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NEWS: Disney World Announces Dates for 2017 Halloween & Christmas Parties

We LOVE the Disney World holiday parties! So do a bunch of other people and the best dates fill up quick. Disney has released party dates for two very popular hard ticket events that take place at Magic Kingdom Park-Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. So get out those planners and take note of this year’s dates. Read all of the details below.

 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Charles Stovall:

For those lovers of Magic Kingdom Park special events, you will have 53 days of fun this fall as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party return in all their glory. We’re excited about announcing dates for this year’s events.

For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, 32 spook-tacular dates include:

  • August 25, 29
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
  • November 1

Returning to the Magic Kingdom fright-fest are the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella Castle featuring the mischievous Sanderson sisters from the hit Disney film “Hocus Pocus,” Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes”– one of my favorite fireworks shows.

Magic Kingdom Park Comes Alive This Fall With Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Photo Credit: Disney

For Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas, 21 holiday-tastic dates include:

  • November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Returning favorites for the holidays include Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish” and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. We’ll have updates on beloved traditions from the events – any new elements in the coming months.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in early May.

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RELATED ARTICLE BELOW: Top 5 Special Events at Disney World

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RELATED ARTICLE: Top 5 Special Events at Disney World

by Mike and Jamie Sylvester

Every day is a special day at Walt Disney World! But, sometimes Disney pours out a little extra pixie dust and arranges special events that are completely worth the extra ticket admission (if necessary) in our opinion. Count down with us as we list the top 5 special events at Disney World that you’ll want to add to your Disney “must-do list” today!

 

5 – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

This annual event at Epcot has become a popular favorite among many Disney fans! The International Flower and Garden Festival is a spring event in which Disney has a chance to show off their impeccable landscaping and gardening skills. Bright colors, sense satisfying aromas, and lush greenery are just about everywhere you turn at Epcot during the festival. While there are a few extra admission costs for tours and events, most all of the Flower and Garden Festival is open to any guest entering Epcot’s gates with a valid theme park ticket! The festival boasts breathtaking gardens, topiary art in the form of several favorite Disney characters, how-to seminars, outdoor kitchens, play areas for the kids, a butterfly garden, and an outdoor concert series with some classic hits. We purposely try to arrange our trips around the spring season so we don’t miss the beauty! Mark your calendars for March 1 – May 29, 2017.

Flower and Garden 2016

2016 Flower and Garden Festival

4 – Holidays Around the World at Epcot

Visit the World Showcase at Epcot this holiday season, November 24 – December 30, 2017. Explore how each of the 11 countries celebrate the holiday season with unique traditions that include all of the senses. Taste the delicious holiday cuisines, listen to the seasonal music, and be prepared to take photos of the special costumed performers. The best part in our opinion is the Candlelight Processional! A 50-piece orchestra, mass choir, and a celebrity narrator share the story of Christmas. We have goosebumps just thinking about it! Just like the Flower and Garden Festival above, all guests need is a valid park ticket to enjoy this special event. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Epcot glow under all the shimmering lights!

CNP-Gary and Choir

Candlelight Processional with Gary Sinise

3 – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

While we’re talking about the Christmas season, what better way to celebrate then to party with Mickey! Head on over to Magic Kingdom on specific days between November 8 – December 22, 2017 for a Christmas party unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Prices for 2016 were $86 for ages 10+ and $81 for ages 3-9, this event is worth adding to the budget and your Christmas plans. Please note – prices to go up on the popular nights to reach a max of $99 per ticket. Crowds dwindle as Magic Kingdom is open on Christmas Party evenings only to special event ticket holders. The attractions are still open so wait times are typically very short! But most importantly – experience snow on Main Street U.S.A., check out the characters in their holiday best, sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes, catch the parade, and ooh and aah in the glow of fireworks! This year during the Christmas Party, guests will be able to experience Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration which is a live stage show in front of the Cinderella Castle. Buy your special tickets as soon as possible, as this event does tend to sell out.

 

2 – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Have you ever wanted to taste your way around the world? Well – we have the special annual event for you! This year, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is being held August 31 – November 13, 2017. When you enter that World Showcase at Epcot with valid theme park admission, you’ll immediately begin to smell the flavors of the world. Stands and kiosks seem to be just about everywhere with special sampling and plates of uniquely flavored food, plus beer and wine, from several different countries. Why not “Eat to the Beat” while you’re enjoying the amazing food with a concert series led by popular artists! Special demonstrations and seminars are also available such as mixology, culinary, and even cheese seminars. Some of the special seminaries are an extra fee, but there are several experiences included in your park admission. The other costs of course are the food and wine you plan to taste! There are Food and Wine Cards you can purchase so you don’t have to reach for the wallet at every station which acts much like a gift card.

Food and Wine 2015-4

1 – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Magic Kingdom’s ghosts and goblins come out to party! But, no worries – this party is definitely family friendly and “not-so-scary” for that reason. We rank Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the number one spot because, well, this Mouse knows how to throw one awesome Halloween Party! Kids especially love trick-or-treating as Magic Kingdom is open to special ticket holders for the party only (just like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party). The dates for the party are select nights between August 25 – November 1, 2017. Prices in 2016 had tickets costs of $72 for ages 10+ and $67 for ages 3-9. Prices to go up on the popular nights – for example Halloween (Oct. 31) was $105 a ticket. The great news is most all of the attractions are open and with crowds much smaller, guests can hop off and on rides easily. What would trick-or-treating be without costume?! Guests of all ages are welcome to wear costumes but keep in mind there are costume guidelines. This year guests will have a chance to enjoy Happy HalloWishes Fireworks where Disney Villains cast spells over the Cinderella Castle. The evil Sanderson Sisters will use their magic in the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. One of our favorite parts has to be the Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade which has all of the favorite Disney characters in their spooktacular Halloween costumes, along with an appearance from the creepy Headless Horseman. We can’t wait!

What is your favorite special event? We’d love to hear from you!

For a no obligation, FREE Quote on a Disney vacation package, please contact our travel partner Magical Vacation Planner at (407) 442-0227. You can also request a FREE quote online by Clicking HERE.


 

About Chad & Cindy N

Chad and Cindy met during their college days and both being huge Disney fans, it was a match made in heaven. They took their first family vacation to Disney World in 2004. Chad had gone as a child, but this would be Cindy’s first trip-a trip which she had dreamed of since she was a little girl. The trip was magical and began a Disney obsession that hasn’t stopped since. They traveled back year after year, sometimes many times a year. They watched their three kids grow up at Disney and inherit the same love of Disney. In 2010, their dream of living in Orlando became a reality. With Disney World as their backyard playground, they enjoyed even more time in the parks. Friends and family soon made them their go-to-people for Disney advice. With their love of Disney and desire to share that love and knowledge they gleaned over the years, they decided to launch DisneyLists.com in August of 2015. They still can’t believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!