I am going to need all of your help with writing this blog! What all do you want to know about MNSSHP or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? I will start with a brief bit of information, then fill in as you as.k questions. You can comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
“Select nights in August, September, and October” is the official answer. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday (towards the end of September/ October), and Friday is a bit more correct.
The best days to go?
- The sooner the better. The closer you get to Halloween, the more expensive the party is. No one wants to go to a Halloween party in September, except you!
- Not on a Friday night! Not only are Fridays more expensive, they are busier. Why? People vacation at Disney regardless of time. Locals go to Disney on the weekend.
This is tricky. The closer you get to Halloween, the more expensive the party is. The day of the week you go influences prices, too.
You can purchase tickets from Disney. You “save” $10 by purchasing online.
You can purchase tickets at the gate. They are more expensive and you risk the party being sold out.
You can purchase through a reputable Disney discount ticket vendor. The key word is reputable. There are many that aren’t. Do lots of research before settling on any one company. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The one we used was Undercover Tourist. We saved about $10 each ticket off the Disney website price.They sent hard copies of the cards/tickets and I was able to attach them to our MyDisneyExperience account. For the party, we just tapped our Magic Bands and we were in. When E. forgot her Magic Band back at the room, they were about to search our account and get her all set up!
What to wear:
Unless it is the end of the Halloween season, and maybe even then, it is going to be HOT. Not just warm. Not just sweat a little bit. No, sweat pouring off your body hot. My first bit of advice is to always consider the heat when picking costumes. Oh yeah, by the way, did I mention that almost everyone comes in costume? It is a Halloween Party.
Secondly, consider Disney’s costume guidelines.
We went for breathable and adorable in these Mickey’s Construction Crew outfits. You couldn’t miss us coming, and it was super easy to find my kids when they tried to wander off.
Hot glue, a sharpie marker, scissors, construction vests, Mickey ears, craft foam, halved styrofoam balls, orange paint, and a paint brush. And yes, I carried that all down in our carry on backpacks. And yes, I crafted in the room the day before/ day of.
When you can get in:
The awesome thing about the party is that even though it starts at 7pm, you can get in at 4pm! 3 full hours before the party begins. 3 hours to ride whatever rides aren’t open during the party. 3 hours to book/ use fast pass after fast pass. It is amazing what you can do in those 3 hours. We rode Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Little Mermaid 3 times, Tea cups, Tomorrowland Speedway, and watched Country Bear Jamboree. Not bad, if I don’t say so myself. Not bad!
How they identify you:
Just after you tap your magic band at the entrance, you will be greeted by tons of cast members in the most amazing costume! Look at those bat wing headbands! They have bracelets that they will place on your right wrist. As the Magic Kindgom closes to regular guests and the party starts to kick off, anyone without a bracelet will be kindly escorted to the exit and informed that if they would like to stay, they can purchase a ticket.
If you happen to have already been in the park and are planning to stay for the party/ have purchased your tickets, just find a well labeled cast member to get your wrist band. Unless you are an Annual Passholder, this really isn’t your greatest use of tickets for the day. The party is tiring! Sleep in that day. Eat well before you come. Then be prepared to party hardy!
Where to go first:
You are in the park, now what? Grab a map or 2, then head to the right! This is the first candy trail! You will get a trick or treat bag and your first set of goodies. Don’t worry. If you lose your bag, every set of trails have more bags.
We encourage you to hold off trick or treating, other than this first trail, until later in the evening. At the end of the night, lines are short, and cast members are eager to get rid of candy.
All right! The party has begun. What questions do you have? We look forward to answering!
If you would like more help planning your Disney vacation, contact our friend Audra, a travel agent with Travelmation LLC, which is an Authorized Disney Travel Planner. She can help you plan the vacation of your dreams at no cost to you!