Can I see both the Halloween Party (MNSSHP) and the Christmas Party (MVMCP) on the same trip?

The Halloween and Christmas parties at Magic Kingdom are extremely popular but you may be having a tough time trying to decide just which one you're going to pick to attend. But, what if you didn't have to choose? What if you could see both Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) AND Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) plus the Food & Wine festival over at Epcot all on the same trip? You can! The key is to be there for the very last Halloween party and the very first Christmas party. Amazingly, there is generally only about a weeks turnaround for the Cast Members to switch out all indications of fall with Magic Kingdom's iconic Christmas decorations. So - if you have a trip that is lasting a week, you'll be able to hit up both parties! The rest of the parks (and resorts) will start their transformations to Christmas around this time, too, however, Magic Kingdom is generally done first. Read more about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Read more about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Read more about the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot      

How far in advance should I buy my Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets?

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a special ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom where people get dressed up in costume and attend special Halloween-themed activities that are only offered at the party. If you decide to attend a party during your visit, you will need to decide when to buy your tickets. But just how far in advance should you buy your tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party?

Is a Candlelight Processional Dining Package necessary?

The holiday season is a very exciting time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! In addition to all of the decorations at both the parks and resorts, there are also several special events occurring at Disney World during this time of the year. One of the most popular of these events is the Candlelight Processional. So what exactly is the Candlelight Processional and do you need to book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package to see it? The answer to the dining package question is no, you don’t NEED to book it to see it. However, having a dining package definitely helps!

Is the Dessert Party during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party worth it?

There are several special ticketed events offered at Walt Disney World throughout the year. One of these events is the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. These parties are offered several nights in August, September, and October and feature guests dressing up in costume, trick-or-treating, and other special activities that are only offered during the party. One of the special activities offered during the party is the Hallowishes Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace. This event costs extra to attend (on top of the cost of the Halloween party ticket). So, is it worth it to pay the extra to attend the Hallowishes Fireworks Dessert Party? Probably not.

What are the best tips for planning your Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costumes?

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated events every year. Starting in August, guests attending the party are invited to celebrate Halloween Disney-style, complete with costumes. But, wearing a costume to a theme park in the middle of Florida brings its own unique set of challenges. To help out, we've put together our list of our favorite tips for planning your Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party costumes.

What does it mean when the calendar lists a “special ticketed event” at Magic Kingdom?

For most people, a visit to Walt Disney World centers around its parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach (water park), and Typhoon Lagoon (water park). In general, you can visit those parks during operating hours using a “normal” park ticket. However, sometimes there are events that require you purchase a special ticket in order to attend. These are often referred to as “special ticketed events”. So, what exactly is a special ticketed event and how could it affect your Disney World trip? Read on to find out...

What is the difference between “Early Morning Magic” and “Extra Magic Hours”?

Disney really knows how to make things confusing! There are a couple of different ways you can get into Magic Kingdom "early", and Early Morning Magic and Extra Magic Hours (2 very similarly named events) are a couple of those ways. But, what's the difference between the 2?

What is the Pixar Play Zone at Disney’s Contemporary Resort?

Even though Disney World is billed as a "family destination" that doesn't mean there aren't opportunities for some adult-only fun, too. But, what do you do with the kids? One option for families looking to give their kids a night out is the Pixar Play Zone.

When do Halloween and Christmas party tickets go on sale?

Every year people plan their vacations around 2 of the most popular events at the Walt Disney World Resort: the Halloween and Christmas parties at Magic Kingdom. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are family friendly extras that you can do if you find yourself traveling to the parks in the fall or early winter. But, just when do the tickets to these popular events go on sale?

Which Halloween or Christmas party is the least crowded?

People attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party often want to know the best day to buy tickets so they can experience the least amount of crowds. Here are some guidelines to help you plan: Tuesdays are usually the least crowded party days The early parties are way less crowded than the later parties (so August and September Halloween parties will be much less crowded than October dates) The only exception to that is that sometimes the very first party is busy as locals and media types attend to get the scoop on party events Be sure to get the details of the parties so that you can maximize your party time. Guide to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party