Are you thinking about Mickey’s Halloween Party? While it’s never too early to start dreaming of pumpkin spice everything and Halloween candy, is there a time that’s too early to start celebrating? Walt Disney World doesn’t seem to think so, because Halloween Season has already started this year!
This year, there are more nights than ever for the special-ticketed Mickey’s Halloween Party called Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which runs on select nights now through October 31.
And, as always, Disney has upped the thrills with new twists and treats this year!
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What’s New in 2018 for Mickey’s Halloween Party
Finding Gunpower Pete
On Pirates of the Caribbean, there are new live pirates in the queue who interact with guests and encourage everyone to be on the lookout for Gunpowder Pete, a scoundrel with an eye on the same treasure sought by Captain Jack Sparrow.
Keep a keen eye out during your pirate voyage and you’ll see a real, live Gunpowder Pete amongst the other scallywags in the attraction.
A Festive New Tea Party
The Mad Tea Party takes guests on a colorful teacup ride, and during Mickey’s Halloween Party there is special lighting and other effects that put a glowing new spin on the attraction at night.
Out of the World Chills
Partygoers visiting Space Mountain will hurtle through the blackness of deep space to the a new hard-rockin’ soundtrack. If you thought it was dark in there before, be prepared to be scared!
Dancing with Disney Junior Characters
While character dance parties are not new for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam is a new entertainment option. This is a dance party featuring favorite Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins and Timon from “The Lion Guard.”
A Parade Starring YOU!
New this year in Frontierland, prospector Cactus-Flower Cate rounds up youngsters for the Frontierland Costume Promenade, encouraging them to show off their costumes in a quest for the greatest treasure in the land – candy!
Frightfully Delicious Treats
Event-specific treats are getting more and more prominent at Walt Disney World. Mickey’s Halloween Party brings an incredible array or goodies available for purchase in 2018. There are too many to list, but here are a few of our favorites that look as good as they taste!
- No-So-Poison Apple Cupcake – Main Street Bakery(available daily through October 31)
Magic mirror on the wall…show me the tastiest cupcake of them all! Snow White would definitely love to eat this spiced “apple” cupcake with pecan crunch and buttercream.
- Hades Nachos – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café(available on party nights only)
Turn up the heat with the Hades Nachos. These black bean nacho chips are topped with fiery buffalo chicken and your choice of toppings from the topping bar!
- Zero Waffle Sundae – Sleepy Hollow(available on party nights only; available daily starting October 1)
Everyone’s favorite ghostly good boy, Zero, has some special pumpkin waffles for you here at Sleepy Hollow. This sundae comes topped vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, and a caramel drizzle.
- Treats at the Cider House(available on party nights only)
Nearby at the Cider House (Golden Oak Outpost), you’ll find some refreshing Apple Cider. Pair it with a Warm Caramel-Stuffed Pretzel or a few Cinnamon Donuts and you’ve got yourself a frighteningly sweet snack!
- Hitchhiking Ghost Dessert – Aloha Isle(available on party nights only)
These hungry ghosts have hitchhiked all the way to Adventureland – and they’ve brought this Doom Buggy-inspired Cream Puff with them! It’s filled with cookies and cream mousse and topped with a chocolate piece featuring the Hitchhiking Ghosts.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hocus Pocus,” so you can bet that the spellbinding Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular is back on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage. Be careful because that’s where the Sanderson Sisters and Disney villains will “put a spell on you.”
As always, guests should keep their eyes open for dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan and many more beloved Disney characters in the Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. There will also be plenty of sweets around the park for all trick-or-treaters, including allergy-friendly options.
And each night during the party, the skies above an eerily lit Cinderella Castle come alive during Happy HalloWishes, a magical fireworks extravaganza that definitely goes bump in the night with spooky tunes from Disney villains.
You can see some of our favorites for Mickey’s Halloween Party from last year.
We have not booked our tickets yet for Mickey’s Halloween Party, but it looks like it is going to be awesome! The super exciting news is we are attending Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disney World and Disneyland this year! ?
If you are attending this year, what is your costume? Leave a comment below.
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