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Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Hop right off the press! Dates have been revealed for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2019 and tickets are already on sale! The party returns for two additional nights this year for even more family-friendly fun.

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

Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Disney Halloween Party

Purchase tickets here or by calling 407-827-7350. Prices start at $79 and vary by party date. Hop down for more about this below on last year's coverage!

Sure, it’s summer, and Halloween is probably waaay off your radar. But it's creeping up on us, and Disney has already started releasing new details about this year's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. It'll be here before you know it, so you can’t blame us for already planning out our costumes!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Boo to You

We’ve loved all of the classic, family fun Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 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 the brand-new "Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular" will be 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. It's never too early to prepare!

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

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! Of course, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we find out more deets about the 2019 event!

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 late August and run through early November. The parties are held in Magic Kingdom after the park closes from 7 p.m. to midnight. (New last year: The park closed at 6 p.m. for regular guests, rather than 7 p.m. in past years.) Disney has added two additional nights this year, extending the spooktacular fun. You can now purchase Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 tickets from your favorite frogs!

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

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 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 Halloween Party 2019 - Coco Costumes

A more restrictive costume policy went into effect for the Disney Halloween party in recent years. These changes were fairly restrictive, especially for adults. We expect similar guidelines this year.

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 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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Entrance Truck

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. Last year, the park closed for regular guests at 6 p.m., which allowed cast members more time to filter out those regular day guests who did not stay for the party. (This process went a lot more smoothly, so we assume Disney will stick with the earlier time this year, too!) Party wristbands are then given to party guests entering the park and are also distributed to those who present a valid party ticket at select locations on 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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Pluto Statue

For party guests arriving just in time for the spooky festivities, you will be directed toward Market Street. (We just found out that the back alley between La Chapeau and Tony's Town Square Restaurant has a name!) This path is where you'll find those adorable Halloween character statues (like Pluto seen above), fun photo-ops complete with props 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 2018 Map

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Map Outside

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Map Inside

Interested in how things worked at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party last year? This 2018 map highlights some of the activities and entertainment, trick-or-treat locations, allergy-friendly options and more in store at the party. We'll update this with a 2019 map in the fall!

Expected 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:

  • Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade - TBD (2018 showtimes: 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.)
  • Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular - TBD (Last year's fireworks spectacular, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, took place at 10:15 p.m.)
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - TBD (2018 showtimes: 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.)

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 - Wreck-It Ralph

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

One of the biggest draws of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of year or often. Moana was especially popular last year. Below, you'll find last year's characters and their greeting spots (popular characters noted with asterisk). Note that last year, Stitch was meeting in his Elvis costume! 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.

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally *

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Alice Friends

Fantasyland

  • Anastasia and Drizella
  • Seven Dwarfs *
  • Rapunzel
  • 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)
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella DeVil *
  • Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Princess Tiana
  • Princess Elena
  • Goofy (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Pete's Silly Sideshow

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, 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. During the party last year, we waited only 15 minutes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

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
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • A Pirate's Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • 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
  • 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 will go 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 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

A new fireworks show with projection effects, lasers, lights and fireworks will be debuting in 2019! Hosted by Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular will feature Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a trick-or-treating adventure, as they are drawn to a mysterious haunted house. The show promises appearances from dancing skeletons and ghosts, along with some troublemaking Disney villains, during their journey inside the house. As an extra way to celebrate the new show, the park will be 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 Halloween Party 2019 - Disney Junior Dance Party

Calling all tadpoles! Storybook Circus will once again host the Disney Junior Jam, featuring some of Lily's Disney Channel faves like Doc McStuffins and Vampirina. Lily LOVES this dance party! I was excited to have an area dedicated to the extra little ones, and we're so hoppy to hear that it's returning for 2019. This year, Fancy Nancy will join in the festivities.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

The infamous Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus" will be 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!

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Treat Bag

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 2019 Expected Treat Locations:

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Columbia Harbour House

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 2019 - Hades Nachos

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. The buffalo-chicken-nacho-cheese masterpiece pictured above are Hades nachos, found at Pecos Bill's. (The Worms & Dirt found here is the perf tadpole-friendly treat too, by the way.) Right outside at Golden Oak Outpost, our winner for more amazing beverage goes to the Apple Cider Slush. So amazing and refreshing for those fall nights that feel a lot more like summer ;)

A few other party-exclusive highlights include the Hitchhiking Ghost dessert at Aloha Isle, the Oogie Boogie Meringue from Gaston's Tavern and the Muenster Smash Burger at Cosmic Ray's.

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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Ornament

If shopping is your top priority, visit the Emporium, Big Top Souvenirs for apparel, ornaments, pins and more exclusive to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. You can also find costume pieces at Curtain Call Collectibles, and tons of event pins 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 set. 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 2019 - Shirts

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 Halloween Party 2019 - it's a small world Costumes

While 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. 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 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. That'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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Treats

If you're not planning on hitting every treat spot, try visiting the unique places, such as inside of the Enchanted Tiki Room. Treats with tiki birds = extra fun! 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!

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.

4. Get to the parks early

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. 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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Jack Skellington

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.)

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. We saw Jack and Sally out as early at 6 p.m. — and there was already a three-hour wait! 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!

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. Another great idea is hopping in line toward the end of the night. The park starts to empty out as families head home, so 11 p.m. is a great time to get 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

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 the Castle and along Main Street U.S.A. — at least an hour ahead of time. You'll spot people snagging the best spots up to two hours ahead of time.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Haunted Mansion Ghosts

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 found a spacious area for the family about fifteen minutes before the parade kicked off. Also, just before the main parade, Cactus-Flower Cate will be rounding up the tadpoles for the “Frontierland Costume Promenade” so the little ones can show off their costumes for candy! 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.

7. Make time to mingle

Favorite Disney villains make special appearances to meet and greet party guests. In the past, the villains would mix and mingle after their singing and dancing performance on the Castle Stage. This year, the Sanderson Sisters are expected to take over the stage again in the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular," also featuring Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. Although these villains do not typically join the crowd for photo opportunities, 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 characters 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. Mike and Sulley play host to their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. You can dance the night away with your favorite Monsters, Inc. employees … and the adorable Boo!

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 ... and Disney World has just announced that a brand-new fireworks spectacular, Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular, will be debuting for 2019! We can't wait to see what's in store.

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. We wouldn't wait any longer than 20 to 30 minutes for any of these. Luckily, the wait times didn't get too crazy for any of these attractions. We anticipated excited crowds lining up, but they didn't seem to pull any longer of a line than they normally would at the party. So, if you can catch a short line (like our 10-minute wait for Pirates), you should check 'em out!

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!

Related: Trick-or-Treat Tips at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and SeaWorld's Spooktacular

Related: DIY Jack Skellington and Sally T-Shirts

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 6, 2014 at 11:18 p.m. Kandi Says...

This is our first time going we are so excited!! Our daughter is in LOVE with Dopey..... Is he there and where could we go to see him for a picture?

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kandi,

You're daughter is in luck! Dopey will be there along with the other Seven Dwarfs. Look for them near the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster. Lines can get very long to meet them, so we recommend lining up early!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2014 at 12:58 p.m. Cindy Says...

We'll be there for the Halloween party on October 31!!! so excited :) My question is.. will Magic Kingdom be closing at 4 from Sept. through October for the Halloween events or will it be closing only at 4 on October 31.

It's our first time and can't wait

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

Magic Kingdom closes at 7 p.m. on party days only. With your party ticket, you can enter the park early, starting at 4 p.m. You can see all park closing hours on our crowd calendar!

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Oct 2, 2014 at 12:47 a.m. Amanda Says...

I wish I'd of done some research, I had no clue there would be extra party's celebrating Halloween! It's my little ones birthday that day to! :-( looks like we will be kicked out early then...

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Sep 5, 2014 at 3:54 a.m. Cristy Says...

I'm planning to go for the day and have pre-purchased military tickets, is there a discount for the party ticket if you already paid for the day? Also my son will almost be 3 will I need to prove he's under to get him in for free?

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Sep 10, 2014 at 10:28 p.m. jenny Says...

Yes there are discounted tickets available for military members but there are black out dates. Im not positive but I believe September is available @ $46.00 adults $42.00 children over 3. Under 3 free. :-) good luck, jenny

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Sep 5, 2014 at 7:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cristy,

There is no discount on the party tickets. You will not need to offer proof of your child's age.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2014 at 10:04 p.m. Christy Says...

We made last minute plans for this event next week. My nephew doesn't currently have a Disney costume. Do kids wear non Disney costumes?

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Sep 5, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Christy,

Non-Disney costumes are fine. They just should not be obstructive, offensive or violent.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2014 at 3:14 a.m. Mike Says...

I was there and a few things you are mistaken about...the villians do not mingle after the villians show at the castle...and maleficent and evil queen do not meet at fairy tale hall...you need to buy the $100 villians soirée ticket to meet them, along with hook...the others you can find around the park

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Sep 4, 2014 at 7 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

Good catch! I wrote the post ahead of this year's first party, and the Queen and Maleficent were supposed to meet at Princess Fairytale Hall. Apparently, that changed last minute with the Villains Sinister Soiree. Here's more about it: http://kennythepirate.com/2014/08/29/are-maleficent-and-the-queen-from-snow-white-being-eliminated-from-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party24282/

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2014 at 2:20 p.m. Chhavi Says...

May be this questions has been asked several times. I understand, we can enter the park at 4 PM with MNSSHP tickets. Will we be able to enter into different rides offered at the park between 4 PM and 7 PM(how about after that)? We are thinking to visit next Tuesday to attend this event.

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Sep 3, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chhavi,

Yes, you can experience everything in the park at 4 p.m. We suggest having dinner before the party starts so that you can fully enjoy all of the Halloween events.

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. Daisy Says...

Is there any way I can buy four tickets for halloween party?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 1:20 p.m. Holly Says...

Thank you so much for these tips and videos! We went last night (Labor Day, 9/1) and we had a great time! We "dressed up" the whole day: dad in a Jack Skellington shirt and cap, mom in an Elsa running costume, teen in a Capt. America shirt, and toddler in a Buzz Lightyear short set. There were more costumed guests than not, and of course, they were fantastic (albeit probably very sweaty). It was hot and it poured during the day, but cleared up by parade time. The reserved section on the parade route for the "Villains Sinister Soiree dessert party" encompassed the entire inner circle in front of the castle, so do get your parade spot early. Definitely take a backpack or something to hold all the candy! Our first bags were full just after a few stops. They were very generous!

Also, if you want to dine in a restaurant after 5pm, you need to show your MNSSHP tickets. We ate at Be Our Guest with a short wait and were the last family to leave (6pm dining time). And definitely try the the special treats! Beast had a special "Blood Orange Cupcake" with a chocolate spider web, and we also shared a Wormy Apple slush at Gaston's Tavern - really fun! Lines for rides and characters were short, even though the park seemed pretty full. It felt a little silly saying "Happy Halloween" to everyone on Labor Day, but Disney does such a fabulous job, you will truly feel like it's Halloween!

Lastly, the monorail is on a limited service. Listen for when service stops (11:30pm last night). Have fun!

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Sep 3, 2014 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

Thanks so much for the party report! Did you meet any special characters? I am most excited about meeting Maleficent at Princess Fairytale Hall!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2014 at 12:32 p.m. Greg Says...

Did you go to last nights party? Is there any new attractions? Is the 4pm rule still enforced?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Greg,

We are planning to go to the Sept. 21 party!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2014 at 2:03 a.m. lisa Says...

Hi there...thanks for all the info! This is our second trip to Disney and our first big trip (last trip was a stake out trip as our children were small we only stayed for 2 days). Are there "candy routes" or does pretty much every place hand out candy? I wasn't able to fast pass Anna and elsa for any of the days we would be in MK (2 days plus the party) can i get confirmation that they are there for the party? And do I just get in line asap to see them?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

There are candy routes, and you can go through them as many times as you would like. Anna and Elsa are there for the party, and FastPass will not be available starting at 7 p.m. on the nights of the party, so, yes, you can get in line. It's possible waits will be shorter for them than normal, since there will be other "rare" characters to meet.

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2014 at 4:19 p.m. debbie Says...

Are all rides open or just a few?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

Most of the rides are open during the party, and lines are generally fairly light since there are so many other fun activities going on.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2014 at 3:46 a.m. Norma Says...

How will i know which characters will be at each spot ??????

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Norma,

You will be handed a party map upon entering that lists all of the characters.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2014 at 2:36 a.m. Kimberly Kelly Says...

Hello- We have always attended the party on a Tuesday in October about two weeks before Halloween and it has been fantastic. This year we have to go in September so our two choices are Sunday, Sept. 14th or Tuesday, Sept. 16th. I am tempted to go on the Sunday because we are FL Resident seasonal weekday passholders and otherwise would not be able to get in on Sunday. BUT if it means significantly lower crowds on Tuesday the 16th I would be rather go then. Does it matter this early in the season?

Thank you for your thoughts.

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly,

Tuesday is likely to be a less crowded day. That said, this early in the season, Sunday should be a great time to attend too!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. Linda Says...

I have 3 tickets and one of our family members will be in town and wants to go with us. The tickets are sold out for that night (Halloween). Is there any way I can buy one more ticket?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

It might be worth calling Disney directly, but my guess is that this won't be possible. Let us know what you find out!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2014 at 3:49 p.m. Debra Glen Says...

Hi there,

Just watched your video of the Boo To You Parade and wondered where is the best place to watch it from, where you were looks like a great location (were you in front of the castle facing Liberty Square)?

Thanks for all your great tips!

Love Debra x

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debra,

Yes, that was our location, and it is a favorite spot for watching the parade. Another good one is just to the right of the castle between the walkway to Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2014 at 11:27 a.m. Liz Says...

What are the most popular characters? In other words who will have the longest line?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz,

Snow White, Aurora, the Evil Queen and Maleficient at Princess Fairytale Hall are likely to be the most in-demand characters this year. Also, Jack and Sally Skellington, Elsa and Anna, the Seven Dwarfs and the villains.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2014 at 5:54 a.m. JC Says...

Maybe too late in posting, last year my wife and 8 went and wait an hour and a half to see Jack and Sally. So get to them early. People were lining up by 5.

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Aug 29, 2014 at 2:48 p.m. Missy Says...

We have watched Wishes from the Contemporary in the past? I'm sure there are things on the castle we cannot see, but do you know how good the view is of HalloWishes from the Contemporary porch or bridge to Bay Lake?

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Aug 28, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. Lisa Barch Says...

I just want to say thank you for confirming the 4pm early entry time. I know that my family plans on getting as many rides in as possible before the party starts. The idea about putting your costumes and treat bags in a locker is great and I plan to do so. Love your blog and helpful advice.

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Aug 25, 2014 at 6:16 p.m. ME Says...

My daughter is dressing as Elsa (long dress) will she be miserable at the end of Sept?

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Aug 25, 2014 at 8:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

The Elsa dresses are long, but the ones I've seen are fairly light fabric. I think it will be ok for the most part, just might be a bit warm before sundown. Lily is going as Maleficent, and I am a little worried the dark fabric and is going to be a little bit too hot, but she was insistent!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 24, 2014 at 1:12 p.m. Tom Says...

Hello,

We are planning to go to Magic Kingdom during the day as well as attending the MNSSHP in the evening. Two questions...1) will we need to leave and re-enter at any point, and 2) can we wear our costumes all day?

Thanks!

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Aug 25, 2014 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom,

You will not have to leave and re-enter, you would just show your party tickets after 4 p.m. and get a party wristband. As for costumes, I don't think you will be able to wear them until after 4 p.m. You could store them in a locker until party time. Also keep in mind that it can still be quite hot during the day, so make sure your costumes are weather appropriate.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 14, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. Maryna Says...

Hi, there! This looks like so much fun! My mom and I are planning to go this October, and we're both planning to dress as Disney characters--so we're being extra-sure that we understand the costume guidelines (like not posing for pictures or signing autographs). We're unsure about the admission time, though! If you're allowed to enter the park as early as 4:00 with a Halloween ticket, can you already be in costume that early? Thanks, Mommy Frog! Your advice and experience are very helpful! Love the pictures, too!

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Aug 14, 2014 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maryna,

Yes, you can go to the park at 4 p.m. dressed as your favorite character. Who are you going as? I'm going as Maleficent this year!!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2014 at 7:39 p.m. Chad Says...

We will be visiting in September of 2014.. are they still allowing Halloween Party ticket holders into the park at 4:00 PM?

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Jul 14, 2014 at 4:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chad,

Yes, they are! It really is the most fantastic party. You will love it.

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2014 at 9:53 p.m. Melissa Says...

Thanks for all the information! We are planning to go to the party this year, but we will not be doing the park earlier in the day. We will just have the party tickets for that evening. If they let us in at 4:00, do you know if we will be allowed to book and use fast pass + in that time until the party actually starts if we don't have park tickets? Thanks!

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May 19, 2014 at 11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

This is all still quite new, but you should be able to book FastPasses leading up to party time.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2014 at 1:13 a.m. Margaret Says...

This question might seem redundant! Do you need a regular ticket in addition to your not so scary ticket? We are considering going on a trip but may not go into the park before the party this day. Is that allowed?

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May 19, 2014 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Margaret,

If you plan on attending just the party, you only need a party ticket. If you want to enter Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m., you will need regular admission.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. Joe Says...

Where do we purchase tickets for this event?

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Sep 30, 2013 at 5:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hello Joe,

You'll need to purchase these tickets directly from Disney:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/

Let us know how you like the party!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2013 at 1:18 p.m. Katie Says...

We are going this Friday... trying to find out what characters will be where. Any ideas? I know last year the dwarfs were near Splash mountain, but I"m wondering if they will be back in Fantasyland somewhere? I do not see a "character greeting" near splash mountain on the 2013 map.

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Sep 11, 2013 at 12:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

At least for last night's party, the Seven Dwarfs were camped out in Fantasyland near Prince Charming's Regal Carrousel and Pinocchio Village Haus. Have fun and let us know how you liked the party!

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2013 at 4:48 p.m. Maria Says...

To be able to enter the park at 4.. Is a separate ticket required to enter or can guest enter with the Halloween party ticket??

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Sep 9, 2013 at 6:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

All you need is your Halloween party ticket! Have fun.

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2013 at 11:49 a.m. Dan Says...

We Have done the Halloween party at Disneyland several times and find that it pays to skip the candy lines and go straight for the rides as the rides are empty and the lines are packed. I can get candy at any store. Later in the evening the candy lines die down and you can pretty much get a bag full as the park employees were handing out handfuls by the end after most of the little ones go home.

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Sep 6, 2013 at 12:48 a.m. Bev Says...

If you don't have tickets for the Halloween Party, will you be asked to leave the park?

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Sep 6, 2013 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bev,

Yes. If you are in the park after 7 p.m. without a wristband, you will very politely be directed to the park exits.

Best,

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Nick Says...

Where are the speciality candy hand puts this year? We will be going for our first time ever next week!

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Sep 5, 2013 at 9:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hey there Nick,

We're not sure yet, but we will let you know as soon as we find out!

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2013 at 4:58 p.m. Delmy Says...

When you purchase the tickets for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, until what time will the park be open?

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Sep 5, 2013 at 9:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Delmy,

The party goes until midnight! Have fun!

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. Jill Says...

Do you know about any "extra magic" hours at MK for Oct 25 or 26? Do they ever add them on? I'm shocked not to see them on the calendar... we are going to WDW specifically for MNSSH that weekend and staying at a resort hotel so we can have access to late hours - but nothing is showing late...

any inside scoop?

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Sep 5, 2013 at 3:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

These are good questions. There will not be Extra Magic Hours on the night of the party, since it is a separately ticketed event.

EMHs are typically posted about six months in advance. Disney adjusts park hours based on anticipated crowd levels as the actual date gets closer, and I have seen evening EMHs pushed back later in the evening if a park close time gets extended.

Best,

-- Leap

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Sep 4, 2017 at 2:16 a.m. Ashley Says...

Extra magic hours are only for those who are staying at the resorts

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Jun 15, 2016 at 7 a.m. Summer Bradford Says...

Hi,

We have been to MK numerous times but have never been to MNSSHP . We were wondering if we could just buy the ticket for the party or do we have to have general admission then purchase the party pass seperatly.

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Summer,

If you want to enter after 4 p.m., you would only need the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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