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

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

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

Hi Kristin!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Leigh,

Yes, they will!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jessica,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Kim,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Sam,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Dan,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Penny!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Shar!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Michelle!

We recommend the Friday after Labor Day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Michela!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Brittany!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jamie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Tanith!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jennifer!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Sarah,

You will have no trouble getting transportation after the event!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi,

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

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

Hi Elizabeth!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

Thanks

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

Hi Natalie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Mary!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Brittany,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Eric!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi, will Hercules be there?

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

Hi Natalie,

Sorry to report he is not typically there!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Elizabeth,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jen,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Scott,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Katie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Chris!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Michelle!

Tickets typically go on sale in March.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Kelly!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Michelle!

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

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

Thank you!

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

Hi Samantha!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Maria!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Claudia!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Jackie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Karen!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Chris!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi Beth!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Greg!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Thank you very much! This is really helpful (:

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

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

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

Hi Kathryn!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Does the event offer accommodations for those children with disabilities?

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

Hi Millie!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Chris!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Ted!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Ira!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Karina!

The rides listed are OPEN during the party. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Mandy!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

Thanks so much for any and all help.

Happy Halloween!!!

Lori

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

Hi Lori!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hello,

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

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

Hi Michael!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hello!

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

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

Hi Pamela!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Alicia!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Yay!! Thank you!!!

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

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

Thanks

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

Hi Aaron!

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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