Fans of Disney and Halloween know that Disney World is the ultimate Halloween destination. Walt Disney World is ready to celebrate the Halloween holiday with you in a way only Disney can. Known officially and affectionately as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, the main celebration happens inside Magic Kingdom. However, there is a lot of Halloween celebration happening in all corners of the park for guests to enjoy. If you want to celebrate the Halloween at Disney World, make sure you don’t miss any of the following.
Celebrating Halloween at Disney World
Not So Scary Halloween Party
This special event takes place in Magic Kingdom every year. Guests are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes, trick or treat, and engage in all types of Halloween fun. In addition to your regular park ticket for admission to Magic Kingdom, you will need to purchase a special event ticket that will give you access to all the Halloween fun. This event does not happen every night, but selected days and only in the evenings so you can still be sure to get in all your regular Disney park fun before heading to the party. Tickets normally sell out pretty quickly so if you plan to spend Halloween at Disney World you will want to get your tickets as soon as they go on sale.
Trick or Treating
Guests get to trick or treat in the happiest place on Earth, and in costume. Dressing up something you only see encouraged for small children, but not at Disney! Enjoy trick or treating from attraction to attraction, and you never know where there will be characters there to greet you! Everyone is welcome to come in costume, adults too! To fill your bag with Halloween Goodies, just follow this map for the ultimate Halloween at Disney World!
Special Halloween Parades
During Halloween there is the Boo-To-You Halloween parade led by Mickey Mouse and friends. This special parade includes themed Halloween floats and characters dressed up in costume and runs from Main Street, through Liberty Square and ends in Adventureland. Guests in the park can enjoy this parade as long as they position themselves along the route. Pro tip: find a spot in front of Haunted Mansion, it’s the best spot!
Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular Party!
All the famous Disney villains come out to help you celebrate Halloween during the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular Party! This party is meant to be a visual fantasy, with projections, special effects only Disney can conjure up. Which also includes special guest appearances that you don’t see at the parks during the rest of the year. Admission is only possible with Not So Scary admission tickets because this party happens in the evening during the Halloween holiday.
Happy HalloWishes Show
Everyone loves the firework shows at Disney World, and when celebrating Halloween at Disney World there is a special Wishes show to get everyone in the mood for Halloween. HalloWishes features a different soundtrack, new lighting and projections in order to put together a spook, scary and fun firework show to celebrate. All ages are invited to watch this show which happens over the Cinderella’s castle and can best be seen from Main Street.
Like other holidays, the resorts are a great place to check out in addition to the parks. You will see spectacular decor everywhere you go. Most of the hotels are dressed and help guests get into the spirit of the holiday with scary, and creepy, Halloween decorations. Take some time to visit the different resorts in order to check out how each hotel does Halloween.
Special Dining Options
To help guests get into the holiday spirit, there are special dining options. You can easily add these onto your reservation just for Halloween. From ghoulish desserts to special dining options to catch a show or celebration from your table, Disney has thought of it all. Research each sit down dining option for additional Halloween options to help you celebrate Halloween at Disney World.
On the West Coast this Halloween? Check out these tips for celebrating Halloween at Disneyland! Not sure which park to visit? Don’t miss my article on the 10 major difference between Disney World and Disneyland! Have you been to a Mickey’s Halloween Party before at either of the parks?
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