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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022 Dates and Tickets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map

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

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

Interested in how exactly things work at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Here's an example of the map from 2019, highlighting some of the activities and entertainment, trick or treat locations, allergy-friendly options and more in store at the party. Stay tuned for a 2022 map!

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

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

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

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

A special fireworks show with projection effects, lasers, lights and fireworks debuted in 2019. Hosted by Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular features Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a trick-or-treating adventure, as they are drawn to a mysterious haunted house. The show also showcases appearances from dancing skeletons and ghosts, along with some troublemaking Disney villains, during their journey inside the house. We LOVED the stunning castle projections (they're super fun and colorful) and as usual, Disney didn't disappoint with its booming fireworks. It was the only time of the night we weren't saying "boo," but instead, "ooh" and "aah." For 2022, the fireworks are held at 10:15 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The parades kicks off at 9:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Note that the parade may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

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

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

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball

Over in Tomorrowland at the Rockettower Plaza Stage,in 2019, guests could join Mike Wazowski and Sulley, who were hosting the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball all night long! Show off your best monstrous dance moves.

Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way

Mingle with Cruella de Vil at Tony's Town Square Restaurant during this special dining experience. In 2019, the event started at 9:30 p.m. and continued through the night until 12:30 a.m. during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights. You could pop in and out during the event to enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres, samplers and sweets. It also included access to a reserved viewing section for the 11:15 p.m. parade. Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way was a separately ticketed experience (previously running at $99 per guest) and required Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party admission, which is not included in this price.

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

Character Locations

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Moana

Main Street, U.S.A.

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


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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022 - Minnie Mouse


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For guests ages 14 and up:

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

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater
  • Market Street


  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Jungle Cruise


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

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office
  • The Diamond Horseshoe


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Merchandise

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tips

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

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

1. Wear a costume.

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

2. Keep it light.

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

3. Bring your own trick or treat bags.

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Treats

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

4. Get to the parks early.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Aladdin Family

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Jack Skellington

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Seven Dwarfs

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

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

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

6. Stake out your parade location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Get your boogie on.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Sulley

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

9. Don't froget the fireworks show!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hoppy Halloween!

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Oct 2, 2014 at 2:47 p.m. Trevor Says...

What night is likely to be less crowded: Thursday, Friday or Sunday?



Oct 6, 2014 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trevor,

Thursday and Sunday are generally less busy than Friday.

Mommy Frog

Oct 2, 2014 at 5:39 a.m. Kim Says...

Hi :) we will be there for the 21st!!so excited! Do u know if there will be pictures with Mickey (out of halloweencostume) at any point between 4-7 and where??

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


Mickey will not be in his Halloween costume until 7 p.m. He appears at Town Square Theatre at the entrance to the park.


Mommy Frog

Sep 27, 2014 at 9:38 p.m. Tiffany Says...

My best friend and I are planning a visit and I was wondering if you knew what time the two parades are each night for the party?

Sep 29, 2014 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...


Yes, the Boo to You Parade is held at 8:15 and 10:30 p.m.


Mommy Frog

Sep 23, 2014 at 2:48 p.m. Jennifer W. Says...

Were going to Disneyland in a couple weeks. Is it worth paying the extra money for the Mickey's Halloween party if we already have a 3 day park hopper? Or should we just skip it? We have 2 adults and 2 kids.

Sep 21, 2014 at 7:24 p.m. Casandra Thomas Says...

My family and I are planning on attending Not So Scary Disney on October 9th. We have 3 children which one is an almost 3 yr old at the end of October. Will we need to purchase a ticket for him since he's still under 3? Do we need to bring anything to prove his age? If not, will he be giving a wrist band in order to participate along with the rest of the family?

Sep 23, 2014 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Casandra,

You will not need to purchase a ticket for the almost 3-year-old nor will you need to show proof. Enjoy the party!


Mommy Frog

Sep 19, 2014 at 7:41 p.m. Amy Says...

We are planning a trip for October 14th to disneyland. My kids are older (youngest is 12) and aren't that interested in the party but love the idea of staying until midnight and having shorter wait times for rides. My question is - would it be worth it to purchase a regular hopper pass for the day and also attend the party in the evening?

Sep 23, 2014 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

The party is a separately ticketed event. Since ride wait times are usually low for the party, that might be a good strategy even if your kids don't want to do the party activities. You would need to purchase regular park admission if you want to enter the park before 4 p.m. and then the party ticket to stay past 7 p.m.


Mommy Frog

Sep 19, 2014 at 3:11 p.m. Ana Says...

Don't Know that went wrong with my comment, sorry! So i'm copying it:

Hi Mommy Frog, thanks a lot for all the good info! This year i'm visiting magic kingdom with my family. We are not attending the halloween party and We don't Know wich day is best to visit.

So i have some questions for you:

October 31: are the kids allowed to use costumes even if they are not attending the party?

Are they allowed to trick or treat?

Do they receive candy?

Do they have the wishes parade?

November 3th:

Are park hours back to normal?

Do they have the christmas decoration in this date?

In which of this dates would you prefer to go?

Sep 23, 2014 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ana,

Small children can wear costumes to the parks, but their is only trick-or-treating at the party, and the Oct. 31 party date is sold out.

The Christmas decorations will start going up at Magic Kingdom the week of Nov. 3, but they would likely not all be up by this time.

If you are OK with shorter park hours, Magic Kingdom crowds will be lower on Oct. 31. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day vs. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 3.


Mommy Frog

Sep 18, 2014 at 3:05 p.m. Annette Says...

First timer! We were planning to go to WDW for two days Oct 20 and 21. Staying the night in a Disney Resort. Taking a two year old and a three year old, after reading about this Halloween Party I'm thinking that spending Monday at the Magic Kingdom and then Tuesday afternoon/evening for party, my question is this. Can you get a late check out at any of the value resorts or is there something to keep us busy from checkout till 4pm?

Sep 18, 2014 at 1:25 a.m. Kristy Says...

I am so excited, my daughter turns 6 tomorrow and she requested MNSSHP. Is there anyway I can download the schedule for the event? Such as times for character meet and greets, their locations, fireworks, and shows. We are only going for one night and I want to make sure we get the most out of it. I know they will be available at the gate but I would like extra time to learn the map. But, on behalf of everyone, I am thankful and grateful to Disney for the extra 3 hours we can take advantage of before the party!!

Sep 23, 2014 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy,

We have uploaded the guide! Here it is.

Best, Mommy Frog

Sep 16, 2014 at 5:16 p.m. Natalie Says...

Such great information! Thank you so much! We are coming the week before halloween and wondered if you know when the parade and fireworks start? Thanks again!!

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalia,

You're going to have a great time! The parade starts at 8:15 p.m., and the second one is at 10:30 p.m. Celebrate the Magic is at 9:15 p.m. followed directly by Happy HalloWishes at 9:30 p.m.

Mommy Frog

Sep 16, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. Karen Says...

I know you only get 3 fastpasses per day. We have a ticket we are using for MK in the morning and a ticket to MNSSHP. Do you get two sets of fastpasses until 7 if you are using two tickets that day?

Sep 17, 2014 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

You cannot use your party ticket to make FP+ reservations, and FastPass+ will not work once the party starts at 7 p.m.


Mommy Frog

Oct 13, 2014 at 12:43 p.m. jean arden Says...

NOT SO! We are ONLY attending the MNSSHP and absolutely made Fast pass+ reservations with our magic bands. BUT the catch is, they have to be between 4pm and 7pm. Most of the rides "cut off" time was actually about 6:30pm. But our family made all 3 fast pass reservations in that time slot for that day!

Sep 14, 2014 at 12:22 a.m. Anet Says...

We are going on 10/3 are Friday nights usually busier?? And do they give candy to children only?

Sep 15, 2014 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anet,

Yes, Friday nights are generally a little busier than the other days. They give candy to anyone who wants it!

Mommy Frog

Sep 12, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. Melanie Mittan Says...

Is there any way to find out what rides and attractions will be closed during MNSSHP?

Sep 23, 2014 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

Most attractions are open during the party. I've added the full list to this post.


Mommy Frog

Sep 12, 2014 at 2:37 p.m. Renee Says...

Can we get our tickets here on Undercover or do we have to go through Disney?

Sep 16, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

We are offering tickets to the party on select dates. You can see all of them here.


Mommy Frog

Sep 9, 2014 at 7:43 p.m. Rebecca Says...

We will be visiting the park the week of Oct 5th and are trying to decide on the best days to do MK. The crowd number is low on 10/5, but as that is the MNSSHP night, it seems like the park will get quite busy at about 4pm. What are your thoughts on going on 10/5 for a first time visit - 3 children ages 2 1/2, 6 and 11

Sep 10, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

You all must be getting very excited!!! The 7th would be a better day in terms of crowd levels for the parks, and Magic Kingdom is recommended. You could do the 5th and have a great time too. We always recommend arriving ahead of park opening to be one of the first in the park when crowds are at their absolute lowest, but you would definitely want to do this if you visit on Oct. 5 because the park closes at 7 p.m.

There is a staggered effect on crowds starting at 4 p.m. as many people are not aware they can come that early for the party, so I would not let that stop you.


Mommy Frog

Sep 9, 2014 at 1:46 p.m. Layla Says...

Do you find that people tend to "camp out" along the parade route? When we went for the VMCP there were people with ice chests and blanket spreads the whole night. We couldnt even get close enough to see the parade. I hope itll be better for yall with the NSSHP. Is there a difference from one party to the your past experiences.

Sep 9, 2014 at 6:45 a.m. Rhianna Says...

I have a Chase Disney debit card that says they offer a special meet and greet daily with characters, as well as a free souvenir photo. Do you have any experience with this? The info I found was vague. I don't know where to go or if it's truly a "members only" type of perk. Also, could the character meet and greet be void because of the special time of year? It would be awesome to not wait in long lines for pictures! Thanks for all the great info.

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

Hi Rhianna,

The meet and greet is at Innoventions West in Epcot, and the characters vary. Waits can also vary for this, so if they are too long, you are better off trying again later. You get a free 5x7 photo with it!

Mommy Frog

Sep 9, 2014 at 4:05 a.m. laura Says...

Thanks for the great info! We are going to be there the week of Halloween. Still deciding on a day for the party.... Sun 10/26, Tues 10/28 or Thurs 10/30. I was wondering if you have any idea what would be the best day. I know that Tues is usually the best but I am unsure that this applies the week of Halloween. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Sep 9, 2014 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We would pick Tuesday for the lowest crowds this week.


Mommy Frog

Sep 8, 2014 at 1:19 a.m. james Says...

We are going to Disney the end of September. My question is if we bought a 5 day "package" can we use one of our days of tickets for the Halloween party or are the halloween tickets completely separate?

Sep 9, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James,

The Halloween party is a separate ticket.


Mommy Frog

Sep 8, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. Heather Says...

This may have been answered, but will we be able to pick our fast passes for the night we purchase Halloween Party tickets?

Sep 9, 2014 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

You can use FastPass+ until 7 p.m. but not during the actual party.

Mommy Frog

Sep 7, 2014 at 9:11 p.m. emily Says...

hi i want to know if i need 2 tickets for mnsshp. i mean do i need the normal ticket to magic kingdom and the ticket for mnsshp? or do i need only the mnsshp ticket?

Sep 9, 2014 at 2:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

You do not need regular admission to attend the party, just a party ticket. The party starts at 7 p.m., but you can enter as early as 4 p.m. with your party ticket.


Mommy Frog

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

We will be enjoying MNSSHP on 10/10. We are staying at Ft. Wilderness...because we are staying at a Disney resort are we allowed to enter before the 4 p.m. MNSSHP enter time? Thanks!!

Sep 9, 2014 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Summer,

Unfortunately, no. You can enter no earlier than 4 p.m. unless you would like to use a regular park ticket.


Mommy Frog

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?

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

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

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!

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...

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?

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

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.


Mommy Frog

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?

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


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


Mommy Frog

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 need to buy the $100 villians soirée ticket to meet them, along with hook...the others you can find around the park

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:

Mommy Frog

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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?

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

Hi Greg,

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

Mommy Frog

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?

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

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

Are all rides open or just a few?

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.


Mommy Frog

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

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

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.


Mommy Frog

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.

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

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?

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

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

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.


Mommy Frog

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?

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.


Mommy Frog

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.

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?

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.

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?

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


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

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


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?


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.


Mommy Frog

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!

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

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?

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

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!

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.


Mommy Frog

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?

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.


Mommy Frog

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

Where do we purchase tickets for this event?

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

Hello Joe,

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

Let us know how you like the party!

Mommy Frog

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.

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

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??

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

Hi Maria,

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

-- Mommy Frog

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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