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Your Complete Guide to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023 — Tickets On Sale Now!

by Mommy Frog on May 2, 2023 4426 Orlando

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Boo to you! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will return on select nights from Aug. 11 to Nov. 1, 2023. 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 is a highlight for our fam every fall — read on for all of the information you need to know before you go!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Waiting for the parade on Main Street USA

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. 

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 is held on select nights at Magic Kingdom from Aug. 11 to Nov. 1, 2023. 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).

  • August — 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
  • September — 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29
  • October — 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
  • November — 1

Savings Alert


Discount Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets are on sale now!

Get Your Tickets

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets range in price by date — and you can save some green by purchasing through Undercover Tourist! Tickets are now available to all guests as of May 2. Select Disney World Resort hotel guests were given a special early booking opportunity for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets beginning April 27.

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Event Guide

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.

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. 2022 was a little unique because we saw more and more early dates sell out, likely due to the extra excitement from the party returning after three years. 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). 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 Tortuga Tavern in Adventureland 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 Plan

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 and be provided your bag for your first treat station. The bags last year were the same size as previous ones but were 50th-themed and reusable! Could there be a special 100th anniversary-themed bag in 2023? We can't wait to find out! Select Halloween merchandise can be purchased here, as well. What a grand entrance to the party!

New for 2022 — and hopfully continuing for 2023 — enjoy special 3D photo backdrops throughout the park for a perfect photo-op! Last year, we saw one near Tomorrowland Terrace and another 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!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — 2022 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.

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 (Confirmed for 2023)

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Mickey'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." In 2022, the fireworks began at 10:15 p.m.

Fireworks dessert parties returned 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 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). 2023 booking dates have not been announced yet.

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.

Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade (Confirmed for 2023)

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Boo to You Parade Entrance

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?!)

New for 2022, those waiting for the parade on portions of Main Street, U.S.A. could reminisce on classic '90s nostalgia with a dance crew led by Max Goof — cosplaying as Powerline from the popular "A Goofy Movie"! We hope he makes his frogtacular return this year.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Powerline Max

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. You'll also see Pixar characters, Hitchhiking ghosts, Disney villains and more!

The parades kick 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 2023)

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Hocus Pocus 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, Ooogie 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.

  • August and September Showtimes (2022): 8:35 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 12 a.m.
  • October Showtimes (2022): 7:40 p.m., 8:35 p.m., 10:45 p.m. and 12 a.m. 

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (Confirmed for 2023)

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."

In 2022, you could catch the Cadaver Dans at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Disney Junior Jam (Confirmed for 2023)

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!

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball

Over in Tomorrowland at the Rockettower Plaza Stage, guests can join Mike Wazowski, Sulley, and their other monster friends for the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball! Show off your best monstrous dance moves from 7 p.m. to midnight.

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

Character Greetings

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Kids meeting Jack 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 and Sally, who draw big lines. Other popular characters include Elvis Stitch, Pooh and friends in their Halloween costumes and more! There are more than twenty characters meeting throughout the park at select times and locations. Here's everyone who met during the 2022 parties:

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Character Location infographic

Check out our 2022 not-so-scary character guide for all character locations, photos and tips for meeting. Character appearances and locations have not been announced for 2023 parties, but use our guide to help give you an idea. Many of the same characters return each year.

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. This year, we saw Seven Dwarfs Mine Train go up to 40 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.

New for 2023, TRON Lightcycle Run will be available during the party via a virtual queue! We'll let you know more as additional details are released.

Disney Genie+ is not available during the party. If you have a valid park reservation and admission to a park earlier in the day, you could utilize Genie between 4 and 6 p.m. If only attending with a party ticket, you may not be able to purchase Genie+ due to not having a park reservation. 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. Here's which attractions are available for 2023:


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


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square:

  • 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
  • TRON Lightcycle / Run (Virtual queue only)

*Some attractions may receive spooktacular, party-exclusive overlays and enhancements, including Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. 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. These are not yet confirmed for 2023.

Costume Information

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.


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 or in Liberty Square. 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. Here were the stops for 2022:

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Candy Distribution

Here are the treat locations from 2022. We'll update once we attend this year, but expect similar locations.

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Market Street (available until 8 p.m.)
  • Chamber of Commerce (allergy-friendly station)


  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Aloha Isle


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

Liberty Square

  • Columbia Harbor House
  • Liberty Square Ticket Office (allergy-friendly station)


  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Walt Disney World Railroad Station
  • Ariel's Grotto


  • 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 - Candy Cane Soft Serve

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, you can enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. We tried the Pain and Panic hot dog and Winifred's Elixir of Youth from Casey's Corner (since they were available before the party started, we could still mobile order!) in 2022. The hot dog had a bit of a kick to it with the spicy mustard on it, but very enjoyable, though probably not tadpole-approved. The Elixir of Youth was very refreshing with an interesting texture — it truly looked like something out of a witch's cauldron! (Be warned, it will turn you green ... well, more so than normal for us frogs). We also tried the yummy Candy Corn soft-serve from Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies, as well as the Sweet Almond Corn Cake from Pecos Bill's. Our brains still can't believe it's cake, and a delicious one at that! There are also specialty popcorn buckets, sippers and a candy glow cube. Check out our spellbinding guide to Halloween treats for more details!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — Corn Cake from Peco's Bill

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

For those interested in booking a table-service restaurant, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella's Royal Table were open during party time in 2022. 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 open until 6:55 p.m. on party nights and may have reservations available until then. Regular guests may book these late reservations, even if 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.

New for 2022, all guests received a free commemorative print as they exited the park!

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 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. 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 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.

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. (If you want a costume idea, check out our DIY Jack and Sally T-shirt.)

Popular characters such as 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 - Minnie in the 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.

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, Ooogie 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!

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. Mike and Sulley play host to their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. Do it like the zombies do at the ZOM-BEATZ Bash in Cosmic Ray's or dance the night away with Disney Junior Pals at Storybook Circus.

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 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!

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 14, 2019 at 4:10 p.m. Vivian Says...

We have purchased ticket to the NSSHP, but would also like to purchase tickets to the Halloween dessert party. Should we do this on separate nights?

Jun 19, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vivian,

The Halloween dessert party requires admission to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and it is not included with the cost of admission. So, if you're already planning to attend multiple nights, then it's up to you if you'd like to go to the dessert party on a separate, second night! It may be hopful so you have more time around the park during your first night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 12, 2019 at 9:24 p.m. Vince Says...

Have our tickets for October 24th and would like to have dinner at Be Our Guest that same evening. The earliest time slot open as of today is at 7pm. Are we making a mistake "missing the party" for an hour or so to have dinner at 7pm?

Jun 18, 2019 at 12:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vince,

It's really about what is most important to you. We personally wouldn't recommend missing the party time, but if dining in Beast's Castle is a must-do for you, it might be worth it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 11, 2019 at 5:18 p.m. Maria Manriquez Says...

Hello! :) Thank you for sharing all these great tips with us! you think Elvis Stitch will be there again this year? He's the main reason why I want to go to the MNSSHP. :) I need a pic with him. LOL! Thanks!!

Jun 12, 2019 at 7:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

We love Elvis Stitch, too - so fun! We sure hope so, but haven't heard any confirmation just yet. We'll keep our eyes and ears open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 10, 2019 at 7:52 p.m. Emily Says...

If I enter the park at 4 PM with my MNSSHP ticket, will I still have normal access to the park rides from 4-7 PM before the party technically starts?

Jun 10, 2019 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily!

You sure will! Enjoy :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 9, 2019 at 10:39 p.m. Michael Lyn Says...

If I come into the halloween party at 5pm and have to leave and come back at 7pm, will I be let back in if I have my wristband on. I have a special needs child and will have to tend to his needs.

Jun 10, 2019 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Yes, as long as you have your wristband and your ticket, you'll be toadally fine to exit and re-enter.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 9, 2019 at 9:42 p.m. Amy Says...

Just a question when purchasing the MNSSHP...when you go to check out you need to pick a date. If that date ends up not working out for me am I able to change the date later on somehow?

Jun 25, 2019 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

You may switch dates as long as there is availability for the date that you'd like to switch to!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 29, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. Jen Says...

Hello, I have purchased MNSSHP tickets on your website. Once they come in the mail is it easy to link to the magic band? And do I have to assign a ticket to each person traveling? We have other tickets and hotel reservation already, nothing should get messed up correct? Also, I see mixed information on FP. Could we get 2 FP for halloween ticket only? Thanks!

May 29, 2019 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

Yes, you can connect your party ticket to My Disney Experience (and thus, your MagicBands) using the code on the ticket. For organization purposes, we would recommend assigning a ticket to each person. Adding the party ticket will not affect the reservations and tickets already in My Disney Experience. FastPass+ reservations are not available during the party; however, if you heading into the parks earlier with your regular admission ticket, you will be able to make your advance 3 FastPass+ reservations as usual, up until official party start time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 30, 2019 at 2:28 a.m. Jen Says...

Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly. Planning is stressful!

May 30, 2019 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

It is our pleasure, Jen! Let us know if we can do anything to help take some of that stress away as you plan! :)

Mommy Frog

May 28, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. Fernando Says...

Hi, I have a question regarding the passes stored in my magic bands... We have 2 day park tickets that we will use on Tuesday and Wednesday and tickets for MNSSHP that we will use first on Sunday.

If we get into the park at 4PM, is there a way to specify to use the MNSSHP ticket and not the parks tickets? Thanks

May 29, 2019 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fernando!

There are specially-marked entrances for party-goers, where scanning your MagicBand should only result in the party ticket being used. Alternatively, you can head to Guest Service to be certain; you can also print out your paper ticket to bring through with you instead of your MagicBand. If you run into any issues, Guest Services will be more than happy to make it right :) Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 26, 2019 at 5:11 p.m. Shelb Says...

I see that tickets are required for 3+, I have a 2.5 year old and a 5 month old- can we stay for the event somehow? Or will we have to leave since they don’t get tickets?

May 28, 2019 at 1:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelb!

As long as you have a party ticket, the three of you will be able to stay. Tadpoles under 3 won't need a ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 20, 2019 at 7:17 a.m. Jen Says...

On days when they have the Halloween party, are the regular Park tickets cheaper?

May 20, 2019 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

No, unfortunately the admission price is the same on party days. It makes planning ahead all the more valuable (literally) to know when you may run into reduced park time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 15, 2019 at 2:28 a.m. Kasandra Says...


My family and I are going on the DCL on october 21st. We are considering doing MNSSHP on the 20th (the night before). But we are not 100% we are going to do this.

There are going to be about 16 of us. Do you think we would still be able to purchase tickets if we wait until july to purchase ?! Or do you think it will sell out !

Thank you


May 15, 2019 at 10:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kasandra!

The party tickets tend to go quickly, so we'd recommend purchasing as soon as possible if it's a must-do.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 10, 2019 at 9:24 a.m. Jessica Says...

Hi! We will be attending Disney the last week of September. We have a standard ticket for the 27th and a ticket for the Halloween party. I’m assuming from your info we can stay at Magic Kingdom until the Halloween event starts. Is this correct? And are the rides/attractions still running from 6-7pm?


May 13, 2019 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

That's correct; you'll be able to stay in the park! Be sure to look for the Wristband station when you enter. For those with just park tickets (and not party tickets), they'll be able to stay in the park until the party begins at 6 p.m. At this point, cast members will start looking for party wristbands and corralling non-party-goers towards the exits. Rides will continue to run throughout the night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 8, 2019 at 7:58 p.m. Reese Says...


I was able to prepay for dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table on Sunday, October 27th at 6:55pm (reserved via a Disney employee over the phone). We are not planning on attending the halloween party that evening , but rather on Tuesday, October 29th. Will there be any issues will staying in the park for this reservation if we don't have wristbands for the halloween party? We will have been at Magic Kingdom all day.

Thanks in advance!

May 28, 2019 at 1:18 p.m. NC_Dad Says...

Back in 2013, We had dinner reservations at Be Our Guest. While we were eating, the Night of Joy began. Once we finished our meal, a castmember had to escort us all the way out of the park. He said that the reservation system should not have allowed us to make a reservation that would stretch into the hard-ticket event. I would imagine WDW would have fixed that in their systems by now. Good Luck!

May 8, 2019 at 3:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Reese!

As of last year, park guests not attending the party were able to snag reservations up until 6 p.m.; anything past 6 was for party guests only. We'd recommend calling the reservation line back to confirm just to be safe.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 8, 2019 at 3:47 p.m. Andrea Says...

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

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

Hi Andrea!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Christine!

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

Keep hopping!


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

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

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

Hi Sallie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Heather!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Nick!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Kate,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Mark!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Thanks for the great blog and tips!!

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

Hi Julia!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Tanya,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

Hi Sarah!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Kim,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Are all rides open during the Halloween party?

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

Hi Megan!

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

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Pirates of the Caribbean

Swiss Family Treehouse

A Pirate's Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas

Country Bear Jamboree

Splash Mountain

Haunted Mansion

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

“It’s a small world”

Peter Pan’s Flight

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Mad Tea Party

Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

The Barnstormer

Astro Orbiter

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Space Mountain

Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Big Thunder was open last year for MNSSHP.

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

Hi Sarah!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Heather!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Dan!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Shannon!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

We agree, Sandra - they are so fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Rachel!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Kristin!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Leigh,

Yes, they will!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jessica,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Kim,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Sam,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Dan,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Penny!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Shar!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Michelle!

We recommend the Friday after Labor Day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Michela!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Brittany!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jamie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Tanith!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jennifer!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Sarah,

You will have no trouble getting transportation after the event!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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


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

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

Hi Elizabeth!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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


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

Hi Natalie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Mary!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Brittany,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Eric!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi, will Hercules be there?

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

Hi Natalie,

Sorry to report he is not typically there!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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