"How busy is the Halloween party typically on the first night? Just by chance that is our last night there and we're wondering if it's worth it to change our schedule around."
The Boo to You Parade is GREAT! - Photo by Wayne Wood
That's really interesting this year, because Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, for the first time I can remember, is starting in August. There are dates in August for Mickey's-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
The first night typically doesn't sell out. I know over the last couple of years there've been more sell outs than before, but typically, the first night does not sell out.
Now, you will have a lot of local bloggers -- people like me, people like my photographers -- that will come on the first night to get that first night pictures and those first night feelings. But typically, the first few nights crowds are pretty small.
You don't really think about Halloween in August. October, yes, but not August, that's a long time away.
I will say, even if they do sell out it won't be bad. We went to a sold out party the last time we went. It was the Halloween party. We walked on Jungle Cruise. We walked on Buzz Lightyear. No lines at all. That's pretty typical of all the parties. The ride lines are really short and get shorter as the night goes on.
You really don't have the mass, the big crowds you see during a regular day. Party crowds are small. Now, yes, the crowds on Main Street for the parades and the fireworks are just like they are during a regular day. You're gonna have that, but as for the rides, it's not a big deal.
Dad's Bottom Line
So, would I make a change in my plans? I absolutely would. If you want to see Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, great time to go. Great time to go whether it sells out or not.