Few events at Disney World are as fun as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It’s perfect for families of all ages who don’t want to spook young children. The good news is that this year are more nights and new reasons to celebrate the spooky season this year during this Halloween celebration. You can start trick or treating on August 17!
When is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2018
This special-ticket event runs select nights Aug. 17-Oct. 31, 2018, at Magic Kingdom Park – the earliest it has ever started. This means more families get to attend, since in the past the event has sold out. However, I do recommend you buy your ticket as soon as you confirm your trip to Disney World; space is limited. Note that you need a ticket for Magic Kingdom and another for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
What’s new at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year
Our friends at Disney have confirmed the following new additions to this spooktacular event:
- 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!
New villains show
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.”
What to expect during the event
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.
The best part for kids no matter their age is that there will also be plenty of sweets around the park for all trick-or-treaters. If you or your child have food allergies, don’t worry! There are allergy-friendly options.
Also, 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 a full list of event dates, visit MickeyHalloween.com. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. For more information, call (407) WDISNEY (934-7639).
Want to stay on property? Guests visiting in August or September can take advantage of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room offer with discounts of up to 25%. For details, click here or visit DisneyWorld.com. Guests visiting in October, can take advantage of resort hotel discounts of up to 20%.
Have you ever trick or treated at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party?