If you plan to spend time in the Orlando Theme Parks, it is a good idea to buy your tickets BEFORE you go. Buying early allows you to save a little money and a lot of time.
DISNEY: Disney uses the "My Disney Experience" app to allow guests to plan their days in the Disney Parks. The App is free and provides maps, wait times for rides and characters as well as the ability to buy merchandise, schedule Fast Passes, and
If you do not have a MagicBand from a previous trip, you will want to pre-purchase them as well. You can then link your tickets to your MagicBand and plan your trip using the "My Disney Experience" app. This app is great - it organizes all of your fast passes, dining reservations and plans on your phone! Below are several links to get your started.
Mickey's Not so scary Halloween Party is a seasonal "special ticket" event at the Magic Kingdom. The party features candy stops for Trick-or-Treating, a special "Boo to You" Halloween Parade and "Hallowishes" Fireworks. Kids of all ages dress up to enjoy the character "meet and greets", photo ops throughout the Magic Kingdom. Pricing for the party depends on predicted crowds, so week-nights and Sundays are often less expensive and have smaller crowds.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a seasonal "special ticket" event at the Magic Kingdom. The party features stops for Cookies and Hot Chocolate as the special Jolly Holiday Parade and "A Frozen Holiday Wish" Fireworks. This party is particularly fun on weeknights as the crowds are lower.