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Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 Dates:

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

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

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

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

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

Disney does not publicly release its party capacity, but we estimate that a sold-out party is around a crowd level 7 using our Crowd Calendar.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Costume Policy

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

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

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

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

For guests ages 14 and up:

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

For guests ages 13 and under:

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Entering Procedures

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

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

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

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the biggest draws of the night is meeting characters, especially those who don't greet guests at other times of year or often. Moana was especially popular last year. Below you'll find this year's characters and their greeting spots (popular characters noted with asterisk). Note that this year, Stitch is meeting in his Elvis costume! With waits as long as three hours for some characters, you need a strategy! Hop down to tips to see our best strategies for meeting them.

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally *

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

  • Anastasia and Drizzella
  • Seven Dwarfs *
  • Rapunzel
  • Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum, Mad Hatter
  • Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger (dressed in Halloween costumes)
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Minnie Mouse (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella DeVil *
  • Daisy Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Princess Tiana
  • Princess Elena
  • Goofy  (dressed in Halloween costume)
  • Donald Duck (dressed in Halloween costume)Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Seven Dwarfs

Tomorrowland

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

Adventureland

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

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

One of the major perks of ticketed events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the shorter lines for some of your favorite attractions. During our party, we waited only 15 minutes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

Rides are subject to closure at any time. For a list of refurbishments during your specific dates, please see our full list of Disney World ride closures:

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

New Experiences for 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular"

The infamous Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus" are back for another year at the Disney Halloween party! Watch out — they may put a spell on you as they conjure up the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" show at the Castle Forecourt Stage. The show is held exclusively during the party and features the Sanderson Sisters, Winifred, Mary and Sarah, along with other Disney villains such as Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" replaced the Villains Mix 'n' Mingle. There are typically no picture-taking opportunities with the Sanderson Sisters or the villains. The show is still a wicked good time, especially for fans of the film, and a must see at this year’s party!

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

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

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

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

Main Street, U.S.A.

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

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

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

Liberty Square

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

Fantasyland

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

Tomorrowland

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Hades Nachos

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

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

Speaking of sweets — while we, of course, advise you to save some room for treats throughout the party, we recommend grabbing a meal ahead of time. Sitting down for dinner with your tadpoles can eat up anywhere between thirty minutes to over an hour of the five-hour party time, so it's much better to enjoy a nice meal before you start partying.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Ornament

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Shirts

Tips for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018

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

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

1. Wear a costume

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - it's a small world Costumes

While it's not required that you wear a costume, it sure adds to my enjoyment, because my favorite part of the night is taking in all of the elaborate costumes! And since this is the one event of the year where you are allowed to wear a costume at Magic Kingdom, I like to take advantage of it. And, in case you're wondering, you're never too old to enjoy Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Note: Masks are not allowed to be worn at the Magic Kingdom, so keep this in mind when choosing your costume.

2. Keep it light

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

3. Bring your own trick-or-treat bags

Upon entry into the park, guests will receive treat bags. That's a cool perk, but they are on the smallish side. If your children are there for the loot, consider packing extra bags. You can also purchase souvenir bags that do the trick! Trick-or-treating is Lily's favorite part of the party, but she loves saying "trick-or-treat" as much as she loves the candy. You'll find candy stations throughout the park. Save time and skip the crowds by trick-or-treating later in the evening.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Treats

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

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

4. Get to the parks early

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

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

5. Visit the most "in-demand" characters first

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

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

Some of the more exclusive characters (Jack & Sally, the Seven Dwarfs, and this year, Moana) may be found meeting before the party even begins, but only for Halloween party guests with wristbands. We saw Jack and Sally out as early at 6 p.m. — and there was already a three-hour wait! If you arrive at Magic Kingdom when doors "open" for Halloween Party guests at 4 p.m., we recommend heading toward the characters' designated locations and asking cast members where and when to line up. That way, you can spend valuable party time doing other fun activities!

Can't make it early? Have no fear. Our best advice is to wait until just before parade times to hop in line for character meet-and-greets. Pick one of the two parade showings to attend, and then spend the other time snapping pics with your favorite characters. Another great idea is hopping in line toward the end of the night. The park starts to empty out as families head home, so 11 p.m. is a great time to get in line.

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

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

6. Stake out your parade location

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

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

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

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

7. Make time to mingle

Favorite Disney villains make special appearances to meet and greet party guests. In the past, the villains would mix and mingle after their singing and dancing performance on the Castle Stage. This year, the Sanderson Sisters take over the stage in the "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular," also featuring Dr. Facilier, Ooogie Boogie and Maleficent. Although these villains will not be joining the crowd for photo opportunities, the performance is worth making time to see. The lines for character meet and greets are typically a lot shorter just prior to and during parade performances, so plan to see some characters during either the first or second Boo-to-You parade.

8. Get your boogie on

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Sulley

It just wouldn't be a Disney Halloween party without a dance. Mike and Sulley play host to their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. You can dance the night away with your favorite Monsters, Inc. employees … and the adorable Boo!

9. Don't forget HalloWishes!

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

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

While it's always neat to experience your favorite attraction with a twist, we didn't find any of the special Halloween party attraction experiences worth waiting too long for. The difference in the party-exclusive changes on Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Mad Tea Party are fairly minor, so don't get your hopes up on having a toadally different experience. We wouldn't wait any longer than 20 to 30 minutes for any of these. Luckily, the wait times didn't get too crazy for any of these attractions. We anticipated excited crowds lining up, but they didn't seem to pull any longer of a line than they normally would at the party. So if you can catch a short line (like our 10-minute wait for Pirates) you should check 'em out!

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

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

Related: DIY Jack Skellington and Sally T-Shirts

Hoppy Halloween!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Aug 13, 2015 at 3:08 p.m. Lori Says...

We are attending WDW for the first time. We were planning to be at MK on 10/15, Epcot on 10/16 and MK on 10/17. We are not planning to attend the Halloween Party. Does the park close early for the Halloween Party? Will that affect our ability to make the most of our time there?

Also, we were planning to see the 9:45 Celebrate the Magic and 10:00 Wishes fireworks on Sat 10/17. Are those the regular ones or Halloween themed? Will we still be able to see those shows if we don't have a Halloween Party ticket?

Feeling confused. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Aug 24, 2015 at 10:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

Magic Kingdom closing early shouldn't be a huge impact on your ability to see and do everything. Generally, though, the non-party days will be a little bit more crowded than party days because of the shortened hours. There are seasonal changes to Celebrate the Magic, but the overall show doesn't change significantly. On non-party nights, Wishes is the normal show. If you wanted to see HalloWishes, you could watch from Ticket and Transportation Center, the beach at Disney's Polynesian and at the observation deck at California Grill. You'd need a reservation for some time in the evening at California Grill (if you dine early, you'd just need to show your receipt to come back). Each of these locations also pipe in the music! TTC is probably the easiest to get to, but we think California Grill has the best view.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 12, 2015 at 10:01 p.m. Flo Says...

Hi there! Thanks for all the great info! We are going this year to MNSCHP for the first time. I was wondering if you knew when the schedule for this year will be available so that we can start planning!

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Aug 20, 2015 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Flo,

The schedule typically isn't available in advance, but it doesn't change too much from year to year. You can view last year's to get a good idea for this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 12, 2015 at 2:01 p.m. Rena Says...

Hi, thanks so much for your informative posts. I have tickets for October 13 for MNSSHP and am wondering if it would be a good idea to purchase a 2nd night for this, didn't know if we will be able to fit it all in into one night? Thanks

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Aug 20, 2015 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rena,

You should be able to experience the biggest events in one night. If you wanted to experience EVERYTHING, including every character meet-and-greet and every trick-or-treat trail, then yes, you would want two nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. Natalie Says...

we'll be disney for this event. if we are attending all day from 9, how will they know to kick us out if we don't have party tickets? i.e. can you sneakily stay all day on just a regular ticket??!?

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Aug 18, 2015 at 2:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

Only party guests receive party wristbands. If you are not wearing a wristband starting at 7 p.m., you will be directed toward the exits.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 9, 2015 at 12:11 a.m. Jenn Says...

Hello! Thanks for the great info. I was wondering if one night was enough to get most everything done? We will have an almost 3 year old in tow. Would it be a waste to buy tickets for another night?

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Aug 18, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenn,

I think you could experience most of the highlights in one evening. What would make it difficult is if you wanted to see all of the most popular characters.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Alton Says...

So Kids ages 3-9 are free? And do you know dates are sold out?

Thanks

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Aug 6, 2015 at 4:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alton,

Kids 3-9 are not free, and so far Oct. 31 is the only sold out date.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. Alton Says...

Sorry to bother you, but is the dates for the party accurate?

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Aug 7, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alton,

Yes, they are.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 3, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. KimW Says...

We have tickets to MNSSHP for this October but was wondering if we have to use a park ticket to go in along with our MNSSHP tix or just the MNSSHP tix?

Thanks!

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Just the MNSSHP ticket is all you need to enter at party time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adrianna,

Unfortunately, you are out of luck for the 31st. Could you try one of the dates before then?

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2015 at 3:29 a.m. Jenny Says...

If you happen to have a military ID, they may still sell you a ticket to a sold out event at a Guest Relations window. I would call Disney to be sure, but I was told this for the Very Merry Christmas Party in 2014.

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. Nicole Says...

Will you be getting tickets to sell for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party? Do you know when? And if you will have them for Oct. 31st? Thanks!

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

We are expecting to get tickets for select party dates. Unfortunately, the Oct. 31 party is already sold out.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2015 at 2:44 p.m. Ashley Says...

I had read everywhere that fastpasses were not open for MNSSHP tickets. But when I linked my tickets, it allowed us to get them for up until 7pm. Because of the few day delay, now we don't have HM or 7DMT. Bummer.

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Aug 28, 2015 at 6:25 p.m. Lyle Baker Says...

How were you able to get Fast Passes from 4-7pm with only your MNSSHP tickets? Our tickets are "linked" but we are unable to get Fast Passes.

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Aug 5, 2015 at 5:02 a.m. L.B. Says...

I booked 3 fast pass between 4-7 the day we plan to go MNSSH but it took away from another park day. We booked 3 days, plus MNSSH and could only book 3 sets of fastpasses. Hopefully it will work out for us....

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Aug 5, 2015 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi L.B.

Do you and did you have your Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket linked in My Disney Experience?

Leap

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

I wouldn't worry too much about Haunted Mansion. The wait usually isn't too bad for it without FastPass+. For 7DMT, you can either keep trying for something to open up or go during the party toward the end of the evening when waits drop off.

I don't think it will be too bad.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. DJ Says...

According to Disney, FP+ are not available for the event. Disney sells a limited amount of tickets. Most wait times are 10 to 15 minutes. From past experience, this is pretty accurate. So, since entry is usually 4pm, you can select FP+ for the 4pm - 7pm time frame, if available. Have fun!

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Aug 7, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DJ,

Yes, this is correct. You can book FastPass+ from 4-7 p.m. with your party ticket.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2015 at 4:30 a.m. Lindsay Says...

We are taking our daughter for her 3rd birthday. I'm concerned the celebration may be too scary for her age, despite the "not so scary" name. Will the villain costumes or atmosphere be too much for such a young age?

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

At your daughter's age, even the not scary costumed characters may frighten your daughter. It took Lily a long time to not be scared of the characters who weren't princesses. That is fairly easy to avoid, since you do have to line up to meet characters. The other thing that might scare your daughter it the Mickey's Boo to You Parade with its villains, and especially the Headless Horseman at the beginning. I wouldn't avoid the parade for that reason, but I would be prepared in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2015 at 8:35 p.m. Lindsay Says...

Great advise!! With those concerns, do you think it will be worth our money to purchase the extra tickets for the event or would you suggest we just wait till our next visit in a couple of years when she is older?

Also, I couldn't find what time the park closes for non MNSSHP guests and how late the party goes to.

Thanks for the super knowledgable help!!!!

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Aug 2, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

I wouldn't let that stop you from going - there are so many other aspects that you all will enjoy. Every child is different, and she may not be afraid at all. I don't think it would take away from the overall experience. Also, the party hours are 7 p.m. until midnight.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2015 at 8:18 p.m. Heather Says...

Thanks for the wonderful info! Does Disney dining accept MK restaurant reservations during the Halloween party? When I check dining hours for dates with the party, they don't offer reservation times past 7 pm.

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Aug 1, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

Thank you for the compliment! Yes, they do, but it's possible those reservations are now booked.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2015 at 6:16 p.m. Lindsay Says...

You might have already answered this but do you know generally how many tickets are available for each night? Or, on the busiest night, what the crowd might be comparable to during a "regular" disney day?

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Jul 31, 2015 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

Disney does not publish this information, so we don't know for sure, but a sold out party would likely be a crowd level 8-10.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 27, 2015 at 11 p.m. Brad Says...

Last year, you could book FP+ from 4-7 with only a MNSSP ticket. Will this be available again this year?

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

Yes, this is available, just make sure your ticket is linked in My Disney Experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2015 at 2:20 a.m. Angie Says...

Hi!

We are going to the 9/22 party. Ir's our 1st time ever at Disney and we are super excited! I'm so happy to get to trick-or-treat as an adult!! One of those things I thought I'd lost with my choldhood. :(

Anyway, will we stand out if we choose not to wear Disney themed costumes, or woll Wonderwoman or a flapper girl fit in?

Thanks for your help!

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Aug 3, 2015 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

Costumes do not have to be Disney-themed, although the majority will be. I think Wonder Woman and Flapper Girl will be just fine.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 22, 2015 at 1:18 p.m. Delia Says...

Hi there,

My husband and I are going to WDW for a conference and have tickets to Mickey's Halloween. If we are only entering the park at the time of the Party (so after 4pm) do we still need a ticket to enter the park?? Thanks for the help!

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Jul 22, 2015 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Delia,

No, if that's the case, you just need the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2015 at 11:45 p.m. Cramer Says...

Hello!

If I only want to attend the Halloween party, do I have to buy a park admission ticket as well or do I only have to buy the party ticket?

Also, if I do only have to buy the party ticket, will I still be able to enter the park a few hours early at 4pm?

Thanks for your help! :)

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cramer,

You only need the party ticket, and you will be able to enter the park a few hours early.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2015 at 8:33 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

I am sorry if you already posted about this, but if we plan to go to WDW during the day but then also attend the Halloween party in the evening, do we have to purchase separate tix for both regular park admission and then the party? Thank you :)

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

If you plan to go to Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m. you would need regular admission and then the party ticket to attend the party.

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2015 at 10:15 p.m. lisa Says...

On this... do they clean out the park and then re open it or how does this work? We are trying to figure out our day with a 6 and 9 year old... I'm thinking go for the AM, nap, and change, then back at 4? (we have 5:20 dinner reservations at MK). Any thoughts (and your whole post!) are helpful! ~Lisa

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Aug 7, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

No, they do not clean the park out. Party guests are given wristbands, and guests that don't have them after 7 p.m. are asked to exit. Your plan sounds like a good one!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. Jess R Says...

We will be surprising our children with a September 19-26 trip to WDW (I can hardly stand it...keeping it a secret is SO HARD!). Anyhow, my apologies if this question has been asked/answered already: We have purchased tickets to the Not So Scary event and were wondering if I could just add those to our Magic Bands? Or do we need to bring along the additional passes so they are available? Thank you for all of your help. Would have been very overwhelmed without your blogs/information.

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jess,

You can add those tickets to your MagicBands, but you will not be able to obtain FastPasses with those tickets (FastPass is not available during the party). Hope this answers the question!

I know what you mean about keeping the secret. I could barely contain myself when we did the same with Tad and Lily!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2015 at 12:33 a.m. Karen Says...

No word on when undercover tourist will have tix to sell for the Halloween parties? Do you normally just have the popular nights, or Tuesdays too? I've been waiting to buy until I see if I can get them thru you. :)

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

We hope to have them soon. We normally get them on select nights, and I would expect some Tuesdays to be available.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 15, 2015 at 4:59 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Hi there, was wondering if the kids can get candy, go trick or treating, wear costumes during the day at Disneyland in October or is it only at Mickey's Halloween Party that this happens. Thanks!

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Jul 16, 2015 at 11:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

The candy is only given out during the party. People attending the party can enter the park up to three hours before the party in costume, but candy distribution will not begin until the party start time. Children 9 and under can always wear safe costumes to Disneyland at any time. Adults with tickets to the Halloween party can wear a safe costume when they arrive for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2015 at 9:18 p.m. Jordana Says...

Also, can you provide me with a link as to where you will update info add it is released? Will it be on this page?

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordana,

Yes, will add it here.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2015 at 9:15 p.m. Jordana Says...

We are only planning on purchasing only the Halloween tickets, if we get in at 4, is it safe to make reservations for cinderella's castle after 4? Well. ....try, that is. ..lol

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Jul 22, 2015 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordana,

Yes, that would be fine. Good luck with your reservation!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2015 at 9:42 p.m. Tammy Says...

Hi there!! I love your enthusiasm and breath-taking photos! It makes us so much more excited to be coming! We have tickets for the Halloween party on Halloween night itself, as that's the only weekend we will be in Orlando. I understand that the fact it's Halloween PLUS a Saturday will probably mean big, big crowds. My children do not care to meet any characters at all. Strangely, they have always felt this way. So I'm hoping that we'll have a shorter wait for rides while everyone meets characters. Does this way of thinking make sense? Thanks for any input, and for providing this awesome web page!!

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Jul 7, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tammy,

Thank you for so much praise. We love helping out!! I think this is a solid strategy for experiencing the rides after the party starts. Waits for rides will still be pretty heavy if you enter the park before 7 p.m., so you may want to spend that time experiencing some of the less busy attractions or have an early dinner.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. Alan Fox Says...

Any word on when they will post the dates for Disneyland's 2015 celebration?

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Jul 16, 2015 at 12:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alan,

They were just announced! Here you go!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2015 at 8:45 p.m. Casey Says...

Any word on the Villain's Sinister Soiree, or any other upcharge event during the party being available again this year? No one seems to know, one way or another.

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Jun 29, 2015 at 6:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Casey,

Disney has not announced whether it is returning, but we expect that it will be.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2015 at 2:32 p.m. Kimberlee Barrett Says...

Hi...still no word on an upcharge? We are attending in Oct. and already have our tickets and are interested in the additional party if available...I would think they would be announcing something very soon if it was a go...right??

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Aug 3, 2015 at 6:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberlee,

Last year, the event within the event was announced fairly late in the season, so I still think it remains to be seen if it will happen this year.

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2015 at 3:47 p.m. Michelle Says...

Which day is typically less crowded for this event? Thursday, Friday or Sunday? We will be going to Disney September 26 through October 3. Thank you

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Jun 29, 2015 at 6:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

We have a post dedicated to the best days to attend the party. From those dates, I think Thursday would be the best.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 24, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hi, if we already have hopper tickets, can we get an 'add on' for MNSSHP, or just stay in the park for it? Or do we have to pay the full $68 for another day?

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Jun 25, 2015 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

You do have to still purchase party tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 21, 2015 at 8:52 p.m. Leebebb Says...

So, the tickets for the party is in ADDITION to the park tickets? As in these festivities are not included in the park hopper or daily passes?

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Jul 22, 2015 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, that is correct that it is a separate ticket. However, you do not need regular admission to enter during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 23, 2015 at 9:27 a.m. gemma Says...

Hi there, can you please tell me a rough time the parade and fireworks start please. I can see the event goes on until 12a,m but we have to young girls with us age 6 and think it may be too late for them if the firework are right at the end of the night.

Thanks, Gemma

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Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gemma,

I've added expected start times to the post, but they are:

Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade - 8:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Magic - 9:15 p.m.

HalloWishes - 9:30 p.m.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (brand new for 2015) - 7:45 p.m., 8:55 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 21, 2015 at 5:31 p.m. Jean Says...

I love this site! Thank you so much for all the info. I am planning a trip to Disneyland in the middle of October. My 12-year-old daughter has never been there. I really want to take her to Mickey's Halloween party but The Disneyland site still doesn't have dates available. I am afraid I am going to miss the ticket sales. Is there any place on the Disney site, or anywhere else, that I can be notified when the tickets go on sale?

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Jun 22, 2015 at 6:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jean,

Unfortunately, there is no way to get notified about these dates. We will post them on this post about Disneyland's Halloween Time, so I would just keep checking back.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 18, 2015 at 8:22 p.m. Courtney Says...

Thank you for the helpful info. This September will be our familys first time visting WDW. We are going in late September because we live in a county that has a school break. We wanted to take advantage of better prices, shorter lines and cooler temps. We have a 10 yr old and a 5yr old. I was disappointed to find that week is a week they do not offer extended evening magic hrs and the parks close much earlier than usual. We were planning to leave the parks in the afternoon for some nap/pooltime but with the hrs cut short I don't think there will be time to fit a break in what with travel time and all. I am disappointed they are celebrating Halloween so early. I wasn't expecting to see Halloween decor mingled with our first Disney trip bcz as for me, Halloween season doesn't start until October 1st. But, that is not how Disney works. I wanted my Disney memories and my Halloween memories to be separate. Anyway, I don't like having to pay more money to attend MNSSH if the only reason I would be attending is to get my full days worth of park time in. Do the cast members at customer service or the resorts ever offer free admission to MNSSH or park hoppers passes in order to make their unsatisfied guests happy? BTW I am already overwhelmed by the fact that I have to plan 180 days in advance for my sit down meals and 60 for my fast passes. How do I know when and where I will be that far in advance? I have missed reservations for all of the character meals already! Also, the hotel room I picked is not eligible for free dining plans either.

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Jun 19, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Sorry to hear that you're overwhelmed. You didn't mention what specific days you would be there, but keep in mind that Disney often times extends park hours a month or two ahead of time. Also, on non-MNSSHP days, park hours will be longer at Magic Kingdom. I understand your frustration about booking so far in advance. We do some offer some FastPass+ recommendations on our Disney World touring plans.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 13, 2015 at 12:28 a.m. Sabrina Says...

Will the rides be open until midnight? And how many tickets do they sell?

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Jun 22, 2015 at 7 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sabrina,

Yes, the rides will be open until midnight. Disney does not publish the official number of tickets they sell for these events.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 6, 2015 at 8:21 a.m. Julia Says...

Can you tell me if the lines to see popular characters like the 7 Dwarfs and Jack Skellington are shorter near the end of the night? And are the characters there right until midnight? I want to see both when we visit in October, but I also don't want to spend the whole time in line.

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Jun 8, 2015 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia,

Waits do drop off later in the evening as many of parents don't stay for the entire party, and yes, they will be meeting until midnight.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 18, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Bedford Carlisle Says...

We tried to get in line for the Dwarfs at 11:15PM but the CM managing the line told us the line was already closed. :-(

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Jun 15, 2015 at 1:09 a.m. Jason Culp Says...

We went the first year Jack and Sally were there. Got in at 4:15 and was 3rd in line. The one thing they do not mention a lot is that if it is 20 minutes to closing and the line is full they will stop letting people in. We tried to see mickey near the end of the night and literally had the door shut on us as we walked up the steps. We sent an email and they sent an apology signed autograph. This year we are doing 2 parties and I hope the soiree comes back too. I am making a master plan of everyone's must dos and going from there. 2 parties should be enough I hope.

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Jun 4, 2015 at 4:10 a.m. Rodrigo Says...

Do the tickets for the party are diferent tickets than those of the park entrance? So we need besides the park tickets also the party tickets?

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Jun 5, 2015 at 9:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rodrigo,

The party tickets can be used to enter the park, but they are only valid during the party. You do not need regular admission in addition to party tickets if you only want to attend the party.

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2015 at 4:01 a.m. Trish Says...

Can you still ride the rides and enjoy magic kingdom with the party tickets during those hours?

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Jul 16, 2015 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trish,

Absolutely! The majority of the park's regular attractions are open during the party!

Mommy Frog

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May 30, 2015 at 11:49 a.m. Alicia Says...

We will be in WDW 10/24 to 10/31. We have our party tickets for 10/27. Do you know when we might see photos of this year's brochure arms the exclusive merchandise?

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Jun 1, 2015 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia,

This normally isn't revealed until a month or so before the first parties.

Mommy Frog

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May 22, 2015 at 6:32 p.m. Nicole North Says...

I just went to look for tickets for this we have booked to be there from the 24th - 1st and both my kids birthdays are during that time. I got said that there are no tickets available is that true or am i looking in the wrong spot

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May 26, 2015 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

I see dates available. Here is the link.

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2015 at 7:40 p.m. Connie Says...

Any idea when Disneyland will release the dates for their Halloween tickets?

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May 17, 2015 at 4:12 p.m. Le Sorcier Says...

Hi,

We will be there this year from 22nd Oct to 2 Nov

My sons birthday is actually ON Halloween itself so he really wants to go then. However I guess it will be the busiest night of all that night?

Would we be better choosing a different night?

Thanks :)

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May 19, 2015 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

It's possible that all of the dates during your stay will sell out, and hence they will all be busy. I think the 22nd would be a better day in terms of crowds, but it would still be crowded. If he is set on going on Halloween and his birthday that is a big reason to go then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 16, 2015 at 8:29 p.m. JoLynn Says...

Do you have information for Disneyland? Can not find anything anywhere!

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May 19, 2015 at 1:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JoLynn,

We hope to have this information soon and will post it here when we do!

Mommy Frog

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May 30, 2015 at 6:50 p.m. Randy Says...

Any idea on when Halloween party tickets will go on sale for Disneyland. I cannot find any info at all. Thank you

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May 16, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. David Says...

We will be at Disney world the 15 of SEP 2015 we already have party tickets will we have to leave the park the reenter for the party?

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May 19, 2015 at 7:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

No, you just need to get a party wristband from one of the cast members.

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2015 at 5:32 a.m. Aileen Says...

We will be arriving on the first week of the event. Do you think we would be able to get tickets during that week or will they be gone?

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May 15, 2015 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aileen,

If you plan to attend, I would recommend purchasing before you leave, even if it's just a few days before you leave. While the first dates don't typically sell out in advance, it's always a possibility.

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2015 at 5:23 a.m. Aileen Says...

I forgot - for how long will be party be for? Until what hour?

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May 15, 2015 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aileen,

Until midnight :)

Mommy Frog

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May 15, 2015 at 5:23 a.m. Aileen Says...

Hi! Thank you so much for the awesome site. I love it and have been here for nearly four hours. I was wondering - if we go prior to the party to the regular hours, would we have to go outside again to go inside for the party? Also - clothes change can be made after 4 p.m. right? Another thing, are tickets only sold at the Disney site? Can they be bought on the hotels days prior the event?

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May 15, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Aileen,

We're so glad to help! If you are already in the park, you do not have to leave for the party, you will just need to show your party ticket and pick up a party wristband that cast members give out. And you most certainly could change into your costumes inside the park. That said, I am a big fan of taking a break before the party at the hotel. Plus I think party prep is part of the fun, but then again I do love a reason to get all dressed up and put on a costume ;) We expect to be able to offer tickets for select party nights, so stay tuned. You will not be able to purchase them from the hotels.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2015 at 10:09 p.m. Beverly Says...

My husband and I are taking our Grandkids (10 and 9) Sept 20-25 and would like to attend the 9/20 or 9/22 party. We (my husband and I) have APs but our Grandkids will have MYW tix. Can we purchase their tix for MNSSHP using the AP discount?

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May 13, 2015 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beverly,

You should be able to!

Hoppy planning,

Mommy Frog

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May 11, 2015 at 7:44 p.m. Kat Says...

We have tickets for the Sept 20 MNSSHP. We are getting on a Disney Cruise the next day, but thought this would be a great surprise for our daughters 9 & 5. We are not telling them until we drive into Orlando as this will be their first visit to the MK (the second from my husband and I, but that was back in the 80s).

What are your top five rides to go on while we are at the party? Our girls will be seeing many of the characters on the cruise ship, and will most likely only want to see the villains and just enjoy the rides and candy!

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Jun 8, 2015 at 6:33 p.m. Nicole Says...

9/21 on the dream? i sailing that cruise as well, but doing the halloween party 9/25 after the cruise :)

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May 12, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kat,

What a great surprise! Measure your youngest daughter's height before you leave to make sure she meets the requirements, but I would see Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Peter Pan's Flight and Haunted Mansion.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2015 at 4:40 p.m. Angie Says...

My husband are traveling to Disney September 25-Oct 1 and our anniversary is on the 27th. We would like to spend our anniversary at Magic Kingdom but I see the Halloween party is going on, do normal guests have to leave the park? I also believe there were extra magic hours that night.

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May 11, 2015 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

Happy early anniversary! There are not any Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom that evening. Unfortunately, if you do not have a party ticket, you would need to leave at 7 p.m. that evening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2015 at 4:11 p.m. Gary Says...

Hi, might be a silly question, but if party-goers are entering the park early and day guests already there, how do they know who is who and if you are still in the park and just stay on for the party?!

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Jul 16, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary,

Party-goers are given wristbands, and they may be asked to show them if not visible.

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. Sara G Says...

Which is more crowded: Oct 13 (following Columbus day) or Oct 20 (closer to Halloween)? AND, without FastPass, what are wait times for popular rides such as Seven Dwarves Train? Thanks!

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May 11, 2015 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

The 13th should be a better day, although many of the dates in October do sell out. We have a post that talks about the best party dates for 2015!

As far as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train goes, it will hit waits in excess of 120 minutes during peak times. During the party, it should be much lower, but I would still expect it to be 20-40 minutes during peak party time.

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. natalia Says...

my husband is military in Spain can you still get discounts or is it for American militaries only?

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May 11, 2015 at 7:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalia,

Unfortunately, we are not aware of discounts for Spanish military.

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2015 at 7:49 p.m. Katie Says...

Hi,

We are visiting Florida 09/07 - 09/21, the only party we can attend is the first party 09/15. Will this be as good as those later in the season? We already have 14 day Disney tickets, would you recommend a separate visit before the party to enjoy the park? Thinking a chill day, then head to the park for the party at around 4pm would be a good idea? Could we enter the park a little 4pm before with our Disney tickets to take advantage of the quieter rides? Are there any rides you would recommend skipping on the first visit and visiting in the quieter period on the day of the party?

Katie

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May 8, 2015 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

Check out this post on the best dates to visit. The party will be just as good earlier in the season, and honestly because crowds are so much lower, we think it's even better!

You would not be able to enter earlier than 4 p.m. unless you had regular park admission. I would suggest you enjoy the party activities as much as you can, but all of the rides will be less busy during the party, so you could ride some of the more popular ones then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 2, 2015 at 9:35 p.m. Jessica Says...

We will be in disney world from the 28th of October through November 4th, but I don't think we will have he extra money for the Halloween party tickets, is there somewhere else we can take my daughter trick or treating? Or can we take her trick or treating from 4-7 without a Halloween ticket?

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May 8, 2015 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

You can trick or treat at the Disney World resorts. On weekends in October, SeaWorld has a spectacular trick-or-treating event and your daughter can dress up. It's included with regular park admission.

Mommy Frog

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Apr 29, 2015 at 8:16 p.m. Bri Says...

Would Sunday Oct. 25th or Tues Oct. 27tth be less crowded?

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Apr 30, 2015 at 7:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bri,

Unfortunately, that week I don't think there will be much difference in crowd levels as most likely all parties will sell out.

Mommy Frog

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