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When to go to Disney World for MNSSHP

by Jamie Churchill
(Tomball, Texas)

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“I want to visit Disney World, when it’s all decorated for Halloween and do the Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party. I want to stay 7 full days in the parks. Can you give me 2 different weeks, that would be great to visit. 2019. Also I’m hoping that Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will be open.”

Mickey’s Not So Scary…

The Dapper Dans all dressed up for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Even the Dapper Dan’s get into the spirit – Photo by Brett Svenson


Howdy. Welcome. Tomball Texas. The Man-Child and his Southern Belle live in Tomball Texas. It’s a small world…

First let’s talk about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It’s one of my favorite things at Disney World. I love all the extras, the Boo to You Parade, Hallowishes fireworks, the Trick or Treating around the Magic Kingdom, the lack of lines on the rides and everyone being dressed up in costumes. It’s great.

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

Two Week would be…

A calendar with the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates for 2018

Here are the 2018 dates

The two weeks I would suggest for seeing Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween Party in 2019 are, any week in September.

Dad’s September Disney World Crowds page

September is the absolute slowest month crowd wise. Pick any week in September and you’ll find low crowds even at the Party. (Fridays might be busy, but the other days are pretty slow.)

The other date I’d suggest is would be for your first full day to be either October 31st or November 1st. I think the last Party in 2019 will be on November 1st. Then you’d be able to watch the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Dad’s Christmas at Disney World page

The first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will probably be on November 8th. All the Park decorations will be up before you leave.

Dad’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party page

Also, there’s a very good chance that Galaxy’s Edge will be open by early November. In fact you might hit opening day.

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

The bottom line is any time between late August, when Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starts and early November when it ends is a good time to visit WDW. But the month of September and the first week in November would be my recommendations.


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