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Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Halloween Party

You can't exactly feel a chill in the air here in Orlando ... but Halloween season is upon us! We attended the first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party of the year to help you, the readers, plan ahead for a party night of your own. (OK, we may have had a TOTAL blast along the way ... but no surprise there, right?)

The party we attended not only was the very first of the season, it was also sold out AND saw the debut of new party-exclusive ride experiences. And don't think we forgot to check out this year's delish snacks.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Boo to You

We’ve loved all of the classic, family fun Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has offered us for years … but there is so much to do! With only five hours of party time to meet rare characters, trick-or-treat and catch spell-bounding entertainment, a game plan is essential. Lucky for you, the Frog Family is here with our best time-saving advice to help you get the most out of your favorite Halloween Party.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Welcome Sign

Our Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 2018 Guide is quite thorough, so we've added some helpful links to take you to key topics ... or you can just keep reading :)

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 Dates, Tickets & Best Days to Attend

Disney Halloween parties typically start in late August and run through early November. The parties are held in Magic Kingdom after the park closes from 7 p.m. to midnight. (New this year: The park closes at 6 p.m. for regular guests, rather than 7 p.m. in past years.) You can now purchase Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 tickets from your favorite frogs!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 Dates:

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $70 for children age 3 to 9 ($74.55 with tax) or $75 for those over 10 ($79.88 with tax).

Best Dates to Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

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 historically is 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 early September, are less popular.

Disney does not publicly release its party capacity, but we estimate that a sold-out party is around a crowd level 7 using our Crowd Calendar.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Policy

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Coco Costumes

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

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

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

For guests ages 14 and up:

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

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Entering Procedures

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Entrance Truck

The party officially begins at 7 p.m. inside Magic Kingdom. Disney Halloween party guests are allowed to enter the park starting at 4 p.m., which we recommend taking advantage of. A popular question that comes up is how Disney handles the transition between park close and the start of the party. Starting this year, the park closes for regular guests at 6 p.m., which allows cast members more time to filter out those regular day guests who will not be staying for the party. Party wristbands are given to party guests entering the park and are also distributed to those who present a valid party ticket at select locations on the park. Beginning at 6 p.m., cast members are stationed at critical points throughout the park to direct the wristband-less toward the exit.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Pluto Statue

For party guests arriving just in time for the spooky festivities, you will be directed toward Market Street. (We just found out that the back alley between La Chapeau and Tony's Town Square Restaurant has a name!) This path is where you'll find those adorable Halloween character statues (like Pluto seen above), fun photo-ops complete with props AND your first treat station! Select Halloween merchandise can be purchased here as well. What a grand entrance to the party!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Map

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

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

Expected Entertainment & Rides at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

FastPass+ at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

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 2018 Entertainment:

  • Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade - 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.
  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks - 10:15 p.m.
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Wreck-It Ralph

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Characters and Locations:

One of the biggest draws of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of year or often. Moana was especially popular last year. Below you'll find this year's characters and their greeting spots (popular characters noted with asterisk). With waits as long as three hours for some characters, you need a strategy! Hop down to tips to see our best strategies for meeting them.

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally *

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Alice Friends Fantasyland

  • Anastasia and Drizzella
  • Seven Dwarfs *
  • Rapunzel
  • Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, Mad Hatter
  • Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella DeVil *
  • Daisy Duck
  • Princess Tiana
  • Princess Elena
  • Goofy
  • Donald DuckMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Seven Dwarfs

Tomorrowland

  • Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear a.k.a. Lotso *
  • Stitch

Adventureland

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

Attractions open during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

One of the major perks of ticketed events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the shorter lines for some of your favorite attractions. During our party, we waited only 15 minutes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

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

  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • A Pirate's Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Splash Mountain
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • “It’s a small world”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

New Experiences for 2018

New for this year are three party-exclusive ride overlays that offer special experiences for guests. Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party and Space Mountain transform under the moonlight for an extra special experience.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Pirates of the Caribbean Overlay

Pirates of the Caribbean invites a live-action character in its queue to warn you of Gunpowder Pete, followed by a man holding a "Wanted" sign in the loading zone explaining your search for the latest pirate villain. Keep an eye out ... you might just see him pop up during your ride.

Be sure to check out Mad Tea Party after dark when it truly comes alive! Special lights and exciting, new music enhance the already spinnin' ride.

Meanwhile on Space Mountain, the lights are out! The red and blue tunnels turn pitch-black (along with all lighting effects) providing a thrilling, new ride experience with galactic rock music playing to match.

We're hoppy we took these new ride effects for a spin, but we wouldn't go out of your way unless you were already planning to ride them or they are your favorite rides and you must see the new effects. The good new is wait times are pretty short throughout the night. It's important to know that the rides don't change over until promptly 7 p.m. and only close briefly ahead of this switch for about 10 minutes tops.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Haunted Mansion

While not advertised as an overlay, Haunted Mansion has some interactive ghosts floating about. They're not new, but they are super fun! These characters are residents of the Haunted Mansion ... and as the song says, the grim-grinning ghosts have come out to socialize! They share some ghost humor and stories from the mansion with guests in the outdoor queue, and on your way out of the exit. The "performance" takes place right on the Haunted Mansion lawn.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Junior Dance Party

Calling all tadpoles! Storybook Circus is hosting the Disney Junior Jam, featuring some of Lily's Disney Channel faves like Doc McStuffins. Lily LOVED this dance party! I’m excited to have an area dedicated to the extra little ones. It's a great way to quickly meet tadpole faves.

"Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular"

The infamous Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus" are back for another year 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, and a must see at this year’s party!

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Treat Bag

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Expected Treat Locations:

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

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

Fantasyland

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

Tomorrowland

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Hades Nachos

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

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Ornament

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Shirts

Tips for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

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

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

1. Wear a costume

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - it's a small world Costumes

While it's not required that you wear a costume, it sure adds to my enjoyment, because my favorite part of the night is taking in all of the elaborate costumes! And since this is the one event of the year where you are allowed to wear a costume at Magic Kingdom, I like to take advantage of it. And, in case you're wondering, you're never too old to enjoy Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Note: Masks are not allowed to be worn at the Magic Kingdom, so keep this in mind when choosing your costume.

2. Keep it light

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

3. Bring your own trick-or-treat bags

Upon entry into the park, guests will receive treat bags. That's a cool perk, but they are on the smallish side. If your children are there for the loot, consider packing extra bags. You can also purchase souvenir bags that do the trick! Trick-or-treating is Lily's favorite part of the party, but she loves saying "trick-or-treat" as much as she loves the candy. You'll find candy stations throughout the park. Save time and skip the crowds by trick-or-treating later in the evening.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Treats

If you're not planning on hitting every treat spot, try visiting the unique places, such as inside of the Enchanted Tiki Room. Treats with tiki birds = extra fun! If your treat line is long, don't wait. Visit a different one, or come back later. You'll find the same candy at each one!

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

4. Get to the parks early

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

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

5. Visit the most "in-demand" characters first

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Halloween Party - Jack and Sally

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

Some of the more exclusive characters (Jack & Sally, the Seven Dwarfs, and this year, Moana) may be found meeting before the party even begins, but only for Halloween party guests with wristbands. We saw Jack and Sally out as early at 6 p.m. — and there was already a three-hour wait! If you arrive at Magic Kingdom when doors "open" for Halloween Party guests at 4 p.m., we recommend heading toward the characters' designated locations and asking cast members where and when to line up. That way, you can spend valuable party time doing other fun activities!

Can't make it early? Have no fear. Our best advice is to wait until just before parade times to hop in line for character meet-and-greets. Pick one of the two parade showings to attend, and then spend the other time snapping pics with your favorite characters. Another great idea is hopping in line toward the end of the night. The park starts to empty out as families head home, so 11 p.m. is a great time to get in line.

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

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

6. Stake out your parade location

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Haunted Mansion Ghosts

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

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

7. Make time to mingle

Favorite Disney villains make special appearances to meet and greet party guests. In the past, the villains would mix and mingle after their singing and dancing performance on the Castle Stage. This year, the Sanderson Sisters take over the stage in the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular," also featuring Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. Although these villains will not be joining the crowd for photo opportunities, the performance is worth making time to see. The lines for character meet and greets are typically a lot shorter just prior to and during parade performances, so plan to see some characters during either the first or second Boo-to-You parade.

8. Get your boogie on

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Sulley

It just wouldn't be a Disney Halloween party without a dance. Mike and Sulley play host to their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. You can dance the night away with your favorite Monsters, Inc. employees … and the adorable Boo!

9. Don't forget HalloWishes!

The centerpiece of the night is the villainous fireworks show Happy HalloWishes! You must not miss the show, as we think it's one of the very best fireworks shows of the entire year. The very best spot for taking in the pyrotechnics is straight ahead on Main Street U.S.A. For a unique (and less crowded) perspective, check out viewing areas near Fantasyland. If you're not worried about seeing the castle, we found fantastic views of the fireworks on the Frontierland bridge, overlooking Tom Sawyer Island.

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

While it's always neat to experience your favorite attraction with a twist, we didn't find any of the special Halloween party attraction experiences worth waiting too long for. The difference in the party-exclusive changes on Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Mad Tea Party are fairly minor, so don't get your hopes up on having a toadally different experience. We wouldn't wait any longer than 20 to 30 minutes for any of these. Luckily, the wait times didn't get too crazy for any of these attractions. We anticipated excited crowds lining up, but they didn't seem to pull any longer of a line than they normally would at the party. So if you can catch a short line (like our 10-minute wait for Pirates) you should check 'em out!

Do you have questions about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018? Share them in comments below! For more vacation planning tips, check out the When to Visit Orlando page inside our Orlando Planning Timeline!

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

Related: DIY Jack Skellington and Sally T-Shirts

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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May 29, 2018 at 4:53 p.m. Susan Says...

Your dates for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland do not match those published on their website. What gives?

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May 29, 2018 at 12:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

The dates on this post are for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. If you're looking for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in California, you can hop over to this post! We've verified the dates are correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. Edward Williams Says...

So I have a Jack sparrow costume and do want to wear it but not sure if they will allow me to wear it. It has the hat and everything. Am I allowed to bring it?

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May 29, 2018 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edward,

As long as it follows the costume policies listed in this post, you should be fine! You're allowed to dress up as your favorite character; you're just not allowed to pose for photographs or sign autographs. You're also allowed to wear a hat, just no masks! And you are not allowed to bring anything that resembles a real weapon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2018 at 3:22 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hi!

1. How about going to the Party on Oct.31? I supposed It would be crowdy, but is it absolutly crazy? Or its ok? We arrive to Orlando on Oct. 30 at about 2:30 pm so we are guessing it would be a little bit dificult to get to the park on time after AirPort-check in hotel or do you think we can make it? Or the other option would be to get there on oct. 31?

2. Is the park to crowdy at oct.31 un order to visita the park and then attend to the party?

Thank you!

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May 22, 2018 at 11:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

The party usually always sells out on Halloween day. Expect it to be more crowded than the other party nights! According to our Crowd Calendar, Magic Kingdom during the day (not counting for party hours) is going to be pretty pleasant with not too much crowds.

The party doesn't officially start until 7 p.m., so you'd most likely be able to make it. You might be rushed if you want to take advantage of the early entry time for party goers at 4 p.m. (which we definitely recommend doing). If you're not worried about getting there super early, then you'll be fine.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 20, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. Jen K. Says...

Hi! We are attending our first MNSSHP! Our son has special needs and we have utilized the disability access service. Is this still honored for the party? Thank you!

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May 22, 2018 at 6:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

Since attraction lines typically don't get too long, disability access services are not quite as necessary as a normal park day. However, we encourage you to hop on over to guest services upon arrival to see if any accommodations can be made for you. Also note that DAS is not applicable to character meet-and-greets, where lines typically DO build up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 13, 2018 at 2:07 a.m. Ersebeth Says...

This being our family's first visit with our daughter, we have two questions:

1. if we will be in the park during the day, can we remain in the park for the Halloween Party, or do we have to exit and return?

2. if we can remain in the park, with our daughter being only 5, what would be the recommended time to get there so that she isn't too tired to enjoy the evening activities?

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May 17, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The party begins at 7 p.m., but the party ticket grants you access to the park at 4 p.m. If you'll already be hanging out at Magic Kingdom, there's no need to leave and re-enter -- a cast member will give you the wristband you need to stay an enjoy the party at kiosks set up around the park.

We would recommend doing a park for a few hours in the morning and taking a solid afternoon nap (or just lounging at the pool all day!) so your little one can enjoy all of the late-night fun.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 11, 2018 at 3:44 p.m. Elaine Starkey Says...

Does Disney pipe the music for the fireworks show to the other ‘viewing’ hotels like it does for Happily ever after?

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May 14, 2018 at 6:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elaine!

Since Hallo-Wishes is exclusive to the paid party event, we don't believe they pipe the music into nearby resorts. We welcome the Frog Pond to help us out if they've heard otherwise, though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 11:51 p.m. Ricardo Says...

I'll be on the MNSSP on september 18, but i'm going alone =(. I'm 34 yo, do you know if I also can ask for trick or treat? or is only limited to kids?

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May 10, 2018 at 11:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ricardo,

Yes, everyone is welcome to trick-or-treat!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 10:31 p.m. amanda bradford feldman Says...

what time will the following characters be out

gaston and belle aladdin and abu jafar and will splash mountain be open for mickeys not so scary halloween in september

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May 17, 2018 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Characters in attendance will not be announced until the very first party -- we'll be in attendance, so keep an eye on this post for updates! You can check out the details in this post on last year's event for a good idea of what to expect in terms of rides and characters.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2018 at 2:33 p.m. amanda bradford feldman Says...

when will the map for this year be out and will i be able to print it out

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May 22, 2018 at 6:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

The official party brochure usually isn't available until very close to (if not after) the first party of the year. We always update our post as soon as we can after attending the first party with all of the information you need, so check back in late August!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 2:26 a.m. Rachel Says...

Do you know if Moana will be at the party this year? She is my daughter’s favorite! Thanks!

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May 9, 2018 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

We can't make any promises until we see the official line-up for the party on the first night (keep an eye on this post!) but we would place our bets that she WILL be out for meet and greets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. Karen Says...

Might the WDW railroad be still running up til 6pm? I am hoping to get to the Park around 5pm, and I was planning on using railroad to get Adventureland! I understand it is closed during the party.

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May 8, 2018 at 9:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

Great question. We do believe the train runs up until the start of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Jeff B Says...

My daughter is currently into Disney's Descendants. Do you by chance know if any of them, specifically Evie, make an appearance at this party? Thanks!

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May 8, 2018 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff!

The Descendants have not met at past parties, but we've heard rumors about them making their debut this year. Keep an eye on this post for updates on which characters will be available to meet!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 2, 2018 at 6:18 p.m. Laura Says...

Any idea if they sell military tickets in October?

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May 7, 2018 at 5:42 p.m. Tee Says...

This article has been so, so helpful in planning our first visit to MNSSHP! Thank you for all your tips and details! I am really looking forward to the party, and knowing what's in store has put our planning minds at ease.

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May 8, 2018 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tee!

We're so hoppy to hear that! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of our favorite events at Disney World - we're sure you'll have a blast!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2018 at 5:34 p.m. Tee Says...

They do offer military discount tickets for several dates through September 18. Unfortunately, there are no discounts available for later September dates or October. You will have to call the Shades of Green ticketing line to see what dates are available.

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May 2, 2018 at 10:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

Disney offers specially priced theme park tickets and hotel rates for military personnel, but we don't believe they offer discounted Halloween party tickets. You can get those through us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2018 at 6:38 p.m. Laura Says...

There are actually specially-priced military tickets for the 2018 MNSSHP, but they are only available for dates in August and September. They are $56 for adults, and they can only be purchased at the Walt Disney ticket office or through Shades of Green

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May 8, 2018 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

Thanks so much for the awesome info, we really appreciate it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. Megan Says...

Hi! Is it possible to make dining reservations in magic kingdom during the party? I checked the app, and don’t see anything available.

Is everything booked up or is there someplace different I have to look for reservations during the party

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Apr 30, 2018 at 11:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

Yes, dining reservations are available during the party, but only at select locations. We'd recommend calling for reservations so they can verify you have tickets for the party the night you're shooting for a reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2018 at 5:32 p.m. Vicki Says...

We are going the first week in October. If we are buying park tickets for the week and a photo pass. Will we be able to use the photo pass during MNOSHP also or do you have to purchase a separate one for the event?

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Apr 27, 2018 at 2:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicki!

Yes, you'll be able to utilize your same PhotoPass/Memory Maker for the party at no extra cost!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 26, 2018 at 8:38 p.m. Devon Leigh Says...

Hello!! I am going to Orlando in September and want to attend the Spooktacular on Sept. 18. But we are not planning on spending the day in Magic Kingdom. If we buy tickets to just the Halloween party, do we also have to buy entrance to Magic Kingdom? Thanks

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Apr 27, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Devon!

No, there's no need to buy party tickets and park entry tickets - party tickets are good for admission on the day of the party starting at 4 p.m. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. Teresa Ebenal Says...

Are these for dates for Disney World or Disneyland Resort in CA? Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 Dates:

August 17, 24, 28, 31

September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teresa!

These are the dates for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World in Orlando, FL. Keep an eye out on our Disneyland Halloween post for details on the West Coast celebrations!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 5:48 p.m. Nick Says...

I'm going to be at Disney October 7-13. I'm wanting to do a Halloween Party. I know that they say Tuesday's are the best days for lower crowds at the party. But with Monday be Columbus Day is Tuesday still the best day? Or would Thursday? Thanks for you help!

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Apr 26, 2018 at 11:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

The crowds will probably be around the same (according to our Crowd Calendar). Pick the day that works best for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. Marie Says...

Hi, If you enter at 4pm, can you eat at Belle's Castle before the festivities? Thank you!

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marie!

Yes, you can! Just make a reservation ahead of time for anytime after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. ray coe Says...

hi is mnsshp is this a ticket only,or can i get in with my normal tickets,many thanks

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event, so you cannot get in with your standard theme park admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2018 at 2:25 a.m. Diane Says...

Are there any non trick-or-treating snacks/beverages that are included in the party, or will we need to use snack credits/QS entitlements or purchase them separately?

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Apr 24, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diane,

You'll have to purchase additional snacks/beverages separately. Candy is the only thing that is complimentary!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2018 at 2:42 a.m. Thomas Says...

Does the WDW Railroad traditionally not run during the party? I noticed it was not on the list of open attractions. Thanks!

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thomas!

That is correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2018 at 5:54 p.m. Jill Says...

I just purchased my tickets for MNSSHP in October. The cast member I spoke with told me that NEW this year, they are not allowing party guests into MK until 6:00 as opposed to 4:00 as in the past. Event still scheduled to begin at 7:00.

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Apr 23, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. Mandy Davis Says...

I purchased my MNSSHP tickets last week. I was told ticket holders can enter at 4pm and the park closes at 6pm. Hope this helps.

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May 3, 2018 at 9:11 p.m. Amy Says...

Purchased our tickets on April 29th and was told that we can enter the park at 4.

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Apr 20, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill!

Woah - that would be a BIG change! Thanks for letting us know. We'll keep an eye and ear out for more news.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 3:24 a.m. Traci Says...

Any more word on the time they will let you into the park? Still 4 pm or are they changing it?

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Apr 24, 2018 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Traci,

As far as we know, it is still 4:00 p.m.!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2018 at 5:09 p.m. Lisa Says...

I just booked tickets for Halloween night - our honeymoon and first Halloween in America (My husband and I are from Australia). So exciting! I can't wait

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Apr 18, 2018 at 11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Wow, how exciting! You are sure to have a magical Halloween. Congrats on getting married, and we hope you have a lovely honeymoon. Be sure to let us know if we can help answer any questions regarding your trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. Jill Says...

Do you have a date for when you will be selling MNSSHP tickets yet? Thanks

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Apr 17, 2018 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

We expect it to be soon! Keep checking back.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2018 at 4:32 p.m. Dina Says...

Is it worth buying a Halloween Party ticket for more than one night? My son has special needs and although we're planning on going to the park at 4pm, I doubt we can get to see everything in one evening. Thoughts?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dina!

It's tough for anyone to accomplish all there is to do at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in one night! Sometimes we like to go a couple nights a year just to mingle with all of the characters and really enjoy the parades, shows and snacks without feeling rushed. If you're able, we definitely think it'd be worth an extra night!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2018 at 5:17 p.m. Courtney Says...

Do you know if annual pass holders will have access to discounted tickets? Is there any perk for annual pass holders?

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Apr 9, 2018 at 11:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

Pricing details are only available via phone for now, but in past years, passholders have always received a discount.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2018 at 1:51 p.m. Douglas Says...

On the Disney website it lists Oct 6, but not on this site. That’s the only date me and mine have available. I’m hoping that day is one of the dates.

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Apr 10, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas,

We aren't seeing Oct. 6 listed as a party date! Hope you're able to attend the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:09 p.m. Douglas Says...

On the Disney website it lists Oct 6, but not on your site. I’m hoping you made an oopsie, cuz that’s the only date available for me and mine. Crossed fingers.

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

Where are you seeing Oct. 6 listed? The Disney Parks Blog announced the dates here, and we're not seeing Oct. 6 listed. We're so sorry!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 11, 2018 at 12:48 a.m. Douglas Says...

addendum: Tried to find the website. When you search (not using a link) it takes you to LAST years schedule. Just saw that when I tried to verify dates. Crossing my fingers .

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Apr 10, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

We're glad you got to the bottom of that, and hope you're able to make it one of those nights!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

We're glad you got to the bottom of that, and hope you're able to make it one of those nights!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

Where are you seeing Oct. 6 listed? The Disney Parks Blog announced the dates here, and we're not seeing Oct. 6 listed.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 8, 2018 at 8:20 p.m. Colleen Says...

Hi! I was just wondering if you had any advice for seeing the Seven Dwarfs. They're our "must see" meet and greet. We have our park reservations and are getting our MNSSHP tickets on Friday!! We're going on a Tuesday at the end of September, so I'm hoping it won't be too busy. I am totally prepared to stand in line for 2 hrs to see them but was just curious if you thought that sounded realistic or if I'm over/under estimating their popularity. Thanks for the great blog!

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colleen!

That sounds about right. Our recommendation is to visit them at the very beginning (as in, getting in line up to an hour before the party begins) or tail end of the night. We like catching them early because then much of our time spent waiting is before the other party festivities have begun, so we're not missing too much. Also, sometimes they'll surprise you and come out early! The end of the night is another great option, as crowds die down.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2018 at 1:15 a.m. Anne Says...

When it says costumes may not reach the ground, does that mean you can't wear a full length dress? Like to your ankles? I get that they don't want trip hazards but are they also trying to make people not wear full length dresses so they look less like staff?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne!

That is correct - nothing past the ankles. We're not positive about the reasoning, but we think your theories are likely correct. Safety is first priority, so tripping is certainly a concern - and we wouldn't want little ones confusing guests for the actual princesses!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:51 p.m. Krystie Says...

If attending MK on a non-party night during the months of Halloween celebrations, what firework show do you see?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krystie!

If you're attending on a non-party night, you'll see Happily Ever After, which just so happens to be our favorite nighttime spectacular at Disney World! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2018 at 6:59 a.m. Mahi Says...

Does this Micky Halloween event at Disneyland California too?

Is it at Florida Disneyland only?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mahi!

Disneyland hosts Mickey's Halloween Party, a very similar event. You can check out our Guide to Disneyland Halloween for details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2018 at 6:44 p.m. Britney Says...

Once tickets are available for MNSSHP 2018, will you be 1) offering them here on your site, and 2) be offering them for any sort of discount?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Britney!

Stay tuned - we will be offering discounted tickets soon!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 1, 2018 at 10:54 p.m. ELIA Says...

Do you have to be a guest at the Disney hotels? O is the event available for everybody??

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Apr 3, 2018 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elia!

You do not have to be a Disney resort guest to attend. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is open to everyone!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 28, 2018 at 1:27 a.m. Tom Says...

I went to two parties last year, 9/26 and 9/29 and had lots of fun, Winnie the Pooh character meet and greet was very long though, almost 90 minutes on Tuesday! Cannot wait to go again on 10/1 this year

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Mar 25, 2018 at 3:07 p.m. Amy Says...

I need a little clarification on ticket prices. What is the advance ticket price for adults. We don’t have any kiddos.

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Mar 26, 2018 at 3:13 p.m. Charlee Says...

It was 159 for my fiance and I for September!

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Mar 26, 2018 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Ticket prices vary depending on the night. For example, Halloween night will be more expensive than one of the dates in late August. You can get pricing on specific dates by calling Disney at (407) 939-1872.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. moniesha Says...

I just purchased for 2 adults and it was a little over $230. It was because we are coming October 28th for the event. However if you go in August or September you can definitely save some money as the tickets are cheaper!

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Mar 22, 2018 at 6:49 p.m. Rebecca Says...

This is my first time attending the Halloween Party. I just purchased my tickets. I was wondering for the price, what was included. I know the candy is free but do you have to pay extra for the other treats and dinner?

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Mar 22, 2018 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

Yes, mostly everything else you have to purchase (including any special treats, food, souvenirs, etc.) You will receive a candy bag and of course, the candy is free. Hope you have spooktacular time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 23, 2018 at 7:26 p.m. Lori w Says...

Disney isnt showing tickets are available yet. How do you get them?

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

Tickets are currently on sale by phone only, so you'll need to call Disney to order tickets!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. lacey Says...

hello, do you know if we would be able to get a deal with the halloween party if we wanted to also visit other parks on different days? i've never done MNSSHP and initially had a plan of buying 2-day park hopper tickets, but this sort of throws a wrench in that plan if i wanted to attend the party and not have to spend a TON of extra money. what would my best option be?

thanks!

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacey,

We aren't aware of any MNSSHP deals, but you can enter the park with a party ticket at 4pm before MNSSHP officially begins that night. Park Hoppers are more costly than a Magic Your Way Ticket, so if park hopping isn't totally necessary for you, then you could consider purchasing a Magic Your Way Ticket to save some extra bucks!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2018 at 4 p.m. Sarah Says...

I just called Disney and they said the tickets are $99+ tax for adults and $94+ tax for kids.

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Mar 21, 2018 at 5:34 p.m. Kristen Says...

Thanks for the article! Would I be correct in assuming that if we go to Magic Kingdom for the day and plan to stay through the party (not leaving and coming back at 4) that we would not be allowed to wear costumes?

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Mar 21, 2018 at 10:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen!

In the past, this has been totally fine - and we assume it will be this year as well. We'll keep this article updated if we hear otherwise.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 21, 2018 at 2:12 p.m. Charlee Says...

Got my tickets!!! Going in September, hoping crowds are a bit low so we can experience as much as we can! Vacation can't come fast enough!

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Mar 20, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. Brittni Says...

I may be being dense here, but if we have already purchased a vacation package and we will be there when this is going on, do I need to call and purchase additional tickets for my family to be able to attend the party?

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittni,

If the vacation package did not include the party tickets, then yes, you'll need to purchase additional tickets to attend the party! Regular park tickets are not valid for MNSSHP, so you'll need to make sure everyone has a party ticket to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Kelly Says...

Good Morning!

This October will be our first time at the MNSSHP and we're excited. We'll be traveling with a 2 1/2 year old and know that she doesn't need park tickets on a normal night. Does she need a ticket to the party ? Thank you!

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

No, she won't need a party ticket!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Michael Says...

Hello,

Does Disney ever add dates? I have see Nov 1 before and did not see it on the list this year. We were really hoping to attend on Nov 1.

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Mar 20, 2018 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Disney adds date on occasion if demand permits, but only rarely. We wouldn't count on it -- they will likely be busy putting Christmas decor up on Nov. 1!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2018 at 3:46 a.m. Iliana Says...

Just want to be sure - a ticket to MNSSHP includes admission to the park? We don't need to use our regular park ticket to get into MK the day of the party, correct?

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Mar 19, 2018 at 11:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Your MNSSHP ticket will get you into the park beginning at 4PM on the day of the event. You will, however, need a park ticket if you wish to visit earlier in the day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 19, 2018 at 11:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Your MNSSHP ticket will get you into the park beginning at 4PM on the day of the event. You will, however, need a park ticket if you wish to visit earlier in the day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. J. Bueti Says...

Hello,

I have heard that The Haunted Mansion is extra spooky for the party, does this added spookiness only begin after 7:00 official party time?

Also, if Moana is our “must see” character, what are your tips?

Great helpful article!

Thanks,

J.

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Mar 27, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, the added spookiness starts at party time! You'll see the maids and butlers dressed even more spooky for the party, as well as the hearse driver at front and more. If Moana is a priority for you, then you should definitely get in line early! Some of the more exclusive characters (including Moana) start meeting before the party begins (but you must have your party wristband). We recommend getting to Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m. when party guests are allowed in the park and hopping in line for Moana.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 19, 2018 at 9:22 p.m. Joanne Says...

Are all nights the same with same parade, fireworks, events, treats etc?

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Mar 19, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne!

Yes - all of the party nights are consistent with characters, entertainment, etc.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 18, 2018 at 3:13 p.m. Tonya Says...

How many nights a week do they normally hold the Halloween party?

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Mar 19, 2018 at 9:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tonya!

The Halloween party usually takes place about 3 nights per week. Even if you're only visiting for a few days during September-October, there's a good chance you'll catch one!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 18, 2018 at 7:17 a.m. Rebekah Says...

We are visiting MK for the first time for 3 days in October. I was not familiar with MNSSHP when I booked. Based on the dates of MNSSHP for the past two years it appears that 2 of the 3 days we will be there the park will close early for the party. I feel very disappointed about that (especially missing the fireworks) and wonder what the likelihood is that on the day there is no party there might be Extra Magic Hours. (I feel like it is quite unfair to close that early and not be able to know that up front when making our travel plans.)

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Mar 23, 2018 at 7:43 p.m. Lori W Says...

I agree with you. I have confirmed that they are closing even earlier this year, at 6 pm. I will be there Oct 18 thru the 27th and there will only be 3 days that MK will be open at night during my stay. Not happy about this at all. In past years they may open 1 hour early (whoopie), be open until 11 pm and have extra magic hours until 1 am, which doesn't do much good with kids. Or they might not have any additional hours for MK. I will avoid this time of year from now on as i have also heard MK is very busy on the nights they are open because of all the early closings.

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Mar 19, 2018 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebekah!

We totally understand your concerns. The Halloween parties can make it difficult to plan - and with the Magic Kingdom fireworks being our favorite nighttime spectacular, we wouldn't want you to miss them! Dates should be announced very soon. And yes - the park is usually open later on regular nights to make up for party nights. Keep an eye on this post for details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 17, 2018 at 6:20 p.m. Gayle Says...

Hi there I was just wondering during Halloween season not nessesarily during mnsshp is the pirate pals dessert /fireworks voayage still available ?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gayle,

You can hop here to check the availability of the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Dessert Voyage for your trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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