"Official" 2019 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - A Frightfully Festive Celebration

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Apr 30, 2012
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 (MNSSHP)

Welcome to the "Official" 2019 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 2019 MNSSHP?
August 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30
September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 & 29
October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 & 31
November 1
CM Discounted Parties
August: 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30
September: 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 & 17
Sold Out Dates: 9/22 (9/22), 9/27 (9/24), 9/29 (9/25), 10/1 (9/28), 10/8 (10/7), 10/10 (10/8), 10/11 (10/8), 10/14 (10/13), 10/17 (10/17), 10/24 (10/19), 10/25 (10/24), 10/31 (10/8), 11/1 (10/29 )
For those wanting to attend MNSSHP & MVMCP
MVMCP 2019 Dates
November 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 & 24
December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 & 22

:maleficen When do MNSSHP Tickets go on sale?
At the earliest time ever, 2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets are now on sale (1/15/19)! Disney Parks Blog announced MNSSHP Dates and that tickets were on sale. This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will transform Magic Kingdom Park into a spook-tacular celebration for a total of 36 nights! That’s right, two additional nights added to the event, extending it to Nov. 1.
To buy tickets, visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/purchase/ or call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7350.
34 Parties for 2018. 32 Parties for 2017. 29 in 2016.

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.

:maleficen How much do tickets cost?
Ticket prices vary depending on the date of the party.
2019 Prices (Prices Do Not Include Tax)
Advanced Purchase Pricing
August 20 & 27: Adult: $79 / Child (Age 3-9): $74
August 16, 23 & 30: Adult: $85 / Child: $80
September 2, 8, 10, 15, 17 & 22: Adult: $79 / Child: $74
September 6, 13, 20, 24, 27 & 29: Adult: $85 / Child: $80
October 1: Adult: $85 / Child: $80
October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 & 24: Adult: $105 / Child: $100
October 4, 11, 18, 25, 27 & 29: Adult: $115 / Child: $110
October 31: Adult: $135 / Child: $130
November 1: Adult: $115 / Child: $110
Annual Passholder & Disney Vacation Club Pricing
August 20 & 27: Adult: $74 / Child (Age 3-9): $69
August 16, 23 & 30: Adult: $80 / Child: $75
September 2, 8, 10, 15, 17 & 22: Adult: $74 / Child: $69
September 6, 13, 20, 24, 27 & 29: Adult: $80 / Child: $75
October 1: Adult: $80 / Child: $75
October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 & 24: Adult: $100 / Child: $95
October 4, 11, 18, 25 & 27: Adult: $110 / Child: $105
November 1: Adult: $110 / Child: $105
Military Ticket Prices*
August 16, 23 & 30 and September 6, 13, 20 & 24: $70 Adult/$65 Child (Age 3-9)
August 20 & 27 and September 2, 8, 10, 15, 17 & 22: $64 Adult/$59 Child
September 27 & 29 and October 1: $81 Adult/$76 Child
October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 & 24: $103 Adult/$98 Child

*These are the only nights that are discounted for the military, if you plan on attending one of the other nights it will be at full price. Prices obtained from Shades of Green, Disney ticket window prices could vary slightly and we’ll update as needed once intel rolls in.

*Active and Retired U.S. Military, including members of the U.S. Coast Guard and participating members of the National Guard and Reserve, may purchase discounted Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets for special military priced event nights. They may also 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.
Shades of Green will ship these tickets for a fee. You can email them at: advancedtickets@shadesofgreen.org and they will email you the forms that you need to fill out.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass (New for 2019)
This ticket allows you to attend every single Halloween party at Magic Kingdom…except Halloween Night. That's 35 out of 36 parties!!!
The cost of the pass is $299 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up, and $284 plus tax for guests ages 3-9.
Available to purchase today (8/16 - Release Day). To buy a party pass
visit a guest relations window, ticket window, or call the reservations line @ (407) 939-4295. If you’ve already purchased a party ticket, you can pay the difference and upgrade to a “Party Pass” at any time.
It's confirmed that guests with this pass will be able to get into sold-out parties as well.
The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass is available in limited quantities.

: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 the first night, Halloween night or if there is a specific day you prefer to go. There were not many sold out parties in 2016, 2017 or 2018. 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. 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.
Back for 2019 — Early Entry for DVC Members
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. Valid for the Member and up to 7 guests with tickets to this event—a total of 8 people.

:maleficen Do 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 - 10/10 moves to A Pirates Adventure - Treasures of the Seven Seas (Adventureland) - Across from the Ride
Fantasy Faire (Fantasyland)
Mickey's PhilharMagic (Fantasyland)
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Tomorrowland)
:maleficen Are 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. Once you use your pre-selected FP+, you can make additional FP+ reservations, one at a time (based on availability and park hours). 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 to SDFP: CHANGES COMING!! Beware the 6th of June!, as of May 2017.) ---It has been determined it violates Disney's Terms of Service for MDE.
How to Book FP+
Thanks @katiec786

:maleficen Do 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.
Candy - Gogo Squeez, Dove Milk Chocolate, 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).
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!

Page 162, Post #3234 (Twitter Photo of Allergy-Friendly Options)

:maleficenWhere can I Trick-or-Treat" in the Magic Kingdom?
2019 Locations
Main Street, U.S.A.
Market Street (Open Until 8pm), Main St. U.S.A. Bypass
Town Square Theater (Allergy Friendly ONLY)?
Jungle Cruise
Tortuga Tavern
Liberty Square
The Diamond Horseshoe
Liberty Square Ticket Office (Allergy Friendly ONLY)?
Ariel's Grotto
Pinocchio Village Haus
Mickey's PhilharMagic
Storybook Circus Train Station
Splash Mountain
Country Bear Jamboree
Minor's Cove
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café

Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor (New for 2019) - Features a few new aspects! As you enter the attraction to collect your chocolate and candy delights, the monsters will be interacting with you! They will be looking to learn more about this funky holiday we call Halloween.

:maleficen What characters can I meet at MNSSHP?
2019 Characters (2019 Updates as Guests Post)
Main Street, U.S.A.
Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
Jack Skellington and Sally (Town Square Theater @ 4:30pm with Wristband Distribution in Line)
Aladdin with Abu (Do Not Meet During the Parades), Princess Jasmine with Genie (Agrabah) - These Characters Switch Every 30 minutes
Jafar (Zanzibar Trading Company, Next to Magic Carpets of Aladdin Against Wall across from the Swiss Family Treehouse)
Tarzan, Jane and Terk (Swiss Family Treehouse)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Near Pirates of the Caribbean)
Moana (Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room @ 5:45pm)
Liberty Square
The Gravediggers (Gazebo) - Do Not Meet During the Parades
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 @ 6:30pm)
Cinderella & Princess Elena, Rapunzel & Tiana (Princess Fairytale Hall)
Disney Jr. (Fancy Nancy & Vamparina) - Storybook Circus Tent
Anastasia and Drizella (By Castle Wall)
Storybook Circus
The Seven Dwarfs (Pete's Silly Sideshow @ 6:15pm)
Donald & Daisy (By Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station)
Minnie Mouse (Witch Costume) - Elephant Cart of Train
Pirate Goofy (Near Barnstormer Exit))
Cruella De Vil (Roaming Around)
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear
Elvis Stitch (Inside Stitch's Great Escape! @ 6:30pm)
Friends from Monster's, Inc.

@GADisneyDad14, page 160, Post #3183 (Info on App)

:maleficen How 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.
2018: Jack & Sally reported as meeting at 4pm, received wristbands in line, M&G in Town Square Theater (Changed after several parties had occurred).
2017: Jack & Sally reported as meeting at 5pm, Moana @ 5:45pm and the 7D at 6:15pm. M&G lines appear to be even longer this year, especially the new Moana M&G.
2016: Most M&G lines reported as being longer this year; Jack Skellington and Sally reported as meeting at 5pm (line up at 4pm) - 2016.

:maleficen Can 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.
Email: disneyphotopass_support@disneyworld.com or Call 407-560-4300

Magic Shots
Disney PhotoPass is brewing up more than 30 frightful and delightful photo opportunities for you to enjoy during MNSSHP, including returning favorites and a few new offerings.

At the Entrance to Magic Kingdom Park

Town Square

Any Photographer on Main Street, U.S.A.

Select Locations around Liberty Square
Hitchhiking Ghosts (By the Gazebo)
Hatbox Ghost (By the Liberty Belle Queue & The Haunted Mansion)

Fantasyland Castle Wall near Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Select Photographers around Magic Kingdom Park

MNSSHP Pumpkin Bulb - Tomorrowland Bridge

The new Disney PhotoPass Studio located inside of Sir Mickey's will be open during the party and offering Halloween-themed props! No reservations are required, so you can materialize at this location whenever is most convenient for you.

Disney PhotoPass Service will also be capturing your memories at Character Experience locations and onboard participating attractions. Note that at some attractions – including the Haunted Mansion – you’ll need to wear a MagicBand that’s linked to your Disney account while riding to preview your attraction photo.


:maleficen Are 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 (Refurbishment July 17, 2019 to September 19, 2019)
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.

2019 - New & Returning Spooky Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Guests can follow the treat trail into the Monster World at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, they’ll interact in all-new ways with the comic cast of monsters, as they learn about the curious Human World holiday we call Halloween.

On Pirates of the Caribbean, you’ll discover a crew of live pirates on your journey, engaged in a whole new adventure in search of treasure.

Space Mountain goes completely dark again this year, hurtling you through the blackness of deep space to the riffs and chords of a new hard-rockin’ soundtrack.

At the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland, each spin of the teacups takes guests into madder and madder territory, as special lighting and music give the attraction experience an extra energy after dark.

:maleficen What 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.

2019 - Mickey's Boo To You Halloween parade will be updated this year with new floats and characters representing each land of the Magic Kingdom.
The parade opens with favorite Disney friends, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in all-new Halloween costumes, as they trick-or-treat down Main Street, U.S.A. Representing Liberty Square, the Haunted Mansion unit features Hitchhiking Ghosts and a new addition, the spectral Bride, who glides among the waltzing spirits. A new Tomorrowland unit brings Edna Mode from The Incredibles to “Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade,” followed by Buzz Lightyear and Alien explorers discovering crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float.
Wreck-It Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz and the girls from Sugar Rush will make an appearance and Pirates join from Adventureland, Clarabelle Cow hosts a square dance during a Frontierland hoedown, and Disney Villains complete a Fantasyland-inspired grand finale.

:maleficen What time is Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular (Fireworks)?
Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is at 10:15pm.
2019: New Fireworks Spectacular for MNSSHP!
Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” serves as the host of this all-new nighttime extravaganza, with state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks filling the sky above Magic Kingdom Park. Jack has come to tell a not-so-scary story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. Jack’s ghost dog, Zero, then flies off carrying everyone along on a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house. Their journey takes them from one room of the house to another, encountering dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a whole series of troublemaking Disney villains. “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular” promises to be the perfect Halloween treat!


HalloWishes (2018 & Prior)
:maleficen Are 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 & Café
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 Café
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
The Lunching Pad
Mobile Ordering for Regular Menu Items are available at the following locations:
Pecos Bill Tall Tale In & Café
Aloha Isle
Columbia Harbour House
Casey’s Corner
The Lunching Pad
2019 Halloween-themed specialty treats are available at the following locations:
These treats will only be available within the Magic Kingdom during MNSSHP.
Aloha Isle - Pirate’s Horizon
Sleepy Hallow - Headless Horseman Cheesecake & Chocolate Mickey Mouse Sunday
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe- Hades Nachos & Worms and Dirt Dessert
Cider House (Golden Oak Outpost) - Frozen Apple Cider, Warm Caramel-Stuffed Pretzel, & Cinnamon Donuts
Liberty Square Popcorn Cart - Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake
Snack Carts near Cinderella's Castle - Jack and Sally's Push Pop
Casey's Corner - Now Begin Thy Magic Spell (Red slush, passion fruit syrup, blue curacao syrup, sprite and lemonade garnished with a chocolate covered apple slice)
Storybook Treats - Snake Eyes (Coming in September)
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café - Lots-O-Burger & Berry Blaster
Cool Ship - Hades Hatred
Throughout the Park: Popcorn (Various Popcorn Carts)
Treats Offered All Day, Every Day (Available Daily)

Main Street, U.S.A.
Casey’s Corner - Donald Duck Brownie
Main Street Bakery - Amuck, Amuck, Amuck Cupcake & Halloween Cinnamon Roll

Storybook Treats - Maleficent Waffle Cone

Auntie Gravity’s - Pumpkin Spice Soft Serve Sundae & Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/foodie-guide-to-mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party-2019-at-magic-kingdom-park/ (Photos & Full Description of Treats)

Thanks, @yulilin3! Post #2737, p.137 (Photos & Full Description of Treats)
Post #2817, p.141 @FoxC63

:maleficen Should 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 generally more expensive on the day of the party, and several nights each year sell out completely.

:maleficen Party 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

:maleficen Transportation
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.

:maleficen Weather
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.


:maleficenCostume Guidelines for 2019 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.


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.)

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique & The Pirates League
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!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: 8am-7pm EST
The Pirates League: 9am-2pm EST

:maleficen Should 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,

:maleficen Can I make ADRs in the Magic Kingdom WITHOUT a party ticket?
Yes, you can make your reservations up until ~6pm (Please check the Dining Page of the Restaurant in Question. Times verify depending on the Restaurants.). 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 11:00 PM.
Please check the MNSSHP Dining Page for Specific Times of Each Restaurant.

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/d...s-not-so-scary-halloween-party-table-service/.

:maleficen Is there a Premium Dining Package and/or Dessert Party?
Yes, there is a dessert party!
Cruella's Halloween Hide-A-Way (New for 2019)
Mingle with the dazzling Cruella De Vil and delight in reserved seating for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. Enjoy the fun and exciting atmosphere at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant—decked out especially for this beguiling bash!
As you dine, you’ll rub elbows with high society as Cruella stops by your table for some witty repartee. Later, catch a glimpse of the rest of the sinister gang from your reserved seating section for Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.
Whet your appetite with hors d’oeuvres like international and domestic cheeses and assorted canapes. Venture onto some additional savory samplers with a taste from the Witches Cauldron—a kettle of gooey and creamy spinach dip with ciabatta crustini, assorted Halloween flatbreads and more! Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with such desserts as chocolate-dipped strawberries, cheesecake and mini cannolis, Kanine Krunchy cake and Mini De Vil brownies.
Time: 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Price: $99 per person, plus tax
Important Details
Valid admission ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and not included in the price.
Guests will be able to check in at the podium in Tony’s Town Square Restaurant beginning at 9:00 PM.
Reserved viewing in Town Square for the 11:00 PM Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is included in this event.
Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Refunds will not be administered due to parade cancellation or modification.
Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.
This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
Advanced reservations are highly recommended. There is a 2 Day cancellation policy.
Valid Identification
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages at any establishment in the state of Florida—including Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Alcohol will not be served to anyone who does not present valid identification upon request.

Disney Food Blog (8/17/19) - Full Review Including Photos
Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrance
The Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package costs $84 for adults and $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, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-fireworks-dessert-party-tomorrowland-terrace/.
Offering an indulgent, bewitching buffet featuring swoon-worthy sweets and sips—including chocolate-dipped strawberries, 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.
Top off this delectable event with sweeping views of the Halloween fireworks spectacular over Cinderella Castle for a stunning display of color, music and light you’ll never forget!
Guests will receive identification credentials upon check-in at Tomorrowland Terrace and must present them for entry to the dessert party.
Important Details
This dessert party is only offered on select dates during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.
Valid admission ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and not included in the price.
The dessert party will operate rain or shine, even if the fireworks are canceled.
Credential identification is non-transferrable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event.
This offer may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
Returning for 2019 - 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 16 through November 1, 2019
Dessert Party Time: 8:45pm
Fireworks Show Time: 10:15pm
Price: $69 plus tax for Guests ages 10 and older; $41 plus tax for Guests ages 3 to 9
How to Book: Call (407) 939-1872 to reserve your premium dessert party package or online @ https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-fireworks-dessert-party/.​
Note: Valid theme park admission and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets are required and are not included in package cost.

Haunted Mansion
Madame Carlotta, Rinotta and Broome typically sit on the lawn of the Haunted Mansion entertaining guests in line.
Times: 7:15-10:10pm & 10:45-11:35pm

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.

This year’s complimentary candy bag features art from Frozen 2 and the Maleficent sequel.


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: 9:10pm & 11:10pm; 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

Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular (Fireworks) - New for 2019
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.
Times: 8:30pm, 10:45pm & 12:00am (August - September 27th)
7:40pm, 8:35pm, 10:45pm & 12:00am (September 29th - November 1st)

Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet (Returning for 2019) - Roaming Frontierland
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.

The DescenDANCE Party (Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe)
This groovy dance party calls all Descendants and VKs (villain kids) together to dance and celebrate the release of Descendants 3. At the DescenDANCE Party, guests can hit the dance floor (while jamming out to some wicked beats), enjoy some fun photo opportunities, and check out some on-screen shout-outs from stars from the film.

Time: 7:00pm-12:00am

Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam (Storybook Circus - Returning for 2019)
A dance party featuring some of your favorite Disney Junior Characters.
This year Nancy Clancy from the hit Disney Junior series “Fancy Nancy” joins other Disney Junior pals like Vampirina and Doc McStuffins.
Join Doc McStuffins, Vampirina (Starting September 9th, Seen @ 9/7/18 Party), Timon and Mickey for a high-energy musical celebration.
Time: 7:00pm-12:00am

Frontierland Costume Promenade (Returning for 2019)
The Frontierland Costume Promenade made its debut in 2018!
Here’s the chance for children of all ages to show off their best costumes. Prospector Cactus-Flower Cate will round up young guests and encourage them to show off their costumes in a quest to find the beast Halloween treasure of all too. X marks the spot for candy!
Times: 8:50pm & 10:50pm

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

2019 Halloween Novelties
Pumpkin Mickey Head Popcorn Bucket - Various Popcorn Carts
Phineas Popcorn Bucket - Liberty Square Popcorn Cart & Frontierland Popcorn Cart (Across from Pecos Bill)
Hitchhiking Ghost Popcorn Bucket - Liberty Square Popcorn Cart & Frontierland Popcorn Cart (Across from Pecos Bill)
Gus Beignet Holder - Liberty Square Popcorn Cart & Golden Oak Outpost
Ezra Sipper - Golden Oak Outpost, Colombia Harbor House & Pecos Bill


Exclusive Merchandise
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 & MagicBands)

ALL THE MERCH From Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Disney Food Blog (8/17/19) - Post #4

Includes Passholder Exclusive Merchandise

Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket & Jack Skellington Sipper (Coming in September)

Mickey’s Halloween Celebration
Available 8/12/19

Mickey Mouse heard you were visiting so he created a Halloween surprise starting with a light up Mickey pumpkin sash over the door of your Walt Disney World® Resort room. As you enter, discover a welcome letter from our favorite pal letting you know surprises await! Next to the letter, a Mickey Mouse and a Minnie Mouse plush greet you with a one-of-a-kind keepsake character bin holding popular Halloween treats. Nearby, a festive blanket, creepy candelabra, luminaries, cobweb and activities fill the room. Surprise your loved one with this Disney Halloween In-Room Celebration. Personalization of your gifts and surprises available for an additional fee. Offering is subject to change without notice and may depend on current availability of selected product.
Please note there are several Halloween options.


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Halloween Happenings
:maleficen Minnie's Halloween Dine @ Hollywood & Vine (HS)
Dates: August 26, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Visit Minnie’s favorite happy haunt for a spooktacular Halloween feast that’s frightfully delightful.

🎃 Complimentary Halloween Looks by Character Couture Team at DisneyStyle on October 24th
The cast members of the Walt Disney World salons want to help you get ready for Halloween this year.

Stop by DisneyStyle in Disney Springs' West Side on Thursday, October 24th from 1 to 9pm for a complementary Halloween look from the professional stylists of the Character Couture team.

The team has shared a peek at three of this season’s looks that were inspired by Ursula, the Cheshire Cat, and Madame Leota. The featured looks coordinate with clothing and accessories available for purchase at DisneyStyle.

🎃 New Spooky Snacks at Disney Springs for Halloween
Dates: October 25-31
Location: Food Trucks on the West Side of Disney Springs (across from Disney’s Candy Cauldron)
What?: Three Ghoulish Goodies

Everything Sweet Food Truck where you can try a Halloween Cookie Dough Waffle Taco filled with pumpkin spice and cold brew cookie dough topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a chocolate spider. Look how cute it is!

Springs Street Taco Food Truck, you can find Chicken Adobo Nachos featuring blue corn tortilla chips with chicken adobo, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberry, lime crema, and a zesty pumpkin-cheese sauce.

Mac & Cheese Food Truck, mac-n-cheese with pumpkin-cheese sauce, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and gummy cranberry worms?

🎃 7 Brand New Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Here’s a list of all the exclusive offerings coming to Typhoon Lagoon only on Oct. 31, 2019.

1. Go Trick or Treating
Who says trick or treating is just for kids? For the first time, guests of all ages can grab some goodies at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. Check out all three candy stops: Typhoon Lagoon’s front entrance, Singapore Sal's and Safe Harbor.

2. Taste this Halloween-Inspired Dole Whip
If you love Dole Whip, you definitely need to try this all-new spooky dessert. Available for one day only at Happy Landings Ice Cream, the I-Scream Cone features Orange Dole Whip Soft Serve, a sandwich cookie waffle cone, colorful Halloween sprinkles and a white chocolate surfboard.

3. Meet Your Favorite Disney Characters in Their Halloween Costumes
Shiver me timbers! Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are ready to celebrate Halloween, pirate style. Sailing to Typhoon Lagoon for one day only, look for Mickey and Donald near the Clock Tower.

4. Show Off Your Dance Moves
No Halloween celebration is complete without great music. Head to the Clocktower stage near the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool for an unforgettable DJ Dance Party and some wickedly good beats.

5. Bring Home a Halloween Craft
From tie-dye projects to coloring pages, the arts and crafts at Disney water parks are always a great way for families to spend quality time together. And in honor of Halloween, you can decorate your very own mini-pumpkin.

6. Check Out Pumpkin Carvings at Singapore Sal’s
Carving jack-o-lanterns has always been one of my favorite Halloween traditions. Visit Singapore Sal’s for a festive display of carved pumpkins. You can even vote on your favorite!

7. Enjoy Fall Treats All Season Long
In addition to all of the exclusive Halloween festivities at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, you can also try fall-inspired menu items including Pumpkin Milkshakes, Pumpkin Cream Churros and Pumpkin Sundaes. Available now through Nov. 23, 2019.

These new Halloween offerings at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon let you experience both the Disney Water Parks and Halloween in a whole new way.

:maleficenHalloween Inspired Photo Backdrops at the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs
If you’re looking for frightfully festive photos, start with the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs!
In addition to standard portrait backdrops and a wide variety of Disney-themed virtual backdrops, this studio offers virtual backdrops that celebrate this spooky time of year.

Reservations are not required to visit the studio, and if you have Memory Maker or Memory Maker One Day, photos captured here are included as part of your entitlement!

For those who want to start celebrating Day of the Dead early, there’s something for you too! You can capture vibrant photos with backdrops themed to Disney•Pixar’s “Coco.”
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A Cauldron of Previous MNSSHP Info
:maleficen2018 Official MNSSHP Thread

2018 MNSSHP Dates
August 17, 24, 28 & 31
September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 & 30
October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 &31

CM Discounted Parties
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)

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

: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
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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2019 MNSSHP Exclusive Merchandise
🎃 ALL THE MERCH From Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
10/18 - Now Available During Regular Hours


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Glow in the Dark Tee – $28.17

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Womens Dolman Tee – $34.99

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Vest – $36.99

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Vampire Mickey Ornament – $26.99

🎃2019 Exclusive MNSSHP Pins

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2019 Limited Release Pin – $15.99

Halloween 2019 Countdown Pin
The Halloween countdown pin for 2019 features Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas! Limited edition of 3,000.
Available at Disneyland and Walt Disney World on September 26, 2019


Halloween Merchandise

👻 Disney Halloween Merchandise Has Appeared On shopDisney

Minnie Mouse Witch Ear Headband

Mickey and Minnie Trick-or-Treat Bags

Mickey Mouse Halloween Spirit Jersey

Minnie & Mickey Plush in Halloween Costumes

Jack the Pumpkin King Halloween Plush

👻 2019 Halloween Resort Refillable Mug
$18.99 + tax


Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Mug – $19.99

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular MagicBand – $34.99

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Spirit Jersey – $64.99

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Alex and Ani set – $79.99

New Hocus Pocus Pandora Charm - Uptown Jewelers for $65


Full Details on Merchandise:

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2019 Posted MNSSHP Guest Itineraries

Waiting to board our flight home. Here is my review. We had FPs for M&M at Town square, SDMT & Splash.
We did M&M at 4:00, waited 20 minutes. Then grabbed our Sorcerer’s card.
Did SDMT, followed by splash. It was 6:12 when we got in line for BTMR, should have been a 15 minute wait but the ride went down for about 20 minutes. Decided to place a mobile order at Peco’s, that turned out to be a terrible idea. We waited 30 minutes to get our food, I know it was probably ready in 10 but the CMs must have all been new. There were no mobile orders coming out, it was my first time using MO so I had no idea how it worked. After 25 minutes we asked to speak to the manager and he helped one person and then wasn’t seen again. I finally was able to flag down a CM that knew exactly where to find my order, I didn’t get a text until an hour later. I really don’t think they were prepared for the masses.
At 7:45 we walked to PoC and the line was super long, again I don’t think they expect these many people, the line was all the way to JC thankfully it moved fast, posted 35, actual 10. ToT lines were long but moved fast 5-10 each line.
Went to HM, posted 40 actual 20... people were leaving the line because it was snaked at the beginning but not towards ride entrance.
It was 8pm and Frontierland was already crowded with parade watcher. We checked into Cruella’s at 9:15 then headed to Tomorrowland to ride SM. Space had a 50 minute posted wait and the line was probably 30 feet out the door, we moved on to Speedway, they were only running half so we waited 20 minutes, after that SM was only posted at 30 minutes, we waited about that. LOVED it in the dark, highlight of the night.
We went to the hub to watch the fireworks, loved it wished we would have been able to see more of it but I’m sure other reviewers have noted how packed it was.
After we headed to Tony’s to enjoy the food & beverages. If I were to do it again I would NOT do Cruella’s. The food was not good, my 11 year old can make better brownies and desserts. There was plenty of good enough viewing spots around 11pm near the front of the park. We ended up just spending the rest of the party at Tony’s because we were too tired to walk anywhere else, it was day 6 for us so we were exhausted.
I wish we would have done the Plaza viewing area party, although from the little I read I think that was crowded too.
We didn’t get much done at the party, the walkways felt more crowded than any other day at MK during this trip, people were rude but I think we were all just annoyed by the crowds and how unprepared the CMs appeared.

We had a much better time during the 2016 & 2018 sold out parties.

I was there tonight!! I was bing bong and I was with Peter Pan, Darla from Nemo, Razoul from Aladdin and a computer error. 😂

I found it busy!!! We got our must do's done. But this is what we got done once the party started at 7. (We did do some rides prior to 7)

6:20pm we waited for Jafar and were second in line.
7:05pm did the TOT spot at jungle cruise
7:15pm We went over to get magic shot at haunted Mansion about 20 min wait.
7:45pm TOT and ride overlay at Monsters Inc. The overlay was cute and we stayed a little while.
8:10pm We noticed main Street filling up with people for parade spots. So headed to frontierland to get out spot.
8:15pm Found parade spot in frontierland (lots of spots left, I'd reccomend 40 minutes)
9:40pm Parade ended
9:50 we were able to cut through to get back to hub before parade ended there and we're let through to cut across between two floats. I figured we'd have to wait but it was setup very nicely.
9:55pm headless horseman magicshot (no wait since parade was still going on)

We decided to walk back to our resort at BLT and watch fireworks from the observation area as my kids were really tired and my legs and back hurt really bad. I liked the fireworks, the music was a little underwhelming but overall it was a good show!

Good morning! I have been posting but I wanted to give a rundown in one place of my thoughts. We attended the August 20 party last night. It was crowded. I think the biggest impact may have been the number of passholders in town for SWGE previews. We have noticed a lot here in general and tacking on an extra party (or the pass) seems like a good idea... But despite the crowds we had a great time.

Our priorities were the parade, show and fireworks. We also wanted to see the ride overlays at space mountain and Pirates.

3:45 Bus pulled in and they were just starting to scan magic bands
4:00 Through the ticket line and with the wristband. The ticket process took a while.
4:01 it started to pour. As a result we didn’t get pictures we wanted on main street. We just went straight to Tomorrowland for our Space Mountain fastpass
4:20 done riding space mountain
4:20-4:35 haunted mansion without fastpass
5:00-5:20 splash mountain with fastpass
5:30-5:50 Jungle Cruise with fastpass
5:50-6:00 Flying carpets
6:00-6:30 snack at Aloha isle - kids wanted to sit, use restroom, also grabbed great bags during this time
6:30-7 dinner at Pecos bill
7:10-7:30 POTC with overlay. Wait posted at 40 minutes, it was much shorter. Actors were in line as well as inside the ride. We all enjoyed this.
7:25-8:15 7DMT posted wait was 45 minutes, more like 35
8:25-8:40 space mountain. Posted wait was 40. Took less than 30. We loved the overlay here. It was much scarier than normal
8:45-8:50 monsters inc laugh floor ToT. We sat for a minute during the show. We caught the tail end or would have stayed longer
8:55-9:10 Buzz Lightyear, gift shop, bathroom
9:30-9:45 auntie gravities, strolling towards castle with milkshakes. The pumpkin spice one is delicious
9:50-10:15 wait for fireworks. We found a good spot at the hub by getting in there right at the end of the first parade.
10:15 - 10:30 fireworks
10:30-1040 walked to Frontierland. Crowds were crushing. It was insane.
10:45-11 BTMRR. My oldest didn’t want to ride so she saved a spot for us right across from Pecos bill. We still would have gotten a spot but we were front row.
11:10 headless horseman
11:15-11:30 parade
11:30-11:40 followed parade towards liberty square
11:40-11:45 pictures by haunted mansion
Midnight hocus Pocus show

Bus lined were awful. We waited 45 minutes for a bus to Coronado springs. In retrospect I should have gotten a Minnie Van.

We were there last night and had a fantastic time, thanks in part to this thread.

It was me and DD11. It was our first Halloween party and only time at Magic Kingdom this trip. Our main interests were rides, parade, fireworks, trick or treating and just enjoying the atmosphere.

This is how our evening shook down...
3:30 Arrived and joined the line/throng outside the gates
3:48 They started letting people in (even though prior to that they kept repeating 4 p.m.). I believe it took us about 10 minutes to get thru the line for tickets and bands...maybe even less. We headed thru the bypass and got our bags. That was one thing I may have missed without the DIS as they weren't actively directing people that way at the time.

Originally we had a FP for Jungle Cruise as we never made it on during our last trip due to weather cancellations. Well due to the weather, it was down so on our way to MK I'd received notice that we now had a use anytime on most rides FP. Dd wanted to do Buzz so we headed that way (which made way more sense with our other FPs). We got to Buzz and it was down so we decided to check out Carousel of Progress as it is one attraction that I'd never done and, of course, had no wait. Well, it turned out to be an awesome choice as we were inside for the one major downpour of the evening. After that we headed back to Buzz (which was running but still having issues) with our FP. Then did Peoplemover and got a seasonal (not party special) Halloween popcorn bucket.

Next we headed to Dumbo for our 4:30-5:30 FP (it was a bit after 5 by this point I think). Then our FP for Peter Pan in the 5:30-6 slot. We were done there about 5:50 and decided to see how many rides we could motor through before official party start time. We did Its A Small World, Winnie the Pooh, the Carousel and Mad Tea Party (before overlay) before stopping for drinks at 6:45 at Cosmic Ray's which was a bit crazy. We sat for a few minutes on a bench outside.

By that point it was almost 7 so we decided to head back to Mad Tea Party. The Halloween music and lights overlay was now on but it was still pretty much a walk on. Then we did trick or treating at Carousel of Progress and Monsters Laugh Floor, enjoying the show for a bit. My daughter wasn't interested in standing in line to meet characters but decided she wanted to see (i.e. from the distance) Jack and Sally if possible so we headed down Main St. In case anyone else is wondering, no you can't see Jack and Sally without going thru the M&G line as they are in a room (which has probably been described here but I didn't pay attention as I was not planning on this). But it worked out fine because we were then able to collect our allergy treats with no wait (as advised by another DISer to not wait til end of evening). On our way back up Main St. at 8, we stopped at Main Street Bakery/Starbucks to get an Amuck cupcake (don't forget napkins and a fork/spoon). The line was shorter than it usually is at our local Starbucks!

At this point we were heading towards the hub so I decided to see what the current situation was. We found a decent spot in the hub that was sort of second row and decided to sit down and enjoy our treats and "watch" (not a great view but could sort of see and could hear and see special effects) the 8:30 Hocus Pocus show. Then stayed in the same spot for parade and fireworks with great views of both. I had really been debating what to do about parade and fireworks as I knew DD's tolerance for sitting and waiting was not great so I didn't know how far ahead we could stake out spots and since it was only the two of us, it wasn't like we could really take turns holding a spot. But this worked out well as there was just a tolerable wait between elements and candy distraction! We loved the parade and fireworks!

After the fireworks I made a bit of a tactical error as we headed into Adventureland to do Pirates of the Carribean. I realized we'd get trapped by second parade but we were already past the point of no return. Pirates of the Caribbean was posted 40 minutes but I'm sure it was less than that. Then did Aladdin ride (walk on). At this point MDE was showing a 5 minute wait for the smaller rides on the other side of the park but no way for us to get there easily! We headed back into the hub where we could still get an okay view of the parade. Once the parade was over we headed back for one last ride on the tea cups and a popcorn refill before heading out of the park just after midnight. A mass of people in the Pop Century bus line but they had multiple buses so the line kept moving.

I'll do another post (far less wordy) with a few tidbits of advice (and whatever I forgot..lol).

Here is my experiences for 8/20.
5 things before:
1.This was a last minute trip planned for AP SWGE previews. We were only in DW for 3 nights.
2.We went to the 1st party last year, so we had lower expectations for this night.
3. We did EMM here so hit most of the rides we wanted. Skipped overlays since we did last year.
4. I had a screaming headache almost all night, so our night was not a typical touring night. :(
5. We had both dessert parties planned, so fireworks and parade were not an issue.
I asked DS7 before we left what his priority was. He said if Stitch's line or Jafar's lines were not bad he'd do those, otherwise candy and a couple of MSs.
I wanted the MSs on Main Street, and the hitchhiking ghosts. Anything more was a bonus (we have headless horseman from last year)

We arrived from WL to MK around 6. Got right in, walked the back path. Headed to see what waits were like in the Tomorrowland area. Stitch's wait was way out to the end of the building, so that was a no go. We checked Buzz, still at 30ish. So we walked around back to see if Fab 5 had started lining up and a CM said they do not come out until 7, so we walked past LM ride, and Photographer had no line. I asked if she had magic shots, thinking it was the crab, to my surprise it was the fire pumpkin. :)
Rode IASW since it was 5 min.
TOT at Jamboree Bears right at 7, walked straight thru quickly.
Went to TOT behind Splash
walked thru to see JC line wayyyy backed up, and Jafar's line was longer than DS was comfortable with. So headed back thru to HM, that line was backed way out as well
BUT Hatbox ghost MS was only 5-10 min, so we did it. :)
Went to Gazebo, line for Gavediggers was I am guessing 20 minutes? We did it last year, so skipped it this time. BUT, no wait for hitchhiking ghosts!! :)
As we walked thru Main Street, found a Photographer with no line, so we knocked out those MS! We ended up with 2 different burning pumpkin shots, both diff backgrounds and poses tho. :)
Tot at Monsters around 8ish, long line, but little stopping.
Did COP, didn't realize it was an applesause. 🤦‍♀️
Went to check in for plaza dessert party bcuz my headache was making me feel nauseous. :(
We were among maybe 2 other people, lol. Ate some desserts, rested. Watched a bit of castle show from our table.
Headed back out to Monsters Tot one last time and sat for a bit to watch.
Bathroom break and went to get a spot in garden early so I could lay down. Caught some of parade from our spot, not a good view, but could see some.
Projections were great. I wish I wouldn't have read other reviews/opinions prior to, bcuz they were in my head while I watched. lol
After fireworks we went straight down to Cruella's.
Got some food and drinks, DS enjoyed the pizza. I didnt eat much so can't give a review on the food. Cruella was out and about mingling, but didn't do a great job of hitting tables. Infact, a couple of women sitting by me at parade view were not happy with Cruella part. I didn't need a pic with her, I wasn't sure I could smile at this point bcuz of my headache.
We went over to parade spot at 11. Glad I did bcuz we got a bench. There was curb space open in our area, but it filled up quickly.
There was no curb space open that I saw around Tony's. (I looked to see if I wasted my money. :) )
Once parade started my head was not as bad, thank goodness, bcuz I could enjoy my FAV part of this night.
We left after that, I needed my bed.
For me, in my condition, I was happy to have both dessert parties. Gave me plenty of breaks from crowds and craziness to rest.
Sorry so long!

ETA:We came home with 3+ pounds of candy between the 2 of us.

Thought I'd share my party experience. Attended the first party on 8/16. It was the final night of my solo trip and my first MNSSHP. My main focus was the parade, fireworks, Hocus Pocus show, and snacks. I am not big on character meets and wasn't super interested in trick or treating.

I was at the park all day and found the crowds to be really light up until around 4pm when party ticket holders arrived and then it did get really crowded. Here's what I got to do during the party

4:00 BTMR stand by (40 min posted, waited 37 min)
5:15 Splash stand by (40 min posted, waited 23 min)
5:45 checked in and got my wrist band, map, trick or treat bag & starter candy at Tortuga Tavern. Took all of 5 minutes.
5:50-6:15 ate at Pecos Bills, did mobile order which took about 15 minutes, crowded and hard to find a seat
6:30 Haunted Mansion
6:45 Checked out the line for the wedding cake in Liberty Square but it was crazy long (thought I'd come back later but never did make it back)
7:00 Arrived at the Hub on the dot at 7 pm to hear the party kick-off announcement and see the CMs really start cracking down on wrist bands and sweeping out day guests
7:08 Monsters Inc Dance Party, was on my way to Space and it was too cute not to stop and get my groove on with Sully for a minute
7:12 Space Mountain (35 posted, waited 19min) Because I was solo, I was re-directed at the FP merge point as a single rider which cut 15 minutes off the wait. Loved the overlay! So much better than regular SM. The dark and the music really amped up the whole ride!
7:25 checked the wait time on the app for Pirates and it showed 30min but by the time I got over there it was up to 50min so decided to try later
7:30 stopped at Aloha Isle for a Pirate's Horizon, orange & pineapple juice with passion fruit syrup. Refreshing & tropical, wasn't very sweet which I liked.
8:15 Haunted Mansion, loved seeing the ghosts on the lawn. Some excellent heckling going on. Very funny!
8:50 Arrived to watch the first parade at Liberty Square, beside Ye Ol' Christmas Shop and across from Sleepy Hollow
9:05 Headless Horseman. SO cool! One of my favorite parts of the whole party
9:20 Boo to You Parade. I LOVED IT!! So cute! By far the best Disney parade I've seen (WDW or Disneyland). Loved the song, the costumes, the characters, the dancers. Just brilliant!
9:50 Arrived at the Hub for fireworks, stopped at the popcorn cart for a Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop. It was delightful. Chocolate, buttercream, and sugar pearls, what's not to love! Cute too. Grabbed a spot behind and slightly to the left of the partners statue, between it and the castle. Had a great view of Jack, the castle & the fireworks, crowded but not claustrophobic. Sat on the ground and enjoyed my cake pop and people watched while I waited.
10:20 Fireworks. I was blown away! Jack Skellington was fabulous. Loved the projections, the music, the storyline, and the fireworks. Having never seen Hollowishes, though, I don't have anything to compare to. Sounds like those who have may feel differently.
10:45 Pirates (15-minute wait). Loved the live pirates! So fun interacting with them. It was a great last ride of the trip. Did my only trick or treating of the night at the exit and got some chocolate gold coins
11:13 Boo to You, round 2. I'm such a big parade fan, had to watch it twice! This time I got a spot in Frontierland, across from the Diamond Horseshoe. Because I walked up so late, the view wasn't as good but was able to see just fine.
11:15 Headless Horseman
11:20 Parade
11:52 Back to the Hub to grab a spot for Hocus Pocus. Found a spot right against the fence/wall around partners, near where I watched the fireworks. Was able to sit and watch the show with a great view
12:05 Hocus Pocus. Such a fun show! Love the Sanderson Sisters and all the Villians. Gave me good, nostalgic 90's vibes. I can see if you've been to several parties, not necessarily needing to see this show every time but as a first-timer, loved it!
12:45 Bus Stop to CBR. This was the only pain point of the night for me (and the worst bus experience of the whole trip). Took until 1:27 am to get on a bus. Was in my room at 1:54 am.

I had a really fantastic time and would not hesitate to do another party. Loved seeing all the guests in costumes. People are SO clever and creative. The whole vibe of the night was so fun! Next time I think I'd want to do a little trick or treating and definitely try some more snacks.

Happy Halloween!!!🎃

Was at the party last night and had a great time! It was myself (Bo), DH (Duke), DD8 (alien) and DD6 (Gabby Gabby). Last party was 10 years ago on our Disneymoon. We had no plan... so we winged it!

  • Got in quickly at 345, got our bracelets and starter candy bag. Wish we would have gone for seconds... by far the most interesting candy in the park since it is all new (Hazelnut M&Ms, birthday cake chocolates...)
  • Used the pre-party time to knock out rides with minimal waits.
  • Got in line at 650 to meet Lotso. Waited 20 minutes.
  • Rode all three rides with overlays... loved all 3 of them! Posted times were higher then actual wait times for all but Space.
  • Did all 3 Dance Parties. Stayed for 2-3 songs each. My DD prefered the Monsters.
  • Found a spot about 20 minutes before the first parade in front of the Prairie Outpost in Frontierland. DDs were in front, we were in back. Had the Hades nachoes while waiting... quite good!
  • Found a spot with a bit of an obstructed view in the hub 15 minutes before the fireworks. Honestly, I really do not feel the need to see these again. I like lots of spooky music and vilains with my Halloween fireworks
  • Did a bit of ToT... did not have to do many stations since they really gave so much!
  • Posed for a few magicshots... you do NEED to ask the photographers for these. They will not automatically do them.
  • Left at midnight with the crowds to go to POP. They did a great job with the buses!
All in all we had a great time. That being said, I don't feel with APs we get enough out of it. Will probably be another 10 years before our next party Now the Christmas one... I would do again in a heartbeat!

It’s been a few days, but I wanted to share our experience for the party on Tuesday the 20th. It may be especially helpful for anyone who is focused on rides and shows. Overall, we had a great time, but it was a bit different to me this year compared to previous (this was our 4th MNSSHP). Specifically:

1. It felt more crowded and I don’t say that lightly. We have been to sold out nights and this felt as crowded if not more...on a Tuesday in late August. I was surprised and they were checking wristbands regularly so these weren’t day guests who stayed.

2. The fireworks show looked like they added fireworks and music to a Disney junior episode. It was oddly upbeat and the music choices were strange...really missed grim grinning ghosts as part of it. We loved hallowishes so this was a let down.

3. Lines for everything were longer. We got everything done we wanted to do, but we also know what we are doing so we had a good plan. I can see it being really frustrating for anyone who didn’t have a plan.

Here is what we did:

- Arrived at MK at 3:30. They let us in at about 3:50.

- Took some pics as we walked through the party entrance area.

- used FP for Buzz (3:20-4:20)
- rode people mover
- used FP for Tomorrowland speedway (4:20-5:20)
- did laugh floor
- grabbed a drink (it was super hot!)
- used FP for Space Mountain (5:30-6:00)
- grabbed a quick dinner at Cosmic Rays
- met up with some friends we learned were there and took some pics

- rode Aladdin's carpets
- was going to ride pirates but line looked crazy so we didn’t at that time
- rode Splash Mountain
- rode Thunder Mountain
- got frozen apple cider and Carmel pretzels in Frontierland
*note this was about 8:30 because my daughter has a daily med she takes at that time. Pecos Bills seemed understaffed or was just really slow. I was in just to get some cups of water and it took me like 15 min only to learn they had them sitting off to the right and you could just grab them

- rode pirates
- rode haunted mansion
- rode it’s a small world
- headed to find a spot for fireworks - we got a spot at about 9:45 in the fenced garden area near Casey’s. People usually sit, but they all stood so we stood too. Had a great view and with it being so hot was glad we weren’t shoulder to shoulder with people.

- went to liberty square area to get a spot for the 2nd parade. It was nice because the kids sat right where they put the rope up and the adults sat on the benches they have right there (in front of where they usually have the little market in liberty square). We could keep an eye on kids and not have to sit on the ground. People stood in front of us right before the parade started, but the kids could see and I still had a view when I did stand up so it was fine with me. Also sitting on the bench was more important to me than filling in the space in front of me lol...I could have stood right behind the girls about 10 min before parade started and had front row view). Some people who were sitting like we were then sat on the back of the benches with feet on the seat of the bench when the parade started and CMs didn’t make a big deal of it.

- rode Peter Pan
- rode 7DMT *note they had the wait posted at 55 minutes...my guess is to dissuade people from getting in the line. We only waited 15 and got in the line at 11:55pm.
- left the party (last show was ending as we were exiting 7DMT)

Some other observations - people as per usual never cease to amaze me - as we walked through the Peter Pan que there were hundreds of candy wrappers on the ground in the darlings bedroom scene room...and I’m not exaggerating. I felt bad for those who were going to have to clean that up!

Lines for rides were typically posted at 25 minutes, but we waited more like 10-15. Obviously not bad at all compared to wait times during the day, but in past years we have walked on to the point of riding things like BTMRR and Splash multiple times in a row with only having to walk the que and get on...that was not the case for us this year. Only thing that was walk on was it’s a small world.

We won’t do a party in August again...I knew it would be hot, but it was pretty miserable with the humidity even after midnight. We made the best of it and none of us complained, but it wouldn’t be my choice again! My favorite ride of the night was the boat ride back to the resort cause there was a cool breeze lol.

I hope this is helpful for others!

Completed 8/27. Will try to post a small synopsis, but we did so much. Did Not find it too busy. Large emphasis on TOT because kids preference.

3:30 arrived at turnstiles
3:45 line stared moving, moved quickly through but major blockage of people waiting for bands. We know we could get them at various locations inside but couldn’t get past with strollers.
Next: picked up sorcerers card and did bypass.
Next: FP for Ariel and Peter Pan
Dinner for first child, tacos at Peco’s bills
Dinner for second child: Cosmic Rays, mobile order line took forever, regular line would have been faster. Lotso burger and Mickey burger. Lotso was good but preferred Mickey for more stronger cheese and bacon!
TOT at Monsters and Philharmagic, both had two stops. Then Pinocchio’s only one stop (two was reported earlier). Lines appeared long but moved so fast. About 1 min waiting.
Rode. Small world. Dance party with Disney JR.
8:50 Waited in frontierland for first parade while kids TOT at Horseshoe and Jamboree. Waited in line 15 people deep to get Constance’s Wedding cake but it sadly wasn’t a snack credit as shown on a famous blog about food.
Parade crowds slowly built but didn’t feel overly crowded. Only two deep on side where we were, looked deeper on side across from us.
Headed for fireworks spot after parade, got spot inside hub.
Had Jack and Sally Cake pop. Didn’t like it, cake was dry and crumbled, messy.
Kid had to bathroom with 10 mins to showtime. I ran her to Casey’s through crowds and back, made it just in time. Yuck to hot for a run like that. Huge sorry to all the people we work our way though.
Then did Teacups, Speedway, Teacuos again. Ariel/Eric (11:15ish, 10 min wait), Belle and Gaston (11:35, five groups in front of us), Moana (11:50, 2 min wait), Pirates (11:57). Actors were so much fun. They asked Son dressed as Eric if he found his mermaid. And asked daughter dressed as Ursula how she got her legs. Daughter didn’t speak (shy) so they asked her if her voice was in shell. Cute.
Exited at ride 12:02, candy closed at exit. Photopass photo in front of castle. Headed out, on monorail about 12:30ish, was a three monorail wait time. Clear wait line when we left.

Mostly a lurker but wanted to say thanks to all for posting reviews and plans. It helped us (2 Adults, 1 5 year old) figure out what we wanted to do for last nights party. It was our first MNSSHP. We had a great time and accomplished everything we wanted to do. Our focus was ToT, fireworks, parade, Hocus Pocus Show, Teacups Overlay. Here is what we did, though forgive me, I don’t remember times for everything.

3:25pm Arrived at MK SO HOT
3:45pm Gates open YAY!
Bands were a little slow but no biggie.
Went to pick up SOTMK card then back to the bypass. We were so hot and sweaty we just skipped photo ops here.
Got TOT bags.
Bathroom break in the sweet, sweet air conditioning.
3:30-4:30 (4:15) 1st FP Buzz
Stand by People Mover No wait
4:30-530 (4:28) 2nd FP Speedway
4:50 (4:45) 3rd FP Modified Teacups
Snack break Cosmic Rays 20 mins
5:15-6 4th FP Dumbo
Stand by Under the Sea 5 min wait
Stand by Carousel 15 min wait
~6:10 pm Stand by HM 10 min wait
6:30-6:50pm Pretzel break in Frontierland
6:55pm ToT Miners Cove
ToT Splash Mountain Long lines but steady moving. 5-10 mins
ToT CBJ 5 mins 2 stops
ToT Diamond Horseshoe 5 mins
ToT PhilharMagic 2 treat stops Took a break inside to cool off.
ToT Pinocchio Village Haus
ToT Ariel’s Grotto 10 mins. This was a slow trail for us and we got 2 pieces of candy.
ToT Railroad Station. Also super slow, long line. At least we got a handful of candy.
Btw, this area was a hot mess. There were lines everywhere and it was hard to immediately tell what they were for. We got outta there fast.
Teacups with overlay. 10-15 min wait
At this point it’s close to 8:15
ToT Cosmic Ray’s
Stopped by Descendance Party. Was pretty impressive. We watched for 20 mins (kiddo too shy to dance). DJ was fun, energetic, and engaging. Guided some dances. Constant “video calls” from the Descendants characters, as well as music videos.
ToT Monsters Inc 2 stops stayed to watch for 10 mins
9pm Check-in Garden Plaza Dessert Party. No line, separate check-in. Spent just under an hour relaxing. Treats were fine, worth it to us to not stress about a spot. I’m short and ALWAYS end up with someone tall standing right in front of me. Kiddo was worn out so she enjoyed sitting, eating, drinking, and no boring waiting.
9:55pm walk to Garden. Lots of space, back rail mostly full for unobstructed views. We stood on left side about 6 ft in front of back rail.
10:15pm Fireworks. Fun. Not HEA great, but enjoyable.
10:35 Bathroom break, then fight the Main Street crowd to head to Adventureland.
ToT Jungle Cruise
Stand by Flying Carpets. Waited 1 ride cycle
ToT CBJ now only 1 treat stop
10:55pm Found a parade spot just outside exit of CBJ (the walk through at the exit eventually gets roped off adding additional spots to get front row view)
11:10 Headless Horseman
11:15 Parade
Followed parade to Hub
12:00am Hocus Pocus. So fun!
On way out, 2 magic shots (flaming pumpkin, poison apple cauldron)
Bought Halloween Party Pin
Headless Horseman Magic Shot before exit (there were 4 photopass photographers set up so very speedy)

Whew! We were exhausted but had a great time. We were worried about possible rain since we had such a big storm the night before. Little bit of rain around 3:20pm, maybe a sprinkle for a couple of minutes at some point but nothing else. It was definitely hot the whole night.

We thought it was like a regular park day in regards to crowds but we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

Went to the party last night without a plan in mind at all (ME=DAREDEVIL), here's how we did:

- Arrived right around 3:45, waited only a few minutes to be let in.
- Went thru bypass to get ToT bag and first candy, stopped to get photo with Minnie statue.
- Made a beeline straight to 7DMT for our 4:10 FP, rode it. Had to go back in to retrieve a costume piece left behind by youngest DD.
- Hopped on The Little Mermaid Ride with no wait, then Mermaid Ariel Meet and Greet for youngest. maybe a 10 minute wait for that.
- Beast's Castle Photopass and Magic shot for oldest DD.
- Stopped at Pinocchio Village Haus for dinner. It may have rained while we ate...not sure.
- Mandatory Haunted Mansion ride. Walked on.
- Headed to the Tiki Room for Moana M&G, wait was about 50 minutes, maybe less. By the time we got done with that, it was 7pm, Start of Party. The times we stopped by after that, the line looked pretty short. Got Dole Whip Floats afterwards.
- I think we hopped in the Country Bear ToT line after that. (longest ToT wait of the night)
- Headed back to Fantasyland so DW and Oldest DD could get Belle and Gaston's M&G. I took youngest DD thru Ariel's Grotto ToT line (fairly longish wait), got photopass-flaming pumpkin magic shot for her. Went back to B&G M&G, DW & DD not done yet, so other DD and I did a restroom break and a water run from Gaston's Tavern (I also snuck a LeFou's Brew, don't tell my wife). Got back to them as they were getting their pictures taken.
- First Parade was starting, so we decided to head to Pirates, got Magic Mirror Magic Shots and the Gus/Donut container on the way.
- Got in line for Pirates, line looked long but standby said only 15 minutes. I timed it, it was accurate, they moved a lot of people fast on it.
- By the time we got out, parade was ending and we took another rr break and hopped in the Jafar M&G line. Then a quick jaunt thru the Jungle Cruise ToT line.
- DDs wanted to meet Stitch, so we headed over to Tomorrowland. They hopped in his line and I went to go get some popcorn. They were still in line when I got back, so I went thru the Monsters Inc ToT, then sat by the exit to Stitch to watch the fireworks. Great place to watch the projections on the castle, not so great to watch the fireworks. DW and the DDs got done with the M&G as the fireworks ended. We ran thru the Monsters Inc line again. HANDFULS of candy at this point.
- Rode the PeopleMover as we needed a bit of a break. Then got a PP pic with one of the giant inflatable pumpkins.
- Headed to the front of the park to watch the parade with the idea of hopping in the Jack & Sally line as soon as it was over. DW and DD2 went to find a spot while DD1 and I ran and got the SotMK party card and some beverages.
- Popped in to the J&S M&G to see when they would stop meeting, Castmember said the line was 1 hr 15 min long at that point, so probably soon. Went back to report this to DD1, who was the one who wanted to meet them, and gave her the choice to watch the parade or see J&S, she chose the parade (it was the last night of our trip and they were pretty charactered out at that point.)
- Couple more PP photos after the parade and some quick shopping to use up the rest of our Snack Credits and we were heading out the door as the Sanderson Sisters were finishing up their show.

All and all, we were pretty satisfied with the event. Got almost everything we wanted to do accomplished. Slightly bummed at missing J&S but other characters and the FP were more a priority. Figured the shows we could watch online. Bummed I didn't get the event t-shirt I wanted or the Maleficent pin, I probably could have gotten the former, as I did see it in my size early in the night but figured I'd buy it later. Emporium didn't have it in my size at the end of the night, and I didn't want to be bothered with going to the back of the park to look for it. Wanted to try Constance's cake, but the line was pretty long, and we never went back for it. Didn't write down the locations of the other two Hitchhiking ghost containers, so that was totally on me. But, we ended up with two Gallon size bags of candy (which got DW hauled out of line at the TSA checkpoint this morning, lol), and had a lot of compliments on our costumes (the ladies were Jedi Princesses and I was Darth Goofy.) All in all, a great time, but probably not doing it again (at least not in August...too blasted hot).


MNSSHP 2019 (8/30)

I'm not much for writing reports, but if any of this helps, great. Like many others have said, the party seemed fairly low in attendance. It's my first time, so I can't gauge it against another.

My times are fairly on point, with a couple TOT not written down. For the adults or solo, we were 2 adults, no kids. I did find the CMs were primarily not as interested in giving us much candy. We didn't mind at all, but just info if TOT matters to you.

3:35 at ttc
3:55 wristband
BTMR FP canceled
4:10 IASM
4:30 FP Splash Mt
4:55 CHH (mobile order in less than 1 min)
Place was empty
5:24 FP Space Mt
5:45 7D M&G 3rd row behind wooden wall or about 100ppl. Starting at 6:15: 1 1/2 rows in 15 min. 4 rows 30 min. The back of the line is shorter at 6:45 then when I arrived at 5:45. 5 1/4 rows in 45 min. Next in line at 7:15.
7:25 Ariel TOT 3 min
7:30 7DMT (posted 25 min wait) Rode @7:53
8:01 Mickeys Philharmagic TOT deceiving line. Done at 8:05
8:10 HM (posted 25min wait) got to see Madame Renata chatting it up. On @8:27
8:35 Thunder Mt
Waited for parade
9:11 Headless horseman
9:15 parade - only watched a few min
9:25 PoTC - walk on
9:40 get firework spot (front railing on the fountain garden, immediately next to HC spot)
10:15 firework show
10:45 Space Mt (posted 10 min wait) got on at 11:09
11:18 Buzz
11:25 tiny line for Lotso Bear
11:28-11:44 met all 4 princesses - this was a blast. We were the only people in there with them. They were incredible! Excellent Cinderella and Tiana. Rapunzel was hilarious and Elena was fun "talkative".
11:45 PP - ride shut down and we were 5th in line.
11:55 Mickey M&G (posted 5 minutes wait time) - always longer with Mickey, but I was solo at this point and he was fun
12:10 saw rest of Hocus Pocus.

We were the only people on our bus to Hilton LBV @ DS

We attended the Sept. 6th party. It was our first one and it was amazing!!!
-Arrived at 3:45 and went right in line to Jack and Sally. Was done at 4:45 and I was surprised by how short the line was after us.
-We were dressed as Nick Wilde, Judy Hopps, and Priscilla the Sloth. When we left the M&G Judy was right outside Town Square theatre watching the Move It, Shake It parade. When they saw my son as Nick she grabbed him and watched the end of the parade together and then brought him over to see Nick Wilde. It was like a personal M&G and it was the highlight of the night.
-We went and got our bags and did a photo op at 5:05.
-Went to meet Moana, taking our time on the way. We were finished at 6:04.
-Grabbed dinner at Peco's Bill.
-Still had time before the overlays started so we went and got our SOTK card and did some photos.
-Hopped on POC. My son loved the overlay.
-Ran in to Brair Rabbit.
-Haunted Mansion was about a 5 minute wait.
-Did a couple TOT spots and once my son figured that we could do that it was game over and it was all he wanted to do.
-Grabbed seats for the parade at 8:40 across from the Emporium and there was a lot of open spots.
-They grabbed my son to lead the pre-parade Zootopia dance party with Judy Hopps and he was ecstatic.
-Loved the parade and then we walked right down and got spots right by the partner statue for the fireworks. Those were pretty awesome.
-Rode the teacups and then it was TOT time.
-Meet Goofy because he had no line at 10:50. By then we decided to start heading out.
-On the way to the exit we walked past the Zootopia parade and they grabbed my son again to dance with Nick and he hasn't stopped talking about it. My Disney mom heart was all choked up seeing how happy he was.

It was very low crowds so I think we got spoiled but we had an absolute blast!!! The cast members were all so amazing with us.

Ok I guess I should have detailed my plans a bit more for comparative sakes.

I entered the magic kingdom at 7 pm that night as I was at Epcot being destroyed by the brutal sun all day.

As soon as we came in we hit up the grave diggers and they were awesome. - 20 mins

Met Goofy! - 10 mins

Daisy and Donald - 1 hour and 10 minutes. Their interaction per guest ate up a good minute or two instead of a hug and shove. I ensure I got my interaction in too daisy was amazing!

Minnie - 15 mins

Then I literally filled my bag with candy going to every treat trail and hitting up both cast members on both sides as I was pressed for time after all these meets. Stingy with the candy! Sometimes between the two I got 4 pieces of candy!

The new fireworks show is to die for....beautiful but again the choices in music just don’t work for me....

RAN to haunted mansion...

Then stoked out a parade spot on main street for the second parade...I’ve been doing the parties for years now and the ripe age of 33 I’m getting old as my feed HURT walking al day in Epcot and bouncing like a pin ball in Magic Kingdom.

Then I got a spot for the Hocus Pocus Spelltacular which was awesome!

Also there’s this new trend when people are recording fireworks they leave their light on to their phones which makes it insanely bright for people it’s probably one of the most self centered things I’ve ever seen...

First off theirs a 4K version on YouTube if your heart wishes to watch it again.

Secondly your light ruins the ambience and mood for everyone in attendance...why do that?

We were there last night 9/20 for our first ever party! We had a great time and so appreciate everyone’s suggestions/advice on how to make the most of our party. DH and I are both glad we did it, but it would be something we would do every couple of years as we enjoy HEA and typical night time stuff just as much so likely would pay the upcharge all the time! We were dressed as Aladdin characters with DH as Genie, myself as the Magic Carpet, DD8 as Jasmine, DS6 as Aladdin and DS1 as Abu! Here’s my take-away...

1. We got to the park at 3:30, straight through bag check and the park opened at 3:45. We had FP for Space, 7DMT and Peter Pan.
2. Wait times prior to party start were super low. DD did BBB at 5pm and the boys were able to walk on most of Fanstasyland rides between 5-6pm.
3. After BBB we went to the Hub for pictures before moving to Adventureland at 6:40 to meet Aladdin. The kids were able to ride the carpets 1x before they came out met them right at 7pm and then got back in line for Jasmine. They were giving handfuls of candy at JC with no line (multiple times) and were able to ride the carpets again before meeting Jasmine/Genie and were on our way to Frontierland for Splash (5 min) and more trick or treating. (A little stingy with the candy over there! Lol)
3. TOT at CountryBears long line that you couldn’t see and little candy on our way to Mainstreet for parade. Got a parade spot front row right at 8:55 but it was filling fast.
4. Saw fireworks in front of Casey’s garden at walking up right at 10:15. It looked crowded from outside but there was actually quite a bit of room if you could wiggle through some of the crowds. DH and DS rode pirates between parade and fireworks with a 10 min wait and caught the tail end of the fireworks.
5. Walked on Buzz and TOTd no wait at COP.
6. Space Mtn. 20 min wait while I took our little DS on Dumbo and Pooh. We got to stay on Dumbo bc no one in line.
7. Met family back at Teacups and walked on. It was probably 11pm at this point. Our groups really enjoyed the teacups overlay!
8. TOTd at Pinocchio’s.
9. Rode Peter Pan with a 10 min wait. Basically just long enough to enjoy the que. Handfuls of candy in the line!
10. Split off and DH went to ride Haunted Mansion with little one and I took bigs to 7DMT. It was 11:55. We had ridden in prior to party starting with FP but was hoping to do it again. Wait time was 35 min and we were fairly far back. The kids were getting tired at this point so we bailed and walked on Pooh.
11. Caught the midnight Hocus Pocus show near Casey’s and then at snacks while waiting for the park to clear. It took about 20 min for the main mass to exit.
12. Realized with never traded DD allergy tokens in. Went to town hall as Tony’s was closed and they gave DD a bag full! It was 12:45 probably by this point and MS was almost empty. Took a pic of the kids with a reusable grocery bag busting with all the candy! Like I was literally afraid the handle would break and it took nearly both of them to hold it. Got a shot between the pumpkins right at 1am.
13. Walked out and they were still doing Magic Shots of the headless horseman but we didn’t have memory maker so didn’t waste our time and the kids were DONE!
14. A bus pulled up shortly to take us to POFQ and we had a seat. Maybe 15-20 people on the bus. Walked into the room a few minutes before 2am!

Character lines were LONG everywhere all night long. We only did the Aladdin ones and had a good plan for those and really the only ones were were interested in. But every line we passed later was really long! Mainstreet/Hub was crowded but not unbearably so. Wait times were good and it was hit or miss with how much candy you received. My advice is if you find a good one....fill up and then Pass on the crazy long ones or the ones you can’t see the whole line.

All in all a great atmosphere! It makes us excited to try the MVMCP sometime in the future!

Here is a run down on how everything went for us at last nights party 9/20.
12:30 fp for space ranger spin
12:45 fp space mountain
1:00pm head to Casey’s to eat (Mobile order)
1:30 pictures around castle
1:40 rr break
1:50 big top for party exclusive merchandise (purchased pass holder shirts and pins, Hocus Pocus spirit jerseys)
2:10 Ariel’s under the sea
2:30 FP Peter Pan
2:49 Got in line for jack and sally (second family!)
4:40 meet jack and sally
Candy and all of the bypass pictures by 4:50
5:00 Starbucks run
5:10 haunted mansion
5:30 rr break lol
5:52 Tiana and rapunzel (posted wait time 20 mins but we walked up)
6:07 big thunder
Wonder around and pin traded
6:40 got in line for Aladdin and abu
7:10 got in line for Jafar
7:15 got in treat trail at jungle cruise and a huge handful of candy
7:22 pirates
7:57 Philharmagic treat trail
8:06 got a good spot for first Hocus Pocus show
8:30 Hocus Pocus show started
8:50 got curb spot in the hub
9:15 first parade starts
9:35 Left parade walked to laugh floor for candy
9:50 cosmic rays trick of treat trail
10:06 big tips agin because hubby wanted AP shirt for him
10:09 rr break again sooo much water lol
10:18 SDMT and watched firework show while riding
10:30 sleepy hallow
10:45 more pictures
10:57 got on our bus back to resort
We got to do everything on our wish list!! Super successful!!

Okay here's a rough idea of our day yesterday:

2:30 pm Lunch at Garden Grill
4:30 Arrived at MK (long lines to get in, but moved quickly)
-got our Sorcerer's card and skipped bypass
4:40 Haunted Mansion FP (ride broke down so we didn't get to ride and the FP lines was super long anyway)
4:55 Peter Pan FP
-Big Top souvenirs (I bought the PH orange shirt and Dh got a slushie)
-Went back to bypass to get bag and starter candy, got one picture there too
5:40-6:35 Got in line for Pooh and Friends (we were third in line, they were super fun to meet)
6:40 Rode Tea Cups
-Philharmagic for treats, we also stopped and watched for about 15 or so minutes. I have to vent for a second. The theater was practically empty and we chose seats near the front so no one around us. Two women literally came and sat RIGHT BEHIND US. Who does that?!! The entire theater was almost empty and they sat behind us. We ended up moving down a few seats because it was just weird.
7:30 Got the Snake Eyes drink at Storybook Treats (there was no sign or anything for this, but they do have it. It was VERY expensive for a drink-$10. It does come with the glow dice, but still expensive. It was pretty tasty)
7:40 Monsters Inc. treat trail (we sat in there for a good 20 minutes, this was one of my favorite parts of the night. I normally love this show anyway but every got into it last night. We got chosen to "dance for candy" so we stood up and danced.
-Carousel of Progress for GoGo squeeze (the best thing to get while trick or treating lol)
8:10 Walked across to Adventureland for trick or treating
-Got Hades Nachos and kids nachos at Pecos Bill's. Dh said the Hades Nachos were really good. I didn't try them because I don't like buffalo chicken
9:15 got a spot for the fireworks (we were to the left of the partner statue behind a fence and had a great view of the fireworks, lots of people tried to squeeze their way in at the last minute, but we held our ground, we could kind of see the parade but it wasn't a great view which was fine because we've seen it before)
10:30 We left right after the fireworks because we were both beat. We did get the Headless Horseman shot in front of the train station because we missed that last year.

Overall, we had a decent time. We definitely won't be doing another MNSSHP this year and we may even skip it next year unless they really change some things up. We did two parties last year so we didn't feel like there was enough new stuff this year to really have a big must do list. Dh didn't enjoy standing for an hour to watch the fireworks, but I thought it was better than paying $70 pp for the dessert party and we did have a good view. He was extremely tired by that point and I think anything would've annoyed him lol

Back from our whirlwind surprise birthday trip! We went to the 9/20 party for our daughter’s 7th birthday. Had a blast and actually did a lot more than we thought we would, though it did feel somewhat crowded. We didn’t have park tickets, so we wanted to get a lot of rides in, not a big focus on character meets or trick-or-treating. We did end up skipping the Haunted Mansion because DD freaked out and started screaming in line, despite the fact that she’s ridden dozens of times and never been scared before. Oh, well. We ended up skipping the parade too because it would have been right after that and, in that state, she probably would have ended up screaming and trying to run from some of the parade segments as well. But we did catch some of it at a distance while waiting for fireworks, so I guess that’s something. Otherwise, we did everything on our must-do list and then some. Oh, also, people-watching was so much fun – loved all the creative costumes!

*Arrived 3:50pm via boat from WL (WCC for late lunch), walked straight in, had wristbands on and entering park at 3:53pm.

*Went straight to our Tinkerbell FP (3:10-4:10pm). Observed all the people sitting on the floor waiting for Jack and Sally while we were in that room. Met Tink at 4:08pm, then tried to follow our plan to do standby for Mickey and Minnie (daughter’s birthday, so HAD to meet them in birthday party attire), but the standby jumped from I think 20 to 45 minutes while we were in with Tink, so we decided to check later and went to the bypass instead.

*After bypass, stopped for the PhotoPass with the aerial view of you in the MK (4:28). Only two people in line before us. Then started heading to our other two FP: Splash and Thunder.

*On the way, no wait for the Magic Carpets, so took a quick spin.

*Knocked out our Splash and BTMRR FP back-to-back (4:10-5:10 and 5:10-6:10 – we were done with Splash about 5:20).

*Started making our way back towards M&M because the wait seemed to be declining from the 75 minutes it had been at. Spotted Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps up on the train station platform (a little before 6pm).

*Got in line for M&M shortly after that and met them at 6:25pm – not so bad a wait! I used the time in line to multi-task and start prepping our daughter’s hair to be Dizzy from the Descendants for her costume (we hadn’t changed yet because she wanted to wear her Happy Birthday dress to meet M&M).

*Stopped into a restroom to change DD into her costume/dress on the way to Tomorrowland. Stopped for a quick Halloween Party sign PhotoPass in that area after she changed, 6:46).

*Made it to Space Mountain around 6:50, based on some advice about shorter lines I’d seen here. Confirmed with a CM that it was already in overlay mode. Still a fair line, but it moved fast and we were out of the ride by 7:15pm. Very cool in the pitch black!

*Wanted to do the Peoplemover, but it was down for technical difficulties, so we did Buzz instead, since it was basically a walk-on. Came out of Buzz and Peoplemover was running, so enjoyed a spin on that around 7:30pm. We did see the Elvis Stitch line was pretty long – we would have liked to do that, but didn’t want to spare the time.

*Went through the Laugh Floor around 7:50pm, got a few treats and stopped to watch the show for a few minutes. (We never specifically did a trick-or-treat trail, but there were a lot of attractions giving out candy after, so we got plenty).

*Entered Cosmic Rays at 8pm. Daughter is a HUGE Descendants fan and we managed to keep this party a secret from her. Also, good place to eat dinner. I brought her over to the dance party while DH got us some food. She got some good dancing in before we grabbed a table within view and ate dinner. For those like me that were trying to figure out what this party would be like, I’d say it’s a fairly typical Disney-style dance party, but Descendants themed. They had a DJ and dance leader CMs that were all fantastic and really made the party, in our opinion. They had some screens up front that showed occasional clips of the Descendants characters, sometimes interactive, sometimes just background movie clips. There was a mix of Descendants and other non-Descendants songs. Personally, I wish they just stuck to Descendants songs because there are so many good ones and that’s what the fans want to hear. But it was still fun. No Descendants characters roaming, BUT since this is the Halloween Party, all the fans dressed as their favorite characters gathered here, so our daughter (dressed as Dizzy) was out there dancing with Evie and Mal and Uma, etc. – she loved that! It seemed like the crowd got bigger and bigger as the time went on. Around 8:40, I believe, they took a break and said the show would start again at 9pm, so I guess they cycle on and off. We peeked in during the break and saw kids hula-hooping. I don’t have the best videos, but will add a couple to the end of this post. Daughter enjoyed this event quite a bit, but was ready for more rides after dinner.

*We headed out of Cosmic Rays around 8:40 (oh, I had the Lotso burger, which was pretty good). Our daughter tried unsuccessfully to pull the sword from the stone, then we spotted the stepsisters out and about. Since Dizzy is Drizella’s daughter, we joined the crowd following her around. That crowd contained several other kids dressed as Descendants characters and they all instantly bonded and the stepsisters made them all come up together for pictures. Also, do the Disney villians all deny the existence of their Descendants kids? Drizella did and when we mentioned Evie to the Evil Queen the prior night at Artist Point, well, she wouldn’t give that idea the time of day.

*After a bathroom break, headed into Pirates about 9:10-9:15. Loved the live-action pirates, in both the ride and the queue. Nice addition, they should always have that.

*About 9:45pm, we headed over to the lawn in front of Casey’s, based on the tips here about that being a good viewing spot. Took the PhotoPass in that area and asked the photographer if it was open for fireworks viewing and she said yes. We grabbed a front-row spot next to another family and waited it out, eating candy. Stood for the show and had a really nice view, since they leave open a walkway in front of the rail, so no heads right in front of you. Able to see Jack and projections quite well.

*Then we tried to do HM and DD lost her mind, as referenced earlier. We changed our plans and ended up on walk-on It’s a Small World (hadn’t planned to ride it at all, but it calmed DD down, thankfully). Took a quick restroom stop just after 11 and got the magic mirror PhotoPass shots nearby. Also, had passed by the lantern magic shot, but line was very long.

*Then we did a Fantasyland riding spree, walking onto Little Mermaid, Barnstormer, Teacups, and Pooh. Also did the Disney Junior dance party in the middle of that (fun, only a few kids with 3 characters on the dance floor). We met Goofy outside of the Barnstormer as well, with only 1 family in line (11:38).

*11:55 we got in line for 7DMT. 35 minute wait posted, but actually about 30 in reality.

*DD tried her luck with the sword again, but nope. Took a few pictures in front of the castle. Stopped at a Main Street Photopass and got several magic shots in one go (12:49 – dancing ghosts, cauldron, flaming pumpkin).

*We were staying at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista by Disney Springs. Their bus did not run after the party and we didn’t see any DS buses running either. Ended up taking the ferry to the TTC and then a cab back. All of our feet hurt by then. It was a great night! DD had a blast and got endless compliments on her costume and an all-around fun time was had by all. Glad we did this crazy trip!

Tired but happy at the end of the night:

Just got back from tonight's (yesterday's) party and I am happy to report even with sellout crowds, we accomplished so much. Granted we did not have meet and greets or trick or treat stops on our priority list. I'm exhausted, and will come back for a more detailed breakdown later, but here's the short if it... Arrived at MK at 3:40ish. Was immediately in line and through gates by 3:50. Had FP for 7dmt to use by 4:30. Went through bypass, got tot bag and candy. Did not stop for any pics. Straight to 7dmt. Scanned FP at 4:09. Wated 5 min or so, rode and off to Pooh for 2nd FP scanned in 5 min early for 4:35 FP. Decided to switch 3rd FP from Splash Mountain to Enchanted Tales with Belle. This ended up being the longest wait if the night even with a FP. We were held at the entrance for EVER. Lol. Was about 5:15pm when we got done. Went from there to Voyage of the Little Mermaid (walk on). Then met Ariel (10 min wait). Headed over to BTMRT with 15 min wait time showing on app. It was basically a walk on. Closing in on 6:45, Next did Splash Mountain, also walk on. Sent husband to get food at Pecos Bill's while the kids and I did Splash. Got off and walked over just around 7:00pm. Happend upon the first set if the Cadaver Dans in front of the Shooting Arcade which reminded me the we were literally a few steps from the Gravediggers, so as soon as the Dans ended their set, we hopped in li e for the Gravediggers. 1 family in front of us at that time. Finished that and did the Hitchhiking Ghosts magic shot. At this point, we decided to feed the kids before they started complaining, so did a mobile order at Columbia Harbor House. This took approximately for-ev-er. Probably 30 minutes or more, but I wasn't really tracking at that time. After that, we decided to stake out our parade spot in Fronteirland on the water side across from the shooting gallery. PERFECT! spot. We were next to the speaker and lighting rig, so really only one row of people could fit. Hubs and oldest child hung out there while I took the two littles to Haunted Mansion. Had a hillarious exchange with Carlotta. She was laughing and we were too. It was amazing! On our way out, We watched Renata? (eeekkk too tired, cant remember her name!) and Broome. They were ok, but not quite as funny. Made our way back via the water way and had about 10 minutes before the Headless Horseman rode. Watched the parade from there and then cut right across, through the restroom shortcut to basically front and center of the castle for the Fireworks and Hocus Pocus Spelltacular. This is where the boys (Hisband, Ds13, Ds 7) decided to leave, so my Dd10 and I were pretty agile in maneuvering into that spot. Met an awesome gentleman who kept us talking and found out he was a cast member and a former dancer so he was giving my daughter tips for the college program. Lol. Right before fireworks, a lady a few rows back fainted and we had to help call for cast members. It was scary as there were so many people and the show started while they were trying to help her. My Dd was and is still very worried about her. :( Nevertheless, the went o. With the showswhich were fabulous.This was our first MNSSHP, so not comparing it to anything prior. As soon as the 10:30 Hocus Pocus show ended, we quickly walked to Adventureland and hit up the Jungle Cruise tor line. It was empty and they were giving fistfuls of candy. Hopped on POTC, then walked over to Aloha Isle for a Dole Whip. So refreshing and exactly what we needed. By this time it was 11:35 and we thought maybe we could catch the last Pooh and friends set. We got there as they were with their last family. Sad, as we were dressed as Pooh (me) and Piglet (Dd) They did agree to come down to the fence for a group shot so I basically had her stand just to the left of where they were up close to the fence, so Hey!!! I felt pretty clever at that. :P We also photo bombed the Queen of Hearts and the Tweedles on our way out of the park. Right after midnight, we walked out and got the Headless Horseman magic shot. Then the longest walk ever back to our bus stop. I feel like we did get a lot done and my daughter said this was the best night of her life. It was mega crowded, but we found it manageable for what we wanted to do. The only bummer about the whole day is that in our way back to the room, my ankles were itching like mad... so yep, apparently I have developed "Disney Rash" yuck.

We were at the 9/22 party. We heard it was sold out while inside and it was definitely busy, but we managed to get everything we wanted done so I was happy. Here’s how it went

2:30 Bus to MK from Kidani
2:58 Arrived
3:00 Bag check and bands
3:05 In line for Jack & Sally 6th in line
4:35 line began moving
4:50 done
4:55 RR break then pass through
5:05 mobile ordered at CHH (was not necessary as no one there yet but it was busy when we left)
5:55 in line for Pooh and friends 6th on line
6:40 finished
6:48 People Mover
7:05 Monsters Inc. ToT line was a little long but kept moving
7:15 Jungle Cruise ToT
7:20 Pirates (25 minute wait posted, took maybe 15 to get through the queue. Loved the live pirates in the queue and ride)
7:40 RR break
7:48 Tortuga Tavern ToT
8:05 BTM (20 minute wait - accurate)
8:30 BTM and Miners Cove ToT
8:40 Country Bears ToT
8:50 Drink break at Pecos Bills
10 minute wait to order and pick up. Sat here for a half hour or so while first parade was going.
9:30 walked to the hub for fireworks. Very crowded but got a spot off to the left near the path toFrontierland. We could see the projections and Jack clearly just off center.
10:35 Golden Horseshoe ToT
10:40 Haunted Mansion (20 minute wait posted, more like 10-15)
11:00 Lantern magic shot
11:05 Pinocchio’s ToT (lines were over at this point, walked through)
11;10 Mickey’s Philharmagic ToT (last candy stop as our bags were full)
11:15 7DMT (25 minute wait posted- accurate)
11:55 Walked towards exit
12:05 bus back to Kidani

So we did a good amount considering it was a sold out party. Our priorities were the meets at the beginning and I was happy with how those went. Would have liked to do a few more Magic Shots and the parade but we decided to do other things.

My advice is have a plan, keep expectations low and you’ll be fine.

Back from my trip and just wanted to thank everyone in this thread for all the tips and advice! We accomplished everything we wanted and more during our party on 9/15. It definitely felt really crowded compared to how empty it was when we arrived at 2. But this was my first Halloween party so I can’t speak to if the crowds were above or below average. Here is what we were able to accomplish, which was almost exactly how I planned it except for the Moana meet and greet which I was not expecting to be able to do.

2: Festival of Fantasy from Main Street at the end of the route. Ariel recognized me in costume from atop her float and one of her street dancers came up and said he thought I was supposed to be on top of the float! Favorite parade moment for sure!
2:30-3:30: after hiding out in the shops on Main Street while a huge storm passed, Buzz FP, Peoplemover, and Space Mountain
3:30-4:30: Met Ariel at her Grotto, Under the Sea, and SDMT FP, picked up our wristbands and treat bags at Fantasy Faire
4:30-5:30: Had an hour before our HM FP so we went back to the front of the park for the bypass photopass spots and did some shopping
5:30-7:00: HM FP, walked by the Moana meet and greet and saw the line was short, waited maybe 15-20 mins but then a huge storm came so we hid out until it passed in the exit of her meet and greet then did Pirates (without overlay, wasn’t interested in the live actors), did some more shopping
7-8: Stopped by Sleepy Hollow for the Mickey waffle sundae (so yummy!), ToT in Frontierland and Liberty Square, saw the Cadever Dans
8-9: Teacups, Ariel and Eric meet and greet
9:00-9:30: Space Mountain and Monsters ToT
9:30-10: Cruella’s Hideaway
10:00-10:30: Fireworks from the top of Main Street, Photopass with the pumpkin towers in the flag tower circle
10:30-11:30: Cruella’s Hideaway
11:30-12:00: Boo to You, Hocus Pocus show

My husband and I both felt Cruella’s was worth it even though we didn’t love any of the food. It was just nice to have a spot in the AC to sit and relax and drink instead of having to fight crowds and stake out a parade spot.

Definitely use FPS pre party as they helped us a lot. When we walked over to Jungle Cruise around 5:30 there was a pretty good line waiting for Moana. We did that last year but you either wait in line before the party so you get in pretty quickly or you wait after opening (either way). We opted for Moana vs. Jack and Sally as that was a priority. We did end up waiting later for Jack/Sally and it was around an hour and a half. Right after we saw Moana we pretty much walked up to Jasmine then over to where Jack Sparrow was meeting. We were 2nd in line after waiting around 15 minutes for him to come out. Next we met Alice and the Mad Hatter with about a 20 minute wait and Queen of Hearts was around 30 but she took a break right before we got up to her. We also waited around 15 minutes for Mickey but it was not with Minnie. This year we saw Cruella walking around a lot, especially near SDMT and the carousel. I highly recommend joining Kenny the Pirates site as he has times, strategies and tips for meeting characters. We did not meet the dwarfs as we had at our last Christmas trip plus we caught the other princesses earlier in the week. Moana was our #1 priority.

ETA: we also did a good number of rides, trick or treating, lots of magic shots and ate at Harbor House. That was last year, we got in at 3;45 and it was Halloween night. With a good plan you can accomplish a lot. Also last year we watched the fireworks from Fantasyland as they did not have the projections and we caught the 12:00 am Hocus Pocus. Our girls (5 and 7) were troopers but we rested all morning and had no other plans.

We were there last night and honestly I wouldn't have guessed it was sell out crowds. Yes the crowds were heavy but definitely manageable. We just had MNSSHP tickets and our priorities were rides, tot, parade, and fireworks. We were a party of 5 with a 3 year old and 6 year old.

3:15 got on monorail to MK.
3:30 standing in line at the tapstiles
3:45 let in and went to rent a stroller. We then went to get out Sorcerers card. Chicken Little was out roaming with Gabby, so we stood around and watched that for a few minutes.
4:00 went through bypass. The lines for photopass were all longish, so we skipped them and just did the tot.
4:15 FP for Winnie the Pooh
4:30 FP for Dumbo
4:45 Into Big Top for souvenirs. No one was at the party exclusive section and the whole place was generally empty.
5:00 FP for Little Mermaid
5:15 Philharmagic
5:45 FP for IASW, did mobile ordering for Pecos Bills while waiting in line
6:00 headed over to Pecos Bills, the crowds had definitely increased by this point
6:15 got to PB, order said it was ready so we went to the mobile pick up. This was easily the longest line of the night. It took 30 minutes to get our food.
7:00 POC, stand by said 30 minutes and line was half way to JC. My party all grumbled about the line but it took exactly 11 minutes from getting in line to getting on boat. The live actors were very fun!
7:15 Bathroom break
7:30 Magic Carpets ride. Took maybe 10 minutes.
7:45 TOT at JC, the line was deceivingly long. It took less than a minute to get through and they gave lots of candy. Husband went for snacks at Aloha Isle.
7:55 TOT at country bears. Line went fast outside but was very slow once inside.
8:10 headed to main Street to stake out a spot for the parade. We ended up on the curb right in front of where the Zootopia dance party comes out, so across from the Crystal Arts store. It was a great spot. We had a nice view of the castle as the stage show went one (obviously couldn't see the show but we saw the projections).
9:05 Headless Horseman came out.
9:15 Zootopia came out.
9:30 parade made it to main Street.
10:00 Headed to the bathroom by the first aid and decided to watch the fireworks next to the trash cans in front of Casey's. It wasn't a bad spot. You could see the projections pretty well but the trees blocked the big fireworks. It was still a good show.
10:15 Pushed through the crowds to Tomorrowland.
10:30 Got in line for Lotso.
10:45 Done with Lotso
10:50 Space Ranger Spin. Posted 10 minutes wait but it was a walk on. It stopped a couple time during the ride.
11:00 ToT at Carousel of progress, it was the go go squeeze spot.
11:05 Peoplemover. Always an amazing view.
11:15 Attempted the dance party with the Monsters Inc crew but my brats were not interested.
11:20 ToT in Cosmic Ray's
11:25 Walk on to Teacups. Loved the overlay!!
11:30 Tried to get into line for Winnie the Pooh gang but the line was cut off.
11:35 ToT in Pinocchios
11:40 Peter Pan, posted wait was 10 minutes and that was accurate.
12:00 ToT in Philharmagic.
Walked back to the entrance. We could have stopped to watch the last stage show, there were a couple of spots we saw where we would have had a good view but the kids were too tired. Huge lines at the monorail, so we took the Ferry.

It was a pretty fantastic night and the only thing I didn't get to do that I wanted was HM, but we never made it back that way. We ended the night with 5 full bags of candy after only going through 6 ToT spots. A big tip to newcomers, a lot of the rides have ToT either after the ride or in the queue, so bring your bags. We never thought to bring them in line with us and missed out on some more handfuls. From what I remember: Peter Pan, Space Rangers Spin, and POC all had candy spots.

HI all.
Thought I'd share some sparse notes from our 2 party nights - 9/15 & 9/17. Sorry there aren't more details, but I tracked what I could via texting (to @FoxC63 - bless her heart to deal with my texts!) I will post a few pictures separately tonight.

9/17 was definitely more crowded than 9/15.

In line for Jack @2:54 - about 6 groups back. Got party band upon line entry.
Jack started promptly at 6:15.
Done with Jack, Did bypass, got SOTMK cards, bought party merchandise in Emporium, rode HM & BTMR, had a few pics done on Main St - got in line for Queen of Hearts, 4th group (yep, we really did all of that) - line for Pooh was PAST Cheshire Cat Cafe at this point!!
Done with Queen, in line for Alice
Done with Alice, rode tea cups and barnstormer, met Goofy, got Evil Queen magic shot, got into line for HM hearse
Done with HM hearse photo, Lantern photo, hitchhiking ghosts picture, and got in line for gravediggers
done with gd and in line for HM Mickey
9:40 done with Mickey - At Cruella's
left after 12:00 HP show, got headless horseman photo, on bus to POFQ at 12:40.
3:50 - no one in line for 7Dwarves so I went into tent and met all 4 regular characters
4:15 - done inside tent, got in line for 7Dwarves, I'm group 7.
4:30 - all MK rides at 15 minutes or less except for 7DMT (40) and Peter Pan (35)
5:25 - let us into tent, line snakes all the way to tent entrance
6:30 done with 7D
Went back down to firehouse to get SOTMK card, go thru bypass and get 1 bypass pic
655 in line for Tarzan, about 7 groups back
7:15 done with tarzan, hop over to alladin line
waited 15 minutes, line didn't move, we were probably 30-40 groups back - left
went to POTC
8:00 done with POTC, not worth the wait, live action people pretty good, got ONE chocolate coin for candy
tot at tortuga
8:30 - went to dessert party, stayed til 9:15
rode space mountain - GREAT
10:00 - back to dessert party to go to garden
5' swath across front of ENTIRE Garden area only for mobile devices and their people. No good viewing spots. (not because we got there at 10 - we explored the entire area) even up against back fence, there was always a head or shrub or lamp post in the way. Not happy.

Fireworks - projections are great, but old show/story better.

after fireworks:
rode 7DMT, HM, BTMR
Got hearse, lantern, and hatbox pics
Got hitch hiking photo and met gravediggers
Got town square, main st photos
left about 12:10 - got headless horseman photo

I went to my first party tonight and had a great time! Here's a little rundown for those who might be interested, I'm in town for work so I didn't get done with that until 5pm and then headed straight to MK.
5:30 Entered park
Went through bypass for bag and treats
5:45 Splash with FP
6:10 HM (it wasn't important to me to do this during the party and the wait was posted at 10, basically walk on)
6:25-6:50 Chicken waffle from Sleepy Hollow
Country Bears ToT (walk through)
7:00 Pirates posted as 25, waited 10
7:30 BTMR
PP posted 30, waited 20
8:00 saw SM was 15, headed over
SM up to 30 when got to line, took 20
8:25 Buzz walk on
Monsters ToT no line, watched for a few minutes
Took long way to Frontierland behind Castle, did
Cosmic Ray's, Pinnochio's ToT walk throughs and Magic mirror frame photopass because there was no line
Walked up to parade spot at 9:10 at place where wooden walkway turns away from parade route toward BTMR, about four rows back but good enough view for me
Watched parade 9:15-9:30
BTMR walk on
Country Bear ToT
Looked through Christmas shop, 5 minutes
Got to hub shortly after parade left, street completely clear, took a spot in the street in front of the castle at 9:55
10:15-10:28 Fireworks
10:45 Hocus Pocus show
At this point I'd done everything I'd wanted to so I did a Main St photopass in the way out, took a few pictures and got to the buses before the end of the night crowd

All in all I did avoid the hub until fireworks time but compared to last night when I was in MK for HEA, not even close to as crowded on a whole in the park and I found an amazing fireworks spot 25 minutes in advance when 30-40 minutes before HEA the hub was already pretty full last night. (I know HEA isn't showing much this week and that added to crowds but just to compare finding a spot tonight was amazingly easy compared to last night)

Back home now and wanted to report on our party. We were there last Tuesday 10/1, which was a sold out party. We had a great time and really managed the crowds well. I think this was mainly because we avoided Main St and the hub most of the night.
The fireworks and the Hocus Pocus show were not a priority for us.
This is a rundown of our night....

Arrived at MK about 3:20 and got in line to enter with the masses

Approx 3:45 gates opened. Got through tapstiles and received bracelets

Straight to Town Square to line up for Jack & Sally in line at 4:00 with approx 30 groups in front of us. Line continued to get long very quickly. About 4:30 the line started to move but went very slow. 5:00 i snapped a picture of the crowd in line behind us and the room looked full.

5:35 we got into the pre-meet room

5:50 we were done our meet. Went to Firehouse for SOTMK cards and proceeded up the bypass for our first treats.

Stopped in Emporium to do some shopping.

Made our way to Adventureland. Mobile ordered from Aloha Isle and had a treat @ 6:20.

Worked our way around to Frontierland and waited for Hitchhiking Ghost buckets near Pecos Bills.

@ 6:50 they started to sell them so we tagged teamed the lines and got the buckets and sipper.

We rode Splash Mt and hit the TOT spot there twice after the ride since there was no line

7:50 We backtracked and rode POTC with approx 15 minute wait.

8:10 rode Magic Carpets and hit Jungle Cruise TOT

8:40 got our parade spot in Liberty Square 2nd row of people back. first parade ran a little late. 9:13 Headless Horseman rode by. 9:23 parade reached us.

9:40 parade done and we headed straight to HM for ghost driver magic shot. (Ended up with someone else's photo when it showed up on our MM so i still need to get that straightened out.)

9:52 in line for HM done ride @ 10:06

Hit Philharmagic treat trail then lined up to ride Peter Pan as fireworks were starting.

Approx 10:35 off Peter Pan and hit Philharmagic TOT a second time.

Making our way to Tea Cups spotted Cruella roaming. Stopped in Cosmic Rays for water and hit TOT (no line)

10:49 in line for Tea Cups. 10:55 Done ride

Between 11:00 and 11:30 we managed to meet Donald and Daisy (No wait) Minnie (No wait) Rode barnstormer, hit Fantasyland train station TOT, and more shopping at Storybook Circus

11:30 checked 7Dwarfs line CM said 20 minute wait. Got in line behind about 5 groups and met them at 11:40 ( this was something we weren't even expecting to get to do so we were very happy)

11:46 got in line for 7DMT 12:10 got on ride.

Slowly made our way out of the park and exited at approx 12:40

All in all we had a great time despite it being Sold out. We hit 8 TOT locations and ended up with an entire large ziploc bag stuffed with candy.

We managed to meet more characters then we expected to. We never made it to Tommorowland and never saw the Hub until the end of the night when final Hocus Pocus show was wrapping up.

I liked the previous post where the poster listed their plan, and then what actually happened so I am going to copy that.

We attended the sold out October 8 Tuesday party.

We did a Top Gun/Captain Marvel mashup.

My boyfriend was Maverick, I was Goose (had cat ears and a tessercat toy) and our friend was Captain Marvel.

Plans before the party:

3: arrive

Jack and Sally

Sorcerer’s Cards

6:30: line up for Tarzan characters

Check out other character lines, maybe see Jafar since he always seems to have a short line


Depending on time here, maybe go check out Tomorrowland. Monster's Inc treat trail, see if any characters have a short wait.

8:30: find parade spot in Frontierland for first parade at 9:15, hopefully close enough to hear the Dapper Dans at 8:30. Send someone for Hades Nachos to share. Will have at least three people, so may take turns holding the spot and trick or treating. Will look for Brer Fox and Bear roaming while we wait.

9:25: as soon as we see the last float coming, zip through bypass and join line for Moana

Check line for Jack Sparrow

10-10:15: fireworks in the grassy area in front of Casey's. We'll take our chances with being able to find a spot with the late arrival. Might check out Casey's line while waiting and send someone for the Now Begin Thy Magic Spell drink


Make our way to Storybook Circus area by way of Fantasyland and LM attraction. Last party, we started back there around 11 and in an hour, we met: Ariel/Eric, Gaston/Belle, Goofy, Minnie, 7 Dwarves.

Midnight: Hocus Pocus show

And here is what actually happened, with time stamps as close as I can get them from picture info.

We arrived at the MK with our day tickets around 12:30. We had some Casey's then did a Peter Pan FP at 1.

Saw Philharmagic, COP while it was beginning to rain.

Stopped by to get pictures with Sonny Eclipse because of my cool tshirt I made:

POTC FP. Country Bears.

3:30: in line for Jack and Sally. Got our wristbands when we entered the line. Took turns saving the spot and changing into costumes. It was a really welcome sit down/out of the rain/in the air con break. Line really got out of hand around 4 when MNSSHP ticket holders were let inside.

Jack and Sally came out just a bit after 4:30. We met them right around 5. We had a great interaction, they were really taking their time with everyone but it was worth it.

Got our Sorcerer's cards and had a very awkward moment. They were doing the flag retreat and we were dressed as members of the Air Force and felt super awkward. We didn't want people to mistake us for actual military members so we hid in the gift shop until it was over.

Came out of hiding and went thru the bypass.

5:35: mobile ordered at Columbia Harbor House and had a great time sitting upstairs by the windows and looking at people's costumes.

Walked through Swiss Family Treehouse

6:30ish: lined up for the Tarzan group. There were about 3 groups ahead of us.

7:15: met Tarzan, Jane and Terk

Looked at some other character lines in Adventureland, Jafar had a huge line which I've never seen him have before. Usually he only has a few groups in line.

Decided we'd rather do Space and skip POTC, so we were walking by the gravediggers and noticed there were two groups in line.

7:23: met the gravediggers

7:30: tried to get in line for Space but it went down as we got there. We sat around for about 10 minutes then gave up and waited a few minutes for TTA.

7:40: TTA, got to see the lights on in Space since it was down.

8: trick or treat through the Monster's Inc Laugh Floor. Listened to a few jokes. The monster asked a woman who was from Virginia what the state was known for, she said lovers and the poor monster didn't know what to say to that.

8:30: found spots in Frontierland for the first parade. The front row spots filled in very quickly shortly after we found ours.

8:40: mobile ordered Hades Nachos from Pecos Bills and picked up waters. We shared the nachos among three of us and none of us could eat too many. They were pretty good, but it was very hot and humid.

9:15: watched the parade. I prefer the first parade, the second parade takes up almost the whole final hour of your night, and I find character waits are shortest at that time so I'm not giving up my final party hour for the parade.

9:35: as the final parade float came into view we booked it to the Adventureland bypass just ahead of the crowd and got into Moana's line at the Tiki Room

9:50: met Moana

Headed to the fireworks, Jafar's line was still super long as we walked by

10: found a seated spot for the fireworks in the grass in front of Casey's

-also, if you want a photopass shot in front of the orange Mickey bulb and the castle, this is the time to do it. No one is ever waiting shortly before the fireworks.

-mobile ordered a Magic Spell slushie from Casey's and sent one person to pick up with the others held spots

-after fireworks, went thru Adventureland to reach HM to avoid the main crush of people

10:40: in line for HM, wait time said 25 but was only 10 minutes (line was stretched out into the walkway but it moved real fast).

-watched Carlotta and the butler for a few minutes

11:05: trick or treat in Philharmagic, they were playing the old Halloween Hilarities cartoon with Huey Dewey and Louie.

Made our way to Storybook. Ariel and Eric were on break and not coming back until 11:30 (odd). Gaston and Belle had about maybe 15 groups in line.

11:20: went to Dumbo tent, were told it was a 45 minute wait, was about a 15 minute wait really for Minnie, Donald and Daisy.

11:40: met Goofy, only 2 groups ahead of us.

11:50: Space, waited about 20 minutes.

Missed the last Hocus Pocus but we've seen it many times and really wanted our sunglass picture on Space.

Overall I was pretty satisfied with our party. It was very packed and the number of crowds was trying at times. I've definitely met more characters at past parties. But I am a MNSSHP veteran and I generally know what I'm doing and how to make the best of it so we still had a fulfilling night. Though I do miss the old emptier parties.

None of us liked the new fireworks that much. The fireworks themselves were pretty, but a lot of the songs weren't even Halloween themed. I don't mind Disney doing new shows, but I did not think it was very good for a Halloween show. Honestly, if we do another MNSSHP next year I'd skip the fireworks or maybe watch from Fantasyland.

Next year we really want to do Disneyland's Halloween party. We also might be in Hong Kong DL for October.

Attended the sold out October 10th party. We’ve attended many sell out parties and had a plan, so all in all had a good night. Here’s what we accomplished (which was almost everything we had planned!)

Entered the park just after 4, picked up our SOTMK cards and headed down the bypass for our starter bag of candy and pictures. Used our SDMT FP then hubby took the kids on Dumbo while I shopped in Big Top. Rode Little Mermaid and got drinks at Gastons, placed a mobile order at Peco Bills from the tavern. Tried out our new SOTMK card then picked up dinner around 6. Experienced the glitchy app, MDE was still instructing me to pick up my order when we left WDW on Saturday, but somehow it got prepared LOL

After dinner I’d hoped to jump on the Jungle Cruise, but I assumed (incorrectly) that it ran until 7. It does not. So we hit “regular” Pirates instead (we saw the live actors last year and during VAH and had no interest in seeing them again). When we exited it was just 7 and we got our chocolate coins as we left. We then split up to collect the hitchhiking ghost trio (I mobile ordered the sipper and encountered very short lines for the other 2. Note: it was reported upthread that the Splash popcorn stand had the bucket at other parties, but it was not open our night. And the LS stand would not sell them prior to 7. I asked). We had all 3 in hand by 730 and the plan was to hit HM next, but the wait was 55 minutes so we backtracked to BTMRR. That entire area in Liberty Square was a crowded mess all night, and the construction walls there don’t help.

After BTMRR (posted 20 minute wait, pretty accurate) we did the Evil Queen MS then headed to Tomorrowland to say hi to a friend working at PM and rode Buzz. Then it was time to check in for the dessert party. (They DO have new tables and chairs @GADisneyDad14 - it was the first thing DH noticed!). Treats were good, but my youngest was fading fast, and I was worried he wouldn’t make it till the second parade so we decided to hit the garden early and catch what we could of the first parade from there. As has been mentioned, this is not an ideal spot to watch, but you can see the tops of the floats and enjoy the music, so it’s okay if you’ve seen the parade before or will be seeing it again later in the night.

After the parade passed we settled in against the back rail to wait for the fireworks (and chatted with a very sweet Dis’er seated beside us!). The kids spread out in the grass and we took a few pics with the PhotoPass photographer in the garden. I had deliberately avoided all videos of the new show, as I’d heard it was better in person, as was glad I’d waited. It was cute enough, the projections were beautiful and Jack was awesome! We had no problem seeing him from the garden, even the kids. The music choices were .... interesting .... and didn’t scream “Halloween” to me the way Hallowishes did, but my son has been singing the final song for days (side note, if anyone knows what that song is called or who sings it and it if it’s available for download anywhere PLEASE let me know! “Trick or Treat” maybe?? I’ve searched to no avail). Anyway, it was no Hallowishes (which was my favorite fireworks show EVER) but it was nicely done and I’m sure it will grow on me the way HEA has.

After the fireworks my son had gotten his second wind so we decided we were going to push on. We checked HM again on our way to Frontierland to grab a parade spot, and it was down to 30 minutes so we hopped in line. We walked off at 11 and I was super nervous about what kind of a parade spot we’d be stuck with, but we lucked into a front row spot in front of Diamond Horseshoe between two families. There was enough room for my son to sit, my daughter sat behind him, I stood behind her and hubby stood behind me. Worked out perfectly and we got some great character interaction there. DD and DH hit the TOT station inside while we waited, and they loaded him up with the Snickers Crispers (his favorite!). I was so happy DS stuck it out because the gravediggers are sooooo amazing and I was glad I got to see them up close!!! We abandoned the midnight HP show and decided to leave right after the parade, but unfortunately we waoo slow and got stuck by the parade trying to cross Main Street to exit, so in hindsight we should have just headed to the hub for the show. But all in all, a great night and we still ended up with a full bag of candy between the 4 of us despite only hitting 3 TOT spots! The only things we didn’t accomplish in my plan were the gravediggers M&G (ok since we did it last year), the new HM hearse MS and the HP show, so not bad for a sellout night!

Here are a few pics from the evening:
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  • monique5

    DVC - BLT & VGF
    Apr 30, 2012
    At the earliest time ever, 2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets are now on sale! You can find all the potential dates right here!

    The parties will begin on August 16, 2019 and run through November 1, 2019. The pricing of the tickets will vary from $79 up to a whopping $135 for Halloween night. Kids tickets start at $74 and go to $130.

    August – 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30

    September – 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 29

    October – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31

    November – 1


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    DIS Veteran
    Jun 22, 2012
    Well the first thing I saw at 6am when I woke up was posting about this year's party tickets on sale! Like everyone else, that was a bit of a shocker. So what did I do? Purchased tickets for 8/27 and 8/30. Buying tickets 7 months early is pretty crazy, but when it comes to my Disney vacations, I'm definitely crazy. I already had those dates in my plan anyway.
  • sheila14

    DIS Veteran
    Apr 27, 2014
    If they have a jack n sally meet at the theater again this year I am buying a ticket just to get in early for this!!!! Hopefully they will pass outnoarty bands here like last year!! Fingers crossed


    DIS Veteran
    Apr 24, 2008
    Well it might be absolute madness but I bought tickets to the first party. It's a special date for our family, so even though it's going to be crazy crowded we want to be there. Current plan is to do another party in hopes of actually seeing things, LOL.

    First party of the year veterans, what's a reasonable 'to do' list? We don't do character photos except for the grave diggers and Madam Carlotta. Priorities are magic shots, rides, Cadaver Dans, and the parade. How much of that is 'do-able'?
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    Mar 10, 2015
    Eeks!! I was shocked that MNSSHP tickets were on sale this early! We’re going 9/5-9/13. Now, I just need to decide whether to go on the 8th or 10th!

    My son is no longer free since he will be 3 before our trip. Total cost is $404 which is pretty expensive but this was a highlight of our trip last year so of course, we will let Disney take our money!


    Mar 10, 2015
    Well it might be absolute madness but I bought tickets to the first party. It's a special date for our family, so even though it's going to be crazy crowded we want to be there. Current plan is to do another party in hopes of actually seeing things, LOL.

    First party veterans, what's a reasonable 'to do' list? We don't do character photos except for the grave diggers and Madam Carlotta. Priorities are magic shots, rides, Cadaver Dans, and the parade. How much of that is 'do-able'?
    Last year was our first party. With my kids, we were able to ride rides, do a couple magic shots, ToT a lot, meet the grave diggers, see Cadaver Dans, meet Moana, watch both parades and see fireworks. If you have a good plan, you can accomplish a lot of what you want to do.


    DIS Veteran
    Sep 6, 2017
    I'm so excited...maybe! It's my 40th in August, so now I'm looking at an end of August trip. But....I HATE THE HEAT!!!!!!!!!! It would be SO fun to go for a couple of days, enjoy whatever pool, and head to a Halloween party at night. What to do??????????


    Earning My Ears
    Jan 11, 2015
    Totally surprised by the early announcement, but I am Disney crazy and we will be attending the party on Sept 6th! It's the night before we leave for our first every Disney Cruise! This vacation is going to be amazing. Now I really need to start working on costume planning!
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