Photo of Mickey Mouse in Halloween costume on Main Street at dusk
  • On Jun 3, 2023
    Amy from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! I have tickets and reservations for Magic Kingdom on October 3 but do not plan to buy MNSSHP tickets. Can I shop on the way out of the park, or are shops and the Main Street sweets shops limited to special event guests @6? 1st family trip! Thanx!

    Ooooh Amy, welcome, welcome, to planDisney. I am so excited about your first trip ever (with little ones or with tweens/teens) to Walt Disney World Resort this October. This is a perfect time of year to visit because the crowd levels will be a little smaller, Magic Kingdom Park will be decorated with jack-o'-lanterns, and some of the sweetest treats are brewed directly from Mickey and Minnie's cauldron.

    Guests not attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will start to be ushered out at party time. You will be able to shop at the stores on Main Street, U.S.A. for a short while. Cast Members will kindly let you know when non-party guests' time has come to an end. Please note: Party merchandise will be on display but only for Guests wearing a special party bracelet will be able to purchase those items.

    planDisney Pro Tip1: Please ask at the front desk of your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, at the theme park ticket window, or Guest Relations window for a "First Time" button and wear these during your whole trip. Mickey Mouse and the rest of the Disney characters love to meet new friends.

    planDisney Pro Tip 2: On party nights, when we do not attend the party, we try and get a spot on the beach of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, or on the terrace of California Grill restaurant or Narcoossee's restaurant to view the fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park (advance dining reservations may be made 60 days in advance and should be for a time about 90 minutes before the fireworks). These locations pump in the party music during Disney's Not-So-Spooky Spectacular at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

    Amy, we have a Scrooge McDuck-sized vault full of information. Please stop back by planDisney or write me back directly with any follow-up questions regarding your very first Walt Disney World Resort adventure. Have an incredible time!

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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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

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