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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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Mar 14, 2018 at 8:25 p.m. Rhianna Says...

Hi, how comes there is websites selling these tickets now and disney isn’t? We’re hoping to go in October. We’ve got Anual passes and it says on the disney website we can get discounted tickets but do you know how much?

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Apr 18, 2018 at 5:28 p.m. Anthony Says...

Pricing is now available on Disney World website. Annual passholders only save $5

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Mar 15, 2018 at 5:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rhianna!

Tickets and dates have not yet been released for this year's Not So Scary Halloween Party. We'll update this post as soon as we hear! Passholder tickets are usually around $25 less, but we'll have to see about this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 12, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. Martina. Says...

Hi

If i have a mnsshp ticket, can I enter the park with a regular day ticket at say 12pm? Or before 4pm? To make use of the regular day ticket?

Thanks

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Mar 15, 2018 at 3:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martina,

Yes, if you have a valid park ticket, then you can enter the park when it opens that day (before the party). You'll just have to make your way to one of the wristband kiosks located throughout the park to show your MNSSHP ticket and receive a wristband for the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 12, 2018 at 2:09 p.m. Elke Says...

Hello,

This year me and my fiance will be heading to orlando for our honeymoon. We are planning our visit between 29th-8th november. We are coming from Belgium and we want to do the Mickey's not so scary halloween party for sure.

We are wondering if it really is sold out quickly the tickets. Because we would like to join the party on 30 or 31 october of 1st of november. Is it really crowdy then?

We are planning 4 days in the parks. So i guess it's best to plan the visit with magic kingdom togethet with the party. So you can stay really long in the park after closure :)

Also what weather can we expect during this visit.

Thanks in advance for the answer and tips :)

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elke,

The party tickets do tend to sell out quickly, so we advise booking as soon as you're able to! You'll see moderate crowds, especially with it being Halloween and the following weekend being the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend. Check out Orlando Crowd Calendar to see predicted crowd levels! Historically, the weather is in the high 70s/low 80s (Fahrenheit) and definitely prepare for it to be humid. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 11, 2018 at 12:25 a.m. Heather Anne Says...

Trying to plan our trip to the Halloween Party, but can’t find any info on pricing. I know tickets aren’t available yet, but just trying to get a ballpark idea what the cost may be so I can start saving.

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Mar 15, 2018 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather Anne!

Pricing usually runs between $75-$110 for tickets, depending on the night. For example, nights in late August will be significantly cheaper than Halloween itself. We'll update this post as soon as this year's pricing is announced!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 7, 2018 at 5:44 p.m. M V Says...

When will the parties be expected to start this year? Is late August still on the table? Is there any evidence that the 1st or 2nd week of September would be less crowded?

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Mar 7, 2018 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We expect an announcement on the party dates this month and imagine late August will be on the table. You can check out our Crowd Calendar for an idea of what to expect!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 6, 2018 at 3:36 p.m. Heidi Says...

We're coming to Disney for Mickeys Halloween Party. Just wondering, can we get in the park earlier than 7pm so we can plan dinner with Sophia the 1st, Doc McStephen, Handy Manny and Jake the pirate without purchasing a regular day pass?

We thought about doing this prior to the party

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Mar 6, 2018 at 9:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heidi!

You can get into Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m. if you have tickets to that evening's party. This is a great way to get some extra park time! However, there is not a Disney Junior character meal at Magic Kingdom - this takes place at Hollywood Studios during the day.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 11, 2018 at 3 a.m. VG Says...

How long is the event? What time does the event usually end?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The event runs from 7 p.m. until midnight. With your party ticket, you can enter the park as early as 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 10, 2018 at 12:50 p.m. Claire Says...

Can you please let me know if the park closes early every night during Halloween party time or only on the dates they release with evening parties.

Thanks from down under mum

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire!

The park closes at 7 p.m. on the nights of the Halloween parties only. The park is open for normal hours (typically until approximately 10 p.m.) on days when the party is not taking place during the Halloween season.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 8, 2018 at 12:18 a.m. Jackie Says...

I am trying to make the most of our time. I have read that FastPass is not available during the party. Does that mean FastPass times end at 4pm or 7pm?

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Feb 8, 2018 at 9:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie!

You are not able to make FastPass+ reservations beyond 7 p.m. We toad-ally recommend using FP+ between 4-7 p.m. to make the most of your time before the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 15, 2018 at 6:58 p.m. Misty Says...

Do you have to use a normal park ticket in order to make FP+ reservations between 4:00 - 7:00, or can you make them with your party ticket? We weren't planning on using one of our normal park tickets on the day of the party.

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Mar 15, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Misty,

Yes, you can reserve FastPass+ reservations for between 4:00pm and 7:00pm with your party ticket!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 7, 2018 at 3:42 p.m. Charlee Says...

Do we know around when they will release the dates for the 2018 year? I'm trying to see when I can decide which day I will do Disney's and Universal's Halloween Parties

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Feb 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charlee!

Dates for the Halloween events are usually announced in March. We'll keep you posted!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Meredith Santucci Says...

Hi! Is there an email list we can get on when dates are released and tix go on sale? Thanks!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meredith!

If you scroll to the bottom of our home page, you can sign up for our newsletter so you can keep an eye on things like this. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 25, 2018 at 8:57 p.m. Lizzy Says...

I had a question about the early entry with the party ticket. If you go in at 4, are you allowed to wear your costume even though the party doesn’t start until 7?

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Jan 26, 2018 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lizzy!

This is a great question, because normally adults are not permitted to wear costumes at the parks. However, the answer here is YES! You can toad-ally wear your costume when you enter the park at 4, and you won't be alone! Lots of people enter early in full costume. We can't wait to see what you dress up as.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 18, 2018 at 10:10 p.m. Debbie Says...

Do you think the Halloween party will start in August again? I'm starting to plan our trip now. I'm thinking of staying from August the 24- September the 5. I'm hoping they will have at least 1 party during that time.

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Jan 23, 2018 at 12:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

We can't make any promises, but we do suspect the Halloween parties will begin in August again this year. Keep an eye on this post for when the dates are announced...we are confident a date will be available during your vacation!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2017 at 7:10 p.m. Gail Williams Stone Says...

I love seeing all the neat and creative costumes!

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Oct 29, 2017 at 12:32 a.m. Lisa Says...

When do they start selling the official merchandise for the party?

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Oct 29, 2017 at 8:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Party merchandise is usually available by the time the party starts at 7 p.m. Check the Emporium once you arrive.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2017 at 10:35 a.m. KT Says...

Hello, what time does the 2nd parade start? Does the 2nd parade start right after the firework is done? If that's the case, and we want to watch the fireworks and the 2nd parade, what time do we need to gather around in front of the castle for the fireworks? I image it will be overcrowded already, because people watching the 1st parade are already there!? Thanks for your reply.

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Oct 12, 2017 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KT,

The second parade is at 11:15 p.m., with the fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Many people watch the first parade at 9:15 p.m. on Main Street U.S.A., then stay where they are to watch Hallowishes. If you want to see the fireworks in front of the castle, find your spot at least 45 minutes before the show starts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. Krissy Says...

how do I get the discounted tickets, I don't see a way to buy

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Oct 4, 2017 at 12:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krissy,

Here's the link to purchase Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2017 at 8:27 a.m. Mel Says...

Hi!

Do you think the August dates were popular enough to entice Disney to do some again next year? We are trying to book our 2018 vacation and would hate to miss out if we can. Possibly squeeze one in!

Thank you!

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Sep 27, 2017 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mel,

We won't know until they post the dates for the 2018 party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2017 at 11:34 a.m. Mel Says...

Thank you! We are going to leave our flights until as late as we can in the hope that the dates are announced before them. Stay at AKL booked though (we can adjust the dates if necessary). Free dining swung it for us!

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Sep 26, 2017 at 10:58 p.m. Casey Says...

We have an event ticket in a month. Am I able to use that event ticket to make fast pass selections ahead of time? I have tried to do that today and the system used my last day of my 4 day pass. The Halloween party ticket is linked. Please help!

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Sep 27, 2017 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Casey,

You may use your event ticket to book Fastpass+ between 4 and 7 p.m. If you're having problems booking through MDE, we recommend calling Disney Fastpass+ Help at 1-407-939-4357.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2017 at 11:35 p.m. Amy Darley Says...

Hi! When I click on the link it doesn't show the discounted price. Am I doing something wrong?

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Oct 14, 2017 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

The price you see is the discounted price.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2017 at 1:56 p.m. Annie Says...

Hello, what would you recommend...We have been to the No-So-Scary Halloween at DisneyWorld for the past 3 years with our kids (ages 9, 7, 5, & 2). My question is, do you think it's more worth it to just buy a regular Magic Kingdom full day pass on a day when there is not a NSSHP or do the special event and buy just the NSSHP ticket? We love it, but we also mostly just go to NSSHP for the rides and character meet-and-greets, but not necessarily the special meet & greets of those special ones that are there only on the NSSHP nights. Thanks in advance!

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Sep 26, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. Carole Says...

Hi,

We are planning on going to the Halloween Party in a couple of weeks however left a bit confused after reading the above. We are not planning on buying any other disney tickets this year other than this event. Will we still be able to get in a 4pm or will we need to wait till 7pm? I tried looking on disney website but just says the halloween party starts at 7pm but doesnt actually confirm when the gates open. If we could get in at 4pm we would go for then, but doesnt seem right that disney would give you 3 hours 'free'. We would hate to arrive at 4pm and left stuck at the gates for 3 hours with young kids. Please could you clarify.

Thanks

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Oct 4, 2017 at 9:25 p.m. Haley Brooks Says...

We have went every year for several years and we have always been able to get into the park at 4pm with our event ticket. We did not purchase regular day tickets.

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Sep 26, 2017 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

While the party does start at 7 p.m., guests may enter starting at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2017 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annie,

If you're not interested in the things that make MNSSHP unique — shows, parades, special characters — it makes sense (to us) that you skip it and spend a full day at the Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. Amanda Says...

We've purchased our tickets to the party.

Made reservations at Cinderella's Castle.

But I just noticed the times for the Hallowishes.

Reservations are at 9:55. Fireworks at 10:15.

Anyway we could pull off both?

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Sep 24, 2017 at 9 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

If you really need to see Hallowishes, we recommend moving your dinner reservations to well before or after the show. Rushing either experience isn't worth it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2017 at 3:34 p.m. Tom Says...

I am planning on attending the MK and the party the same day? Can I stash my costume in my bag or do I need to leave it in the car until 4?

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Sep 14, 2017 at 1:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom,

You should be fine bringing your costume in your bag and keeping it with you during the day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2017 at 4:24 p.m. Lori Says...

Hi. I am getting ready to purchase tickets for our family of 4 to the Halloween Party. Is the party totally appropriate in your opinion for a 6-year old?

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Sep 10, 2017 at 8:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

YES. It's great for the tadpoles, though they tend to get tired as the evening goes on.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2017 at 2:41 p.m. J moo Says...

So i can get into the park at 4 pm for the mnsshp? Also what rides WILL be open? Exspecially want to know if the haunted mansion is open for mnsshp? Thanks!

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Sep 8, 2017 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Yes, you may enter the party at 4 p.m. Haunted Mansion is scheduled to be open during the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2017 at 11:40 p.m. melissa Says...

Kinda confused. Are the other rides usually open as well? We will mainly be going for the 4:00 entrance and shorter lines.

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Sep 21, 2017 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

The attractions that are not available during the party will be open between 4 and 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2017 at 6:13 p.m. Carla Says...

I'm sorry but I am getting confused reading the other posts. So if I plan to spend the whole day at Magic Kingdom and would also like to attend the party that evening while we are there, do I need to purchase separate tickets for the party as well?

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Sep 6, 2017 at 1:22 p.m. Danielle Poole Says...

Yes you have to buy a separate ticket. Last year we spent a full day at Magic Kingdom then went back on a different day for the Halloween party.

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Sep 5, 2017 at 10:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carla,

Yes, you will need a purchase a separate ticket in order to attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2017 at 3:32 a.m. Maureen Hawley Says...

So, do you need a regular park ticket or just a MNSSHP ticket to enter? Also, can you do more than one park per day without the hopper option using two base tickets? Thanks for the clarification!

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Sep 1, 2017 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maureen,

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is a separate ticket event. Yes, you can use two base tickets to enter two different parks on the same day. Know that a hopper ticket will be less than using two full day tickets on one day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 9, 2018 at 4:27 p.m. Taryn Says...

This is only accurate if they have two 1-day tickets to the separate parks as opposed to a multi-day ticket. If you have a 3-day ticket, for example, you cannot use two entitlements on it on the same day. The ticket will not allow you entrance at a second park.

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Aug 28, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. Lacey Says...

We are going to the nov 1 mnsshn and was wondering if at some point the meet and greets stop or do they run until closing?

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Sep 1, 2017 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacey,

In our experience, they will occasionally shut the line down before closing. This depends on how long the wait time is. We suggest making the characters you want to visit a top priority so you're not shut out.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2017 at 8:34 p.m. Angela Krosnick Says...

Great Tips! I love to go back at halloween. I went in 1999.

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Aug 9, 2017 at 2:28 p.m. Michelle Says...

Thanks for the great tips! Where do you suggest we grab a seat for the earlier parade and how long before the parade starts? I want to make sure my boys (7&4) can see and enjoy it fully! TIA!

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Aug 9, 2017 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Read this post, which talks about where to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade. Most of that advice applies to the Halloween-or any—Disneyland Parade. We recommend getting your spot 45 minutes to an hour before the parade.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2017 at 8:11 p.m. viri Says...

so do you have to buy a ticket for the Halloween party and then the ticket for the main Disneyland entrance?

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Aug 7, 2017 at 4:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Viri,

Mickey's Halloween Party is a separate-ticket event. To attend the party, you only need that separate ticket.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2017 at 4:43 p.m. Emma hernandez Says...

Were going next month 20-22 for regular ticket to we have to go out early because mickey party thanks

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Sep 26, 2017 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emma,

The Magic Kingdom will close early for the party on Oct. 20 and 22 at 7 p.m. We recommend visiting on Oct 21, when the park will be open until midnight.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. Debbie Says...

Hi,

I've been hearing different things and I am a little confused. We want to go to MNSSHP. Do we need to buy a regular ticket and a special event to attend the party? We only want to go to the party itself. However $100 plus the $75 for the party is kind of expensive. Thanks in advance.

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Sep 5, 2017 at 1:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

If you just want to visit the party, then you only need the special event MNSSHP ticket. No additional Magic Kingdom admission required.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2017 at 11:47 a.m. Juliana Says...

The buying page is out... that can I do? There is no more tickets?

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Aug 7, 2017 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Juliana,

We're seeing many dates have tickets available. Try visiting again and looking at various dates.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 21, 2017 at 1:46 a.m. Molly Says...

The link to the ticket page isn't working. Do you still have tickets?

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Aug 21, 2017 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Molly,

Hop back over. It should be up and running!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2017 at 3:21 a.m. Kevin Says...

On the days that it is NOT the Not so Scary party, does Hallowwishes play or the new fireworks show? Thanks!

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Aug 6, 2017 at 2:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

On non-party days, the fireworks show—if scheduled—will be Happily Ever After.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2017 at 7:59 p.m. Alison Mellor Says...

Hi There!

Great site guys! Please forgive me if this sounds stupid, but if we buy tickets for MNSSHN is that all we need for entry? IE: We don't have to buy regular park tickets and the halloween tickets are an add on? Many Thanks for your time :)

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Aug 1, 2017 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alison,

You got it! You only need a ticket for the party if you're just planning on going to the park during this time. The ticket grants you admission to the party and park (during the party hours).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2017 at 6:17 p.m. Gael Says...

Hello, we will come from France to attend Halloween party at disneyworld. Is it possible to enter at 4pm already dressed with a costume or do we need to take regular clothes with us? Thank you!

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Aug 1, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gael,

You can enter the park at 4:00 p.m. already dressed in costume. Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2017 at 12:14 p.m. Olivia Says...

I know this sounds corny but I cant stop crying at the thought of after literally several YEARS of saving money, that I finally get to take my 5 kids to Disney/Universal! This is a huge, huge cost for us & we know we will never be able to go back so we want to do it up right so to speak! I have already researched budgeting by taking non-perishable food in a back back but do you have any other ways to save? I was also wondering what day of the week is the least busy for Not So Scary Halloween party? THANK YOU for this page because it is by far the best I have read yet! Very informative! Bless you for putting this together!

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Sep 21, 2017 at 7:37 p.m. Caroline Says...

Not it's not corny oh and you made a mistake you said back back instead of back pack

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Aug 27, 2017 at 1:49 p.m. Sue Says...

Don't pack water bottles! A cup of free water is available almost anywhere they serve fountain drinks. Just ask!

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Sep 21, 2017 at 7:39 p.m. Disney Says...

Yes that's true

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Jul 23, 2017 at 11:35 p.m. Michelle Says...

We are planning a trip in 2018 and are trying to decide between September or October. MNSSHP is something we would love to attend. My question is: do you notice a big change in the party either in September vs October? Other than perhaps attendance. Thank you!

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Jul 25, 2017 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Besides attendance, there aren't any huge differences between September and October. You might see party goers dressed up and more festive in October, but other than that, the party stays the same.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 20, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. Michel Says...

Hi there, just made a reservation for dinner at the castle for this event, do i need to buy the tickets to the party in addition?

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Jul 24, 2017 at 7:57 p.m. Amanda S. Says...

If your dining reservation is before 7pm, you won't need a party ticket, but if you finish dinner after 7pm, you will probably be escorted to the exit if you don't have a party ticket. If you do have a party ticket, you can stay for the party. But you shouldn't waste precious party time at a sit-down meal. Definitely do that before the party officially starts at 7pm.

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Jul 5, 2017 at 6:03 a.m. Makayla Says...

Can adults bring their own bag (for candy) too?

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Aug 19, 2017 at 12:39 p.m. Erika Garcia Says...

Adults to get candy as well. I have to say that we did not go to all of the candy stops and we got a good amount of candy.

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Jul 5, 2017 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Makayla,

Yes, adults may bring their own bag for collecting candy.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2017 at 8:07 p.m. Gillian Says...

Hi, I'm assuming that on the nights of MNSSHP. there is no happily ever after fireworks show? I was wondering if the Villainous fireworks show is as nice as the happily ever after show? Which one would you recommend? Thanks!

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Jun 30, 2017 at 7:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gillian,

Because the HalloWishes Fireworks show is only during the party, we would see that one. Happily Ever After is AMAZING and should be around for a while.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2017 at 6:44 p.m. Lese Says...

What month of the year do tickets typically go on sale? I want to take my kids in 2018. We went in 2016 and LOVED IT! So much fun! No long lines for any ride. SO MUCH CANDY!

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Aug 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Rose Says...

Hi! Do you think we will be able to ride most rides if we arrive at 7pm? Our flight doesn't get in til 6.

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Aug 20, 2017 at 2:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

It's possible. The rides are not the big draw during the parties, as most people enjoy the characters and entertainment instead.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2017 at 3:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lese,

This year tickets went on sale in May. We'd expect tickets to be available around that same timeframe in 2018.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 14, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. Kerri Says...

Hello Happy Hopper!

Me and my partner are big kids and we are doing MNSSHP for the first time in 2018. Can the adults do trick or treating as well?? or is it a bit frowned upon?? are there queues at the trick or treat stations??

Thank you!!

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Jun 14, 2017 at 7:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kerri,

We're hoppy for your and your family to visit MSSSHP. There are queues at the various treat stations. While trick-or-treating for adults is frowned upon, you'll have plenty of other fun activities to enjoy!

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 18, 2017 at 6:31 p.m. Samantha Says...

Trick or treating is not frowned upon. Everyone is encouraged to trick or treat and is welcome to.

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Jul 31, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. Melissa Says...

I am really disappointed that trick or treating is frowned upon for adults - so I can retreat to my inner child for everything else in the Magic Kingdom but this? - to be honest that has just put me off going and I had really been looking forward to it!

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Jul 30, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. Candace Says...

Did you mean that trick or treating *is* or *isn't* frowned upon for adults? I'm just a bit confused because a few years ago we had treat bags and the CMs didn't seem to have a problem with us getting candy but I didn't know if that had changed. You'd also mentioned further up that adults get bags as well. Thank you! ????

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Aug 29, 2017 at 12:54 a.m. Beth Says...

The Trick or Treating is for everyone! You are given a bag as you enter Main Street...Can't tell you how many times I've been to the party with adults only....we had a great time trick or treating! I've never had a problem with any cast member not wanting to give you candy! That's one of the best parts of the party!

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Jun 9, 2017 at 11:50 a.m. Steve B Says...

We have booked for MNSSHP but dont see that Big Thunder Railroad is on the list of attractions that are open during the party, is this always the case?

What is the best time to start to queue for the Seven Dwarfs please as we will be arriving in the park at 4pm.

Cheers

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Jun 9, 2017 at 7:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve,

It appears that Disney has changed the attraction lineup for this year's party.

We would recommend lining up 90 minutes to 2 hours before in order to see the Seven Dwarfs. Know that people will be lining up starting at 4 pm. They're a very popular photo op!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 9, 2017 at 7:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve,

It appears that Disney has changed the attraction lineup for this year's party.

We would recommend lining up 90 minutes to 2 hours before in order to see the Seven Dwarfs. Know that people will be lining up starting at 4 pm. They're popular.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 8, 2017 at 8:59 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Nevermind, I just realized that your dates are for Disneyworld. Not Disneyland.

Thanks

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Jul 21, 2017 at 12:31 a.m. alexis Says...

likewise. i read this entire blog post without even realizing that because it isn't really stated anywhere, they just say "Disney" -.-

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May 31, 2017 at 8:32 p.m. The House of Many Says...

Attending my first MNSSHP 2017 - My little people have severe nut allergies (all nuts) and have never trick or treated. Any tips on trick or treating for the first time and not spoiling the moment (memory) for my little people. :)

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Jun 5, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. Rose Says...

Disney actually has safe trick or treating available for those with allergies!

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Jun 3, 2017 at 7:35 p.m. Karla Says...

Hi.

I have just read on the website that the children with allergies can still do trick or treating but they get given a token and then you take all the tokens to a station where they exchange it for sweets suitable for them. Have a look on their website

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Jun 3, 2017 at 7:27 p.m. Laura Says...

I've heard that you can order a special bag on Guest Relations and get nut free candies only.

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Jun 1, 2017 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

If you focus on the shows, attractions, characters and costumes, your little ones may not even realize there is trick-or-treating going on. Perhaps surprise them with safe "treats" at the hotel before you head to the party.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 28, 2017 at 11:53 a.m. Jackie Says...

Hello!

Do you have a park plan for the party?

Thanks!

Jackie

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May 28, 2017 at 7:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie,

Sorry, we don't have a park plan for the party. Have fun on your visit!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2017 at 4:35 a.m. Amanda Says...

Hello! Are you ab,e to make reservations at the restaurants that are open during the party? And if so when can you make them?

Thanks!

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Jun 23, 2017 at 10:01 p.m. mrsnch Says...

I just made dinner reservations at Be Our Guest for Dinner at 7:25pm for MNSSHP on August 29, 2017. I also read you could make reservations at Cinderella's Castle and Crystal Palace. They do mention you have to have a ticket to the party to gain entrance to the restaurant ( of course!)

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May 26, 2017 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Last year, restaurants such as Be Our Guest and Crystal Palace were not available for the party. If you enter the party at 4:00, you may dine with a reservation between 4-7. You may look for reservations now on the Disney website under the restaurant you're looking to dine at.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 23, 2017 at 6:07 p.m. Helen Says...

Hello! I am a little confused as I am completely new to the whole Halloween thing at Disneyland.

So if I was to purchase a Halloween ticket, will I have access to everything I would normally have access to such as rides and other entertainment? Or is the Halloween entertainment replacing the regular entertainment?

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May 23, 2017 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

Disneyland has their own separate-ticket event, Mickey's Halloween Party, that does feature some exclusive entertainment. Last year, it was the Halloween Screams Fireworks spectacular. Here's a full Guide to Disneyland Halloween post to give you some more information.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 22, 2017 at 1:39 a.m. Felicity Says...

I'm so excited to go in October will be my first year at mickeys not so scary Halloween party! Now I know you can wear costumes I must get my thinking cap on!

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May 19, 2017 at 1:48 p.m. Nathan Says...

We have 5 day park hopper passes and we're trying to plan around at least one day of the MNSSHP. I'm anticipating the crowds but I'm trying to minimilize that issue as we will be bringing a child under 2 with us. With Halloween on a Tuesday, would you anticipate the crowds being near to or as bad as they have been in the past? I tried looking in the crowd calendar and it rates it as a yellow, but I'm assuming it is based off of the day of the week average and not with anticipation of the event. Is it safe to assume the crowds will be low on a Tuesday and more packed on a Friday or Sunday in regards to the Party?

TL;DR - Would it be fine to attend the Halloween day party or purchase a ticket for the week prior (ie, Tue, Thur, Fri, or Sun) for the intent of avoiding the larger crowds?

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May 19, 2017 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathan,

The best indication we have on party crowds are the prices. The higher tickets are the near the last few days of October. Going during the Oct 15, 17, 19 could be a great time to go for daytime crowds and lower ticket prices. Know that you may not be the only family targeting the less expensive days, so the party still may be busy those days.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2017 at 8:52 a.m. Nicole Kennedy Says...

Hiya - I also have a 14 day pass and was planning on going to the park earlier than 4oclock. Will we still be able to use the two different tickets so we can enter the park earlier?

Thanks x

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May 18, 2017 at 7:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Yes. Shortly before 7 p.m., they will start checking if day guests have tickets for MSSHP.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 16, 2017 at 8:01 p.m. Tina K. Says...

Hi! Thanks for this post. I'm attending Disney for 3 days in September and plan to buy tickets for MNSSHP on Sept. 22. Do you think it's wise, with such a short trip, to buy both a regular ticket and a party ticket for one day? My main priorities are the rides. Are the rides open until the party is over at 12 a.m.? Thanks so much!

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Jul 20, 2017 at 3:34 p.m. Donna Says...

Tina,

Disney is showing that Splash Mtn is closed for refurb and Jungle Cruise isn't open for MNSSHP. You can see all of the attractions that will be open for the party if you check Disney world site in MNSSHP event section.

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May 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Jane Says...

Tina,

I would not spend the money on the tickets this year. We go for the rides and some of the characters. However, they just announced that 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise and Big Thunder Mountain will NOT be open for the party this year, which sucks because those are the best rides! So not only did they increase the ticket price, they took away rides.

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Aug 6, 2017 at 5:02 p.m. Linda Says...

According to the official Disney site, those rides WILL be open. I was assured by a cast member that they will be.

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Jun 1, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. Michael Says...

Where dI'd you see all of those were closed? I can't seem to find that anywhere. I know splash will not be open, bit that's because it's going down for an early refurb this year.

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May 16, 2017 at 3:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina,

You'll find that the rides are not the priority of people attending MNSSHP. You may have shorter waits during the party than a regular day. For us, it makes sense to spend non-party time on the rides, then focus on the entertainment and character interactions at the party.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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