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Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween PartySummer vacay might be over, but Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is in full swing! Halloween season at Magic Kingdom is finally here, and we kicked it off by attending the very first party of the year. Starting earlier than ever on Aug. 16, 2019, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will continue on select nights until Nov. 1, 2019. Two-and-a-half months of Halloween?! We're all for it!

We’ve loved all of the classic, family fun that the event has offered us over the years … but there is so much to do. With only five hours of party time to meet rare characters, trick-or-treat and catch spell-bounding entertainment, a game plan is essential. Keep in mind that "Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular" is debuting for the 2019 event. Lucky for you, the Frog Family is here with our best time-saving advice to help you get the most out of your favorite Halloween Party. Let's boo this!

Our Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 2019 Guide is quite thorough, so we've added some helpful links to take you to key topics ... or you can just keep reading!

Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Parade

Dates, Tickets & Pricing | Crowds & Best Days to Attend | Costume Policy | Entrance Procedures | Map | Entertainment, Rides & FastPass+ | Trick-or-Treating | Tips | Comments

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 Dates, Tickets & Best Days to Attend

Disney Halloween parties typically start in mid-August and run through early November. The parties are held at Magic Kingdom after the park closes from 7 p.m. to midnight. The park closes at 6 p.m. for daytime guests without a party ticket. Disney has added two additional nights this year, extending the spooktacular fun. You can purchase Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 tickets from your favorite frogs!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Welcome Sign

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Dates:

  • August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $74 for children ages 3 to 9 ($78.81 with tax) or $79 for those over 10 years old ($84.14 with tax).

Best Dates to Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween - 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. Sundays, Mondays, 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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Policy

Mickey's Not So Scary family in costumes

A revised costume policy went into effect for the Disney Halloween party in recent years that is more restrictive for adults.

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.
  • Masks are not allowed.

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Entering Procedures

Entryway to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

The party officially begins at 7 p.m. inside Magic Kingdom. Disney Halloween party guests are allowed to enter the park starting at 4 p.m., which we recommend taking advantage of. A popular question that comes up is how Disney handles the transition between park close and the start of the party. The park closes for regular guests at 6 p.m., which allows cast members more time to filter out those regular day guests who are not staying for the party.

Once you arrive at the entrance, cast members direct you toward specific touch points for entry. Party wristbands are then given to party guests after going through the touch points. 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. We saw a few of those wristband distribution areas near Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Mickey's PhilharMagic and Pirates of the Caribbean. 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!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 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? This 2019 map highlights some of the activities and entertainment, trick-or-treat locations, allergy-friendly options and more in store at the party.

Entertainment & Rides at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

FastPass+ at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

FastPass+ is not available during the party. Luckily, there is generally less need for FastPass+ as most people are enjoying the party activities and spending less time on rides.

Show Times for Key Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 Entertainment:

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular

  • Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade - 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.
  • Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular - 10:15 p.m.
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.
  • Dance parties - all night long!

If inclement weather may be on the horizon during your visit, be sure to catch the early stage show and parade in case the later ones get cancelled.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 Characters and Locations:

One of the biggest highlights of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of year or often. Some of the most popular characters, like Moana or Jack Skellington and Sally, draw big lines but may start meeting guests before the official party time. (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 this year'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.

Mickey's Not So Scary - 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 - 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 & Abu alternate with Genie & Jasmine
  • Jafar

Attractions Open During Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

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. This year, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train line had a maximum 35-minute wait!

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:

  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom (enlist at the Firehouse)
  • 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
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • 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 new this year, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. 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.

New and Returning Party-Exclusive Experiences for 2019

Aside from rides and character meet-and-greets, experience the special event's dance parties, "Boo-to-You" parade, Hocus Pocus Villains Spectacular and an all-new fireworks show.

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular — NEW!

Disney Not So Spooky Spectacular

A new fireworks show with projection effects, lasers, lights and fireworks is debuting this year! 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 showcased 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."

As an extra way to celebrate the new show, the park is hosting fireworks dessert parties with treats such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and special drinks.

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam

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

Calling all tadpoles! Storybook Circus is once again hosting the Disney Junior Jam, featuring some of Lily's Disney Channel faves like Vampirina and Fancy Nancy (who's joining this year). We even spotted Timon jumping in on the fun. 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.

Disney DescenDANCE Party — NEW!

As the third and brand-new Halloween dance party, the Disney DescenDANCE Party has taken over the stage at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe. Inspired by the Descendants movie franchise, dance the night away, as your favorite Villain Kids appear in dance videos from Isle of the Lost.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

The infamous Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus" are back for another year at the 2019 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. "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" replaced the Villains Mix 'n' Mingle. There are typically no picture-taking opportunities with the Sanderson Sisters or the villains. The show is still a wicked good time, especially for fans of the film!

Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade

Mickey's Boo To You Parade - Constance Hatchaway

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.

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 is new to the parade this year 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.

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet

This Dapper Dans-style ghostly group pops up throughout the night for performances in front of The Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland. Showtimes aren't advertised on the event map, but we caught them for the first time not long after 7 p.m. when the party officially started. They'll crack jokes with their deadpan humor and sing songs, including "Happy Trails To You" and "Boo to You."

Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way — NEW!

Mingle with Cruella de Vil at Tony's Town Square Restaurant during this brand-new, 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 ($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 Trick-or-Treating, Specialty Food & Merchandise

One of the big "treats" of the Disney Halloween Party is trick-or-treating around the park. 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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Country Bear Jamboree Treat Trail

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 Treat Locations:

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Market Street (party entrance; open until 8 p.m.)

Adventureland

  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • The Diamond Horseshoe

Not So Scary Halloween Party - Amuck Cupcake

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

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. We tried the Amuck, Amuck, Amuck Cupcake, which can be found at Main Street Bakery. The cupcake itself was perfectly fluffy and moist, but fair warning, there is a lot of sweet frosting packed on top. Watch out for that black frosting — you may want to wait until after you take all your photos before your teeth turn colors ;)

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!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Jack Cake Pop

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.

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.

Tips for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Moana CostumesWhile 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 you 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 saw so many creative costumes this year! Moana, Aladdin and Toy Story characters were popular choices. Note: Masks are not allowed to be worn at the Magic Kingdom, so keep this in mind when choosing your costume.

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, 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. You'll find the same candy at each one! 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 2019 - Treats

For allergy-friendly offerings, a teal chip is handed out at the entrance of the party. Make your way to the street behind Tony's Town Square Restaurant to pick up your chip. You'll 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.

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 2019 - Jack Skellington

Some of the more exclusive characters (Jack & 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," also featuring 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 2019 - Sulley

It just wouldn't be a Disney Halloween party without a dance. As we mentioned before, there are THREE opportunities to show off your moves. Mike and Sulley play host to their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Join the Villain Kids at the new Disney DescenDANCE Party over in Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe for a groovin' good time. Or dance the night away with Disney Junior Pals at Storybook Circus.

9. Don't froget the fireworks show!

The centerpiece of the night in years past has been 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 15-minute wait 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 2019? Share them in comments below! For more vacation planning tips, check out the When to Visit Orlando page inside our Orlando Planning Timeline!

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Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Oct 20, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. Kristi Gibbs Says...

I just wanted to send a kudos to you and your amazing website! I have personally been to WDW many times. I took my kids down for the first time in February and used your website for info then because I had not been down in several years. We attended MNSSHP this past Sunday night. I,of course, turned to your website before literally taking an overnight 5 hour trip down. It was amazing! It was packed in the park at 4 when we went in but as soon as the party started at 7 it seemed as though "the seas parted". We walked on most every ride and waited for characters in amazing short lines.The mother-load of candy,parades,dance parties and shows were the greatest! I have personally been down every holiday except Halloween, this was the best experience by far. Your site has and is the best go to for everything I needed to know! Thank you so much!

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Oct 19, 2015 at 6:36 p.m. Nanna Parrish Says...

Is it necessary to have a park entrance ticket as well as the ticket for the Not So Scary Party, or can you get in after 4:00 with just the Not So Scary Ticket? Thanks.

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Oct 19, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nanna,

You can get in with just the Not So Scary ticket at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2015 at 6:11 p.m. Becky Says...

YES! If you just want to go to the Not So Scary party, all you need is that ticket :) We have gone for 4 years not and love it

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Oct 18, 2015 at 5:50 p.m. Bella Says...

I’m trying to do last minute planning for this year’s MNSSHP and am scared to go based on mixed reviews of increased crowds :\ does anyone think that Thurs. 10/22 or Tues. 10/27 will be better in terms of crowd? Any help is welcomed!!

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Oct 15, 2015 at 3:03 a.m. Jenny Says...

Is mickeys not so scary Halloween party crowded whenever they are sold out?

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Oct 19, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

We included some of this info in our best dates post. We estimate a sold out party is a 7-8 on our crowd calendar. Keep in mind that more people are on the streets watching the entertainment than in ride lines, so it sometimes feels more crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2015 at 12:09 a.m. Katie Says...

Do they change the color/type of wristband for each night of the party?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 4:49 a.m. Ben Says...

Can I still buy a event ticket at the door ???

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Oct 17, 2015 at 5:14 a.m. Y. Aday Says...

Thank you much for a great job in providing such thorough information, but there is one thing that I might have missed that I'd like to know. Is it absolutely necessary to buy general admission tickets even if we are to arrive @ 19:00 for the party?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ben,

If tickets are not sold out, then yes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2015 at 3:25 p.m. kim Says...

Thank you for the great info! We are going to the Party tonight, and I wondered where you were in the park during the parade that you filmed and posted above? It seems like a great spot!

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Thank you! We filmed this one at the hub in front of Cinderella Castle, but there are lots of terrific spots along the parade route. Our absolute favorite is just to the left of Cinderella Castle if you are looking toward Main Street.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2015 at 3:13 p.m. Leonardo Says...

Our party have a reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant at 4 pm on October 29th, We have tickets just for the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Do you think we can make it, or should we drop the reservation?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leonardo,

You should be fine. You'll need to get there just a little bit before 4 p.m. to get there in time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2015 at 7:25 p.m. Victoria Says...

Hello! This is absolutely fantastic, thank you for giving us great tips!

My family and I have a reservation for Be Our Guest at 6:30pm. Since those are so hard to come by, I don't imagine just being able to change it and everyone is excited. BUT, We'll probably finish dinner well after the party starts. My question is, will we have to leave the park, after our meal, in order to exchange our tickets for the wrist bands for the party? I'm wondering how that works...

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Oct 7, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria,

No, you won't need to leave the park. Starting at 4 p.m., you'll find cast members around the park with wristbands to help you out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2015 at 2:12 p.m. Samantha Says...

Hello! We will be going to the Halloween party but have dinner reservations at Narcooses at 5:30. I read about going early to the party for a better experience. Should we change our reservation to be earlier? Also, we are planning to stay until the end of the party. What is the best plan for us: parade time, fireworks time, trick or treating. Thanks,Samantha

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Oct 6, 2015 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Samantha,

I would rebook Narcossees if possible, so that you don't miss any of the party.

The best plan is to visit characters first, fireworks, second parade and then trick-or-treating. You may be able to work in some of the trick-or-treating between the other events, but the earlier in the evening you trick-or-treat, the more busy it will be.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2015 at 7:50 p.m. Sol Says...

Hello I have a question, does a guest from disney resort still needs the special ticket event or is just for general admission?

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Oct 6, 2015 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sol,

All guests need a party ticket to attend the party. If guests just want to visit the park during regular operating hours, they need regular admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2015 at 10:29 a.m. Melissa Says...

We are going for the Halloween party on Oct 15th. We have been there in previous years and have taken part in the early entrance which is great. My question about that is, with the early entrance at 4, if we were driving, how long would it take us to park, get the monorail, etc and be there to enter right at 4. I can't remember from previous years.

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Oct 5, 2015 at 6:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

I would allow at least 35 minutes from the point where you pay to park at Ticket and Transportation Center. More than likely you would need to take a tram to the loading area for the boats and monorail that will get you across the Seven Seas Lagoon and to the park entrance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 5:53 p.m. Liz Says...

Can we still enter the park without a “Party” ticket during the time of the event?

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz,

No, you cannot. The party is just for party attendees.

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 5:43 p.m. Taylor Says...

We were planning on going to Disneyland today. We do not want to pay extra for the "party". Are we allowed to just go into Disneyland during this time but not attend the party? Or is the entire park closed and reopened for those who have admission into the party?

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Taylor,

The park closes early for the party, usually 6 or 7 p.m. You can stay in the park without a party ticket until this time. You can read more about Disneyland's Mickey's Halloween Party here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/guide-disneyland-halloween-time/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 8:01 a.m. Anna Says...

This will be our first time at MNSSHP, just wondering if at the meet and greets will the characters sign autographs?

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Yes! The characters at each of the meet-and-greet locations will sign autographs.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 1, 2015 at 3:29 p.m. Donna Says...

Hi there, I've been reading the comments and my question just occured to me. We are attending MNSSHP in 20 days (Whoo-hoo) but we are also going to MK that day. My daughter has a BBB appointment to become Elsa and my niece Anna. My son has an appointment for TPL as well. That will be their costumes for the party. My mother-in-law, SIL, husband and myself are all planning to dress up as well. My question is how should we (the adults) plan on doing our costumes. Are we allowed to be in costume before 4:00? Is there somewhere to change at the park if not? Would it be better to hop back to the hotel and change? We are staying at the Contemporary so that is an absolute option. What would you suggest? Thanks for all the great information. One last question, is it honestly possible to try and meet Anna and Elsa, they are our highest priority characters but will it honestly even be worth it?

Thanks in advance!

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna,

Personally, I would save the costumes for later. It's still quite hot in Florida, and it will be nice to take a break from Magic Kingdom and slip into your party attire. With you being at the Contemporary, this will be no problem at all.

During the party, Anna and Elsa will have lower waits because most people are trying to meet the characters exclusive to the party. Also, if you don't mind seeing the second parade, meeting them during the first parade will also save time. I'm assuming you weren't able to get FastPass+ reservations to meet them? That is our recommended method for meeting them.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2015 at 4:07 a.m. Lori Says...

I will be going to the party in Disneyland. How similar are the parties and the tips that you have provided for WDW? Thank you!

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Oct 1, 2015 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

We have a post with the full lowdown on Disneyland's Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party! Check it out:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/guide-disneyland-halloween-time/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2015 at 3:15 p.m. Laura Says...

Will princess aurora be anywhere? She's my daughter's absolute favorite right now.

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

Yes, Aurora is in Town Square of Main Street.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2015 at 9:33 p.m. jen Says...

What is the most magical thing to do with a 5 year old annual pass holding princess at this party? It will be her first MNSSHP!

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Sep 27, 2015 at 8:51 p.m. ALYSON DAVIES Says...

Hi we have booked tickets for Magic Kingdom and MNSSHP on Tuesday 27th October. Will we have to leave the park and reenter at 4pm or can we stay in all day and through the evening? Thanks.

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Sep 28, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyson,

You can stay there. No need to leave and come back unless you want a break!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2015 at 2:52 p.m. Anita Says...

Question.. We are in Orlando right now on vacation. And we didn't know about the Halloween party kicking us out of Magic kingdom at 7pm. Which we waited to go to on our last day here :( .. So our time is cut short and would have to miss the firework show what we wanted to see before we left back to Canada. Can we buy tickets tomorrow oct.1st at the park if we decide to stay longer??

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Sep 30, 2015 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anita,

Yes, you can upgrade your ticket. Just head to guest relations at any of the parks!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. Marcy Says...

I've heard some horror stories about this year's event due to overcrowding and ToTing let down. Have you attended yet this year? Any positive feedback? I've spoken to 3 people who said it's a waste, and I'm starting to panic for next week when we attend.

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Sep 29, 2015 at 3:34 p.m. Amy Says...

We went on Tuesday 9/22/15 and it was way overcrowded. The lines for the candy were at least 20 mins to 30 mins long and the wait times for rides were very long also. It was still fun but they should not let it get so crowded that you can barely walk.

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcy,

The crowds have certainly increased over previous years, but the trick-or-treat lines moved quickly and we got some good candy. The Hocus Pocus Villians Spelltacular is incredibly entertaining, and along with the Boo to You Parade makes the event worth it for us. I definitely suggest arriving early and prioritizing rather than trying to see and do everything.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2015 at 8:54 p.m. Joanna Says...

I purchased event tickets for October 25th. I keep seeing on the web site where is says park admission sold separately. Will the event tickets get us in at 7pm or am I required to also purchae a one day ticket for everyone even if I'm only planning on attending the event?

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Oct 19, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. Janice Says...

Another person asked the same question and your reply was that they also need a park ticket also

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Sep 25, 2015 at 12:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanna,

Event tickets are all you need to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2015 at 6:43 a.m. Katie Says...

Hi.

I have been to Mickey's Halloween party a number of times now but always entered at 7 (not knowing get you could go earlier!) If we go at 4 are we able to get a wrist band then or would we need to go back to the entrance at 7 for one?

Thanks

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Sep 28, 2015 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

You can get a wristband at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2015 at 5:50 p.m. KAREN Says...

can you just buy the not so scary Halloween ticket and get in the party that evening at 4 will out using a Disney ticket?

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Sep 28, 2015 at 3:38 a.m. Rebecca Says...

You need a park ticket too

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Sep 28, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. Craig Says...

Hi Rebecca, Just contacted cast member via chat. No park ticket required to get in at 4:00 PM just event ticket.

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Oct 1, 2015 at 7:52 p.m. Victoria Says...

Hi

i have been reading the reviews and they are very helpful. Just wanted to confirm that all i need to attend is my Halloween Party ticket and can enter from 4pm ? I do not need a general park admission ticket if i am arriving for the party.

Thank you

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria,

You are correct.

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Yes, if you have a party ticket, you do not need regular admission to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 11:07 p.m. Mike Says...

MommyFrog (and anyone else):

We're a group of 3 20-somethings visiting MNSSHP for a birthday celebration. One of us has NEVER been to WDW before. What's the best course of action to meet as many characters as possible and have a good time? We're planning on staying late, but don't know if we should hit the later performances/parades for a smaller crowd, or the characters for shorter lines!

Also we have no idea where Characters will be! Is there a map that you know of? HELP!

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Sep 28, 2015 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

Do you want to meet Jack and Sally, and the Seven Dwarfs? If so, you'll want to arrive early, and get in line for Jack and Sally first. We'd be in place by 6:00 p.m. at the latest, since this is the most crowded line. From there, hop over to the Seven Dwarfs. Most of the other characters' lines should be more manageable. If these characters are not priorities, skip them and instead focus on meeting other characters early in the evening. Definitely do the second parade. It will be much less crowded, and give you more time to do other things.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 3:19 p.m. Brandy Says...

Hi! My husband and I are attending the party Sunday night. Can we enter in costume at 4pm or do we need to take them with us and change at 7? Thanks!

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Sep 23, 2015 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandy,

You can enter at 4 p.m. in costume!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2015 at 8:50 p.m. Mayleen Says...

Hello,

Thanks for all the helpful info. This will be our first time attending. You mentioned we can get in the park at 4 PM with the party tickets. Are we allowed to wear our costumes since 4 PM or do we have to wait till 7 PM and change then?

Thank you

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Sep 27, 2015 at 5:51 p.m. Victoria Says...

do you know if Tony's will be open during the parade?

Thanks !

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Sep 23, 2015 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mayleen,

You can get in at 4 p.m. with costumes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2015 at 5:28 p.m. Luis Says...

Hi, we bought tickets to Disneyland and were planning on going on September 25th, but I see there is an event after 7pm, after they kick as out of the park can we enter with the same ticket to DCA? or do we have to buy a new ticket?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luis,

You would need a Park Hopper ticket to do this, but yes, you can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2015 at 9:17 p.m. Stacy Says...

This post is very helpful! My question is...we plan to be at another park the day we would like to attend the Halloween party...do you have to have a hopper pass or is purchasing tickets all you need? Thanks!

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

You would need a party ticket to attend the party. To spend the day in another park, you would need regular admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2015 at 7:28 p.m. Renee Says...

Hello!

Do you know if there will be any photo ops with Maleficent or the Evil Queen? We are attending the Party on 10/27 and my daughters are dressing up as Mal and Evie from Disney's Decendents and I just wanted to try and plan to do that if the opportunity was there. Like during the dance parties maybe?

Thanks for your help!

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

Awww. Lily is going as Evie this year too! Unfortunately, the Evil Queen and Maleficent are not greeting guests this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2015 at 2:25 a.m. Christy S Says...

We are visiting family near Orlando and planning to go to MNSSHP but can't decide on a day. Parties are 10/12 or 10/13 or 10/15. We prefer to do 10/15 but it will be whatever night weather is best. Will there be a huge crowd difference in ties and thurs?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy,

As far as crowds, Monday or Tuesday will be the better days.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2015 at 5:52 p.m. Kacie Says...

Will you be selling tickets this year for the Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party? And if so when? We are planning to go to the Oct. 8th party, but waiting to buy tickets to see if you got any.

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kacie,

Unfortunately, we will not be selling tickets for the parties this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2015 at 4:37 p.m. DeltaFan Says...

Hello, i've been to the party before but this will be my first time attending alone (I am a 19 year old male). I was still interested in collecting candy, would this be frowned upon or will I be fine?

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Sep 23, 2015 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Delta Fan,

Absolutely, you can trick-or-treat! Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2015 at 1:59 a.m. Lani Says...

Hi there,

we are a family of four - we have been participating in this event 6 consecutive years. This year, we would like to dress up as KISS band members. Are there any costume restrictions?

Thank you,

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Sep 30, 2015 at 7:52 p.m. Kristin Says...

I saw a family dressed up as KISS members last year!!!!!! It was so very very memorable and the most stand out costumes of any I have ever seen at any of the parties Ive been to (3).

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Sep 18, 2015 at 7:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lani,

I can't say for sure about this, but costumes should be not be offensive or obstructive and no masks will be allowed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Ashli Says...

Is the no masks rule new? In previous years, the only masks that weren't allowed were ones which obstructed the eyes.

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Sep 21, 2015 at 12:27 a.m. Jen Says...

Just called disney. masks are allowed. My son wants to be a storm trooper with the mask and they said it was perfectly fine :-)

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Sep 19, 2015 at 12:53 a.m. Sean Says...

Hello! I am definitely getting the MNSSHP Magic band, but does it sell out in a blink of a eye or will I be able to wait? I am asking this because I want to meet Jack and Sally so should I wait for the meet in greet or get the band and then meet jack and Sally.

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Sep 17, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Stefanie Says...

Hi,

This is thee first time I will be attending MNSSHP with my boyfriend. How long do the lines usually get for the character meetings? Also, when do the character come out and if they are there the whole night?

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Sep 18, 2015 at 8:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stefanie,

Lines for the character meet and greets vary, some are quite short (5-20 minutes), while others such as Jack and Sally take longer (up to an hour or so). The lines definitely taper off later in the evening and during parades/fireworks/shows and are busiest during the first hour or so of the party. Keep in mind that characters spend time chatting with each guest, and times vary because of this.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2015 at 3:08 a.m. Lindsay L Says...

Hello! With the 1st party done and a better feel for what's happening I have a question about when/where. Going with dd's (6&8). Plan to head to Cruella 1st. We want to see the show, see the parade and fire works. I'm thinking if we get to the hub for the show- should we then just wait for fireworks at the same spot? And what time would be best to stake out a spot? Planning on heading to different area for 2nd parade afterwards. Does that work?

Thanks!!!!

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Sep 18, 2015 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

You have a couple of options here. If you get to the party early, go ahead and scope out the characters you want to meet and plan to be one of the first in line for them, then by about 9 p.m., find a spot to see the Hocus Pocus show and stay for Celebrate the Magic/HalloWishes fireworks. That will end about 10:15 p.m. or so, giving you time to perhaps swing by another character or stop by a trick-or-treat station on your way to Frontierland. My suggestion would be to end up in Frontierland (where the parade steps off) by about 10:45 p.m. to get a good spot.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 15, 2015 at 3:42 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hi there! This is very helpful, thank you! One question for your opinion. We will be attending Disney for our Honeymoon September 27th - October 2nd. I have a 5 day pass (I didn't bother with the Hopper) Monday-Thursday we plan on doing all 4 parks, 1 each day. On Friday, October 2nd, I was hoping to hit Epcot in the morning to use my 5th day pass, and then buy the tickets to the Halloween party for the evening. Does purchasing the ticket include your admission to the park? I think I read in a previous post that it does, I have heard that from a friend who often attends, which is what I'm hoping for!!!! However, when I look to purchase the tickets online for the party, it has a note that says "*Valid Park Entry Required"...thoughts? Thanks!!

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Sep 15, 2015 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Sounds like you've got a good plan! Purchasing a party ticket is all you need to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2015 at 11:44 p.m. areys Says...

so dowe need our admission ticket

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Sep 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Areys,

You don't need regular admission to attend the party — just a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2015 at 4:19 a.m. Sophia Says...

I will be at Disney on Halloween not for the party, but for the regular day pass. Can my husband and I dress in costume on Halloween during the day?

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Sep 15, 2015 at 5:03 a.m. Mark Says...

Dear Frogs,

This all has been very helpful.

Any thoughts on the HallowWishes Premium Dessert and viewing Package?

Little Bryan is 5 and cannot see over the crowds but is this worth the extra cost? Is it really better viewing? We are going tonight promptly at 4 to best maximize our candy take and see the villains !

He loves the headless horseman:)) and cannot wait to see him make his appearance but maybe the street may be better??

Thanks

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Sep 14, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sophia,

I am not certain about this and would suggest you contact Disney directly. On any day that is not a party day, for sure you cannot. I am just not so sure on actual party dates, since some guests will be staying all day at Magic Kingdom and then going to the party. Here are Disney's costume guidelines:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/recommended-dress/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2015 at 10:40 p.m. Bessy Says...

is this event only for the kids?

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Sep 14, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bessy,

Definitely not! Even adults will have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2015 at 4:34 p.m. Isabel Says...

We are trying to decide if it's better to book our all-day MK and MNSSH visit on either Sunday 10/18 or Tuesday 10/20. Can you advise me as to which day you think would be best crowds-wise? And do you know if these tickets sell out very fast? I was hoping to wait a bit and see what the weather will be like those days, but I'm afraid I'll be risking them being sold out if I wait too long. Btw, all of your info and tips are the BEST I've found anywhere! Thanks!

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Sep 15, 2015 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isabel,

Thanks so much for the kind words! We love to help out. I would go with Tuesday. Typically, most dates sell out the day of or a few days in advance of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2015 at 1:50 p.m. Meagan Says...

We will be renting a car, so do you know what is the cost of parking for this event? Same as if you were visiting the park?

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Sep 9, 2015 at 10:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maegan,

Yes, it would be the same as regular entry. Currently, it's $17 a day for cars.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2015 at 2:56 p.m. Omer Says...

I am using a walking stick so I am not sure if I will be considered as disabled, but Is there a special parking spot?

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Sep 18, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Omer,

As far as parking spots go, there are designated handicap spots. You must have a valid permit, however, to park there. Here's more information:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plain-text/#ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2015 at 4:32 p.m. Marilyn Says...

are the tickets mailed or available by printing?

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Sep 9, 2015 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marilyn,

Both options are available.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2015 at 3:51 a.m. Jennifer G. Says...

First time we went to MNSSHP was in 2011 and the princes were all with their princesses, this was my daughters favorite part. I read they were not last year and am wondering if there is any way to know for this year as we are attending again. She's really hoping to Flynn gives mommy the smolder again! Also any way to know what villains will be in the hall to meet?

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Sep 8, 2015 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

Meeting the princes is my favorite part too — it just makes the whole event more special. We don't yet know for sure, but we are hoping they are back again! We'll have more details about the villains and princes after the first party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2015 at 2:24 a.m. raen Says...

One quick question, do you HAVE to buy the day ticket? or can you just purchase the party ticket and go in then?? Thanks!!

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Sep 8, 2015 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Raen,

You don't need regular admission, just a party ticket, if you enter after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Katherine Giere Says...

Hi! This is my first time to the parks during the Fall season, we currently have regular day tickets but not tickets for the Party. So we will have to leave at 7? Or are we allowed entrance because we already bought a whole day pass? Thanks!!

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Sep 15, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katherine,

You will need to leave at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2015 at 12:40 a.m. joanne Says...

Will be attending Oct 6th but midnight I turn 53 lol happy birthday to me!....we have our 18 months baby granddaughter making her first time.....any help appreciated...what to do first.

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Sep 8, 2015 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne,

Happy early birthday! I hope you've already got your costume planned ;) If you arrive earlier than the start of the party at 7 p.m., we recommend grabbing an early dinner and riding a few of the anytime rides suggested on our touring plans. About 6:30 p.m., I would start lining up for your favorite characters, maybe Halloween Mickey, the princesses with their princesses or the Seven Dwarfs. Jack and Sally are especially popular, but your 18-month-old granddaughter may find them too scary.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2015 at 1:13 a.m. joanne Says...

I have a pair of mmears from disneyland the glow pair that glow with the show? will they work at Disney World for the Halloween party hallowishes? Getting so excited made us all matching tee's to wear as we will only be attending this one night of magic for this year.

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Sep 9, 2015 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne,

The Glow Ears will work on HalloWishes, but it's not clear if it's available for Mickey's Boo to You Parade. Take them and see!

Matching tees are the best :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2015 at 9:09 p.m. Nikki Says...

Trying to figure out if it is worth getting the Not so Scary Halloween party? I have a 2 year old? Please help!!

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Sep 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m. Lauren Says...

We're taking our 2 year old this year, but she's a night owl and does pretty well staying up late. When my son was little, though, there's no way it would have worked for him because he was a creature of habit. If he wasn't in bed by 8, he melted down. Pushing him to stay up late would have been a disaster when he was 2.

A friend did tell me that some of the characters during the parade might be too scary for my daughter, so we're going to take a blanket so she can hide in her stroller if she needs to. We'll also be avoiding some of the character meet and greets for the same reason.

I think if your 2 year old can stay up late, it might be a lot of fun for your family!

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Sep 1, 2015 at 9:57 p.m. Tara Says...

Any idea whether October, 6th, 8th or 9th would be a less crowded day! And if it rains do they continue with the party?

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Sep 2, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tara,

We have a post about the best days to attend the party, and if it rains, it still continues :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2015 at 5:09 a.m. Derek Says...

deciding between sunday oct 25 and tues oct 27, what do you recommend? we will be @ disney from sunday- weds. planning on doing mk, hollywood and ak. thanks!!

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Sep 1, 2015 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Derek,

These are both likely to sell out, so I would pick which one works best with your schedule.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2015 at 5:38 p.m. patty Andersen Says...

we will be there from October 22 to October 25 - When getting event tickets I was told that the MNSSHP is only Thursday 10/22 and Friday 10/23 that week - no 10/24 or 10/25

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Sep 9, 2015 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty,

There are dates Oct. 22, 23 and 25.

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2015 at 5:10 a.m. Derek Says...

Are both days equally as crowded or do you think tuesday less crowded? Thanks!!

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Sep 2, 2015 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Tuesday would have the best shot at being less crowded.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2015 at 4:28 a.m. Cindy Says...

Our trip is planned for Oct 5,6 & 7 Mickey's Halloween party is 2 of those nights. Is California Adventure open after we have to leave Disneyland at 7pm? We will prob buy tickets for one of the nights, but not both. Thank you.

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Aug 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

We have a full post about Disneyland's Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party that includes more information about the event. Yes, Disney California Adventure will be open later on nights of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 29, 2015 at 6:35 p.m. Dianna Says...

We will be at MK all day the day of the party. I remember in years past, you would have to head to Main Street to collect your wristbands for the party, and these would usually start being given out at around 4. Its been a while since I've been so I wanted to know if this was still the process, or do we get them as soon as we get in the park that morning?

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Aug 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dianna,

Yes, you will go pick up your wristbands after 4 p.m.!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 29, 2015 at 1:58 a.m. Sharon Michele Says...

We have reservations for sun sep 20-sun sep 27. And plan to buy tickets for the mnsshp one night that week and already have a 4 day park hopper. Would you suggest going to the mnsshp on Tues or Fri? Also, would you go to MK on Sat since there are extra magic hours until midnight or should we avoid MK that day since it is a red day for crowds? It is the only day that week that the MK is open late.

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Aug 31, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon,

I would do the party on Tuesday. As far as Magic Kingdom on Saturday, I would do it if you plan to take advantage of the later hours.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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