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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas and Not So Scary Halloween all in one trip

by Nikki
(South Carolina)

We will be going to Walt Disney World Nov 1-8. Can we go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on the same trip? Since we will be rolling in on the 1st, it seems like a good way to take a nap and then get some Disney action in on the first day.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Dad’s it can be done Answer


Throughout the year, there are some pretty special events that happen around Walt Disney World, and 2 of Dad’s favorites happen back-to-back at the Magic Kingdom. First in the fall, you can celebrate at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, then as the holidays approach you can attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Some very lucky guests may even be able to squeeze both into one vacation. So, the question is, are you one of them?

November is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. In the first week, you can glimpse Halloween and Christmas at the Magic Kingdom, and witness the impressive transformation the park’s decorations undergo in just a few short days. The weather is cooling off, and you can even catch a bite to eat at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival.

Dad’s November Crowd Calendar

Halloween at the Magic Kingdom is a little bit spooky but in the most family friendly of ways. You’ll see carved pumpkins, special thematic lighting at night, cobwebs, and of course – lots of Halloween merchandise and treats in the gift shop!

Dad’s Halloween at Walt Disney World Page

If Halloween is your thing, don’t miss Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! You can dress up (if you like), meet characters in their Halloween costumes, attend dance parties, ride attractions with little or no wait, trick-or-treat around the park, and view two shows exclusive to the party: Mickey’s Boo to You Parade and Happy Hallowishes fireworks spectacular (which Dad thought was the best fireworks show he’s ever seen at Disney World).

Dad’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Page

Halloween is great, but Dad is more of a Christmastime type of guy. Christmas is fabulous, and celebrating it at the Most Magical Place on Earth is Dad’s idea of a dream come true. The streets are decked with Christmas cheer, there is the biggest tree you ever saw on Main Street USA, Cinderella’s Castle is lit up with Dream Lights, and there are even special Christmas time shows, treats, and gifts to buy!

Dad’s Christmas at Walt Disney World Page

During the holiday season, you can attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – a magical evening of cookies, cocoa, falling snow on Main Street USA, games, and more. You can ride attractions with little to no wait, dance with characters, meet characters dressed in Christmas outfits, and see shows not regularly shown in the parks until just before Christmas. Plus, you’ll get to see Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and Holiday Wishes!

Dad’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Page

Now, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is held from late September all the way up until Halloween – usually there’s even a party on the first or second day of November. So, you should be able to attend this party, and if possible, your first day would be the perfect time to visit – remember you can get into the Magic Kingdom up to 3 hours before the party start time!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party starts in early November and runs until just before Christmas. The folks at Disney do need time for the extensive redressing of the park, so this party usually starts a week into November, which means you may just make it, or you might miss it.

Dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party have yet to be announced, but they are often released in the spring. Keep your eye on Dad’s blog for the dates once they’re made public! Looking at’s predicted dates, it looks like the last Halloween Party will be November 1, and the first Christmas party will be November 8 – but please keep in mind these are just guesses at this point!

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Nikki, it would be particularly special to be able to attend both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Part and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on one vacation, but if you only make it to one, you’ll still have a Perfect vacation. Remember to buy your tickets early to save on the price, and to make sure you have tickets before they sell out!

Comments for

May 30, 2019 Christmas decot
by: Anonymous

I know you’ve talked about decorations beginning November 1st but will they do that in magic kingdom with one last Halloween party? Is that typical of just how it fell this year? We’re going to be there through the 4th and want to see both. Thanks!

Dad Answers

Typically Disney transitions the Magic Kingdom from Halloween to Christmas over two nights. It’s usually right after the last Halloween Party, maybe the next day. You might see the Christmas decorations on the 4th.

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