While the dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party were announced several weeks ago, tickets for these special events finally went on sale this morning. And while we’re sure more details about what to expect from this year’s event will probably be revealed in the coming months, those looking to purchase tickets early in an effort to secure their spot to at either Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will unfortunately notice that some big price hikes have hit both of these events... 

1.  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party sees double digit ticket price increases and crosses the $100 mark on Halloween

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Earlier this year it was revealed that the 2016 edition of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party would be happening on 29 nights this year, up from last year’s 25 event nights. However, even though there will be more chances for guests to experience this year’s edition of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the cost of admission has gone up substantially as well, with ticket prices for most event nights rising a whopping 15-30% year to year (here's last year's prices for comparison). Here’s the full (non-discounted) price breakdown for 2016’s event:  

September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 25 – $72.00 plus tax (age 10+), $67.00 plus tax (age 3-9) in advance, $79.00/$74 same-day

September 23 – $85.00 plus tax (age 10+), $80.00 plus tax (age 3-9) 

September 29, 30 – $79.00 plus tax (age 10+), $74.00 plus tax (age 3-9) in advance, $88.00/$83.00 same-day

October 2, 6 – $86.00 plus tax (age 10+), $81.00 plus tax (age 3-9) in advance, $95.00/$90.00 same-day

October 4, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 – $91.00 plus tax (age 10+), $86.00 plus tax (age 3-9) in advance, $95.00/$90.00 same-day

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 30 – $95.00 plus tax age 10+, $90.00 plus tax (age 3-9) 

October 31– $105.00 plus tax (age 10+), $100.00 plus tax (age 3-9) 

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As has been the case in the past, the park will offer special discounts to annual passholders as well as Disney Vacation Club Members on select dates, which you can check out here. Average savings is between $10-$20, depending on which night you are thinking about attending, so if you are a member of one of these groups, it is worth checking out. Though even the discounted prices are up from last year, at least annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can save a few bucks if they opt to go to this event on nights when guest turnout is expected to be lower. 



I'm huge Disney fan, but with all the changes and price hikes-Disney is just not worth it anymore. I personally am not a star wars fan do now Hollywood studios is out for me. Epcot really doesn't have a lot to offer. People will start to realize and look for other alternatives

With a 7 and 11 year old, I am definetly reconsidering it do to the added expense of nearly $400. Not sure if the Christmas party is really that necessary.

Honestly not surprising after the Disney After Dark fiasco. I was expecting worse because of that event. But still it is very disappointing to see the once great company nickel and dime people to death. It is still worth it for newcomers, but not so much for repeat visitors.

It's one thing to identify that higher prices leads to lower crowds on special event nights but the massive problem this will create is there will be huge crowds on the other nights at Magic Kingdom, even more so as the number of special event dates have increased.

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