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Your Complete Guide to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023

by Mommy Frog on October 3, 2023 4460 Orlando

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Boo to you! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is back on select nights from Aug. 11 to Nov. 1, 2023. This special, separately ticketed event at Magic Kingdom Park offers unique characters, attraction overlays, treat stops, photo opportunities and specialty food and drink. Enjoy exclusive entertainment such as Mickey’s Boo-To-You parade, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show and Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is now sold out for all 2023 dates — 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. We attended the first party of the 2023 season and have updated our guide with all the exciting details!

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

Best Times to Visit Disney World - Train Station Lit up for Halloween

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is held on select nights at Magic Kingdom from Aug. 11 to Nov. 1, 2023. The parties go from 7 p.m. to midnight, though party guests can enter the park as early as 4 p.m. The park closes at 6 p.m. for daytime guests without an event ticket (which means no showing of Happily Ever After fireworks on those evenings).

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is now sold out for 2023. Tickets were available to all guests beginning May 2. Select Disney World Resort hotel guests were given a special early booking opportunity for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets beginning April 27. Party dates gradually sold out as the season approached, and all dates sold out by early October. If you're planning for future years, we highly recommend purchasing tickets early!

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

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

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

The biggest question we get for this event, as well as for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, is which are the best days to attend. Many parties sell out quickly so we recommend purchasing tickets as soon as you know you want to attend. Disney does not usually release any additional tickets.

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, this year, 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!

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.

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).

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.

Showtimes: 10:15 p.m.

Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade

weens and Teens at 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

Back this year, those waiting for the parade on portions of Main Street, U.S.A. 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. New for 2023, 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 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.

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

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.

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

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: 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Rusty Cutlass

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — "Rusty Cutlass" pirate band

New for 2023, Adventureland features a spirited pirate band and crew — arrgh! The band plays sets intermittently on the stage across from Pirates of the Caribbean from 7:15 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. We heard classic pirate shanties and even "Under the Sea".

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!

ZOM-BEATZ BASH

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

Over in Tomorrowland at the Rockettower Plaza Stage, do it like the zombies do with the ZOM-BEATZ BASH dance party. Available from 7 p.m .to midnight, show off your best dance moves with music from the popular Disney Channel ZOMBIES movies. Lily really liked dancing to all of the songs with the cast members — featuring a zombie, cheerleader, werewolf and alien!

Plus, periodically the Zombies crew switches off and Max Goof (cosplaying as Powerline from "A Goofy Movie" shows off his epic moves on stage with his dance crew.

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 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.

Check out our not-so-scary character guide for all character locations, photos and tips for meeting!

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. This year, we saw rides like 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. Here's which attractions are available for 2023:

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 (Virtual queue only)

*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

New for 2023, TRON Lightcycle Run is available during the party via a virtual queue! Guests with a party ticket 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 in to 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

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

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party — Treat stop

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

All party guests receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag with a fun Halloween design, so no worries about bringing your own bag (though we know some frogs like to bring their own to secure lots of candy). All of the candy is individually wrapped and there is usually a mix of chocolate, peanuts and non-chocolate treats.

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

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

All of the trick-or-treat stops are marked with a large glowing inflatable. Here are 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)

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)

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's lots of great options like the Jack and Sally Pops, Mickey-shaped Cinnamon Roll, Black Velvet Whoopie Pie and MMMummy Treat. Check out our spellbinding guide to Halloween treats for more details!

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

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

Speaking of sweets — while we, of course, advise you to save some room for treats throughout the party, we recommend grabbing a meal ahead of time. Sitting down for dinner with your tadpoles can eat up anywhere between thirty minutes to over an hour of the five-hour party time, so it's much better to enjoy a nice meal before you start partying. Also, some restaurants may not be open once the party starts (another reason why we recommend using the 4 p.m. pre-party arrival window). We generally take this time to enjoy a quick-service meal at Casey's or the Friar's Nook so that we can get to hoppin'. Mobile ordering also stops at 6 p.m. once the park officially closes.

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 and Cinderella's Royal Table 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.

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!

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 zombies do with the ZOM-BEATZ BASH the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland or dance the night away with Disney Junior Pals at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe.

9. Don't Spend Too Much Time Waiting for the Ride Overlays

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

10. Save Trick or Treating for the Last Hour

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

Upon entry into the park, guests receive treat bags. It's a cool perk, but they are on the smallish side. If your children are there for the loot, consider packing extra bags. You can also purchase souvenir bags that do the trick! Trick-or-treating is Lily's favorite part of the party, but she loves saying "trick or treat" as much as she loves the candy.

You'll find candy stations throughout the park. Save time and skip the crowds by trick-or-treating later in the evening. If your treat line is long, don't wait. Visit a different one, or come back later. During the last hour of the party, trick-or-treat lines are basically non-existent, so you can quickly hop around!

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

Related: Schedule of Disney World Special Events

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jun 7, 2018 at 6:17 p.m. leora Says...

i am new to disneyland events. stupid question - this event is only in florida and not california?

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Jun 7, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leora,

There is a Halloween party at California's Disneyland Park called Mickey's Halloween Party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 7, 2018 at 2:12 a.m. Meghan Says...

Hi there! We are attending the Halloween party in October. I booked 2 pirates league makeover sessions for my daughters. We will just be getting the Uma package and the smaller makeup/nails package. Do you think this is not a good idea given the limited time for the party? We want to meet Moana as well, so worried about time. Thanks!!

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Jun 6, 2018 at 10:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan!

Are your makeovers scheduled before or during the party? If during, you may want to consider making them earlier in the day. There is so much to experience at the party, and not much time! You'll want to soak up every second.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 6, 2018 at 1:26 a.m. Abigail Says...

Hello! I've been to the Disneyland parks a few times, but this will be my first disney world experience. I have never once been able to view a firework show and I'm curious how you are able to view the firework show? They are always ushering me out and not allowing me to stop or get into a viewing area. Do you need a fast pass to see the firework show? or how are you able to stay and watch?

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Jul 3, 2018 at 8:14 p.m. Carol Says...

Hi there, I had the same problem, if I’m understanding you right. Basically you are being ushered out as the park closes early some days for the Halloween party so you have to check Disney’s calendar and attend a night there isn’t a Halloween party on, orrrrr get a Halloween ticket. I had this only day we went back purely for thefireworks and never got to see them and ran to Epcot to see theirs as consolation

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Jun 6, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Abigail!

We recommend arriving to the designated viewing areas 30 minutes or more ahead of the fireworks show. Ask the nearest cast member for assistance and you shouldn't have any problems!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 3, 2018 at 5:07 a.m. Sefy Says...

Is There a limit to the amt of tix annual pass holders can buy?

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Jun 6, 2018 at 11:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Online, pass holders can purchase up to 10 tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 2, 2018 at 12:07 a.m. Carolyn Says...

Hi There,

We got a reservation for Cinderella Castle at 7pm at the start of the Halloween party. How is the dining different then going for dinner to the castle on a regular day? Are the characters dressed up differently?

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Jun 4, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carolyn!

Cinderella's Royal Table offers the same dining experience regardless of party season.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 1, 2018 at 9:33 p.m. amanda bradford feldman Says...

wait a minute i thought you could enter magic kingdom as early as four not six i say this because my mother and i went back in october 2016 and they let people it at 4 and now they are saying not till 6 i am so lost can u clearify that

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Jun 19, 2018 at 7:38 p.m. John Says...

I just made fast pass reservations for the day of the party between 4-6pm and we don't have other tickets for the day of the party. And the fast pass system defaulted to 4pm. So I would say it's safe to say that you MNSSHP ticket gets you in at 4pm.

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Jun 1, 2018 at 5:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Where are you reading that they are not allowing people in for the party until 6 p.m.? We haven't had it confirmed for this year, but in the past, it has always been 4 p.m. The park closes at 6 p.m. for regular guests not attending the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 1, 2018 at 10:07 p.m. Staceyace21 Says...

I just bought our NSSHP tickets today and the Disney gentleman told me we could enter the park at 4pm.

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May 29, 2018 at 4:53 p.m. Susan Says...

Your dates for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland do not match those published on their website. What gives?

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May 29, 2018 at 12:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

The dates on this post are for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. If you're looking for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in California, you can hop over to this post! We've verified the dates are correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. Edward Williams Says...

So I have a Jack sparrow costume and do want to wear it but not sure if they will allow me to wear it. It has the hat and everything. Am I allowed to bring it?

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May 29, 2018 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edward,

As long as it follows the costume policies listed in this post, you should be fine! You're allowed to dress up as your favorite character; you're just not allowed to pose for photographs or sign autographs. You're also allowed to wear a hat, just no masks! And you are not allowed to bring anything that resembles a real weapon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2018 at 3:22 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hi!

1. How about going to the Party on Oct.31? I supposed It would be crowdy, but is it absolutly crazy? Or its ok? We arrive to Orlando on Oct. 30 at about 2:30 pm so we are guessing it would be a little bit dificult to get to the park on time after AirPort-check in hotel or do you think we can make it? Or the other option would be to get there on oct. 31?

2. Is the park to crowdy at oct.31 un order to visita the park and then attend to the party?

Thank you!

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May 22, 2018 at 11:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

The party usually always sells out on Halloween day. Expect it to be more crowded than the other party nights! According to our Crowd Calendar, Magic Kingdom during the day (not counting for party hours) is going to be pretty pleasant with not too much crowds.

The party doesn't officially start until 7 p.m., so you'd most likely be able to make it. You might be rushed if you want to take advantage of the early entry time for party goers at 4 p.m. (which we definitely recommend doing). If you're not worried about getting there super early, then you'll be fine.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 20, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. Jen K. Says...

Hi! We are attending our first MNSSHP! Our son has special needs and we have utilized the disability access service. Is this still honored for the party? Thank you!

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May 22, 2018 at 6:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

Since attraction lines typically don't get too long, disability access services are not quite as necessary as a normal park day. However, we encourage you to hop on over to guest services upon arrival to see if any accommodations can be made for you. Also note that DAS is not applicable to character meet-and-greets, where lines typically DO build up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 13, 2018 at 2:07 a.m. Ersebeth Says...

This being our family's first visit with our daughter, we have two questions:

1. if we will be in the park during the day, can we remain in the park for the Halloween Party, or do we have to exit and return?

2. if we can remain in the park, with our daughter being only 5, what would be the recommended time to get there so that she isn't too tired to enjoy the evening activities?

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May 17, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The party begins at 7 p.m., but the party ticket grants you access to the park at 4 p.m. If you'll already be hanging out at Magic Kingdom, there's no need to leave and re-enter -- a cast member will give you the wristband you need to stay an enjoy the party at kiosks set up around the park.

We would recommend doing a park for a few hours in the morning and taking a solid afternoon nap (or just lounging at the pool all day!) so your little one can enjoy all of the late-night fun.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 11, 2018 at 3:44 p.m. Elaine Starkey Says...

Does Disney pipe the music for the fireworks show to the other ‘viewing’ hotels like it does for Happily ever after?

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May 14, 2018 at 6:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elaine!

Since Hallo-Wishes is exclusive to the paid party event, we don't believe they pipe the music into nearby resorts. We welcome the Frog Pond to help us out if they've heard otherwise, though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 11:51 p.m. Ricardo Says...

I'll be on the MNSSP on september 18, but i'm going alone =(. I'm 34 yo, do you know if I also can ask for trick or treat? or is only limited to kids?

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May 10, 2018 at 11:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ricardo,

Yes, everyone is welcome to trick-or-treat!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 10:31 p.m. amanda bradford feldman Says...

what time will the following characters be out

gaston and belle aladdin and abu jafar and will splash mountain be open for mickeys not so scary halloween in september

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

Hi Amanda!

Characters in attendance will not be announced until the very first party -- we'll be in attendance, so keep an eye on this post for updates! You can check out the details in this post on last year's event for a good idea of what to expect in terms of rides and characters.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2018 at 2:33 p.m. amanda bradford feldman Says...

when will the map for this year be out and will i be able to print it out

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May 22, 2018 at 6:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

The official party brochure usually isn't available until very close to (if not after) the first party of the year. We always update our post as soon as we can after attending the first party with all of the information you need, so check back in late August!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 2:26 a.m. Rachel Says...

Do you know if Moana will be at the party this year? She is my daughter’s favorite! Thanks!

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May 9, 2018 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

We can't make any promises until we see the official line-up for the party on the first night (keep an eye on this post!) but we would place our bets that she WILL be out for meet and greets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2018 at 11:59 a.m. Karen Says...

Might the WDW railroad be still running up til 6pm? I am hoping to get to the Park around 5pm, and I was planning on using railroad to get Adventureland! I understand it is closed during the party.

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May 8, 2018 at 9:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

Great question. We do believe the train runs up until the start of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Jeff B Says...

My daughter is currently into Disney's Descendants. Do you by chance know if any of them, specifically Evie, make an appearance at this party? Thanks!

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May 8, 2018 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff!

The Descendants have not met at past parties, but we've heard rumors about them making their debut this year. Keep an eye on this post for updates on which characters will be available to meet!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2019 at 2:54 p.m. Lacey Says...

Hello,

Did Disney’s Decendants make an appearance last year at the party? I am hoping they might be there this year. My daughter loves them ????

Thanks!

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Apr 22, 2019 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacey,

No, they did not, and they have not been announced for this year either.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 2, 2018 at 6:18 p.m. Laura Says...

Any idea if they sell military tickets in October?

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May 7, 2018 at 5:42 p.m. Tee Says...

This article has been so, so helpful in planning our first visit to MNSSHP! Thank you for all your tips and details! I am really looking forward to the party, and knowing what's in store has put our planning minds at ease.

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May 8, 2018 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tee!

We're so hoppy to hear that! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of our favorite events at Disney World - we're sure you'll have a blast!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2018 at 5:34 p.m. Tee Says...

They do offer military discount tickets for several dates through September 18. Unfortunately, there are no discounts available for later September dates or October. You will have to call the Shades of Green ticketing line to see what dates are available.

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May 2, 2018 at 10:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

Disney offers specially priced theme park tickets and hotel rates for military personnel, but we don't believe they offer discounted Halloween party tickets. You can get those through us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2018 at 6:38 p.m. Laura Says...

There are actually specially-priced military tickets for the 2018 MNSSHP, but they are only available for dates in August and September. They are $56 for adults, and they can only be purchased at the Walt Disney ticket office or through Shades of Green

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May 8, 2018 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

Thanks so much for the awesome info, we really appreciate it!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. Megan Says...

Hi! Is it possible to make dining reservations in magic kingdom during the party? I checked the app, and don’t see anything available.

Is everything booked up or is there someplace different I have to look for reservations during the party

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Apr 30, 2018 at 11:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan!

Yes, dining reservations are available during the party, but only at select locations. We'd recommend calling for reservations so they can verify you have tickets for the party the night you're shooting for a reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 27, 2018 at 5:32 p.m. Vicki Says...

We are going the first week in October. If we are buying park tickets for the week and a photo pass. Will we be able to use the photo pass during MNOSHP also or do you have to purchase a separate one for the event?

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Apr 27, 2018 at 2:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicki!

Yes, you'll be able to utilize your same PhotoPass/Memory Maker for the party at no extra cost!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 26, 2018 at 8:38 p.m. Devon Leigh Says...

Hello!! I am going to Orlando in September and want to attend the Spooktacular on Sept. 18. But we are not planning on spending the day in Magic Kingdom. If we buy tickets to just the Halloween party, do we also have to buy entrance to Magic Kingdom? Thanks

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Apr 27, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Devon!

No, there's no need to buy party tickets and park entry tickets - party tickets are good for admission on the day of the party starting at 4 p.m. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. Teresa Ebenal Says...

Are these for dates for Disney World or Disneyland Resort in CA? Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 Dates:

August 17, 24, 28, 31

September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teresa!

These are the dates for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World in Orlando, FL. Keep an eye out on our Disneyland Halloween post for details on the West Coast celebrations!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 5:48 p.m. Nick Says...

I'm going to be at Disney October 7-13. I'm wanting to do a Halloween Party. I know that they say Tuesday's are the best days for lower crowds at the party. But with Monday be Columbus Day is Tuesday still the best day? Or would Thursday? Thanks for you help!

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Apr 26, 2018 at 11:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nick,

The crowds will probably be around the same (according to our Crowd Calendar). Pick the day that works best for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. Marie Says...

Hi, If you enter at 4pm, can you eat at Belle's Castle before the festivities? Thank you!

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marie!

Yes, you can! Just make a reservation ahead of time for anytime after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2018 at 9:26 a.m. ray coe Says...

hi is mnsshp is this a ticket only,or can i get in with my normal tickets,many thanks

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event, so you cannot get in with your standard theme park admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2018 at 2:25 a.m. Diane Says...

Are there any non trick-or-treating snacks/beverages that are included in the party, or will we need to use snack credits/QS entitlements or purchase them separately?

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Apr 24, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diane,

You'll have to purchase additional snacks/beverages separately. Candy is the only thing that is complimentary!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2018 at 2:42 a.m. Thomas Says...

Does the WDW Railroad traditionally not run during the party? I noticed it was not on the list of open attractions. Thanks!

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thomas!

That is correct.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2018 at 5:54 p.m. Jill Says...

I just purchased my tickets for MNSSHP in October. The cast member I spoke with told me that NEW this year, they are not allowing party guests into MK until 6:00 as opposed to 4:00 as in the past. Event still scheduled to begin at 7:00.

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Apr 23, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. Mandy Davis Says...

I purchased my MNSSHP tickets last week. I was told ticket holders can enter at 4pm and the park closes at 6pm. Hope this helps.

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May 3, 2018 at 9:11 p.m. Amy Says...

Purchased our tickets on April 29th and was told that we can enter the park at 4.

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Apr 20, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill!

Woah - that would be a BIG change! Thanks for letting us know. We'll keep an eye and ear out for more news.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 3:24 a.m. Traci Says...

Any more word on the time they will let you into the park? Still 4 pm or are they changing it?

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Apr 24, 2018 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Traci,

As far as we know, it is still 4:00 p.m.!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2018 at 5:09 p.m. Lisa Says...

I just booked tickets for Halloween night - our honeymoon and first Halloween in America (My husband and I are from Australia). So exciting! I can't wait

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Apr 18, 2018 at 11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Wow, how exciting! You are sure to have a magical Halloween. Congrats on getting married, and we hope you have a lovely honeymoon. Be sure to let us know if we can help answer any questions regarding your trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. Jill Says...

Do you have a date for when you will be selling MNSSHP tickets yet? Thanks

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Apr 17, 2018 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

We expect it to be soon! Keep checking back.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2018 at 4:32 p.m. Dina Says...

Is it worth buying a Halloween Party ticket for more than one night? My son has special needs and although we're planning on going to the park at 4pm, I doubt we can get to see everything in one evening. Thoughts?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dina!

It's tough for anyone to accomplish all there is to do at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in one night! Sometimes we like to go a couple nights a year just to mingle with all of the characters and really enjoy the parades, shows and snacks without feeling rushed. If you're able, we definitely think it'd be worth an extra night!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2018 at 5:17 p.m. Courtney Says...

Do you know if annual pass holders will have access to discounted tickets? Is there any perk for annual pass holders?

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Apr 9, 2018 at 11:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

Pricing details are only available via phone for now, but in past years, passholders have always received a discount.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2018 at 1:51 p.m. Douglas Says...

On the Disney website it lists Oct 6, but not on this site. That’s the only date me and mine have available. I’m hoping that day is one of the dates.

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Apr 10, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas,

We aren't seeing Oct. 6 listed as a party date! Hope you're able to attend the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:09 p.m. Douglas Says...

On the Disney website it lists Oct 6, but not on your site. I’m hoping you made an oopsie, cuz that’s the only date available for me and mine. Crossed fingers.

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

Where are you seeing Oct. 6 listed? The Disney Parks Blog announced the dates here, and we're not seeing Oct. 6 listed. We're so sorry!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 11, 2018 at 12:48 a.m. Douglas Says...

addendum: Tried to find the website. When you search (not using a link) it takes you to LAST years schedule. Just saw that when I tried to verify dates. Crossing my fingers .

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Apr 10, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

We're glad you got to the bottom of that, and hope you're able to make it one of those nights!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

We're glad you got to the bottom of that, and hope you're able to make it one of those nights!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Douglas!

Where are you seeing Oct. 6 listed? The Disney Parks Blog announced the dates here, and we're not seeing Oct. 6 listed.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 8, 2018 at 8:20 p.m. Colleen Says...

Hi! I was just wondering if you had any advice for seeing the Seven Dwarfs. They're our "must see" meet and greet. We have our park reservations and are getting our MNSSHP tickets on Friday!! We're going on a Tuesday at the end of September, so I'm hoping it won't be too busy. I am totally prepared to stand in line for 2 hrs to see them but was just curious if you thought that sounded realistic or if I'm over/under estimating their popularity. Thanks for the great blog!

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colleen!

That sounds about right. Our recommendation is to visit them at the very beginning (as in, getting in line up to an hour before the party begins) or tail end of the night. We like catching them early because then much of our time spent waiting is before the other party festivities have begun, so we're not missing too much. Also, sometimes they'll surprise you and come out early! The end of the night is another great option, as crowds die down.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2018 at 1:15 a.m. Anne Says...

When it says costumes may not reach the ground, does that mean you can't wear a full length dress? Like to your ankles? I get that they don't want trip hazards but are they also trying to make people not wear full length dresses so they look less like staff?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne!

That is correct - nothing past the ankles. We're not positive about the reasoning, but we think your theories are likely correct. Safety is first priority, so tripping is certainly a concern - and we wouldn't want little ones confusing guests for the actual princesses!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:51 p.m. Krystie Says...

If attending MK on a non-party night during the months of Halloween celebrations, what firework show do you see?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krystie!

If you're attending on a non-party night, you'll see Happily Ever After, which just so happens to be our favorite nighttime spectacular at Disney World! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2018 at 6:59 a.m. Mahi Says...

Does this Micky Halloween event at Disneyland California too?

Is it at Florida Disneyland only?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mahi!

Disneyland hosts Mickey's Halloween Party, a very similar event. You can check out our Guide to Disneyland Halloween for details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2018 at 6:44 p.m. Britney Says...

Once tickets are available for MNSSHP 2018, will you be 1) offering them here on your site, and 2) be offering them for any sort of discount?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Britney!

Stay tuned - we will be offering discounted tickets soon!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 1, 2018 at 10:54 p.m. ELIA Says...

Do you have to be a guest at the Disney hotels? O is the event available for everybody??

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Apr 3, 2018 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elia!

You do not have to be a Disney resort guest to attend. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is open to everyone!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 28, 2018 at 1:27 a.m. Tom Says...

I went to two parties last year, 9/26 and 9/29 and had lots of fun, Winnie the Pooh character meet and greet was very long though, almost 90 minutes on Tuesday! Cannot wait to go again on 10/1 this year

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Mar 25, 2018 at 3:07 p.m. Amy Says...

I need a little clarification on ticket prices. What is the advance ticket price for adults. We don’t have any kiddos.

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Mar 26, 2018 at 3:13 p.m. Charlee Says...

It was 159 for my fiance and I for September!

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Mar 26, 2018 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Ticket prices vary depending on the night. For example, Halloween night will be more expensive than one of the dates in late August. You can get pricing on specific dates by calling Disney at (407) 939-1872.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 30, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. moniesha Says...

I just purchased for 2 adults and it was a little over $230. It was because we are coming October 28th for the event. However if you go in August or September you can definitely save some money as the tickets are cheaper!

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Mar 22, 2018 at 6:49 p.m. Rebecca Says...

This is my first time attending the Halloween Party. I just purchased my tickets. I was wondering for the price, what was included. I know the candy is free but do you have to pay extra for the other treats and dinner?

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Mar 22, 2018 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

Yes, mostly everything else you have to purchase (including any special treats, food, souvenirs, etc.) You will receive a candy bag and of course, the candy is free. Hope you have spooktacular time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 23, 2018 at 7:26 p.m. Lori w Says...

Disney isnt showing tickets are available yet. How do you get them?

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

Tickets are currently on sale by phone only, so you'll need to call Disney to order tickets!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. lacey Says...

hello, do you know if we would be able to get a deal with the halloween party if we wanted to also visit other parks on different days? i've never done MNSSHP and initially had a plan of buying 2-day park hopper tickets, but this sort of throws a wrench in that plan if i wanted to attend the party and not have to spend a TON of extra money. what would my best option be?

thanks!

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacey,

We aren't aware of any MNSSHP deals, but you can enter the park with a party ticket at 4pm before MNSSHP officially begins that night. Park Hoppers are more costly than a Magic Your Way Ticket, so if park hopping isn't totally necessary for you, then you could consider purchasing a Magic Your Way Ticket to save some extra bucks!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2018 at 4 p.m. Sarah Says...

I just called Disney and they said the tickets are $99+ tax for adults and $94+ tax for kids.

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Mar 21, 2018 at 5:34 p.m. Kristen Says...

Thanks for the article! Would I be correct in assuming that if we go to Magic Kingdom for the day and plan to stay through the party (not leaving and coming back at 4) that we would not be allowed to wear costumes?

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Mar 21, 2018 at 10:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen!

In the past, this has been totally fine - and we assume it will be this year as well. We'll keep this article updated if we hear otherwise.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 21, 2018 at 2:12 p.m. Charlee Says...

Got my tickets!!! Going in September, hoping crowds are a bit low so we can experience as much as we can! Vacation can't come fast enough!

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Mar 20, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. Brittni Says...

I may be being dense here, but if we have already purchased a vacation package and we will be there when this is going on, do I need to call and purchase additional tickets for my family to be able to attend the party?

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brittni,

If the vacation package did not include the party tickets, then yes, you'll need to purchase additional tickets to attend the party! Regular park tickets are not valid for MNSSHP, so you'll need to make sure everyone has a party ticket to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Kelly Says...

Good Morning!

This October will be our first time at the MNSSHP and we're excited. We'll be traveling with a 2 1/2 year old and know that she doesn't need park tickets on a normal night. Does she need a ticket to the party ? Thank you!

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Mar 20, 2018 at 12:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

No, she won't need a party ticket!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. Michael Says...

Hello,

Does Disney ever add dates? I have see Nov 1 before and did not see it on the list this year. We were really hoping to attend on Nov 1.

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Mar 20, 2018 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Disney adds date on occasion if demand permits, but only rarely. We wouldn't count on it -- they will likely be busy putting Christmas decor up on Nov. 1!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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