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Get Your Tickets Now for Holiday Special Events at Magic Kingdom Park

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Summer is about to awaken across Walt Disney World Resort, but I’m already dreaming of fall and fun-filled special event nights at Magic Kingdom Park.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns for 29 nights of spook-tastic fun, starting September 2 and featuring encore performances of last year’s new hit show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Magic Kingdom Park

And this year, the team that brought the Sanderson Sisters back for Halloween is hard at work on another new show for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will make its debut for the 2016 holiday season. In this all-new show, Mickey and his pals invite some of their friends over for an unforgettable Christmas party filled with music, dancing, color and fun. Look for Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story,” Fantasyland friends such as Peter Pan and Snow White, and many more!

Featuring medleys of delightful holiday songs both classic and contemporary, along with special effects, magical projections and beloved Disney characters, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” will be presented on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage on nights when Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is offered, November 7 to December 22, 2016.

Charles recently shared all the dates for 2016’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and I can tell you tickets for both events are on sale now.

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $72 for adults and $67 for children (3-9).
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $86 for adults and $81 for children (3-9).

For more information and to order tickets, head to, call 407-W-DISNEY or contact your travel agent. You’ll want to get those tickets early, because certain popular dates may sell out fast. Once you have an event ticket for a Halloween party night, you can go ahead and make reservations for dinner at a great place like Be Our Guest Restaurant or Cinderella’s Royal Table, or arrange for a premium dessert party package for “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks. Reservations for Christmas party nights will be available later.

And if you’re thinking about dressing up for the party, please be sure to check out the costume guidelines before you go.

Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog in the coming months for more exciting updates about this year’s Halloween and Christmas events at Magic Kingdom Park.


  • Sadly, as much as we have enjoyed the Not-So-Scary and Very Merry in past years, it has finally gotten so expensive that, as retired folks, it is no longer within a reasonable cost for us. I will miss them this year. I will also miss taking my daughter, son-in-law and 5 grandkids to WDW for the Christmas holidays this year as those tickets, also, have become so expensive that we can no longer afford to purchase them for our family. This will be the first Christmas holiday in years that we have not been able to do this for our kids. We retirees just can’t afford this….and even with the military rates we get, it’s still too much. Sorry, Mickey, the kids can’t come to visit you any more. 🙁

  • Got Tickets for Oct 31st!

  • For everyone who is getting so up in arms about the “Most Merriest” title — there are meanings for “most” beyond that meaning the greatest extent. It is often used as a version of “very” — as in, “it was a most kind gesture” or “a most wonderful day”. In this context it would be the equivalent of “Very Merriest”. I would venture to say they avoided using that term so as not to confuse it with “Very Merry Christmas Party”.

  • I know MVMCP starts at 7pm, but what time can you enter the park? before 7pm? I was hoping to eat somewhere in the park before the party starts, without having to buy a regular ticket to the park.

    • Patsy – With a special event ticket, you can enter Magic Kingdom Park as early as 4 p.m. My family and I often go early to have dinner and get a few attractions in before the party starts. It’s a great way to make the most of your time!

  • Chris Okelberry – See my detailed reply to D. Purvis about the Mickey’s Halloween Party dates and when we might expect to learn them (from May 5th), based on how it usually goes.

  • Any idea when dates will be posted for the West Coast holiday parties? I’m hoping to plan a trip in the fall to Disneyland Resort and want to be sure to overlap Mickey’s Halloween Party if at all possible.

  • Hello, can anyone tell me why Sept 23rd is seperated from the rest and more expensive? Is there something else going on that night at the Halloween party?

  • Hi Shawn. The rules you link to state that guests older than 14 will not be able to dress up, but I vaguely recall seeing something that said adults would be able to dress up for the party. Does that link apply to just normal operations or does it cover Not So Scary as well? Half the fun of the event is dressing up when going to the party. 🙂

  • D. Purvis — You’re very welcome! 🙂 HalloweenTime, the Holidays and the Egg-stravaganza at DLR are my specialties! Lol.

    Dustin — I totally agree with you about “Most Merriest.” In fact, as soon as I read it earlier today I posted a comment about it. It should be “Merriest,” by all means.

  • Thank you, Sherry! =)

  • Grammatically speaking, “Not-So-Scary”, OK, “Very Merry”, yes. But, “Most Merriest”? No, instead it should be “Merriest” itself. I know it doesn’t the same ring (maybe needs another, creative name?), I’m just surprised it got through all the hurdles and made it in as the official name.

  • D Purvis — I’m fairly certain the Parks Blog folks don’t know anything about the Disneyland MHP dates at this early point in the year.

    Generally, what happens is that the Parks Blog folks and the Cast Members on the phone lines at DLR find out at about the dates at about the same time, give or take a few hours, and then the Parks Blog writers have to whip up a quick piece about the dates and announce when the tickets go on sale and all of that.

    Last year the dates for MHP came out a tiny bit later than usual, by a week or so. The dates for MHP are usually released/announced/publicized in July at some point — but whether it’s the first week in July or sometime later in the month is anyone’s guess. At the earliest I suppose there could be a late June announcement, but that has not happened in a few years.

    If something out of the ordinary were going to happen at this year’s MHP at DL — a change in location, a big change in schedule, a major addition to the line-up of party events, etc. — there could be an extra-early announcement of MHP dates. I do recall a year when the dates were announced in May… but that was in 2010, and the party was moving from DCA to DL. It’s not the norm to find out dates and info that early, especially if MHP is going to be business as usual, so any kind of announcement earlier than July is a bonus! 🙂

  • Any word on when Disneyland Halloween Party dates will be announced?

  • Anybody know if they will be posting available dates for the Wishes Dessert Party on days that the Halloween Party doesn’t take place? I would really like to do the Dessert Party, just not on the night that we attend the Halloween Party.


  • Daniel Bates — They increase the prices for park tickets, special events, and resorts every year. It will not end. They increase them based on demand and cost of living. Tens of millions of people pay the prices every year and the parks keep improving every year. It is how businesses are run.

  • Booked 🙂 I’m collecting my tickets when we get there, will I get email confirmation?

  • I purchase my tickets for the parks and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party through Shades of Green. I will be getting the ticket well before I visit. When I check into Saratoga Springs on October 7th my son will be 2 years old and will be turn 3 while on our two week trip. Will he still need a ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween event as well?

  • And yet another price increase. When will this madness end? Every week there seems to be an increase.

  • Booked! Woo-hoo!

    • 🙂

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