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Your Complete Guide to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2024 — Tickets On Sale Now!

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Boo to you! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is back on select nights from Aug. 9 to Oct. 31, 2024. 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. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets are on sale now (and you can save some green when you purchase through Undercover Tourist!) Here's all the information you need to know if you're attending!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

What Is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?

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.

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. As details for 2024 materialize, we'll continue to provide updates as they become available. (We've left in some details from the 2023 season for planning purposes!)

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place select nights at Magic Kingdom from Aug. 9 to Oct. 31, 2024. The parties go from 7 p.m. to midnight, though party guests can enter the park as early as 4 p.m. The park closes at 6 p.m. for daytime guests without an event ticket (which means no showing of Happily Ever After fireworks on those evenings).

Tickets are available to all guests now! Select Disney World Resort hotel guests had a special early booking opportunity for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets beginning May 8. For 2023, party dates gradually sold out as the season approached, and all dates sold out by early October. If you're planning ahead, we highly recommend purchasing tickets early!

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Even if you aren't attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween 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

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. Many parties sell out quickly so we recommend purchasing tickets as soon as you know you want to attend. Disney does not usually release any additional tickets.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — 2023 Event map and guide

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. However, in 2023, we saw all August dates, a couple September dates and Halloween sell out before the first party — all parties were sold out by Oct. 1. We always recommend booking as soon as possible so your date doesn't sell out! Check out our Halloween trip planning guide for more tips.

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.

What Time Is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — And How Do I Get In?

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Entrance Sign

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 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 (often on the right-hand side, but be sure to double-check with signage or cast members). While there can be long lines close to 4 p.m., they usually move quickly (close to 10 minutes). 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 City Hall in Town Square, Tortuga Tavern in Adventureland, Mickey's PhilharMagic in Fantasyland and across from Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland. Beginning at 6 p.m., cast members are stationed at critical points throughout the park to direct the wristband-less toward the exit.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Cast Member with Sign

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Park PlanFor 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 and be provided your small reusable bag for your first treat station. Select Halloween merchandise can be purchased here, as well. What a grand entrance to the party!

Enjoy special 3D photo backdrops throughout the park for a perfect photo-op! We saw some near Tomorrowland Terrace, across from Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and by the Magic Carpets of Aladdin.

Want to know the best way to organize your night? Hop over to our Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party park plan! (This plan was for 2023, but it will give you an idea of what to expect for this year's party. We're hard at work making updates for 2024 and we'll report back ASAP. Stay tuned!)

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — 2023 map

Interested in how exactly things work at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Guests can pick up a specialty map highlighting some of the activities and entertainment, trick-or-treat locations, allergy-friendly options and more in store at the party. You can also find party information in the My Disney Experience app.

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!

Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular

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

A special fireworks show with projection effects, lasers, lights and fireworks first 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."

Fireworks dessert parties are available for booking with a buffet of 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 or a reserved standing view at the Plaza Garden. (Check out our overview of the regular Magic Kingdom fireworks dessert parties to know what to expect). Reservations open June 7, 2024.

Note that on party nights, Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is the only fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, so there will be no showing of Happily Ever After. The show may be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather.

Showtimes: 10:15 p.m.

American Sign Language interpretation will be offered at select shows on the following dates: Aug. 23, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24. Additional interpretation dates may be requested, based on availability, with at least two weeks' notice by emailing Guest Services.

Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Headless Horseman Trotting Down Main Street

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. Note that he will not ride if affected by rain. (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's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Powerline Max

To those waiting for the parade on portions of Main Street, U.S.A., you can reminisce on classic '90s nostalgia with a dance crew led by Max Goof — cosplaying as Powerline from the popular "A Goofy Movie"!

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

In the parade, you'll see lots of characters all dressed up including Mickey, Goofy, Pluto, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Aladdin, Jasmine and others. Catch Minnie, Daisy and Clarabelle dressed as the Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus"! They are featured on the top of the first float. 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. You'll also see scarecrows, Hitchhiking ghosts, Disney villains and more! In the finale, there is an updated section with Ursula, Cruella de Vil and the Queen of Hearts before rounding out with our favorite villain band and final trio of Jafar, Maleficient and the Evil Queen.

Note that the parade may be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather.

Showtimes: 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

American Sign Language interpretation will be offered at select shows on the following dates: Aug. 23, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24. Additional interpretation dates may be requested, based on availability, with at least two weeks' notice by emailing Guest Services.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

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

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, Oogie Boogie and Maleficent. The show is still a wicked-good time, especially for fans of the film! Shows can be delayed or canceled due to weather.

  • Showtimes (Aug. 9 through Sept. 28): 9:05 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 12 a.m.
  • Showtimes (Sept. 29 through Oct. 31): 7:40 p.m., 9:05 p.m., 10:40 p.m. and 12 a.m. 

American Sign Language interpretation will be offered at select shows on the following dates: Aug. 23, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24. Additional interpretation dates may be requested, based on availability, with at least two weeks' notice by emailing Guest Services.

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Cadaver Dans

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: TBD

(NEW in 2024!) DescenDANCE Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Dance Party

Over in Tomorrowland at the Rockettower Plaza Stage, do it like the villains do with the DescenDANCE Party. Show off your best dance moves with music from the upcoming Disney Original Movie "Descendants: The Rise of Red."

Disney Junior Jam

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party — Vampirina at the Disney Junior Jam

Calling all tadpoles! Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland hosts the Disney Junior Jam, featuring some of Lily's Disney Channel faves, from 7 p.m. to midnight. You might see characters such as Vampirina, Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins and even Timon. Lily also LOVES this dance party!

Rusty Cut Glass

New in 2023 — and returning for 2024 — Adventureland featurs a spirited pirate band and crew — arrgh! The band plays sets intermittently on the stage across from Pirates of the Caribbean. We heard classic pirate shanties and even "Under the Sea."

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Characters and Rides

Character Greetings

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Jack Skellington and Sally

One of the biggest highlights of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of the year. The most popular characters are Jack Skellington & Sally and the Seven Dwarfs, who draw big lines. Other popular characters in past years include Elvis Stitch, Pooh and friends in their Halloween costumes and more! There are more than 20 characters meeting throughout the park at select times and locations. For 2024, Disney has promised more villain sightings and we couldn't be hoppier! Additionally, Bruno from "Encanto" will meet alongside Mirabel at their Casita in Fairytale Garden. But that's not all, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will don brand-new neon spiderweb outfits! Eeek! :)

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - New Costumes for Mickey and Minnie

Check out our 2023 not-so-scary character guide for all character locations, photos and tips for meeting. Our 2024 guide is coming soon!

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Mad Tea Party overlay

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. In 2023, we saw rides such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight and Haunted Mansion go up to 45 minutes but come down later at night. Most attractions end up being 5- or 10-minute waits most of the night, so you can hop on lots of rides if that's your priority.

Disney Genie+ is not available during the party. You could utilize Genie+ or an individual Lightning Lane between 4 and 6 p.m. if attending with a party ticket. Because wait times are typically so low during the party, we don’t think it’s necessary to purchase just for that short window.

Note that wait times between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. will not appear in the My Disney Experience app, but all attractions should remain open to party guests during that time. (The app sees the park as closing at 6 p.m. and then reopening at 7 p.m., but don't worry, the park is very much open during this time for you to enjoy before the real party begins at 7 p.m.)

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. Mickey's PhilharMagic, Carousel of Progress and the Enchanted Tiki Room are closed during the party. These attractions are available in 2024:

Adventureland:

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Swiss Family Treehouse

Frontierland:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square:

  • Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland:

  • 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

Tomorrowland:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor*
  • Space Mountain*
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run 

*Some attractions may receive spooktacular, party-exclusive overlays and enhancements, including Mad Tea Party Space Mountain and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. 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.

Virtual Queues During Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Tron virtual queue

For 2023, TRON Lightcycle Run was available during the party via a virtual queue! If 2024 follows suit, guests with a party ticket will have an opportunity to join the virtual queue at 6 p.m. through the My Disney Experience app. Guests do not need to be inside Magic Kingdom to join the virtual queue. We were able to confirm our party shortly before and then secure a boarding group right at 6 p.m. The virtual queue filled up within a minute, so you'll want to be prepared.

Our boarding group was called almost exactly at 7 p.m. when the party officially started. Once called, you have one hour to tap into the ride. Due to long lines for food, we arrived just after the official one-hour window. We arrived about 8:30 p.m., so an hour and a half after we were called. While there is no guarantee after the arrival window expires, we were able to still tap in and the touchpoints turned green. Another member of our party arrived hours after and the touchpoints turned blue. When this occurs, cast members have to turn you away and you are unable to ride. There is not an officially published grace period for being late for your boarding group, but we would not risk more than 20 to 30 minutes beyond your one-hour arrival window (and of course, this is not guaranteed).

Once we tapped in, we waited about 30 minutes before riding. While this is a little shorter than you may get during regular hours, it can take up a good chunk of the party time. You'll want to decide your priorities and if you want to include riding Tron.

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

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party — Kids dressed as "Encanto" characters

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:

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Guests Dressed Up as Powerline

  • 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 lightsabers, 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.

Be sure to check out our Not-So-Scary costume guide for more tips and costume ideas!

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.

All party guests receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag with a fun Halloween design, 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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Allergy-Friendly Station

Concerned about allergies? Disney has special allergy-friendly stations so everyone can trick-or-treat. Guests can pick up an allergy-friendly treat bag at the Chamber of Commerce near the entrance (available until 12:30 a.m.) or in Liberty Square (available until midnight). Collect blue coins at regular treat stops and return to the two locations to redeem your goodies! Selections can vary, but we saw treats including Smarties, gummy bears, rice-milk chocolate bars and more. They provide lists of the full ingredients so there's something for every allergy!

All of the trick-or-treat stops are marked with a large glowing inflatable. Listed were the treat locations for 2023:

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Candy Distribution

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Market Street (available until 8 p.m.)
  • Chamber of Commerce (allergy-friendly station; available until 12:30 a.m.)

Adventureland

  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Tortuga Tavern

Frontierland

  • Sawyer Island dock (near Big Thunder Mountain)
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Columbia Harbor House
  • Liberty Square Ticket Office (allergy-friendly station; available until 12 a.m.)

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Gaston's Tavern
  • Ariel's Grotto

Tomorrowland

  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
  • Near TRON Lightcycle / Run
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Food and Merchandise

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Jack and Sally cake pops

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, you can enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. We thoroughly enjoyed the Terrifyin’ Twice-Spiced Chicken Sandwich and The Snarling Meatball Sub from Cosmic Ray's. Treat-wise, there are lots of great options like the Jack and Sally Pops, Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll, Black Velvet Whoopie Pie and MMMummy Treat. Check out our 2023 spellbinding guide to Halloween treats for more details! We'll hop back with 2024 treat deets, once we know more!

Some items are also available during regular park hours, while some are only offered during the party. It's important to note that some of these unique, event-exclusive treats for purchase can 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 a reserved viewing of the fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace. Reservations open June 7, 2024.

@undercovertourist Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is here and with it comes all the good (& spooky) eats! 🎃 We found some frightfully fun monster treats that really tickled our taste buds! 🧻 MMMummy Treat- flaky pastry with chocolate filling topped with white icing stripes 📍 Cheshire Cafe 💀 Skull Brownie- Mexican-spiced chocolate brownie with dulce de leche filling 📍 Outdoor vending near Haunted Mansion 🧟‍♂️ Zombie Fingers- Almond cookie fingers, key lime pie/ white chocolate ganache & salted caramel crisp pearls 📍 Cosmic Ray’s Which one of these spooky good treats would you try? #mnsshp #disneyworld #waltdisneyworld #disneyparks #mickeysnotsoscaryhalloweenparty #mickeysnotsoscary #disneyhalloween #spookyszn #spookyseason #disneyeats #disneytreats #disneyfoodie #disneyfood #disneydessert #disneydesserts #disneygram #instadisney #disneycreator #disneyplanning #disneyplanner ♬ original sound - Undercover Tourist

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'. Mobile ordering also stops at 6 p.m. once the park officially closes.

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

  • Aunty Gravity's Galactic Goodies
  • Cheshire Cafe
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
  • The Friar's Nook
  • Golden Oak Outpost
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn
  • The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Storybook Treats
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace

For those interested in booking a table-service restaurant, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella's Royal Table and The Plaza Restaurant are open during party time. Advanced reservations can be made online. You must have a party ticket in order to dine during the event.

Not attending the party? Certain table-service restaurants such as the Jungle Skipper Canteen, Liberty Tree Tavern, The Crystal Palace and Tony's Town Square Restaurant are often open until 6:55 p.m. on party nights and may have reservations available until then. Regular guests may book these late reservations, even after park close. Once you are done with dinner, you will not be allowed to remain in the park and cast members may escort you to the exit.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Merchandise

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Merchandise

If shopping is your top priority, visit the Emporium for apparel, ornaments and more exclusive to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. 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 those exclusive items. 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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Family in Costume

While it's not required that you wear a costume, it sure adds to my enjoyment because my favorite part of the night is taking in all of the elaborate costumes! And since this is the one event of the year where 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 — we saw lots of the Familia Madrigal!

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. Get to the Parks Early

This is the single most important tip for maximizing your fun and justifying the cost of this separately-ticketed event. While the Disney Halloween party officially starts at 7 p.m., guests can begin entering the park as early as 4 p.m. (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 in Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and Adventureland. 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.

And don't froget to join the virtual queue at 6 p.m. if you are interested in riding TRON Lightcycle Run!

4. 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.

Popular characters such as the Seven Dwarfs or Jack and Sally may meet 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!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party — Stitch dressed as Elvis

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. However, some characters 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. You can check the My Disney Experience app for exact timeframes for character appearances.

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.

5. Stake Out Your Parade Location

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

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. Powerline Max could only be found on Main Street.

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. But if they can't and you need to stick to their normal bedtime, the first parade will start earlier this year.

6. Don't Miss the Show and Fireworks 

The Sanderson Sisters take over the castle stage in the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular," featuring other villains including Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie and Maleficent. This is one of our favorite shows in all of Walt Disney World — you won't want to miss it! You'll find it less crowded at the later showings, especially the midnight show if you can hold out the extra time.

With only one showtime at 10:15 p.m., you'll want to prepare for Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular. 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!

*Note: The entertainment times listed were for 2023. We'll continue to make updates for 2024 as more information becomes available. 

7. 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. 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.

8. Get Your Boogie On

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party — ZOM-BEATZ BASH

It just wouldn't be a Disney Halloween party without a dance party! Do it like the villains do with the DescenDANCE Party at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland or dance the night away with Disney Junior Pals at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe.

9. 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 Space Mountain and Mad Tea Party are fairly minor, so don't get your hopes up on having a toadally different experience. (The rides may 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, you should check 'em out!

10. Save Trick or Treating for the Last Hour

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Cast Member Giving Out Candy

Upon entry into the park, guests 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. During the last hour of the party, trick-or-treat lines are basically non-existent, so you can quickly hop around!

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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Jun 27, 2020 at 8:57 p.m.
Nour Says...

I know the party is cancelled for 2020 but for 2021 do you think we need 2 days to do most days in the halloween party? We'll be coming from Egypt and for a once in a lifetime trip.

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Jun 29, 2020 at 8:20 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nour!

If you're wanting to do everything there is to do at Mickey's Not-So-Scary (meet all of the characters, etc.) then we'd spring for two days :) If you are OK with skipping some of the meet and greets, one night would give you an opportunity to see a few treat trails, meet a few characters, ride some attractions and enjoy the fireworks, parade and show.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 3, 2020 at 1:42 p.m.
Amy Says...

Can I get a refund if the party is cancelled? Can I get a refund if I have linked the tickets to MDE?

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Jun 3, 2020 at 2:40 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Yes, if the party is cancelled, you'd receive a full refund! Linking to My Disney Experience does not void any policy, so you are free to do so. If you would like additional flexibility based on your schedule, we suggest buying a physical ticket! Physical tickets are 95% refundable for any reason, as long as they have not been used or modified. Hope this helps - let us know if we can help with any additional questions!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2020 at 11:29 a.m.
Nathaniel Says...

Hi we are going to the Halloween party this year but don’t know what day to go. I was thinking either August 18, 25 or September 1st, do you think any of those days will be crowded?

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Apr 23, 2020 at 8:25 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathaniel!

We think those all should be great picks in terms of crowds - enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 26, 2020 at 1:53 a.m.
Ashley Gonzales Says...

Hello!

Thanks for the info! Do you know the earliest time you can make a dining reservation in MK if you only purchase a party ticket?

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Mar 26, 2020 at 8:48 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

You are so welcome - thank you for hopping by! If you'll only be attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you can make a dining reservation anytime after party guests can enter the park (which is generally 4 p.m.). We'd suggest leaving about 15-30 minutes as a buffer to leave plenty of time to enter the park, hit your first candy stop and walk to your reservation. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2020 at 7:47 p.m.
Sian Says...

Do you only require a MNSSHP ticket to just enter for the party or do you require a general admission as well ?

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Mar 23, 2020 at 8:12 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sian!

If you are just hopping into Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (and entering at the early admission time, such as 4 p.m.), you do not need separate admission to the park - just your party ticket! If you would like to enter the park before the official party start time, you'd then need separate park admission in addition to your party ticket. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 27, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Francisco Says...

Thanks for all the wonderful information! Do you think it's worth a weekend trip to see the Halloween events as opposed to coming for a longer trip and fitting it in the schedule?

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Feb 27, 2020 at 3:33 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

You are so welcome, Francisco! If you have the flexibility, and it's not your first visit where you may feel the pressure to work a lot in, we think that sounds toadally fun - a quick weekend trip is a great way to get to hang around at the pool during the day then hop into the park at night for the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 27, 2020 at 1:15 p.m.
Bill Says...

We are planning a Disney trip to cross over the Halloween and Christmas decor and want to get in at least one MNSSHP. Our travel dates are looking like October 30th to November 7th. The 10/31 party will be max capacity. What do you think crowds will be like on November 1st? Would it be worth coming in a day or two earlier to catch the 10/29 party instead? I was hoping that since 11/1 falls on a Sunday it would be better.

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Feb 28, 2020 at 9:33 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bill!

Last year, the party on the 1st sold out (it was on a Friday). Since the 1st falls on a Sunday this year and may still have some lingering crowds, if you have the flexibility, we'd opt for the 29th instead.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 25, 2020 at 8:44 p.m.
Maree Lamshed Says...

Do you have dates for the Mickeys Halloween party for Disneyland CA. If so Will you be selling tickets for that park?

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Feb 25, 2020 at 3:42 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maree!

Dates haven't been announced just yet for Disneyland, but we'll be updating this post as soon as we hear more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 25, 2020 at 3:07 p.m.
Samantha Says...

Will Undercover Tourist be offering tickets for purchase for the party?

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Feb 25, 2020 at 10:48 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Samantha!

We're so glad you asked - we sure are! You can find tickets from your favorite frogs here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 11, 2020 at 1:43 p.m.
Apryl Conway Says...

Hello! We are attending MNSSHP this October. I really want to see the firework show, the parade and the hocus pocus show. Is there a recommended place to sit that I could view all three? I was thinking of watching the fireworks, sticking around for the parade and the catching the midnight show with the witches. I am going to have 2 small kids and 2 seniors, so I was hoping to grab a spot and claim it for the night. Is this possible? Thank you, this was the best article I have read on the Halloween party. Not a lot of info out there. Thanks again!!

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Feb 12, 2020 at 6:46 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Apryl!

That is such high praise - thank you so much! We are glad you stopped by! The best place to view all three shows is the hub (but keep in mind that the parade does not make a full circle, and instead heads down Main Street). There are unfortunately not a lot of places to sit in that area outside of curbs/the ground, and we have been putting our best thinking caps on to try to think of the best solution for you in terms of seating! You can try to stake out a bench early on in the day (though they are sparse), or, if they are open, an ECV rental may be a good short-term solution for a guaranteed place to rest. Alternatively, try to find a spot outside of Casey's Corner (or the Plaza Restaurant). You'll be a little further from the stage show (you'd be able to see the stage and hear the effects, but it would not be a close view), but it would give you some seating for the parade and the fireworks. The good news is that the later parade and show are much less crowded than the earlier ones, so if you find that things are pretty sparse by the time the show rolls around, everyone may be rested enough to move a little closer :) We hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 21, 2019 at 7:25 p.m.
Morgan tyree Says...

We are going to Disney on oct. 12, 2020. We plan on doing three days at Disney with the kids. Is MNSSHP in magic kingdom only, do they close down all of the parks for it or just MK? We plan on doing one night of MNSSHP but will be disappointed if we have to buy tickets for MNSSHP for all three nights were there in order to stay in the park later into the evening. We’re bringing the whole family my side and my husbands side and paying for everyone’s rooms so the whole family can afford to go, it’s a once in a life time thing for most of the family members we’re bringing so we want them to get as much time in Disney as possible.

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Dec 23, 2019 at 10:32 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Morgan!

The other parks remain open! Only Magic Kingdom will close early for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 18, 2019 at 11:10 a.m.
catherine bradkey Says...

hi thanks for the info, just as a matter of interest what time of year will the tickets for not so scary 2020 go on sale? also would you advise buying in advance?

Many Thanks

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Nov 18, 2019 at 11:50 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Catherine!

We aren't sure of the exact date these will go on sale for 2020, but in 2019, tickets went on sale in mid-January. We'd definitely suggest purchasing in advance, since the parties can sell out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2019 at 2:13 a.m.
Valerie Says...

Hello, thank you for the tips! I hope this is not off-topic. Do you have any guidance on planning Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, possibly a couple more rides around these plans for Magic Kingdom? I’m hoping to plan the most efficient route and think we could tackle these prior to our first FP so that we don’t cut into our “break time.” What do you think? Thank you!

7am - Enter at Extra Magic Hours

8:45 - FP 1 Space Mountain

10:05 - FP 2 Splash Mountain

11:05 - FP 3 Big Thunder

We would like to take a break back at Poly before we go to MNSSHP since this will be a long day for us (would preferably like to enter back around 3:45 and we plan on staying until midnight).

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Oct 15, 2019 at 8:48 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valerie!

You should definitely be able to tackle Pirates and Haunted Mansion before the park opens! We'd advise you to get there about half an hour before EMH technically begins, as sometimes things move a little ahead of schedule :) Most guests at EMH will beeline for the big ticket rides such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain, so the lines for Pirates and Haunted Mansion should be pretty manageable (during MNSSHP, however, these lines do get longer, especially for Haunted Mansion). We think your plan looks great (and end at the perfect time for a rest!) Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2019 at 5:08 a.m.
Katie Says...

Help! Tomorrow (technically today) is our last day at Disney. My husband and I have been going back and forth on whether or not to do the MSNSSHP. We were leaving animal kingdom tonight and decided to do it and I checked it was available... it was hectic trying to get everyone to the car so I didn’t book right then...by the time we got to the car they were sold out for the 14th!!!!! Is there absolutely anything I can do to get tickets? I can’t sleep now I am so upset about it!! Does Disney hold a certain amount of tickets for the morning of or for offsite resorts? Is there any hope of finding tickets?

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Oct 15, 2019 at 9:35 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie!

As far as we know, when the parks say they are sold out of special event tickets, there aren't any left for the general public. So sorry! Hope it worked out for your family!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2019 at 4:13 a.m.
Lisa Says...

Is the crowds for the party pretty much the same every night since they usually sell out? Or would Thursday be less crowded than Friday?

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Sep 21, 2020 at 2:23 p.m.
Josh Talbot Says...

Are you supposed to wear a inflatable costume suit with a fan on inside the costume to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party by yourself and going trick or treating like walking around the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World on Halloween?

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Oct 11, 2019 at 4:34 p.m.
Nate Says...

We love the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party and have attended for the past 5 years. This year, the additional costs of theme park tickets plus the closing of the parks early most nights has caused us to SKIP the party. The Halloween party was our preference over the Christmas party but this year we can't do both.

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Oct 10, 2019 at 9:18 p.m.
Jason Hart Says...

Just so I’m perfectly clear...we will be at MK Friday the 18th, the same day as the Halloween parade. Is it true that we will be asked to leave the park at 6 and will NOT be able to stay or return without purchasing more tix for the parade? Were not even allowed to eat, do rides or catch a show?

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Oct 11, 2019 at 9:08 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason!

That's correct; if you'll be attending a day when Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is going on, the park will close at 6 to anyone without party tickets. If you have park hoppers, you'll still be able to hop to any of the other parks!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2022 at 4:27 p.m.
B Says...

The park that has the night event is pretty low in attendance usually in the morning

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Oct 10, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Wes Says...

I will be attending on Friday (10/11) and have been reading about horror stories with crowds. This is my only night at Disney and am hoping to get in a lot of my favorite rides. Other than the fireworks, I don't plan on doing much of the Halloween things. Any suggestions on how to maximize my time? Will be arriving at 4pm.

Thanks and Happy (early) Halloween!

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Oct 11, 2019 at 11:26 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wes!

Tonight’s MNSSHP is sold out, so it will definitely be crowded. Since you aren’t too interested in the Halloween events, we’d suggest making FastPasses from 4-6 for any attractions that will be closed during the party (or are high priority for you). Then, once the party starts, move clockwise/counter-clockwise around the park so you’re not bouncing from one side to other all night. For popular rides, wait until the first parade to hop to them if you can, because the wait times will likely lower a bit during them. We'd also suggest picking a few priorities to hit and knowing where those are (whether that's a specific ride, character, or even snack) - it is such a short amount of time, but we know you'll have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2019 at 7:47 p.m.
Andrea Says...

Thanks for a great guide! We are going to MNSSHP this weekend and somehow left my daughter's costume at home. Any recommendations on where to pick up a costume before the party?

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Oct 9, 2019 at 6:28 p.m.
Ashley Says...

We have a character dinner reserved for 7:20pm, should just cancel it and focus on the party? The dinner is at Crystal Palace. We also have a character dinner the night before at Tuskers in Animal Kingdom. What's your opinion?

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Oct 10, 2019 at 8:06 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

We'd suggest skipping it or trying to reschedule for earlier (it's early, but we generally try to eat around 5 to fill our bellies before the party officially starts ... and to save room for snacks later on!). You can then hop to meet the Hundred Acre Woods characters in costume in Fantasyland instead if you have some big Winnie the Pooh fans :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2019 at 2:53 p.m.
Linda Says...

We are going to the Magic Kingdom next Tuesday and made a 6:40 reservation for dinner at Tony’s Town Sq Restaurant not realizing that the park would be closing at 6:00 that day. If we don’t have tickets for the Halloween party, how will that affect our dinner reservations? Will we be permitted to stay for dinner or will we be ushered out? I don’t want to be charged $10/person for being a “no show”.

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Oct 7, 2019 at 11:48 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

If you don't have valid party admission, your reservation may not be honored, unfortunately, since that's past park closing as you noted. We'd suggest calling Disney Dining as soon as possible to see what your options are, as they may be able to move your reservation for you. They can be reached at (407) 939-3463.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2019 at 12:22 a.m.
Stephanie Says...

Ok, so if you’re NOT doing MK that day but purchase MNSSP and plan to arrive at 4 p.m. ... you’re not going to be stopped from riding rides between 4 and 7 are you? My dad found something on a website that implies that those attending just the party that day won’t be permitted to ride rides until after the party starts at 7.

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Oct 7, 2019 at 8:54 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

Not at all - party guests are absolutely able to ride rides before the official 7 p.m. start time! Have a great time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2019 at 8:49 p.m.
Lil Says...

Just received tickets. Do I need to link them anywhere on MDE, or just activate them at the gate? and there isn't a specific date on them, just valid thru 10/11, which is our party night. If that night is a sell out, will my ticket still be valid at the gate??? Thanks! looking very forward to some not-so-scary fun!

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Oct 7, 2019 at 11:54 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lil!

As long as you've purchased your tickets, you'll be good to go! The "sold out" notices apply to walk-ups or those who haven't already purchased their tickets. You can either arrive with a printed copy of your ticket to be exchanged at will call, or can add it to My Disney Experience and scan your MagicBand at the turnstile (which we think is easiest!).

To add your ticket to My Disney Experience on the My Disney Experience website: After your log in, select My Reservations and Tickets from the MDE dropdown menu. Select Link Tickets under Tickets and Passes and enter your reservation number listed on the E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email. A list of your E-tickets will be displayed, and you can then assign the ticket/tickets to yourself, someone in your friends & family list, or a new guest.

From the My Disney Experience app: You can scan the bar code on your E-ticket PDF found in your Undercover Tourist account or your E-Tickets are Ready email. From the app, select My Reservations and follow the instructions listed under Link a Ticket or Pass.

Have a spooky-fun time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2019 at 2:36 p.m.
Alia Says...

Do you have to buy a regular park ticket as well as the Halloween Party ticket, or can you just buy the Halloween Party ticket on its own? Thanks!!

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Oct 2, 2019 at 9:45 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alia!

You only need the party ticket if you'll just be heading in for the party at 4 p.m. - no separate park admission necessary unless you'd like to hop to Magic Kingdom before then. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2019 at 12:50 p.m.
linda Says...

Do you happen to know which characters will SIGN and which are photo only (or pass out a presigned thing)? Specifically will Jack Sparrow Sign our book?

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Oct 2, 2019 at 8:32 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

Captain Jack Sparrow is a tricky one, as it can be hit or miss as to whether or not he will sign (but it's been done before!). Characters at the dance parties will not sign, nor will Lotso, the Seven Dwarfs or Jafar. Princesses, including Moana, will sign.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2019 at 5:51 p.m.
Kanani Says...

Thank you for this amazing information! We would like to do Magic Kingdom & the MNSSHP with an 8, 5, and 1.5 year old. Would it be more worth it to do 1 day with MK, continuing with MNSSHP? Or to do MNSSHP one day, followed by MK the next? Would that be too much for the littles?

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Oct 1, 2019 at 1:07 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kanani!

We would recommend doing one day at Magic Kingdom (as much as the littles can handle, including Happily Ever After fireworks if you can!) Then, we'd do Mickey's Not-So-Scary the following day, that way you all can sleep in (recovery from the day before!), take a nap if you need to, and lounge around the hotel before hopping, well-rested, to the party. There is SO MUCH to do at the Halloween party! This would give everyone an extra day to explore and take it all in. Have a wonderful time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2019 at 1:53 a.m.
Ohio mama Says...

Hi- I’m not sure I understand what time we can enter with the Halloween party passes? I thought it started at 7, but the article mentions that the park opens the door for Halloween guests at 4?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ohio Mama!

The party officially begins at 7 p.m., but party guests are allowed to enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4 p.m. That early time is a great way to get a (frog) leg up on some rides, grab a bite to eat, and take in the Halloween decorations before the festivities start. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2019 at 3:46 p.m.
Brittany Says...

My family attends MNSSHP every year and loves it! With the new projection show/fireworks we feel that it is necessary to view from the front of the castle. In the past we have just stopped pretty much anywhere to see the show as it wasn’t really important to see anything on the castle. What time would you think we should stake out our spot for the 10:15 show?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:07 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittany!

Right in front of the castle, in the hub, is our recommended spot to be able to have a great view of this year's projections. We actually hopped into place around 8:15 to catch Hocus Pocus, then the parade, and then the fireworks - but if you just wanted to hop into place for the fireworks, we'd suggest staking out a spot around 9:30/9:45.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2019 at 9:04 p.m.
Sarah Garber Says...

Are adults allowed to paint their face?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:03 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

Yes, face painting for adults is permitted! Just be sure that the paint follows Disney's costume guidelines (in that it's not offensive).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Sarah Says...

Hi! Can you only see the headless horseman on main street? I was thinking about watching the parade in frontierland, but only if I'm still able to see the headless horseman! Thanks!

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Sep 25, 2019 at 12:27 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

The Headless Horseman goes the entire parade route, from Frontierland to Main Street, but the our favorite place to watch him is in the hub near the castle (especially because this tends to be a place where you can stay to watch the fireworks and the Sanderson Sisters!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 3:40 p.m.
melissa Says...

Where is a good spot for wheelchair/scooter people for the parade and fireworks? Thank you

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Sep 24, 2019 at 2:07 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

There is a reserved spot just in front of Casey's Corner. Just remember that it's first come, first served! Be sure to grab a guide on your way into the park; the map will show the reserved spot, as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 1:27 p.m.
Leah Says...

Hi thanks for the hints and tips it's been a great help. We are staying off site and plan to arrived at 4pm. I have a couple of fastpasses booked between 4 and 6. Where can we go for a quick bite to eat before the party really starts at 7?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8:43 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leah!

We really love Casey's Corner on Main Street, U.S.A. for a quick bite ... and there's Mobile Ordering available! If hot dogs aren't your thing, we also really love the sandwiches at Gaston's Tavern in Fantasyland, and Pecos Bill's in Frontierland (closer to Splash Mountain) offers up some seating in the AC and nachos, fajitas and tacos. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 1:40 a.m.
Jayne Heatherly Says...

I’m pretty sure I read that my two year old does not need a ticket for the park or for the Halloween party. How does that work for fast passes?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8:34 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jayne!

That's correct! Tadpoles under the age of three are free and do not require tickets. FastPass is only available from 4-6 on party nights, but if you do make reservations, your kiddo does not need his/her own FastPass reservation; they can just head through the FastPass line with you when your FastPass window opens.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2019 at 12:32 a.m.
Kellie Says...

If you just want to do the magic kingdom on a day with this even, is the MK ticket the FULL PRICE? Do they still charge in full even though you're not getting their full availability? If there is a discount, do you know how much those tix would be?

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Sep 24, 2019 at 8:32 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kellie!

Disney World is on a price-based ticket that will fluctuate depending on the day, so while there is no discount on party days for a single park/single day base ticket, you will find that some days will be cheaper than others (some on days when parties are going on, and some on regular operating days). If you do hop over on a day when the party is going on, be sure to rope drop and take advantage of Extra Magic Hours if you can to maximize your time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2019 at 6:48 p.m.
Brad Says...

Where is the best place along Main Street to see Jack and Sally?

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Sep 23, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad!

If you're looking to meet them, you can catch them in Town Square theater. Otherwise, Jack is the master of scare-a-monies for the fireworks show! You'll want to be close to the castle to get a good view of him if you're just looking to see him in the fireworks show (we were in the middle of the hub behind the Disney statue and couldn’t see very well).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2019 at 8:59 p.m.
Alicia Says...

Hi! No Anna and Elsa?

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Sep 20, 2019 at 10:48 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia!

No Anna and Elsa this year (in the parade or as a meet-and-greet).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2019 at 1:55 a.m.
Valerie Says...

Hello! We have 8:45pm reservations for Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Dessert Party with Plaza Garden viewing for the fireworks show at 10:15. How would you suggest we plan for Hocus Pocus and the parade around this? I’d love for my 10 year-old to get a great view of Hocus Pocus and the parade.

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Sep 18, 2019 at 1:34 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valerie!

You'll have standing location in the Plaza Garden at the party, but in our experience, it can be a little difficult to see the stage show, and from that location, it'd be difficult to see the Headless Horseman as well (fireworks are no problem from that vantage point though!). Since you'll be in the Plaza Garden following the fireworks, we'd then recommend that you walk closer in the Hub right afterwards to catch the 10:45 pm Hocus Pocus show and the 11:15 parade (that way you aren't missing out on any of the 8:45 dessert party!). Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2019 at 3:02 a.m.
Valerie Says...

Thank you!!

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Sep 18, 2019 at 12:51 a.m.
Stacey Says...

We purchased tickets for the dessert party at Tomorrowland Terrace. Will we also be able to view the villain show from that spot?

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Sep 18, 2019 at 1:36 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey!

The Hocus Pocus show is on a stage near the castle, and while you'll technically be able to see, we'd recommend you catch the showing after the fireworks by walking closer to the hub for a better view.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2019 at 5:11 p.m.
Jenny Says...

I don't have any questions because you already explained in full detail that we wanted/needed to know!! So for that we wanted to give you a gigantic THANK YOU!!!!

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Sep 17, 2019 at 12:40 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Yay! We are so glad to hear it - thanks for hopping by, Jenny!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2019 at 1:11 a.m.
Andy cobb Says...

What is the treat in the palm in the hand picture

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Sep 17, 2019 at 7:41 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy!

That's the Amuck, Amuck, Amuck Cupcake, which can be found at Main Street Bakery. (Fair warning that it's mostly black icing, which can turn your whole mouth black!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.
Terri Payne Says...

If I have a MNSSP ticket and an annual pass will I have to pay the parking fee?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 1:16 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terri!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary does not come with parking, but your Annual Pass does! A parking attendant will scan your MagicBand or card when you pull up, and you'll be able to roll right in.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2019 at 1:29 a.m.
Aline Says...

I have a combo ticket for the week at Disney. Do you know if I can change one of these tickets for the special event ticket? Thanks

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Sep 16, 2019 at 9:39 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aline!

Special event tickets are their own separate category, so they unfortunately cannot be swapped for a regular park day. You can certainly add it on, though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 15, 2019 at 9:44 a.m.
Kristin Says...

Are the grave diggers doing photos again this year? And where exactly is cruella?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 1:14 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

They are - you can find the grave diggers in Liberty Square off and on throughout the evening. Cruella generally hangs around her Halloween Hide-A-Way event at Tony's Town Square, but you can also find her roaming Fantasyland throughout the evening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2019 at 8:53 p.m.
Kerstin Says...

Is the descendents dance party live or just a video? Thanks!

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Sep 16, 2019 at 9:42 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kerstin!

There are some live dancers to interact with the tadpoles and host the party itself, but the cameo from the Descendants cast is a video on a screen.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2019 at 7:25 p.m.
Melanie Says...

I didn’t see Judy and Nick mentioned in your article do they make an appearance at any point?

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Sep 13, 2019 at 4:04 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie!

We saw them just before parade time down Main Street, U.S.A. leading a costume parade before "Boo to You" begins. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
Amy Says...

Can we wear costumes that light up ? I have a tutu with little fairy lights weaved in that light up - can be turned on and off.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 1:27 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

This should be toadally fine! As long as the lights aren't obstructive or hang to where you or others could trip or get caught on anything, you're good to go.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2019 at 5:37 a.m.
Monica Says...

Thanks for your informative article!

My kiddos are 3 and almost 5. Do you think they’d get a lot out of the event or are they too young? I don’t want them to be overwhelmed, but it sounds like a lot of fun!

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Sep 13, 2019 at 10:57 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Monica!

We think they'd love it! The hardest part for tadpoles is just staying awake ... but all of the candy from trick-or-treating certainly helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2019 at 5:17 a.m.
Alison Says...

Do you still have to pay the 25$ parking fee for the party?

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Sep 13, 2019 at 10:51 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alison!

The cost of parking is not included in your party ticket, though parking is free if you're staying at a Disney World Resort hotel!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2020 at 3:52 a.m.
Josh Talbot Says...

Are you supposed to wear a inflatable costume suit with a fan on inside the costume to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party by yourself and going trick or treating like around the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World on Halloween?

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Sep 21, 2020 at 8:57 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Josh!

Costumes are allowed (with a few restrictions) during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and there are several trick or treat trails to enjoy as well :) Let us know if we can help with any additional questions!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2019 at 6:42 a.m.
Mel Says...

I was able to get fastpasses that are from 3:15 to 4:15. We only have party tickets. So am I correct in saying we can get in at 4:00 and we will have just 15 minutes to use this pass? Is it even possible to get to the Haunted Mansion from the front of the park in that amount of time?

Also can we get our wristbands after the ride? Thank you!

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Sep 11, 2019 at 8:48 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mel!

That's correct - you'd be able to enter the park at 4 and would need to head back to Haunted Mansion before 4:15 to be able to utilize the FastPass. You can definitely give it a shot! We'd recommend getting to the turnstiles early, as the special party entry line can get long. There will be a cast member before you even finish scanning in to put your wristband on, so that will happen upon entry since you won't already be in Magic Kingdom once the party starts. Once you enter, we'd head straight back to Haunted Mansion, then come back to the front down the first treat trail to get your swag. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2019 at 12:45 a.m.
Carina Barrientos Says...

Are rides open during this time?

Thank you!

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Sep 11, 2019 at 8:44 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carina!

Yes, rides are open (though not all of them). You can find a full list in the post to be able to plan your evening (and the guide you receive upon entering will also have these listed).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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