Lock in your savings!

LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Our current Walt Disney World® tickets do not require a start date. Hurry while supply lasts!

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!
View Comments
<<  Newer Posts | Older Posts  >>
351–400 of 556 comments
Sep 27, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. Marcy Says...

I've heard some horror stories about this year's event due to overcrowding and ToTing let down. Have you attended yet this year? Any positive feedback? I've spoken to 3 people who said it's a waste, and I'm starting to panic for next week when we attend.

Reply
Sep 29, 2015 at 3:34 p.m. Amy Says...

We went on Tuesday 9/22/15 and it was way overcrowded. The lines for the candy were at least 20 mins to 30 mins long and the wait times for rides were very long also. It was still fun but they should not let it get so crowded that you can barely walk.

Reply
Sep 28, 2015 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcy,

The crowds have certainly increased over previous years, but the trick-or-treat lines moved quickly and we got some good candy. The Hocus Pocus Villians Spelltacular is incredibly entertaining, and along with the Boo to You Parade makes the event worth it for us. I definitely suggest arriving early and prioritizing rather than trying to see and do everything.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 24, 2015 at 8:54 p.m. Joanna Says...

I purchased event tickets for October 25th. I keep seeing on the web site where is says park admission sold separately. Will the event tickets get us in at 7pm or am I required to also purchae a one day ticket for everyone even if I'm only planning on attending the event?

Reply
Oct 19, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. Janice Says...

Another person asked the same question and your reply was that they also need a park ticket also

Reply
Sep 25, 2015 at 12:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanna,

Event tickets are all you need to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 27, 2015 at 6:43 a.m. Katie Says...

Hi.

I have been to Mickey's Halloween party a number of times now but always entered at 7 (not knowing get you could go earlier!) If we go at 4 are we able to get a wrist band then or would we need to go back to the entrance at 7 for one?

Thanks

Reply
Sep 28, 2015 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

You can get a wristband at 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 24, 2015 at 5:50 p.m. KAREN Says...

can you just buy the not so scary Halloween ticket and get in the party that evening at 4 will out using a Disney ticket?

Reply
Sep 28, 2015 at 3:38 a.m. Rebecca Says...

You need a park ticket too

Reply
Sep 28, 2015 at 2:27 p.m. Craig Says...

Hi Rebecca, Just contacted cast member via chat. No park ticket required to get in at 4:00 PM just event ticket.

Reply
Oct 1, 2015 at 7:52 p.m. Victoria Says...

Hi

i have been reading the reviews and they are very helpful. Just wanted to confirm that all i need to attend is my Halloween Party ticket and can enter from 4pm ? I do not need a general park admission ticket if i am arriving for the party.

Thank you

Reply
Oct 2, 2015 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria,

You are correct.

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 25, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Yes, if you have a party ticket, you do not need regular admission to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 11:07 p.m. Mike Says...

MommyFrog (and anyone else):

We're a group of 3 20-somethings visiting MNSSHP for a birthday celebration. One of us has NEVER been to WDW before. What's the best course of action to meet as many characters as possible and have a good time? We're planning on staying late, but don't know if we should hit the later performances/parades for a smaller crowd, or the characters for shorter lines!

Also we have no idea where Characters will be! Is there a map that you know of? HELP!

Reply
Sep 28, 2015 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

Do you want to meet Jack and Sally, and the Seven Dwarfs? If so, you'll want to arrive early, and get in line for Jack and Sally first. We'd be in place by 6:00 p.m. at the latest, since this is the most crowded line. From there, hop over to the Seven Dwarfs. Most of the other characters' lines should be more manageable. If these characters are not priorities, skip them and instead focus on meeting other characters early in the evening. Definitely do the second parade. It will be much less crowded, and give you more time to do other things.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 3:19 p.m. Brandy Says...

Hi! My husband and I are attending the party Sunday night. Can we enter in costume at 4pm or do we need to take them with us and change at 7? Thanks!

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandy,

You can enter at 4 p.m. in costume!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 22, 2015 at 8:50 p.m. Mayleen Says...

Hello,

Thanks for all the helpful info. This will be our first time attending. You mentioned we can get in the park at 4 PM with the party tickets. Are we allowed to wear our costumes since 4 PM or do we have to wait till 7 PM and change then?

Thank you

Reply
Sep 27, 2015 at 5:51 p.m. Victoria Says...

do you know if Tony's will be open during the parade?

Thanks !

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mayleen,

You can get in at 4 p.m. with costumes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 21, 2015 at 5:28 p.m. Luis Says...

Hi, we bought tickets to Disneyland and were planning on going on September 25th, but I see there is an event after 7pm, after they kick as out of the park can we enter with the same ticket to DCA? or do we have to buy a new ticket?

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luis,

You would need a Park Hopper ticket to do this, but yes, you can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 20, 2015 at 9:17 p.m. Stacy Says...

This post is very helpful! My question is...we plan to be at another park the day we would like to attend the Halloween party...do you have to have a hopper pass or is purchasing tickets all you need? Thanks!

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

You would need a party ticket to attend the party. To spend the day in another park, you would need regular admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 20, 2015 at 7:28 p.m. Renee Says...

Hello!

Do you know if there will be any photo ops with Maleficent or the Evil Queen? We are attending the Party on 10/27 and my daughters are dressing up as Mal and Evie from Disney's Decendents and I just wanted to try and plan to do that if the opportunity was there. Like during the dance parties maybe?

Thanks for your help!

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

Awww. Lily is going as Evie this year too! Unfortunately, the Evil Queen and Maleficent are not greeting guests this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 20, 2015 at 2:25 a.m. Christy S Says...

We are visiting family near Orlando and planning to go to MNSSHP but can't decide on a day. Parties are 10/12 or 10/13 or 10/15. We prefer to do 10/15 but it will be whatever night weather is best. Will there be a huge crowd difference in ties and thurs?

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy,

As far as crowds, Monday or Tuesday will be the better days.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 19, 2015 at 5:52 p.m. Kacie Says...

Will you be selling tickets this year for the Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party? And if so when? We are planning to go to the Oct. 8th party, but waiting to buy tickets to see if you got any.

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kacie,

Unfortunately, we will not be selling tickets for the parties this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 18, 2015 at 4:37 p.m. DeltaFan Says...

Hello, i've been to the party before but this will be my first time attending alone (I am a 19 year old male). I was still interested in collecting candy, would this be frowned upon or will I be fine?

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Delta Fan,

Absolutely, you can trick-or-treat! Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 18, 2015 at 1:59 a.m. Lani Says...

Hi there,

we are a family of four - we have been participating in this event 6 consecutive years. This year, we would like to dress up as KISS band members. Are there any costume restrictions?

Thank you,

Reply
Sep 30, 2015 at 7:52 p.m. Kristin Says...

I saw a family dressed up as KISS members last year!!!!!! It was so very very memorable and the most stand out costumes of any I have ever seen at any of the parties Ive been to (3).

Reply
Sep 18, 2015 at 7:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lani,

I can't say for sure about this, but costumes should be not be offensive or obstructive and no masks will be allowed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 22, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Ashli Says...

Is the no masks rule new? In previous years, the only masks that weren't allowed were ones which obstructed the eyes.

Reply
Sep 21, 2015 at 12:27 a.m. Jen Says...

Just called disney. masks are allowed. My son wants to be a storm trooper with the mask and they said it was perfectly fine :-)

Reply
Sep 19, 2015 at 12:53 a.m. Sean Says...

Hello! I am definitely getting the MNSSHP Magic band, but does it sell out in a blink of a eye or will I be able to wait? I am asking this because I want to meet Jack and Sally so should I wait for the meet in greet or get the band and then meet jack and Sally.

Reply
Sep 17, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Stefanie Says...

Hi,

This is thee first time I will be attending MNSSHP with my boyfriend. How long do the lines usually get for the character meetings? Also, when do the character come out and if they are there the whole night?

Reply
Sep 18, 2015 at 8:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stefanie,

Lines for the character meet and greets vary, some are quite short (5-20 minutes), while others such as Jack and Sally take longer (up to an hour or so). The lines definitely taper off later in the evening and during parades/fireworks/shows and are busiest during the first hour or so of the party. Keep in mind that characters spend time chatting with each guest, and times vary because of this.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 17, 2015 at 3:08 a.m. Lindsay L Says...

Hello! With the 1st party done and a better feel for what's happening I have a question about when/where. Going with dd's (6&8). Plan to head to Cruella 1st. We want to see the show, see the parade and fire works. I'm thinking if we get to the hub for the show- should we then just wait for fireworks at the same spot? And what time would be best to stake out a spot? Planning on heading to different area for 2nd parade afterwards. Does that work?

Thanks!!!!

Reply
Sep 18, 2015 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

You have a couple of options here. If you get to the party early, go ahead and scope out the characters you want to meet and plan to be one of the first in line for them, then by about 9 p.m., find a spot to see the Hocus Pocus show and stay for Celebrate the Magic/HalloWishes fireworks. That will end about 10:15 p.m. or so, giving you time to perhaps swing by another character or stop by a trick-or-treat station on your way to Frontierland. My suggestion would be to end up in Frontierland (where the parade steps off) by about 10:45 p.m. to get a good spot.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 15, 2015 at 3:42 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hi there! This is very helpful, thank you! One question for your opinion. We will be attending Disney for our Honeymoon September 27th - October 2nd. I have a 5 day pass (I didn't bother with the Hopper) Monday-Thursday we plan on doing all 4 parks, 1 each day. On Friday, October 2nd, I was hoping to hit Epcot in the morning to use my 5th day pass, and then buy the tickets to the Halloween party for the evening. Does purchasing the ticket include your admission to the park? I think I read in a previous post that it does, I have heard that from a friend who often attends, which is what I'm hoping for!!!! However, when I look to purchase the tickets online for the party, it has a note that says "*Valid Park Entry Required"...thoughts? Thanks!!

Reply
Sep 15, 2015 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Sounds like you've got a good plan! Purchasing a party ticket is all you need to attend the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 23, 2015 at 11:44 p.m. areys Says...

so dowe need our admission ticket

Reply
Sep 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Areys,

You don't need regular admission to attend the party — just a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 12, 2015 at 4:19 a.m. Sophia Says...

I will be at Disney on Halloween not for the party, but for the regular day pass. Can my husband and I dress in costume on Halloween during the day?

Reply
Sep 15, 2015 at 5:03 a.m. Mark Says...

Dear Frogs,

This all has been very helpful.

Any thoughts on the HallowWishes Premium Dessert and viewing Package?

Little Bryan is 5 and cannot see over the crowds but is this worth the extra cost? Is it really better viewing? We are going tonight promptly at 4 to best maximize our candy take and see the villains !

He loves the headless horseman:)) and cannot wait to see him make his appearance but maybe the street may be better??

Thanks

Reply
Sep 14, 2015 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sophia,

I am not certain about this and would suggest you contact Disney directly. On any day that is not a party day, for sure you cannot. I am just not so sure on actual party dates, since some guests will be staying all day at Magic Kingdom and then going to the party. Here are Disney's costume guidelines:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/recommended-dress/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 11, 2015 at 10:40 p.m. Bessy Says...

is this event only for the kids?

Reply
Sep 14, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bessy,

Definitely not! Even adults will have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 10, 2015 at 4:34 p.m. Isabel Says...

We are trying to decide if it's better to book our all-day MK and MNSSH visit on either Sunday 10/18 or Tuesday 10/20. Can you advise me as to which day you think would be best crowds-wise? And do you know if these tickets sell out very fast? I was hoping to wait a bit and see what the weather will be like those days, but I'm afraid I'll be risking them being sold out if I wait too long. Btw, all of your info and tips are the BEST I've found anywhere! Thanks!

Reply
Sep 15, 2015 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isabel,

Thanks so much for the kind words! We love to help out. I would go with Tuesday. Typically, most dates sell out the day of or a few days in advance of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 9, 2015 at 1:50 p.m. Meagan Says...

We will be renting a car, so do you know what is the cost of parking for this event? Same as if you were visiting the park?

Reply
Sep 9, 2015 at 10:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maegan,

Yes, it would be the same as regular entry. Currently, it's $17 a day for cars.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 14, 2015 at 2:56 p.m. Omer Says...

I am using a walking stick so I am not sure if I will be considered as disabled, but Is there a special parking spot?

Reply
Sep 18, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Omer,

As far as parking spots go, there are designated handicap spots. You must have a valid permit, however, to park there. Here's more information:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plain-text/#ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 8, 2015 at 4:32 p.m. Marilyn Says...

are the tickets mailed or available by printing?

Reply
Sep 9, 2015 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marilyn,

Both options are available.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 8, 2015 at 3:51 a.m. Jennifer G. Says...

First time we went to MNSSHP was in 2011 and the princes were all with their princesses, this was my daughters favorite part. I read they were not last year and am wondering if there is any way to know for this year as we are attending again. She's really hoping to Flynn gives mommy the smolder again! Also any way to know what villains will be in the hall to meet?

Reply
Sep 8, 2015 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

Meeting the princes is my favorite part too — it just makes the whole event more special. We don't yet know for sure, but we are hoping they are back again! We'll have more details about the villains and princes after the first party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 6, 2015 at 2:24 a.m. raen Says...

One quick question, do you HAVE to buy the day ticket? or can you just purchase the party ticket and go in then?? Thanks!!

Reply
Sep 8, 2015 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Raen,

You don't need regular admission, just a party ticket, if you enter after 4 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 10, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. Katherine Giere Says...

Hi! This is my first time to the parks during the Fall season, we currently have regular day tickets but not tickets for the Party. So we will have to leave at 7? Or are we allowed entrance because we already bought a whole day pass? Thanks!!

Reply
Sep 15, 2015 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katherine,

You will need to leave at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 4, 2015 at 12:40 a.m. joanne Says...

Will be attending Oct 6th but midnight I turn 53 lol happy birthday to me!....we have our 18 months baby granddaughter making her first time.....any help appreciated...what to do first.

Reply
Sep 8, 2015 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne,

Happy early birthday! I hope you've already got your costume planned ;) If you arrive earlier than the start of the party at 7 p.m., we recommend grabbing an early dinner and riding a few of the anytime rides suggested on our touring plans. About 6:30 p.m., I would start lining up for your favorite characters, maybe Halloween Mickey, the princesses with their princesses or the Seven Dwarfs. Jack and Sally are especially popular, but your 18-month-old granddaughter may find them too scary.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 9, 2015 at 1:13 a.m. joanne Says...

I have a pair of mmears from disneyland the glow pair that glow with the show? will they work at Disney World for the Halloween party hallowishes? Getting so excited made us all matching tee's to wear as we will only be attending this one night of magic for this year.

Reply
Sep 9, 2015 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanne,

The Glow Ears will work on HalloWishes, but it's not clear if it's available for Mickey's Boo to You Parade. Take them and see!

Matching tees are the best :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 3, 2015 at 9:09 p.m. Nikki Says...

Trying to figure out if it is worth getting the Not so Scary Halloween party? I have a 2 year old? Please help!!

Reply
Sep 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m. Lauren Says...

We're taking our 2 year old this year, but she's a night owl and does pretty well staying up late. When my son was little, though, there's no way it would have worked for him because he was a creature of habit. If he wasn't in bed by 8, he melted down. Pushing him to stay up late would have been a disaster when he was 2.

A friend did tell me that some of the characters during the parade might be too scary for my daughter, so we're going to take a blanket so she can hide in her stroller if she needs to. We'll also be avoiding some of the character meet and greets for the same reason.

I think if your 2 year old can stay up late, it might be a lot of fun for your family!

Reply
Sep 1, 2015 at 9:57 p.m. Tara Says...

Any idea whether October, 6th, 8th or 9th would be a less crowded day! And if it rains do they continue with the party?

Reply
Sep 2, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tara,

We have a post about the best days to attend the party, and if it rains, it still continues :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 1, 2015 at 5:09 a.m. Derek Says...

deciding between sunday oct 25 and tues oct 27, what do you recommend? we will be @ disney from sunday- weds. planning on doing mk, hollywood and ak. thanks!!

Reply
Sep 1, 2015 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Derek,

These are both likely to sell out, so I would pick which one works best with your schedule.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 8, 2015 at 5:38 p.m. patty Andersen Says...

we will be there from October 22 to October 25 - When getting event tickets I was told that the MNSSHP is only Thursday 10/22 and Friday 10/23 that week - no 10/24 or 10/25

Reply
Sep 9, 2015 at 10:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty,

There are dates Oct. 22, 23 and 25.

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 2, 2015 at 5:10 a.m. Derek Says...

Are both days equally as crowded or do you think tuesday less crowded? Thanks!!

Reply
Sep 2, 2015 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Tuesday would have the best shot at being less crowded.

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 30, 2015 at 4:28 a.m. Cindy Says...

Our trip is planned for Oct 5,6 & 7 Mickey's Halloween party is 2 of those nights. Is California Adventure open after we have to leave Disneyland at 7pm? We will prob buy tickets for one of the nights, but not both. Thank you.

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

We have a full post about Disneyland's Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party that includes more information about the event. Yes, Disney California Adventure will be open later on nights of the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 29, 2015 at 6:35 p.m. Dianna Says...

We will be at MK all day the day of the party. I remember in years past, you would have to head to Main Street to collect your wristbands for the party, and these would usually start being given out at around 4. Its been a while since I've been so I wanted to know if this was still the process, or do we get them as soon as we get in the park that morning?

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dianna,

Yes, you will go pick up your wristbands after 4 p.m.!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 29, 2015 at 1:58 a.m. Sharon Michele Says...

We have reservations for sun sep 20-sun sep 27. And plan to buy tickets for the mnsshp one night that week and already have a 4 day park hopper. Would you suggest going to the mnsshp on Tues or Fri? Also, would you go to MK on Sat since there are extra magic hours until midnight or should we avoid MK that day since it is a red day for crowds? It is the only day that week that the MK is open late.

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon,

I would do the party on Tuesday. As far as Magic Kingdom on Saturday, I would do it if you plan to take advantage of the later hours.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 28, 2015 at 4:37 p.m. Brian Says...

I went last year and the 2 things I strongly agree with is

1. Get there early, we got there around 10 and my wife and I only got to see 1 parade and ride on about 3 rides.

2. Stake out a spot for the parade early. We waited for about 15 minutes in the same spot and still felt like it wasn't a good spot. Very cramp and when taller people adjust their standing position they can block you even though it was perfect for 10 straight minutes.

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 9:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the suggestions. What day did you go on last year?

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 27, 2015 at 5:38 p.m. Tania Says...

Can adults with no custome trick or treat at Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party too? :)

Reply
Aug 27, 2015 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tania,

Absolutely, but we think it's more fun when the whole family dresses up :)

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 27, 2015 at 11:12 a.m. Michelle Says...

I have been to Disney hundreds of times growing up but this will be my first time going with the fast pass plus as well as the first time we are going to MNSSHP. We planned on spending the entire day at Magic Kingdom that day so we are using our regular park admission pass plus the event ticket for after 7pm. Because they are two separate tickets, are you allowed to make 3 additional Fast Pass reservations from 4-7 on that ticket? Or because we already have 3 on our regular admission for that morning is that all we can have? I just want to make sure we are getting the most magic out of the day :)

Thank you,

Michelle

Reply
Aug 27, 2015 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

This is a great question. I don't think you're going to be able to get additional FastPasses for that day, but you should try it out when your window opens and report back.

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 26, 2015 at 9:37 p.m. susie Says...

Were going to Disneyland in a couple weeks. Is it worth paying the extra money for the Mickey's Halloween party if we already have a 3 day park hopper? Or should we just skip it? We have 2 adults and 3 kids.

Reply
Aug 27, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susie,

We have a post about Disneyland Halloween Time, which includes the party. There is already plenty of Halloween fun in the park if you don't attend the party. If you've already bought your tickets, I am not sure you would want to add it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 26, 2015 at 2:02 p.m. Emily Says...

Hi,

We have tickets booked allowing us entry to the parks for our 14 day holiday. I have a dinner reservation for 7pm on the night of September 20th 2015. Do i need to purchase separate tickets for the mickey's not so scary halloween party in order to attend my dinner reservation?? Thank you

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

I would recommend you call to confirm that you will be allowed to stay in the park for your reservation without the party ticket. Please report back :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 24, 2015 at 8:41 p.m. Miriam Says...

Hi!

I'm thinking to go to this party, my question is if I can take photos with the villains? Like the Evil Queen or Maleficent...

I don't know if it would be a good idea, cause it expensive for me, but on the other hand it sounds really good... I don't know what to do...what do you recommended to me?

Thanks!

Reply
Aug 31, 2015 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

So far, there has been no word on the whereabouts of Maleficient and the Evil Queen, but you will find other villains scattered around the park. Last year, these two were exclusive to the Sinister Soiree, a party within the party so to speak at Cinderella Castle. The Soiree, which was an additional charge, hasn't yet been announced for this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 24, 2015 at 6:58 p.m. Andy Says...

Hi, Love your blog, it's been so helpful with our WDW planning so far :) We are planning to visit WDW the first week of October and have purchased a 5 day Park Hopper with Water Fun and More. We were planning to get tickets for NSSHP as well, but were thinking we'd use the daytime for a Fun Visit then attend NSSHP in the evening and save one of our Magic Your Way/Park Hoppers for the following day. How do we ensure the MYW/PH doesn't get utilized for the evening we want to go to NSSHP? Or is that not allowed?

Thanks again for all your super tips!

Reply
Sep 10, 2015 at 11:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy,

I don't have a definitive answer to this question, but I bet Disney has a way to avoid this. I think the answer is that when you enter the park on the party day, you will want to use your Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party physical ticket or E-Ticket to enter and not your MagicBand (even if the ticket is linked). You could also call Disney directly to find out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 24, 2015 at 5:06 a.m. Alice Says...

I am going to Disney and the MNSSHP. I have dinner reservations at Be Our Guest at 7:30 during the party. I've seen multiple places that there are no reservations and only quick services during the party. Is this true?

Thanks!

Alice

Reply
Aug 24, 2015 at 10:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alic,

No, the table service restaurants are still operating during the party. Enjoy!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 24, 2015 at 1:17 a.m. Sharon Says...

I see on the Disney website that on Sept 20th there is a pirate event. Will this interfere with the mnsshp event? I am considering buying tickets for the mnsshp and want to make sure I am not choosing the wrong date if there is another event occurring on the same date. Do you know anything about a pirate event on Sept 20th?

Reply
Aug 26, 2015 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon,

I am not familiar with a pirate event on this date, but I don't think it would interfere with crowds at Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 23, 2015 at 7:34 p.m. Lauren Says...

MNSSHP will be the only time we visit park on our trip to WDW this time around. If I link my Halloween tickets to My Disney Experience account to use the fast pass+ option from 4-7, how will we use the use the fp at the park without bands? Will we still have a fp+ option?

Reply
Sep 10, 2015 at 11:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

This is a good question, and I don't have a definitive answer. If you opted for a physical ticket for the Halloween Party, you should be able to use that for FastPass+. If you opted for an E-ticket, I am not certain that you can. The ability to make FastPass+ reservations on the MNSSHP ticket has always been a loophole. We would look at it as a bonus if it works.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 23, 2015 at 12:05 p.m. Tricia Says...

Hello,

I plan on going to the Magic Kingdom on the same day that there is the Halloween Party. Do I need to buy a day pass and a Halloween party pass (so 2 tickets for that day). I hope this makes sense. Thanks!

Reply
Aug 26, 2015 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tricia,

Yes, you do.

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 21, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. Bailey Says...

During the Halloween Party are the regular meet and greets (Anna and Elsa) available?

Reply
Aug 26, 2015 at 8:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bailey,

Yes! Anna and Elsa are available to meet during the Halloween Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 21, 2015 at 4:33 p.m. Lauren Says...

Hello! It will be my first time going to Disneyland (not Disneyworld) around Halloween. I was wondering on the days where there is no party does the park stay open until the normal hours? Also do people dress up on non-party days? I was thinking of getting a park hopper on a non-party day and then getting a party ticket for the next day :)

Reply
Aug 26, 2015 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

I think you've got a good plan!

We have a post dedicated to Disneyland's Halloween Time. All of the Disney parks adjust park hours based on crowd levels, so "normal hours" is always a bit in flux. On nights without the party, the park will be open later, though, than nights with the party.

Disneyland has specific costume guidelines, and adults are not allowed to wear costumes at other times.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 18, 2015 at 11:11 a.m. Adam Says...

Hello! Your site has been such a great resource for planning our DW trip this September - thank you! We just managed to score a table at Cinderella's Castle on the night of the 22nd - at 7pm. We don't have Halloween tickets for that night, though. We have them for the following Friday. Do you think it will be a problem? Should we call Disney and ask to move the reservation to 6.55pm? We're coming from Australia - so it's truly a once in a lifetime event!

Reply
Aug 18, 2015 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adam,

You will be allowed to stay for your dinner reservation. I would make sure to head over there just a little bit early. Have fun!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 18, 2015 at 9:16 p.m. Adam Says...

Thanks for that! I wasn't going to tell my daughter just in case but now I will. She'll be so happy. It was so hard getting a reservation there. :)

Reply
Aug 20, 2015 at 6:55 p.m. kelly Says...

I would really call and check on that. It specifically says on the 7 pm reservation that you need a ticket. I was told anything after 6:55 would not be allowed without a MNSSHP ticket.

Reply
Sep 7, 2015 at 7:25 a.m. Adam Says...

Hey Kelly,

Our reservation details on the website doesn't mention it, and I have printed that out to take with me. When I called the WDW Dining they suggested we get there early. Apparently if you don't have tickets someone literally walks you out of the park at the end of your dinner.

I am still a little worried about it though, but I guess the worst that will happen is we'll have to pay for the Halloween tickets on the night. I can't see them doing that, though. We're staying on site for ten days.

Adam

Reply
Aug 18, 2015 at 2:01 a.m. Tiffany Says...

where do the kids actually Trick-or-Treat?

Reply
Aug 18, 2015 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany,

There are several treat locations and trick-or-treat trails throughout the park.

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 17, 2015 at 9:49 p.m. Cheri Says...

I managed to snag reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant during a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party night. But I’m having second thoughts. We have never done either and not likely to do another Halloween party. My question is do you think it will be worth an hour out of the party for dinner with the Beast? Reservations are at 7:55 with the 1st parade at 8:30 with the 2nd parade at 10:30. I’m not sure about any other special Halloween activities. Do you think the dinner take up to much time to be worth it?

Thank you for your thoughts.

Reply
Aug 25, 2015 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheri,

This is a tough question. Ideally, you would have the reservation on a non-party night. It is going to take you away from the party activities, but it is also a very cool experience to dine with the Beast. If you are staying until midnight and plan on seeing the second parade, I think it will be OK, but up to you!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 17, 2015 at 7:38 p.m. SFT Says...

We will be in the park all day before the start of the MNSSHP. I have already booked FP for the morning. Do we have to use those before booking FP during the party? And do you think we will be terribly exhausted to get there early morning and stay until midnight? Probably a silly question!

Reply
Aug 25, 2015 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

FastPass+ is not offered during the party, so what you did is great! Crowds will peak in the afternoons, so having FastPass+ then is best. Whether you will be exhausted depends a lot on you and your group, but, yes, if you stay all day and then until midnight without a break, I think you will be exhausted (a good kind of exhausted). It would be better if you could take a break in the early afternoon, have a nap or a swim, or just something to recharge.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Apr 8, 2016 at 12:13 a.m. April Says...

So excited to attend our first MNSSHP. We will be there Oct. 13th - 18th. Any ideas which night is the best to go? We are currently thinking the 18th. Ut totally open to other ideas.

Reply
Apr 8, 2016 at 8:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi April,

Yes, that would be the best. The 13th is also a good choice.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 16, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. Collette Says...

do you know if the Sinister Soirée is being held this year?

Reply
Aug 18, 2015 at 2:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Collette,

It has not yet been announced for this year. Judging by the popularity of it, our guess is that it will be back. Stay tuned.

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 16, 2015 at 8:24 p.m. Jessica Says...

Hi, my husband and I are planning on going to disney on 10/23. We were thinking of also purchasing tickets to the halloween party also, but were confused as to if we could even do a regualar park day and the party on the same night. Would they just give us our wristbands when we entered the park in the morning, or would we have to exit and then come back in? Just wanting to know what's best.

Reply
Aug 18, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

You don't have to exit. Just head toward Main Street after 4 p.m. but before 7 p.m. and get your wristbands!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Aug 15, 2015 at 8:58 p.m. Jay Wood Says...

Hi!! We love your tips. Me and my daughter who is 12 go to Disney for a week every year. This past Aug was our 8th. I have tickets on my My Exp- Magic Band for MNSSH for Oct 16. Also on my Band is my last 4 days of my No-Experation 10 day passes. When we get to the park at 4 to enter for that Scary nite I worry that my 10 day pass will read and not my Scaary pass. Should I worry?? I just want to make sure I dont lose a day by accident on my 10 day pass. We want to Maximize that day since I already have FP from 4-7 that day. Thanks for your answer and God Bless!!

Reply
Aug 24, 2015 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jay,

We have had a similar issue. The best bet to insure that this doesn't happen is to visit guest services at the park before you enter and have the cast member reassign your MNSSHP ticket to make sure it is used first. You could also try calling to get this done in advance, but the last time I called about this, the cast member I spoke with said it had to be done in person.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Reply
Leave a comment
Name is required. Email is required. Please input a comment.
About Us
About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando ResortTM, SeaWorld® Orlando Resort, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more.

Sign up for our newsletter!
Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address
Now Offering
donaldduck

disneyland® resort california

Theme Park Tickets!
footer grass

Contact:  1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)  |  1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)

Sign up for Our Newsletter Let's Plan a Better Family Vacation

monthly news, planning tips and special deals

Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address

Contact Us

Send Feedback

Or call 1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)

1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)


©2000–2018 Undercover Tourist. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions
As to Disney photos, logos, properties: ©Disney
lilypad
Newsletter logo

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

monthly news, planning tips and special deals from the Frog Family

Please enter your Name Please enter your Email address
×

Thank you for joining our email list!

Joined email list logo

You should be receiving your first email soon!
Thanks for being a part of the family.

×

Create An Account

In order to save your favorite items, you'll need to create an account.
Already have one? Sign in.

An Undercover Tourist account allows you to:

Join The Frog Family
No thanks ×
Planning an upcoming vacation?

Sign up to receive our newsletter with free printable park plans, FastPass+ recommendations and more!

Error. Please try again.


Nope, I'm not going on a trip.