Mickey’s Not So-Scary Halloween Party returns tonight at Magic Kingdom park and features lots of spooky fun including trick or treating, meet and greets with your favorite Disney characters, eerie entertainment, special themed food and beverages and event exclusive merchandise. Take a look at the new specially designed merchandise including items inspired by the film “Hocus Pocus”.
“Guests who grew up watching the Sanderson Sisters in Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ every Halloween will love merchandise saluting the film’s 25th Anniversary,” explained Cathy Dawson, product developer for Walt Disney World events. “From apparel to a Passholder exclusive tote bag, these items are a great way to remember both the motion picture and the wonderful ‘Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular’ stage show hosted by the sisters during the party.”
New this year, Cathy developed three T-shirts resembling outfits worn by the Sanderson Sisters.
“Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes at this event, so the T-shirts are an easy way to create an instant Halloween outfit,” continued Cathy.
Other “Hocus Pocus” products include a black-colored Spirit Jersey adorned with a phrase uttered by the mischievous siblings, a cauldron-shaped mug, and a light-up ornament complete with a sculpted image of the trio.
Guests will also find returning favorites such as short and long-sleeved apparel, and a brightly colored ear hat ornament. Painted with orange, black and purple hues, each item shows Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse enjoying the festivities while dressed for the season.
Annual Passholders will discover several exclusively developed products, from a raglan top that has glow-in-the-dark printing to an Orange Bird collectible pin. These items will only be sold to Passholders, making them an extra special treat.
Other pins this year showcase Disney characters enjoying sweet party treats such as popcorn, cupcakes and candy.
A villain-inspired boxed pin set adds an element of mystery to the evening. There are 12 pins in this collection and each box contains two randomly selected pin, which includes four limited edition chaser pins. Each box contains two randomly selected pins.
Rounding out the event merchandise collection, guests will find a retail MagicBand with an edition size of 4,000. Presented in a decorative box with glow-in-the-dark ink, guests can use this MagicBand 2 design to unlock the magic of a Disney vacation, from going directly to their resort room after their arrival to effortless theme-park entry, FastPass+ redemption, Disney PhotoPass association and more.
The best locations to find these items during the event is Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. and Big Top Souvenirs in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland. Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland will also offer the event pins.
It might still be summer across the land, but fall has arrived at Walt Disney World Resort with the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom park.
During the event, which takes place on select nights August through October, guests can trick-or-treat throughout the park, enjoy attractions, spy spooky decor and visit Disney characters dressed in their very own Halloween costumes. Special event-exclusive entertainment includes “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks. Special fall and Halloween-themed treats also takeover.
This year, guests attending a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party can expect a few new “treats” during the event. The Mad Tea Party will offer a colorful ride as new lighting and effects give a new spin on the night.
At Pirates of the Caribbean, new pirates invade the classic attraction to interact with sailing guests who will join their search for “Gunpowder Pete.”
At Space Mountain, explorers will hurtle through deep space as a new soundtrack and special effects transform the adventure.
And Storybook Circus will welcome the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam, a dance party featuring some of your favorite Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates
- 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 tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Day-of tickets start at $85 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). For more, visit MickeyHalloween.com. Guests visiting in August or September can take advantage of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel room offer with discounts of up to 25%. For details visit DisneyWorld.com/enchanted-escape/. Guests visiting in October can take advantage of resort hotel discounts of up to 20%. For details visit DisneyWorld.com/magical-holidays-room/.
Mobile Order, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, is now available at Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
In case you aren’t familiar, Mobile Order offers a huge convenience to park guests. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they can tap the “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.
Mobile Order has already debuted at several other restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort including:
Magic Kingdom Park:
- Aloha Isle
- Casey’s Corner
- Columbia Harbour House
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
- Lunching Pad
- Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
- Pinocchio Village Haus
- Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (open seasonally)
- Electric Umbrella
- Liberty Inn
- Sunshine Seasons
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
- ABC Commissary
- Backlot Express
- Catalina Eddie’s
- Fairfax Fare
- Rosie’s All-American Café
Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
- Flame Tree Barbecue
- Harambe Market
- Satu’li Canteen
- D-Luxe Burger
- Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Please note, Mobile Orders accepts credit cards, debit cards, and the Disney Dining Plan for payment. The service is not currently able to offer Annual Passholder or Tables in Wonderland discounts. These discounts can only be applied at the counter.
Last October, Disneyland Resort unveiled plans for a brand new Four Diamond Hotel slated to open in 2021. This was said to transform the west end of the Downtown Disney District and anchor a new gateway to the Disneyland Resort. Now, due to a tax dispute over subsidies, the plans for the hotel have been put on hold indefinitely.
According to the Orange County Register, Disney executives pulled the project on Wednesday, August 15 saying they could not reach an agreement with the city over terms under which the hotel was to be constructed.
The article goes on to say that the move was in response to an Aug. 6 letter in which Anaheim City Attorney Robert Fabela wrote to Disney saying that a change in the site plan would make the hotel ineligible for expected tax incentive rebates.
“Given the city’s position that our project does not comply with the requirements of the Agreement, you have given us no other choice other than to put construction of the hotel on indefinite hold,” David Ontko, chief counsel for Disneyland Resort and International Parks & Resorts wrote to the city attorney Wednesday, Aug. 15.
City spokesman Mike Lyster said late Wednesday that officials “are disappointed the hotel isn’t moving forward.”
“This is one of the most coveted locations for a hotel in the Anaheim Resort, and it would join nearly a dozen other hotels under construction or set to start soon in the area,” Lyster said. “All the necessary planning is in place, and we would love to see it happen. Nothing has changed on that front.”
Many business in Downtown Disney District closed back in June to make way for the new 700-room hotel including Rainforest Cafe, ESPN Zone sports bar and restaurant, the AMC Theatres and the popular Earl of Sandwich eatery. This would have been the first hotel built at the Disneyland Resort in over two decades.