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

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Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

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

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

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball

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

Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way

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

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

Character Locations

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Moana

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Fantasyland

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

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

Tomorrowland

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

Adventureland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For guests ages 14 and up:

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

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater
  • Market Street

Adventureland

  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office
  • The Diamond Horseshoe

Fantasyland

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

Tomorrowland

  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Merchandise

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tips

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

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

1. Wear a costume.

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

2. Keep it light.

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

3. Bring your own trick or treat bags.

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Treats

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

4. Get to the parks early.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Aladdin Family

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Jack Skellington

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Seven Dwarfs

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

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

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

6. Stake out your parade location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Get your boogie on.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Sulley

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

9. Don't froget the fireworks show!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related: Schedule of Disney World Special Events

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 2, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. Marisa Says...

We were planning on going to MNSSHP the day of our arrival and so we weren't going to buy a park ticket but only use a ticket for the party itself. Will this affect our meal plan? IE we're going for 7 days so we get 6 nights worth of meals. If we only have the 6 day park hopper ticket do we only get 5 nights worth of meals?

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Sep 6, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marisa!

Don't worry - dining plans are based on the length of hotel stay (number of nights) and not park tickets. What’s specifically included (the number and type of entitlements, such as dinner, snacks etc.) is determined by which plan is selected :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2018 at 10:48 p.m. Cal Says...

Hi, I really enjoy your site. Very informative.

Dumb question here: are the MNSSHP Tickets extra on top of the day's admission?

Thx.

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Sep 4, 2018 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cal!

Not a dumb question at all. Yes, MNSSHP is a separately ticketed event, but you do not need BOTH a park entry ticket AND MNSSHP ticket. The MNSSHP ticket will grant you park access beginning at 4 p.m.; the party starts at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2018 at 8:29 p.m. melissa santoyo Says...

so, i have A question. what is free at the halloween party? we are going on oct 30th or 31st and want to make sure it is worht spending the money. (around 400.00) i guess what im trying to ask is, whay does the 400 get me?

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

Party-exclusive offerings include a special parade, stage show, fireworks, dance parties, character meet-and-greets, shortened wait times and trick-or-treating candy. Specialty party treats and merch come at an additional cost.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2018 at 4:56 a.m. Diana Says...

we're thinking of going on either September 30th or Oct 2nd, would either of those 2 parties be super crowded? Just wondering how it compares on the crowd calendar scale you use.

we plan on just hanging out at the resort or stopping at disney springs on that sunday, and then on tuesday we plan on hitting up animal kingdom. SO depending on how crowded it is I might try to get last minute tickets but I'm not sure yet. It's hard to fully commit to buying 3 tickets.

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana!

The party is a limited-capacity event, so even sold out nights aren't too bad. We recommend hopping on tickets ASAP! Both nights are good options, but Oct. 2nd will likely be slightly less busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2018 at 6:40 p.m. John P Nicholson Says...

Can you tell me what rides will be closed on October 9th for the Mickey Holloween Party? Anahiem .Thanks for any help.

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Sep 4, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

Check out our Disneyland Halloween post for all the details :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2018 at 1:16 p.m. Jacqueline Says...

We are going to MNSSHP on October 4, yay so excited! But was curious, do you have to have a park pass to get in along with the party tickets?

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Sep 4, 2018 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline!

No worries - all you need is the party ticket to get in the park beginning at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. Jeanne Says...

We are so excited! Thanks for the tips!

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Aug 30, 2018 at 8:26 p.m. Fro Ramirez Says...

Is there anything COCO related for the Halloween party or anywhere in disneyworld?

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Sep 2, 2018 at 6:55 p.m. Steve Lawson Says...

My granddaughter has celiac disease. Are there gluten free treats available every date of the party?

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

There are not any Coco festivities at the Halloween Party. There is a fun Coco exhibit in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2018 at 12:50 p.m. ELAINE Says...

Do families put blankets down to reserve spots for the parade? We have 3 small children and they will not sit still for an hour+ to wait for the parade. Where do you recommend we try to get a spot for the parade? This is our first visit and we would appreciate any suggestions.

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elaine!

A majority of your party must be present in order to hold parade spots ... unfortunately, blankets don't to the trick. We recommend parents take turns holding down the spot while the other entertains the kiddos in the park!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 29, 2018 at 9:23 p.m. Meghan Says...

If we purchase a ticket here, do we choose the day we want? And if not, what if the day we want sells out and we can't get in upon arrival?

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan!

Yes, when you purchase through Undercover Tourist, you choose the date you want for guaranteed entry.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 29, 2018 at 3:19 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

We are planning a last minute trip with our kids (ages 11 and 6) for October 28-31. Which party would you suggest, Oct 28 or Oct 30? Many thanks!!

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

Both parties are likely to be similarly busy, but they tend to get more crowded the closer you get to Halloween. We'd go for October 28.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 28, 2018 at 5:53 p.m. Jessica Says...

Good afternoon,

is Photo pass/Memory maker available during MNSSH party? I truly appreciate the cast photographers snapping our pictures so the whole family can be in it, and we love looking back on these fun times with our little one.

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Aug 28, 2018 at 4:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

Photo Pass photographers are available throughout Magic Kingdom during the party :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 29, 2018 at 7:16 p.m. Dustin Says...

Did you happen to notice if they were doing Lantern PhotoPass near Rapunzel’s Tower? I called PhotoPass but they couldn’t give me a definite answer.

Thanks!

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dustin!

We did not see the lantern Magic Shot when we walked by during the party, but this offering varies night to night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2018 at 9:29 p.m. Kelly Says...

If we get into the parks at 4pm, can we ride rides like Jungle Cruise and Big Thunder before the close down for the party?

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Aug 20, 2019 at 9:43 a.m. Gary B Says...

You can also get fast passes until 6:00!!

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Aug 28, 2018 at 7:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

Great question, and good news: Yes, you can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2018 at 1:41 p.m. Juliana Says...

Your post is really complet! Very good! Thank you ;)

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Aug 26, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. Pat Darby Says...

Can a medical access be used at party

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Aug 28, 2018 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pat!

We recommend visiting guest services upon arrival to see if any accommodations can be made for you. Since lines tend to be so short during the party, it may not be necessary.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2018 at 10:50 p.m. Edna Says...

Hi. This halloween party is in Orlando or where? because I will go in october 18 to 22 and I want information please !!

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edna!

Yes, this party takes place at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2018 at 9:54 p.m. Salirh Says...

Hi when I booked my tickets from the UK they asked where I wanted my dining reservation to be and I assumed it was compulsory. Is this not so? Can I cancel it as my daughter (9) would rather party than eat at Cinderella’s table. I’m confused. Thanks

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Aug 28, 2018 at 7:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Hmmm, interesting. We definitely recommend saving party time for partying, and eating ahead of time. A dining reservation like that is not required. If you are not interested, then we recommend cancelling. (Make sure you're positive first, as Cinderella's Royal Table reservations are hard to come by!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2018 at 4:21 a.m. Kevin Says...

We are attending this event for the first time in October, travel as a group of four adults and two small children (under five). Is it acceptable to have 1-3 adults wait in line for a character, such as the seven drawfs, and have the remaining adult(s) and two children join just prior to the character meeting? Our fear is waiting an hour + in line for small children is just not feasible.

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Aug 28, 2018 at 1:56 a.m. Jess Says...

Thanks so much for all these tips! We are so excited to join Mickey and friends for Halloween! But I was wondering if Disney photographers and photo pass will be available during the party? With my one year old its the only way I’m able to get decent pictures. I treasure these moments and with photo pass I am able to be in the pictures too!

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Aug 28, 2018 at 4:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess!

Yes, Photo Pass photographers are available throughout the park during the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin!

As long as you will all be taking your photos and meeting the characters together, this is fine. Just make sure a majority of your party is waiting in line.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2018 at 12:58 a.m. Nik A Says...

If Im staying at a disney resort and have Park tickets for 10/11 do I need to buy seperate tickets for the party or will it be included?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nik!

You will need to buy a separate ticket for the event, as the park closes at 6 p.m. for regular daytime guests ... don't worry, we sell them!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 23, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. Rodolfo Says...

Thank you for this, this is very useful. I am a little disappointed that there are no COCO characters in the Halloween party. Are any characters from COCO in any park?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

That's a great point ... Coco characters are not currently meeting at any Disney park. Crossing our fingers they'll visit soon!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 23, 2018 at 4:53 p.m. Kristina Says...

Is the Bear Jamboree open during party?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristina!

Country Bear Jamboree actually transforms into a trick-or-treat station, and some of your fave Country Bears can be found hanging outside in Frontierland. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 23, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. will Says...

If seeing Moana is my daughter's #1 priority what is the best strategy to find her? I understand she will be in Adventureland once the party begins but did you happen to see here mingling anywhere earlier, and if so where? Were there other characters with Moana? My boys arent neatly as interested in her so wondering if the line will be long enough that wife and I should split up into 2 groups?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Will!

Sometimes the characters come out a bit before the party starts, so we recommend hopping over to Adventureland around 5:30 p.m. and asking how soon she may be meeting. Either way, your best bet is to get in line before the party starts to be one of the first to meet her ... this is the best approach to a short wait time. The line will likely be at least 30 minutes, so it may be a good idea to split up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 21, 2018 at 9:52 p.m. LisaD Says...

Useful and relevant information. Feel like I can conquer the event!

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Aug 21, 2018 at 8:16 p.m. Julie Monroe Says...

The parades are listed for 9:15pm and 11:15pm is that when the Headless Horseman starts his ride or when the actual parade begins? I read the HH starts about 15 minutes before the parade so just trying to find out when exactly I should get a spot to watch?

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Aug 22, 2018 at 11:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie!

The Headless Horseman does come around about 10 minutes prior to the parade start. However, you'll need to find your spot at least 30 minutes ahead of time for the parade anyway.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2018 at 11:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie!

The Headless Horseman does come around about 10 minutes prior to the parade start. However, you'll need to find your spot at least 30 minutes ahead of time for the parade anyway.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 21, 2018 at 6:41 p.m. Betty Says...

This blog is extremely informative!! Thank you! I can’t wait to plan our next family vacation.

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Aug 20, 2018 at 10:24 p.m. Jennifer Fernandez Says...

I can’t wait to visit!!!

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Aug 20, 2018 at 9:44 p.m. Joanne Gobeil Says...

So many great treats

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Aug 20, 2018 at 6:09 p.m. Denise Says...

What do the * next to moana, the seven dwarves, et al mean? And how will I know if you answer this?

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Aug 22, 2018 at 10:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise!

The asterisk* means that this is a high-demand character that may develop a longer line!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2018 at 3:27 a.m. Tiffany Says...

Does the special Halloween Party merchandise come out at 4 or do they also wait till 7 to put them out in stores? Thanks!

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Aug 22, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany!

Merch can be purchased beginning at 4 p.m. as long as you have a party wristband. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 19, 2018 at 6:08 p.m. Dominique Says...

Hi!

At what time will the Mickey's not so scary special merchandise be available to purchase the day of the party ? Do I have to wait until 7pm or can I get it before if I show my party bracelet.

Thank you !

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dominique!

Typically, they don't bring the party merchandise out until around 7 p.m. when all regular day guests have left the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2018 at 11:58 p.m. Barbara Says...

Do you know what the special container will be this year? One year it was a poisoned apple cup and I think last year it was a Boogie Woogie popcorn container.

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Aug 22, 2018 at 12:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barbara!

The Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket has returned this year, as well as a spooky cauldron!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 16, 2018 at 6:33 p.m. Connie Says...

Do passholders get a discount?

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Connie!

Yes, passholders get a bit of a discount on party tickets!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 16, 2018 at 6:04 p.m. Robert Lambkin Says...

Hi Mommy Frog! My family and I are planning to go to Magic Kingdom for the day and attend the Halloween party in the evening on 10/19. Is there a place that we can store our costumes for the day until the party starts?

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robert!

That's a great question. There are locker rentals available at Magic Kingdom, or hopping back to your hotel (if you're staying on-site) is always an option as well. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2018 at 5:29 p.m. Amy Livermore Says...

Do both the monorail and boat to the Poly & Floridian run after the party is over?

Also, what time do you think they will "transform" the iconic attractions you mentioned? 7pm or earlier?

Finally, is there an official map for the Halloween party that you can pick up?

Thank you! :)

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Yes, there is an official party brochure you can pick up at the event. We'll be posting a copy here after we attend the first party of the season! We're guessing the "transformed" attractions will not be available until when the party starts at 7PM, and will likely be closed an hour or two ahead of time. And yes, all normal transportation will be available!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2018 at 8:43 p.m. Amy Says...

Thank you for your help! :)

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:15 a.m. Alejandra Romero Says...

Hi! Can i book a fast pass reservation if im only going to MNSSHP?

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Jul 13, 2019 at 8:13 p.m. Tracy Smith Says...

I don't believe Fast Passes are available during the party.

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alejandra!

This is something we're going to look into when we attend the first party this Friday! Keep an eye on this post for answers.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 14, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Sandy Says...

Thanks for all the great tips! Do you know if the buses back to the resorts will still be running by the end of the party?

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Aug 14, 2018 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy,

Yes, the buses will still be running!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 13, 2018 at 10:14 p.m. Ruth Says...

We are attending on the first night 8/17/18! Very excited. Since masks are not allowed, would face painting be allowed?

Love your site. I learned a lot from all your undercover regarding"WDW".

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ruth!

So hoppy to hear we've been a help to you! That's what we're here for :)

Keeping in mind that Disney reserves the right to make the call as to what is or is not appropriate in regards to Halloween costumes, face paint is generally allowed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2018 at 12:48 a.m. Lauren Says...

the special needs group that we are taking to MNSSHP as there heart on meeting Maleficent , is she going to make appearance

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Aug 14, 2018 at 10:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren!

Maleficent has not had a meet-and-greet in the past, but she does appear in the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 9, 2018 at 3:05 a.m. Rachel Friedrich Says...

We are going September 14, 2018 and we have booked fast passes for the hours of 4 to 6 PM. We only have tickets for the the not so scary Halloween party.

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Aug 14, 2018 at 7:13 p.m. Rachel Says...

Same here. I was able to book 3 FastPasses for 3:25-4:25, 4:25-5:25, and 5:25-6:25!

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Aug 7, 2018 at 5:08 a.m. Racheal Says...

If I buy the Halloween ticket is that enough to get into the park at 7pm or do I have to purchase a park ticket in addition to this ticket?

I'm only wanting to go during the hours of the Halloween party not before hand

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Aug 10, 2018 at 1:39 a.m. Martha Says...

Your tickets will get you in the park at 4pm even though party starts at 7

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Aug 7, 2018 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Racheal,

You'll just need a party ticket to get into the park during party hours!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 3, 2018 at 5:27 p.m. Mary Says...

If I already purchased 10 day hopper passes but would like to go to the Halloween party can I change to 9 day hoppers and apply the money toward the purchase of party tickets? We only have 10 park days so really can't justify purchasing 2 party tickets and not using the 10th ticket already paid for

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Aug 6, 2018 at 2:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary!

If you purchased your tickets through Undercover Tourist, reach out to our customer service team at info@undercovertourist.com or 1 (800) 846-1302 and we will do our best to assist.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. Kayla Says...

Hello, I know you have a list of open rides available, but I have not been to Disney since I was a kid.. Does this list mean that /most/ rides will be open??

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Sep 6, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. Scot Says...

Most are open a select few close. It’s a good trade off because of the shorter lines you can ride more than on a normal day pass.

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Aug 3, 2018 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kayla,

You can expect most rides to be open with the exception of a few (such as Splash Mountain)!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:33 p.m. celia Says...

HI! I am going to MNSS in Oct. If we choose not to go to a park that day and ONLY the MNSS event, will it use one of our park day passes up? Like If I have a 5 day pass will it use it + the MNSS ticket and we would only have a 4 day pass?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Celia!

Great question. No worries, entering the park for the party will NOT use up one of the days of your ticket. The party ticket grants Magic Kingdom entry beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2018 at 5:21 a.m. HopingToGoSoon Says...

I cant seem to find anything on your site for more than 4-5 days...

Looking for discounted packages for our family of 4 - (2 adults, kids ages 3 & 10)

Can you help us find a 6-7 day ticket w/park hopper, memory maker, dining plan (w/1 table service so the mid-level plan), at a resort with easy access to parks by boat, monorail, or QUICK bus ride. We plan to stay on site for everything and do the Halloween Party of course. Open to ANY dates in October, but prefer T/W because of flight prices and crowds.

The idea of a 40 minute bus ride with an exhausted preschooler is out of the question. Accessible a plus. Do you know if Disney offers Teacher discounts?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 5:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We sell a variety of park hopper options (including 6- and 7-day) as well as awesome hotels. For quick and easy transportation, we recommend staying at one of the monorail loop resorts near Magic Kingdom (Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Contemporary) or at the Boardwalk, Beach or Yacht Club Resorts at the Boardwalk. You can purchase your discounted Not So Scary tickets through us as well! Dining plans and Memory Maker will need to be purchased through Disney.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 29, 2018 at 7:46 p.m. Lisa Hennigan Says...

Hello, when do we find out what special desserts they are selling this year for MNSSHP? I'm from the UK and already booked my ticket!, do they change their treats year from year? Also is it worth dressing up? I'm also solo traveller and undecided what to wear that night.

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Jul 29, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

They'll announce the special desserts closer to the party ... and we'll be there the first night! So keep an eye out on this post for updates.

We love dressing up, but it's certainly not mandatory. Totally up to you and how froggy you are feeling :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 27, 2018 at 11:39 a.m. Debbie Says...

My daughter and her boyfriend purchased tickets for this event but had to move the date up a week. She already purchased the tickets for the first date. Do you know if she will be able to exchange the tickets to her new date?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

Hmmm, typically these tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable, but there might be a chance you can change the date (as long as the desired date is not already sold out.) If purchased through Undercover Tourist, you can call our customer service at 1 (800) 846-1302. If purchased through Disney, call (407) 566-4985 to see if an exchange is possible.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2018 at 11:19 p.m. Frank Says...

We are planning for the MNSSHP with a 4 year old and 1 year old. We bought our tickets just for the party but thinking of getting tickets to Magic Kingdom for the same day. Would you recommend doing Magic Kingdom all day in the morning to until the party ends? I feel the kids would be exhausted. Maybe we should just rest all day and be there by 4pm when they let us in.

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frank!

This is a great question. With how young your little ones are, we definitely recommend relaxing by the pool or enjoying another laid-back activity ahead of the party. Since it goes until midnight and has TONS of exclusive offerings, you'll want to have all of the rest you can to enjoy.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 26, 2018 at 12:42 a.m. Ronda Says...

Are the specialty treats for purchase, or are they included with your party ticket?

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Jul 26, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ronda!

Select treats, such as pretzels, snow cones and cookies are included with your party ticket. The specialty treats are not included, and can be purchased for an additional cost.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 11, 2018 at 2:11 a.m. Michele Says...

Hi,

I was wondering where do you get the snow cones and pretzels?

Thanks

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Aug 14, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele!

Treat locations vary each year. Last year, snow cones were at Auntie Gravity's and pretzels were at Tortuga Tavern.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 24, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. katie Says...

just wondering your opinion. I'm bringing my daughter for the first time to disney in october. she's 6 and loves the princesses. we are planning on doing the MNSSHP. i wanted to do cinderella royal table another day but no reservations are available. they have a reservation on the night of the MNSSHP at 7:20pm. i don't want to miss too much of the party. would you recommend we do it then?? or risk a cancellation comes up on a different day! I'm torn. Thanks

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Jul 24, 2018 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

It definitely depends on what your priorities are! We usually don't recommend a sit-down meal or reservation when going to MNSSHP just because you'll want to utilize the time to experience all of the party fun. However, if experiencing Cinderella's Royal Table is very high on your list of must-do's then by all means, go for it! You can always make that reservation just in case and keep checking to see if any reservations on non-party nights pop up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2018 at 2:55 p.m. K.R. Says...

The listed hours for all events have the park closing at 6pm this year, which is different from.years past. It's always been 7, but now it is 6. Is this to help make sure all regular park guests have left?

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, that would be our best guess for the reasoning behind this. Disney wants to save the magic for party guests!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2018 at 12:32 p.m. Sandy Says...

Hi - Big Thunder is not listed on attractions available during the Halloween party on the Disney official website . Any insights? That's a big one to be closed, and one of the best to ride at night ... thanks

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy!

That's a great question, and we toadally agree that Big Thunder is a blast to ride at night! Perhaps Big Thunder didn't bring in enough crowds at last year's party to justify it being open again this year. We'll keep you posted on our best guess after attending the first party of the year on Aug. 17!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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