In the last week, The Walt Disney Company has been celebrating Halfway-to-Halloween. April 28 is precisely halfway from and to Halloween. As such, plenty of exciting information has been released about the Halloween celebrations in the Disney Parks in 2023. We cannot wait to being the Halloween celebrations already!
Halfway-To-Halloween provides the perfect opportunity for news about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to be released. The Walt Disney Company did just that, confirming that the Magic Kingdom Park event would return on August 11 and run through November 1 this year. Tickets for all events are currently available, but we expect specific dates to sell out soon, given the popularity of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Popular dates generally include Halloween night, the first and last evenings, and weekend dates.
So, why should you attend the ticketed event in Magic Kingdom Park? Let’s look at all the fun you will miss if you don’t attend!
Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade
One of our favorite parts of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the special Halloween parade that makes its way through Magic Kingdom. Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade travels twice per evening through Frontierland, Liberty Square, and along Main Street U.S.A.. Enjoy a catchy soundtrack while your favorite Disney characters are dressed in their best Halloween attire. You won’t want to miss the Haunted Mansion ballroom dancers, grave diggers, or Disney villains. Secure your spot ahead of the parade so you also see the Headless Horseman and Powerline Max follow the parade route.
Choose to skip Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and you’ll miss the best Disney parade in the Walt Disney World Resort!
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a celebration of all things Disney villain. It seems only right then to have a show that showcases the villains in all their glory. The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular! takes place on the Castle Stage in front of Cinderella Castle several times throughout the evening. If you’re a fan of Hocus Pocus (1993), it’s your chance to see the Sanderson Sisters return for one night only!
Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular
After-hours events in a Disney Park are known to include special fireworks viewing. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is no exception. Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular lights up the sky above Magic Kingdom Park. Jack Skellington hosts the nighttime spectacular, including projections on Cinderella Castle, special effects and lighting, fireworks, music, and iconic Disney characters.
You don’t get to trick-or-treat your way around Magic Kingdom every day. However, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party provides the perfect opportunity to do so. There are plenty of candy stops around the Disney Park for Guests to visit as often as they like. Your event ticket includes a small treat bag, but you can also bring your own. Some trick-or-treat lines even guide you through Disney attractions, meaning you’ll experience them in a whole new way.
Short Attraction Lines
With plenty of limited-time fun to be had in Magic Kingdom Park during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you can expect shorter attraction lines. The end of the evening is also a great time to ride the attractions with a minimal wait if you decide to watch the first parade, followed by the Castle stage show and the fireworks.
Several Magic Kingdom attractions also have unique overlays during the Disney Halloween Party. While these attractions may attract long lines, they’re definitely worth the wait. Prioritize the following attractions during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:
- Haunted Mansion is a must-do attraction, so you get to see the Haunted Mansion Cast Members dressed for the occasion.
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Space Mountain – prepare for a ride in complete darkness!
- Mad Tea Party
- Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor
Additional Time in Magic Kingdom
All Halloween Party Guests enjoy extra hours in Magic Kingdom Park, even though the spooky fun doesn’t start until 7 p.m. While this isn’t beneficial if you have a Disney Park Hopper Pass, Guests who are just visiting the Disney Park for the evening can enter from 4 p.m. Entering at Magic Kingdom before the official start time allows you to collect your wristband, trick-or-treat bag, get Magic Shot photos, and even ride some attractions before the Party starts. You may also wish to enter lines for Disney characters only seen at Mickey’s Halloween Party, such as Winnie the Pooh and friends in their Halloween costumes, Jack Skellington and Sally, and more.
Spooky Disney Characters
There are plenty of Disney characters to see at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. They are each likely to be dressed in their own Halloween costume too. While some characters can often be seen around the Disney Parks, including Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater, others are unique to the Party, such as Elvis Stitch and the Queen of Hearts.
Limited-Edition Merchandise & Snacks
The Walt Disney Company is known for its limited-edition merchandise and snacks. Halloween is no exception. While some Halloween merchandise will be available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, some pieces are exclusive to Halloween Party Guests.
Regarding snacks, special-edition ones are released for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. During each event, limited-edition beverages are also available around the Magic Kingdom theme park. Favorite items last year included the Sweet Almond Corn Cake and the Jack-O-Lantern Float.
What are you waiting for? Make sure you book your tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party now before they sell out! Remember to plan your own Halloween costume too. It’s fun to be able to dress up for the occasion!