Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
This week, Disney Parks announced the dates for two Magic Kingdom special events - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a fantastic family-friendly event that you will look back on and treasure. Listed below are a few of the many reasons to check out these great nights at Magic Kingdom!
Special Shows and Parades - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom is the only place you will be able to see Mickey's Boo-To-You-Parade, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, or watch Happy HalloWishes.
--Mickey's Boo-To-You-Parade - The Headless Horseman begins the festivities and is followed by a collection of Halloween themed floats featuring Disney characters in Halloween costumes. The parade is held twice during the party (at 9:15 pm and 11:15 pm).
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--Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - The Spelltacular stage show takes place in front of Cinderella Castle, and stars the Sanderson sisters from the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. It also features several Disney villains in supporting roles.
Happy HalloWishes - This fireworks show spotlights the Disney villains we love to hate (including Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Oogie Boogie) along with 'scary' tunes that highlight the fireworks. If you are interested in checking out the fireworks show and attending the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party, contact your On The Road Travel agent for more information.
Disney Characters in Halloween Costumes and Special Characters - There are opportunities to meet many rare characters during the party! Jack Skellington and Sally, Cruella DeVil, the Seven Dwarfs, and Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear are some of the special characters you may encounter. Seeing many of your favorite Disney characters in Halloween themed attire is an added bonus!
Trick-or-Treating - There are trick-or-treating locations throughout Magic Kingdom at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Everybody is given a bag when entering the party, or you can bring your own if you would like. Be prepared to collect a lot of candy as you make your way through the lands!!!
Halloween Decorations - Checking out Magic Kingdom with detailed Halloween-themed decorations throughout the park adds a nice touch to a special evening.
Opportunity to wear Halloween Costumes - While it is not required that you wear a costume, it adds a bit more fun to the evening when dressed up! There are specific guidelines regarding costumes, so keep this in mind when choosing your costume. Check out this video for details regarding costumes:
Shorter Wait for Rides - Throughout the party, you will often see shorter lines on rides (please note there are no FastPass+ reservations available during the event). Additionally, Magic Kingdom is a great park to visit during the day of a party because the park is often less crowded due to the early closure. If you choose to only attend the event, Disney Halloween party guests have historically been allowed to enter the park starting at 4 pm, so you will be able to access plenty of rides between 4 and when the party officially starts at 7. Plus, if you enter the park between 4 and 7 pm, you are able to make and use FastPass+ reservations.
Added Bonus - The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival runs from August 30th to November 12th, making it a great time of year to plan your Disney World trip! This event brings great food, drinks, celebrity chef events, "Eat to the Beat" concerts, special dining events, and much more!
Below are the party dates for both upcoming Magic Kingdom events:
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party:
August 17, 24, 28, 31
September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party:
November 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30
December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21