Trick-or-treat: How to get tickets for Disney World and Disneyland Halloween parties


Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers.

Even though Halloween is months away, this is the time of year when theme parks release information on their fall spooky season offerings — and even put tickets on sale. It may seem early, but we can assure you it is not. Popular dates sell out quickly, so you need to plan ahead if you don’t want to miss out.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World. WALT DISNEY WORLD

At Disney World, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will once again take over the Magic Kingdom this fall.

During the nighttime event, you’ll get special access to Disney meet-and-greets and exclusive Halloween-themed entertainment, photo-ops, ride overlays and treats. You can also enjoy nightly viewings of the spellbinding Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, led by the Headless Horseman and featuring the infamous Haunted Mansion graveyard gravediggers.

New this year, Disney revealed Mickey and Minnie will have new neon, spiderweb-adorned attire and that there will be even more villains roaming the park. Party guests can also attend the new DescenDance Party at Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland, and for the first time during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party, guests can meet Bruno from “Encanto” along with Mirabel at their Casita in Fairytale Garden. Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade will also get an earlier start time so those who can’t stay up until the witching hour can also enjoy the show.

Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland Resort


The very popular and enjoyable Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure Park will also return this fall.

On both coasts, tickets sell out faster than a kid can polish off a Halloween candy bucket. If you want to ensure you get a ticket to one of these events, we recommend you plan now.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket information

The Boo You float at Disney World's Halloween parade.

Halloween parade at Walt Disney World

Halloween parade at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special after-hours event at Walt Disney World that requires a paid party ticket beyond your regular Disney theme park admission.

You could get one regular theme park ticket for the daytime hours and then purchase admission to this party for the evening. However, it is in your (and your wallet’s) best interest to rest during the day and then reenter Walt Disney World with the party ticket as early as allowed — typically 4 p.m.

A Halloween-themed bag and lantern at Walt Disney World


The festivities run from 7 p.m. to midnight on 38 select nights between Aug. 9 and Oct. 31. Ticket prices vary based on the date you select but start at $119 per person (discounted tickets are available for Disney World annual pass holders and Disney Vacation Club members on select nights).

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Guests staying at select Disney World hotels can purchase advance tickets now. All other guests can purchase tickets beginning May 15. The least expensive dates are in August, starting at only $119 per person, and the most expensive are in October, with prices up to $199 per person.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates:

Aug. 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30Sept. 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27 and 29Oct. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31

You can purchase tickets directly from Disney or via a third-party site like Undercover Tourist. You may want your ticket-only purchase to code as travel so you can earn extra points in that category on your credit card or use up an annual credit card travel credit. In that case, Undercover Tourist is the way to go since ticket purchases directly from Disney typically don’t code as travel.


Oogie Boogie Bash ticket information

A person on stage at the Oogie Boogie Bash at Walt Disney World

Frightfully Fun Parade at Disneyland Resort

Last year, Oogie Boogie Bash sold out well before the parties even started, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see high demand again this year given the event’s popularity.

Oogie Boogie Bash will occur on 27 select nights in August, September and October 2024. Ticket prices range from $134 to $189 and vary based on date. The party typically runs from 6 to 11 p.m., but you can enter California Adventure as early as 3 p.m. with your party ticket.

Disneyland Resort's Radiator Springs decorated for Halloween

Radiator Springs’ Haul-O-Ween makeover. JOSHUA SUDOCK/DISNEYLAND RESORT

An on-sale date for tickets should be announced soon, and we will update this story when they do. Because of the event’s popularity, you must get your tickets when they go on sale if you plan to attend. You can learn more about the event and purchase tickets once they are on sale on the Disneyland website.

Oogie Boogie Bash dates:

Aug. 25, 27 and 29Sept. 3, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29Oct. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31

You can expect top-notch villain appearances, themed treats, a trick-or-treat trail, special parades, spooky decor and more. Your ticket also includes unlimited digital photo downloads from the party.

Disneyland's Oogie Boogie Bash


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If you want to stay at a hotel with a special entrance directly into California Adventure, consider Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the new Pixar Place Hotel. Both are literally connected to the park, which makes attending the evening parties a breeze.

Bottom line

If you love everything slightly spooky at Disney, start making those Halloween season travel plans now. Party tickets generally don’t sell out on the very first day they go on sale, but availability does dwindle fairly quickly, especially at Disneyland.

So, start making arrangements to get your Disney World and Disneyland Halloween party tickets now.

Related reading:

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