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

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Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

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

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

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball

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

Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way

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

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

Character Locations

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Moana

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Fantasyland

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

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

Tomorrowland

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

Adventureland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For guests ages 14 and up:

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

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater
  • Market Street

Adventureland

  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office
  • The Diamond Horseshoe

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 Food and Merchandise

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Merchandise

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tips

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

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

1. Wear a costume.

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

2. Keep it light.

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

3. Bring your own trick or treat bags.

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Treats

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

4. Get to the parks early.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Aladdin Family

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Jack Skellington

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Seven Dwarfs

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

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

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

6. Stake out your parade location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Get your boogie on.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Sulley

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

9. Don't froget the fireworks show!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related: Schedule of Disney World Special Events

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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May 8, 2019 at 3:47 p.m. Andrea Says...

We have tickets for the Halloween party, and I made reservations for CRT at 7pm. Is this a bad idea? I went back to see if I could get something earlier, but of course they are fully booked now. I'm hoping that since it is at the start of the party we'll be able to get in right on time and not miss too much party. My daugher's birthday is Halloween and we're going Nov 1, so I'm hoping for an unforgettable experience.

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May 8, 2019 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

What an amazing birthday! A reservation at 7 should be just fine. Until then, keep checking back to see if something opens up. On the day of, stop by when you arrive to see if they can squeeze you in earlier. Even if they can't, try to arrive a little early for your regular reservation time in case they can seat you (or at least start that process) a few minutes early. Hoppy birthday to your tadpole!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2019 at 9:18 a.m. christine spisak Says...

Considering making reservations at be our guest for 9:30 during this event. Any thoughts on this? Thank you

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May 8, 2019 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine!

We would personally avoid a reservation that late, only because that may overlap with some of the entertainment for the night (which you will only have access to during the party!)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 3, 2019 at 10:34 p.m. Sallie Says...

Is there a wheelchair viewing area for either the parade or the Hocus Pocus show? Thanks!

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May 6, 2019 at 4:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sallie!

There is wheelchair viewing for the fireworks and the parade! The map is a little difficult to zoom in on, but the viewing areas are just in front of Cinderella Castle (one near the Walt and Mickey statue in the little wheel spoke just in front of the castle, and the other by Crystal Palace). This tends to stay the same, but check your map when you arrive (it'll even designate which viewing area is meant for the parade and which is meant for the fireworks/parade). We are not entirely sure about the Hocus Pocus show, but we'd imagine it'd be in a similar area. Be sure to ask a nearby Cast Member if you have any questions and they'll be able to point you in the right direction. These areas tend to be first come, first served, so arrive early if you can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 2, 2019 at 11:27 a.m. Heather Says...

If I only have a party ticket, will I be able to snag available fast passes from 4-7 prior to the actually party starting? If so can I book them ahead of time? TYIA for your response.

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May 2, 2019 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

You sure can! You'll have access to make FastPass+ reservations until the "official" 7 p.m. start time. Have a frogtastic time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2019 at 12:46 a.m. Nick Says...

Is it known exactly what time the tickets go on sale on the 30th of April? I’m from Australia and want to get them as soon as they are available for non-annual pass holders!

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Apr 30, 2019 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick!

Tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World are on sale now directly through Disney here or through Undercover Tourist here. Oogie Boogie Bash, the new Halloween party at Disney's California Adventure in Disneyland, are on sale as of today and ready for you here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2019 at 4:58 p.m. Melanie Says...

I must see the first parade with my young kids, but would also love to splurge on the dessert party for the prime fireworks seat. Is this possible, or is the timing just too tight?

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Apr 26, 2019 at 8:45 p.m. Kate Says...

We have tickets for MNSSHP and dinner reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern at 4:05pm. Are we going to be able to get to our reservation on time? Will they let us in a few minutes before 4pm to get there on time?

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May 1, 2019 at 1:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate,

Worst case scenario is you'll be a little bit late to your dinner reservation, but you'll probably be ok getting in to the park early.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2019 at 9:53 a.m. Mark Says...

Are any food and drinks included with the party? If so what & is there a limit on how much?

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Apr 24, 2019 at 4:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark!

No, food and drink are not included with the party ... though candy from trick-or-treating is! You'll be given a bag to fill, or can bring some of your own.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2019 at 3:50 a.m. Julia Says...

Would you please explain a bit more about the trick-or-treat?

Do we have to have a customes to get a candy? Is it one candy per ticket? Is the treat bag you mentioned is free or we need to purchase them?

Thanks for the great blog and tips!!

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Jul 15, 2019 at 9:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia!

All guest at the party, regardless of whether or not they are wearing a costume, are able to trick-or-treat! When you arrive, you'll receive a map detailing which trails are open (and there are usually several stops per trail). There are LOTS of treats! The treat bag will also be given upon arrival and is included in the price of your party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2019 at 1:07 a.m. Tanya Says...

What a great page! I just stumbled on it. We are going to MNSSHP on October 20th. It is our honeymoon! My fiancé is not as big of a Disney fan as I am. I am hoping for lower crowds since it is a Sunday. Any advice?

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Apr 26, 2019 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanya,

These events are fairly well attended. There are typically lower crowds than a high crowd day in the park, but you should expect some crowds. Disney is never "not busy." Hope this helps! It is a fun party. Sunday is busier, generally than the early mid-week party dates.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 22, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hi. Just found your page and all the wonderful information.

We have planned to attend the Halloween party on the 29th. Have just seen that we are still in Disney for the first Christmas party. Is it worth doing both events?

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Apr 22, 2019 at 9:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

That's toadally up to you and your family. We tend to use party days in lieu of general admission that day to keep costs down, and we really enjoy the theming (and shorter lines!) as well as the party-specific merchandise and snacks. In our opinion, if you can swing it, that sounds like a terrific memory!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2019 at 8:13 p.m. Kim Says...

We will be there for the first party on the 16th. Is the first party extremely crowded?

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Apr 22, 2019 at 12:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

It typically is not. However this year, with the opening of Star Wars so close, we cannot say for sure! We still think it will be a good time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 17, 2019 at 4:50 p.m. Megan Leone Says...

Are all rides open during the Halloween party?

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Apr 17, 2019 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

Not all, but a wide variety are open. Last year, the following attractions were open during the party:

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2019 at 4:39 a.m. Sarah Says...

So no Big Thunder Railroad (at least not last year)? Is it worth the $ to get more rides in than a regular day? We did a Christmas Party as well as an After Hours party last fall and LOVED being able to get on all the rides... Splash Mt we literally got off and right back on a few times. Besides the special fireworks and parade, my husband and I are most interested in shorter lines for rides. We’d be going Oct. 24 or 25- assuming the 24th will be less crowded out of the two though. ????

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Aug 6, 2019 at 2:43 a.m. Sealed Says...

Big Thunder was open last year for MNSSHP.

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Jul 8, 2019 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

This is toadally up to each family as to whether or not it's worth it. Much like your experience at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, the parks are less crowded and you can often jump on a ride more than once. If you loved Mickey's Very Merry, we think you'd be hoppy with Mickey's Not-So-Scary :) And you're correct - Thursday, Oct. 24 should be less crowded than Friday the 25. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2019 at 2:38 a.m. Heather Says...

Are you going to be selling tickets to the Halloween party? I was hoping to buy all of my tickets with you guys! :)

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Apr 16, 2019 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

We are - you can find them here. Have a frogtastic time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2019 at 4:14 p.m. Dan Says...

hi there- i'm interesting in watching the MNSSHP fireworks from outside the MK park, as I only have day tickets the day I'm going. for 2019, it looks like 10:15pm is the start time- is that time confirmed for party dates, do you know? Thanks!

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Apr 15, 2019 at 8:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan!

Last year, 10:15 was the start time for the fireworks. We don't have entertainment times for 2019 just yet, but we'll be sure to update as soon as we do! (We imagine it'll be around the same time this year.)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2019 at 3:17 p.m. Shannon Says...

As we are a month away (I am going opening night 8/17/19), is there any additional entertainment/map information yet?

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Jul 17, 2019 at 1:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

No new news pertaining to the map itself just yet, but as soon as we get a look at this year's map, we'll be sure to update this post accordingly! Other than the map, this post has all of this year's details we've been able to get our froggy flippers on :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2019 at 2:24 p.m. Sandra Says...

Jack and Sally where at the Town Square Theater in October 2018. Which was really great.

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Apr 15, 2019 at 8:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

We agree, Sandra - they are so fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2019 at 4:31 p.m. Rachel Says...

I was able to book dining reservations after 6 PM and I don't have a mnsshp ticket. Will I be allowed to have my dining reservation or will I be kicked out?

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Apr 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

As of last year, park guests not attending the party were able to snag reservations up until 6 p.m.; anything past 6 was for party guests only. We'd recommend calling the reservation line to be certain at (407) 939-3463, but to our knowledge, you should be able to enjoy Be Our Guest :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2019 at 4:21 p.m. Kristin Says...

Hi, I was wondering if you are only going to mnsshp do you need a park admission ticket as well as a mnsshp ticket?

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Apr 8, 2019 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

If you're only going to MNSSHP, you do NOT need general park admission, just the party admission. If you wanted to go to the park all day and continue to stay for the party, then you'd need admission to both the park and the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 31, 2019 at 1:36 a.m. leigh Says...

Hi Thanks for all of the Great tips? We are excited that our trip begins on the last day of Mickey's Not So Scary, so we plan to attend! Will Photopass photographers be at the after hours event?

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Apr 1, 2019 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leigh,

Yes, they will!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 28, 2019 at 7:49 p.m. Jessica R Says...

Hi! Would you recommend going to MNSSHP on Sunday Oct 27th or Tuesday October 30th, 2019?

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Apr 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

These dates will be similar. We would pick the date that works best for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 28, 2019 at 6:05 p.m. Kim Says...

Hi! We are so excited to go to MNSSHP this October! Will the characters do autographs during the party, or should we leave the book at the hotel and just do pictures? Thanks!!

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Mar 28, 2019 at 4:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

We are excited for you! Most characters will sign autographs, and those that won't may have an autograph card to hand you instead. Have a frogtastic time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2019 at 11:29 p.m. Sam Says...

Hi! I purchased not so scary tickets...my question is I have 550 reservations at 1900 park fare ... is that cutting it close? Can you still get in at say 730? Thank you!

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Apr 1, 2019 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

Yes. You can enter at any time after 4 p.m. with the party ticket. That said, with your dinner reservation you will be cutting into your party time, so you might see if you could get a reservation for a different day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2019 at 4:54 p.m. Dan Says...

Hello. I tried purchasing tickets for the halloween party through your website, but it keeps coming up with an error....Do you currently have tix for sale?

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Mar 27, 2019 at 1:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan,

Not currently, but we will soon! Be sure to check back with us shortly!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 25, 2019 at 6:37 p.m. Penny P Says...

We have tickets for the MK as well as for the same evening's Halloween party. Can we just stay in the park the entire time or do we have to physically leave then turn right around and come back in?

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Mar 25, 2019 at 3:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Penny!

You'll be able to stay! No need to exit and re-enter. As the day wears on, you'll need to look for a booth that says "Wristband Distribution" where you can scan your party ticket and grab your wristband. The wristband is what signifies party guests to cast members so that they know who can stay and who may need to leave as the night goes on :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 21, 2019 at 1:07 a.m. Shar P Says...

Hello-you have a lot of good info here -planning on taking my 6yr old son for our first time at Disney on Oct 8th(his birthday) this year —my question is: Will I be required to buy a regular ticket admission to the park the day of the Halloween party? Or will we be able to experience the park with our Halloween tickets just as we would if we had a regular day admission ticket ? In other words, does it make sense to use one of my 2day park admission tickets for this day if we will already be able to experience the park with our Halloween tickets, after 4?

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Mar 21, 2019 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shar!

Yes, if you wanted to both the park and the party in the same day, you'd need regular park admission ticket, plus a ticket to the party. Our recommendation is to rest up and take the day to do something outside of the park - hang by the pool, visit Disney Springs, go see the horses at Fort Wilderness - and save your park admission for another day if you plan on doing the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2019 at 8:18 p.m. MICHELLE Says...

Which party day would you choose for 2019 Labor day or the friday following Labor day?

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Mar 22, 2019 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

We recommend the Friday after Labor Day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2019 at 5:41 p.m. MICHELA PERO Says...

Hi, if attending the Mickey Not So Scary Halloween Party will this use up one of my "3 day park passes"? I am assuming no as this is a separate event and costs more.

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Mar 20, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michela!

That's correct - since it's a separately ticketed event, you aren't able to use your regular tickets for admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 17, 2019 at 2:44 a.m. Brittany H Says...

I cant decide between going the 14th or 15th? This will be my 8 year old daughter's first time to Disney, I want things to be as close to perfect as I can get them! What do you suggest? Thank you : )

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Mar 18, 2019 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany!

In October, the 15th may be a better choice, only because the 14th is a holiday :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 27, 2019 at 8:05 p.m. Jamie Says...

Im looking at maybe the second tuesday date in august, the 27th. what do the think the crowds will be like then on a scale of crowd calender?

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Feb 28, 2019 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

That day looks to be pretty low in terms of crowds, according to the Crowd Calendar (4/10), not to mention that if you are planning on going for Mickey's Not-So-Scary, crowds should be even lower for the party. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 17, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. Tanith Says...

Awesome guide, thank you! We are hoping to attend the MNSSHP whilst on our holiday in August and I'm super excited about wearing costumes to the Magic Kingdom, something I never thought would happen! I was just wondering if we arrived at 4/5pm are you allowed in wearing a costume? Or would you have to change at 7pm? I'm thinking of booking a dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table and would love to get photo op in costume. Many thanks!

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Feb 21, 2019 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanith!

Yes, you can wear your costume in at 4 p.m. It is so much fun! And I'm so glad to hear you're wearing costumes — I think that's half of the fun.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 4, 2019 at 4:41 a.m. Jennifer Says...

I have a 5 day park hopper and purchasing the tickets for the Halloween party. I dont want to use my park hopper for the day of the party. So we will be arriving at 4. Do we still scan the magic band for the Halloween ticket? Im afraid if I scan my bracelet it will take one of my park hopper days away.

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Feb 4, 2019 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

I totally understand your concern. You'll also be mailed some physical admission tickets, so a lot of folks bring those as a backup, just to be safe. However, as long as you are entering Magic Kingdom after 4 p.m., only the Halloween party admission should be scanned from your Magic Band, not your park hopper.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 3, 2019 at 3:02 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hi, we will need to return to international drive after the Mickey's not so scary halloween event. Are there many taxis available outside the park after midnight?

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Feb 4, 2019 at 2:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

You will have no trouble getting transportation after the event!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 25, 2019 at 10:49 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

Hi,

Since we are allowed to get in at 4 with just the NSSHP, does that mean we are able to make dinner reservations as well? I want to go to Be Our Guest for dinner and wanted to know if I could do both in one night!

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Jan 28, 2019 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

That's correct! You are able to make dinner reservations during Mickey's Not-So-Scary either using My Disney Experience app, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 24, 2019 at 6:16 p.m. Natalie Says...

Hello, if we were wanting to dine at cinderella's Castle at nighttime but not actually stay for the party is this possible or would we have to purchase a park ticket just to dine?

Thanks

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Jan 28, 2019 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie!

This will just depend on the time of your reservations. For reservations that start during the party, valid party admission is required. A Cast Member will be able to help you make a reservation that works with your ticket and timeframe at (407) 939-3463 :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 18, 2019 at 9:40 p.m. Mary Says...

Do you know if we can use dining plan snack credits for any of the special treats?

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Jan 22, 2019 at 1:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary!

You will toadally be able to use snack credits during the party if the treats qualify as a snack credit (though we unfortunately don't have a specific list for you)! Be on the lookout for the purple snack logo, and enjoy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:45 p.m. Brittany Says...

Awesome tips, thank you!!! I may go for the first time this year, and wondering if the lines are long for merchandise, could I order from the Disney World app and have the items sent to my room?

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Jan 18, 2019 at 9:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany,

We are so hoppy you found these tips helpful! The answer to your question is unfortunately "maybe." The Shop Disney Parks app is awesome in that it allows you to have select items delivered to your hotel room, but not everything available in the brick and mortar stores is available for resort delivery. It is definitely worth a try, especially when those lines get long, like you mentioned -- let us know how it goes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:09 a.m. Eric Says...

Party dates for 2019 were just announced. When do you expect to have tickets available?

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric!

We plan to offer these tickets again. Please check back soon!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 15, 2019 at 8:35 p.m. Natalie Gonzalez Says...

Hi, will Hercules be there?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

Sorry to report he is not typically there!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 9, 2019 at 4:53 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

We will be going in September 2019. Are there any specials that reserve seating? (Like when you eat a meal and then get reserved seats.) Also, if we are already in MK that day and have tickets for the party can we just stay in the park? Thanks!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

There is a fireworks dessert party! It books up fast, so you would need to hop on it a full 180 days in advance!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 7, 2019 at 3:10 p.m. Jen Says...

Hi! We are thinking about going to just the party, and not magic kingdom during the day. If we arrive at 4 and stay all night, can we get to all the rides? Or are we better of splurging and getting the day pass as well? It's just me and my boyfriend - no kids - but I love the kid rides too!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

If you are purchasing the party ticket just to ride the rides with shorter lines and that is all you want to do, you would be able to hit many of them. But it is a toadally fun party. You might want to do some of the party stuff too, so it's really what is important to you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 26, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Scott Says...

We are thinking about going to the Not so Scary Halloween Party in 2019. I was wondering if we are just going to the Party from 4:00 on do we need a regular Ticket for Magic Kingdom along with the Party Ticket. This is a great article with lots of Info. Thanks

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Dec 27, 2018 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

If you plan to enter at 4 p.m., you will be able to enter with just your party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2018 at 10:46 p.m. Katie Says...

Hi - My friend is at WDW for a business trip and had her family join her to go to MNSSHP tomorrow night and didn't realize/made a mistake about getting tickets, and now is scrambling as they are sold out. Do you have any suggestion as to how she may be able to get tickets? Thank you!

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Oct 31, 2018 at 11:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie!

If they are sold out online, we recommend calling Disney at (407) 939-7679 to double check.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 26, 2018 at 11:22 p.m. Chris Says...

Do you have to dress up to trick or treat? Older boy doesnt want to dress up or can parents?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

Everyone of all ages is allowed to dress up - and you can trick-or-treat regardless of whether or not you wear a costume.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2018 at 2:46 a.m. Michelle McCallum Says...

I'm interested in attending MNSSHP in October 2019. When do tickets usually go on sale? I definitely want to go on Halloween night.

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Oct 25, 2018 at 8:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Tickets typically go on sale in March.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. Louis Schilling Says...

Thank you very much for your guide. After reading everything we have made a really good game plan on how we are going to navigate tonight. We are doing not so scary tonight with our daughter and made our own customers. We are going to be the flinstones. Agin thank you and look forward to your blog on Mickey Christmas.

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Oct 20, 2018 at 10:54 p.m. Thank you! Says...

This is a great guide and helped us plan out all the details of our night. Thank you!

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Oct 20, 2018 at 12:36 a.m. Kelly Says...

What time do the treat stations open? Any locations open before 7pm? (I remember at least one station opened before 7pm for the Christmas party)

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Oct 22, 2018 at 10:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

During our visit, no treat stations were open until 7 on the dot.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hey! My family of 4 are all dressing up for the party! I’m wondering about he best time to change into costume? We will be at MK all day. Would like to be back at 4 for admittance for the party. But I can’t imagine wearing my gamora costume and make up all that time! Can you get in line for characters starting at 4?

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

PLEASE send us a picture of your costume afterwards! We would love to see. Our answer depends a lot on where you are staying and how close it is to Magic Kingdom. It's tough to say how early characters come out to meet, as it depends on their availability ;) We wouldn't recommend hopping in line until 5-5:30 at the earliest, and only for high demand characters like Jack and Sally.

We would recommend planning on being back at the park no later than 5 so you're all settled for when the party officially kicks off at 7.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2018 at 10:52 p.m. Samantha Says...

Hi! Could you tell me where in fantasyland the Fab 5 are? They are a must-see for me!! Also, how early can we see them in their costumes?

Thank you!

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Oct 17, 2018 at 8:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Samantha!

You can find Mickey in Town Square, and the rest of the gang in Storybook Circus. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2018 at 8:01 p.m. Maria Says...

Hello if I buy a ticket for mickeys not so scary Halloween what time can I come in to the park? And can we go on rides?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 4:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

Your party ticket allows park access as early as 4 p.m., and yes, you can ride attractions!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2018 at 9:02 p.m. Amanda Says...

I have to say I was hugely disappointed by MNSSHP. For what you pay, half the park is closed and the crowds are still ridiculous. My kids couldn't see anything even though we we tried to get a spot along the parade route quite early. The show in front of the castle was cancelled due to rain as well. They did get a lot of candy at the trick or treat stations but they also had very long lines. We waited almost an hour to see moana, which was 20% of the event. Very disappointing.

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