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Can’t Miss Entertainment at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of the biggest draws of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the fantastic lineup of entertainment. The entertainment offerings are one of the reasons many guests return to the party year after year. The lineup includes one of the best Disney parades, an incredible fireworks show, a spell-bounding stage show, and a Disney singing quartet. Learn more about the entertainment at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party below.


1 – Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade

Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is by far my favorite Disney parade. While sections of the parade were shown last year during the Disney After Hours Boo Bash, the entire parade is back. The parade follows the Festival of Fantasy parade route, beginning in Frontierland and ending near the City Hall on Main Street USA. The parade runs at 9:15 pm and 11:15 pm. Usually, the second parade is less busy, and you may not have to line up as early to get a good spot.

There is a new addition to this year’s parade. Ahead of the parade, guests can ‘Stand Out’ and dance along with Max Goof, who is cosplaying as Powerline, who is his favorite pop superstar. Joining Max is a 90’s dance crew that encourages guests to dance along. This new addition is considered a “pre-parade” and lasts about five minutes. The pre-parade begins in the center of Main Street USA, and they make their way down to the Railroad Station. Max does not appear anywhere else along the parade route, so if you want to see Max, you’ll need to line up on Main Street USA!

Your favorite galloping Headless Horseman is also back and rides through the streets of Main Street USA to set the spooky tone for the parade. He appears about twenty minutes before each parade performance, following the entire parade route.

Next, you’ll see your beloved Disney friends, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, in fabulous Halloween costumes. The Spectral Bride from The Haunted Mansion is back to fans’ delight. She appears in the parade alongside waltzing spirits and those famous Hitchhiking Ghosts. She really adds to an already fantastic section of the parade.

There is also a collection of Tomorrowland-themed floats and vehicles with Pixar pals, including The Incredibles and designer extraordinaire Edna Mode, as well as Buzz Lightyear and alien explorers on a planetary play set float inspired by Pixar’s Toy Story films.

Wreck-It-Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz, and the girls from Sugar Rush make sure there’s plenty of candy to go around during the parade. In addition, pirates sail in from Adventureland, Clarabelle Cow hosts a square dance during a Frontierland hoedown, and a wicked assortment of Disney Villains reigns over a Fantasyland-inspired grand finale.

2 – The Sanderson Sisters Return to Magic Kingdom

The Sanderson Sisters are as popular as ever, and the stage show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” is a chance to see them at their best. The cast is extremely talented, and I’ve always enjoyed watching this show. During this show, you’ll have a chance to see Dr. Facilier, Oogie Boogie, Maleficent, and of course, the Sanderson Sisters, who trying to cast a spell over everyone at Magic Kingdom. We experienced a lot of rain during our party (the “burning rain of death”), so we were not able to see the entire show, but we did enjoy seeing a short rain version at midnight where the sisters sang, “I Put a Spell on You.”

In August and September, the show runs at 8:35 pm, 10:45 pm, and midnight. In October, you’ll have an extra chance to see the show with the addition of a 7:40 pm show. The show runs for about twenty minutes, so keep that in mind when planning your evening.


3 – ‘Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular’

In 2019, “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular” debuted and quickly became a fan-favorite. The fireworks show lights the night sky with projections and fireworks. As host of the spectacle, Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” spins a not-so-scary tale about how anything can happen on Halloween night. Jack’s ghost dog, Zero, brings everyone along on a trick-or-treating adventure where four friends – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck – find themselves drawn into a haunted house. Encounters with dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts, and wickedly troublemaking Disney villains make for a hair-raising adventure. It all comes to life with state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting, and dazzling fireworks.

The fireworks show is a lot of fun, and we really encourage you to catch it. It runs at 10:15 pm with the best viewing in front of Cinderella Castle, much like Disney Enchantment. When choosing when and where to find your spot for the fireworks, keep in mind that the entire Hub area in front of the castle will be packed with people the whole night, from people watching Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular at 8:35 pm and Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade at 9:15 pm.

4 – Cadaver Dans

Finally, fans of the Dapper Dans won’t want to miss catching the Cadaver Dans. This quartet will sing your favorite spooky tunes in Frontierland throughout the evening at 7:00 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:50 pm, and 10:30 pm. Their “dead pan” humor is to die for and very entertaining.

Editor’s Note: Our visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was not sponsored in any way. We purchased our ticket at the annual passholder rate. As always, our thoughts and recommendations are completely our own.

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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. 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!
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