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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 2022 Dates and Tickets

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Dates Infographic

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.

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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.

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022 - Guests in Frozen and Tangled costumes

The biggest question we get for this event, as well as for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, is which are the best days to attend. 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. Stay tuned for a 2022 map!

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." For 2022, the fireworks are held at 10:15 p.m.

The fireworks dessert parties will return in 2022 with treats such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, cheesecake mousse, cupcakes, seasonal fruits, cheeses and special drinks. Enjoy your sweets and reserved seating at the Tomorrowland Terrace. (Check out our overview of the regular Magic Kingdom fireworks dessert parties to know what to expect). Bookings are available beginning August 9.

Note that on party nights, Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular is the only fireworks shown at Magic Kingdom, so there will be no showing of Disney Enchantment.

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 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.

The parades kicks off 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!

Showtimes: 8:35 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 12 a.m. (August and September)

Showtimes: 7:40 p.m., 8:35 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 12 a.m. (October)

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."

Showtimes for the Cadaver Dans are: 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

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,in 2019, guests could join Mike Wazowski and Sulley, who were 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. In 2019, the event started at 9:30 p.m. and continued through the night until 12:30 a.m. during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights. You could pop in and out during the event to enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres, samplers and sweets. It also included access to a reserved viewing section for the 11:15 p.m. parade. Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way was a separately ticketed experience (previously running at $99 per guest) and required 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 2022 - 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 Toy Story 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 is 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-or-treat.

All of the trick-or-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 Food and Merchandise

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Treats from Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies and Casey's Corner

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, you can enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. We're looking forward to special treats like the new Not-So-Poison Apple Pie Milkshake, Winifred's Elixir of Youth, Hades Hot Dog, and more! They'll also be speciality popcorn buckets, sippers and a candy glow cube. Keep an eye out for our spellbinding guide to Halloween treats.

Some items are available during regular park hours as well, while some are only offered during the party. It's important to note that some of these unique, event-exclusive treats for purchase have long lines and can sell out later in the night, particularly if crowd levels are high. So, if you've got your eye (and stomach) set on a specific treat, we'd recommend hopping to it — the earlier, the better!

For an extra special celebration, you can book Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party for special Halloween-themed treats and reserved viewing of the fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace.

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). We generally take this time to enjoy a quick-service meal at Casey's or the Friar's Nook so that we can get to hoppin'.

For those interested in booking a table-service restaurant, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella's Royal Table will be available during the party. Advanced reservations can be made online beginning Aug. 9. You must have a party ticket in order to dine during the event.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Merchandise

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 once we know more!).

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 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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Aug 12, 2015 at 2:01 p.m. Rena Says...

Hi, thanks so much for your informative posts. I have tickets for October 13 for MNSSHP and am wondering if it would be a good idea to purchase a 2nd night for this, didn't know if we will be able to fit it all in into one night? Thanks

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Aug 20, 2015 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rena,

You should be able to experience the biggest events in one night. If you wanted to experience EVERYTHING, including every character meet-and-greet and every trick-or-treat trail, then yes, you would want two nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. Natalie Says...

we'll be disney for this event. if we are attending all day from 9, how will they know to kick us out if we don't have party tickets? i.e. can you sneakily stay all day on just a regular ticket??!?

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Aug 18, 2015 at 2:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

Only party guests receive party wristbands. If you are not wearing a wristband starting at 7 p.m., you will be directed toward the exits.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 9, 2015 at 12:11 a.m. Jenn Says...

Hello! Thanks for the great info. I was wondering if one night was enough to get most everything done? We will have an almost 3 year old in tow. Would it be a waste to buy tickets for another night?

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Aug 18, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

I think you could experience most of the highlights in one evening. What would make it difficult is if you wanted to see all of the most popular characters.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Alton Says...

So Kids ages 3-9 are free? And do you know dates are sold out?

Thanks

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Aug 6, 2015 at 4:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alton,

Kids 3-9 are not free, and so far Oct. 31 is the only sold out date.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. Alton Says...

Sorry to bother you, but is the dates for the party accurate?

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Aug 7, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alton,

Yes, they are.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 3, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. KimW Says...

We have tickets to MNSSHP for this October but was wondering if we have to use a park ticket to go in along with our MNSSHP tix or just the MNSSHP tix?

Thanks!

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Just the MNSSHP ticket is all you need to enter at party time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adrianna,

Unfortunately, you are out of luck for the 31st. Could you try one of the dates before then?

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2015 at 3:29 a.m. Jenny Says...

If you happen to have a military ID, they may still sell you a ticket to a sold out event at a Guest Relations window. I would call Disney to be sure, but I was told this for the Very Merry Christmas Party in 2014.

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. Nicole Says...

Will you be getting tickets to sell for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party? Do you know when? And if you will have them for Oct. 31st? Thanks!

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

We are expecting to get tickets for select party dates. Unfortunately, the Oct. 31 party is already sold out.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2015 at 2:44 p.m. Ashley Says...

I had read everywhere that fastpasses were not open for MNSSHP tickets. But when I linked my tickets, it allowed us to get them for up until 7pm. Because of the few day delay, now we don't have HM or 7DMT. Bummer.

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Aug 28, 2015 at 6:25 p.m. Lyle Baker Says...

How were you able to get Fast Passes from 4-7pm with only your MNSSHP tickets? Our tickets are "linked" but we are unable to get Fast Passes.

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Aug 5, 2015 at 5:02 a.m. L.B. Says...

I booked 3 fast pass between 4-7 the day we plan to go MNSSH but it took away from another park day. We booked 3 days, plus MNSSH and could only book 3 sets of fastpasses. Hopefully it will work out for us....

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Aug 5, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi L.B.

Do you and did you have your Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket linked in My Disney Experience?

Leap

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

I wouldn't worry too much about Haunted Mansion. The wait usually isn't too bad for it without FastPass+. For 7DMT, you can either keep trying for something to open up or go during the party toward the end of the evening when waits drop off.

I don't think it will be too bad.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. DJ Says...

According to Disney, FP+ are not available for the event. Disney sells a limited amount of tickets. Most wait times are 10 to 15 minutes. From past experience, this is pretty accurate. So, since entry is usually 4pm, you can select FP+ for the 4pm - 7pm time frame, if available. Have fun!

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Aug 7, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DJ,

Yes, this is correct. You can book FastPass+ from 4-7 p.m. with your party ticket.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2015 at 4:30 a.m. Lindsay Says...

We are taking our daughter for her 3rd birthday. I'm concerned the celebration may be too scary for her age, despite the "not so scary" name. Will the villain costumes or atmosphere be too much for such a young age?

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

At your daughter's age, even the not scary costumed characters may frighten your daughter. It took Lily a long time to not be scared of the characters who weren't princesses. That is fairly easy to avoid, since you do have to line up to meet characters. The other thing that might scare your daughter it the Mickey's Boo to You Parade with its villains, and especially the Headless Horseman at the beginning. I wouldn't avoid the parade for that reason, but I would be prepared in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2015 at 8:35 p.m. Lindsay Says...

Great advise!! With those concerns, do you think it will be worth our money to purchase the extra tickets for the event or would you suggest we just wait till our next visit in a couple of years when she is older?

Also, I couldn't find what time the park closes for non MNSSHP guests and how late the party goes to.

Thanks for the super knowledgable help!!!!

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Aug 2, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

I wouldn't let that stop you from going - there are so many other aspects that you all will enjoy. Every child is different, and she may not be afraid at all. I don't think it would take away from the overall experience. Also, the party hours are 7 p.m. until midnight.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2015 at 8:18 p.m. Heather Says...

Thanks for the wonderful info! Does Disney dining accept MK restaurant reservations during the Halloween party? When I check dining hours for dates with the party, they don't offer reservation times past 7 pm.

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

Thank you for the compliment! Yes, they do, but it's possible those reservations are now booked.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2015 at 6:16 p.m. Lindsay Says...

You might have already answered this but do you know generally how many tickets are available for each night? Or, on the busiest night, what the crowd might be comparable to during a "regular" disney day?

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Jul 31, 2015 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

Disney does not publish this information, so we don't know for sure, but a sold out party would likely be a crowd level 8-10.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 27, 2015 at 11 p.m. Brad Says...

Last year, you could book FP+ from 4-7 with only a MNSSP ticket. Will this be available again this year?

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

Yes, this is available, just make sure your ticket is linked in My Disney Experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2015 at 2:20 a.m. Angie Says...

Hi!

We are going to the 9/22 party. Ir's our 1st time ever at Disney and we are super excited! I'm so happy to get to trick-or-treat as an adult!! One of those things I thought I'd lost with my choldhood. :(

Anyway, will we stand out if we choose not to wear Disney themed costumes, or woll Wonderwoman or a flapper girl fit in?

Thanks for your help!

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Aug 3, 2015 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

Costumes do not have to be Disney-themed, although the majority will be. I think Wonder Woman and Flapper Girl will be just fine.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 22, 2015 at 1:18 p.m. Delia Says...

Hi there,

My husband and I are going to WDW for a conference and have tickets to Mickey's Halloween. If we are only entering the park at the time of the Party (so after 4pm) do we still need a ticket to enter the park?? Thanks for the help!

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Jul 22, 2015 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Delia,

No, if that's the case, you just need the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2015 at 11:45 p.m. Cramer Says...

Hello!

If I only want to attend the Halloween party, do I have to buy a park admission ticket as well or do I only have to buy the party ticket?

Also, if I do only have to buy the party ticket, will I still be able to enter the park a few hours early at 4pm?

Thanks for your help! :)

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cramer,

You only need the party ticket, and you will be able to enter the park a few hours early.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2015 at 8:33 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

I am sorry if you already posted about this, but if we plan to go to WDW during the day but then also attend the Halloween party in the evening, do we have to purchase separate tix for both regular park admission and then the party? Thank you :)

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

If you plan to go to Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m. you would need regular admission and then the party ticket to attend the party.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2015 at 10:15 p.m. lisa Says...

On this... do they clean out the park and then re open it or how does this work? We are trying to figure out our day with a 6 and 9 year old... I'm thinking go for the AM, nap, and change, then back at 4? (we have 5:20 dinner reservations at MK). Any thoughts (and your whole post!) are helpful! ~Lisa

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Aug 7, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

No, they do not clean the park out. Party guests are given wristbands, and guests that don't have them after 7 p.m. are asked to exit. Your plan sounds like a good one!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. Jess R Says...

We will be surprising our children with a September 19-26 trip to WDW (I can hardly stand it...keeping it a secret is SO HARD!). Anyhow, my apologies if this question has been asked/answered already: We have purchased tickets to the Not So Scary event and were wondering if I could just add those to our Magic Bands? Or do we need to bring along the additional passes so they are available? Thank you for all of your help. Would have been very overwhelmed without your blogs/information.

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

You can add those tickets to your MagicBands, but you will not be able to obtain FastPasses with those tickets (FastPass is not available during the party). Hope this answers the question!

I know what you mean about keeping the secret. I could barely contain myself when we did the same with Tad and Lily!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2015 at 12:33 a.m. Karen Says...

No word on when undercover tourist will have tix to sell for the Halloween parties? Do you normally just have the popular nights, or Tuesdays too? I've been waiting to buy until I see if I can get them thru you. :)

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

We hope to have them soon. We normally get them on select nights, and I would expect some Tuesdays to be available.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 15, 2015 at 4:59 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Hi there, was wondering if the kids can get candy, go trick or treating, wear costumes during the day at Disneyland in October or is it only at Mickey's Halloween Party that this happens. Thanks!

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Jul 16, 2015 at 11:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

The candy is only given out during the party. People attending the party can enter the park up to three hours before the party in costume, but candy distribution will not begin until the party start time. Children 9 and under can always wear safe costumes to Disneyland at any time. Adults with tickets to the Halloween party can wear a safe costume when they arrive for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2015 at 9:18 p.m. Jordana Says...

Also, can you provide me with a link as to where you will update info add it is released? Will it be on this page?

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordana,

Yes, will add it here.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2015 at 9:15 p.m. Jordana Says...

We are only planning on purchasing only the Halloween tickets, if we get in at 4, is it safe to make reservations for cinderella's castle after 4? Well. ....try, that is. ..lol

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordana,

Yes, that would be fine. Good luck with your reservation!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2015 at 9:42 p.m. Tammy Says...

Hi there!! I love your enthusiasm and breath-taking photos! It makes us so much more excited to be coming! We have tickets for the Halloween party on Halloween night itself, as that's the only weekend we will be in Orlando. I understand that the fact it's Halloween PLUS a Saturday will probably mean big, big crowds. My children do not care to meet any characters at all. Strangely, they have always felt this way. So I'm hoping that we'll have a shorter wait for rides while everyone meets characters. Does this way of thinking make sense? Thanks for any input, and for providing this awesome web page!!

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Jul 7, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammy,

Thank you for so much praise. We love helping out!! I think this is a solid strategy for experiencing the rides after the party starts. Waits for rides will still be pretty heavy if you enter the park before 7 p.m., so you may want to spend that time experiencing some of the less busy attractions or have an early dinner.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. Alan Fox Says...

Any word on when they will post the dates for Disneyland's 2015 celebration?

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Jul 16, 2015 at 12:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alan,

They were just announced! Here you go!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2015 at 8:45 p.m. Casey Says...

Any word on the Villain's Sinister Soiree, or any other upcharge event during the party being available again this year? No one seems to know, one way or another.

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Jun 29, 2015 at 6:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Casey,

Disney has not announced whether it is returning, but we expect that it will be.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2015 at 2:32 p.m. Kimberlee Barrett Says...

Hi...still no word on an upcharge? We are attending in Oct. and already have our tickets and are interested in the additional party if available...I would think they would be announcing something very soon if it was a go...right??

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Aug 3, 2015 at 6:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberlee,

Last year, the event within the event was announced fairly late in the season, so I still think it remains to be seen if it will happen this year.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2015 at 3:47 p.m. Michelle Says...

Which day is typically less crowded for this event? Thursday, Friday or Sunday? We will be going to Disney September 26 through October 3. Thank you

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Jun 29, 2015 at 6:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

We have a post dedicated to the best days to attend the party. From those dates, I think Thursday would be the best.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 24, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hi, if we already have hopper tickets, can we get an 'add on' for MNSSHP, or just stay in the park for it? Or do we have to pay the full $68 for another day?

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Jun 25, 2015 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

You do have to still purchase party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 21, 2015 at 8:52 p.m. Leebebb Says...

So, the tickets for the party is in ADDITION to the park tickets? As in these festivities are not included in the park hopper or daily passes?

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Jul 22, 2015 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, that is correct that it is a separate ticket. However, you do not need regular admission to enter during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 23, 2015 at 9:27 a.m. gemma Says...

Hi there, can you please tell me a rough time the parade and fireworks start please. I can see the event goes on until 12a,m but we have to young girls with us age 6 and think it may be too late for them if the firework are right at the end of the night.

Thanks, Gemma

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Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gemma,

I've added expected start times to the post, but they are:

Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade - 8:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Magic - 9:15 p.m.

HalloWishes - 9:30 p.m.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (brand new for 2015) - 7:45 p.m., 8:55 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 21, 2015 at 5:31 p.m. Jean Says...

I love this site! Thank you so much for all the info. I am planning a trip to Disneyland in the middle of October. My 12-year-old daughter has never been there. I really want to take her to Mickey's Halloween party but The Disneyland site still doesn't have dates available. I am afraid I am going to miss the ticket sales. Is there any place on the Disney site, or anywhere else, that I can be notified when the tickets go on sale?

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Jun 22, 2015 at 6:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jean,

Unfortunately, there is no way to get notified about these dates. We will post them on this post about Disneyland's Halloween Time, so I would just keep checking back.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 p.m. Courtney Says...

Thank you for the helpful info. This September will be our familys first time visting WDW. We are going in late September because we live in a county that has a school break. We wanted to take advantage of better prices, shorter lines and cooler temps. We have a 10 yr old and a 5yr old. I was disappointed to find that week is a week they do not offer extended evening magic hrs and the parks close much earlier than usual. We were planning to leave the parks in the afternoon for some nap/pooltime but with the hrs cut short I don't think there will be time to fit a break in what with travel time and all. I am disappointed they are celebrating Halloween so early. I wasn't expecting to see Halloween decor mingled with our first Disney trip bcz as for me, Halloween season doesn't start until October 1st. But, that is not how Disney works. I wanted my Disney memories and my Halloween memories to be separate. Anyway, I don't like having to pay more money to attend MNSSH if the only reason I would be attending is to get my full days worth of park time in. Do the cast members at customer service or the resorts ever offer free admission to MNSSH or park hoppers passes in order to make their unsatisfied guests happy? BTW I am already overwhelmed by the fact that I have to plan 180 days in advance for my sit down meals and 60 for my fast passes. How do I know when and where I will be that far in advance? I have missed reservations for all of the character meals already! Also, the hotel room I picked is not eligible for free dining plans either.

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Jun 19, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Sorry to hear that you're overwhelmed. You didn't mention what specific days you would be there, but keep in mind that Disney often times extends park hours a month or two ahead of time. Also, on non-MNSSHP days, park hours will be longer at Magic Kingdom. I understand your frustration about booking so far in advance. We do some offer some FastPass+ recommendations on our Disney World touring plans.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 13, 2015 at 12:28 a.m. Sabrina Says...

Will the rides be open until midnight? And how many tickets do they sell?

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Jun 22, 2015 at 7 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sabrina,

Yes, the rides will be open until midnight. Disney does not publish the official number of tickets they sell for these events.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 6, 2015 at 8:21 a.m. Julia Says...

Can you tell me if the lines to see popular characters like the 7 Dwarfs and Jack Skellington are shorter near the end of the night? And are the characters there right until midnight? I want to see both when we visit in October, but I also don't want to spend the whole time in line.

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Jun 8, 2015 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia,

Waits do drop off later in the evening as many of parents don't stay for the entire party, and yes, they will be meeting until midnight.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Bedford Carlisle Says...

We tried to get in line for the Dwarfs at 11:15PM but the CM managing the line told us the line was already closed. :-(

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Jun 15, 2015 at 1:09 a.m. Jason Culp Says...

We went the first year Jack and Sally were there. Got in at 4:15 and was 3rd in line. The one thing they do not mention a lot is that if it is 20 minutes to closing and the line is full they will stop letting people in. We tried to see mickey near the end of the night and literally had the door shut on us as we walked up the steps. We sent an email and they sent an apology signed autograph. This year we are doing 2 parties and I hope the soiree comes back too. I am making a master plan of everyone's must dos and going from there. 2 parties should be enough I hope.

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Jun 4, 2015 at 4:10 a.m. Rodrigo Says...

Do the tickets for the party are diferent tickets than those of the park entrance? So we need besides the park tickets also the party tickets?

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Jun 5, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rodrigo,

The party tickets can be used to enter the park, but they are only valid during the party. You do not need regular admission in addition to party tickets if you only want to attend the party.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2015 at 4:01 a.m. Trish Says...

Can you still ride the rides and enjoy magic kingdom with the party tickets during those hours?

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Jul 16, 2015 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trish,

Absolutely! The majority of the park's regular attractions are open during the party!

Mommy Frog

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May 30, 2015 at 11:49 a.m. Alicia Says...

We will be in WDW 10/24 to 10/31. We have our party tickets for 10/27. Do you know when we might see photos of this year's brochure arms the exclusive merchandise?

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Jun 1, 2015 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia,

This normally isn't revealed until a month or so before the first parties.

Mommy Frog

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May 22, 2015 at 6:32 p.m. Nicole North Says...

I just went to look for tickets for this we have booked to be there from the 24th - 1st and both my kids birthdays are during that time. I got said that there are no tickets available is that true or am i looking in the wrong spot

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May 26, 2015 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

I see dates available. Here is the link.

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2015 at 7:40 p.m. Connie Says...

Any idea when Disneyland will release the dates for their Halloween tickets?

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May 17, 2015 at 4:12 p.m. Le Sorcier Says...

Hi,

We will be there this year from 22nd Oct to 2 Nov

My sons birthday is actually ON Halloween itself so he really wants to go then. However I guess it will be the busiest night of all that night?

Would we be better choosing a different night?

Thanks :)

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May 19, 2015 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

It's possible that all of the dates during your stay will sell out, and hence they will all be busy. I think the 22nd would be a better day in terms of crowds, but it would still be crowded. If he is set on going on Halloween and his birthday that is a big reason to go then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 16, 2015 at 8:29 p.m. JoLynn Says...

Do you have information for Disneyland? Can not find anything anywhere!

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May 19, 2015 at 1:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JoLynn,

We hope to have this information soon and will post it here when we do!

Mommy Frog

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May 30, 2015 at 6:50 p.m. Randy Says...

Any idea on when Halloween party tickets will go on sale for Disneyland. I cannot find any info at all. Thank you

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May 16, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. David Says...

We will be at Disney world the 15 of SEP 2015 we already have party tickets will we have to leave the park the reenter for the party?

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May 19, 2015 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

No, you just need to get a party wristband from one of the cast members.

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2015 at 5:32 a.m. Aileen Says...

We will be arriving on the first week of the event. Do you think we would be able to get tickets during that week or will they be gone?

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May 15, 2015 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aileen,

If you plan to attend, I would recommend purchasing before you leave, even if it's just a few days before you leave. While the first dates don't typically sell out in advance, it's always a possibility.

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2015 at 5:23 a.m. Aileen Says...

I forgot - for how long will be party be for? Until what hour?

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May 15, 2015 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aileen,

Until midnight :)

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2015 at 5:23 a.m. Aileen Says...

Hi! Thank you so much for the awesome site. I love it and have been here for nearly four hours. I was wondering - if we go prior to the party to the regular hours, would we have to go outside again to go inside for the party? Also - clothes change can be made after 4 p.m. right? Another thing, are tickets only sold at the Disney site? Can they be bought on the hotels days prior the event?

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May 15, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Aileen,

We're so glad to help! If you are already in the park, you do not have to leave for the party, you will just need to show your party ticket and pick up a party wristband that cast members give out. And you most certainly could change into your costumes inside the park. That said, I am a big fan of taking a break before the party at the hotel. Plus I think party prep is part of the fun, but then again I do love a reason to get all dressed up and put on a costume ;) We expect to be able to offer tickets for select party nights, so stay tuned. You will not be able to purchase them from the hotels.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2015 at 10:09 p.m. Beverly Says...

My husband and I are taking our Grandkids (10 and 9) Sept 20-25 and would like to attend the 9/20 or 9/22 party. We (my husband and I) have APs but our Grandkids will have MYW tix. Can we purchase their tix for MNSSHP using the AP discount?

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May 13, 2015 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beverly,

You should be able to!

Hoppy planning,

Mommy Frog

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May 11, 2015 at 7:44 p.m. Kat Says...

We have tickets for the Sept 20 MNSSHP. We are getting on a Disney Cruise the next day, but thought this would be a great surprise for our daughters 9 & 5. We are not telling them until we drive into Orlando as this will be their first visit to the MK (the second from my husband and I, but that was back in the 80s).

What are your top five rides to go on while we are at the party? Our girls will be seeing many of the characters on the cruise ship, and will most likely only want to see the villains and just enjoy the rides and candy!

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Jun 8, 2015 at 6:33 p.m. Nicole Says...

9/21 on the dream? i sailing that cruise as well, but doing the halloween party 9/25 after the cruise :)

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May 12, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kat,

What a great surprise! Measure your youngest daughter's height before you leave to make sure she meets the requirements, but I would see Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Peter Pan's Flight and Haunted Mansion.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2015 at 4:40 p.m. Angie Says...

My husband are traveling to Disney September 25-Oct 1 and our anniversary is on the 27th. We would like to spend our anniversary at Magic Kingdom but I see the Halloween party is going on, do normal guests have to leave the park? I also believe there were extra magic hours that night.

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May 11, 2015 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

Happy early anniversary! There are not any Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom that evening. Unfortunately, if you do not have a party ticket, you would need to leave at 7 p.m. that evening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2015 at 4:11 p.m. Gary Says...

Hi, might be a silly question, but if party-goers are entering the park early and day guests already there, how do they know who is who and if you are still in the park and just stay on for the party?!

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Jul 16, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary,

Party-goers are given wristbands, and they may be asked to show them if not visible.

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. Sara G Says...

Which is more crowded: Oct 13 (following Columbus day) or Oct 20 (closer to Halloween)? AND, without FastPass, what are wait times for popular rides such as Seven Dwarves Train? Thanks!

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May 11, 2015 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

The 13th should be a better day, although many of the dates in October do sell out. We have a post that talks about the best party dates for 2015!

As far as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train goes, it will hit waits in excess of 120 minutes during peak times. During the party, it should be much lower, but I would still expect it to be 20-40 minutes during peak party time.

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. natalia Says...

my husband is military in Spain can you still get discounts or is it for American militaries only?

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May 11, 2015 at 7:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalia,

Unfortunately, we are not aware of discounts for Spanish military.

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. Katie Says...

Hi,

We are visiting Florida 09/07 - 09/21, the only party we can attend is the first party 09/15. Will this be as good as those later in the season? We already have 14 day Disney tickets, would you recommend a separate visit before the party to enjoy the park? Thinking a chill day, then head to the park for the party at around 4pm would be a good idea? Could we enter the park a little 4pm before with our Disney tickets to take advantage of the quieter rides? Are there any rides you would recommend skipping on the first visit and visiting in the quieter period on the day of the party?

Katie

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May 8, 2015 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

Check out this post on the best dates to visit. The party will be just as good earlier in the season, and honestly because crowds are so much lower, we think it's even better!

You would not be able to enter earlier than 4 p.m. unless you had regular park admission. I would suggest you enjoy the party activities as much as you can, but all of the rides will be less busy during the party, so you could ride some of the more popular ones then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 2, 2015 at 9:35 p.m. Jessica Says...

We will be in disney world from the 28th of October through November 4th, but I don't think we will have he extra money for the Halloween party tickets, is there somewhere else we can take my daughter trick or treating? Or can we take her trick or treating from 4-7 without a Halloween ticket?

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May 8, 2015 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

You can trick or treat at the Disney World resorts. On weekends in October, SeaWorld has a spectacular trick-or-treating event and your daughter can dress up. It's included with regular park admission.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2015 at 8:16 p.m. Bri Says...

Would Sunday Oct. 25th or Tues Oct. 27tth be less crowded?

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Apr 30, 2015 at 7:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bri,

Unfortunately, that week I don't think there will be much difference in crowd levels as most likely all parties will sell out.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2015 at 4:05 a.m. Allison Says...

Would you recommend halloween night for Nov 1? We arrive Oct 30 and I am wondering if there would be much difference in the crowd size? Thanks!

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Apr 29, 2015 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allison,

I believe both of these parties will be crowded. Oct. 31 historically sells out fairly quickly, but I think Nov. 1 will end up selling out too.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2015 at 12:40 a.m. Jackie Says...

We will be in Disney 9/13-9/19.....would like to attend the first party on Tuesday 9/15 but do you think it will be really busy because its the first party of the year

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Apr 30, 2015 at 7:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie,

That first party should have some of the fewest crowds of the season. It's a great time to go!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 28, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. Theresa Walden Says...

Hi. I purchased some tickets for the Mickey's not so scary Halloween party and I was wondering can I change the date I'd like to go?

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Apr 28, 2015 at 2:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Theresa,

You would need to contact Disney directly, but I don't think so.

Mommy Frog

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