"Official" 2018 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - A Spooktacular Celebration!


Apr 30, 2012
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2018 (MNSSHP)

Welcome to the "Official" 2018 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Thread, where you will get THE most updated information for all of your Halloween needs! Most of this information is from last year's party. However, I will update the thread as new information is released.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Frequently Asked Questions
:maleficenWhat are the dates for the 2018 MNSSHP?
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

CM Discounted Parties

August 17, 24, 28 & 31
September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 & 18

Sold Out Dates: 8/17 (8/17), 9/14 (9/14), 10/4 (10/4), 10/30 (10/29) & 10/31 (10/12)

Official Guest List (2018): https://www.disboards.com/threads/official-2018-mnsshp-guest-list-thread-read-post-1-for-rules.3671224/

For those wanting to attend MNSSHP & MVMCP
MVMCP 2018 Dates
November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29 & 30
December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 & 21

:maleficenWhen do MNSSHP Tickets go on sale?
Disney released Official 2018 MNSSHP Dates early morning of 3/19/18. Disney Parks Blog announced MNSSHP & MVMCP Dates and that tickets were on sale. At the time of the post, tickets only available by calling 407.939.1872. 4/17/18 - Tickets now available online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/purchase/. Pricing only available by calling when dates announced. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/03/tickets-on-sale-for-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-and-mickeys-very-merry-christmas-party-at-magic-kingdom-park/

34 Parties for 2018. 32 Parties for 2017 (29 in 2016).
  • 2017 Tickets went on sale on May 10th. Tickets went on sale prior to prices being released.
  • 2016 Party Dates were announced on March 23rd with ticket prices posting on May 4th. Tickets on sale date was released on May 4th.
  • 2015 Party Dates were announced on February 25th (http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/bl...gdom-special-events-tickets-on-sale-in-april/) and tickets sales began on April 8th.
  • 2014 Party Dates were announced on May 5th.
Please note that MNSSHP is a "hard-ticket" event. A "hard-ticket" event means you must buy a separate ticket for admission to the party, you cannot use a day of your regular Magic Your Way ticket to attend MNSSHP.

:maleficenHow much do tickets cost?
Ticket prices vary depending on the date of the party.

2018 Prices (Prices Do Not Include Tax)

Advanced Purchase Pricing

August 28 and September 3, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23: $75 Adult / $70 Child (Ages 3-9)
August 17, 24 & 31 and September 7, 14, 21 & 25: $79 Adult / $74 Child
September 28 & 30 and October 2 & 4: $89 Adult / $84 Child
October 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 & 25: $99 Adult / $94 Child
October 5, 12, 19, 26, 28 & 30: $119 Adult / $114 Child
October 31: $125 Adult / $120 Child

Same Day Purchase Pricing

August 28 and September 3, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23: $85 Adult / $80 Child (Ages 3-9)
August 17, 24 & 31 and September 7, 14, 21 & 25: $89 Adult / $84 Child
September 28 & 30 and October 2 & 4: $99 Adult / $94 Child
October 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 & 25: $109 Adult / $104 Child
October 5, 12, 19, 26, 28 & 30: $119 Adult / $114 Child

Annual Passholder & Disney Vacation Club Pricing
August 17, 24 & 31 and September 7, 14, 21 & 25: $74 Adult / $69 Child
August 28; September 3, 9, 11, 16, 18 & 23:
$70 Adult / $65 Child
September 28 & 30 and October 2 & 4: $84 Adult / $79 Child
October 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 21 & 23: $94 Adult / $89 Child

Military Ticket Prices*
(Purchased in Advanced & Include Tax)
August 17, 24, 28 & 31: $56.25 Adult / $51.10 Child
September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 & 18: $56.25 Adult / $51.10 Child

*Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and participating members of the National Guard and Reserve. You can purchase additional tickets for up to five (5) family members and/or friends.

Where Can You Purchase These Specially Priced Tickets?
Direct From Walt Disney World
These special tickets must be purchased in person (with
proper military ID) from Walt Disney World ticket or Guest Relations locations! They cannot be pre-purchased over the phone or internet.

From Shades of Green

You may also purchase these special tickets in person at Shades of Green's Ticket Office. Call 407-824-1403 for details.

All Tickets Are Subject To Availability. Tickets Can & Will Sell Out With Out Notice.

:maleficenWhere can I buy the tickets? When should I buy tickets?
  • Tickets can be ordered by calling 407-W-DISNEY or purchase online, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/tickets/events/. Once you purchase tickets, they will be linked to your My Disney Experience account (MDE).
  • Definitely in advance of the party, especially if you plan to attend on Halloween night, or if there is a specific day you prefer to go. There were not many sold out parties in 2016 or 2017. More parties sold out in advance in 2015 than ever before. Of the 26 parties in 2014, 11 sold out in advance (guest list thread on the Disboards). The first party to sell out in 2016 was Halloween night (October 31) and that party sold out on September 16.

:maleficenWhat time does MNSSHP start? What time can I enter the park?
MNSSHP officially starts at 7pm, with park closing at 6pm for day guests this year. Guests may enter Magic Kingdom using their party tickets starting at 4pm. This practice is not officially advertised by Disney, but it has been exercised for many years and Cast Members will readily confirm this information. None of the party-specific M&Gs or trick-or-treating will begin until 7pm, with a few M&G exceptions.

New in 2018 — Earlier Entry (DVC Members)
In 2018, Members and their guests can enter Magic Kingdom park 2 hours earlier than ever before—as early as 2:00 PM. Simply present your valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card and your event ticket at the main entrance touch points to take advantage of this benefit.

:maleficenDo I need a wristband? What if I want to stay without one?
  • Yes, a wristband is included in the cost of admission. All ticket holders for this event will be required to wear a wristband. You may pick-up your wristband and map of the party at designated locations in the MK.
  • Once the party begins at 7pm, Cast Members begin looking for those who do not have wristbands to exit the park.
  • MNSSHP Ticket Holders have purchased tickets with "their money" for the party; if you do not have a ticket/wristband make your way to exit the gates by 7pm.
  • As discussed on another thread, there are different color wristbands, so NO Double Dipping to attend another party.
  • Oh, my! I'm already in the park. Do I have to exit and re-enter for MNSSHP? No, there are checkpoints within the park to check-in and receive wristbands for MNSSHP!
Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
Mickey's PhilharMagic (Fantasyland)
Buzz Lightyear (Tomorrowland)

:maleficenAre FP+ Reservations available during the party?
  • No, there are no FP+ reservations in the park after the 6 p.m., park closing time for day guests. You can, however, make FP+ reservations using your party ticket for the 4-6:00pm time period (FP+ Selections should be booked between 3:30-6:00pm), before the party officially begins. The good news is that most attraction lines will be short enough during the party that you won’t miss FP+ reservations much.
  • When Can I Make FP+ Reservations?
*Staying at a Disney World Resort: 60D in Advance
Please note, if you only purchased MNSSHP tickets, your FP+ reservation is still based on resort check-in day.
*Staying at a Non-Disney Resort: 30D in Advance

FastPass+ FAQs
http://www.disboards.com/threads/everything-sdfp-second-set-fp-long-faq.3520747/ (Thread name changed toSDFP: CHANGES COMING!! Beware the 6th of June!, as of May 2017.) ---It has been determined it violates Disney's Terms of Service for MDE.

FP+ Canceled/Not Canceled Thread for 2017: https://www.disboards.com/threads/w...from-4pm-6-30pm-with-a-mnsshp-ticket.3622575/
:maleficenDo you have a map of the party?
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Map gives you an idea of special foods available, as well as show times for the major entertainment.

:maleficenWhat "tricks-or-treats" are offered?
Guests are given Trick-or-Treat Bags upon entry into the park, but the bags tend to be small. However, you can bring your own bag or purchase a souvenir bag in the park. Trick-or-Treat Bags can be used at the candy stations found throughout the Magic Kingdom. Locations are indicated on the map. There is no limit to how many times you can go back to the same location for more. 2018 Sponsors - Gogo Squeez, Werther's, Beanfields Bean Chips, Enjoy Life, Mars & Yumearth Organic Candy Company. 2018 Candy - Dove Milk Chocolate, Malteasers, M&Ms Plain, M&Ms Caramel, M&Ms Peanut Butter, Milky Way Minis, Snickers fun size, Snickers Mini, Snickers Crisper, Three Musketeers Fun Size & Twix Minis; Gogo Squeeze Pouches, Lifesavers Gummies, Lifesavers Big Ring Gummies, Skittles Originals, Skittles Sour, Skittles Wild Berry, Starburst FaveReds & Starburst (Thanks @Best Aunt).

2018 Information:
Get your fill of Halloween sweets and snacks as you gather up goodies from land to land.

Allergy-Friendly Experience
Do you have a food allergy? If so, we have a special trick-or-treat experience for you!

While at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, please see a Cast Member to pick up a teal-colored treat bag—the official color of food allergy awareness. These are available at any treat location and at the official Allergy-Friendly Centers located at Town Square Theater (near Tony's Town Square Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A.) and Liberty Square Ticket Office (near The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square).

When you trick-or-treat with your teal bag, Cast Members will give you a teal token at any treat station. Later on, you can redeem your teal tokens at our Allergy-Friendly Centers to receive your special treats!

2017 Information:
More than 40 different kinds of brand-name candies, including Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, M&Ms and KitKats, are included in three trick-or-treat candy mixes offered during the parties.
Food Allergy Info:
Guests with food allergies can get a special trick-or-treat bag (teal bag) and coins that will designate them as having an allergy (teal is the color that represents food allergy awareness). These bags and coins can be picked up at Heritage House to be redeemed for allergy-friendly treats at various locations in the park.

You will be able to view an allergy-friendly menu listing all the special treats available. According to their manufacturers the treats are free of the 8 major allergens – milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy, and are also made in a facility free of those allergens. Below is a list of all the allergy-friendly options:

Gummy Worms
Gummy Bears
Jelly Beans
Rice Milk Chocolate Bar
Dark Chocolate Bar
Vanilla Honey Graham Crunchy Cookies
Double Chocolate Crunchy Cookies
Non-Food Items: Halloween Friends Magnet Kit & Scarecrow Magnet Kit
:maleficenWhere can I Trick-or-Treat" in the Magic Kingdom?

2018 Locations

Main Street, U.S.A.

Market Street (Open Until 8pm)
Town Square Theater (Allergy Friendly ONLY)

Jungle Cruise
Pirates of the Caribbean

Liberty Square
Columbia Harbour House
Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy Friendly ONLY)

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

Splash Mountain
Dock to Tom Sawyer Island
Country Bear Jamboree

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe Bay

:maleficenWhat characters can I meet at MNSSHP?

2018 Characters

Main Street, U.S.A.
Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
Jack Skellington and Sally NOW at Town Square Theater (Meeting ~4:30pm)

Aladdin with Abu, Princess Jasmine, Jafar, Genie
Tarzan, Jane and Terk
Captain Jack Sparrow (Near Pirates of the Caribbean)
Moana (Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room @ 5:45pm)

Liberty Square
Jack Skellington and Sally (Liberty Square Gazebo @5pm)
The Gravediggers (Near Liberty Square Riverboat)

Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit (Roaming Around)

Belle and Gaston (Gaston's Tavern)
Alice & The Mad Hatter (Mad Tea Party)
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum and the Queen of Hearts (Mad Tea Party)
Ariel & Prince Eric (Prince Eric's Market across from Ariel's Grotto)
Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)
Cinderella & Princess Elena, Rapunzel & Tiana (Princess Fairytale Hall)
Anastasia and Drizella

Storybook Circus
The Seven Dwarfs (Pete's Silly Sideshow @ 6:15pm)
Donald, Daisy and Minnie Mouse (By Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station)
Pirate Goofy (Near Barnstormer Exit))
Cruella De Vil (8/17/18 Report & Photo Shows by Mad Tea Cups)

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear
Elvis Stitch (Inside Stitch's Great Escape! @ 6:30pm)

:maleficenHow long are the Character Meet & Greet lines?

It depends. There are a few of the popular characters that will have lines that begin long before the party starts. If you want to see the 7 Dwarfs or Captain Jack Sparrow you will want to line up around 5:00pm. The other M&G wait times will range from 30-45 minutes. FYI: Most M&G lines reported as being longer this year; Jack Skellington and Sally reported as meeting at 5pm (line up at 4pm) - 2016. M&G lines appear to be even longer this year, especially the new Moana M&G - 2017.

2017: Jack & Sally reported as meeting at 5pm, Moana @ 5:45pm and the 7D at 6:15pm.

:maleficenCan I purchase Memory Maker for MNSSHP ONLY?
  • Yes, Disney PhotoPass now offers Memory Maker (MM) One Day (Disney PhotoPass Website Updated on 3/25/16).
The Memory Maker Window begins at 6am EST on the day you use the 1D theme park admission with which MM is bundled at purchase or if MM was purchased separately, the date the photo selected on the MDE app, or of applicable, on MyDisneyPhotoPass.com when purchasing MM or when linking a previously purchased MM code to your Disney account and ends at 5:59am EST on the following day. (i.e. The 1D Memory Maker can be purchased in the app, after you have a photo loaded into your account, click on the photo, and you will get the option to purchase either the 30-day MM for $169, or the 1-day MM for $69).

PhotoPass photographers will take Magic Shots during the party where you will pose and when you see the photos afterward, you'll see something magically inserted into the photo.

Magic Shots
The Headless Horseman (Main Entrance of Magic Kingdom), Haunted Mansion Animation (Town Square looking down Main Street), A Grim Grinning Ghost/Ghost Coach Driver (Hearse in front of Haunted Mansion), Pumpkin Patch (Town Square), Haunted Mansion Dancing Ghosts (Main Street, U.S.A.), Dancing Skeleton Specialty (Outside of Ariel’s Grotto in New Fantasyland, after dark), The Apple (Around the Park --- Next to Sleepy Hallow in Liberty Square & In front of Cinderella's Castle on Main Street, U.S.A.); with and without the cauldron, The Scary Pumpkin, Hitchhiking Ghosts (In Front of the Rocking Chairs Next to The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square), Jack-o'-lantern in Hands (In front of Cinderella's Castle on Main Street, U.S.A), MNSSHP Bulb Prop (Bypass), the Pumpkin Bulb Prop (Frontierland across from the Country Bear Jamboree) & MNSSHP handheld photo props themed to Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade & Happy HalloWishes Fireworks.


Previously (2017), include the Headless Horseman (Main Entrance of Magic Kingdom), Haunted Mansion Animation (Town Square looking down Main Street), A Grim Grinning Ghost/Ghost Coach Driver (Hearse in front of Haunted Mansion), a Pumpkin Patch (Town Square), Haunted Mansion Dancing Ghosts (Main Street, U.S.A.), Dancing Skeleton Specialty (Outside of Ariel’s Grotto in New Fantasyland, after dark), the Apple (Around the Park), & the Scary Pumpkin.

Previously (2016), the Spooks for a Ghoulish Delight (Main Street, U.S.A.), the Mansion Ghost (Haunted Mansion) & Hitchhiking Ghosts (In Front of the Rocking Chairs Next to The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square).
Will they be available this year?

:maleficenAre the attractions open during MNSSHP?
Yes, and the lines for most attractions (except Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) will have much shorter wait times than a regular park day. Please note that typically the Jungle Cruise is closed for MNSSHP.

List of Open Attractions

Main Street, U.S.A.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Town Square Theater

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

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Splash Mountain

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*
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
Princess Fairytale Hall

Storybook Circus
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
The Barnstormer

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

Please note: All attractions and experiences are subject to change without notice.

2018 - New Spooky Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort
The Mad Tea Party 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. How cool is that?

On Pirates of the Caribbean, new pirates invade the experience, interacting with sailing guests who will join the search for “Gunpowder Pete.” Arrrgh!

On Space Mountain, explorers will hurtle through deep space as a new soundtrack and special effects transform the adventure. Can Space Mountain seriously get any better? #favorite

Also new this year, Storybook Circus welcomes the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring some of your favorite Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins!

:maleficenWhat are the times for Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade?
  • Boo-To-You runs at 9:15pm and 11:15pm.
  • It has been discussed that the second parade is less crowded than the first. There are advantages and disadvantages to both depending on your party size/age and party plans. Not sure about crowd levels for either parade with the time change of the first parade (2017 & 2018).
  • FYI: The parade route begins in Frontierland, follows the waterway until it reaches Liberty Square, crosses the Liberty Square bridge, circles Central Plaza in front of Cinderella's Castle, then heads down Main Street, U.S.A., where it ends next to Harmony Barbershop.

:maleficenWhat time is Happy HalloWishes (Fireworks)?
  • HalloWishes is at 10:15pm on party nights.

:maleficenAre there any Dining Options?
Dining is available at select counter service and snack locations throughout the park, but is very limited once the party begins. It’s probably wise to eat your main evening meal prior to attending the party.

Counter Service Dining Locations Open During Party:

Main Street U.S.A.
Main Street Bakery
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Casey's Corner

Aloha Isla

Golden Oak Outpost
Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn & Cafe

Liberty Square
Sleepy Hollow
Liberty Square Market (until 11pm)
Columbia Harbor House (until 8pm)

The Friar's Nook (until 8pm)
Storybook Treats
Gastons Tavern (until 10pm)

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
The Lunching Pad

Halloween-themed specialty treats are available at the following locations:
These treats will only be available within the Magic Kingdom during MNSSHP.
Gaston’s Tavern - Oogie Boogie Meringue
Sleepy Hallow - Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop & Zero Waffle Sundae (Starting October 1st)
Main Street Bakery - Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe - Worms and Dirt Dessert (Starting October 1st)
Cider House (Golden Oak Outpost) - Apple Cider, Warm Caramel-Stuffed Pretzel, & Cinnamon Donuts
Liberty Square Market - Madame Leota Dessert
Aloha Isle - Hitchhiking Ghost Dessert
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café - Muenster Smash Burger

Throughout the Park: Popcorn (Various Popcorn Carts)
Treats Offered All Day, Every Day (Available through October 31st)
Main Street Bakery: No-So-Poison Apple Cupcake & Halloween Cinnamon Roll
Casey’s Corner: Minnie Witch Brownie
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café: Hades Nachos
Storybook Treats: Maleficent Dessert
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: Candy Corn Ice Cream & Candy Corn Milkshake


Look for the purple Disney Dining Plan snack symbol on menus throughout Magic Kingdom for eligible snack items.

:maleficenShould I attend?
  • Is MNSSHP worth it? IMO it is most definitely worth the price at least once. I thoroughly enjoyed MVMCP, so I expect to enjoy MNSSHP. We thoroughly enjoyed attending our 1st MNSSHP (2016), we attended 2 parties (10/30 & 10/31). It’s definitely worth it if your budget allows.
  • There’s plenty of special entertainment, special decorations and lighting, and lots of unique character meet and greets.
  • If you decide to attend MNSSHP, make sure to purchase your tickets in advance, and use any available discounts (i.e. DVC, AP, etc,).
  • Tickets are more expensive on the day of the party, and several nights each year sell out completely.
:maleficenParty Crowds
MNSSHP is a special ticket event with a limited amount of tickets sold. It has been discussed that more tickets are being sold as of late. However, due to Party Entertainment, crowds tend to be more concentrated around the events, especially the parade and fireworks. Also, parties are typically busier the closer to Halloween and on Halloween night. If you can attend one in early to mid-September you will find it less crowded than one in late October. Day of the week tends to matter as well, with Monday through Thursday evenings being less busy than the weekend events.

Find the Least Crowded HalloweenParty in 2018
The Walt Disney World Transportation, including the boat launches, bus and monorail stations, all continue to run during and after Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Please note that the party will go on regardless of weather, so even if it's pouring down raining, it will take place. Please note 2016 & 2017 did have weather closers (See 2016 & 2017 Official MNSSHP Threads).
  • Due to Florida weather, ensure that your costume/party attire is cool enough to wear in the heat and humidity and something that can easily be covered in a poncho.
  • Average high temperature: 84°F
  • Average low temperature: 66°F
  • Mean temperature: 75°F
  • Record high temperature: 95°F (1958)
  • Record low temperature: 38°F (2008)
  • Average Precipitation: 2.52 in.

Hurricane Watch Thread: https://www.disboards.com/threads/hurricane-watch-2018.3703825/

It's a Halloween Party! Do people dress up?
YES! Yes! and Yes! Dressing up may be the most fun part of MNSSHP for both children and adults. Adults and children could wear a fun Halloween shirt, or become part of the new disneybounding trend (wear regular clothes that invoke a specific character based on your style and budget.)

The Pirates League & Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Reservations for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (407-WDW-STYLE or 407-939-7895) and The Pirates League (407-WDW-CREW or 407-939-2739) should be made as far in advance as possible. These locations book up fast, especially on Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party nights!

:maleficenCostume Guidelines for 2018 MNSSHP:maleficen

  • 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.


:maleficenCan I make ADRs in the Magic Kingdom WITHOUT a party ticket?

Yes, you can make your reservations up until 6pm. Please note you will be asked to leave the property as soon as your dining experience is complete. If you have not purchased a MNSSHP ticket, you can purchase a same day ticket IF the party has not sold out.

At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 3 of the most popular table-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom park will be open.
Be Our Guest
Cinderella's Royal Table

The Crystal Palace

Dining reservations are available from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets are required to book dinner or dessert party reservations. No exceptions will be made.
  • Valid tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are required to make reservations and are not included in the price of dining or dessert party packages.
  • Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to arrival.
  • Reservations will not be available through each restaurant’s dining page for the duration of the event.
  • Restaurant menus will remain the same during the event.
  • Crystal Palace Character Dining will remain the same—Character appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
  • Disney Dining Plans will be accepted at all 3 participating restaurants.
  • Call (407) 939-3463 to purchase party tickets and make dining/dessert party reservations or book online @ https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-table-service/.

:maleficenShould I eat in a Disney Restaurant while the party is going on? Will I miss something?
  • This is subjective, and you will see conflicting opinions posted on various threads. Remember - you can enter the park at 4pm if you have purchased a MNSSHP ticket. If you want to you can make an ADR starting from 4pm and on. Most agree that you should eat either before, or during the 4-7pm time periods so you DO NOT waste time/miss the Halloween Festivities.
  • If you choose to make a ADR during during MNSSHP, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/.

:maleficenIs there a Premium Dining Package and/or Dessert Party?
Yes, there is a dessert party!

Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrance
The Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package costs $84 for adults or $50 for children (ages 3 to 9) plus tax. A separate Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket is also required and is not included in the price of the package. Call (407) 939-3463 to reserve your premium package or book online,

You’ll kick off your night with a viewing of Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade from a reserved location along Main Street, U.S.A. (Removed June 18th). Then, drift over to the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant to indulge in a bewitching buffet of swoon-worthy sweets and sips—including chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other ghoulish goodies created daily by our master pastry chef. Sparkling cider, signature lemonades, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will also be served.

Guests can check-in at Tomorrowland Terrance an hour and a half before the fireworks.

All Guests will receive identification credentials upon check-in and must present for entry to the dessert party.

Important Details

Valid admission ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and not included in the price of this package.

Pre-assigned seating is available at the dessert party—every table has great views of Cinderella Castle.

In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks may be delayed or canceled. However, the dessert party will occur regardless of weather conditions.

Returning for 2018 - Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing

Location: Dessert party held at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom park, with fireworks viewing in the Plaza Garden.
Dates: Select nights August 17 through October 31, 2018
Dessert Party Time:
Fireworks Show Time:
Price: $69 plus tax for Guests ages 10 and older; $41 plus tax for Guests ages 3 to 9

How to Book: Call (407) 939-3463 to reserve your premium dessert party package or online @

Note: Valid theme park admission and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets are required and are not included in package cost.

Per posts (Phones Calls & Emails from Disney Employees), Disney will honor Special Parade Viewing (reserved location) for those that booked the Happy HallowWishes Dessert Party at the time it was stated on their official website.

Haunted Mansion
Madame Carlotta typically sits on the lawn of the Haunted Mansion entertaining guests in line.

MNSSHP Entertainment
Trick-or-Treat Fun
Guests are given Trick-or-Treat Bags upon entry into the party. Trick-or-Treat Bags can be used at the candy stations found throughout the Magic Kingdom. Locations are indicated on the map.

Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade
See your favorite characters dressed up in their Halloween costumes, beloved Disney Characters and Disney Villains!
See the Headless Horseman!
Headless Horseman Times:
9:05pm & 11:05pm; These are the Times He steps Out From Frontierland, 10 minutes before the parade start time. The Headless Horseman will not ride if it rains or if it's too slippery.
Zootopia Party Patrol (Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps) Pre-Show: Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Zootopia are joined by a group of dancers for a pre-parade party patrol.
Zootopia Party Patrol Times: 9:00pm & 11:00pm (ONLY on Main St., U.S.A.)
Times: 9:15 pm and 11:15pm

Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
The Haunted Mansion's Ghost Host welcomes guests to the show where the Disney Villains fill the sky with fireworks and remixes of their theme songs. A party in the sky!
Time: 10:15pm

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Castle Stage)
The Sanderson Sisters from Disney's film Hocus Pocus, return to the mortal world each Halloween season for 1 night. The sisters take over the Magic Kingdom to throw an evil Halloween Party. The show feature dancers, projections and other special effects. 2018 - Marks the 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures "Hocus Pocus."
Times: 8:30pm, 10:45pm & 12:00am (August & September)
7:40pm, 8:35pm, 10:45pm & 12:00am (October)

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
Venture into Frontierland and you just might encounter the ghostly group known as the Cadaver Dans. They really like "axing" Guests questions… and answering with puns as part of their "dead pan" humor! So gather ‘round for the haunting melodies and razor-sharp wit of this barbarous-shop quartet.
Times: 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:50pm & 10:30pm

Dance Parties
Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball - Tomorrowland's Rockettower Plaza
Dare to scare this Halloween as you kick up your feet with Mike, Sulley and other favorite friends from Monstropolis. Featuring the stars from the Disney·Pixar films Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University.
Time: 7:00pm-12:00am

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam - Storybook Circus (New for 2018)
A dance party featuring some of your favorite Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins!
Join Doc McStuffins, Vampirina (Starting September 9th, Seen @ 9/7/18 Party), Timon and Mickey for a high-energy musical celebration.



Frontierland Costume Promenade (New for 2018)
The Frontierland Costume Promenade makes its debut in 2018! Prospector Cactus-Flower Cate will round up young guests and encourage them to show off their costumes in a quest for candy.

Character Meet & Greets (See Above)

Exclusive Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom Card

The journey begins at the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A., where you can pick up everything you need to play. This special event card will be distributed separately (and in addition to) the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card packs you’re given at this location. Guests must register to play with their party ticket and event wristband in order to get one.
Time: 4:00pm - Midnight

Disney always has exclusive MNSSHP merchandise available to purchase during their parties. It has been mentioned that the easiest place to find items is The Emporium. Items include limited-edition MNSSHP trading pins, event t-shirts, a special edition MagicBand, and other collectibles.

Party-exclusive merchandise is available at the following locations:
Big Top Souvenirs, Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland
Emporium, Main Street, U.S.A.
Frontier Trading Post, Frontierland (Trading Pins)
Curtain Call Collectibles, Costume Pieces

A new version of this popular bucket, Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket ($17.99), will be available exclusively at MNSSHP.

All Walt Disney World Resort 2018 Halloween Premium and Base Popcorn Buckets are refillable during your length of stay for $1.75 per refill.

Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration
In-Room Celebrations help create magical memories and place you directly into your own Disney story. Experience an over-the-top, personalized, Not-So-Scary Halloween Party welcome—prepared by Mickey Mouse himself!
Disney Floral & Gifts - Halloween
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Halloween Happenings
:maleficenReturn To Sleepy Hollow @ Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
The event will include a group viewing of the 1949 classic animated Disney film, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow inside the resort’s historic Tri-Circle-D Ranch stables. During event nights, you’ll be able to see galloping ghosts and experience an up close and personal encounter with the Headless Horseman. You’ll be given the opportunity to have a PhotoPass photo with the Headless Horseman and his horse (Not a backdrop, but a real character and real horse). You’ll also receive a collector’s pin and a viewing of the original 1949 Disney animated classic film “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
New this year, a dessert party at 9:00pm after the movie if you’re viewing the 8 p.m. show or prior to the movie if you’re viewing the later show.

Dates: September 28-30, October 3-7 and October 10-14, 17-21 & 24-31

Times: 8:00pm & 10:00pm; 9:00pm Dessert Party

Location: Tri-Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness Resort (location check-in for movie & meet and greet) & Blacksmith Shop (location of dessert party). You will be allowed to park at Fort Wilderness with this reservation.

Tickets: Reservations are open now. Reservations can be booked 180 days in advance for non-resort guests and 180+10 days in advance for resort guests. This experience can be reserved by calling 407-WDW-TOUR.

General Admission: $22 (
Access to watch 37 minute movie & guests 3 years or older will receive the limited edition pin.)

Premium Seating: $38 (Excludes Dessert Party; Reserved seating 6-10 rows; Limited edition pin & Sleepy Halloween treats bag and logo cup.)

Ultimate (Dessert Party): $60 (Access to the Van Tassel dessert party; Reserved seating first five rows for the movie; Limited edition pin & Sleepy Halloween treats bag and logo cup.)

Prepay at time of booking. Space is extremely limited for this offering. No discounts available. 2D Cancellation Policy.

:maleficen Minnie's Halloween Dine @ Hollywood & Vine (HS)
Dates: September 3, 2018 – November 8, 2018
Visit Minnie’s favorite happy haunt for a spooktacular Halloween feast that’s frightfully delightful.

Miscellaneous Halloween Information

:maleficenNovelty Guide to Halloween 2018 at Walt Disney World
First up is the Happy Halloween 2018 Base Popcorn Bucket –this year’s design features Mickey and Minnie all decked out in their Halloween best as well as Chip and Dale as adorable little bats! A similar design is featured on the Happy Halloween 2018 Base Travel Mug. The base popcorn bucket can be found at various popcorn locations Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The base travel mug at Walt Disney World Resort will be available as a refillable mug (only refillable for the duration of your stay) available at all resort hotels across property.

Double, double toil and trouble – get ready to cast some spells, brew a potion, and make that delicious popcorn disappear with the new Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket. Starting mid-September, this light-up bucket will be available at all four parks and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort! And it even features a Hidden Mickey … but you’ll have to find that one on your own!

The Poison Apple Glow Cube is also back again this year in three different colors! You’ll find this spooky light-up cube floating in specialty drinks on both coasts. At Walt Disney World Resort, get the Green Poison Apple Glow Cube at AbracadaBar at Disney’s BoardWalk or Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs.

If the cube just isn’t enough, though, you can get the Green Poison Apple Stein! You’ll find it throughout various outdoor vending locations throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Headless Horseman Straw Clip returns this year as well. You’ll find him galloping around at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort!

Get ready to burn rubber with the Tire Pumpkin Straw – the ultimate “Haul-o-ween” novelty. What’s more – they’ve driven on over to Walt Disney World Resort too! Find them at various quick-service locations throughout Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Remember – these amazingly spooktacular Halloween novelties are quite popular and are only available while supplies last! These novelty items will be available at various times throughout September and October at Walt Disney World Resort. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort begins August 17.

All Walt Disney World Resort 2018 Halloween Premium and Base Popcorn Buckets are refillable during your length of stay for $1.75 per refill. Walt Disney World Resort 2018 Halloween Travel Mugs are refillable during your length of stay.

All of the novelty items listed above are only available for a limited time while supplies last. Prices are subject to change without notice.

:maleficenHalloween 2018 Merchandise Has Arrived at Walt Disney World
Brand new 2018 Halloween merchandise has been spotted at Walt Disney World! Take a look at the ghoulish assortment below. We expect more to be added to this line in the coming weeks as Mickey’s- Not-So-Scary Halloween Party begins and we move closer to Fall.

Hot Cocoa Cauldron – $11.99

Pumpkin Spice Pretzels – $8.49

Character Plush – $19.99/each


:maleficen Halloween Trading Pins

:maleficen Haunted Mansion Talking Doombuggy Toy and Even More New Ghostly Goods Released at Disney Parks

:maleficen HalloWishes Viewing Locations

:maleficen Find the Least Crowded Halloween Party in 2018
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Previous MNSSHP Info
:maleficen2017 Official MNSSHP Thread:

2017 MNSSHP Dates
August 2017 Dates
August 25 & 29

September 2017 Dates
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 & 29

October 2017 Dates
October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 31

November 2017 Dates
November 1

CM Discounted Parties
August 25 & 29
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17 & 24

Sold Out Dates: 9/24 (9/24), 9/26 (9/26), 10/15 (10/15), 10/31 (10/8)

2017 Prices
General Purchase Pricing
August 25 & 29 - Adult: $74 + tax, Child: $69 + tax
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17 & 24 - Adult: $74 + tax, Child: $69 + tax
September 19 & 26 - Adult: $79 + tax, Child: $74 + tax
September 15, 22 & 29 - Adult: $88 + tax, Child: $83 + tax
October 1 - Adult: $88 + tax, Child: $83 + tax
October 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24 & 26 - Adult: $94 + tax, Child: $89 + tax
October 6, 13, 20, 27 & 29 - Adult: $99 + tax, Child: $94 + tax
October 31 - Adult: $115 + tax, Child: $110 + tax
November 1 - Adult: $94 + tax, Child: $89 + tax

Annual Passholder & Disney Vacation Club Pricing
August 25 & 29 - Adult: $69 + tax, Child: $64 + tax
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17 & 24 - Adult: $69 + tax, Child: $64 + tax
September 19 & 26 - Adult: $73 + tax, Child: $68 + tax
September 15, 22 & 29 - Adult: $79 + tax, Child: $74 + tax
October 1 - Adult: $79 + tax, Child: $74 + tax
October 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 19 - Adult: $89 + tax, Child: $84 + tax

Military Ticket Prices*
August 25 & 29 - Adult $53.25, Child $49.75
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17 & 24 - Adult $53.25, Child $49.75

:maleficen2016 Official MNSSHP Thread:
Post #2 - Miscellaneous Halloween Information: Includes MNSSHP Details Dating Back to 2009

2016 MNSSHP Dates
September 2016 Dates

September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29 & 30

October 2016 Dates
October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 & 31

Sold Out Dates: September 25 (9/25); October 30 (10/20), 31 (9/16)

2016 Prices (Prices Include Tax)

Advance Purchase Pricing
September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 & 25 - Adults $76.68, Child $71.36
September 29 & 30 - $84.14/$78.81
October 2 & 6 - $91.59/$86.27
October 4, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 & 27 - $96.92/$91.59

Same Day Purchase Pricing
September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 & 25 - Adults $84.14, Child $78.81
September 23 - $90.53/$85.20
September 29 & 30 - $93.72/$88.40
October 2 & 6 - $101.18/$95.85
October 4, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 - $101.18/$95.85
October 7, 14, 21, 28 & 30 - $101.18/$95.85
October 31 - $111.83/$106.50

Annual Passholder Advance Pricing
September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 & 25 - Adult $71.34, Child $66.03
September 23 - $83.07/$77.75
September 29 & 30 - $77.75/$72.42
October 2 & 6 - $85.20/$79.88

Disney Vacation Club Advance Pricing
September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 & 25 - Adult $71.36, Child $66.03
September 23 - $83.07/$77.75
September 29 & 30 - $77.75/$72.42
October 2 & 6 - $85.20/$79.88
October 4, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18 & 20 - $93.72/$88.40

CM Discounted Parties: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 & 25

Military Ticket Prices*
September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, & 25 - Adult $50.40 plus tax, Child (3-9) – $46.90 plus tax

:maleficen2015 Official MNSSHP Thread:

2015 MNSSHP Dates
September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25 & 27
October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 & 31
November 1

2015 Sold Out Dates: 9/15 (Sold Out 9/15), 9/22 (Sold Out 9/22) 9/25 (Sold Out 9/23), 9/27(Sold Out 9/26), 10/9, 10/23 (Sold Out 10/20), 10/25 (Sold Out 10/22), 10/27 (Sold Out on 10/19/15), 10/29 (Sold Out 10/14/16), 10/31 (Sold Out on 8/2/15) and 11/1 (Sold Out on 10/5/15) --- 25 Parties in 2015

2015 Prices
Dates: Sept. 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27; Oct. 1

Advance Purchase Price (adults/children): $68/$63
Same Day Purchase Price (adults/children): $74/$69
DVC/AP Prices: Adult: $63 + tax, Child: $58 + tax
Military Ticket Prices (adults/children): $47.60/$41.10

Dates: Oct. 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, Nov. 1

Advance Purchase Price (adults/children): $74/$69
Same Day Purchase Price (adults/children): $79/$74

Dates: Oct. 31 Price, no matter when you buy them (adults/children): $87/$82
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  • monique5

    DVC - BLT & VGF
    Apr 30, 2012
    MNSSHP Guest Plans

    :maleficenGuest (Prince Charming Dev) Touring Plan by Video on August 24th
    Thanks @paopiru!

    :maleficenMy family had a really successful first MNSSHP ever! We met every character we wanted and saw the parade, fireworks and Hocus Pocus which were big priorities for us. Here's how our itinerary went:

    Arrived at 3:45 for 4pm opening. Got Sorcerer card right away.
    4:50 - lined up for 7 Dwarfs and took turns getting food, checking out merchandise in Big Top, etc.
    7:10 - met Dwarfs
    7:15 - got in line for Tweedles - kids trick or treat while waiting - met at 8:05 as rain started really coming down and we were moved to overhang of Tea Cups
    8:10 - got in line for Lotso - kids trick or treat while waiting - met at 8:45
    8:50 - rain stopped as we found a spot for the parade across from Country Bears - parade 9:15 (no Headless Horseman)
    9:30 - met Gravediggers
    9:45 - met Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Bear
    9:55 - found spot for fireworks by Casey's - fireworks 10:00
    10:25 - magic shot by Adventureland bridge
    10:30 -10:40 - lined up and met Jane and Terk
    10:45 - 11:05 - lined up and met Aladdin and Abu
    11:10 - 11:35 - trick or treating - saw Headless Horseman! - rode carousel
    11:40 - 11:55 - rode Pirates
    12:00 - watched Hocus Pocus show
    Thanks @andrniki!

    :maleficenWe attended the 8/31 party & it was the highlight of our trip! We slept in & swam a bit in the morning as we’re not aft/evening park goers in August - too hot & we get cranky - so I wanted to conserve energy.

    Here’s a breakdown of our night if it helps anyone plan. We decided to focus on characters since it was the end of our trip & we’d ridden everything already. I think the key is to decide beforehand what’s important to you & organize a “plan of attack.”

    1:45 Arrived (APs/DVC)

    2:25 Lunch at BoG
    *the crossover crowds are the worst. It’s the hottest part of the day & the park is *packed* with party attendees incoming & day guests so we looked for A/C & quiet things to do*

    3:15-4:40 Speedway, Philharmagic & Dumbo play area, party band pickup at Philharmagic

    4:45-6:30 7D m&g (my boys stayed in the Dumbo tent) & DD & I took turns checking on them every 15 minutes as I was solo with the kids

    6:40-7:30 Pooh & friends m&g
    * we hit treat lines as we moved between m&gs

    7:40-8:10 Lotso m&g

    8:15-8:35 Stitch m&g

    8:40-9:40 parade

    9:45-10:15 online ordered & ate at Ray’s

    10:20-10:40 Minnie m&g

    10:40-10:50 Donald & Daisy m&g

    10:50-11:00 Goofy m&g / barnstormer

    11:15-11:30 Mickey m&g

    11:40 hopped a boat back to BRV

    We would definitely do a party again! We were super happy it didn’t rain as we would have had a different experience, but not even Disney can control the weather.

    Thanks! @Madame!

    So I went to the party last night, Tuesday Oct 2. Overall it seemed like there were lots of people. Here is what we got done.

    In line at the tapstyles around 15 til. We were let in just a few minutes early, none of that nice 15 minutes early stuff for that day, even though the lines stretched all the way back to the fences.

    This was our only MK day, so we had some attractions we wanted to get done before they shut down at 6.

    We got our Orange Bird sorcerer cards at the fire station, then went back thru the bypass. Wasn't interested in any of the magic shots so got our bags with starter candy and met up with a friend to do a quick photopass picture in front of the castle.

    Did Carousel of Progress.

    Did Philharmagic.

    Did Country Bears, second to last show at 5:30 pm.

    Had a fastpass for POTC that ended at 6 pm, used that and walked on.

    We did have a FP for Pooh, Pooh went down and it turned into an anything FP but didn't include 7DMT or Peter Pan. I had wanted to do Peter Pan so was sad that FP didn't include that, we never did get to go on it. Was the only ride I wanted to get done but we didn't.

    Stitch: In line at 6:07. Everyone was queued up outside, shortly after we arrived they moved the line inside the building. He started at 6:28, we met him at 6:52.

    We checked Lotso's line, it looked pretty long.

    Queen and Tweedles: decided to get in their line even though it stretched all along the little brick wall. In line at 6:58, met them at 7:48. They took one short break while we were in line but they were right back out immediately. We probably would have met them 20 minutes sooner, not kidding, but autograph books are just killers for character lines. 3 little kids who all have autograph books and three characters each need to sign...it just takes forever. I swear it triples the wait time and I think you get a better interaction if you don't have them.

    We did have a decent time in line watching interesting costumes go by. Switched off for some trick or treating and the lines were just tremendously long. Trick or treating in the first few hours of the party really isn't worth it.

    Our plan was just to continue our circuit of the park and head up in Frontierland for the first parade.

    Belle and Gaston: in line at 7:53, they were gone on break at that point. Met them at 8:22. They're always a great interaction.

    We stopped for a non magic shot in front of Be Our Guest.

    Waited in a five minute wait for the floating head hatbox magic shot by HM.

    Lucked out into probably the last front row parade spot in frontierland in front of the shooting gallery at 8:43.

    Switched off saving the spot to go trick or treating at the Country Bears spot.

    Costume promenade happened around 9, Brer Bear and Rabbit led some kids up and down the road.

    Headless Horseman rode at 9:10.

    Parade at 9:15, great as usual.

    While the last float was passing we ducked into the Frontierland store, then came out at the Adventureland bypass road and straight into Tiki Room for Moana.

    Moana: in line at 9:34, done at 9:56.

    Continued towards the hub for fireworks at 10:15.

    Jafar was out on break but got in line anyway at 10:02, he came out a few minutes later, we were done at 10:06.

    Tarzan characters probably had about 15 groups in line but we would have missed the fireworks so we didn't wait.

    We got to the grassy area in front of Casey's with about 8 minutes to spare. Did the quick photopass with the giant pumpkin that had no wait. Sat down in the grass right to the side of the photopass shot and had a front row spot. The area was kind of full but everyone sat and we had an excellent view of the fireworks having got there 5 minutes before they started.

    My plan was to continue in a circle around the park and end up at Storybook at 11.

    We did some trick or treating on the way, the lines were much more manageable.

    Lotso's line still looked really long.

    Rode TTA as a walk on.

    Space said it only had a 15 minute wait but the line was out the door. We felt we had got the general idea by going thru on TTA so we didn't worry about it.

    Walked onto tea cups, the ride was fun with the lights and music.

    This was at 11, it looked like the line for the Queen and Tweedles might have already been cut.

    Went to Storybook.

    Goofy in line at 11:03, done at 11:12. Would have been sooner but the photopass had an equipment malfunction and had to wait for someone to bring her something.

    Seven Dwarves in line at 11:13, they switched out but were back in just a few minutes. Done at 11:34. These guys were a much better interaction then I had remembered. Maybe because they were inside with air conditioning.

    Walked by the Vampirina dance party.

    Did trick or treating at the train station.

    The line for the ducks was still open and we could have met them, but we made a tough choice and decided that we needed to ride HM.

    Did several photopasses along the way with no waits.

    Ariel and Eric had one group ahead of us so we stopped.

    Belle and Gaston's line was still open and there were only about 5 groups but we'd already met them.

    Did several trick or treats along the way including the always fun Philharmagic stop which plays Legend of Sleepy Hollow on the screen.

    Did the HM lantern magic shot with no wait.

    Could have done the buggy HM shot with no wait, park was open for about 7 more minutes but we were tired and already going thru the queue for the ride.

    Was in the stretching room with only about 10 other people, when we came out it was 12:03.

    Saw the end of the midnight Hocus Pocus show.

    Found a photopass on Main Street with three groups ahead of us, did the poison apple shot.

    Found an empty photopass photographer for the headless horseman shot right before the exit.

    So that was pretty much it. Almost one of those dream like parties where there are lots of people but you keep lucking (or is it just party knowledge skills?) into shorter waits and good parade spots and fireworks spots.

    We got around two bags each of candy, haven't really dug into it yet.

    We are staying at Universal at Cabana Bay so we were took a resort monorail (got onto the next one that came) and called a Lyft from the Poly.

    Feet are a bit shot since I was dressed as Gamorra and wearing combat type boots. Overall had a very good time. It was pretty hot when we arrived, but we were in and out of air conditioned shows so that helped a lot. The sun was just about down when we got out of Stitch's line at 6.

    The only things on my list that I really wanted to do that we missed were Peter Pan, the gravediggers (we were just never over in Frontierland when they were meeting, but I did get stared down by one as he passed so that counts), and I forgot to get my Headless Horseman straw clip souvenir :(

    Anyone have any questions? Gonna get myself out of bed and head over to Volcano Bay. Time for some fearless river!

    Thanks! @OhioStateBuckeye

    DisneyPolaroids...We (friend and I) went to the Tuesday, Oct. 9th party. We spent our time meeting characters and going to see the fireworks, parade, and midnight Hocus Pocus show. We weren't worried about rides because we had spent a couple days in the MK already. We also did no trick or treating. All together, we saw 12 groups of characters! Here is my itinerary from memory (character times are based off photo pass photos).

    3ish: We were already in the park and went to the Liberty Square gazebo to line up for Jack and Sally. A cast member told us they are now meeting in Town Hall. We got there around 3:15ish and got our magic bands scanned to line up in line. The line is inside and nearby Tinkerbell's line. There were about 4 groups ahead of us. We got our party bands while waiting in line at 4pm.
    4:35: J&S came out. Picture taken at 4:42 PM
    5: Friend got in line for Elvis Stitch since this was a high priority for us. We were first in line and I don't think another person joined the line until like 5:30ish. Meanwhile, I had pictures taken in the bypass (which was moved to Tomorrowland Terrance due to rain) and then eventually, the real bypass once the rain passed. I got a poison apple magic shot in front of one of the halloween statues in the bypass. I also bought the Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket at around 5:30ish from the cart in front of the castle. I asked that they not put popcorn in my bucket so they put my popcorn in a regular cardboard popcorn container. I also got my Orange Bird card.
    6:31: Met Elvis Stitch. He was amazing and funny!
    6:40ish: Friend got in line for Winnie the Pooh while I waited in line for Minnie. There were 2-3 families in front of me.
    7:02: I met Minnie Mouse
    7:14: Friend and I met Winnie the Pooh and friends
    7:24: I met the Gravediggers while my friend lined up for the Tarzan characters
    7:34: We met the Tarzan characters (no Tarzan present, only Jane and Terk). There was no photopass photographer so I had a CM take pictures with my phone.
    7:49: We met Jafar. While waiting for Jafar, my friend met the Gravediggers
    8:26: We met Abu and Aladdin just before they switched to Genie and Jasmine. The CM was kind enough to ask who I preferred to meet. We've met Jasmine and Genie before so we wanted Abu and Aladdin. Abu and Aladdin were great!
    8:35ish: My friend lined up for Daisy and Donald while I took a quick break and then got in line for Goofy.
    8:49: I met Goofy. I then got back in line for Daisy and Donald while my friend then met Goofy at 8:55
    9:16: We met Daisy and Donald. They are so cute!
    9:20ish: My friend wanted to meet Minnie so she got in line for Minnie while I decided I would try my luck finding Cruella.
    9:27: I met Cruella. She had no photopass photographer and had two CMs following her. She didn't really want to stop for photos (she was in character walking the runway), so I got a couple selfies and eventually got a CM to take a photo of us. I met her between the carousel and Be Our Guest. I just kept asking CMs where they last saw her until I found her. I personally didn't like how she was a roaming character this year. I didn't enjoy running around asking people where they last saw her. It seemed like she mostly stayed by the tea cups, BOG, and carousel.
    9:28: Friend met Minnie
    9:39: I met Mickey and then got an allergy bag of candy filled to the top in Town Hall. There was no line and I had no tokens. I then watched a couple minutes of the parade on main street.
    9:50ish: We lined up for the fireworks by the castle. Then after the fireworks, I got a spot for the parade in the hub (front row) while my friend met Mickey at 10:51. We then watched the parade and midnight Hocus Pocus show.
    12:32: magic shots on main street (poison apple, Tinkerbell)
    12:55: Magic shot with Headless Horseman (there was no line)

    We were very lucky to have the night we went not be super crowded so we got to meet a lot of characters. Also, I spent a lot of time making a plan for the party by reading party reports and estimating character times via reports online as well. This allowed me and my friend to quickly move through characters by having a solid strategy beforehand. Tag teaming is also a great idea!
    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I definitely found this thread useful in planning my party!
    Thanks! @DisneyPolaroids

    :maleficenAfter reading all the negative experiences about overcrowded parties, I was worried about this year, but we had a great experience at the 10/9 and 10/11 parties. We did two parties only because my wife and I do cosplay as a hobby and it’s the only chance we as adults can wear our Disney costumes to the park. Our priorities for the parties are photos, characters, and the parade and fireworks, along with trick or treating in between.

    We were already in the park each day and changed into our costumes about 3:00 pm. Here’s what we were able to get done between 4:00 pm and midnight those days:

    Tinker Bell
    Pooh characters minus Eeyore (he was having trouble with his “clown makeup” that day)
    Queen of Hearts and Tweedles
    Alice/Mad Hatter
    7 Dwarfs meet
    First parade, fireworks, and 12:00 am Hocus Pocus show

    Tinker Bell
    Ride the carousel and took photos since my wife was dressed as Mary Poppins
    Pooh characters (all 4 this time)
    Queen of Hearts/Tweedles
    Elvis Stitch
    Second parade/fireworks/midnight Hocus Pocus show

    Both nights we also took a ton of photos and did trick or treating after 9:00 when the lines were nonexistent. The bag of candy we ended up with filled up my entire carry on.

    We had a fantastic time both nights. We came in with a good plan and did more than we expected!
    Thanks! @GarrettJD

    :maleficenOkay here is what we accomplished yesterday (10/24):

    In at 3:40
    Bypass (candy bag and pictures)
    Hall of presidents (to get out of heat)
    Moana 4:50-6:10 (started meeting at 5:45)
    Jack sparrow 6:15-7:04 (started meeting at 7:02)
    Jafar 7:08-7:18
    Genie and jasmine 7:18-7:50 (very long wait, large group took individual pictures, long interactions)
    Tarzan, Jane, terk 7:52-8:24 (out at 8:02, terk had to “go get a banana”)
    8:30 BBQ pork sandwich at lunching pad, Dh got Muenster burger at cosmic rays
    Cosmic rays treat line
    Carousel of progress treat line (3 times)
    Lotso 9:10-9:22
    Monsters inc treat line (2 times, huge handfuls)
    9:24-9:33 monsters inc dance party
    Space mountain 9:34-9:42
    Tag team: Elvis stitch and laugh floor treat line (stitch line 9:55-10:22)
    Laugh floor treat line-walked right through
    Tea cups 10:30-10:35
    Went to big top-no pins left, only medium party tshirts left
    7 dwarves meet 10:46-11:08
    Little mermaid treat line
    Party shirt in emporium
    Hocus Pocus at 12 in front of castle

    We accomplished A LOT!! We didn’t do the parade or fireworks so that helped some. One main thing I would say if I were to do it over again is meet less characters and allow more time to just enjoy the atmosphere. Once we finally started trick or treating was when we really started having fun.

    Genie and jasmine took way longer than we wanted. Aladdin and abu were mainly meeting while we were in line and they had long meets. A group in front of us had like 7 people and each took their own pictures. It was a bit excessive.

    Forgot to get popcorn bucket so we are going to try to get one tomorrow.

    The crowds weren’t bad at all. We had no trouble getting around. We got a spot for hocus pocus right in front of the castle about 10 minutes early. It sprinkled a tiny bit but not too bad. We had a lot of fun and trick or treating was one of the best parts.
    Thanks! @Haley R

    :maleficenYesterday was our arrival day so we didn’t get to the park until 1 pm.

    Here’s what we did:

    1:10: Crystal Palace lunch
    2:25: 7DMT with FP
    Changed into costumes
    2:52-3:02 Met Rapunzel and Tiana (posted 25 minute wait, waited 5)
    3:08: photos on Main Street
    3:13- 4:37: Jack and Sally, 3rd group
    4:39: Photo on Main Street with our friends who were going back to their resort to change
    4:40-4:50: Photos in bypass
    4:56-6:36: 7 dwarves (got treats from Big Top while in line)
    6:45-7:14: Winnie the Pooh

    Walked past the Queen of Hearts, Lotso and Elvis Stitch and lines were long. watched the Monsters Inc dance party for a few moments.

    7:36: castle photos with flaming pumpkin and poison apple magic shots
    7:39-7:47: Gravediggers
    7:52-8:11: 4 magic shots by HM and watched show on the lawn
    8:14-8:18: Country bears treat stop
    8:22-8:39: Jafar (swapped off at Jungle Cruise treat stop)
    8:42: terrible photo pass photos by Pirates
    8:44: treat stop by Tortuga Tavern
    8:51: photopass on Main Street
    8:55-9:50: parade from TST
    9:52-9:54: Mickey
    9:56-10:28: Hallowishes from Main Street
    10:30-10:38: line for Tarzan got cut right in front of us, decided not to wait
    10:39-10:55: Moana
    11:03-11:08: Philharmagic treat stop
    11:10: Cruella
    11:15-11:18: Lotso
    11:19: Elvis stitch
    11:22-11:25: Cosmic Ray’s Treat stop
    11:26-11:48: Queen of Hearts and Tweedles. Fantastic meet but they don’t come back after the parade until almost 11:45
    11:51-11:59: Space Mountain (walk-on)
    12-12:22: Hocus Pocus show
    12:25-12:30: shipped in Confectionary
    12:30-12:33: Main Street pumpkin photo
    12:34-12:36: Main Street photopass
    12:40-12:51: Headless Horseman magic shot

    Then walked to the Contemporary for a Lyft. Great Halloween party but exhausting !

    Thanks! @lvcourtneyy
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  • heidispidi

    Mar 17, 2010
    I'm excited for this too, for our late September trip!

    Coming from Australia, I'm wondering is there anywhere within or close-by to WDW that you can buy costumes? There won't be anything available at home before we leave for our trip. TIA.
  • sailored

    Jul 5, 2014
    I'm excited for this too, for our late September trip!

    Coming from Australia, I'm wondering is there anywhere within or close-by to WDW that you can buy costumes? There won't be anything available at home before we leave for our trip. TIA.
    You could always make your costumes, Pinterest has a bunch of ideas! That's what we did back in 2015.


    Nov 1, 2015
    I’ve been watching for this thread. Sooo excited for mid-September annual birthday trip and MNSSHP (3rd year now), and your thread has all the information in one place. Thank you!


    DIS Veteran
    Aug 20, 2017
    Omg I’m so ready! I leave for WDW in 10 days, but I went ahead and booked a Sept trip for MNSSHP (and Toy Story Land).


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