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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.

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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). Note that this year, Stitch is meeting in his Elvis costume! With waits as long as three hours for some characters, you need a strategy! Hop down to tips to see our best strategies for meeting them.

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally *

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 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 (dressed in Halloween costumes)
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Minnie Mouse (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella DeVil *
  • Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Princess Tiana
  • Princess Elena
  • Goofy  (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Seven Dwarfs

Tomorrowland

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

Adventureland

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

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

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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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Aug 2, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. Kayla Says...

Hello, I know you have a list of open rides available, but I have not been to Disney since I was a kid.. Does this list mean that /most/ rides will be open??

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Sep 6, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. Scot Says...

Most are open a select few close. It’s a good trade off because of the shorter lines you can ride more than on a normal day pass.

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Aug 3, 2018 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kayla,

You can expect most rides to be open with the exception of a few (such as Splash Mountain)!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:33 p.m. celia Says...

HI! I am going to MNSS in Oct. If we choose not to go to a park that day and ONLY the MNSS event, will it use one of our park day passes up? Like If I have a 5 day pass will it use it + the MNSS ticket and we would only have a 4 day pass?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Celia!

Great question. No worries, entering the park for the party will NOT use up one of the days of your ticket. The party ticket grants Magic Kingdom entry beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2018 at 5:21 a.m. HopingToGoSoon Says...

I cant seem to find anything on your site for more than 4-5 days...

Looking for discounted packages for our family of 4 - (2 adults, kids ages 3 & 10)

Can you help us find a 6-7 day ticket w/park hopper, memory maker, dining plan (w/1 table service so the mid-level plan), at a resort with easy access to parks by boat, monorail, or QUICK bus ride. We plan to stay on site for everything and do the Halloween Party of course. Open to ANY dates in October, but prefer T/W because of flight prices and crowds.

The idea of a 40 minute bus ride with an exhausted preschooler is out of the question. Accessible a plus. Do you know if Disney offers Teacher discounts?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 5:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We sell a variety of park hopper options (including 6- and 7-day) as well as awesome hotels. For quick and easy transportation, we recommend staying at one of the monorail loop resorts near Magic Kingdom (Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Contemporary) or at the Boardwalk, Beach or Yacht Club Resorts at the Boardwalk. You can purchase your discounted Not So Scary tickets through us as well! Dining plans and Memory Maker will need to be purchased through Disney.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 29, 2018 at 7:46 p.m. Lisa Hennigan Says...

Hello, when do we find out what special desserts they are selling this year for MNSSHP? I'm from the UK and already booked my ticket!, do they change their treats year from year? Also is it worth dressing up? I'm also solo traveller and undecided what to wear that night.

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Jul 29, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

They'll announce the special desserts closer to the party ... and we'll be there the first night! So keep an eye out on this post for updates.

We love dressing up, but it's certainly not mandatory. Totally up to you and how froggy you are feeling :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 27, 2018 at 11:39 a.m. Debbie Says...

My daughter and her boyfriend purchased tickets for this event but had to move the date up a week. She already purchased the tickets for the first date. Do you know if she will be able to exchange the tickets to her new date?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

Hmmm, typically these tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable, but there might be a chance you can change the date (as long as the desired date is not already sold out.) If purchased through Undercover Tourist, you can call our customer service at 1 (800) 846-1302. If purchased through Disney, call (407) 566-4985 to see if an exchange is possible.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2018 at 11:19 p.m. Frank Says...

We are planning for the MNSSHP with a 4 year old and 1 year old. We bought our tickets just for the party but thinking of getting tickets to Magic Kingdom for the same day. Would you recommend doing Magic Kingdom all day in the morning to until the party ends? I feel the kids would be exhausted. Maybe we should just rest all day and be there by 4pm when they let us in.

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frank!

This is a great question. With how young your little ones are, we definitely recommend relaxing by the pool or enjoying another laid-back activity ahead of the party. Since it goes until midnight and has TONS of exclusive offerings, you'll want to have all of the rest you can to enjoy.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 26, 2018 at 12:42 a.m. Ronda Says...

Are the specialty treats for purchase, or are they included with your party ticket?

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Jul 26, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ronda!

Select treats, such as pretzels, snow cones and cookies are included with your party ticket. The specialty treats are not included, and can be purchased for an additional cost.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 11, 2018 at 2:11 a.m. Michele Says...

Hi,

I was wondering where do you get the snow cones and pretzels?

Thanks

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Aug 14, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele!

Treat locations vary each year. Last year, snow cones were at Auntie Gravity's and pretzels were at Tortuga Tavern.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 24, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. katie Says...

just wondering your opinion. I'm bringing my daughter for the first time to disney in october. she's 6 and loves the princesses. we are planning on doing the MNSSHP. i wanted to do cinderella royal table another day but no reservations are available. they have a reservation on the night of the MNSSHP at 7:20pm. i don't want to miss too much of the party. would you recommend we do it then?? or risk a cancellation comes up on a different day! I'm torn. Thanks

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Jul 24, 2018 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

It definitely depends on what your priorities are! We usually don't recommend a sit-down meal or reservation when going to MNSSHP just because you'll want to utilize the time to experience all of the party fun. However, if experiencing Cinderella's Royal Table is very high on your list of must-do's then by all means, go for it! You can always make that reservation just in case and keep checking to see if any reservations on non-party nights pop up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2018 at 2:55 p.m. K.R. Says...

The listed hours for all events have the park closing at 6pm this year, which is different from.years past. It's always been 7, but now it is 6. Is this to help make sure all regular park guests have left?

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, that would be our best guess for the reasoning behind this. Disney wants to save the magic for party guests!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2018 at 12:32 p.m. Sandy Says...

Hi - Big Thunder is not listed on attractions available during the Halloween party on the Disney official website . Any insights? That's a big one to be closed, and one of the best to ride at night ... thanks

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy!

That's a great question, and we toadally agree that Big Thunder is a blast to ride at night! Perhaps Big Thunder didn't bring in enough crowds at last year's party to justify it being open again this year. We'll keep you posted on our best guess after attending the first party of the year on Aug. 17!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 22, 2018 at 11:04 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi,

I see that the party closes at midnight, but they have the Hocus Pocus show starting at midnight. I was just wondering how that works?

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Great question. The show does take place at midnight, but the rest of the park is closed (meaning you can no longer hop on attractions or meet characters, unless you were already in line.)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3 p.m. Chris Says...

If collecting candy - and riding rides - what do you do with the candy bags while on the rides?

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

You can bring your candy bags on the ride with you and stow them away in the ride vehicle with you. We do recommend bringing a larger drawstring bag for storage, as the provided bags are on the smaller side.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 15, 2018 at 8:21 p.m. Cheryl Heartbarger Says...

We are excited for the MNSSHP & plan to arrive at 4:00 to hopefully do some rides early before the party starts. I saw that the Hanted Mansion & Pirates of the Caribbean will have added special effects. Will the special effects only start at 7 for those rides? Thank you

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl!

Ooooh, great question! Since this is the "first time in forever" that Disney World has done seasonal ride overlays, we can't be sure. There is always a chance that the ride will briefly close before the party begins for its transformation. However, to answer your question, our best guess would be that the special ride overlays will not be available until the party officially starts at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2018 at 12:47 a.m. rachel freeze Says...

Hi. We are going to Disney World during the first week in October. We are not planning on going to the Halloween party this time. How does the party affect crowd levels at Magic Kingdom that day (before 6pm)? Is it more or less crowded om party days?

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Jul 13, 2018 at 6:51 a.m. Natalie Says...

Hello! We are hoping to go to our first MNSSHP on Sept. 30. We have APs and I’m wondering if you would recommend starting our day in MK to get many of the rides out of our system or if we should head to another park? It looks like there will be lower crowds in MK that day, but immwaffling as to which strategy is better.

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Jul 13, 2018 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie!

We think this is a great approach. Since there is so much to do in so little time at the party, we like focusing on the party-exclusive entertainment and characters. Doing rides earlier in the day is a great way to maximize your time, since you have APs anyway!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 12, 2018 at 7:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for deets (because we factor things like this in!) but to answer your question, it doesn't impact crowds much during the day. The crowds that are brought in for the party are balanced out by those who skip the normal day at Magic Kingdom and only come for the party in the evening. The only time it gets especially busy is around 4 p.m. until regular park close, when party guests start being allowed in. Hope this helps ... the first week of October is a great time to visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 12, 2018 at 6:55 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hello .i tried to book tickets for the mickey not so scary Halloween party .but the lady on the phone said u need to buy a full park ticket for Disney along with the party ticket ,is this true . Regards .sarah

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Jul 12, 2018 at 6:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

No. All you need is a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket to get into the event. This ticket will give you access to Magic Kingdom from 4 p.m. through midnight. You can actually purchase discounted tickets through us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 10, 2018 at 8:35 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Hi! I'll be attending the MNSSHP in early September. I have heard that you can book fast pass reservations from 4-6 PM with just the MNSSHP ticket (not a full day ticket). Is this true and do I have to have a magic band to utilize the fast pass or is just my printed ticket okay?

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Jul 10, 2018 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

Awesome question. You must have a normal day ticket (in addition to your party ticket) in order to book FastPass+ reservations if you want to make them between 4-6 p.m. Party tickets are no longer FastPass+ enabled.

Upon arrival, you'll scan your printed ticket and be provided with a plastic card ticket that you can scan for FastPass (if you haven't already received it!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 19, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. Kat Lambert Says...

So, if we have MNSSHP tickets and Magic Bands, can we book Fast Passes in advance using the app - or do we have to wait until we're in the park the day of the event?

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kat!

You can book your FastPass+ reservation 60 days in advance if staying at an on-site Disney resort hotel, and 30 days in advance if not. They should automatically link to your Magic Band!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2018 at 2:13 a.m. Aurora Says...

Hi! I have a hotel reservation and party tickets linked to my account, yet I haven't been able to make FP+ reservations. When I try, I get a message saying that I need to add a valid park ticket before I can reserve a FP+

Our party tickets are less than 60 days away and we will be staying at a Disney partner Hilton that promotes the ability to make FP+ reservations 60 days in advance.

It seems that unless I have a regular park ticket, I can't plan my FP+ in advance.

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Jul 24, 2018 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aurora!

FastPass+ is not available during the party, nor between the 4-7 p.m. pre-party entry window with a party ticket alone. In order to make FastPass+ reservations during this time, you must have valid, regular daily theme park tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 24, 2018 at 2:12 p.m. Renee Says...

You seem to have contradicted yourself. You said this above:

Hi Rebecca!

"Awesome question. Yes, you can book FastPass+ reservations using your MNSSHP ticket between 4-6 p.m. Upon arrival, you'll scan your printed ticket and be provided with a plastic card ticket that you can scan for FastPass (if you haven't already received it!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog"

Which is it???

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Jul 24, 2018 at 1:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee!

We appreciate your feedback, and you are toadally correct. That was our mistake! We've recently learned that you can no longer use your MNSSHP tickets for FastPass+, and must have regular theme park admission tickets as well if you wish to book FastPass+ reservations.

Thanks for helping us correct ourselves and share this info! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2018 at 3:38 a.m. Kellie Says...

I’m not sure this is true. I was able to book fast passes from 4-6 with just a party ticket for the August 24th party.

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Aug 2, 2018 at 1:25 a.m. Tom Says...

Me too. I saw on another site that you could do this (with the MNSSHP ticket alone) so I gave it a try. I was able to get two FPs. I guess we'll see if they work on August 31st! :)

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Aug 17, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. Dave Says...

Spoke with WDW today. You are allotted 2 between 4PM and 6PM. A third would cause an issue (lets say booking one at 330PM) and you may lose fast passes for another day of your trip at the end.

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Jul 9, 2018 at 3:26 a.m. Jamie Says...

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! This will be our 3rd MNSSHP over the last 5 years; we LOVE it and can't wait for our trip in early Sept! I noticed that they have added a Hallowishes dessert party. We have done the dessert party in the past just not for the Halloween Party. Debating if it's worth it. We will have family with us that has never done the party or the dessert experience before and I thought it would be a special treat. I'm just worried about time...not sure it's worth it, but this will be our only trip to WDW since this trip we are visiting USO (Volcano Bay!!!). Would greatly appreciate your input...thanks in advance!

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Jul 9, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

We LOVE the Magic Kingdom dessert parties, and we imagine it would be especially nice to enjoy the Hallo-Wishes fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace. However, party time is limited ... so we'd hate to be booked up with the dessert party for so much of it! Since treats throughout the park are included with the party and there is so much to do in a short amount of time, we recommend skipping the dessert party on a MNSSHP night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 8, 2018 at 8:51 p.m. Elsie Says...

Hi! My friend and I are planning on dressing up as Elsa and Anna. I saw the rule that capes cannot go below your waist. Do you think the back part of Elsa's costume is a cape? I'm looking for costumes and I'm not sure if I will have to cut it shorter or not. Thanks!

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Jul 9, 2018 at 9:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elsie!

This is a tough call. While we have seen long-caped Elsa costumes in the past, we recommend following the rules and adjusting your costume as needed in order to play it safe. We would hate for your night to be ruined by not being allowed in with your cape!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 8, 2018 at 7:48 a.m. Jennifer Says...

I have booked a meal at be our guest for 7.30pm. will I be able to eat here without a ticket for the Halloween party

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Jul 9, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

Unfortunately, the answer is no. You must have valid park admission for dining reservations located in-park, which would mean a ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on the nights it is taking place. We would recommend moving it to another night if you aren't interested in attending the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 8, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. Callie Says...

I'm planning a first time trip to Disneyworld in October of 2019; do you think the ticket prices you have listed will stay about the same in that time? Thanks!

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Jul 9, 2018 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Callie!

Disney usually increases ticket prices each year, but we can't be sure. We recommend checking in around April of next year for 2019 Not So Scary Halloween Party prices.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2018 at 3:55 a.m. Lorena M Says...

Hi!

We're arriving to Disneyland California the morning of October 31st, we are able to make it to the party just in time, but my husband and I are not sure if buying the tickets to the party is worth it (we are going with a 2 year old and a 3 year old, we think our kids might fall asleep and miss everything, plus it will be really crowded). But we also want our kids to enjoy the halloween theme and decor. If we go to Magic Kingdom on November 1st, could we still find all the halloween decorations in the park??? Or our only option would be to attend the party on Oct 31st???

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Jul 10, 2018 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lorena!

Since Disneyland does such a quick turnaround between Halloween and Christmas, you'll likely see a combination of holiday decor throughout your visit. Oct. 31 will definitely be the last day with the true Halloween decorations up, but it sounds like your little ones might be a bit too sleepy after traveling to make the party worth attending. We would recommend resting up that night to enjoy the rest of your trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi!

My family and I are visiting in early October. We planned to spend the day in Magic Kingdom then join the MNSSHP after, will we have to buy the day ticket plus a mnsshp ticket?

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Jul 5, 2018 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Yes, you'll need a park ticket to spend the day at Magic Kingdom, and then you'll also need a party ticket to stay for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 5, 2018 at 5:18 a.m. Tammie Says...

We have reservations at Crystal palace at 345 will we be able to get in to go to reservation to eat

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Jul 5, 2018 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammie,

Yes, you will be able to get to your reservation!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2018 at 2:55 a.m. Anna Says...

Is this true with only a party ticket? Say I have a reservation at 3:45, but do not have a park ticket, only a party ticket. Would I be able to get in earlier than 4 to get to my reservation?

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Jul 11, 2018 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna!

This is a tough call, and we would honestly lean towards no. Cast members are strict about only letting party guests in once 4 p.m. hits, so we recommend making reservations beyond that. You must have valid park admission during the time of your reservation, and the Halloween party ticket will not get you in at 3:45 p.m.

We recommend calling the Disney dining reservation line for further info at (407) 939-3463, but we would play it safe and reschedule that 3:45 p.m. reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2018 at 10:45 p.m. Michelle Says...

Will there be a special designated area for handicap folks for the fireworks like they have for the regular fireworks at mk?

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Jul 5, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Yes, there will be! We recommend asking one of the cast members wearing a red vest for information on where you can sit and how early you should arrive for the fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 2, 2018 at 9:01 p.m. Kate Allen Says...

We are visiting Orlando in October and have recently purchased the ultimate Disney tickets from you (14 days unlimited entry). Does this include MNSSP or do we need to pay extra? Thank you

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

This does not include MNSSHP since it is a special, separately ticketed event. No worries! You can buy those tickets through us, too.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. Hollie Says...

Thanks for this info! We had the best time when we went in 2015 and can't wait to do it again! We went after 4 pm and were able to do everything we wanted with the NSSHP ticket.

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Jun 18, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. Scott Says...

Wow this is a great sight, thank you so much for all the info. My fiancee and I are heading to Disney in September 2019 so we'll def be checking this out during our stay. Just got a couple questions...

1 - I'm assuming we can't be dressed in costume before the party begins? So is there anywhere we can keep our costumes and get changed in the park or should we make time and head back to the hotel to change?

2- We're travelling from the UK, is there any particular site we need to buy our party tickets from or can we just purchase them from Disney.com?

3- What time of year are tickets first available just so I'm ready for next year?

Thank you for all the work you're doing.

Scott

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Jun 19, 2018 at 12:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott!

Your ticket allows you entry into the park beginning at 4PM. At this point, it's toad-ally cool to have your costume on. Before that, Disney World is usually pretty lenient on party days, but we would rent a locker at the front of the park just to be safe. You can change in the bathrooms!

Tickets are usually available beginning in April or May. You can purchase them on Disney World's site, or discounted through us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 20, 2018 at 6:08 a.m. Scott Says...

Thats great, thank you very much.

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Jun 16, 2018 at 3:34 a.m. Lily Says...

Hello! We have never been to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party. Do we need to have park admission for that day as well as the party ticket? Thanks so much!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 12:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lily!

The Party ticket will get you into the park beginning at 4PM!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 12, 2018 at 6:52 a.m. Marti von Flug Says...

Awesome Work Undercoverfrog!

It is so hard to decide. We will be in orlando the last week of Sept. until first week of october. We are very big Disney Fans, but we've been to WDW a couple of times before. Now it is time to decide if we, two grown ups, no kids, head to the Universal Halloween or the Mickey Halloween Party.

I would be glad for a little hint, if Mickeys Halloween is worth the money or if it is just a nice party for kids. Also I am very afraid, that Universal will be to crwoded (we want to attend the Halloween event und Sept 30)

Would be happy for an advice

Kind regards

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Jun 12, 2018 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marti,

We love both Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Halloween Horror Nights! That being said, though, they're both very different events. Halloween Horror Nights is definitely for the more grown-up crowd with its scary content. If you're a huge horror fan, then you'll love the event because of all the scare zones and haunted houses. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is appropriate for all ages and is not scary at all! We love the party, even as adults and it's especially fun if you're huge Disney fans. Hope this helped some!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 10, 2018 at 5:45 a.m. Allyson Says...

We have MYW tickets for 5 days and also tickets for MNSSHP. I saw it is recommended to save one of our Park day tickets on the day we will attend MNSSHP. Is there any risk that when they scan our band at 4pm for MNSSHP (to verify we can get a wristband and enter) that they will also use one of our Park day tickets? I’m worried about a double scan scenario where we accidentally use a full day park ticket from only 4-7.

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Jun 13, 2018 at 10:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allyson!

Great question. Generally, a separate ticket is issued for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, so you don't have to worry about the mix-up. Just be sure to voice your concerns to the cast member at the ticket station.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 10, 2018 at 3:37 a.m. Giselle Says...

Hi i am thinking on going to Disney World from oct 6th to 13th, i am not going to the party, is october ok to go the most important for me is the crowds I thought it was low crowds during this timeout the most I read I am not sure anymore please help.

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Jun 12, 2018 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Giselle,

Crowds will be low to moderate during most of your time there. Just follow our tips and park plans, and you'll be fine!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 7, 2018 at 6:17 p.m. leora Says...

i am new to disneyland events. stupid question - this event is only in florida and not california?

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Jun 7, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leora,

There is a Halloween party at California's Disneyland Park called Mickey's Halloween Party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 7, 2018 at 2:12 a.m. Meghan Says...

Hi there! We are attending the Halloween party in October. I booked 2 pirates league makeover sessions for my daughters. We will just be getting the Uma package and the smaller makeup/nails package. Do you think this is not a good idea given the limited time for the party? We want to meet Moana as well, so worried about time. Thanks!!

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Jun 6, 2018 at 10:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan!

Are your makeovers scheduled before or during the party? If during, you may want to consider making them earlier in the day. There is so much to experience at the party, and not much time! You'll want to soak up every second.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 6, 2018 at 1:26 a.m. Abigail Says...

Hello! I've been to the Disneyland parks a few times, but this will be my first disney world experience. I have never once been able to view a firework show and I'm curious how you are able to view the firework show? They are always ushering me out and not allowing me to stop or get into a viewing area. Do you need a fast pass to see the firework show? or how are you able to stay and watch?

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Jul 3, 2018 at 8:14 p.m. Carol Says...

Hi there, I had the same problem, if I’m understanding you right. Basically you are being ushered out as the park closes early some days for the Halloween party so you have to check Disney’s calendar and attend a night there isn’t a Halloween party on, orrrrr get a Halloween ticket. I had this only day we went back purely for thefireworks and never got to see them and ran to Epcot to see theirs as consolation

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Jun 6, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Abigail!

We recommend arriving to the designated viewing areas 30 minutes or more ahead of the fireworks show. Ask the nearest cast member for assistance and you shouldn't have any problems!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 3, 2018 at 5:07 a.m. Sefy Says...

Is There a limit to the amt of tix annual pass holders can buy?

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Jun 6, 2018 at 11:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Online, pass holders can purchase up to 10 tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 2, 2018 at 12:07 a.m. Carolyn Says...

Hi There,

We got a reservation for Cinderella Castle at 7pm at the start of the Halloween party. How is the dining different then going for dinner to the castle on a regular day? Are the characters dressed up differently?

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Jun 4, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carolyn!

Cinderella's Royal Table offers the same dining experience regardless of party season.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2018 at 9:33 p.m. amanda bradford feldman Says...

wait a minute i thought you could enter magic kingdom as early as four not six i say this because my mother and i went back in october 2016 and they let people it at 4 and now they are saying not till 6 i am so lost can u clearify that

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Jun 19, 2018 at 7:38 p.m. John Says...

I just made fast pass reservations for the day of the party between 4-6pm and we don't have other tickets for the day of the party. And the fast pass system defaulted to 4pm. So I would say it's safe to say that you MNSSHP ticket gets you in at 4pm.

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Jun 1, 2018 at 5:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Where are you reading that they are not allowing people in for the party until 6 p.m.? We haven't had it confirmed for this year, but in the past, it has always been 4 p.m. The park closes at 6 p.m. for regular guests not attending the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 1, 2018 at 10:07 p.m. Staceyace21 Says...

I just bought our NSSHP tickets today and the Disney gentleman told me we could enter the park at 4pm.

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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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