2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has begun! Here are the details.

(Article last updated: September 5, 2018)

There are several special events offered throughout the year at Disney World and 1 of those is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) where people get dressed up in costume and attend special activities that are only offered at this party.

Here's some info for you on the details of what takes place at the party, how much it costs, when it's held, and thoughts on how to create a touring plan to use during the party.

Let's get started...

What is it?

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a party that takes place at Magic Kingdom.

Everybody visiting Magic Kingdom in late August through early November will get to enjoy the decorations in the park, but only people attending the party will get to enjoy the special events (details on the events are below).

How much does it cost?

This event is only available to people who have purchased special event tickets. Tickets range in price from $75-125 for adults, depending on the date you attend.

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Tickets for 2018 went on sale on March 19th and are currently available by calling 407-WDISNEY or online at DisneyWorld.com.

Are there discounts available?

On select nights, guests that are Annual Passholders or DVC (Disney Vacation Club) owners are able to save a few dollars on their tickets.

The discount starts at around $5 per ticket. To check on availability, log into your My Disney Experience account and navigate to Event Tickets.

When is the Halloween party?

On some nights in August, September, and October, Magic Kingdom park closes early so that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) can be held from 7 p.m. to midnight (though people with party tickets can enter as early as 4 p.m.).

People often ask how Disney filters out the non-party goers. The answer is that party attendees are given special bracelets to show that they are attending the party, and starting at park closing (which is 6 p.m.) Cast Members will usher out anybody who doesn't have that bracelet.

Party dates for 2018

  • August 17 (sold out), 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

Important note! The party will go on regardless of weather so even if it's pouring down rain, it'll be taking place.

If you don't want to risk it by purchasing ahead of time (it is during hurricane season, after all), wait until you're at Disney World to purchase tickets. Some dates like the very first night and Halloween do sell out ahead of time but many don't.

What exactly takes place during the party?


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Everybody is given a bag when entering the party, but you can bring your own if you'd like to get more as well.

Go later in the night to avoid lugging around heavy candy, to enjoy shorter lines, to benefit from Cast Members often generous portions later in the night, and to allow you to do more important things earlier.

Trick-or-treating is available in these locations in 2018:

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Market Street (until 8 p.m.)


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


  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Carousel of Progress
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe


  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean


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

Liberty Square

  • Columbia Harbor House

People with food allergies: you can grab a teal bag from a Cast Member at any treat location and/or head to Town Square Theater and Liberty Square Ticket Center for allergy-friendly locations. You can collect teal tokens at the trick-or-treat stations which can later be redeemed for allergy-friendly treats.

Dressing in costumes

Disney used to allow everybody to wear costumes during the Halloween party, but the policy has changed in recent years.

Here's the current policy.


  • Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests.
  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

For Guests ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

For Guests ages 14 and older:

  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g.,full-length Princess dresses)
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
  • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • Masks of any kind may not be worn.

Want more costume tips? Check out our Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party costume FAQ.

Dressing for the weather

Due to Florida weather, you might also want to make sure costumes are cool enough to wear in the heat and humidity, and choose something that can easily be covered in a poncho.

Special entertainment

Boo-To-You Parade

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The parade is held twice during the party (at 9:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.). For easiest viewing, go to Frontierland for the second parade. The parade will come through that section about 15 minutes after the official parade start time so keep that in mind when planning.

In true Disney fashion, the parade comes with a couple fun "extras":

Guests along Main Street waiting for the parade to start are treated to a Zootopia Party Patrol which features 2 of your favorite Zootopia friends: Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde. You can expect fun music from the movie as well as dancing during this brief pre-parade party.

And, as the parade start time creeps even closer, guests along the entire parade route are treated to one of the signature moments of the entire evening: the appearance of the Headless Horseman.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

In Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, the mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney "Hocus Pocus" return to the mortal world for one night during the Halloween season. With only a few hours to run a muck, the three sisters decide to use their magic to throw the best, most evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard!

Hocus Pocus takes place in August and September at 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., and midnight. In October show times are 8 p.m., 8:35 p.m., 10:45 p.m., and midnight.


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A special version of Wishes called HalloWishes is shown at 10:15 p.m. during the party.

The best places to see fireworks are noted on the map below.

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Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball Dance Party

This dance party features Mike Wazowski and Sulley, and it takes place on the Tomorrowland Stage from 7 p.m. - midnight.

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam (new for 2018!)

Located in Storybook Circus (hence the name), this new dance party will feature Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins. The dance party will take place from 7 p.m. - midnight.

The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet

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The Cadaver Dans perform their ghoulish medley of popular "tombs" for guests in Frontierland during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom.

Character meet-and-greets

There are always chances to meet lots of characters during the party. Here are the characters that are available during the party in 2018.

In addition to the list below, you'll also be able to interact with Mike, Sulley, George, Boo, Doc McStuffins and Timon at the dance parties.

The asterisk means it's a popular/rare character. Meeting them requires lining up early.

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse - Town Square Theater


  • Aladdin, Jasmine, Abu, Genie
  • Tarzan, Jane and Terk
  • Jafar
  • Moana* - Enchanted Tiki Room queue
  • Captain Jack Sparrow - near Pirates of the Caribbean

Liberty Square

  • Jack Skellington and Sally*
  • The Gravediggers* - near Liberty Square Riverboat


  • Brer Fox and Rabbit


  • Anastasia and Drizella
  • Cinderella - Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Cruella DeVil
  • Daisy - Storybook Circus near Casey Jr. Splash n Soak Station
  • Donald - Storybook Circus near Casey Jr. Splash n Soak Station
  • Alice and Mad Hatter - Mad Tea Party
  • Belle and Gaston - Belle’s Village
  • Ariel and Eric - Prince Eric’s Market (across from Ariel’s Grotto)
  • Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet - Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Minnie Mouse - Storybook Circus near Casey Jr. Splash n Soak Station
  • Princess Elena - Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Princess Tiana - Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Queen of Hearts and Tweedles - Mad Tea Party
  • Rapunzel - Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Seven Dwarfs* - inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus


  • Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear*
  • Elvis Stitch - Stitch’s Great Escape

Exclusive merchandise

Disney always has exclusive merchandise available to purchase during their parties. Here are the options for 2018.

Items can be purchased at The Emporium on Main Street and Big Top Souvenirs in Fantasyland. Pins are available at Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland, and costume pieces are available to purchase at Curtain Call Collectibles.

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During the party, you can enjoy shorter lines on rides but there are no FastPass+ reservations available and not all rides are open.

Here's what is open for the 2018 party (noticeably missing - Jungle Cruise):


  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Swiss Family Treehouse


  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion


  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • It’s a small world
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party (fun enhancement for the party)
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer
  • Princess Fairytale Hall


  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Note: though FastPass+ reservations aren't available during the party, you can get them for 4-7:00 if you plan to arrive in that time frame. The key is to 1.) make FastPass+ reservations for your non-party days first and 2.) you can't have FastPasses booked earlier in the day.

Although you should definitely take advantage of the special party events, the ability to walk onto rides is a huge luxury that's a lot of fun.

One ride you should definitely take advantage of during the party is Haunted Mansion where the maids and butlers are specially dressed for the party, there are storytellers and you can have your pic taken with the hearse driver.

Side note: Magic Kingdom is a great park to visit during the day of a party since less people want to be there due to the early closure. If you show up at 4 p.m., you'll be able to ride plenty of things between 4 and 7, before the party even begins.

Special ride experiences (new for 2018!)

In addition to generally shorter lines, a few of the attractions will have special experiences on select rides.

Here are the ones that are available:

  • Mad Tea Party - Disney says it "will take you for a colorful ride as new lighting and effects give a new spin on the night. Depending on the color of your costume, you too could transform under the new dancing lights."
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - descried as "pirates invade experience, interacting with sailing guests who will join the search for Gunpowder Pete.”
  • Space Mountain - where "explorers will hurtle through deep space as a new soundtrack and special effects transform the adventure"

Photo opportunities

PhotoPass photographers will take special photos during the party and when you see the pics afterward, you'll see something magically inserted into the photo.

Magic Shots for the 2018 party are available at these locations.

Magic Kingdom Main Entrance

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Town Square

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Main Street, U.S.A.

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Haunted Mansion

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Dining options

Though you should be careful about spending too much of your party time eating, there are some Quick Service and Table Service restaurants available during the party. Many of the Quick Service options even have Halloween-themed treats.

Table Service restaurants that are available in 2018 include Be Our Guest, Cinderella's Royal Table, and Crystal Palace. You can book those at on the MNSSHP dining page.

Quick Service restaurants are also available. Here's that list for 2018, including the ones that have special treats available for the party:

Main Street U.S.A.

Main Street Bakery
Not-So-Poison Apple Cupcake - spiced apple cupcake with pecan crunch and buttercream
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Halloween Cinnamon Roll - cinnamon roll topped with icing and a chocolate spider web
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Pumpkin Cheesecake - topped with a chocolate Mickey Pumpkin, the gluten-friendly Pumpkin Cheesecake is sure to be a ghoulish delight with gluten-friendly vanilla pecan cake and caramel glaze
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Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Nothing unique being served for the party, but you can order hand-scooped ice cream and sundaes like always.

Casey's Corner
Minnie Witch Brownie - topped with a white chocolate piece featuring the Minnie Mouse dressed in her Halloween best
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Aloha Isle
Hitchhiking Ghost Dessert - cream puff filled with cookies and cream mousse and topped with a chocolate piece featuring the Hitchhiking Ghosts
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Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn (open until 11 p.m.)
Hades Nachos - black bean nacho chips topped with fiery buffalo chicken and your choice of toppings from the topping bar
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Worms and Dirt - chocolate pudding comes topped with gluten-friendly cake crumbs, gummy worms, and a chocolate grave stone
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Golden Oak Outpost
Treats at the Cider House - Apple Cider, Warm Caramel-Stuffed Pretzel, and Cinnamon Donuts
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Liberty Square

Sleepy Hollow
Zero Waffle Sundae
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Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop
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Liberty Square Market (open until 11 p.m.)
Madame Leota Dessert - vanilla tart shell filled with toasted marshmallow pastry crème and topped with crispy pearls, chocolate, and a hard candy garnish
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Columbia Harbour House (open until 8 p.m.)
No special treats here, but a great place to grab a bite to eat.


The Friar's Nook (open until 8 p.m.)
No treats special to the party, but gourmet tots and frozen beverages available for a quick bite to eat.

Storybook Treats
Maleficent Dessert - lime soft-serve in a black waffle cone and topped with purple sugar and chocolate horns
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Gaston's Tavern (open until 10 p.m.)
Oogie Boogie Meringue (gluten free!) - pomegranate-cherry gelée with gummy worms and topped with glow-in-the-dark meringue
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Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
Muenster Smash Burger - served on a black bun with Muenster cheese, tots, and Sriracha aïoli
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The Lunching Pad
No special treats available, but easy place to grab a hot dog, pretzel, or frozen drink.

Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
Candy Corn Ice Cream - available in a cone or sundae
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Candy Corn Milkshake - topped with cotton candy and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow
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Treats available throughout the park

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Exclusive Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom card

Guests attending MNSSHP can pick up an exclusive Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom card. For 2018, the card features the Orange Bird and his "Juice-o-Lanterns".

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Get the party map

Here's the 2018 party map to help you plan your night.

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(Download the PDF)

How to plan your time

In my opinion, these should be your priorities:

  • Meeting popular characters like Jack Skellington and Sally, the 7 Dwarfs, villains, and Moana
  • Boo-to-You Parade
  • Hocus Pocus show and HalloWishes fireworks
  • Rides
  • Candy

To fit it all together, this is how I would plan my time:

  • 4:00 - 7:00 - ride rides, eat dinner, and then get in line between 5:30 and 6 to meet your highest priority character (like the Seven Dwarfs or Jack Skellington & Sally)
  • 7:00 - 9:00 - rides, shopping
  • 9:00 - 11:00 - fireworks, Hocus Pocus show
  • 11:00 - midnight - Boo to You Parade at 11:15 p.m., trick-or-treat to get as much candy as you can, meet more characters with shorter lines

Is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party worth it?

The party is worth it for families that have kids that can stay up late, especially if you consider that you can think of your party ticket as your park ticket for the day but with special entertainment and shorter waits for rides.

For instance, if you'll be in Disney theme parks for 7 days, you could get 6 day park tickets and also purchase tickets to the party. On the party day, you could use the first part of the day to rest or visit Disney Springs, and then go to Magic Kingdom at 4 p.m. to use your party ticket.

In general, Tuesdays are the least crowded day to attend overall, and August and September dates are less busy than October dates.

Extra touches

Disney is offering a Happy HalloWishes Dessert Package which provides a Halloween-themed version of the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party. The price is $84/adult and $50/child.

This dessert party is not something that we generally recommend because it takes so much time out of the party and you should be able to easily find a spot to view the fireworks, but it might be a nice add-on for people looking to do something a little different during their trip.

Another bit of extra magic that can be added if you're visiting Disney World in September or October is the special in-room celebration called Mickey's Spooktacular Celebration where your room can be decorated for the occasion.

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So what do you think? Will you be attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Or do you have questions that weren't covered?

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Shawna Menzel

Is there a place to see the Hocus Pocus, the Parade and the fireworks all from the same spot? I would like to hit the 830 Hocus pocus and maybe just stay all in the same area with the kids.


I’m taking a short solo trip to WDW in October. MNSSHP is happening on 3 of the 4 days. I’m weighing my options for attending a party by myself (first time) or just using a park ticket to go to MK from 9-6. Advice is appreciated!


Went to the party last week (August 24th) and thought the theming, parade and fireworks were great. Disappointed in the crowds which seemed worse than in the park during regular hours that week and led to long (30 mins plus) waits for rides and in some cases trick-or-treating. While Space Mountain in complete darkness was fun the “special” theming for Space Mountain, Pirates and the Tea Party was overall underwhelming.


Such cute merchandise! I was wondering about a ballpark cost of the items you can only purchase in the park?


Are the shops on Main Street open 1 hour after park closing on a party night? Thank you!


40 minutes but if you’re looking for the party exclusive treats I would recommend going earlier as they are selling out quick.


Thanks so much!

Greg Parisi

How do the party crowds compare to just a normal daily crowd? We went last August and I think the crowd levels were 6-7 range. What would the party crowd be in relation?

Kayla Andrews

So if I purchase party tickets for my boyfriend and i we can go into the park and start doing things at 4? Or will we be held in a holding area till 7?


We are planning to attend the party for the first time in September, and we’re super excited. I got reservations to eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table for the first time, at 7:25 during the party. I figure the fact the party was going on was how I managed the reservation. I am worried about missing too much party, however. We have a 2 and a 4 year old, so I don’t know that they’ll be up until midnight. Should we skip CRT and just do the party? Or use the opportunity to enjoy our first experience at CRT? We’re planning… Read more »

Marc Schreiber

I have been through the list of character M&G several times and didn’t see Snow White listed. Am i just missing her on the list?


We have purchased tickets for MNSSHP in Sept. we are food lovers and are extremely excited for all the Halloween desserts at the party. This is our first time though and I do not exactly know what to expect. Are the treats free or is this something I need to budget snack credits for if that’s an option?


We are 2 adults doing 1 day at MK the last week of September. Since we mostly want to do some rides and enjoy the atmosphere (we wouldn’t be trick or treating or meeting many characters) would we get the most for our money with a regular 1 day MK ticket or going to the Halloween party which is cheaper but less time? We’re staying off property so we can’t take advantage of EM hours.

Billie Jone

Honestly while you dont get FP for the party the lines are always shorter. Around the 30min range as a whole, and even shorter during the shows and parade if those aren’t your cup of tea (though I personally think the Boo to You parade is the one of the best disney has to offer.) You could do a lot of the heavy rides throughout the night knock out all the mountains, and more popular rides. Also its kinda fun to wear a costume that that would show up in your ride pictures. But if you get there at 4pm,… Read more »

Natasha Mennecke

Will the rides that have special halloween theming have that theming before 7? Could I get to the park and use a fast pass to see Haunted Mansion at 4 or 5 and still see the special party theming, or do I have to wait until 7 for that?


Hi does anyone know if you can buy normal merchandise at mickeys not so scary Halloween party? Such as they’re usual Mickey ears ect. Thank you 😁

Jason Dancisin

the auto-play music on this page gets me every time. My poor ears 🙂

Marc Schreiber

My first MNSSHP was as a 6 eyed pirate back on Oct 2, 2011, I have not missed a MNSSHP since, even doubling up with a DCL HOTHS cruise., I have been Cap’n Jack Sparrow’s father, Indiana Jones, King Fergus, Professor Porter, and this year as Geppetto. That original pirate costume was the incentive to sew an entirely new pirate outfit for Marco Mimosa which has been making several voyages each year on DCL. MNSSHP ism IMO, the best extra cost event at The World. I gives me the chance to Cosplay instead of just DisBounding. Although I’m 76 MNSSHP… Read more »


I have 4 day park hopper tickets and tickets to MNSSHP all linked to My Disney Experience. We’re staying on property. When I’m ready to make FP+ reservations 60 days out, will the system recognize that I can select FPs for 4 days besides the Party day and from 4-7pm on the Party day? Or will I need to call Support for them to “fix it?”

Christa Patton

I have the same exact question! Did you find out? Thanks, Christa


I have five regular day park tickets and a ticket for mnsshp on a day when we aren’t going to the parks. I scheduled my regular five days worth of FP+s first, then did the Tuesday MNSSHP FP+ and it went very smoothly.


Any clue as to when to expect dining reservations during MNSSHP October 2018 to open? I don’t remember when the seperate booking page was posted last year and wanted to be ready to book my CRT reservations.

Alana Dvorak

When do they start putting up the halloween decorations? Is it any overnight occurrence?


Quick question,
I have a 5 year old and am weighing the options of doing this as extra (because so many of the things take place so late at night). The main reason we are considering it is because of Jack and Sally (he LOVES Nightmare Before Christmas) if we just wanted to meet them, are they out at 4? So we could technically meet them before the party started?


Hi Maggie — the way I understand it is that the characters do not come out until right at or very close to the event start time. This is in part because those special characters are an exclusive MNSSHP experience. People can begin lining up for characters much earlier, once they’ve received the MNSSHP wristband (you must have a wristband to get in line), but chances are, the earliest you might meet anyone would be closer to 6:00-6:30pm.

Peg P

I definitely would NOT recommend this to anyone! You don’t get even close to what you pay for! Rides are NOT easier to get on; they’re actually more difficult. The crowd level didn’t seem to change at all once the non-party goers were asked to leave. It was still just as crowded. That means same amount of people and no Fast Passes! I saw several rides with more than an hour wait time. I wouldn’t worry about their costume policy. Disney doesn’t follow it. I can’t count the amount of women I saw in full-length princess gowns that touched the… Read more »


This is completely the opposite of the experience I had. I’m curious, which date did you go?


Has anyone attended a November 1st party? Are many people wearing costumes and are there less crowds?

Lisa M

Excited about the party but want to make sure we enter correctly. If entering between 4-7, is there a specific gate we should look for, and do we need to make sure our regular tickets on our magic bands aren’t used by accident? Thanks!


Have you any idea whether the August parties were popular enough to suggest they may happen again next year? We are just sorting our dates out and would love to make one of the earlier parties if possible. I know it won’t be announced officially for a long while yet, but thought I’d ask anyway!


Hi. Just spoke with Disney and they made it clear . NO FAST PASSES!


You have to call Disney and Prioritize your tickets (ask for Internet Support). Not sure exactly how it works other than it tells the system you are going to only use your party ticket on that day. We have one day after the party and we were able to make the FP with no problem and didn’t get the e-mail. I had. The tech was extremely helpful and helped me book the FP’s.


I understand you can’t use fastpasses during the party, but would those with disabilities be able to use their disability passes with the rides? We have never been to this before (haven’t been to Disney since 2001) and debating whether to do this or not. My youngest sister is an adult (23 years old) with Down Syndrome, she will love the park at night (we stay off grounds so no park after hours), trick or treating, and the characters that you can’t see elsewhere, but if we can’t use fastpasses and disability passes, it might be a rough night as… Read more »

Lana Rogers

You can actually get a fast pass only between the hours of 4p and 7p. You can enter the park beginning at 4pm the day of the party, so you can get a fast pass as long as it is between 4 & 7pm. After the party starts, no fast passes are available. The disability pass, however, shouldn’t be affected by the party. She should still be able to use that regardless of the party.

Hope this info helps!


I am pretty sure you can not use fast passes this year from 4-7 UNLESS you have a ticket to the park that day. This is what a rep told me yesterday.


I have a fast pass between 4-7 for the day of the event so yes you’re able to if that helps

S. Curry

You may wish to call Walt Disney World to verify regarding the disability pass during the party. In the past the disability pass gave you the ability to obtain a “return time” equal to the current wait time of the attraction and you could wait elsewhere or do another activity during that wait time, then return at or after that wait time to “redeem” it anytime before the park closes for the day and use the FastPass line. However, I was told that it does not apply to party hours as the FastPass lines are closed during the party, but… Read more »


Do they offer any of the treats (in addition to the candy) as part of the ticket or are they all a separate price? We have not gone before.
We did go to the Christmas party last year where they offered cookies and hot chocolate.

Lana Rogers

We go to the party every year, and the only thing the ticket covers is the trick or treat candy (and there’s PLENTY of it). Any other treats must be purchased separately.


I see there are already many comments about the claim that FP+ reservations from 4p-7p can be made on event days, but has anyone tried this during the events that have already taken place this year? I see this working easily for passholders, but for the rest of us, if it could work, how would it work? Would the FP+ be associated to our MagicBands or the event ticket? If we aren’t scanning our MagicBands at the gate, would it ignore our FP+ reservations when we get to the attraction? I understand the point that we would lose our FP+… Read more »

Lana Rogers

Yes, you can use fast passes from your magic bands even though you didn’t use them to enter the park. We go to the party every year, and always have a fast pass for between 4p and 7p that is associated with our magic bands.


Awesome, thanks! We hit our 60 day mark yesterday and I went ahead and made FP+ for HM AND SDMT, I’m hoping everything goes smoothly when we’re there.

Karen Nobbs

We’ve attended two Halloween parties in recent years and won’t buy tickets again because of the crowds. The first time we attended was lots of fun. The 2nd time, in 2014, the party was wall-to-wall with people! Lines for everything were really long. If Disney limited tickets to a more reasonable number of guests I’d love to go again, but I won’t pay so much extra money to fight those crowds.

Kris Wheatley

Do WE wear costumes?


Yes. Acults dress up too. Just make sure to check out the guidelines.


You said you got a special bracelet for the party. Where do you get that, and can I get it ahead of time so that I can go right in at 4:00, or will there be a long line waiting at 4:00 to get this?


If already in MK for the day, you used to be able to get your wristband anytime before the party by going to guest relations and having them scan your magic band. Has that been discontinued?


We will be at WDW without kids in September Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Is this something that would be enjoyable for just adults? We love going to Disney. So this sound like fun but have never done it before and we won’t have our kids with us this time.


Absolutely. It’s a great experience for everyone. It has the same amount of kid-focus that all other experiences at WDW. You could probably make an argument that you will have a better time without kids due to it being a late evening event.

I went by myself last year when I was at WDW for a convention and I had a blast.


Thank you for this great information. Our family is going in mid-September and we are looking forward to some new characters to meet.

Question: do you have a sense for which ones will have the longest line? I know Jack, Sally, and the Dwarves will probably be the longest but what about the other? Do you know when meetings start and how soon we can get in line?

Thank you!


If the party ends at midnight, how will anyone watch the Spelltacular midnight show?


Ah, that makes sense. Thank you!


I was wondering I don’t have hopper tickets I was planning on going to the not so scary party on a day I’m not going government magic kingdom would I still be able to go on the rides after 7pm with the ticket


You don’t need regular park tickets to attend the party, you only need a party ticket. Rides are open after 7pm for anyone with a party ticket.


I’m sorry, I didn’t really read through other comments….. But, I was wondering if the characters start meeting before the 7:00 time? Or do you have to wait in line until 7? Also – will you update after the first of the 2017 parties begin? Does magic Kingdom let you know specifically where certain characters are located, as it doesn’t show that on the map. Thank you for the help!!

Riley Banks

Okay so I’m a MNSSHP newbie and I have a few questions.
Will the rides that aren’t open for the party be open 4-7?
Will they let you in at 4 if you’re in costume, or do you have to wait until 7 to enter/put on your costume?
Any replies are appreciated. I’m usually at WDW in the summer, so October is totally different for me. Thanks??


Those rides will be open during the 4-7pm, unless they are closed for other reasons. Last year I was able to experience the closed rides during this timeframe.

Yes, you can enter in costume at 4pm.


Im going October 29-3rd Of November I want to go to the parks before the Halloween party, and attend the Halloween party which I would have to get a ticket for. The day I’m attending the Halloween party will it also count toward one of the days I have my Reg park ticket for ?


But if im not till after four it won’t count one of them

Heather Jordan

I have reservations for BOG on the night if the Halloween party- I’ve seen along of negative reviews lately, and have Alain read it takes too much of the party time. It will be my daughters birthday- she will be 3. I’m torn on keeping it. I have a character meal for my sons birthday while we are there, and would like to do the same for her.

Roxy Couch

Were staying in Disney and have a 14 day pass, do we still need to pay additional to join Mickeys Halloween Party or is it included? Ive reserved dining with Crystal Palace and its the MHP package will this be counted as our pass? Confused over it all!


Do you know if third party sites like tickets at work, get tickets for October? I see them for September, but we won’t be there that early. I want to go ahead and tie up all my loose ends, but also want to get the best deal. Thanks!

Jaclyn Schneider

What to do if our kids are scared of hocus locus? What should we do instead?

Riley Banks

If your kids are scared of Hocus Pocus, you could just ride more rides, meet characters, or trick-or-treat instead of watching the stage show. Just steer clear of the front of the castle while it’s showing. Hope this helped??

Jaclyn Schneider

Would it be a good time to meet the seven dwarfs?


The full park is open and it is easy to avoid this show when it’s being performed.


Hi, you mentioned that some attractions will be closed during the party, but I was looking at Disney website and they said Jungle cruise and Space mountain will be open? (Sep 1st 2017). Can you confirm that? Thanks!

Julie Hohmann

Do I need a regular park ticket AND party ticket to get in to the party?


You mentioned being able to do fastpass before the party without a regular ticket. I did that and it initially allowed it, but then I received an email that said I have more days of fastpass then tickets. So are you sure that you are able to make fastpass reservations from 4pm to 7pm if entering only with a Halloween ticket (no standard park ticket)? and can these be made 60 days out if you are staying at a Disney property?


I’m also questioning this. We have 4 park hopper days for our week there and was going to do this on the open day that we have MNSSHP tix. 60 days out today and I was able to secure Fastpass+ rides for 4 park days AND party night between 4-7 PM. However, I had called Disney phone# and was told you cannot use Fastpass w/o park tix?!…too excited to loose the 7D Fastpass if it’s not honored.


We did the party last year and made our first fast passes for 3:30 to 4:30. We had no trouble using them just like Shannon says above.


I heard recently that Disney is taking away the ability for party goers to make FP+ reservations during the 4-7pm timeframe. That’s a bummer.


I just got the same email saying they would cancel my fastpasses for another day because I had too many selections for the number of ticket days. Such a bummer! Despite what the article says, last year when we went mid-September the wait times during that 4-7 range were just as long as normal days in the summer. We’re going in October this year, so I’m assuming it will be busier being much closer to Halloween.


I have 2 fast passes scheduled the day of my party and no other tickets linked to my account. First one 3:20 – 4:20 and second one 4:30 – 5:30. I’ve had them set for 10 days now, no issues. I was able to get 3 fast passes last year and use them before the party.

Mallory Keel

We have two park day tickets on our account from a trip we had to cancel due to the recent hurricane. Hubby and I are doing a quick trip down to enjoy a resort and only go the the Halloween Party. We will save our park tickets for the next family trip in spring. Would I be able to make the Fastpass+ reservations between 4-7 if we are only using our party tickets? Do you think this will mess up fastpasses for our tickets that we plan not to use?

Peg P

You can make Fast Passes with your party tickets if you’ve linked them to your account. I just went to the party the other night and got 2 Fast Passes between 4 and 7 without having a park ticket.


I can’t wait for this! We will be attending on Friday 13th October! Does anyone know when the 2017 map will become available?

Is there anything special about the dining? We booked a MNSSHP dinner at 830


If I want to spend the entire day at magic kingdom do I have to buy 2 tickets. One for the day at the park and one for the Halloween party


Hello! I was wondering if the Sanderson Sisters appear multiple times during the party, or just once? Also, does anyone know what time? I just don’t want to miss it. Thank you!

Sarah Hudmon

I would love to know this as well. We have a reservation for BOG at 8:25. I am reluctant to keep it as I don’t want to miss anything, but figured we could eat in an hour? It’s 2 of my friends top thing they want to do, but I don’t want to miss Hocus Pocus! It’s only the 3 of us (so maybe okay to eat at BOG) if we do the late parade?


We had ADR at BOG last year during party and missed a ton. As much as we love BOG, I would cancel and do another time. We ended up spending two hours at BOG because they were behind. Don’t miss the party!

Adina Long

The sister’s last show is at midnight

Stephen Drebo

I would try to get the meal another day. Too much to do to be stopping to eat.


Are there any special perks to a 6:55 pm MNSSHP-Dinning @ Be Our Guest? I just got reservations for this time, was planning on doing the park that day as it is our last day at DW, but not the MNSSHP. Now I might reconsider due to the almost impossible reservation I got at BOG.

Adina Long

For 655 you have to have a party ticket

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