Happy #HalfwaytoHalloween! That’s right, we’re just about six months away from Halloween and Disney is celebrating with their annual #HalfwaytoHalloween event. Disney has just announced the most frightfully exciting news that the very popular Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party WILL return in 2022. This will be the first time the party has been offered since 2019 (no event in 2020 and Disney After Hours Boo Bash in 2021). We are so excited! Catch all the details below!
Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Jacqueline Logan:
Here at Walt Disney World Resort, we’re celebrating #HalfwaytoHalloween with all treats and no tricks! In honor of the #HalfwaytoHalloween festivities taking place across Disney Parks this week, we’ve teamed up with “Hocus Pocus 2” star Doug Jones to make a very exciting announcement.
There you have it! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is returning to Magic Kingdom Park this fall during the resort’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Keep reading for details about this fall-favorite event and learn how you can get into the spirit early by taking part in the #HalfwaytoHalloween festivities.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
This fall, ghosts and ghouls of all ages are invited to don their favorite costumes and celebrate all things haunted during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Taking place on 37 select nights from Aug. 12 through Oct. 31, 2022, this special event haunts Magic Kingdom Park after normal park operating hours from 7 p.m. to midnight.
As a part of this limited-capacity event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party attendees will encounter event-exclusive entertainment, notorious Disney villains, frightfully delicious menu items and more! Here’s some of what’s in store:
- The Headless Horseman will ride his ghostly steed down Main Street, U.S.A. as a prelude to “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,” which features floats filled with Disney Characters dressed in their Halloween best, Disney villains and the Haunted Mansion graveyard diggers.
- What’s Halloween without candy? During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, guests can go trick-or-treating for M&M’S, SKITTLES, SNICKERS, and other Halloween favorites at locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park. And new this year, guests will also receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag featuring a keepsake 50th Anniversary celebration and Halloween design.
- Join the Sanderson Sisters during the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show at Cinderella Castle as they call upon their frightening colleagues to conjure the ultimate “Hocus Pocus” Party Potion.
- Celebrate the season alongside favorite Disney characters as they take over the park for their favorite party of the year.
- Overlays themed for the occasion will return to several popular Magic Kingdom attractions: Space Mountain, Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.
- The Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, will host “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” This can’t-miss nighttime extravaganza features projections, special effects and lighting mixed with fireworks, music and Disney characters.
- Discover sweet and savory menu items inspired by fall flavors and the Halloween season.
- NEW! In honor of the 50th Anniversary celebration, we’re adding even more fun to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year in the form of event-exclusive step-in photo opportunities. And in addition to the reusable trick-or-treating tote bag, guests will also receive a Halloween-themed 50thAnniversary celebration commemorative print.
Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party may be purchased online or by calling 407-939-4240 beginning May 18. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can begin purchasing tickets as early as May 12. Ticket prices will range from $109 – $199. The event dates are:
- August: 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
- September: 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
- October: 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31
Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members may purchase specially priced tickets for select dates.
RELATED ARTICLE: Top 10 Planning Tips for a Fall Disney World Trip
by Matt and Kim
There’s no doubt about it – the fall season is our absolute favorite! The way nature begins to ease away from the heat of summer and prepares for the crisp winter is so soothing and cozy to us. The cooler air starts moving in; the leaves are gathered into a pile to be jumped in; we put together our costumes for the Halloween festivities, and join family for Thanksgiving. Wherever you may call home, Disney (you’re home away from home) is calling your name this fall! But before you slide on your fall boots and grab a pumpkin spice latte, you’ll want to keep in mind a few planning tips to make the most of your fall Disney World trip!
1 – Look for Discounts
With school back in full swing, many families take the bulk of the fall season to focus on academics and athletics. While this isn’t the case for major school breaks such as Thanksgiving, we will say the crowd level is much more tolerable and enjoyable during the fall season at Disney World. Disney, therefore, knows how to boost attendance and typically offers pretty fantastic discounts over the fall season. Be sure to check for discount packages on the Walt Disney World website. Just be sure to see what’s available, and don’t hesitate to ask Disney for their best discount!
2 – Plan your Epcot visit around the Food & Wine Festival
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is a fantastic event that is definitely something you’ll want to experience when visiting Epcot. The festival typically runs from mid-July to mid-November. Epcot is filled with extra venues and kiosks with flavors from all around the world to excite your taste buds – plus, there are special entertainment and merchandise worth checking out. Plan to visit Epcot with the Food and Wine Festival as a focus if this is your cup of tea.
3 – Get in Shape for a runDisney Race
Yep, you can stay fit while enjoying all the Disney goodies! Over the fall season (typically the first week in November), the Wine & Dine Half Marathon is offered. Speaking from personal experience, we can say the Wine & Dine Half Marathon is a blast! If a half marathon is a little intimidating, you can go for the Wine & Dine 5K or 10K run. Put on those running shoes and jog in to fall.
4 – Purchase Magic Kingdom Halloween Themed Event Tickets in Advance
Make the most of the fall season with a Halloween-themed event at Magic Kingdom. This special ticketed event runs from mid-August to Halloween night and provides guests a chance to wear costumes and trick-or-treat through Magic Kingdom – no matter what age. The special parade, fireworks, entertainment, merchandise, and food are absolutely “Spooktacular”! Purchase your tickets well in advance before the night you are seeking sells out.
5 – Order an In-Room Celebration
Continue the Halloween spirit with a special in-room celebration. Disney Floral and Gifts has special Halloween-themed celebrations that can be ready in your Disney Resort room upon arrival. It’s a memorable experience entering your resort room for a special surprise! Prices can range from Mickey’s Halloween Celebration for $400 to small Halloween-themed balloons and candy costing anywhere between $7 and $15 per item.
6 – Make Minnie’s Seasonal Dining Reservations
Hollywood and Vine Restaurant at Hollywood Studios offers seasonal dining for both lunch and dinner. The “Halloween Dine” usually runs from early September until mid-November. Minnie and her favorite friends will haunt Hollywood and Vine as they make their way from table to table to greet diners. This makes for fun Halloween photos and is an excellent opportunity to see some of the most popular characters in their Halloween finest. Book your reservations 60-days in advance as this character dining experience does fill up fast.
7 – Reserve an Eat to the Beat Dining Package
While we’re talking about dining reservations – be sure to check out the Eat to the Beat Dining Package. This is an excellent opportunity to eat at one of Epcot’s excellent table-service restaurants while securing VIP seating for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Be sure to check out the concert lineup well in advance and select from one of the many Epcot restaurants. You’re going to eat anyway – might as well get an excellent seat for the concert out of the deal!
8 – Budget for Christmas Shopping
While you’re planning for the entertainment and dining above for your incredible fall trip, you may want to budget for Christmas shopping. If you’re anything like us, you’ll find the fall season a perfect time to start gathering gifts for friends and family. You’ll start to see Christmas merchandise hit the shelves at Disney during late fall. You can also find Christmas merchandise year-round at Disney’s Days of Christmas in Disney Springs and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom. Everyone loves a gift from Disney under the tree!
9 – Prepare for Not So Typical Fall Weather
When you think of fall you might be thinking of crisp air, sweaters, and the like. Not in Florida. September weather in Florida is just an extension of summer. We typically will continue to have temperatures in the low 90s throughout September, with the crazy Florida humidity. October will still see very warm temperatures in the early weeks mostly in the upper 80s and will be in the low 80s and upper 70s by the end of the month. At some point in October, the humidity also gets a whole lot better. November is really the best fall month to visit and we may finally experience cool mornings and evenings. The best part is that while you may be able to slip on a jacket every now and then, you can still pack your bathing suit for a dip in the resort pool! That’s right – Disney keeps their pools heated. It’s really a great time to enjoy the Florida weather.
10 – Get Your Camera Ready!
Last, but not least, be sure to bring along your camera. Of course, every season at Disney is a stunning season – but for people that love fall as much as we do, you’ll especially fall in love with all the fall décor featured throughout the parks and resorts. The splash of orange, yellow, and brown are just about everywhere, right along with the Mickey-shaped pumpkins. Capture those memories on film so you can recall your fantastic fall visit to Walt Disney World time and time again!
Enough planning… let’s get to enjoying a memorable fall at Walt Disney World!
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