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

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Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

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

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

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam (Confirmed for 2022)

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

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

Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball

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

Cruella's Halloween Hide-a-Way

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

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

Character Locations

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Moana

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Fantasyland

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

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

Tomorrowland

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

Adventureland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For guests ages 14 and up:

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

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater
  • Market Street

Adventureland

  • Tortuga Tavern
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Ticket Office
  • The Diamond Horseshoe

Fantasyland

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

Tomorrowland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Merchandise

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Tips

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

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

1. Wear a costume.

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

2. Keep it light.

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

3. Bring your own trick or treat bags.

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Treats

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

4. Get to the parks early.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Aladdin Family

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Jack Skellington

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Seven Dwarfs

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

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

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

6. Stake out your parade location.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Get your boogie on.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party - Sulley

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

9. Don't froget the fireworks show!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related: Schedule of Disney World Special Events

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jul 22, 2018 at 11:04 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi,

I see that the party closes at midnight, but they have the Hocus Pocus show starting at midnight. I was just wondering how that works?

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Great question. The show does take place at midnight, but the rest of the park is closed (meaning you can no longer hop on attractions or meet characters, unless you were already in line.)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3 p.m. Chris Says...

If collecting candy - and riding rides - what do you do with the candy bags while on the rides?

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

You can bring your candy bags on the ride with you and stow them away in the ride vehicle with you. We do recommend bringing a larger drawstring bag for storage, as the provided bags are on the smaller side.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 15, 2018 at 8:21 p.m. Cheryl Heartbarger Says...

We are excited for the MNSSHP & plan to arrive at 4:00 to hopefully do some rides early before the party starts. I saw that the Hanted Mansion & Pirates of the Caribbean will have added special effects. Will the special effects only start at 7 for those rides? Thank you

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl!

Ooooh, great question! Since this is the "first time in forever" that Disney World has done seasonal ride overlays, we can't be sure. There is always a chance that the ride will briefly close before the party begins for its transformation. However, to answer your question, our best guess would be that the special ride overlays will not be available until the party officially starts at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2018 at 12:47 a.m. rachel freeze Says...

Hi. We are going to Disney World during the first week in October. We are not planning on going to the Halloween party this time. How does the party affect crowd levels at Magic Kingdom that day (before 6pm)? Is it more or less crowded om party days?

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Jul 13, 2018 at 6:51 a.m. Natalie Says...

Hello! We are hoping to go to our first MNSSHP on Sept. 30. We have APs and I’m wondering if you would recommend starting our day in MK to get many of the rides out of our system or if we should head to another park? It looks like there will be lower crowds in MK that day, but immwaffling as to which strategy is better.

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Jul 13, 2018 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie!

We think this is a great approach. Since there is so much to do in so little time at the party, we like focusing on the party-exclusive entertainment and characters. Doing rides earlier in the day is a great way to maximize your time, since you have APs anyway!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 12, 2018 at 7:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for deets (because we factor things like this in!) but to answer your question, it doesn't impact crowds much during the day. The crowds that are brought in for the party are balanced out by those who skip the normal day at Magic Kingdom and only come for the party in the evening. The only time it gets especially busy is around 4 p.m. until regular park close, when party guests start being allowed in. Hope this helps ... the first week of October is a great time to visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 12, 2018 at 6:55 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hello .i tried to book tickets for the mickey not so scary Halloween party .but the lady on the phone said u need to buy a full park ticket for Disney along with the party ticket ,is this true . Regards .sarah

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Jul 12, 2018 at 6:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

No. All you need is a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket to get into the event. This ticket will give you access to Magic Kingdom from 4 p.m. through midnight. You can actually purchase discounted tickets through us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 10, 2018 at 8:35 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Hi! I'll be attending the MNSSHP in early September. I have heard that you can book fast pass reservations from 4-6 PM with just the MNSSHP ticket (not a full day ticket). Is this true and do I have to have a magic band to utilize the fast pass or is just my printed ticket okay?

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Jul 10, 2018 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

Awesome question. You must have a normal day ticket (in addition to your party ticket) in order to book FastPass+ reservations if you want to make them between 4-6 p.m. Party tickets are no longer FastPass+ enabled.

Upon arrival, you'll scan your printed ticket and be provided with a plastic card ticket that you can scan for FastPass (if you haven't already received it!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 19, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. Kat Lambert Says...

So, if we have MNSSHP tickets and Magic Bands, can we book Fast Passes in advance using the app - or do we have to wait until we're in the park the day of the event?

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kat!

You can book your FastPass+ reservation 60 days in advance if staying at an on-site Disney resort hotel, and 30 days in advance if not. They should automatically link to your Magic Band!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2018 at 2:13 a.m. Aurora Says...

Hi! I have a hotel reservation and party tickets linked to my account, yet I haven't been able to make FP+ reservations. When I try, I get a message saying that I need to add a valid park ticket before I can reserve a FP+

Our party tickets are less than 60 days away and we will be staying at a Disney partner Hilton that promotes the ability to make FP+ reservations 60 days in advance.

It seems that unless I have a regular park ticket, I can't plan my FP+ in advance.

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Jul 24, 2018 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aurora!

FastPass+ is not available during the party, nor between the 4-7 p.m. pre-party entry window with a party ticket alone. In order to make FastPass+ reservations during this time, you must have valid, regular daily theme park tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 24, 2018 at 2:12 p.m. Renee Says...

You seem to have contradicted yourself. You said this above:

Hi Rebecca!

"Awesome question. Yes, you can book FastPass+ reservations using your MNSSHP ticket between 4-6 p.m. Upon arrival, you'll scan your printed ticket and be provided with a plastic card ticket that you can scan for FastPass (if you haven't already received it!)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog"

Which is it???

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Jul 24, 2018 at 1:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee!

We appreciate your feedback, and you are toadally correct. That was our mistake! We've recently learned that you can no longer use your MNSSHP tickets for FastPass+, and must have regular theme park admission tickets as well if you wish to book FastPass+ reservations.

Thanks for helping us correct ourselves and share this info! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2018 at 3:38 a.m. Kellie Says...

I’m not sure this is true. I was able to book fast passes from 4-6 with just a party ticket for the August 24th party.

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Aug 2, 2018 at 1:25 a.m. Tom Says...

Me too. I saw on another site that you could do this (with the MNSSHP ticket alone) so I gave it a try. I was able to get two FPs. I guess we'll see if they work on August 31st! :)

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Aug 17, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. Dave Says...

Spoke with WDW today. You are allotted 2 between 4PM and 6PM. A third would cause an issue (lets say booking one at 330PM) and you may lose fast passes for another day of your trip at the end.

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Jul 9, 2018 at 3:26 a.m. Jamie Says...

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! This will be our 3rd MNSSHP over the last 5 years; we LOVE it and can't wait for our trip in early Sept! I noticed that they have added a Hallowishes dessert party. We have done the dessert party in the past just not for the Halloween Party. Debating if it's worth it. We will have family with us that has never done the party or the dessert experience before and I thought it would be a special treat. I'm just worried about time...not sure it's worth it, but this will be our only trip to WDW since this trip we are visiting USO (Volcano Bay!!!). Would greatly appreciate your input...thanks in advance!

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Jul 9, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

We LOVE the Magic Kingdom dessert parties, and we imagine it would be especially nice to enjoy the Hallo-Wishes fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace. However, party time is limited ... so we'd hate to be booked up with the dessert party for so much of it! Since treats throughout the park are included with the party and there is so much to do in a short amount of time, we recommend skipping the dessert party on a MNSSHP night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 8, 2018 at 8:51 p.m. Elsie Says...

Hi! My friend and I are planning on dressing up as Elsa and Anna. I saw the rule that capes cannot go below your waist. Do you think the back part of Elsa's costume is a cape? I'm looking for costumes and I'm not sure if I will have to cut it shorter or not. Thanks!

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Jul 9, 2018 at 9:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elsie!

This is a tough call. While we have seen long-caped Elsa costumes in the past, we recommend following the rules and adjusting your costume as needed in order to play it safe. We would hate for your night to be ruined by not being allowed in with your cape!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 8, 2018 at 7:48 a.m. Jennifer Says...

I have booked a meal at be our guest for 7.30pm. will I be able to eat here without a ticket for the Halloween party

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Jul 9, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

Unfortunately, the answer is no. You must have valid park admission for dining reservations located in-park, which would mean a ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on the nights it is taking place. We would recommend moving it to another night if you aren't interested in attending the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 8, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. Callie Says...

I'm planning a first time trip to Disneyworld in October of 2019; do you think the ticket prices you have listed will stay about the same in that time? Thanks!

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Jul 9, 2018 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Callie!

Disney usually increases ticket prices each year, but we can't be sure. We recommend checking in around April of next year for 2019 Not So Scary Halloween Party prices.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 7, 2018 at 3:55 a.m. Lorena M Says...

Hi!

We're arriving to Disneyland California the morning of October 31st, we are able to make it to the party just in time, but my husband and I are not sure if buying the tickets to the party is worth it (we are going with a 2 year old and a 3 year old, we think our kids might fall asleep and miss everything, plus it will be really crowded). But we also want our kids to enjoy the halloween theme and decor. If we go to Magic Kingdom on November 1st, could we still find all the halloween decorations in the park??? Or our only option would be to attend the party on Oct 31st???

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Jul 10, 2018 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lorena!

Since Disneyland does such a quick turnaround between Halloween and Christmas, you'll likely see a combination of holiday decor throughout your visit. Oct. 31 will definitely be the last day with the true Halloween decorations up, but it sounds like your little ones might be a bit too sleepy after traveling to make the party worth attending. We would recommend resting up that night to enjoy the rest of your trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. Amanda Says...

Hi!

My family and I are visiting in early October. We planned to spend the day in Magic Kingdom then join the MNSSHP after, will we have to buy the day ticket plus a mnsshp ticket?

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Jul 5, 2018 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

Yes, you'll need a park ticket to spend the day at Magic Kingdom, and then you'll also need a party ticket to stay for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 5, 2018 at 5:18 a.m. Tammie Says...

We have reservations at Crystal palace at 345 will we be able to get in to go to reservation to eat

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Jul 5, 2018 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammie,

Yes, you will be able to get to your reservation!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2018 at 2:55 a.m. Anna Says...

Is this true with only a party ticket? Say I have a reservation at 3:45, but do not have a park ticket, only a party ticket. Would I be able to get in earlier than 4 to get to my reservation?

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Jul 11, 2018 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna!

This is a tough call, and we would honestly lean towards no. Cast members are strict about only letting party guests in once 4 p.m. hits, so we recommend making reservations beyond that. You must have valid park admission during the time of your reservation, and the Halloween party ticket will not get you in at 3:45 p.m.

We recommend calling the Disney dining reservation line for further info at (407) 939-3463, but we would play it safe and reschedule that 3:45 p.m. reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2018 at 10:45 p.m. Michelle Says...

Will there be a special designated area for handicap folks for the fireworks like they have for the regular fireworks at mk?

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Jul 5, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

Yes, there will be! We recommend asking one of the cast members wearing a red vest for information on where you can sit and how early you should arrive for the fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 2, 2018 at 9:01 p.m. Kate Allen Says...

We are visiting Orlando in October and have recently purchased the ultimate Disney tickets from you (14 days unlimited entry). Does this include MNSSP or do we need to pay extra? Thank you

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

This does not include MNSSHP since it is a special, separately ticketed event. No worries! You can buy those tickets through us, too.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. Hollie Says...

Thanks for this info! We had the best time when we went in 2015 and can't wait to do it again! We went after 4 pm and were able to do everything we wanted with the NSSHP ticket.

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Jun 18, 2018 at 1:05 p.m. Scott Says...

Wow this is a great sight, thank you so much for all the info. My fiancee and I are heading to Disney in September 2019 so we'll def be checking this out during our stay. Just got a couple questions...

1 - I'm assuming we can't be dressed in costume before the party begins? So is there anywhere we can keep our costumes and get changed in the park or should we make time and head back to the hotel to change?

2- We're travelling from the UK, is there any particular site we need to buy our party tickets from or can we just purchase them from Disney.com?

3- What time of year are tickets first available just so I'm ready for next year?

Thank you for all the work you're doing.

Scott

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Jun 19, 2018 at 12:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott!

Your ticket allows you entry into the park beginning at 4PM. At this point, it's toad-ally cool to have your costume on. Before that, Disney World is usually pretty lenient on party days, but we would rent a locker at the front of the park just to be safe. You can change in the bathrooms!

Tickets are usually available beginning in April or May. You can purchase them on Disney World's site, or discounted through us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 20, 2018 at 6:08 a.m. Scott Says...

Thats great, thank you very much.

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Jun 16, 2018 at 3:34 a.m. Lily Says...

Hello! We have never been to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party. Do we need to have park admission for that day as well as the party ticket? Thanks so much!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 12:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lily!

The Party ticket will get you into the park beginning at 4PM!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 12, 2018 at 6:52 a.m. Marti von Flug Says...

Awesome Work Undercoverfrog!

It is so hard to decide. We will be in orlando the last week of Sept. until first week of october. We are very big Disney Fans, but we've been to WDW a couple of times before. Now it is time to decide if we, two grown ups, no kids, head to the Universal Halloween or the Mickey Halloween Party.

I would be glad for a little hint, if Mickeys Halloween is worth the money or if it is just a nice party for kids. Also I am very afraid, that Universal will be to crwoded (we want to attend the Halloween event und Sept 30)

Would be happy for an advice

Kind regards

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Jun 12, 2018 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marti,

We love both Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Halloween Horror Nights! That being said, though, they're both very different events. Halloween Horror Nights is definitely for the more grown-up crowd with its scary content. If you're a huge horror fan, then you'll love the event because of all the scare zones and haunted houses. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is appropriate for all ages and is not scary at all! We love the party, even as adults and it's especially fun if you're huge Disney fans. Hope this helped some!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 10, 2018 at 5:45 a.m. Allyson Says...

We have MYW tickets for 5 days and also tickets for MNSSHP. I saw it is recommended to save one of our Park day tickets on the day we will attend MNSSHP. Is there any risk that when they scan our band at 4pm for MNSSHP (to verify we can get a wristband and enter) that they will also use one of our Park day tickets? I’m worried about a double scan scenario where we accidentally use a full day park ticket from only 4-7.

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Jun 13, 2018 at 10:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allyson!

Great question. Generally, a separate ticket is issued for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, so you don't have to worry about the mix-up. Just be sure to voice your concerns to the cast member at the ticket station.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 10, 2018 at 3:37 a.m. Giselle Says...

Hi i am thinking on going to Disney World from oct 6th to 13th, i am not going to the party, is october ok to go the most important for me is the crowds I thought it was low crowds during this timeout the most I read I am not sure anymore please help.

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Jun 12, 2018 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Giselle,

Crowds will be low to moderate during most of your time there. Just follow our tips and park plans, and you'll be fine!

Hoppy planning!

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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