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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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Oct 12, 2018 at 8:48 p.m. claudia Says...

Do they close both Disneyland and California Adventure or just one?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claudia!

Our Guide to Halloween Time at Disneyland should be able to help you out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Jackie Says...

What is the latest we can get in line for Big Thunder Mountain to ride it before it closes?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie!

Assuming the ride stays open for the entirety of the party (consult a cast member to double check!) you can hop in line as late as 11:59 p.m. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2018 at 3:04 p.m. Karen Says...

Hi. We're coming over from England next week and was wondering if MNSSHP is mainly for children as we are 2 adults.

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Oct 12, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

Not at all! You'll see TONS of adults (without kiddos) enjoying the entertainment and fun. Some people go just to take advantage of the short wait times for attractions. Plenty of grown-ups even trick-or-treat, dress up and get in the full spirit! The Boo-to-You Parade is our FAVORITE.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2018 at 1:29 p.m. Beth Sutton Says...

I was planning on being a Zombie. I just wasn't sure if this is too scary for the park? For example I wanted to wear a shirt that looks like blood is on it and maybe some body stickers that look like stitches and a headband that looks like I have an ax in my head...

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Oct 20, 2018 at 2:08 p.m. Chris Says...

To Disneyfy it, consider a purple and green motif from the Disney Channel movie Zombies!

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Oct 22, 2018 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

OMG - these types of awesome suggestions are what the Frog Pond is all about. Thank you so much for hopping in to share your input!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2018 at 11:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

The costume guidelines do not allow you to bring any weapons or anything resembling something dangerous, so the axe headband is probably a no-go. We don't remember ever seeing scary or gorey costumes in the past, so we're not sure this is the right place, unfortunately :(

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:13 a.m. Greg Says...

Are any quick service or table service restaurants open during the party hours?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Greg!

Quite a few of both quick service and table service are open. You can check table service reservation ability online :) As for quick service, most locations are either closed or used as trick-or-treat locations. We recommend eating before the party starts so you can spend party time enjoying the special entertainment :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2018 at 12:39 a.m. Greg Says...

Thank you very much! This is really helpful (:

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Oct 9, 2018 at 4:39 a.m. Kathryn Says...

Do you know if Cruella De Vil is at the party and available for photos ? I have received mixed info...my kids costumes are Cruella and a dalmatian-so we're hoping to see her!

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathryn!

Cruella is indeed at the party! You can find her in Fantasyland.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2018 at 8:25 p.m. Millie Says...

Does the event offer accommodations for those children with disabilities?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Millie!

We recommend stopping by guest services upon arrival or calling Disney at 1 (407) 939-5277 to see if any accommodations can be made.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2018 at 6:33 p.m. Chris Says...

I am going on Halloween night. But I was wondering as an adult can I still enter the park at 4 if I am wearing a costume?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

As long as you follow the costume guidelines, you'll have no problem entering the park in your costume at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Ted Spencer Says...

Do you recommend labor day for a good night to enjoy MNSSHP or later that week on Friday?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ted!

Since Labor Day has already passed this year, won't be able to say for sure until all of the dates have been released for 2019!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 2:43 a.m. Ira Says...

This is really helpful, thanks so much for putting it together!! I noticed that Big Thunder Mountain is not on your list of rides open for the party. It's our son's favorite, please tell me it's not really closed! Thanks again for all your hard work!

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ira!

Unfortunately, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is not open during the party :(

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2018 at 8:59 a.m. Karina Says...

Hello! Thank you for all the helpful information. I am a bit confused..the rides listed above will be closed or not closed during the party? :)

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karina!

The rides listed are OPEN during the party. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 12:34 a.m. Mandy Says...

Hi. Thank you so much for all the wonderful information you always provide. Anytime we sre headed to Disney I always check your site for information. I did want to ask though, I noticed in your family picture (great idea by the way) you all had little signs. How did you store them while riding? When we go we will have props and I'm wondering how we will handle storing them while we ride. My son is too old for a stroller.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandy!

As long as your costume props (or signs, in this case) aren't too bulky, you can bring them on most rides with you. Our secret is sitting on the signs, wrapping bag straps around our legs, etc.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2018 at 6:41 p.m. Lori Says...

Hi. I am heading to the party next Friday and I am the one that purchased the tickets. I have the scan bar on my phone in my email. Does anyone know if I can just go and get it scanned for all of us on the email or do I need to go to the ticket window?

Thanks so much for any and all help.

Happy Halloween!!!

Lori

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori!

In the e-mail, you should see directions on where to go with your ticket. Usually you can head straight to the front gate!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2018 at 12:43 p.m. Michael Bee Says...

Hello,

Could you please give a little more info on Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball? Is this only on specifics times? Is it a fast pass event? Thanks! I love your blog!!

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Oct 3, 2018 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

The event takes place continuously throughout the party at Rockettower Stage in Tomorrowland. You can dance alongside your favorite monsters while a DJ plays fun tunes! No FastPass+ is necessary - it is a dance party you can simply walk up and join!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2018 at 7:49 p.m. Pamela Says...

Hello!

I'm trying to plan fast passes for my day at Magic Kingdom, which is a different day than the day I am arriving at 4pm to attend the MNSSHP. I'm confused as to which rides are closed during the party. Is the list in this post closed rides? Some are mentioned as having Halloween overlays and as if they are open for the party. Thanks so much for all your info! ????

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Oct 4, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pamela!

The list in this article are the OPEN attractions during the party, between 7 p.m. and midnight. All attractions should be open between 4-7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. Alicia Says...

Great post! Thanks for all the info! I do have a question, though. If we manage to snag a good spot for the 8:35 Hocus Pocus show (we’re going in October), can we pretty much just stay in that same spot and be able to see the Boo-to-You Parade that will pass by there at 9:15?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia!

YES, and that is actually one of our favorite tips. Go for it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2018 at 4:19 a.m. Alicia Says...

Yay!! Thank you!!!

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:48 a.m. Aaron Says...

Hi Last week we went to the Halloween party and had such a great tine we bought tickets and went again later in the week. Do you know where we can buy the parade song, “Boo to you, Happy Halloween!”?

Thanks

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Oct 1, 2018 at 9:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aaron!

Great question! We're not sure we can find it officially, but we'd recommend checking YouTube :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2018 at 7:51 a.m. jacketsonfashion Says...

Thanks for sharing

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Sep 29, 2018 at 1:14 p.m. Paula Says...

So moana is at the party ?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paula!

She sure is! She meets in Adventureland :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2018 at 3:10 a.m. Andrea Says...

This is so helpful! Thank you!

Question: If we want to take a Lyft or Uber to Magic Kingdom how does that work? Is there a spot they can get in to drop us off? Will we still have to go through the transportation center? I'm trying to plan how much lead time to give ourselves to try to actually be entering MK around 4:00. Thank you!

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

The standard pick-up/drop-off spot is at the Ticket and Transportation Center. We would recommend arriving there around 3:30 to be through security and in the park by 4.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2018 at 6:37 p.m. Kelsey Says...

We got fast passes for 4-6, will the band for the Mickey Party work for these fast passes or will I need to go to will of call and receive some cards to use?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelsey!

All of your FastPasses are linked to your MagicBand, so you should be fine as long as your Halloween Party ticket is linked as well. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2018 at 2:29 a.m. Says...

Hi! If we get there before 7:00pm, can we enter the rides? How about the Haunted Mansion? What time is usually less crowded?

Thank you

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Sep 27, 2018 at 1:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, you can hop on rides anytime after your arrival!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2018 at 2:01 p.m. jennifer Says...

Can you tell me why the cost of the MNSSHP tickets keep going up?

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Sep 26, 2018 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

Disney adjusts the prices depending on demand and offering every year. Lucky, we offer discounted tickets on select nights :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2018 at 12:50 a.m. Yvette Says...

Did they have any characters from Coco during MNSSH?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yvette!

We were disappointed that there were not any Coco characters during MNSSHP :(

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2018 at 6:41 p.m. Laura Says...

We are attending the party tonight! So excited! We do not have admission tickets for today, only the Halloween Party tickets. Are we still able to enter before 7? Thanks for your help!

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

You are able to enter beginning at 4 p.m. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2018 at 8:51 p.m. Mandy Bee Says...

Hello there! Thank you for the in-depth review. I have gone to this event in the past and the rules for costumes has been the same for the last three or four years - yet I always see adults in full length dresses (long capes). Did you see any this year? Are they turning people away that are in full length princess dresses? Any information would help! Thank you!

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mandy!

We toadally understand. We always recommend following the rules to avoid disappointment - the last thing you want is to be stopped at security in your perfect outfit! The rules are in place for your safety :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2018 at 2:05 p.m. Mike G Says...

Attending on Oct 31... woo hoo!

Quick question... define mask. I always thought it was a prop type mask but was wondering if face painting of the entire face is allowed as part of a costume?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

Face painting is allowed, but strictly no masks. You are correct!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2018 at 1:07 a.m. Sherrie Says...

Sounds fun! Debating if my 3 year old would be old enough to enjoy it? Or if I should wait another year!

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Sep 20, 2018 at 8:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sherrie!

We've always enjoyed Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party with our little ones at ALL ages. Just be sure to have them nap beforehand :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2018 at 11:58 p.m. Lisa Hill Says...

Momma Frog,

Where is the Hocus Pocus show during the Halloween Party Held?

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Sep 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular takes place on the stage directly in front of Cinderella Castle.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2018 at 1:46 p.m. kayla Says...

If I plan to visit the park the day of the event, do i have to leave at 6 and come back? Also, is there a ticket that i can buy for admission that day that includes the halloween party or do I have to purchase 2 separate tickets?

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Sep 20, 2018 at 3:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kayla!

If you have a party ticket AND park ticket for the day, you can enter the park anytime and do not need to leave until the party is over! The wristband provided to you is your key to sticking around. There unfortunately aren't any combo tickets for the event, but we do sell both discounted day and party tickets. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. amanda bradford feldman Says...

what happens if there are thunderstorms on party night does party still go on as planned or does it get cancelled let me know

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Sep 20, 2018 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Great question. Some entertainment may be postponed or cancelled, but for the most part, the party should run normally.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2018 at 8:58 p.m. PJ Says...

I reserved the Hallowishes Dessert with priority viewing area for Oct 31st. It says the rez time is 8:45 pm to enter and eat all the food(s) provided with the cost then that a cast member will escort us to a viewing area. Do you know if we will be able to view the hocus pocus/show in front of castle from this dessert party area? The times don't seem to line up with the 8:45 rez time.

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Sep 19, 2018 at 8:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi PJ!

You'll want to check out another showing of the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. The Hallowishes Dessert party offers viewing of the separate Hallowishes fireworks spectacular at 10:15 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Bruce Hill Says...

I am assuming that you can wear a costume any night that you attend the MNSSHP? From your comments, candy is handed out all the nights that the Party is held? Am I correct?

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Sep 17, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bruce!

Yes, costumes are allowed and trick-or-treating takes place on all party nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 5:31 p.m. Ashley Says...

Hello, your price says the party ticket for an adult is $75 but online it's saying it's $99.

Thank you for the other information though! It's very useful and I'm so excited to go to the party!

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

Prices vary depending on the date of the event. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 4:43 p.m. Frank Says...

I thought if you stayed on the property you would have extended hours in the parks. Is this not true on the days with Halloween parties?

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frank!

Each day, a different park is open early or late for resort guests. On Halloween Party nights at Magic Kingdom, one of the other parks will have Extra Magic Hours. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 1:51 a.m. Elizabeth Says...

Is there a "healthier" treat option instead of candy for the trick or treating this year?

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

Hi Elizabeth!

Sorry, no such luck. Your best bet may be exploring the allergen-friendly options to see if those look better for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 6:36 p.m. Michael Says...

Hello,

We are going Friday night... can’t wait. If we enter between 4 and 7 can we wear our costumes when entering or do I need to plan on changing into the costume after 6 PM? Thanks so much!

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Sep 17, 2018 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

You will be allowed to wear your costume in-park beginning at 4 p.m. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 2:37 a.m. Eve Says...

Hi! Would you happen to know if any ice cream or food spot are giving them out for free? Years ago I went with my family and surprise we received free ice cream! Is that still a thing?

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Sep 17, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eve!

This sounds like it may have been a surprise magical moment! There are not any locations giving out and food or treats except for candy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 12:53 a.m. Eric McKenzie Says...

I am wanting to dress as a ghostbuster for our visit to the party, I am concerned if they will let me in the park or not. I have a movie replica proton pack, for those that have not seen the movie it is the pack they use to "bust" ghosts. Can anyone help or clarify, thanks :)

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Sep 15, 2018 at 3:38 p.m. Jill Says...

Hi- Where will Cruella be?

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Sep 17, 2018 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill!

We spotted Cruella roaming around near Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 15, 2018 at 5:11 a.m. Stacey Says...

We are going to the party on Oct. 21st. It says they might be out of novety items like the headless horseman straw, the glow in the dark popcorn bucket, or items especially sold during the party. Will be so disappointed if WDW didn't have some closer to Halloween. Any ideas about when they restock and best place to purchase? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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Sep 17, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey!

Unfortunately, we don't have any information on limited edition merchandise as we head later into the season. Some of the merch starts appearing as early as 4 p.m. (and can only be purchased if you have a party ticket!) so we definitely recommend keeping an eye out as soon as you arrive. There are locations throughout the park, so hop on the first one that has your item in stock!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2018 at 11:44 p.m. Melissa Says...

We are coming for the Not so scary mickey night, although we want to visit the park the next day. Is their a discount on admission for the next day??

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Sep 17, 2018 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

Unfortunately not. Mickey's Not So Scary is a separately ticketed event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2018 at 8:08 p.m. Becky Says...

do you think a mild zombie snow white would be appropriate? like no blood or anything just a green tinge to the skin

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Sep 17, 2018 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky!

How fun! We LOVE this idea. Go for it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. Katey Seeger Says...

I see the question asked a couple different way but to clarify the park closes at 6 and the event starts at 7 so if we go at 4pm do we have to leave for the hour between 6-7? Thanks

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katey!

Only regular park guests (NOT party attendees) are required to leave at 6. You can stay straight through between 4 p.m. and midnight!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 6, 2018 at 9:01 p.m. Erin Says...

Where is the Disney Junior Jam? My 14 month old will love that!

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Sep 7, 2018 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin!

The Disney Junior Jam is in Storybook Circus, in righthand back corner of Fantasyland. Ask a Cast Member on your way, or you might miss it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2018 at 11:21 p.m. Alfredo Says...

Hi I pretend will go in the early of these Octuber, one question, You said You entry at the park at 4:00 And MSSHP start at 7:00. Can We entry early ? I mean at 9:00 instead of 4:00?

Regards

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Sep 6, 2018 at 3:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alfredo!

With the party ticket, you can enter the park beginning at 4 p.m. and no sooner. To spend the whole day at Magic Kingdom, you will need to purchase a separate day ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2018 at 11:58 p.m. Chelsea Yogev Says...

I'm attending with little ones so we are going to try to do the earlier Hocus Pocus and Parade. What's your advise for getting a good spot to view both? I know they are close together timewise. Thanks

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chelsea!

One option is arriving to the first Hocus Pocus show early and snagging a spot in front of the castle that ALSO serves as a parade spot. You'll see people lining up around the "street" immediately in front of the castle.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2018 at 1:08 a.m. Chelsea Yogev Says...

Thank you

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Sep 4, 2018 at 4 a.m. Julie Schutte Says...

Our family is heading to WDW for the week of Oct 8th-13th but we don't celebrate halloween, would the cost of buying tickets to the not so scary party just to have shorter wait times on the rides be justified? would we stick out like sore thumbs without costumes? 3 kids 8 and under fyi.

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Sep 16, 2018 at 7:20 p.m. sherri Says...

Make sure your kiddos nap or rest before! Staying up later to make sure you get your money's worth is something to ponder with both the MNSSHP and Christmas Party. UNLESS you have strollers for them to crash while the adults switch out watching them and ride. (Our trick)

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

You will be fine. Costumes are an option and if the kids can stay up late it’s a much mor efficient way to see the park.

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Sep 4, 2018 at 2:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie!

This is a great approach! Many people (like us) go to the parties solely to enjoy the exclusive Halloween entertainment, leaving all of the attractions with much shorter lines. You will NOT stick out like sore thumbs without costumes, we promise :) Even if you don't celebrate Halloween, it's still a fun event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2018 at 4:39 p.m. Colin Says...

Looking forward to our party in a week. Maybe a dumb question but when do they start serving the special desserts and meals? Like all day or 4 or at 7? Thanks!

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Sep 4, 2018 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colin!

Actually, the availability of Halloween options differs depending on the treat! Some are available all day, and some beginning when the party starts at 7 p.m. You can check out this Disney Parks Blog for details.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2018 at 4:45 a.m. Deyanira Says...

Loved all this good info. Any idea if all your tips can be applied to Disneyland as well? We are attending MNSSHP at Disneyland and I’ve only found tips and trick for WDW. Thanks in advance!

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Sep 4, 2018 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Have no fear - just check out our Disneyland Halloween post for tips :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2018 at 4:44 a.m. Trisha Says...

I want to dress as Mr & Mrs Incredible. Will they allow black adult eye masks?

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Sep 9, 2018 at 7:02 p.m. Melissa Says...

Another option might be to use face paint to paint the masks on.

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Sep 4, 2018 at 9:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trisha!

The Incredibles masks sold at the parks are labeled specifically stating that they are not allowed to be worn in the parks. Since MNSSHP rules say no masks as well, we would play it safe and use face paint as an alternative, or just bring the masks along and ask.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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