell out, especially closer to Halloween, so we recommend purchasing tickets as soon as you know you want to attend.

Oct. 31 is historically one of the most popular dates to attend the Disney Halloween parties, along with Fridays in October, when more locals attend. Tuesdays and Thursdays, especially those in August and early September, are typically less popular.

Disney does not publicly release its party capacity, but we estimate that a sold-out party is around a crowd level 7 using our Crowd Calendar. Disney's variable pricing is a strong indication of the expected most popular dates.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Entry Procedures and Event Map

Entryway to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - sign on car

Party guests are allowed to enter the park starting at 4 p.m., which we recommend taking advantage of. If arriving between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., all you need is your party ticket — a separate day ticket or park reservation is not required. A popular question that comes up is how Disney handles the transition between park close and the start of the party. The park typically closes for regular guests at 6 p.m., which allows cast members more time to filter out regular day guests who are not staying for the party.

Once you arrive at the entrance, cast members direct you toward specific touchpoints for entry. Party wristbands are then given to party guests after going through the touchpoints. If you've entered before 4 p.m. with regular park admission, you don't have to go all the way to the entrance! Wristbands are also distributed to those who present a valid party ticket at select locations inside the park. Beginning at 6 p.m., cast members are stationed at critical points throughout the park to direct the wristband-less toward the exit.

For party guests arriving just in time for the spooky festivities, expect to be directed toward Market Street. (That's the name of the back alley between La Chapeau and Tony's Town Square Restaurant!) This path is where you'll find adorable Halloween character statues, fun photo-ops AND your first treat station. Select Halloween merchandise can be purchased here, as well. What a grand entrance to the party!

New for 2022, enjoy special 3D photo backdrops throughout the park for a perfect photo-op!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - front of the map

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - back of the map

Interested in how exactly things work at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Here's an example of the map from 2019, highlighting some of the activities and entertainment, trick or treat locations, allergy-friendly options and more in store at the party.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Special Entertainment

There's lots of exclusive entertainment to enjoy at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We've noted what is confirmed to return in 2022, what's new and what occurred in previous years.

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular (Confirmed for 2022)

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

A special fireworks show with projection effects, lasers, lights and fireworks debuted in 2019. Hosted by Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular features Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a trick-or-treating adventure, as they are drawn to a mysterious haunted house. The show also showcases appearances from dancing skeletons and ghosts, along with some troublemaking Disney villains, during their journey inside the house. We LOVED the stunning castle projections (they're super fun and colorful) and as usual, Disney didn't disappoint with its booming fireworks. It was the only time of the night we weren't saying "boo," but instead, "ooh" and "aah." In previous years, the fireworks were held at 10:15 p.m.

In 2019, the park also hosted fireworks dessert parties with treats such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and special drinks. The dessert parties have not been confirmed yet for 2022.

Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade (Confirmed for 2022)

Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party - Constance Hatchaway in the Boo To You Parade

Catch your favorite Disney characters in Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade! About 15 minutes before it begins, the Headless Horseman trots over the Liberty Square, continues in front of Cinderella Castle (but does not go all the way around the hub) and down Main Street. While Boo Bash took place in 2021 in place of Mickey's Not-So-Scary, one of the things we missed most was the Headless Horseman! (Psst ... did you know you can visit the Headless Horseman's horse, Rocky, among other working horses at Disney World, over at Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Fort Wilderness?!)

Mickey and Minnie lead the parade along with their friends, including Goofy, Pluto, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Aladdin, Jasmine and others. Tinker Bell and Captain Jack Sparrow follow along on their floats. The Gravediggers precede Constance Hatchaway, better known as The Black Widow Bride from The Haunted Mansion. She was new to the parade in 2019 and glides down the street alongside dancing ghoulish couples. The Tomorrowland floats are also new, featuring The Incredibles, Edna Mode and Buzz Lightyear with a crew of aliens.

In previous years, there were two parades times at 9:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Note that the parade may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Confirmed for 2022)

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022

The infamous Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus" are a must-see at the Disney Halloween party! Watch out — they may put a spell on you as they conjure up the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" show at the Castle Forecourt Stage. The show is held exclusively during the party and features the Sanderson Sisters, Winifred, Mary and Sarah, along with other Disney villains such as Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. The show is still a wicked-good time, especially for fans of the film! The show runs multiple times a night, typically at 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 12 a.m.

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (Confirmed for 2022)

This Dapper Dans-style ghostly group pops up throughout the night for performances in front of The Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland. They'll crack jokes with their deadpan humor and sing songs, including "Happy Trails To You" and "Boo to You."

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam (Confirmed for 2022)

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam

Calling all tadpoles! Storybook Circus hosted the Disney Junior Jam, featuring some of Lily's Disney Channel faves. Last time we spotted Vampirina, Fancy Nancy and even Timon. Lily LOVES this dance party!

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball

Over in Tomorrowland at the Rockettower Plaza Stage, join Mike Wazowski and Sulley, who are hosting the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball all night long! Show off your best monstrous dance moves.

Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way

Mingle with Cruella de Vil at Tony's Town Square Restaurant during this special dining experience. The event starts at 9:30 p.m. and continues through the night until 12:30 a.m. during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights. You can pop in and out during the event to enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres, samplers and sweets. It also includes access to a reserved viewing section for the 11:15 p.m. parade. Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way is a separately ticketed experience (previously running at $99 per guest) and requires Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party admission, which is not included in this price.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Character Greetings and Rides

Character Locations

One of the biggest highlights of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of year. Some of the most popular characters, such as Moana or Jack Skellington and Sally, draw big lines, but they may start meeting guests before the official party time. (In 2019, for example, we passed by Moana at around 5 p.m. She hadn't started greeting just yet, but when we walked by again around 6:30 p.m., the line was moving.)

Below, you'll find a list of 2019's characters and their greeting spots. With waits as long as three hours for some characters, you need a strategy! Hop down to tips to see our best strategies for meeting them. Here's a list of previous characters — we'll update this list to reflect the characters available at the 2022 event as soon as more information is released!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Moana

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Jack Skellington and Sally at Town Square Theater

Fantasyland

  • Seven Dwarfs
  • Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, Mad Hatter
  • Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger (dressed in Halloween costumes)
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Minnie Mouse (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Goofy (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Cruella DeVil (roaming)
  • Anastasia and Drizella (roaming)
  • Cinderella and Elena
  • Rapunzel and Tiana

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Minnie Mouse

Tomorrowland

  • Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, a.k.a. Lotso
  • Stitch (dressed in Elvis costume)

Adventureland

  • Tarzan, Jane and Terk
  • Moana
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Aladdin and Abu alternate with Genie and Jasmine
  • Jafar

Attractions Open During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

One of the major perks of ticketed events such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the shorter lines for some of your favorite attractions. Last time, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train line had a maximum 35-minute wait! We expect that this list of rides will remain the same in the future. Note that Disney Genie+ may not be available during the party (in the past, FastPass+ was not available). Luckily, there is generally less need for it as most people are enjoying the party activities and spending less time on rides.

Rides are subject to closure at any time. For a list of refurbishments during your specific dates, please see our full list of Disney World ride closures. Here's which attractions will be available for 2022:

  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • “It’s a small world”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Some attractions receive spooktacular, party-exclusive overlays and enhancements, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party, Space Mountain and Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (confirmed for 2022). A crew of live pirates takes over your journey on Pirates of the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Mad Tea Party gets special lighting and music, while Space Mountain goes completely dark. Over at the Laugh Floor in the Monster World, the comedic monsters learn more about the Human World holiday called Halloween.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Costume Information

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - family in costumes

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of the few times that adults can dress-up in costumes! Be sure to double-check the costume guidelines for these special events.

General Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Costume Guidelines:

  • Disney may deny admission to anyone or remove anyone who is wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or could detract from other guests' experiences.
  • Guests may dress as their favorite characters, but cannot pose for pictures or sign autographs.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and not obstructive, offensive, violent or objectionable.
  • Costumes must not contain weapons that resemble or could be mistaken for real weapons.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp or pointed objects, or materials that might accidentally strike another guest.
  • Guests who do not abide by the guidelines may be refused entry or removed unless their costumes can be modified to acceptable standards.

For guests ages 14 and up:

  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag the ground.
  • Capes should not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, shirts, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable.
  • Transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus are OK. Headwear must not cover the face.
  • Costume masks are not allowed.

For guests ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some costume masks may be worn. Masks cannot cover the entire face, and eyes must be visible.

Trick-or-Treating at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Treat stop

One of the big "treats" of the Disney Halloween party is trick-or-treating around the park. And best yet, it's for all ages! You can haul in quite a lot of candy if that's the goal, but we prefer to enjoy the entertainment and hit a trick or treat trail or two as we hop around.

New to 2022, all party guests will receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag with a fun 50th anniversary and Halloween design, along with a commemorative print! So no worries about bringing your own bag (though we know some frogs like to bring their own to secure lots of candy). All of the candy are individually wrapped and there is usually a mix of chocolate, peanuts and non-chocolate treats. Concerned about allergies? Disney has special allergy-friendly stations so everyone can trick-o-treat.

All of the trick-o-treat stops are marked with a large glowing inflatable. Here are the stops from 2019 to give you an idea of what's in store:

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treat Locations

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater
  • Market Street

Adventureland

  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • Miner's Cove (by Big Thunder Mountain)
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office
  • The Diamond Horseshoe

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station
  • Ariel's Grotto

Tomorrowland

  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dining and Merchandise

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Amuck Cupcake

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, you can enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. It's important to note that some of these special, event-exclusive treats for purchase have long lines and can sell out later in the night, particularly if crowd levels are high. However, we noticed some treats, like the Pumpkin Spice milkshake, started selling before the official party time. So, if you've got your eye (and stomach) set on a specific treat, we'd recommend hopping to it — the earlier, the better! Keep an eye out for our spellbinding guide to Halloween treats closer to the season. Yum.

Speaking of sweets — while we, of course, advise you to save some room for treats throughout the party, we recommend grabbing a meal ahead of time. Sitting down for dinner with your tadpoles can eat up anywhere between thirty minutes to over an hour of the five-hour party time, so it's much better to enjoy a nice meal before you start partying. Also, some restaurants may not be open once the party starts (another reason why we recommend using the 4 p.m. pre-party arrival window).

If shopping is your top priority, visit the Emporium and Big Top Souvenirs for apparel, ornaments, pins and more exclusive to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. You can also find tons of event pins and MagicBands at Frontier Trading Post. We're not overstating this — lines for exclusive merchandise can rival the lines for the characters. Items can sell out quickly if you wait until later in the night. Before you arrive at the party, decide how much time you're willing to spend to get that limited-edition pin. If you're lucky enough to be traveling with two "grown-up" frogs, we recommend one waiting for merch while the other takes the tadpoles on a ride or two nearby.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tips

As we've mentioned a time or two, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of the Frog Family's absolute favorite events! For those of you who love Halloween, it is definitely not to be missed.

Now, each of us Frog Family members has a different thing we love most about the party, so that just goes to show you there is a little something for everyone! For those of you wondering whether the party is worth the additional expense, for us, it's a resounding "Yes!" To make it the absolute best experience for your family, follow these tips:

1. Wear a costume.

Moana and Family at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween PartyWhile it's not required that you wear a costume, it sure adds to my enjoyment because my favorite part of the night is taking in all of the elaborate costumes! And since this is the one event of the year where adults are allowed to wear a costume at Magic Kingdom, I like to take advantage of it. And, in case you're wondering, you're never too old to enjoy Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We have seen so many creative costumes over the years! Moana, Aladdin and Toy Story characters were popular choices in 2019 — we're sure we'll see some of the Familia Madrigal this year!

2. Keep it light.

While temperatures in Orlando are cooling down a bit, the average high is 91 in August, 90 in September and 85 in October. It can still be quite muggy, especially after those still-frequent afternoon rains, so parents should dress their children (and themselves) accordingly for the Disney Halloween party. Think twice before outfitting your little monster as Sulley (or at least a head-to-toe furry Sulley). Consider bringing a change of clothes for younger children "just in case" and picking up rain ponchos at your nearest dollar store before you leave for the trip.

3. Bring your own trick or treat bags.

Upon entry into the park, guests will receive treat bags. It's a cool perk, but they are on the smallish side. If your children are there for the loot, consider packing extra bags. You can also purchase souvenir bags that do the trick! Trick-or-treating is Lily's favorite part of the party, but she loves saying "trick or treat" as much as she loves the candy. You'll find candy stations throughout the park. Save time and skip the crowds by trick-or-treating later in the evening. If your treat line is long, don't wait. Visit a different one, or come back later. Also, if the cast members tell you to use two lines, go for the shortest one. For some reason, we noticed everyone will line up on one side despite them saying that, and the other line barely gets used!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Treats

For allergy-friendly offerings, a teal chip is handed out at the entrance of the party. Previously,  you could make your way to the street behind Tony's Town Square Restaurant to pick up your chip. You'd then exchange this token for a teal treat bag and special candy at the allergy-friendly locations located at Town Square Theater and Liberty Square Ticket Office (we'll confirm these locations for 2022!).

4. Get to the parks early.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Aladdin Family

This is the single most important tip for maximizing your fun and justifying the cost of this separately ticketed event. While the Disney Halloween party officially starts at 7 p.m., guests can begin entering the park as early as 4 p.m. (And yes, you can wear your costumes into the park at that time!) We highly recommend you get to the park early, so you can spend as much time in Magic Kingdom as possible.

When you arrive, Halloween Party attendees will be directed to a special entrance to receive wristbands. If you've already spent your day at the Magic Kingdom, you can secure your wristband from a cast member at specially designated locations throughout the park — don't worry, you can't miss the signs! Receiving your wristband is an absolute MUST-DO. Cast members are around every corner to usher non-party attendees out of the park.

5. Visit the most "in-demand" characters first or during the first parade.

Leap's favorite part of the party is meeting all of the characters who greet guests in different locations. "Rare" characters are out for photo-ops, and your usual favorites are wearing their best Halloween garb. Lines can get very long for the most popular characters (up to three hours or more!), so be sure to prioritize. (If you want a costume idea, check out our DIY Jack and Sally T-shirt.)

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Jack Skellington

Some of the more exclusive characters (Jack and Sally, the Seven Dwarfs and Moana) may be found meeting before the party even begins, but only for Halloween party guests with wristbands. If you arrive at Magic Kingdom when doors "open" for Halloween party guests at 4 p.m., we recommend heading toward the characters' designated locations and asking cast members where and when to line up. That way, you can spend valuable party time doing other fun activities!

When we attended the party again on a Tuesday night in September, Jack and Sally started meeting people at 4:30 p.m. The Seven Dwarfs came out at 6:15 p.m. but already had a two-hour wait! Meanwhile, Moana had an hour wait when she started greeting at 6 p.m.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Seven Dwarfs

Can't make it early? Have no fear. Our best advice is to wait until just before parade times to hop in line for character meet-and-greets. Pick one of the two parade showings to attend, and then spend the other time snapping pics with your favorite characters. It was only a 30-minute wait to meet the Seven Dwarfs! However, some characters (Alice, Mad Hatter, Tweedle-Dum, Tweedle-Dee and Queen of Hearts specifically) do leave their spots because they're in the parade. Additionally, don't wait until the very end of the night. We tried getting in line to see Stitch around 11:30 p.m. but cast members said they were finishing up for the night and weren't letting anyone else in line.

As a time-saver, try meeting characters who are joined by a friend. This may also make your tadpoles hoppier. Lily was dying to meet Jasmine, but Tad was all "whatever." Once he saw Genie join Jasmine, he hopped right in line with his sister.

The lines for characters have grown longer than in years' past. We recommend deciding as a family who your "top priority" characters are and making a game plan before you go. If a photo isn't a must, it's fun just to walk around and see the characters and their unique outfits. A majority of them meet outside, so it's easy to check them out in passing.

6. Stake out your parade location.

Mickey's Boo-To-You Parade - Mrs. Incredible

Tad's favorite part of the party is watching Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Parade. He loves the Headless Horseman, all of the spooky floats and the characters in costume. You don't want to miss the Grandmaster's entrance — even if he is missing his head. Be sure to find a spot along the parade route at least 15 minutes in advance if you don't mind standing behind other people. If you want to be in the very front row, you should plan on staking out your spot — especially near Cinderella Castle and along Main Street, U.S.A. — at least an hour ahead of time.

Don't want to spend so much time holding your ground? We recommend viewing it in Frontierland. You can get a great spot with a much shorter notice. We love the atmosphere of Main Street, U.S.A. (and that's where you'll find us for the Christmas parade), but Halloween is a different story. We think Frontierland fits the spooky ambiance of "Boo-to-You." Since the parade starts in Frontierland, that also means it finishes sooner. So you can hop on more rides and character meet-and-greets while the rest of the audience waits for it to finish up.

The parade happens twice nightly and kicks off in Frontierland, follows the waterway until it reaches Liberty Square, crosses the Liberty Square bridge, circles Central Plaza in front of Cinderella Castle, then heads down Main Street, U.S.A., where it ends next to Harmony Barbershop. If you don't mind the kids staying up late, go to the second parade. It's usually much less crowded.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Main Street before Parade

7. Spot your favorite villains during the Hocus Pocus show.

The Sanderson Sisters take over the stage again in the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular," but the show also features Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. In the past, the villains would mix and mingle after their singing and dancing performance on the castle stage. Although these villains do not typically join the crowd for photo opportunities anymore, the performance is worth making time to see.

The lines for character meet-and-greets are typically a lot shorter just prior to and during parade performances, so plan to see some villains, such as Anastasia and Drizella or Cruella de Vil, during either the first or second Boo-to-You parade.

8. Get your boogie on.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Sulley

It just wouldn't be a Disney Halloween party without a dance. Mike and Sulley play host to their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Or dance the night away with Disney Junior Pals at Storybook Circus.

9. Don't froget the fireworks show!

The centerpiece of the night is the villainous fireworks show, Happy HalloWishes. It was one of our very favorite displays ... however, the brand-new fireworks spectacular, Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular, exceeded our expectations! It's important to know that there is only one fireworks show, which begins at 10:15 p.m.

We think it's best to see it in front of Cinderella Castle so you can see the frogtastic projections. However, if you really don't want to mess with the crowds in the hub (or if you're attending multiple parties), it's cool to watch the fireworks in Fantasyland. You get more of a 360-degree show with fireworks booming all around you!

10. Don't spend too much time waiting for the ride overlays.

While it's always neat to experience your favorite attraction with a twist, we didn't find any of the special Halloween party attraction experiences worth waiting too long for. The difference in the party-exclusive changes on Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Mad Tea Party are fairly minor, so don't get your hopes up on having a toadally different experience. (The rides close and undergo a short transition period before the party begins.) We wouldn't wait any longer than 20 to 30 minutes for any of these. If you can catch a short line (like our walk-on for Pirates), you should check 'em out!

11. Knock out Hocus Pocus, the parade and fireworks all at once.

If these three experiences fall at the top of your must-do list, we'd recommend finding a good viewing spot in front of Cinderella Castle and staying put through all three — starting with Hocus Pocus at 8:30 p.m. While the second parade has lower crowds, trying to get through the crowd that has already been in the hub from the first parade who stay for the fireworks is not easy. If you're just coming for the fireworks, Casey's Corner or Plaza Ice Cream Parlor would be great options for a quick escape, but you'd still need to arrive early.

Do you have questions about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Share them in the comments below! For more vacation planning tips, check out the When to Visit Orlando page inside our Orlando Planning Timeline!

Related: Schedule of Disney World Special Events

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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May 18, 2022 at 4:08 a.m. Eduardo Says...

Tickets are available NOW! as of 10pm MST

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May 2, 2022 at 6:26 p.m. Miranda Says...

Does anyone know when on May 18th the tickets will be released for sale? Just wondering if I need to stay up late on Tues. May 17th! LOL!

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May 17, 2022 at 7:54 a.m. Claudia Says...

Hi Miranda. I purchased last week and I thought they would open sales early morning on 5/12 but I checked at 11:15 PM CST (12:15 AM EST) on a whim and ticket sales were already open so I went ahead and purchased at that time.

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May 17, 2022 at 9:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for sharing, Claudia! Disney has not shared when party tickets will go on sale, so we don't know for sure if it'll be similar to Claudia's experience, but it's hard to say exactly when. We'd just suggest that you keep checking!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2022 at 4:08 p.m. Philippe Says...

Hi

do you think every date will be sold out fast like the first day disney release the ticket or more close to the event?

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Apr 29, 2022 at 11:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Philippe!

Typically, Halloween is the first to sell out, followed by dates closer to Halloween - generally there is some availability throughout the season for select dates in August and September! Last year, there was even sometimes same-day Boo Bash availability :) Hope this helps! If you have a particular date in mind, we'd suggest buying as soon as you're able to secure it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2022 at 6:21 p.m. Philippe Says...

ok thank for your respond, so if we plan to book mnsshp august 12 or 16, the day the ticket is release may 18 we should be good?

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Apr 29, 2022 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yes, we think so, Philippe - have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2022 at 2:16 p.m. Danelle Says...

Ok, this kind of throws a wrench in my plans and I need advice.

My family has a trip planned for a week in October. Kids are young, this is their first trip and possibly last (at least for a few years). We are doing 5 park days, base tickets. I originally planned to start our trip at MK on Sunday, visit the other parks during the week with a rest day between, and end the trip with another MK day on Friday (leaving Sat). Now, the Halloween party falls on both those days.

I think I could move the first MK day to Monday which is a non-event day, but I'm tripped up about Friday. Since the kids are little, getting kicked out of the park at the very end of our trip at 6pm may not be such a bad thing (I imagine they'll be pretty "over it" all by then). If we're able to at least get one night of MK fireworks that's good enough I think. Here's my concern: If we go to MK on Friday, can I expect the crowd level to be elevated due to the party? Or will most of the inflated crowds show up later at 4? I don't know what to do. Help!

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Apr 29, 2022 at 9:48 a.m. Eileen Abbate Says...

If I have a regular admission ticket for a party day is there a way to convert it or do I just need to purchase another full price admission?

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Apr 29, 2022 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eileen!

If you'd like to attend the party, there is a separate party ticket required for admission. Those go on sale May 18!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 28, 2022 at 4:49 p.m. Abby Says...

I’ve seen conflicting answers about the Enchantment show and fireworks for regular park guests on special ticketed nights for MNSSHP. If we have to leave at 6 would fireworks show early or are they skipped over?

Normally I spend some time time in the shops after the park has closed since they are open for an additional hour. If I can no longer be in the park after 6 riding rides does that include shopping too?

Additionally what happens if we have regular admission tickets and a dinner reservation in the park after 6pm?

I’m excited the event is back for everyone who has been missing it. I just have never been to MK on a day when a special ticketed event is occurring so I want to make sure I understand all the parameters with my regular admission so I can plan accordingly.

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Apr 28, 2022 at 3:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Abby!

Kudos for asking great questions and planning ahead! Typically, there aren't fireworks before the party since it's still light out. In previous years, though, sticking around to shop for a bit during that buffer hour was toadally fine! In years past, dining reservations were available up until about 6 p..m. for regular guests. We'll be sure to update this post as soon as we have more details for 2022! Hope all of this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2022 at 4:27 p.m. Miranda Says...

Just something to consider...we were at MK this past winter on a night the Christmas Party was going on. We planned to shop a little after the early close time as we had in the past (we didn't get tickets for the event). We were super disappointed to find that they had all but 1 or 2 doors into the Emporium and other shops along Main Street posted with Cast Members and as "Exit Only". At the entrance door(s) they were also posted and checking wristbands. They were much more strict about ushering out non-event ticket holders.

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Apr 29, 2022 at 11:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

That is great insight, Miranda - thank you for sharing with us! Abby, hopefully you see Miranda's thoughts, too - this year may be more of a mystery until we are able to attend!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 28, 2022 at 2:53 p.m. Diana Says...

What if i have a regular ticket for day when the party is happening? Do I have to leave the park early?

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Apr 28, 2022 at 10:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana!

Magic Kingdom Park will close early to guests who don't have party tickets - but the other parks will maintain their normal operating hours! If you're planning on visiting the parks on a day when a party is happening, we suggest either starting at Magic Kingdom and hopping in the afternoon, or visiting a different park that day to make the very most of your time. You can find all of the MNSSHP dates on our Crowd Calendar.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2021 at 6:39 p.m. Stacey Says...

So if i have an ultimate ticket or the new magic tickets for 14 days.

Will i have to purchase additional tickets to stay on the park past 6pm for this mnssh party?

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Oct 11, 2021 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey!

Yes, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2020 at 6:03 p.m. Angela Says...

Any word on when the Halloween party tickets will be refunded?

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Jun 29, 2020 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

Please allow 30 days for us to process Mickey's Not-So-Scary refunds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2020 at 3:45 p.m. Cindy Brown Says...

Will the Halloween tickets automatically be refunded?

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Jun 29, 2020 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy!

Yes, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets will be automatically refunded. Please allow 30 days for us to process those refunds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 27, 2020 at 8:57 p.m. Nour Says...

I know the party is cancelled for 2020 but for 2021 do you think we need 2 days to do most days in the halloween party? We'll be coming from Egypt and for a once in a lifetime trip.

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Jun 29, 2020 at 8:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nour!

If you're wanting to do everything there is to do at Mickey's Not-So-Scary (meet all of the characters, etc.) then we'd spring for two days :) If you are OK with skipping some of the meet and greets, one night would give you an opportunity to see a few treat trails, meet a few characters, ride some attractions and enjoy the fireworks, parade and show.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 3, 2020 at 1:42 p.m. Amy Says...

Can I get a refund if the party is cancelled? Can I get a refund if I have linked the tickets to MDE?

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Jun 3, 2020 at 2:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Yes, if the party is cancelled, you'd receive a full refund! Linking to My Disney Experience does not void any policy, so you are free to do so. If you would like additional flexibility based on your schedule, we suggest buying a physical ticket! Physical tickets are 95% refundable for any reason, as long as they have not been used or modified. Hope this helps - let us know if we can help with any additional questions!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2020 at 11:29 a.m. Nathaniel Says...

Hi we are going to the Halloween party this year but don’t know what day to go. I was thinking either August 18, 25 or September 1st, do you think any of those days will be crowded?

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Apr 23, 2020 at 8:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathaniel!

We think those all should be great picks in terms of crowds - enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 26, 2020 at 1:53 a.m. Ashley Gonzales Says...

Hello!

Thanks for the info! Do you know the earliest time you can make a dining reservation in MK if you only purchase a party ticket?

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Mar 26, 2020 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

You are so welcome - thank you for hopping by! If you'll only be attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you can make a dining reservation anytime after party guests can enter the park (which is generally 4 p.m.). We'd suggest leaving about 15-30 minutes as a buffer to leave plenty of time to enter the park, hit your first candy stop and walk to your reservation. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2020 at 7:47 p.m. Sian Says...

Do you only require a MNSSHP ticket to just enter for the party or do you require a general admission as well ?

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Mar 23, 2020 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sian!

If you are just hopping into Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (and entering at the early admission time, such as 4 p.m.), you do not need separate admission to the park - just your party ticket! If you would like to enter the park before the official party start time, you'd then need separate park admission in addition to your party ticket. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 27, 2020 at 3 p.m. Francisco Says...

Thanks for all the wonderful information! Do you think it's worth a weekend trip to see the Halloween events as opposed to coming for a longer trip and fitting it in the schedule?

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Feb 27, 2020 at 3:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

You are so welcome, Francisco! If you have the flexibility, and it's not your first visit where you may feel the pressure to work a lot in, we think that sounds toadally fun - a quick weekend trip is a great way to get to hang around at the pool during the day then hop into the park at night for the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 27, 2020 at 1:15 p.m. Bill Says...

We are planning a Disney trip to cross over the Halloween and Christmas decor and want to get in at least one MNSSHP. Our travel dates are looking like October 30th to November 7th. The 10/31 party will be max capacity. What do you think crowds will be like on November 1st? Would it be worth coming in a day or two earlier to catch the 10/29 party instead? I was hoping that since 11/1 falls on a Sunday it would be better.

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Feb 28, 2020 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bill!

Last year, the party on the 1st sold out (it was on a Friday). Since the 1st falls on a Sunday this year and may still have some lingering crowds, if you have the flexibility, we'd opt for the 29th instead.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 25, 2020 at 8:44 p.m. Maree Lamshed Says...

Do you have dates for the Mickeys Halloween party for Disneyland CA. If so Will you be selling tickets for that park?

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Feb 25, 2020 at 3:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maree!

Dates haven't been announced just yet for Disneyland, but we'll be updating this post as soon as we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 25, 2020 at 3:07 p.m. Samantha Says...

Will Undercover Tourist be offering tickets for purchase for the party?

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Feb 25, 2020 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Samantha!

We're so glad you asked - we sure are! You can find tickets from your favorite frogs here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 11, 2020 at 1:43 p.m. Apryl Conway Says...

Hello! We are attending MNSSHP this October. I really want to see the firework show, the parade and the hocus pocus show. Is there a recommended place to sit that I could view all three? I was thinking of watching the fireworks, sticking around for the parade and the catching the midnight show with the witches. I am going to have 2 small kids and 2 seniors, so I was hoping to grab a spot and claim it for the night. Is this possible? Thank you, this was the best article I have read on the Halloween party. Not a lot of info out there. Thanks again!!

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Feb 12, 2020 at 6:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Apryl!

That is such high praise - thank you so much! We are glad you stopped by! The best place to view all three shows is the hub (but keep in mind that the parade does not make a full circle, and instead heads down Main Street). There are unfortunately not a lot of places to sit in that area outside of curbs/the ground, and we have been putting our best thinking caps on to try to think of the best solution for you in terms of seating! You can try to stake out a bench early on in the day (though they are sparse), or, if they are open, an ECV rental may be a good short-term solution for a guaranteed place to rest. Alternatively, try to find a spot outside of Casey's Corner (or the Plaza Restaurant). You'll be a little further from the stage show (you'd be able to see the stage and hear the effects, but it would not be a close view), but it would give you some seating for the parade and the fireworks. The good news is that the later parade and show are much less crowded than the earlier ones, so if you find that things are pretty sparse by the time the show rolls around, everyone may be rested enough to move a little closer :) We hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 21, 2019 at 7:25 p.m. Morgan tyree Says...

We are going to Disney on oct. 12, 2020. We plan on doing three days at Disney with the kids. Is MNSSHP in magic kingdom only, do they close down all of the parks for it or just MK? We plan on doing one night of MNSSHP but will be disappointed if we have to buy tickets for MNSSHP for all three nights were there in order to stay in the park later into the evening. We’re bringing the whole family my side and my husbands side and paying for everyone’s rooms so the whole family can afford to go, it’s a once in a life time thing for most of the family members we’re bringing so we want them to get as much time in Disney as possible.

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Dec 23, 2019 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Morgan!

The other parks remain open! Only Magic Kingdom will close early for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 18, 2019 at 11:10 a.m. catherine bradkey Says...

hi thanks for the info, just as a matter of interest what time of year will the tickets for not so scary 2020 go on sale? also would you advise buying in advance?

Many Thanks

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Nov 18, 2019 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Catherine!

We aren't sure of the exact date these will go on sale for 2020, but in 2019, tickets went on sale in mid-January. We'd definitely suggest purchasing in advance, since the parties can sell out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2019 at 2:13 a.m. Valerie Says...

Hello, thank you for the tips! I hope this is not off-topic. Do you have any guidance on planning Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, possibly a couple more rides around these plans for Magic Kingdom? I’m hoping to plan the most efficient route and think we could tackle these prior to our first FP so that we don’t cut into our “break time.” What do you think? Thank you!

7am - Enter at Extra Magic Hours

8:45 - FP 1 Space Mountain

10:05 - FP 2 Splash Mountain

11:05 - FP 3 Big Thunder

We would like to take a break back at Poly before we go to MNSSHP since this will be a long day for us (would preferably like to enter back around 3:45 and we plan on staying until midnight).

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Oct 15, 2019 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valerie!

You should definitely be able to tackle Pirates and Haunted Mansion before the park opens! We'd advise you to get there about half an hour before EMH technically begins, as sometimes things move a little ahead of schedule :) Most guests at EMH will beeline for the big ticket rides such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain, so the lines for Pirates and Haunted Mansion should be pretty manageable (during MNSSHP, however, these lines do get longer, especially for Haunted Mansion). We think your plan looks great (and end at the perfect time for a rest!) Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2019 at 5:08 a.m. Katie Says...

Help! Tomorrow (technically today) is our last day at Disney. My husband and I have been going back and forth on whether or not to do the MSNSSHP. We were leaving animal kingdom tonight and decided to do it and I checked it was available... it was hectic trying to get everyone to the car so I didn’t book right then...by the time we got to the car they were sold out for the 14th!!!!! Is there absolutely anything I can do to get tickets? I can’t sleep now I am so upset about it!! Does Disney hold a certain amount of tickets for the morning of or for offsite resorts? Is there any hope of finding tickets?

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Oct 15, 2019 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie!

As far as we know, when the parks say they are sold out of special event tickets, there aren't any left for the general public. So sorry! Hope it worked out for your family!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2019 at 4:13 a.m. Lisa Says...

Is the crowds for the party pretty much the same every night since they usually sell out? Or would Thursday be less crowded than Friday?

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Sep 21, 2020 at 2:23 p.m. Josh Talbot Says...

Are you supposed to wear a inflatable costume suit with a fan on inside the costume to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party by yourself and going trick or treating like walking around the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World on Halloween?

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Oct 11, 2019 at 4:34 p.m. Nate Says...

We love the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party and have attended for the past 5 years. This year, the additional costs of theme park tickets plus the closing of the parks early most nights has caused us to SKIP the party. The Halloween party was our preference over the Christmas party but this year we can't do both.

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Oct 10, 2019 at 9:18 p.m. Jason Hart Says...

Just so I’m perfectly clear...we will be at MK Friday the 18th, the same day as the Halloween parade. Is it true that we will be asked to leave the park at 6 and will NOT be able to stay or return without purchasing more tix for the parade? Were not even allowed to eat, do rides or catch a show?

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Oct 11, 2019 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason!

That's correct; if you'll be attending a day when Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is going on, the park will close at 6 to anyone without party tickets. If you have park hoppers, you'll still be able to hop to any of the other parks!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2019 at 6 p.m. Wes Says...

I will be attending on Friday (10/11) and have been reading about horror stories with crowds. This is my only night at Disney and am hoping to get in a lot of my favorite rides. Other than the fireworks, I don't plan on doing much of the Halloween things. Any suggestions on how to maximize my time? Will be arriving at 4pm.

Thanks and Happy (early) Halloween!

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Oct 11, 2019 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wes!

Tonight’s MNSSHP is sold out, so it will definitely be crowded. Since you aren’t too interested in the Halloween events, we’d suggest making FastPasses from 4-6 for any attractions that will be closed during the party (or are high priority for you). Then, once the party starts, move clockwise/counter-clockwise around the park so you’re not bouncing from one side to other all night. For popular rides, wait until the first parade to hop to them if you can, because the wait times will likely lower a bit during them. We'd also suggest picking a few priorities to hit and knowing where those are (whether that's a specific ride, character, or even snack) - it is such a short amount of time, but we know you'll have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2019 at 7:47 p.m. Andrea Says...

Thanks for a great guide! We are going to MNSSHP this weekend and somehow left my daughter's costume at home. Any recommendations on where to pick up a costume before the party?

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Oct 9, 2019 at 6:28 p.m. Ashley Says...

We have a character dinner reserved for 7:20pm, should just cancel it and focus on the party? The dinner is at Crystal Palace. We also have a character dinner the night before at Tuskers in Animal Kingdom. What's your opinion?

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Oct 10, 2019 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

We'd suggest skipping it or trying to reschedule for earlier (it's early, but we generally try to eat around 5 to fill our bellies before the party officially starts ... and to save room for snacks later on!). You can then hop to meet the Hundred Acre Woods characters in costume in Fantasyland instead if you have some big Winnie the Pooh fans :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2019 at 2:53 p.m. Linda Says...

We are going to the Magic Kingdom next Tuesday and made a 6:40 reservation for dinner at Tony’s Town Sq Restaurant not realizing that the park would be closing at 6:00 that day. If we don’t have tickets for the Halloween party, how will that affect our dinner reservations? Will we be permitted to stay for dinner or will we be ushered out? I don’t want to be charged $10/person for being a “no show”.

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Oct 7, 2019 at 11:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

If you don't have valid party admission, your reservation may not be honored, unfortunately, since that's past park closing as you noted. We'd suggest calling Disney Dining as soon as possible to see what your options are, as they may be able to move your reservation for you. They can be reached at (407) 939-3463.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2019 at 12:22 a.m. Stephanie Says...

Ok, so if you’re NOT doing MK that day but purchase MNSSP and plan to arrive at 4 p.m. ... you’re not going to be stopped from riding rides between 4 and 7 are you? My dad found something on a website that implies that those attending just the party that day won’t be permitted to ride rides until after the party starts at 7.

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Oct 7, 2019 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

Not at all - party guests are absolutely able to ride rides before the official 7 p.m. start time! Have a great time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2019 at 8:49 p.m. Lil Says...

Just received tickets. Do I need to link them anywhere on MDE, or just activate them at the gate? and there isn't a specific date on them, just valid thru 10/11, which is our party night. If that night is a sell out, will my ticket still be valid at the gate??? Thanks! looking very forward to some not-so-scary fun!

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Oct 7, 2019 at 11:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lil!

As long as you've purchased your tickets, you'll be good to go! The "sold out" notices apply to walk-ups or those who haven't already purchased their tickets. You can either arrive with a printed copy of your ticket to be exchanged at will call, or can add it to My Disney Experience and scan your MagicBand at the turnstile (which we think is easiest!).

To add your ticket to My Disney Experience on the My Disney Experience website: After your log in, select My Reservations and Tickets from the MDE dropdown menu. Select Link Tickets under Tickets and Passes and enter your reservation number listed on the E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email. A list of your E-tickets will be displayed, and you can then assign the ticket/tickets to yourself, someone in your friends & family list, or a new guest.

From the My Disney Experience app: You can scan the bar code on your E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email. From the app, select My Reservations and follow the instructions listed under Link a Ticket or Pass.

Have a spooky-fun time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2019 at 2:36 p.m. Alia Says...

Do you have to buy a regular park ticket as well as the Halloween Party ticket, or can you just buy the Halloween Party ticket on its own? Thanks!!

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Oct 2, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alia!

You only need the party ticket if you'll just be heading in for the party at 4 p.m. - no separate park admission necessary unless you'd like to hop to Magic Kingdom before then. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2019 at 12:50 p.m. linda Says...

Do you happen to know which characters will SIGN and which are photo only (or pass out a presigned thing)? Specifically will Jack Sparrow Sign our book?

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Oct 2, 2019 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

Captain Jack Sparrow is a tricky one, as it can be hit or miss as to whether or not he will sign (but it's been done before!). Characters at the dance parties will not sign, nor will Lotso, the Seven Dwarfs or Jafar. Princesses, including Moana, will sign.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2019 at 5:51 p.m. Kanani Says...

Thank you for this amazing information! We would like to do Magic Kingdom & the MNSSHP with an 8, 5, and 1.5 year old. Would it be more worth it to do 1 day with MK, continuing with MNSSHP? Or to do MNSSHP one day, followed by MK the next? Would that be too much for the littles?

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Oct 1, 2019 at 1:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kanani!

We would recommend doing one day at Magic Kingdom (as much as the littles can handle, including Happily Ever After fireworks if you can!) Then, we'd do Mickey's Not-So-Scary the following day, that way you all can sleep in (recovery from the day before!), take a nap if you need to, and lounge around the hotel before hopping, well-rested, to the party. There is SO MUCH to do at the Halloween party! This would give everyone an extra day to explore and take it all in. Have a wonderful time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2019 at 1:53 a.m. Ohio mama Says...

Hi- I’m not sure I understand what time we can enter with the Halloween party passes? I thought it started at 7, but the article mentions that the park opens the door for Halloween guests at 4?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ohio Mama!

The party officially begins at 7 p.m., but party guests are allowed to enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4 p.m. That early time is a great way to get a (frog) leg up on some rides, grab a bite to eat, and take in the Halloween decorations before the festivities start. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2019 at 3:46 p.m. Brittany Says...

My family attends MNSSHP every year and loves it! With the new projection show/fireworks we feel that it is necessary to view from the front of the castle. In the past we have just stopped pretty much anywhere to see the show as it wasn’t really important to see anything on the castle. What time would you think we should stake out our spot for the 10:15 show?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany!

Right in front of the castle, in the hub, is our recommended spot to be able to have a great view of this year's projections. We actually hopped into place around 8:15 to catch Hocus Pocus, then the parade, and then the fireworks - but if you just wanted to hop into place for the fireworks, we'd suggest staking out a spot around 9:30/9:45.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2019 at 9:04 p.m. Sarah Garber Says...

Are adults allowed to paint their face?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

Yes, face painting for adults is permitted! Just be sure that the paint follows Disney's costume guidelines (in that it's not offensive).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hi! Can you only see the headless horseman on main street? I was thinking about watching the parade in frontierland, but only if I'm still able to see the headless horseman! Thanks!

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Sep 25, 2019 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

The Headless Horseman goes the entire parade route, from Frontierland to Main Street, but the our favorite place to watch him is in the hub near the castle (especially because this tends to be a place where you can stay to watch the fireworks and the Sanderson Sisters!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 3:40 p.m. melissa Says...

Where is a good spot for wheelchair/scooter people for the parade and fireworks? Thank you

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Sep 24, 2019 at 2:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

There is a reserved spot just in front of Casey's Corner. Just remember that it's first come, first served! Be sure to grab a guide on your way into the park; the map will show the reserved spot, as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 1:27 p.m. Leah Says...

Hi thanks for the hints and tips it's been a great help. We are staying off site and plan to arrived at 4pm. I have a couple of fastpasses booked between 4 and 6. Where can we go for a quick bite to eat before the party really starts at 7?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leah!

We really love Casey's Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. for a quick bite ... and there's Mobile Ordering available! If hot dogs aren't your thing, we also really love the sandwiches at Gaston's Tavern in Fantasyland, and Pecos Bill's in Frontierland (closer to Splash Mountain) offers up some seating in the AC and nachos, fajitas and tacos. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 1:40 a.m. Jayne Heatherly Says...

I’m pretty sure I read that my two year old does not need a ticket for the park or for the Halloween party. How does that work for fast passes?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jayne!

That's correct! Tadpoles under the age of three are free and do not require tickets. FastPass is only available from 4-6 on party nights, but if you do make reservations, your kiddo does not need his/her own FastPass reservation; they can just head through the FastPass line with you when your FastPass window opens.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 12:32 a.m. Kellie Says...

If you just want to do the magic kingdom on a day with this even, is the MK ticket the FULL PRICE? Do they still charge in full even though you're not getting their full availability? If there is a discount, do you know how much those tix would be?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kellie!

Disney World is on a price-based ticket that will fluctuate depending on the day, so while there is no discount on party days for a single park/single day base ticket, you will find that some days will be cheaper than others (some on days when parties are going on, and some on regular operating days). If you do hop over on a day when the party is going on, be sure to rope drop and take advantage of Extra Magic Hours if you can to maximize your time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2019 at 6:48 p.m. Brad Says...

Where is the best place along Main Street to see Jack and Sally?

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Sep 23, 2019 at 3:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad!

If you're looking to meet them, you can catch them in Town Square theater. Otherwise, Jack is the master of scare-a-monies for the fireworks show! You'll want to be close to the castle to get a good view of him if you're just looking to see him in the fireworks show (we were in the middle of the hub behind the Disney statue and couldn’t see very well).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2019 at 8:59 p.m. Alicia Says...

Hi! No Anna and Elsa?

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Sep 20, 2019 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia!

No Anna and Elsa this year (in the parade or as a meet-and-greet).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2019 at 1:55 a.m. Valerie Says...

Hello! We have 8:45pm reservations for Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party with Plaza Garden viewing for the fireworks show at 10:15. How would you suggest we plan for Hocus Pocus and the parade around this? I’d love for my 10 year-old to get a great view of Hocus Pocus and the parade.

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Sep 18, 2019 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valerie!

You'll have standing location in the Plaza Garden at the party, but in our experience, it can be a little difficult to see the stage show, and from that location, it'd be difficult to see the Headless Horseman as well (fireworks are no problem from that vantage point though!). Since you'll be in the Plaza Garden following the fireworks, we'd then recommend that you walk closer in the Hub right afterwards to catch the 10:45 pm Hocus Pocus show and the 11:15 parade (that way you aren't missing out on any of the 8:45 dessert party!). Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2019 at 3:02 a.m. Valerie Says...

Thank you!!

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Sep 18, 2019 at 12:51 a.m. Stacey Says...

We purchased tickets for the dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace. Will we also be able to view the villain show from that spot?

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Sep 18, 2019 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey!

The Hocus Pocus show is on a stage near the castle, and while you'll technically be able to see, we'd recommend you catch the showing after the fireworks by walking closer to the hub for a better view.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2019 at 5:11 p.m. Jenny Says...

I don't have any questions because you already explained in full detail that we wanted/needed to know!! So for that we wanted to give you a gigantic THANK YOU!!!!

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Sep 17, 2019 at 12:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yay! We are so glad to hear it - thanks for hopping by, Jenny!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2019 at 1:11 a.m. Andy cobb Says...

What is the treat in the palm in the hand picture

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Sep 17, 2019 at 7:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy!

That's the Amuck, Amuck, Amuck Cupcake, which can be found at Main Street Bakery. (Fair warning that it's mostly black icing, which can turn your whole mouth black!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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