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  • On Aug 20, 2022
    Katharina Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to visit Magic Kingdom on 10/11: there will be the Not so scary Event on the same day: do I need separate tickets or can we stay in the park with our admission? If we have to buy separate tickets: is there a discount or combination tickets?

    Hiya Katharina,

    Welcome to planDisney. It won't be long now until you are on your way to The World's Most Magical Celebration. Not only will you be able to enjoy all the festivities associated with the 50th anniversary, you will also be able to take part in the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This culinary extravaganza allows Guests the chance to nibble and sip their way around The World Showcase by purchasing food and beverage options from six continents. There are so many delicious options it will be hard to pick. You will want to come hungry! 

    Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event that takes place on select evenings at Magic Kingdom. The party officially begins at 7pm EST and runs until midnight, however Guests holding party tickets have the opportunity to enter Magic Kingdom as early as 4pm on the day of the party ticket. As a party-goer, you will not only be able to enjoy most theme park attractions, typically with shorter wait times, but you will also be treated to a variety of fun character interactions and special entertainment that only takes place during the parties. And an added bonus - you can trick-or-treat your way around Magic Kingdom at marked locations. One of my favorite activities is Mickey's Boo to You! Halloween Parade, but be careful as there are rumors the Headless Horseman is on the prowl. 

    On Halloween party days, Magic Kingdom does close for daytime Guests at 6pm EST. If you do not have a ticket for the special event that evening, you will need to leave the theme park at this time. If you are holding both a standard theme park admission ticket and a special event ticket for the Halloween party, you can definitely stay from rope drop that morning until the clock strikes 12 that night. We have done that many times and it is a great time, but it does make for a long day. Another option would be to purchase a ticket to the Halloween Party (for your evening Magic Kingdom fun) and use your regular theme park ticket to visit a different theme park that morning. You could also spend the early part of your day relaxing at your Disney Resorts Collection pool and head over to Magic Kingdom in time for the 4pm party-goer entrance time. Then you can use your theme park admission ticket for a different day. As a reminder, you will need a theme park reservation for the park you are entering that morning, but you will not need to make a reservation if you are entering Magic Kingdom at 4pm (or after) with a Halloween party ticket. 

    I hope this helps you decide which route to go and that you have a spooktacular time! If you need help with any additional planning questions, please stop back and see me

    With pixie dust,
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Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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