In case you haven’t heard the exciting news — Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is returning to Disney World for the first time since 2019!
Last year, Disney hosted the Disney After Hours Boo Bash in its place, and while it was a good time, it wasn’t the event that many fans know and love. But with the original party coming back this year, we’re excited to share ALL the details you need to know…especially if you’re planning on going!
Let’s start with the dates for this year’s event! The party will take place on 37 separate nights throughout August, September, and October. Here’s the full list of dates:
- August: 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 30th
- September: 2nd, 5th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th, 30th
- October: 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st
On each of these nights, you’ll be able to party in Magic Kingdom from 7PM to midnight. Guests who have a ticket to MNSSHP will be able to enter the park early at 4PM to enjoy all that Magic Kingdom has to offer during the daytime. If it’s like years past, the park will close at 6PM to usher out the day guests.
Okay, so we’ve got the dates down, but what about tickets? Well, they go on sale to the general public on May 18th, but guests staying at select Disney World hotels on one of the party dates will have an early purchase opportunity starting on May 12th.
This early purchase window is available for those staying at Disney Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green. Annual Passholders and DVC members can save $10 per ticket on select nights of the event. Ticket prices will run between $109 other $199depending on which night you visit.
The most expensive night to visit is Halloween, and the opening night (August 12th) is $139 for adults and $129 for children. The cheapest nights to visit are the dates between August 16th and September 5th.
Now let’s talk about the thing that guests may be MOST excited about — the entertainment! First of all, the Sanderson sisters will take the stage once again for the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. This castle stage show has been a fan favorite in the past.
For fireworks, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular is back to light up the night sky. It will feature many beloved characters and is hosted by Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
And of course, we have to mention Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade, which will be shown each night of the party! Check out Mickey and friends in their Halloween best, along with all sorts of awesome performers.
For your little ones, head on over to the Disney Junior Jam at Storybook Circus, where you’ll find a dance party with pals from Disney Junior shows. It’s sure to be a blast!
While you’re wandering through the park at night, don’t forget to stop and do some trick-or-treating. This year, the candy supply will include M&M’S, Skittles, Snickers, and “other Halloween favorites.” And in honor of the 50th Anniversary, guests will receive a special reusable trick-or-treat bag with a 50th Anniversary/Disney Halloween design.
Did we mention there will be characters too?! A variety of characters will be available for meet-and-greets throughout the park, and if it’s like years past, they’ll be dressed in their Halloween best. We can’t wait to see who attends!
Of course, it’s not a Disney event without food. Disney noted in the announcement for the party that guests can enjoy “sweet and savory menu items inspired by fall flavors and the Halloween season.” And you know we’ll share all the details once a full snack list is announced!
One thing we’re definitely excited about is that Halloween ride overlays are BACK! Some attractions, including Mad Tea Party, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, and Space Mountain, will be getting special theming for the party. And a variety of other rides will be open throughout the night for guests to enjoy as well.
Finally, you’ll definitely want to snap some photos during this exciting night, and Disney has just the thing — special photo ops! For the 50th Anniversary, Disney is introducing “event-exclusive step-in photo opportunities” in addition to the typical magic shots and photo ops that you find at the party. Also, at the end of the night, you’ll receive a Halloween-themed 50th Anniversary celebration commemorative print.
Wow, that sounds like a LOT to do at this year’s party! We can’t wait to check it out for ourselves and bring you all the details on August 12th. Stay tuned to AllEars for all the updates and news you need to know!
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