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Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Halloween Party

You can't exactly feel a chill in the air here in Orlando ... but Halloween season is upon us! We attended the first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party of the year to help you, the readers, plan ahead for a party night of your own. (OK, we may have had a TOTAL blast along the way ... but no surprise there, right?)

The party we attended not only was the very first of the season, it was also sold out AND saw the debut of new party-exclusive ride experiences. And don't think we forgot to check out this year's delish snacks.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Boo to You

We’ve loved all of the classic, family fun Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has offered us for years … but there is so much to do! With only five hours of party time to meet rare characters, trick-or-treat and catch spell-bounding entertainment, a game plan is essential. Lucky for you, the Frog Family is here with our best time-saving advice to help you get the most out of your favorite Halloween Party.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Welcome Sign

Our Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween 2018 Guide is quite thorough, so we've added some helpful links to take you to key topics ... or you can just keep reading :)

Dates, Tickets & Pricing | Crowds & Best Days to Attend | Costume Policy | Entrance Procedures | Map | Entertainment, Rides & FastPass+ | Trick-or-Treating | Tips | Comments

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates, Tickets & Best Days to Attend

Disney Halloween parties typically start in late August and run through early November. The parties are held in Magic Kingdom after the park closes from 7 p.m. to midnight. (New this year: The park closes at 6 p.m. for regular guests, rather than 7 p.m. in past years.) You can now purchase Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 tickets from your favorite frogs!

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

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $70 for children age 3 to 9 ($74.55 with tax) or $75 for those over 10 ($79.88 with tax).

Best Dates to Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

The biggest question we get for this event, as well as for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, is what the best days to attend are. 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 historically is one of the most popular dates to attend the Disney Halloween parties, along with Fridays in October, when more locals attend. Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, especially those in early September, are 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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Policy

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Coco Costumes

A more restrictive costume policy went into effect for the Disney Halloween party in recent years. These changes were fairly restrictive, especially for adults.

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 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.
  • Masks are not allowed.

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Entering Procedures

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Entrance Truck

The party officially begins at 7 p.m. inside Magic Kingdom. Disney Halloween party guests are allowed to enter the park starting at 4 p.m., which we recommend taking advantage of. A popular question that comes up is how Disney handles the transition between park close and the start of the party. Starting this year, the park closes for regular guests at 6 p.m., which allows cast members more time to filter out those regular day guests who will not be staying for the party. Party wristbands are given to party guests entering the park and are also distributed to those who present a valid party ticket at select locations on 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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Pluto Statue

For party guests arriving just in time for the spooky festivities, you will be directed toward Market Street. (We just found out that the back alley between La Chapeau and Tony's Town Square Restaurant has a name!) This path is where you'll find those adorable Halloween character statues (like Pluto seen above), fun photo-ops complete with props AND your first treat station! Select Halloween merchandise can be purchased here as well. What a grand entrance to the party!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Map

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Map Outside

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Map Inside

Expected Entertainment & Rides at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

FastPass+ at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

FastPass+ is not available during the party. Luckily, there is generally less need for FastPass+ as most people are enjoying the party activities and spending less time on rides.

Show Times for Key Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Entertainment:

  • Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade - 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.
  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks - 10:15 p.m.
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.

If inclement weather may be on the horizon during your visit, be sure to catch the early stage show and parade in case the later ones get cancelled.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Wreck-It Ralph

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Characters and Locations:

One of the biggest draws of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of year or often. Moana was especially popular last year. Below you'll find this year's characters and their greeting spots (popular characters noted with asterisk). Note that this year, Stitch is meeting in his Elvis costume! 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.

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally *

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Alice Friends Fantasyland

  • Anastasia and Drizzella
  • Seven Dwarfs *
  • Rapunzel
  • 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)
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella DeVil *
  • Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Princess Tiana
  • Princess Elena
  • Goofy  (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Seven Dwarfs

Tomorrowland

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

Adventureland

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

Attractions open during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

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. During our party, we waited only 15 minutes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

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:

  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • A Pirate's Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Splash Mountain
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • “It’s a small world”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

New Experiences for 2018

New for this year are three party-exclusive ride overlays that offer special experiences for guests. Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party and Space Mountain transform under the moonlight for an extra special experience.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Pirates of the Caribbean Overlay

Pirates of the Caribbean invites a live-action character in its queue to warn you of Gunpowder Pete, followed by a man holding a "Wanted" sign in the loading zone explaining your search for the latest pirate villain. Keep an eye out ... you might just see him pop up during your ride.

Be sure to check out Mad Tea Party after dark when it truly comes alive! Special lights and exciting, new music enhance the already spinnin' ride.

Meanwhile on Space Mountain, the lights are out! The red and blue tunnels turn pitch-black (along with all lighting effects) providing a thrilling, new ride experience with galactic rock music playing to match.

We're hoppy we took these new ride effects for a spin, but we wouldn't go out of your way unless you were already planning to ride them or they are your favorite rides and you must see the new effects. The good new is wait times are pretty short throughout the night. It's important to know that the rides don't change over until promptly 7 p.m. and only close briefly ahead of this switch for about 10 minutes tops.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Haunted Mansion

While not advertised as an overlay, Haunted Mansion has some interactive ghosts floating about. They're not new, but they are super fun! These characters are residents of the Haunted Mansion ... and as the song says, the grim-grinning ghosts have come out to socialize! They share some ghost humor and stories from the mansion with guests in the outdoor queue, and on your way out of the exit. The "performance" takes place right on the Haunted Mansion lawn.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Junior Dance Party

Calling all tadpoles! Storybook Circus is hosting the Disney Junior Jam, featuring some of Lily's Disney Channel faves like Doc McStuffins. Lily LOVED this dance party! I’m excited to have an area dedicated to the extra little ones. It's a great way to quickly meet tadpole faves.

"Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular"

The infamous Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus" are back for another year 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. "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" replaced the Villains Mix 'n' Mingle. There are typically no picture-taking opportunities with the Sanderson Sisters or the villains. The show is still a wicked good time, especially for fans of the film, and a must see at this year’s party!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Trick-or-Treating, Specialty Food & Merchandise

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Treat Bag

One of the big "treats" of the Disney Halloween Party is trick-or-treating around the park. 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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Expected Treat Locations:

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Market Street (party entrance; open until 8 p.m.)

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Columbia Harbour House

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 2018 - Hades Nachos

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. The buffalo-chicken-nacho-cheese masterpiece pictured above are Hades nachos, found at Pecos Bill's. (The Worms & Dirt found here is the perf tadpole-friendly treat too, by the way.) Right outside at Golden Oak Outpost, our winner for more amazing beverage goes to the Apple Cider Slush. So amazing and refreshing for those fall nights that feel a lot more like summer ;)

A few other party-exclusive highlights include the Hitchhiking Ghost dessert at Aloha Isle, the Oogie Boogie Meringue from Gaston's Tavern and the Muenster Smash Burger at Cosmic Ray's.

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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Ornament

If shopping is your top priority, visit the Emporium, Big Top Souvenirs for apparel, ornaments, pins and more exclusive to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. You can also find costume pieces at Curtain Call Collectibles, and tons of event pins 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 set. 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 2018 - Shirts

Tips for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

As we've mentioned a time or too, 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 2018 - it's a small world Costumes

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 you 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. Note: Masks are not allowed to be worn at the Magic Kingdom, so keep this in mind when choosing your costume.

2. Keep it light

While temperatures in Orlando are cooling down a bit, the average high is 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, 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. That'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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Treats

If you're not planning on hitting every treat spot, try visiting the unique places, such as inside of the Enchanted Tiki Room. Treats with tiki birds = extra fun! If your treat line is long, don't wait. Visit a different one, or come back later. You'll find the same candy at each one!

For allergy-friendly offerings, a teal chip is handed out at the entrance of the party. Make your way to the street behind Tony's Town Square Restaurant to pick up your chip. You'll exchange this token for a teal treat bag and special candy at the allergy-friendly locations.

4. 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. 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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Halloween Party - Jack and Sally

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.)

Some of the more exclusive characters (Jack & Sally, the Seven Dwarfs, and this year, Moana) may be found meeting before the party even begins, but only for Halloween party guests with wristbands. We saw Jack and Sally out as early at 6 p.m. — and there was already a three-hour wait! 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!

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. Another great idea is hopping in line toward the end of the night. The park starts to empty out as families head home, so 11 p.m. is a great time to get 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

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 the Castle and along Main Street U.S.A. — at least an hour ahead of time. You'll spot people snagging the best spots up to two hours ahead of time.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Haunted Mansion Ghosts

Don't want to spend so much time holding your ground? We recommend viewing it in Frontierland. You can get a great spot with a much shorter notice. We found a spacious area for the family just about fifteen minutes before the parade kicked off. We love the atmosphere of Main Street U.S.A., and that's where you'll find us for the Christmas parade. 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.

7. Make time to mingle

Favorite Disney villains make special appearances to meet and greet party guests. In the past, the villains would mix and mingle after their singing and dancing performance on the Castle Stage. This year, the Sanderson Sisters take over the stage in the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular," also featuring Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. Although these villains will not be joining the crowd for photo opportunities, 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 characters during either the first or second Boo-to-You parade.

8. Get your boogie on

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - 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. You can dance the night away with your favorite Monsters, Inc. employees … and the adorable Boo!

9. Don't forget HalloWishes!

The centerpiece of the night is the villainous fireworks show Happy HalloWishes! You must not miss the show, as we think it's one of the very best fireworks shows of the entire year. The very best spot for taking in the pyrotechnics is straight ahead on Main Street U.S.A. For a unique (and less crowded) perspective, check out viewing areas near Fantasyland. If you're not worried about seeing the castle, we found fantastic views of the fireworks on the Frontierland bridge, overlooking Tom Sawyer Island.

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. We wouldn't wait any longer than 20 to 30 minutes for any of these. Luckily, the wait times didn't get too crazy for any of these attractions. We anticipated excited crowds lining up, but they didn't seem to pull any longer of a line than they normally would at the party. So if you can catch a short line (like our 10-minute wait for Pirates) you should check 'em out!

Do you have questions about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018? Share them in comments below! For more vacation planning tips, check out the When to Visit Orlando page inside our Orlando Planning Timeline!

Related: Trick-or-Treat Tips at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and SeaWorld's Spooktacular

Related: DIY Jack Skellington and Sally T-Shirts

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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May 8, 2016 at 9:24 p.m. Eric Says...

Great article and very informative! Can't wait till early October for my wife and I to finally go to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!!!! We are debating between Sunday October 2 or Tuesday October 4. Any idea which might be the better day?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric,

Oct. 2 should be better.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2016 at 1:49 a.m. Melissa Says...

Hi - Relating to question above - any reason you suggest Sunday 10/2 over Tuesday 10/4? Wouldn't a Tuesday be less crowded? Thanks!

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May 18, 2016 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

I based it off of Disney's pricing for the tickets, the strongest indicator of what Disney is expecting crowds-wise.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2016 at 5:37 a.m. Amanda Says...

Hello!

First off I want to say thank you for this most helpful we page! I'm taking my mom to the Oct. 31st party, already have the tickets ;) We are going to the park in the morning and then going back to our room to rest before the party. My question is should we drive our own car to the park, take the bus, or take a cab? We are staying at Disney's All Star movie resort. I have read that taking the buses could take longer than just driving yourself? Any advice would help! thanks

Amanda

Amanda

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May 8, 2016 at 8:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Taking the bus can definitely take longer than driving yourself, but you would get dropped off directly at the park vs. having to park at Ticket & Transportation Center and then taking the boat or monorail. I think driving does have an edge in that you would not have to wait for a bus or potentially more than one bus at the end of the night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2016 at 1:03 a.m. Zoe M Says...

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 party and we just got 4 for Halloween night. We have other family members that are hemming and hawing about going. Any idea based on years past when 10/31 is like to sell out? Thanks for the great post.

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May 8, 2016 at 8:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Zoe,

It sold out in early August last year. I would recommend they purchase them soon if they wish to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. Mrs Johnson Says...

Why is Tuesday 6th a cheaper day?

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May 8, 2016 at 8:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Disney is expecting this to be a less popular day to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. Carrie V. Says...

Does the MNSSHP tickets usually sell out quickly for the first 2 weeks of October. I am having to wait a week or 2 before I can purchase our tickets, and I am worrying they will be gone before I can purchase.

Thank you for your help!!!

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May 8, 2016 at 8:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie,

You should be fine. These typically don't sell out that quickly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2016 at 1:34 a.m. Mitchell Gerich Says...

Well, just bought tickets for Halloween night this year. First year ever being in Disney World for Halloween time. Kids are 9 and 4. Any tips to help us manage the madness?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mitchell,

Decide what your priorities are early on, so you can adequately plan for it. If it's characters you probably have to be strategic in who you meet as these take the most time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2016 at 10:46 p.m. Kim Says...

We are planning a trip for Tuesday, September 27 to Thursday, October 6, 2016. What night would be best to attend MNSSHP during this time? Thanks!

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May 16, 2016 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

We think Sept. 29 or 30 would be the best days to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2016 at 7:51 p.m. Kelly Koffler Says...

Do you feel that Thursday and Friday will be equal in terms of crowds? I have a food demo planned at Epcot on Thursday until 5:30, so Friday would be better for me, but I'm concerned with the Friday crowds. Should I do Thursday and just get there when I can, or do you thing Friday will be fine?

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Aug 9, 2016 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

It depends on the date, but in general Fridays are more crowded than Thursdays, especially earlier in the season. Still it's probably a good call considering you have something else planned on Thursday. I wouldn't want to arrive late for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2016 at 8:02 p.m. Nicole Lokken Says...

We are attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party but we also will be using a park hopper pass before hand to visit during regular operating hours. We want to dress up in costumes but have a question about when we are allowed to wear them around Magic Kingdom. Do we put them on first thing in the morning or do we take them with us and change closer to 4 pm?

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May 16, 2016 at 12:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Per the Disney Park Rules and Regulations, guests under the age of 14 may wear costumes to the parks any day. Adult costumes are only permitted during the party hours. So, the kids can dress in their costumes all day if they wish, but adults will want to wait until party hours. Of course, you can check with Magic Kingdom guest relations to see if there are any exceptions on party days, but as far as we know, it's probably your best bet to wait until party time to get dressed up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2016 at 3:04 p.m. Loui Says...

Hi,

My husband and I are going to book tickets for Friday 29th of October as we have a reservation that afternoon for Be Our Guest. I'm assuming that it will be very busy on that day given it's a Friday, but I was wondering if you know how bad the crowds are when trying to leave? We'd probably leave after the fireworks, unless that's a particularly bad time. I'm just concerned about it taking hours to get out!

Thank you very much for your fantastic website!

Loui

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May 16, 2016 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Loui,

Magic Kingdom is always quite jam packed as the fireworks end, but it will not take hours to get out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 4, 2016 at 12:05 p.m. Stephanie Says...

2 questions: where do I buy the tickets for MNSSHP? And what is the big change in costume guidelines that people are worried about, as it looks OK to me...?! ???? Thanks x

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May 8, 2016 at 8:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

We outline the changes and the link to the tickets at the top of this post.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 3, 2016 at 8:46 a.m. Tine Says...

Hello :)

We are visiting Florida from September 24th - October 1st and would love to attend the party.

We live in Europe, so this really would be a once in a liftetime chance for us.

I'm checking the website often and the event was always under "schedule unavailable".

It is now under "ticketed event" but I still can't buy tickets? Have they gone one sale and did we miss it? Or do they still need to go on sale?

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May 12, 2016 at 4:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You probably have seen, but these tickets have go on sale already on Disney's website.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2016 at 1:45 a.m. nakita valdez Says...

hey been trying to plan some stuff for our daughters make a wish and was wondering some sites say that there is a halloween party on the Nov. 1 and some don't mention it at all. Is it because there will not be one Nov. first this year?

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May 2, 2016 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nakita,

In years' past, there have been parties on Nov. 1, but there won't be this year. You can see all of the party and other event dates on our Crowd Calendar.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Joe Ehrenreich Says...

Might want to update the attractions expected to be open list. Big Thunder Mountain will be closed for refurbishment for the entire run of party dates and Small World and Swiss Family Treehouse will be closed into September.

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May 12, 2016 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joe,

These have not been officially announced as refurbs yet, but we'll update if and when they do.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2016 at 11:04 a.m. Angel Says...

The rides that are closed currently should be updated, please.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angel,

Thanks for the suggestion! Rides are subject to closure at any time. We've added a link to our Disney World ride closures page above. Here's the link:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/refurbishments-closings-walt-disney-world-universal-orlando/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2016 at 11:16 a.m. Brandi Says...

Where does everyone keep their candy when riding rides like Splash Mountain etc.? My daughter is now too old for a stroller which is where we used to stash her trick or treat Mickey bucket. Now we'll be trying to figure out what to do with it.

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Apr 27, 2016 at 5:39 p.m. Steph D Says...

Last year I had a backpack that was mostly empty. That is until my three ghouls trick-or-treated and filled the thing up! I basically became a packmule at that point! LOL

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Apr 26, 2016 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandi,

You can bring your candle along with you and store it in the floor or in the mesh pocket in the ride car.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2016 at 3:35 a.m. David Ramirez Says...

Hello, Will October 13th (Thursday) be a good date to go to the Party.

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

It should be an OK time to go, but keep in mind that many of the dates in mid- to late October do sell out.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2016 at 3:47 p.m. Kj Says...

Hi, we are coming to Disney 7th - 21st Sept 2016 and are looking to got to every night of Disney's Not so Scary Halloween as possible, do we have to buy a ticket for every night, or is there a ticket that will cover more than one night (like Universal do for Halloween Horror Nights)?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KJ,

Yes, you would need to purchase a separate ticket for each night that you attended the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2016 at 2:42 p.m. Charles Says...

We will be arriving on Oct. 30th would the 30th or 31st be best?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charles,

Both of these dates are likely to sell out.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 11, 2016 at 10:27 a.m. Felix Says...

How does this work if you want to attend during regular hours and stay for the party? Do I have to buy two seperate tickets for the day? And if so, how do I get my wrist band once I am in the park if I arrived in the morning with a regular park hours ticket plus a party ticket. Do I have to go back out and re-enter with the party ticket and get a wrist band?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Felix,

You would need regular park admission and a party ticket if you want to do this. Starting at 4 p.m., cast members around the park will have wristbands and will be able to scan your party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 9, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Becky Says...

Hi,

My family and I are visiting Orlando Thurs 6th October - Fri 21st October 2016 from the UK, and were planning on going to MNSSHP as we've never been before. I was planning on us attending Tuesday 11th (as I've read Tuesday's are quieter?), however, as this is the day after Columbus Day, do you reckon it will be super busy? Are we better off going another night? We can attend any night throughout our holiday, so your expertise on suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Becky

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Apr 14, 2016 at 3:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky,

This should still be a good day!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 7, 2016 at 7:26 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Hi! I am looking to plan a trip to MK on one of the Halloween Party days. Is the park usually open regular hours (ex: open at 8am until the end of the party) and you buy a regular ticket and an additional ticket to stay for the party? I just want to make sure the park isn't only open for the party that day from 4-end of party.

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Apr 14, 2016 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

The park will close at 7 p.m. on party nights, and you will need the party ticket to stay after that time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2016 at 11:32 p.m. Stephanie Says...

I realize that this is primarily in regards to Disneyworld... any thoughts on dates for Disneyland?

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

These dates are typically announced in late summer. Stay tuned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 4, 2016 at 9:09 a.m. Daniel Says...

Hi

If I plan on visiting MK during the party days, I need a pass for the day ( regular ticket ) and then around 4PM what do I do to get my bracelet for the party ?

Do people usually visit MK during the party days (before 4pm), or they spend time somewhere else and show up at 4pm for the rest of the day?

Thanks

Dan

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Apr 4, 2016 at 7:22 p.m. Krissy Says...

What would you estimate the crowd level to be 1-10 on a sold out party night?

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Apr 4, 2016 at 1:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel,

You will bring your ticket and exchange it for a bracelet. Some spend the day in Magic Kingdom and stay for the party, but we like to spend the morning somewhere else, then take a break so we can get dressed up for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 3, 2016 at 7:57 p.m. emily Says...

does anyone have any idea when tickets will go on sale?!

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May 5, 2016 at 1:13 p.m. Adriana Says...

They are on sale today! I just bought mine for October 31st.

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Apr 4, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

I would think within a few weeks. We'll announce it here when they do!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2016 at 7:26 a.m. Kelly Says...

Hi, we are looking to but tickets to mickeys halloween party. When do they usually go on sale? Is there a particular place most people go the buy them? Thanks

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May 8, 2016 at 8:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

They are already on sale!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 3, 2016 at 4:59 p.m. Marilou Says...

I know it's early in the season, but we can only be there during this time period of Oct 5-10. Would you suggest the night of Oct 6 or 7 for the MNSSCH?

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Apr 4, 2016 at 12:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marilou,

Oct. 6 should be a better day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 3, 2016 at 3:31 a.m. tammy Says...

Will you be putting out recommended dates for the 2016 Halloween party? Trying to decide between Friday, September 23rd or Sunday, September 25th. Do you think there will be a big difference in crowd levels? Thanks

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Apr 4, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammy,

Both of those days might sell out, but I would say Sunday is a slightly better day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 16, 2016 at 8:26 a.m. David Ybarra Says...

Does any know how the new costume restrictions will affect MNSSHP. If the current restrictions stay in effect I will not attend. Dressings up is half the fun. I understand the need for security but we have gone to far.

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Mar 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

It's unclear as of now how Disney will be handling this, but we will update this post once we do.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 14, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Hi! Looking for some advice on MNSSH. We are going to be in Disney Oct 29-Nov 4 and are trying to decide which day to attend the party. I know tickets are not on sale yet, but I am wondering if the weekend would be more crowded than actual Halloween night since it is a Monday this year. Any thoughts?

Thanks!!

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Feb 25, 2016 at 10:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

Yes, the Friday and Sunday parties generally be more crowded than week day parties, but they all typically sell out toward the end of the season.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 7, 2016 at 8:58 p.m. Onix Says...

Hi there! thanks for all the tips. I'm planning trip this and wanted to know if you know when do they start selling tickets for the event so I can put it on my calendar Thanks in Advance! love, Onix

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Jan 8, 2016 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

These usually go on sale in late spring or summer.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 21, 2015 at 12:12 a.m. Maria Says...

Unfortunately we missed out on party tickets, but have decided to still attend for the day since we're pass holders. We are trying to decide between Monday (non party day) or Tuesday (a party day) and just attending from 9-7. We would be leaving early around 7-8 even if it's a non party day. Do you know what day might be less crowded?

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Oct 21, 2015 at 7:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Check out our Crowd Calendar. Party days are generally always better to visit during the day as far as crowds go.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2015 at 8:05 p.m. Kari Says...

Thank you for all your tips! We are only planning to buy event tickets and come at 4 pm for the party. I know that Fastpass are not allowed during the ticketed event, but can we get Fastpasses to be used during the 4-7 block if we only have event tickets?

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Oct 21, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kari,

Yes, you can. You just need to link your ticket in My Disney Experience or use your party ticket to book your FastPasses when you get to the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2015 at 2:40 a.m. Kari Says...

Thank you! One more question. Do you know how far in advance the tickets become available? I am planning for next fall.

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kari,

Tickets usually go on sale in late spring/early summer.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. Kristi Gibbs Says...

I just wanted to send a kudos to you and your amazing website! I have personally been to WDW many times. I took my kids down for the first time in February and used your website for info then because I had not been down in several years. We attended MNSSHP this past Sunday night. I,of course, turned to your website before literally taking an overnight 5 hour trip down. It was amazing! It was packed in the park at 4 when we went in but as soon as the party started at 7 it seemed as though "the seas parted". We walked on most every ride and waited for characters in amazing short lines.The mother-load of candy,parades,dance parties and shows were the greatest! I have personally been down every holiday except Halloween, this was the best experience by far. Your site has and is the best go to for everything I needed to know! Thank you so much!

Kristi

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Oct 19, 2015 at 6:36 p.m. Nanna Parrish Says...

Is it necessary to have a park entrance ticket as well as the ticket for the Not So Scary Party, or can you get in after 4:00 with just the Not So Scary Ticket? Thanks.

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Oct 19, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nanna,

You can get in with just the Not So Scary ticket at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2015 at 6:11 p.m. Becky Says...

YES! If you just want to go to the Not So Scary party, all you need is that ticket :) We have gone for 4 years not and love it

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Oct 18, 2015 at 5:50 p.m. Bella Says...

I’m trying to do last minute planning for this year’s MNSSHP and am scared to go based on mixed reviews of increased crowds :\ does anyone think that Thurs. 10/22 or Tues. 10/27 will be better in terms of crowd? Any help is welcomed!!

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Oct 15, 2015 at 3:03 a.m. Jenny Says...

Is mickeys not so scary Halloween party crowded whenever they are sold out?

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Oct 19, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

We included some of this info in our best dates post. We estimate a sold out party is a 7-8 on our crowd calendar. Keep in mind that more people are on the streets watching the entertainment than in ride lines, so it sometimes feels more crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 15, 2015 at 12:09 a.m. Katie Says...

Do they change the color/type of wristband for each night of the party?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 4:49 a.m. Ben Says...

Can I still buy a event ticket at the door ???

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Oct 17, 2015 at 5:14 a.m. Y. Aday Says...

Thank you much for a great job in providing such thorough information, but there is one thing that I might have missed that I'd like to know. Is it absolutely necessary to buy general admission tickets even if we are to arrive @ 19:00 for the party?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ben,

If tickets are not sold out, then yes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2015 at 3:25 p.m. kim Says...

Thank you for the great info! We are going to the Party tonight, and I wondered where you were in the park during the parade that you filmed and posted above? It seems like a great spot!

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Thank you! We filmed this one at the hub in front of Cinderella Castle, but there are lots of terrific spots along the parade route. Our absolute favorite is just to the left of Cinderella Castle if you are looking toward Main Street.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2015 at 3:13 p.m. Leonardo Says...

Our party have a reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant at 4 pm on October 29th, We have tickets just for the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Do you think we can make it, or should we drop the reservation?

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Oct 14, 2015 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leonardo,

You should be fine. You'll need to get there just a little bit before 4 p.m. to get there in time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2015 at 7:25 p.m. Victoria Says...

Hello! This is absolutely fantastic, thank you for giving us great tips!

My family and I have a reservation for Be Our Guest at 6:30pm. Since those are so hard to come by, I don't imagine just being able to change it and everyone is excited. BUT, We'll probably finish dinner well after the party starts. My question is, will we have to leave the park, after our meal, in order to exchange our tickets for the wrist bands for the party? I'm wondering how that works...

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Oct 7, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria,

No, you won't need to leave the park. Starting at 4 p.m., you'll find cast members around the park with wristbands to help you out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2015 at 2:12 p.m. Samantha Says...

Hello! We will be going to the Halloween party but have dinner reservations at Narcooses at 5:30. I read about going early to the party for a better experience. Should we change our reservation to be earlier? Also, we are planning to stay until the end of the party. What is the best plan for us: parade time, fireworks time, trick or treating. Thanks,Samantha

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Oct 6, 2015 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Samantha,

I would rebook Narcossees if possible, so that you don't miss any of the party.

The best plan is to visit characters first, fireworks, second parade and then trick-or-treating. You may be able to work in some of the trick-or-treating between the other events, but the earlier in the evening you trick-or-treat, the more busy it will be.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2015 at 7:50 p.m. Sol Says...

Hello I have a question, does a guest from disney resort still needs the special ticket event or is just for general admission?

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Oct 6, 2015 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sol,

All guests need a party ticket to attend the party. If guests just want to visit the park during regular operating hours, they need regular admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2015 at 10:29 a.m. Melissa Says...

We are going for the Halloween party on Oct 15th. We have been there in previous years and have taken part in the early entrance which is great. My question about that is, with the early entrance at 4, if we were driving, how long would it take us to park, get the monorail, etc and be there to enter right at 4. I can't remember from previous years.

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Oct 5, 2015 at 6:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

I would allow at least 35 minutes from the point where you pay to park at Ticket and Transportation Center. More than likely you would need to take a tram to the loading area for the boats and monorail that will get you across the Seven Seas Lagoon and to the park entrance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 5:53 p.m. Liz Says...

Can we still enter the park without a “Party” ticket during the time of the event?

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz,

No, you cannot. The party is just for party attendees.

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 5:43 p.m. Taylor Says...

We were planning on going to Disneyland today. We do not want to pay extra for the "party". Are we allowed to just go into Disneyland during this time but not attend the party? Or is the entire park closed and reopened for those who have admission into the party?

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Taylor,

The park closes early for the party, usually 6 or 7 p.m. You can stay in the park without a party ticket until this time. You can read more about Disneyland's Mickey's Halloween Party here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/guide-disneyland-halloween-time/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2015 at 8:01 a.m. Anna Says...

This will be our first time at MNSSHP, just wondering if at the meet and greets will the characters sign autographs?

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Yes! The characters at each of the meet-and-greet locations will sign autographs.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 1, 2015 at 3:29 p.m. Donna Says...

Hi there, I've been reading the comments and my question just occured to me. We are attending MNSSHP in 20 days (Whoo-hoo) but we are also going to MK that day. My daughter has a BBB appointment to become Elsa and my niece Anna. My son has an appointment for TPL as well. That will be their costumes for the party. My mother-in-law, SIL, husband and myself are all planning to dress up as well. My question is how should we (the adults) plan on doing our costumes. Are we allowed to be in costume before 4:00? Is there somewhere to change at the park if not? Would it be better to hop back to the hotel and change? We are staying at the Contemporary so that is an absolute option. What would you suggest? Thanks for all the great information. One last question, is it honestly possible to try and meet Anna and Elsa, they are our highest priority characters but will it honestly even be worth it?

Thanks in advance!

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Oct 2, 2015 at 2:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna,

Personally, I would save the costumes for later. It's still quite hot in Florida, and it will be nice to take a break from Magic Kingdom and slip into your party attire. With you being at the Contemporary, this will be no problem at all.

During the party, Anna and Elsa will have lower waits because most people are trying to meet the characters exclusive to the party. Also, if you don't mind seeing the second parade, meeting them during the first parade will also save time. I'm assuming you weren't able to get FastPass+ reservations to meet them? That is our recommended method for meeting them.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2015 at 4:07 a.m. Lori Says...

I will be going to the party in Disneyland. How similar are the parties and the tips that you have provided for WDW? Thank you!

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Oct 1, 2015 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

We have a post with the full lowdown on Disneyland's Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party! Check it out:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/guide-disneyland-halloween-time/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2015 at 3:15 p.m. Laura Says...

Will princess aurora be anywhere? She's my daughter's absolute favorite right now.

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Sep 29, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

Yes, Aurora is in Town Square of Main Street.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2015 at 9:33 p.m. jen Says...

What is the most magical thing to do with a 5 year old annual pass holding princess at this party? It will be her first MNSSHP!

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Sep 27, 2015 at 8:51 p.m. ALYSON DAVIES Says...

Hi we have booked tickets for Magic Kingdom and MNSSHP on Tuesday 27th October. Will we have to leave the park and reenter at 4pm or can we stay in all day and through the evening? Thanks.

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Sep 28, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyson,

You can stay there. No need to leave and come back unless you want a break!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2015 at 2:52 p.m. Anita Says...

Question.. We are in Orlando right now on vacation. And we didn't know about the Halloween party kicking us out of Magic kingdom at 7pm. Which we waited to go to on our last day here :( .. So our time is cut short and would have to miss the firework show what we wanted to see before we left back to Canada. Can we buy tickets tomorrow oct.1st at the park if we decide to stay longer??

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Sep 30, 2015 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anita,

Yes, you can upgrade your ticket. Just head to guest relations at any of the parks!

Mommy Frog

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