October 18, 2016
Five reasons to visit Disney World during Halloween!

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  • During select days in September and October, the Magic Kingdom will close its normal operating hours at 7PM and commence Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
  • The Halloween party is a ticketed event separate from regular park admission. So on days with the Halloween party, a regular park ticket will grant you access to the park from opening-7:00PM. If you want to stay through the night for the special Halloween events (which you should), you need to buy a separate special ticket for admission.

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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

  • The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus put on a show several times a night on select days in front of Cinderella’s castle. You can see a clip of the action here.
  • There’s rock themed Halloween music, cool lighting, singing, and fireworks!
  • A wide cast of villains joins along including Oogie Boogie, Maleficent, Hades, Cruella de Vil, and more!
  • If you’re at the Magic Kingdom for the Halloween party, you should definitely take the time to see this unique show which you can’t see any other time of year.

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Happy HalloWishes Fireworks

  • Disney’s villains light up Cinderella’s castle with special Halloween fireworks, music, and lights!
  • I’d definitely recommend seeing this show. It’s very different from the normal fireworks Disney does every night over Cinderella’s castle. You can see a clip of the HalloWishes Fireworks here!

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Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

  • Watch as a stream of Disney characters parades through the park with “Boo-to-You” music. You’ll see some cool villains during the parade.
  • I’d say the parade was nothing too special. If you’ve seen other Disney parades you won’t miss much by skipping this as it’s fairly similar to the daytime parades.
  • The best part is seeing a headless horseman riding through the streets with eerie music playing!

Scream-o-Ween Dance Party

  • This is a Monsters Inc dance party located in Tomorrowland. You’ll find Mike and Sully dancing with park guests.
  • This is entertaining if you have kids who want to dance or burn off extra energy, but aside from that I’d put this at the bottom of my to-do list as there are many better activities you can be doing for the Halloween Party.

What to do

  • Many of the main attractions and popular rides will remain open after 7:00 PM for guests to enjoy.
  • Visit thirteen locations throughout the Magic Kingdom to Trick-or-Treat and collect candy from giant barrels.
  • Feel free to come dressed in your Halloween costume! You’ll see tons of visitors dressed up with their kids.
  • Meet exclusive Disney Characters!
    • There are twenty locations throughout the park to greet and take pictures with various Disney characters, some of whom you’ll only be able to meet during the Halloween season.
    • Some notable characters to meet include-Tinker Bell, Tarzan, Jack Skellington, Sally, all Seven Dwarfs, Cruella de Vil, and the Queen of Hearts.