I recently returned from a quick weekend in Walt Disney World to check out this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and all of the new spooky experiences it has to offer. With Halloween as my favorite holiday and being a raving Disney fanatic, I was already certain I would love the party this year even if nothing new had been added, and I was not disappointed. If you are on the fence about whether or not to spend the additional money to see the new twists this year, my opinion is that if you were planning to go anyway, go ahead and spend the money, but if you have been to the party in the last couple of years and would only be attending to see these new additions, save your money. While the spooky new experiences were fun, they aren’t grand enough to warrant a special trip. Looking for more information about the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party new spooky experiences? Here’s all of the specifics you need to know courtesy of Disney:
There are more nights and new reasons to celebrate the spooky season this year during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This special-ticket event runs select nights now through October 31, 2018, at Magic Kingdom Park.
New twists and treats this year include:
- On Pirates of the Caribbean, guests will interact with new live pirates who encourage everyone to be on the lookout for Gunpowder Pete, a scoundrel with an eye on the same treasure sought by Captain Jack Sparrow.
- The Mad Tea Party will take guests on a colorful teacup ride, as special lighting and other effects put a glowing new spin on the attraction at night.
- Explorers visiting Space Mountain will hurtle through the blackness of deep space to the riffs of a new hard-rockin’ soundtrack.
- Storybook Circus welcomes the new Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring favorite Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins and Timon from “The Lion Guard.”
- New this year in Frontierland, prospector Cactus-Flower Cate rounds up youngsters for the Frontierland Costume Promenade, encouraging them to show off their costumes in a quest for the greatest treasure in the land – candy!
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hocus Pocus.” What better way to celebrate the film than with the spellbinding Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage, where the Sanderson Sisters and Disney villains will “put a spell on you.”
As always, guests should keep their eyes open for dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan and many more beloved Disney characters in the Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. There will also be plenty of sweets around the park for all trick-or-treaters, including allergy-friendly options. And each night during the party, the skies above an eerily lit Cinderella Castle come alive during Happy HalloWishes, a magical fireworks extravaganza that definitely goes bump in the night with spooky tunes from Disney villains.
Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Day-of tickets start at $85 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For more information and tickets, please click here.
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