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Kick off Spooky Season at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

by Mary Melnick

Aug 17, 2023

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Destinations / North America

While some family travelers may think it’s too early to think about Halloween, Walt Disney World takes things to the next level with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Earlier this week, Mickey and friends started the spooky season by putting on their best Halloween costumes and inviting guests to join them at the most fun Halloween party around.


On select nights through Nov. 1, the Magic Kingdom closes early for the famed party. Only guests with special tickets can enter the park for a night filled with spooks, trick-or-treating, themed attractions and shows, special meet-and-greets and a Halloween parade, a special fireworks show and more. Guests are encouraged to come in costume or a Halloween-themed outfit.


For family travelers looking for thrilling attractions, rides like The Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Space Mountain and more will be open throughout the nights — some may even feature spooky surprises!


Don’t miss out on Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, held twice a night, where your favorite characters, villains and all, dress up in their best costumes and sing and dance along to Halloween-themed songs.


Another can’t-miss show, “The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” features the famous Sanderson Sisters enlisting the help of other iconic Disney villains to try to put a spell on guests. Can they be stopped before it’s too late?


After a night of trick-or-treating through the park, riding spooky attractions and meeting favorite characters, end with Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Fireworks Spectacular. The host, Jack Skellington, delights guests with a not-so-scary tale proving anything can happen on Halloween!




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