The first thing you need to know is that in order to attend this very SPOOKTACULAR party event you must purchase a special admission ticket just for this party. Your general admission ticket into Magic Kingdom will not give you access to this event. Because of the popularity of this event it is advised to purchase your ticket for the date you would like to attend in advance online or through your travel agent. If you purchase your tickets in advance online be sure to link them to your My Disney Experience account online so they are linked to your Magic Bands. If you did not have your hard ticket mailed to you then you will need to stop by the will call (guest services) window prior to entering the park to present your ticket ("invitation") and have it exchanged for a special wristband showing that you are "invited to attend" the party as well as a trick-or-teat bag. Without a wristband you cannot remain in the park after 7:00pm.
*Important tip....you want to arrive at the entrance to Magic Kingdom as early as 3:30pm with your party ticket because Cast Members will begin allowing Guests with party tickets into the park between 3:45pm - 3:50pm. Once inside the park you will need to head towards the Chapeau Shop in Town Square and enter through the gate that will be open next to the Chapeau Shop to get your wristband, starter pack of candy etc. You will then have three hours to ride attractions and to get in line as early as 5:00pm for those high demand special character meet and greets.
NEW for this year to the character line up is "Moana," If you'd like to meet Moana and have your picture taken with her you will need to be in line early as the line begins forming around 5:00pm in Adventureland. Cruelle De Ville will have her very own stand alone spot to meet guests, give her autograph and have your picture taken with her. Jack Skellington, Sally and the Seven Dwarfs are always in high demand, so be prepared to be in line around 5:30pm for their 7pm appearance. Capt. Jack Sparrow will make his appearance at the party as well, but sometimes he arrives fashionably late. You can expect most of the characters to be available throughout the evening with some lines closing at 11pm and 11:30pm for guest meet and greets.
Head on over to Frontierland and catch the Cadaver Dans, a quartet of dead cowboys and sound a bit like the Dapper Dans, that sing and interact with Guests. You can get over your fear of talking to dead cowboys after having some "not so scary" fun with them.
Tip: If you stand near the exit for Haunted Mansion when the Madam's are going "off stage" and they will stop for a photo with you if you'd like.
Here's the line-up for this year's special Photo Pass shots. All photos taken during the party are included in your Memory Maker photo package, and you will be able to view them in your Photo Pass account.
- Headless Horseman Magic Shot: Front of the park before entering either tunnel into Town Square
- Haunted Mansion Animated Magic Shot: In Town Square looking down Main Street U.S.A
- Haunted Mansion Dancing Ghosts Animated Magic Shot: Find any Photo Pass photographer on Main Street U.S.A.
- Dancing Skeleton Special Magic Shot: Outside Ariel's Grotto in Fantasyland
- Haunted Mansion Ghost Coach Driver Magic Shot: Area by queue of the Haunted Mansion (FP line)
- NEW Spooky Lantern Photo Op: Near Rapunzel's Tower and Haunted Mansion
- Three Hitchhiker Ghosts: Near Haunted Mansion
If anyone in your party has a food allergy, don't worry Disney has you covered! Tell the Cast Member at the trick-or-treat station that you have a food allergy, and you will be given a "teal" colored treat bag to signal that you need allergy-friendly treats. There are two stations this year designated as allergy-friendly but you can trick-or-treat at all the stations and receive a teal token which can be redeemed for treats at either of the allergy-friendly stations. They are giving out special allergy-friendly candy bars, packs of cookies and organic allergy-friendly gummy worms!
I hope you have a Spooktacular time at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017! If you are not currently planned to attend but would like to, please let me know. I'd be happy to assist you with planning a magical vacation. Be sure to check out the video below for a look at this year's party event and lots of great Tips!