• On Aug 8, 2015
    Jennifer from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are taking our son for his first trip in Oct. We have tickets for MNSSHP. My son adores Jack Skellington and I was wondering when was the best time to get in line for him? Also, is it worth it to do the party 2 nights so we don't rush our 3 year old?

    Hey Jennifer-

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. What a perfect time to visit Walt Disney World Resort. With fall holiday decorations and delights aplenty your son will have a blast at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Villains, costumes, and trick-o-treating through Magic Kingdom Park are perfect for kids of every age. I love Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade and Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular. It is sorcery in the sky!

    My co-panelist, Andrea U., made a great point. The list of characters this year has not been published. However, Jack Skellington and Sally have been a staple for the past couple of years. They typically take a break from Halloween Town to visit the living at Magic Kingdom Park only during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. If they are very important then I would have a member of your party stand in line between 5:00-5:30 p.m. to see them at 7:00 p.m. Last year they hung around City Hall in Town Square. has a fantastic summary of the events and some spectacular tips for fun.

    Attending two parties is your preference. You will be able to visit more Disney characters and visit the candy trails more if you go again. We tend to focus on seeing characters specifically the ones that are not regular park participants like The Seven Dwarfs. 

    Disney Dad Tip: If possible have you little ghoul nap during the day. The party ends a midnight and there is lots to see and do. This year we will have a resort/relaxation day to have the energy to party with creepy creeps of every size.

    Jennifer, enjoy making many Spooktacularly Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
thumbnail image for Jason

Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.