When is the Earliest I Can Enter Disney’s Holiday Special Events

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are two popular seasonal events that require an additional ticket to attend.  These events take place on select nights for a limited time each year.  Tickets often sell out at the gate during the night of the event, so it is highly recommended you purchase them in advance.

So when does the party start?  Both events start at 7 pm and go until midnight.  But!…(drumroll) You can enter the park much earlier!

You can arrive at least 3 hours before the Magic Kingdom’s Halloween and Christmas special event parties!

I have attended both of these events and arrived between 3:30 and 4:00 pm to the scene of a a large group of Disney workers helping partygoers get their arm bands on to enter in.  Once you are in the park, the actual party will not start until 7:00.  The dance parties, some character meet and greets, special event merchandise etc. are no where to be found before the official start time.  But who cares!  You have 3 extra hours to ride the rides and get some dinner!  That is most awesome if you ask me.

photo credit: cindy thornton

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About Cindy

Cindy is an artist currently living in the Orlando area. She and her husband have fun taking their 3 young kids (and ALL the gear) to the parks once or twice a year. She's all about penny pinching, streamlining, and documenting the days events. If she doesn't have 2 cameras in her hand, she has 3. Also, Cindy feels weird writing about herself in 3rd person.