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  • On May 19, 2008
    Billie from KY Asked

    I love this panel. I have another ? about MNSSHP. I am going on halloween and figure it will be a sell out. Will the candy and ride lines be long waits or not so bad with only a limited number of tickets sold?

    Billie,

    A sold out party event at the Magic Kingdom (MK) like Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) will likely feel a bit crowded.  I have read on other boards that they sell a maximum of approximately 20-25,000 tickets, but I don't know for sure if that number is correct.  I also understand that on an AVERAGE day, there are a little more than 25,000 people at the MK (Disney doesn't publish figures, so this is just an estimate).  So, on a sold-out date, the park will feel full, but still not as bad as any of the peak attendance days.

    Guest experiences at the same party can differ tremendously, depending on how well they plan out their evening.  Let me share a few tips below to help make your evening as enjoyable as possible...

    Although the actual party starts at 7 pm, you can usually enter the park with a MNSSHP ticket anytime after 4 pm.  This can help you get more value out of the ticket, and you might find that the lines for the rides get shorter and shorter as the time approaches 7 pm.

    The lines for the candy at the party tend to be longest at the beginning of the party.  Many people feel that the Cast Members are a little more generous with the candy as it gets later.  So, if you wait an hour or two before getting candy, you should have lighter lines and more candy.

    Even with a sold-out party, the attraction lines can still be relatively short because most people are enjoying the party "extras" like the parade, fireworks, shows, and decorations.  The pathways in the park can feel crowded, but the attractions usually aren't.  A great strategy is to go on the attractions during the first parade (most people try to attend the first parade), and then watch the second parade.  This way you get to see the parade and ride the attractions with shorter lines.

    Lastly...don't forget to dress up and have fun.  After all, it is a halloween party!!
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