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Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party PinHoppy 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. Believe it or not, but Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates have been announced for 2020 and tickets are already on sale (details below). Maybe we're a tad bit biased, but we think Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom is not too be missed! That said, with only five hours of party time to meet rare characters, trick-or-treat and catch spell-bounding entertainment, having a game plan is essential. 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. 

Our Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 2020 Guide is quite thorough, so we've added some helpful links to take you to key topics ... or you can just keep reading!

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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 2020 Dates, Tickets & Best Days to Attend

Disney Halloween parties typically start in mid-August and run through early November.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2020 Dates:

  • August 13, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • September 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
  • October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $80 for children ages 3 to 9 ($85.20 with tax) or $85 for those over 10 years old ($90.53 with tax). We can save you some green on those prices for some dates, so purchase discount Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2020 tickets from your favorite frogs! Note: We are not selling tickets on Oct. 29 and 31.

The parties are held at Magic Kingdom after the park closes, typically from 7 p.m. to midnight. The park closes at 6 p.m. for daytime guests without a party ticket.

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

Best Dates to Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2020

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween - Siblings in Costumes

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates and Pricing

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 Costume Policy

Mickey's Not So Scary family in costumes

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

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

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

For guests ages 14 and up:

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

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Entering Procedures

Entryway to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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

Once you arrive at the entrance, cast members direct you toward specific touch points for entry. Party wristbands are then given to party guests after going through the touch points. If you've entered before 4 p.m. with regular park admission, you don't have to go all the way to the entrance! Wristbands are also distributed to those who present a valid party ticket at select locations inside the park. We saw a few of those wristband distribution areas near Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Mickey's PhilharMagic and Pirates of the Caribbean. Beginning at 6 p.m., cast members are stationed at critical points throughout the park to direct the wristband-less toward the exit.

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 Map

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

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

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

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

FastPass+ at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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

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

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular

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

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

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

One of the biggest highlights of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of year or often. Some of the most popular characters, like Moana or Jack Skellington and Sally, draw big lines but may start meeting guests before the official party time. (We passed by Moana at around 5 p.m. She hadn't started greeting just yet, but when we walked by again around 6:30 p.m., the line was moving.) Below, you'll find this year's characters and their greeting spots. With waits as long as three hours for some characters, you need a strategy! Hop down to tips to see our best strategies for meeting them.

Mickey's Not So Scary - Moana

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Fantasyland

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

Mickey's Not So Scary - Minnie Mouse

Tomorrowland

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

Adventureland

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

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

One of the major perks of ticketed events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the shorter lines for some of your favorite attractions. This year, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train line had a maximum 35-minute wait!

Rides are subject to closure at any time. For a list of refurbishments during your specific dates, please see our full list of Disney World ride closures:

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

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

New and Expected-to-Return Party Experiences for 2020

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

Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular

Disney Not So Spooky Spectacular

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

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

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam

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

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

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball

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

Disney DescenDANCE Party

The Disney DescenDANCE Party took over the stage at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe. Inspired by the Descendants movie franchise, you can dance the night away, as your favorite Villain Kids appear in dance videos from Isle of the Lost.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

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

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

Mickey's Boo To You Parade - Constance Hatchaway

Catch your favorite Disney characters in Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade! About 15 minutes before it begins, the Headless Horseman trots over the Liberty Square, continues in front of Cinderella Castle (but does not go all the way around the hub) and down Main Street.

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

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet

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

Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Trick-or-Treating, Specialty Food & Merchandise

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

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

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

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Adventureland

  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

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

Not So Scary Halloween Party - Amuck Cupcake

Fantasyland

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

Tomorrowland

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

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

It's important to note that some of these special, event-exclusive treats for purchase have long lines and can sell out later in the night, particularly if crowd levels are high. However, we noticed some treats, like the Pumpkin Spice milkshake, started selling before the official party time. So, if you've got your eye (and stomach) set on a specific treat, we'd recommend hopping to it the earlier, the better!

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

Speaking of sweets — while we, of course, advise you to save some room for treats throughout the party, we recommend grabbing a meal ahead of time. Sitting down for dinner with your tadpoles can eat up anywhere between thirty minutes to over an hour of the five-hour party time, so it's much better to enjoy a nice meal before you start partying.

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

Tips for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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 you are allowed to wear a costume at Magic Kingdom, I like to take advantage of it. And, in case you're wondering, you're never too old to enjoy Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. We saw so many creative costumes this year! Moana, Aladdin and Toy Story characters were popular choices. Note: Masks are not allowed to be worn at the Magic Kingdom, so keep this in mind when choosing your costume.

2. Keep it light

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

3. Bring your own trick-or-treat bags

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Treats

For allergy-friendly offerings, a teal chip is handed out at the entrance of the party. Make your way to the street behind Tony's Town Square Restaurant to pick up your chip. You'll exchange this token for a teal treat bag and special candy at the allergy-friendly locations located at Town Square Theater and Liberty Square Ticket Office.

4. Get to the parks early

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Aladdin Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Seven Dwarfs

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

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

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

6. Stake out your parade location

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

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

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

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

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

7. Spot your favorite villains during the Hocus Pocus show

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

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

8. Get your boogie on

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019 - Sulley

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

9. Don't froget the fireworks show!

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

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

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

While it's always neat to experience your favorite attraction with a twist, we didn't find any of the special Halloween party attraction experiences worth waiting too long for. The difference in the party-exclusive changes on Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Mad Tea Party are fairly minor, so don't get your hopes up on having a toadally different experience. (The rides close and undergo a short transition period before the party begins.) We wouldn't wait any longer than 20 to 30 minutes for any of these. If you can catch a short line (like our 15-minute wait for Pirates), you should check 'em out!

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

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

Do you have questions about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2020? Share them in 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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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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Apr 28, 2015 at 3:09 a.m. Angela Says...

Do you have to have a park ticket WITH the event ticket to go in the Halloween party or is just the Halloween Party ticket enough?

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Apr 28, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

No, a party ticket is enough to get you in starting at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2015 at 5:44 p.m. James Jensen Says...

Hi, Good information! I checked the Disneyland (Anaheim) website and they are not for sale yet evidently. Any word when they will be available on the West Coast? Thanks ~ JJ

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Apr 30, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. Sonia Says...

Any info on Anaheim Dates?

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Apr 28, 2015 at 3:02 p.m. Josh Says...

Going to be there the 9th through the 19th, was wondering if you thought the first party on Tuesday the 15th was going to be busier then the Friday the 18th since it is the first party date of the season. Would be nice to have a "crowd calendar" for the events.

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Apr 29, 2015 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Josh,

I think the 15th will be less crowded than the 18th, and one of the least-crowded parties of the season.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 26, 2015 at 1:56 a.m. Jeff Says...

If adults wear costumes to the party, do they have to wait until 7:00 to enter the park? I read something from Disney indicating adults are not allowed to wear costumes during regular hours. We want to arrive at 4:00.

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Apr 29, 2015 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff,

On party nights, adults can enter with costumes at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 25, 2015 at 2:15 p.m. Amy Says...

Military Tickets for the MNSSHP are purchase day of at guest services correct? And they are sold even to sold out events correct?? I've heard yes and not sure about them being sold to the sold out dates since they are only purchased at the gates! Thanks so much, we just had a great time watching the videos for the Parade and Fireworks!!

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May 2, 2015 at 7:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

Military Tickets for MNSSHP are only available for purchase at a Walt Disney World ticket booth, Guest Relations, or at Shades of Green. Since they are only available in person, Disney reserves a number of these tickets specifically for their military guests even if the party is sold out to regular guests.

So glad you enjoyed the videos!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 25, 2015 at 4:34 a.m. Kelly Says...

We're going to Disney in early October with a 5 & 4 year old...is it worth doing the not so scary halloween or would we be better off not telling the kids and maybe doing it on a later trip? Just not sure if it's really worth shelling out the extra $70/person after already buying park hopper tickets. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

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Apr 29, 2015 at 9:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

You ultimately have to make the call, but I think your kids would love getting to wear their costumes and seeing everyone else in the park all dressed up!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2015 at 2:10 a.m. Linda Says...

Hi, I have a quick question.... I have gotten conflicting answer and hope you know ...I am booked for BOG dinner at 740pm on a MNSSHP ticketed night,,, we dont have party tickets for that night but we did purchase them for another night... Are we able to just do the dining that night and get escorted out after the dinner or will they just say we can't dine there? It took so long to finally get the reservations for BOG dinner it's our first time in Disney...and I don't mind the escort in and out.. Thanks!

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Sep 10, 2015 at 6:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

I would call Disney to confirm, but I don't think you will be able to stay for the reservation without a party ticket. Maybe someone reading here has had a similar situation and can comment. Please let us know what you find out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 22, 2015 at 9:37 p.m. Beth Says...

How busy is the November 1st party on Sunday night? Looking at that date.

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Apr 23, 2015 at 7:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth,

I expect it will be fairly busy as some guests will be coming to the parks specifically so that they can attend the last Halloween Party and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party of the year.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2015 at 7:52 p.m. Jennifer Says...

We are trying to choose between Oct 29th (thurs) and actually going Sat night on the 31st. Is there much of a difference between what happens and is actual Halloween night overwhelmingly crowded compared to a weekday?

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Apr 20, 2015 at 7:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

With Halloween falling on a Saturday, I expect that party to sell out. With four parties that week, it might help keep the crowds lower on Thursday, but Saturday will be busy!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2015 at 2:15 p.m. Alicia Says...

We bought tickets for 10/27... I'm hoping that between having a party on Sunday and late MK hours on Wednesday that this party will be not as busy as some say it could be.

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Apr 17, 2015 at 8:53 p.m. Amanda Says...

One more ? Adults can dress up, but can we beg for candy too :)

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Apr 22, 2015 at 8:26 p.m. Mimi Says...

Anyone can and you can go in each candy line as many times as you want. Towards the end I took my son to the same line twice because it was empty and they gave us handful of candy be user it was his birthday. It's the best!

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Apr 20, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Ha! Yes, Amanda, you can trick-or-treat!

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2015 at 2:13 a.m. Amanda Says...

AWESOME :) This bday girl will be happily TOT'ing at 34 years old LOL Thanks for the info!

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Apr 17, 2015 at 8:52 p.m. Amanda Says...

So....would 10/20 (Tuesday...and my BDAY LOL) or 10/18 (Sunday) Be a better option as far as crowd levels go? I've never been, contemplating going in Oct to the Halloween party OR November for the Xmas Party. I'd just assume a Tuesday would be less crowded than a Sunday at MK. But now I'm confused LOL. help??

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Apr 20, 2015 at 7:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

I would choose Tuesday over Sunday, and with four parties that week, it should help with crowds.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 12, 2015 at 3:29 p.m. Bev Says...

Thanks for the information! We're staying at a Disney hotel from 28 October - do we need to buy the extra tickets? Don't want to miss out on all the fun!

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Apr 13, 2015 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bev,

If you want to attend the Halloween party you will need to purchase an event ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 6:31 a.m. Alexis Says...

Do these tickets work for the Disneyland halloween party as well, or are they only for Disneyworld?

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Apr 14, 2015 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alexis,

The Disneyland party tickets are separate from these.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2015 at 5:20 p.m. Alexis Says...

Oh my goodness! I bought the wrong ones then! :( There isn't anything to do about it I suppose?

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Apr 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alexis,

You might try to reach out to Disney directly.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2015 at 7:48 p.m. Barbara Says...

We will be arriving on Sunday Sept. 20th in the early morning (driving thru the night 8 hours). I was going to use Sunday as a pure rest day... but now deciding between the Halloween party on Sunday 9/20 or Tuesday 9/22. Do you have a recommendation on which would be less crowded. I do not plan on doing a park day on the night we go to the party so that everyone will be rested and enjoy the event. Thank you!!!!

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Apr 13, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barbara,

I would recommend Tuesday over Sunday, but if Sunday works better with your schedule, it could work too.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2015 at 1:27 p.m. Carey Says...

Hi, thanks for all the info! We will be in Disney 10/22-10/29, any recs on which day would be less crowded? I'm thinking a Tuesday... Also how quickly do these tix generally sell out?

Thanks!

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Apr 9, 2015 at 6:10 p.m. danny Says...

They usually sell out quickly but went on sale yesterday so get your tickets before they sell out

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Apr 9, 2015 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carey,

I think the 27th is going to be your best day. Typically, the Oct. 31 party sells out the fastest. Most sell out the day of or a day or two leading up to the party. A few sell out much quicker than that. It's possible demand will be greater this year, and I would encourage you to purchase when you know your dates!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2015 at 12:11 a.m. Sara Says...

If I purchase tickets in advance, is there an option for will-call pickup? Or do the MNSSHP tickets have to be mailed? Wondering how to keep it a secret if I'm not the only one who checks the mail :)

Thanks!

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Apr 9, 2015 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

Yes, there is a Will Call option for tickets. Nice surprise!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 7:34 p.m. Adam Says...

I'm driving by wdw in the fall for business with my wife. Do you know if I have to buy a admission for magic kingdom if I want to just go to mnsshp?

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Apr 9, 2015 at 11:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adam,

If you buy a ticket to the party, you can enter Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m. Otherwise, you would need regular park admission.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2015 at 5:50 p.m. Joy Says...

I apologize if this has already been asked: Will you be selling MNSSHP discount tickets this year? If so, do you know when they'll go on sale on your site or for what dates you'll have them?

Thank you!

(Vacation Sept. 26-Oct.4)

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Apr 8, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joy,

We do hope to be able to offer these tickets again, but unfortunately we can't provide any more information at this time.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 28, 2015 at 4:51 p.m. Katy Says...

Just a quick follow up to offering the tickets for this event. Did you offer last year and if so how far in advance? We are going in October and just don't want it to sell out.

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Apr 28, 2015 at 2:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katy,

We did sell tickets for specific dates last year. We hope to offer them again, but we don't yet have any details or dates to announce. If you are concerned about selling out, I would go ahead and purchase.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 7, 2015 at 8:34 p.m. Fernanda Says...

Hi there, pls how busy is the party usually on October 15th?

I'm from Brazil and love your blog! =)

Tks / Fernanda

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Apr 8, 2015 at 6:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thank you, Fernanda! We love Brazil!

As you get closer to Halloween, the parties do get more crowded, but with so many parties this week, it should help a bit with crowds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2015 at 8:42 p.m. Karen Says...

Hi there, we're traveling with a 10-yr-old boy to Disney Oct 11-14, during and just after Columbus Day weekend. We were thinking about doing the Tues Oct 13th party, but I'm wondering if the Columbus Day crowds will still be around, and if there are school breaks for US kids that week. We are planning to only go to MK during the party, so crowds need to be light for us to get the park done from 4 pm to midnight! Thanks!

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Apr 7, 2015 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Columbus Day isn't a big holiday as far as crowds go. Tuesday would be the best day to attend the party that week, but keep in mind that the closer you get to Halloween the more crowded the parties get.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2015 at 5:31 p.m. Rose Says...

Are these dates only for Disneyworl or Disneyland also?

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Apr 7, 2015 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

These are the Disney World dates.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2015 at 4:35 a.m. Rose Says...

What about Disneyland dates?

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Apr 9, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

The Disneyland Halloween dates have not yet been released!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 3, 2015 at 9:53 a.m. Gordon Says...

Do you sell tickets to overseas guests (I live in the UK)?

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Apr 3, 2015 at 6:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gordon,

Yes, we ship to the U.K. and many other countries! Take a look at our ticket options.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 2, 2015 at 10:09 a.m. Simona Says...

Great article! I have 2 questions:

1. If we are not going to MNSSHP, but are visiting MK that day and want to have dinner in the park (e.g. Tony's), do we have to finish our dinner and leave by 7pm, or could we make reservations for 7pm and leave straight after dinner?

2. In MNSSHP, do they have special areas for the disabled to watch the parade/fireworks/horseman? What time would we need to get in place to get a disabled spot (I will be in an ECV electric scooter, plus 3 able bodied family members)

Thank you!

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Apr 13, 2015 at 10:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Simona,

If you have dinner reservations before 7 p.m. you would be allowed to stay for that and then leave after dinner. For your second question, yes, most parades and shows offer special viewing areas for those with mobile disabilities. They are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should plan to arrive early. The viewing spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2015 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Simona,

If you have dinner reservations before 7 p.m. you would be allowed to stay for that and then leave after dinner. For your second question, yes, most parades and shows offer special viewing areas for those with mobile disabilities. They are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should plan to arrive early. The viewing spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 1, 2015 at 9:13 a.m. Anna Says...

Hello,

how solid is the information that you can enter the park already at 4 p.m.? Thank you

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Apr 1, 2015 at 10:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Anna,

Solid :)

Mommy Frog

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Apr 11, 2015 at 4:14 p.m. Kimmy Says...

Very solid!!! And we actually attended the party on Halloween night and though it was crowded, it wasn't an unbearable crowd. It's well worth the trip and the money. Not to mention going in at 4 and riding the rides will little to no wait. They escort non party ticket holders out if the park.

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Mar 29, 2015 at 5:10 p.m. Stephanie B Says...

I am planning to go to Disney the first week in November this year. How busy is the party usually on November 1st? Thanks!

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Apr 10, 2015 at 11:16 a.m. CANDACE Says...

We also have tickets purchased for Nov 1st ... Any idea how busy it will be ?

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Mar 27, 2015 at 4:36 p.m. laura Says...

We plan on attending the 9/27 party. My question is this: we also plan on visiting magic kingdom that day (all day not just for the party), how do we get our wristbands for the party since we will already be in their park? Thanks!

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Mar 31, 2015 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

There will be stations set up, so you can get your wristbands inside of the park.

Mommy Frog

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