13 Frighteningly Fun Facts About Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Every year Magic Kingdom celebrates the Halloween season with the family friendly Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights during autumn.  There are special parades, exciting dance parties, stunning fireworks, and tons of trick-or-treating stations filled with candy for everyone! Adults and children alike really get into the spirit of the event by dressing in costume, trick-or-treating, and dancing the night away with all of the characters. Here are 13 frighteningly fun facts about this celebration courtesy of Disney:


Let’s boo this! Magic Kingdom Park celebrates fall with the family-friendly Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights now through October 31, 2018. Here are 13 fun facts about this year’s event:

  1. 2018 marks 24 fantastically fun years of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with 34 event nights.
  2. NEW! At Pirates of the Caribbean, guests interact with 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.
  3. NEW! The Mad Tea Party will take guests on a colorful teacup ride, as special lighting and other effects put a glowing nighttime spin on the attraction at night.
  4. NEW! Explorers visiting Space Mountain will hurtle through the blackness of deep space to the riffs of a hard-rockin’ soundtrack.
  5. NEW! Storybook Circus welcomes the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring favorite Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins and Timon from “The Lion Guard.”
  6. NEW! 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!
  7. The mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” return to the mortal world during the party for the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show on the Castle Forecourt Stage.
  8. 176 individually themed, carved pumpkins adorn the balconies and windowsills of Main Street, U.S.A.
  9. A cast of 175 performers, float drivers, costumers, cosmetologists, decorators and maintenance cast members bring Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade to life, traveling 23 miles of parade route over the course of the season.
  10. Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade features event-exclusive characters, such as Dr. Facilier, Captain Barbosa, Oogie Boogie, the three hyenas from “The Lion King” – Shenzi, Banzai and Ed – plus three Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion.
  11. The Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular is narrated by the Ghost Host from The Haunted Mansion and features many favorite Disney Villains who go trick-or-treating in the night sky.
  12. 999 Grim Grinning Ghosts enhance a not-too-spooky Halloween experience at The Haunted Mansion.
  13. More than 250 tons of candy, including 40 different kinds of brand-name candies, will be handed out to party guests at 14 tasty treat locations across the park.

It all adds up to zero tricks and countless treats that make Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party a memorable evening for all! Please click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


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New Spooky Experiences At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party In 2018

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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More Details About Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017

Halloween Party

This year Magic Kingdom is celebrating the Halloween season with the annual family friendly Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on select nights August 25 through November 1.  There are special parades, exciting dance parties, stunning fireworks, and tons of trick-or-treating stations filled with candy for everyone! Adults and children alike get into the spirit of the event by dressing in costume, trick-or-treating, and dancing the night away with the characters. Here are all the important details about this spooky event courtesy of Disney:


With trick-or-treating throughout the park, bewitching  fireworks under a pumpkin moon, costumed characters on parade, a wickedly joyous Villain Spelltacular and much more, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party brings frightful fun to Magic Kingdom Park for a record 32 select nights, August 25 – November 1.

Mummies, daddies and their kids are in for a devilishly delightful time in this after-hours ticketed event guaranteed to make for boo-tiful memories. Not-So-Scary means just that – the party is family friendly as only Disney can do and appropriate for children of all ages.

For ghouls and goblins eager to get the party started, August 25 marks the earliest-ever launch date for the popular event.

Neighborhood trick-or-treating was never like this! Halloween handouts of sweets, treats, snacks and more happen throughout the park. Meantime, most of Magic Kingdom’s iconic attractions are available for all to enjoy.

Get your Halloween on! Dress-up is encouraged for ages 13 and under. Theme park rules for costume look and guest safety can be found by clicking here.

Among the eerily entertaining events:

  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular Chills, thrills and villains join in a wickedly fun celebration hosted by the Sanderson Sisters, a trio of witch sisters from Disney’s live action film Hocus Pocus. The mischievous sisters are joined by dancers, more Disney Villains and other-worldly visual effects. It’s a Halloween party not to be missed, and it takes place at Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage.
  • Happy HalloWishes This fireworks spectacle high above the Cinderella Castle lights the night. Guests are encouraged to sing along with some of the most infamous Disney Villains, including Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie. Creepy colors crawl over the castle, a spell is cast and it’s every guest for themselves.
  • Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade Led by the Headless Horseman, it’s masquerade mania as favorite Disney characters dress up for the occasion and ghostly floats bring the frights and sounds of the season to Main Street, U.S.A. and other Magic Kingdom viewing locations.
  • Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet Deadpan humor and other antics from this Dapper Dans-style “band” scare up the fun in Frontierland.

Admission for select nights to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts at $74 per person ages 10+, $69 ages 3-9. Hours 7 pm-midnight.

Guests bobbing for even more Halloween fun can sign up for the special-ticketed Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party. Ticketed Not-So-Scary guests can also pair the event with a table-service dining experience. Even Disney PhotoPass Service gets in the spirit. Who knows what surprise guest will magically materialize in your photos?


Still need tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Here’s all of the info:

August 25 and 29: $74 plus tax (ages 10+), $69 plus tax (ages 3-9)
September 1, 7, 10, 12, 17 and 24: $74 plus tax (ages 10+), $69 plus tax (ages 3-9)
September 19 and 26: $79 plus tax (ages 10+), $74 plus tax (ages 3-9)
September 15, 22 and 29: $88 plus tax (ages 10+), $83 plus tax (ages 3-9)
October 1: $88 plus tax (ages 10+), $83 plus tax (ages 3-9)
October 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24 and 26: $94 plus tax (ages 10+), $89 plus tax (ages 3-9)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 and 29: $99 plus tax (ages 10+), $94 plus tax (ages 3-9)
October 31: $115 plus tax (ages 10+), $110 plus tax (ages 3-9)
November 1: $94 plus tax (ages 10+), $89 plus tax (ages 3-9)

You’ll want to purchase your tickets as soon as possible if you plan to attend, because they do sell out. Please click here to get them now!

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