Magic Kingdom to open early on Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party days in August

Jul 28, 2022 in "Operating Hours"

Posted: Thursday July 28, 2022 11:18am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

In a recent Walt Disney World operating hours refresh, Disney has extended the operating hours at Magic Kingdom on Halloween party days.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party gets underway on August 12 2022, and all party dates in August have moved to an 8am opening instead of 9am. That means a 7:30am opening for resort hotel guests using Early Theme Park Entry. With an early closing at 6pm, the additional hour in the morning is a welcome change.

September 2022 still lists the regular 9am opening on party dates, but that will likely change in a future update.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket prices range from $109 – $199, and 2022 event dates are:

  • August: 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • September: 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
  • October: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 (sold out)

Find out more about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

View the latest Walt Disney World Operating hours calendar, with hours now available through October 7 2022.

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WorldExplorerOct 23, 2022

If you stay to riiiiiiight up until party time, you'll also hear over the loudspeaker that the party is sold out.

jpedenOct 23, 2022

They consistently have had signs up this week that the party is sold out at MK so it appears that was a hurricane related exception only. It is good to know that sold out means sold out and they aren’t trying to add capacity at the last minute. It was a much more enjoyable party than in years past I will say.

Hawg GOct 23, 2022

They can be bought at Disney Springs. After the hurricane at least.other parks had them too at GS.

valenrandyOct 19, 2022

I ended up asking again later that day and tickets were available for a period of time after lunch. I also shared that photo on an AP FB group and some people purchased tickets. I'm not sure if it has happened since. Good Luck!

Zummi GummiOct 19, 2022

Assuming the photo below is accurate, it looks like they did it on 10/4, which may or may not have been hurricane related, depending on your definition of hurricane related. There were other parties after the hurricane and before this one that did not offer this option. If they do offer it, it would only be at MK guest relations. When I bought a last minute ticket that first party after the hurricane I was told by DHS Guest relations that MK was the only place that could do it outside of the app. I was able to buy it online (in front of the CM), however I’m not sure how accurate that information from the CM was as another poster was able to obtain a ticket at Epcot guest relations that morning. Probably an issue of certain CM’s not knowing/ not wanting to do it. Anyway, if you’re gonna give it a go I would advise going to MK in the morning, as there would likely be a very limited number of tickets, if any.

wdwmagicOct 19, 2022

I don't believe that has happened, but not 100%.

jpedenOct 19, 2022

I know this tends to vary by night but has anyone noticed if they’ve been selling tickets day-of to the sold out parties outside of the hurricane affected nights? We are heading down tomorrow and while we have tickets for Friday, we may end up wanting to go tomorrow as well if there were tickets available.

Chip ChippersonOct 11, 2022

I agree. When I attended the party a few weeks ago, I only witnessed 1 group using DAS at Haunted Mansion. It certainly wasn't being used (or abused) enough to create issues with wait times. I would hope that their current DAS process prevents most attempts at abusing the system, anyway, whether during a party or normal park hours.

ToTBellHopOct 11, 2022

It’s used extensively but that doesn’t mean abused. I think you notice it more during parties because you don’t expect it and honestly don’t know the ratio of G+vs. DAS using it during the day. Lines move more quickly at a party, regardless.

HauntedPirateOct 11, 2022

He doesn’t, but the voices in his head have him convinced it is.

G00fyDadOct 10, 2022

I'm curious how he knows it it's being "abused".

Hawg GOct 10, 2022

He means it's being abUSED

MagicHappens1971Oct 10, 2022

What is the meaning of this post? Yes DAS is available during the parties

G00fyDadOct 10, 2022

What are you talking about? People using DAS during the party? They've been able to as far as I have seen. It is Genie+ that is not able to be used during the parties.