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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

Hoppin' News! Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 ticket dates have been announced — with a whopping 34 party dates! Additionally, we're now selling these party tickets! Hop down to the ticket section to get the full scoop and purchase for these very popular Magic Kingdom Halloween parties. 

Welcome to our most spooktacular post on Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018. This guide is packed with all of our best tips and information from attending over the years. We're so hoppy to attend these parties every year so we can bring you updates — plus they are just a lot of fun!

With only five hours of party time to meet rare characters, experience the most exciting rides in Magic Kingdom, and catch spectacular (and exclusive!) fireworks, parades and shows — you must make a plan. 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.

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

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

Disney Halloween parties typically start in late August and run through early November. The parties are held in Magic Kingdom after the park closes typically from 7 p.m. to midnight. 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).

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Cinderella Castle

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 are the best days to attend. These Disney Halloween parties can and do sell out, especially Oct. 31, 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 - Guests in 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 2018 - Disney Halloween PartyMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Entering Procedures

The party officially begins at 7 p.m. inside Magic Kingdom. Disney Halloween party guests have historically been allowed to enter the park starting at 4 p.m., which we recommend taking advantage of (see our tip below). One question that comes up frequently in comments is how Disney handles the transition from the park close to the start of the party. Well before the park closes for the party, cast members are out and about to remind guests of the park closing time. All party guests will be given party wristbands upon entering and those guests already in the park will find cast members scanning party tickets and distributing wristbands. At 7 p.m., cast members stationed around the park will be asking guests to show wristbands if they are not visible. Guests that do not have them will be directed to the exits.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Map

Here is the Disney Halloween party map from last year's party. Click to enlarge.

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

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. There is generally less need for it as most people are enjoying the party activities and spending less time on rides. Party guests entering the park between 4 and 7 p.m. can, however, use FastPass+, provided their party ticket is linked in My Disney Experience. Party guests entering the park before the party begins also may be able to use their party ticket at a FastPass+ kiosk. However, FastPass+ selections are based on availability, and return times for many of the attractions may no longer be available for that day.

Expected 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 - 8:15 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.
  • Cadaver Dan's - 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:50 p.m., 9:55 p.m., 10:50 p.m.

During our visit, one of the stage shows was canceled, and one of the parade floats was missing. Why? Rain. If inclement weather may be on the horizon during your visit, be sure to catch the early stage show and parade.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Halloween Party - Seven Dwarfs

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Expected 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. Here is what we expect to be this year's characters and their greeting spots (popular characters noted with asterisk). 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

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

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally *

Fantasyland

  • Anastasia and Drizella
  • Seven Dwarfs *
  • Rapunzel
  • Queen of Hearts, Alice, Tweedle-Dee, Tweedle-Dum *
  • Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger
  • Ariel and Eric *
  • Belle and Gaston
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella DeVil *
  • Daisy
  • Princess Tiana
  • Princess Elena
  • Donald

Tomorrowland

  • Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear a.k.a. Lotso *

Adventureland

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

One of the highlights from previous years' parties were the princes meeting with their princesses — a rare treat! For the past few years, the princes have not been meeting during these parties, but they do meet at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Attractions expected to be 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 five minutes for Space Mountain and 15 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:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • "it's a small world"
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea~Journey of the Little Mermaid

New Experiences for 2018

We’ve loved all of the classic, family fun Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has offered us for years … and are hoppin’ with joy (and fright!) that even more is being offered this year. Quite a few new ride overlays are being undergone for more party-exclusive fun than ever before.

Three different iconic attractions will transform under the moonlight for an extra special experience. New, interactive pirates will invade Pirates of the Caribbean on the hunt for “Gunpowder Pete.” Meanwhile, Mad Tea Party promises mystical new color and lighting effects for a new spin on the ride. What we’re most looking forward to is Space Mountain’s new transformative soundtrack and special effects. This sounds mysterious … and we couldn’t be more excited!

Calling all tadpoles! Storybook Circus will host the Disney Junior Jam, featuring some of her Disney Channel faves like Doc McStuffins. Lily is going to leapin’ LOVE this dance party! I’m excited to have an area dedicated to the extra little ones.

The Frog Family usually uses their party time to meet “rare” characters and check out the unique entertainment, but we’ll certainly be adjusting our plans to fit these special edition rides in!

"Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular"

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - 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

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 (Allergy-Friendly Center)

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Jungle Cruise

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • Dock to Tom Sawyer Island

Liberty Square

  • Heritage House (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Liberty Square Riverboat

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Pete's Silly Sideshow

Tomorrowland

  • Space Mountain
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic

Mickey's Not So Scary Party 2018 - Mickey Cupcake

If the free candy doesn't quite satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy spooktacular offerings created especially for the season. Try the push pop-style Jack Skellington dessert, Haunted Mansion portrait desserts, Pumpkin Cheesecake dome or candy corn soft-serve ice cream. You'll find these special spooky sweets throughout the park — check the brochure for location details!

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. It's much better to enjoy a nice meal before you start partying, so you can use that time wisely by partaking in party-exclusive activities.

If shopping is your top priority, visit the Emporium, Big Top Souvenirs, Frontier Trading Post or Mickey's Star Traders for apparel, ornaments, pins and more. 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.

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 - Disney Halloween Party - black widows

While it's not required that you wear a costume, it sure adds to my enjoyment, because my favorite partt 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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Costumed Couple

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.

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

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Disney Halloween Party entrance

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

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

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.

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.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 - Hitchhiking Ghosts

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.

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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Sep 9, 2014 at 6:45 a.m. Rhianna Says...

I have a Chase Disney debit card that says they offer a special meet and greet daily with characters, as well as a free souvenir photo. Do you have any experience with this? The info I found was vague. I don't know where to go or if it's truly a "members only" type of perk. Also, could the character meet and greet be void because of the special time of year? It would be awesome to not wait in long lines for pictures! Thanks for all the great info.

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rhianna,

The meet and greet is at Innoventions West in Epcot, and the characters vary. Waits can also vary for this, so if they are too long, you are better off trying again later. You get a free 5x7 photo with it!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2014 at 4:05 a.m. laura Says...

Thanks for the great info! We are going to be there the week of Halloween. Still deciding on a day for the party.... Sun 10/26, Tues 10/28 or Thurs 10/30. I was wondering if you have any idea what would be the best day. I know that Tues is usually the best but I am unsure that this applies the week of Halloween. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We would pick Tuesday for the lowest crowds this week.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2014 at 1:19 a.m. james Says...

We are going to Disney the end of September. My question is if we bought a 5 day "package" can we use one of our days of tickets for the Halloween party or are the halloween tickets completely separate?

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James,

The Halloween party is a separate ticket.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. Heather Says...

This may have been answered, but will we be able to pick our fast passes for the night we purchase Halloween Party tickets?

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

You can use FastPass+ until 7 p.m. but not during the actual party.

Mommy Frog

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Sep 7, 2014 at 9:11 p.m. emily Says...

hi i want to know if i need 2 tickets for mnsshp. i mean do i need the normal ticket to magic kingdom and the ticket for mnsshp? or do i need only the mnsshp ticket?

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

You do not need regular admission to attend the party, just a party ticket. The party starts at 7 p.m., but you can enter as early as 4 p.m. with your party ticket.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 7, 2014 at 2:47 a.m. Summer Says...

We will be enjoying MNSSHP on 10/10. We are staying at Ft. Wilderness...because we are staying at a Disney resort are we allowed to enter before the 4 p.m. MNSSHP enter time? Thanks!!

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Summer,

Unfortunately, no. You can enter no earlier than 4 p.m. unless you would like to use a regular park ticket.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2014 at 11:18 p.m. Kandi Says...

This is our first time going we are so excited!! Our daughter is in LOVE with Dopey..... Is he there and where could we go to see him for a picture?

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kandi,

You're daughter is in luck! Dopey will be there along with the other Seven Dwarfs. Look for them near the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster. Lines can get very long to meet them, so we recommend lining up early!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2014 at 12:58 p.m. Cindy Says...

We'll be there for the Halloween party on October 31!!! so excited :) My question is.. will Magic Kingdom be closing at 4 from Sept. through October for the Halloween events or will it be closing only at 4 on October 31.

It's our first time and can't wait

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Sep 9, 2014 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

Magic Kingdom closes at 7 p.m. on party days only. With your party ticket, you can enter the park early, starting at 4 p.m. You can see all park closing hours on our crowd calendar!

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Oct 2, 2014 at 12:47 a.m. Amanda Says...

I wish I'd of done some research, I had no clue there would be extra party's celebrating Halloween! It's my little ones birthday that day to! :-( looks like we will be kicked out early then...

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Sep 5, 2014 at 3:54 a.m. Cristy Says...

I'm planning to go for the day and have pre-purchased military tickets, is there a discount for the party ticket if you already paid for the day? Also my son will almost be 3 will I need to prove he's under to get him in for free?

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Sep 10, 2014 at 10:28 p.m. jenny Says...

Yes there are discounted tickets available for military members but there are black out dates. Im not positive but I believe September is available @ $46.00 adults $42.00 children over 3. Under 3 free. :-) good luck, jenny

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Sep 5, 2014 at 7:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cristy,

There is no discount on the party tickets. You will not need to offer proof of your child's age.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2014 at 10:04 p.m. Christy Says...

We made last minute plans for this event next week. My nephew doesn't currently have a Disney costume. Do kids wear non Disney costumes?

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Sep 5, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Christy,

Non-Disney costumes are fine. They just should not be obstructive, offensive or violent.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2014 at 3:14 a.m. Mike Says...

I was there and a few things you are mistaken about...the villians do not mingle after the villians show at the castle...and maleficent and evil queen do not meet at fairy tale hall...you need to buy the $100 villians soirée ticket to meet them, along with hook...the others you can find around the park

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Sep 4, 2014 at 7 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

Good catch! I wrote the post ahead of this year's first party, and the Queen and Maleficent were supposed to meet at Princess Fairytale Hall. Apparently, that changed last minute with the Villains Sinister Soiree. Here's more about it: http://kennythepirate.com/2014/08/29/are-maleficent-and-the-queen-from-snow-white-being-eliminated-from-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party24282/

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2014 at 2:20 p.m. Chhavi Says...

May be this questions has been asked several times. I understand, we can enter the park at 4 PM with MNSSHP tickets. Will we be able to enter into different rides offered at the park between 4 PM and 7 PM(how about after that)? We are thinking to visit next Tuesday to attend this event.

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Sep 3, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chhavi,

Yes, you can experience everything in the park at 4 p.m. We suggest having dinner before the party starts so that you can fully enjoy all of the Halloween events.

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. Daisy Says...

Is there any way I can buy four tickets for halloween party?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 1:20 p.m. Holly Says...

Thank you so much for these tips and videos! We went last night (Labor Day, 9/1) and we had a great time! We "dressed up" the whole day: dad in a Jack Skellington shirt and cap, mom in an Elsa running costume, teen in a Capt. America shirt, and toddler in a Buzz Lightyear short set. There were more costumed guests than not, and of course, they were fantastic (albeit probably very sweaty). It was hot and it poured during the day, but cleared up by parade time. The reserved section on the parade route for the "Villains Sinister Soiree dessert party" encompassed the entire inner circle in front of the castle, so do get your parade spot early. Definitely take a backpack or something to hold all the candy! Our first bags were full just after a few stops. They were very generous!

Also, if you want to dine in a restaurant after 5pm, you need to show your MNSSHP tickets. We ate at Be Our Guest with a short wait and were the last family to leave (6pm dining time). And definitely try the the special treats! Beast had a special "Blood Orange Cupcake" with a chocolate spider web, and we also shared a Wormy Apple slush at Gaston's Tavern - really fun! Lines for rides and characters were short, even though the park seemed pretty full. It felt a little silly saying "Happy Halloween" to everyone on Labor Day, but Disney does such a fabulous job, you will truly feel like it's Halloween!

Lastly, the monorail is on a limited service. Listen for when service stops (11:30pm last night). Have fun!

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Sep 3, 2014 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

Thanks so much for the party report! Did you meet any special characters? I am most excited about meeting Maleficent at Princess Fairytale Hall!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2014 at 12:32 p.m. Greg Says...

Did you go to last nights party? Is there any new attractions? Is the 4pm rule still enforced?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Greg,

We are planning to go to the Sept. 21 party!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2014 at 2:03 a.m. lisa Says...

Hi there...thanks for all the info! This is our second trip to Disney and our first big trip (last trip was a stake out trip as our children were small we only stayed for 2 days). Are there "candy routes" or does pretty much every place hand out candy? I wasn't able to fast pass Anna and elsa for any of the days we would be in MK (2 days plus the party) can i get confirmation that they are there for the party? And do I just get in line asap to see them?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

There are candy routes, and you can go through them as many times as you would like. Anna and Elsa are there for the party, and FastPass will not be available starting at 7 p.m. on the nights of the party, so, yes, you can get in line. It's possible waits will be shorter for them than normal, since there will be other "rare" characters to meet.

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2014 at 4:19 p.m. debbie Says...

Are all rides open or just a few?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

Most of the rides are open during the party, and lines are generally fairly light since there are so many other fun activities going on.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2014 at 3:46 a.m. Norma Says...

How will i know which characters will be at each spot ??????

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Norma,

You will be handed a party map upon entering that lists all of the characters.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2014 at 2:36 a.m. Kimberly Kelly Says...

Hello- We have always attended the party on a Tuesday in October about two weeks before Halloween and it has been fantastic. This year we have to go in September so our two choices are Sunday, Sept. 14th or Tuesday, Sept. 16th. I am tempted to go on the Sunday because we are FL Resident seasonal weekday passholders and otherwise would not be able to get in on Sunday. BUT if it means significantly lower crowds on Tuesday the 16th I would be rather go then. Does it matter this early in the season?

Thank you for your thoughts.

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly,

Tuesday is likely to be a less crowded day. That said, this early in the season, Sunday should be a great time to attend too!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. Linda Says...

I have 3 tickets and one of our family members will be in town and wants to go with us. The tickets are sold out for that night (Halloween). Is there any way I can buy one more ticket?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

It might be worth calling Disney directly, but my guess is that this won't be possible. Let us know what you find out!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2014 at 3:49 p.m. Debra Glen Says...

Hi there,

Just watched your video of the Boo To You Parade and wondered where is the best place to watch it from, where you were looks like a great location (were you in front of the castle facing Liberty Square)?

Thanks for all your great tips!

Love Debra x

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debra,

Yes, that was our location, and it is a favorite spot for watching the parade. Another good one is just to the right of the castle between the walkway to Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2014 at 11:27 a.m. Liz Says...

What are the most popular characters? In other words who will have the longest line?

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Sep 2, 2014 at 7:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz,

Snow White, Aurora, the Evil Queen and Maleficient at Princess Fairytale Hall are likely to be the most in-demand characters this year. Also, Jack and Sally Skellington, Elsa and Anna, the Seven Dwarfs and the villains.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2014 at 5:54 a.m. JC Says...

Maybe too late in posting, last year my wife and 8 went and wait an hour and a half to see Jack and Sally. So get to them early. People were lining up by 5.

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Aug 29, 2014 at 2:48 p.m. Missy Says...

We have watched Wishes from the Contemporary in the past? I'm sure there are things on the castle we cannot see, but do you know how good the view is of HalloWishes from the Contemporary porch or bridge to Bay Lake?

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Aug 28, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. Lisa Barch Says...

I just want to say thank you for confirming the 4pm early entry time. I know that my family plans on getting as many rides in as possible before the party starts. The idea about putting your costumes and treat bags in a locker is great and I plan to do so. Love your blog and helpful advice.

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Aug 25, 2014 at 6:16 p.m. ME Says...

My daughter is dressing as Elsa (long dress) will she be miserable at the end of Sept?

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Aug 25, 2014 at 8:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

The Elsa dresses are long, but the ones I've seen are fairly light fabric. I think it will be ok for the most part, just might be a bit warm before sundown. Lily is going as Maleficent, and I am a little worried the dark fabric and is going to be a little bit too hot, but she was insistent!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 24, 2014 at 1:12 p.m. Tom Says...

Hello,

We are planning to go to Magic Kingdom during the day as well as attending the MNSSHP in the evening. Two questions...1) will we need to leave and re-enter at any point, and 2) can we wear our costumes all day?

Thanks!

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Aug 25, 2014 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom,

You will not have to leave and re-enter, you would just show your party tickets after 4 p.m. and get a party wristband. As for costumes, I don't think you will be able to wear them until after 4 p.m. You could store them in a locker until party time. Also keep in mind that it can still be quite hot during the day, so make sure your costumes are weather appropriate.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aug 14, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. Maryna Says...

Hi, there! This looks like so much fun! My mom and I are planning to go this October, and we're both planning to dress as Disney characters--so we're being extra-sure that we understand the costume guidelines (like not posing for pictures or signing autographs). We're unsure about the admission time, though! If you're allowed to enter the park as early as 4:00 with a Halloween ticket, can you already be in costume that early? Thanks, Mommy Frog! Your advice and experience are very helpful! Love the pictures, too!

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Aug 14, 2014 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maryna,

Yes, you can go to the park at 4 p.m. dressed as your favorite character. Who are you going as? I'm going as Maleficent this year!!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2014 at 7:39 p.m. Chad Says...

We will be visiting in September of 2014.. are they still allowing Halloween Party ticket holders into the park at 4:00 PM?

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Jul 14, 2014 at 4:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chad,

Yes, they are! It really is the most fantastic party. You will love it.

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2014 at 9:53 p.m. Melissa Says...

Thanks for all the information! We are planning to go to the party this year, but we will not be doing the park earlier in the day. We will just have the party tickets for that evening. If they let us in at 4:00, do you know if we will be allowed to book and use fast pass + in that time until the party actually starts if we don't have park tickets? Thanks!

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May 19, 2014 at 11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

This is all still quite new, but you should be able to book FastPasses leading up to party time.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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May 19, 2014 at 1:13 a.m. Margaret Says...

This question might seem redundant! Do you need a regular ticket in addition to your not so scary ticket? We are considering going on a trip but may not go into the park before the party this day. Is that allowed?

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May 19, 2014 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Margaret,

If you plan on attending just the party, you only need a party ticket. If you want to enter Magic Kingdom before 4 p.m., you will need regular admission.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. Joe Says...

Where do we purchase tickets for this event?

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Sep 30, 2013 at 5:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hello Joe,

You'll need to purchase these tickets directly from Disney:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/

Let us know how you like the party!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2013 at 1:18 p.m. Katie Says...

We are going this Friday... trying to find out what characters will be where. Any ideas? I know last year the dwarfs were near Splash mountain, but I"m wondering if they will be back in Fantasyland somewhere? I do not see a "character greeting" near splash mountain on the 2013 map.

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Sep 11, 2013 at 12:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

At least for last night's party, the Seven Dwarfs were camped out in Fantasyland near Prince Charming's Regal Carrousel and Pinocchio Village Haus. Have fun and let us know how you liked the party!

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2013 at 4:48 p.m. Maria Says...

To be able to enter the park at 4.. Is a separate ticket required to enter or can guest enter with the Halloween party ticket??

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Sep 9, 2013 at 6:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

All you need is your Halloween party ticket! Have fun.

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2013 at 11:49 a.m. Dan Says...

We Have done the Halloween party at Disneyland several times and find that it pays to skip the candy lines and go straight for the rides as the rides are empty and the lines are packed. I can get candy at any store. Later in the evening the candy lines die down and you can pretty much get a bag full as the park employees were handing out handfuls by the end after most of the little ones go home.

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Sep 6, 2013 at 12:48 a.m. Bev Says...

If you don't have tickets for the Halloween Party, will you be asked to leave the park?

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Sep 6, 2013 at 2:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bev,

Yes. If you are in the park after 7 p.m. without a wristband, you will very politely be directed to the park exits.

Best,

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Nick Says...

Where are the speciality candy hand puts this year? We will be going for our first time ever next week!

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Sep 5, 2013 at 9:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hey there Nick,

We're not sure yet, but we will let you know as soon as we find out!

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2013 at 4:58 p.m. Delmy Says...

When you purchase the tickets for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, until what time will the park be open?

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Sep 5, 2013 at 9:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Delmy,

The party goes until midnight! Have fun!

-- Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. Jill Says...

Do you know about any "extra magic" hours at MK for Oct 25 or 26? Do they ever add them on? I'm shocked not to see them on the calendar... we are going to WDW specifically for MNSSH that weekend and staying at a resort hotel so we can have access to late hours - but nothing is showing late...

any inside scoop?

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Sep 5, 2013 at 3:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

These are good questions. There will not be Extra Magic Hours on the night of the party, since it is a separately ticketed event.

EMHs are typically posted about six months in advance. Disney adjusts park hours based on anticipated crowd levels as the actual date gets closer, and I have seen evening EMHs pushed back later in the evening if a park close time gets extended.

Best,

-- Leap

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Sep 4, 2017 at 2:16 a.m. Ashley Says...

Extra magic hours are only for those who are staying at the resorts

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Jun 15, 2016 at 7 a.m. Summer Bradford Says...

Hi,

We have been to MK numerous times but have never been to MNSSHP . We were wondering if we could just buy the ticket for the party or do we have to have general admission then purchase the party pass seperatly.

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Summer,

If you want to enter after 4 p.m., you would only need the party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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