Once again, in 2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will be held at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This after dark special event draws a large crowd even though you have to purchase a special ticket. And that reminds us to tell you to be sure to purchase your ticket in advance, while they are still available. You will not need a park pass for this event. The Not-So-Scary Party is held in the fall on select nights.
Children and even adults can Trick or Treat their way through the park while enjoying all the rides and special activities. Activities include the “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show, Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade and the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. If you time it right you should even be able to catch Cadaver Dans barbershop quartet of dead cowboys. They will be singing in the style of Dapper Dans, but with haunting melodies.
As you wander through the park you will notice Halloween lighting and music effects that are not normally used. They help transform the park into a haunted, but a happy ghost town. It should be noted, that all the references to horror and haunting do not mean it will really be all that scary. After all, it is meant for children as well as the adults.
“Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular”
The mischievous Sanderson Sisters (Winifred, Mary, and Sarah) visit our mortal world for a Halloween party. They starred in Disney’s Hocus Pocus. The sisters will enlist the help of various other Disney villains to brew up some magical fun. But watch out because they may put a curse on everyone in the Magic Kingdom park!
Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade
You will know this truly spooktacular procession is starting when you see the infamous Headless Horseman ride down the parade route. This grim grandmaster will be closely followed by a selection of hauntingly decorated floats. Many of the usual Disney characters will be on and around the floats dressed in Halloween costumes.
“Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show
One of the highlights of the night is the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show. The Haunted Mansion sends the Ghost Host over to invite you to watch the sky light up with goose-bump producing pyrotechnic effects while listening to haunting melodies. Creepy colors will be crawling over the Cinderella Castle and Disney villains will be crooning scary tunes. You will hear tunes like “Never Smile at a Crocodile,” from Peter Pan and “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” from the Haunted Mansion attraction.
Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade – 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks – 10:15 p.m.
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – 8:15 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.
Cadaver Dan’s – 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:50 p.m., 9:55 p.m., 10:50 p.m.
Ticket Prices and Dates
Dates for the 2018 events are
August 17, 24, 28, 31
September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31
Advance ticket prices are $75. As of this writing (April 2018), tickets have not gone on sale yet.
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