Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a specially ticketed event at Magic Kingdom where people get dressed up in costume and attend special Halloween-themed activities that are only offered at the party.
But, in order to see the party you’ll need to purchase tickets, and just when (and how) to buy those tickets can be a bit confusing.
Here’s everything you need to know about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets.
UPDATE: MNSSHP cancelled for 2020
Disney has announced that once the parks reopen they will not be holding Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
This is likely in response to the need to reduce the entertainment offerings in order to comply with current regulations.
- Guests who purchased MNSSHP tickets through the end of the year will receive an automatic cancellation and refund for their party tickets.
Disney has announced that they have not yet decided if Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) will go on as scheduled this year.
Read more about what you can expect at Walt Disney World after the reopening.
First, some basics
New to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?
Before you dive too far into the ticket information you’ll definitely want to check out our Complete Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party first.
There you’ll find everything you need to know about the party including tips on what to expect and advice on how to tour.
When should you buy a ticket?
This decision of when you should buy your ticket is based on a few different factors.
One of the first things to consider is what date you plan to attend.
For the most part, many of the Halloween parties do not sell out. The exceptions to this are:
- the first party of the year
- parties in mid to late October
- Halloween night
If you plan to attend a party any of those times, it’s best to buy your tickets as soon as possible.
Friday night dates tend to be the most popular (because lots of locals will attend those parties) while Tuesdays typically are the least crowded.
Buying tickets in advanced for the parties (except the one on Halloween night) provides a slight discount over purchasing tickets on the day of the event.
Want a good idea which parties Disney thinks will be popular? Look at the price of the ticket.
The higher the ticket price, the more demand Disney thinks there will be for that party.
The first party of the year is more likely to sell out than other August and September parties because it is the first opportunity for people to get in and experience the event.
The remainder of parties in August, September, and early October usually do not sell out. As Halloween approaches though, parties do get busier and have a higher likelihood of selling out.
If you plan to attend a party that is not expected to sell out, there are two main things to consider:
- Tickets to MNSSHP are non-refundable
- MNSSHP is held regardless of weather
Since tickets to the party are non-refundable, it may be a better option to wait until you are at Disney World to buy tickets to ensure that you still want to attend the party.
This is especially true for weather-related issues. The Halloween parties occur during hurricane season so there is a chance that it could be pouring on the night of the party you plan to attend.
If you haven’t purchased tickets before you go, you may decide that it is better to just spend some time at the resorts instead of paying to attend a party in the rain. While the party itself will not be cancelled due to rain or inclement weather, there is a chance that certain activities will.
To buy ahead or to wait…
Ultimately, if you want to guarantee you have tickets to the party you want to attend, you should purchase them as soon as possible.
If, however, you don’t have your heart set on a party or you’d rather wait to see what the weather looks like, we recommend holding off buying them until the date gets closer.
Which day of the week is best?
People attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween 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
Where can you buy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets?
When it comes time to purchase your tickets, you have several options:
Through your Travel Professional
If you are working with a travel agent, they will be able to purchase your tickets for you.
MNSSHP tickets can also be purchased online on the official Walt Disney World website.
Prefer to call in? You can order tickets by phone by calling 1-407-WDISNEY.
Discounts for MNSSHP tickets
While large discounts aren’t available, there are a couple ways to save a few bucks:
Pick an earlier party
Earlier parties tend to be less busy, and consequently Disney prices the tickets for those parties at a lower price than ones later in the season.
Buy your ticket ahead of time
Tickets purchased ahead of time are $10 less expensive than those purchased on the day of the party.
This is probably one of the easiest ways to save a few bucks and $10 is a nice chunk of change to save.
Check for Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club discounts
My Disney Experience
After you purchase your ticket you’ll need to make sure it is linked in My Disney Experience and assigned to the correct person.
If you purchased your ticket online from Disney and you were logged into your My Disney Experience account it may already be linked, but it always a good idea to double check.
Here’s how that works:
From the homepage of the My Disney Experience app, select the menu button down in the lower right-hand corner:
Then, select “Tickets and Passes”:
That will bring up all the tickets you have linked. If you don’t see your MNSSHP ticket linked there, you just need to press the + button in the top right:
From there, you just follow the steps to link your ticket. After a ticket is linked, as long as you haven’t used it you can reassign it, but tickets themselves are non-refundable.
Trying to decide between Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? Here’s how you can do both parties in one trip.
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