Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – It’s Spooktacular
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – It’s Spooktacular
Kate K.

We’ve covered Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party before. It’s a fall staple at Walt Disney World since it’s official debut in 1995. Before that first party, there were occasional Halloween themed events in WDW, but they were usually only held on an actual day, or they were held at the resorts and not the parks. And MNSSHP started out the same with a small event being held on one day. But it was so popular that it continued to grow until it was spread out over 4 months with multiple days to choose from.

If you want to know more about how the party works, you can read one of our older posts. And we have a guide on what kind of costumes you can wear to the party as well. But if you want to know what’s new for this year’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, then read on!

It’s Spooktacular

We covered one of Disney’s newest innovations when we talked about Jack Skellington’s storytelling debut. This time we’re going to focus on the new nighttime show itself.

Happy Hallowishes was the staple nighttime show for the party from 2005 to 2018. It replaced the less well themed ‘Fantasy in the Sky’ show when Wishes became the new regularly scheduled nighttime spectacular. Hallowishes was special though. Before guests were treated to the same nighttime show with a short Halloween themed finale. But with Happy HalloWishes: A Grim Grinning Ghosts Spooktacular in the Sky they were getting a brand new show just for the event.

That trend has continued now that the old show has retired. Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular! follows in the footsteps of Happily Ever After and uses projection mapping in conjunction with fireworks, and the Jack Skellington puppet narrator, to tell a full, not so spooky, story for guests of the party.

The show follows Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy as they explore a haunted house on Halloween night. The show features scenes from the Haunted Mansion, Disney Villains and classic Disney songs crafted together for an adventure fully fitting the season.

Boo To You

Josh Hallet Boo To You Via Flicker
Photo Courtesy of Josh Hallet Via Flicker

The Boo To You Parade is another mainstay of the Halloween party. And this year there are new floats mixed in with old familiar friends. The parade draws more from classic Disney attractions than Disney Films. And every part of the park is represented.

Fantasyland is represented by Peter Pan and the Neverland gang. Adventureland’s representative is the Pirate’s of the Carribean float. Liberty Square comes in the guise of the Haunted Mansion complete with grave diggers, Hitchhiking ghosts, the Groundskeeper and dancing ghosts. Frontierland comes down the road with Clarabell Cow, Henrietta Hen, Chip and Dale, and the Country Bears.

Josh Hallet via Flicker

In the past Tomorrowland wasn’t well represented. This year changed that with the addition of the Incredibles and Edna Mode (and lots of cape jokes). And Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters has its own float as well. Main Street USA is present and accounted for with Goofy’s Candy Emporium (under new Sugar Rush management). And of course, no Halloween party would be complete without the villains. It’s a fun parade and one of the biggest draws at the party.

Desert Parties

Now adding an extra ticketed event on top of another ticketed event may be a bit much for most guests. But if you want to get prime viewing for both the parade and the firework show then you can sign up for Cruella’s Halloween Hideaway.

The Extra event takes place on select nights from 9:30 to 12:30 and features exclusive seating for the second showing of Boo To You. The meal includes hors d’oevres and finger food and an exclusive meet and greets with Cruella herself. The only downside is that you cant see the fireworks from Tony’s Town Square where the party is held.

But if you want to attend a Firework dessert party, there is one at the Tomorrowland Terrace. Cruella’s party will cost you $99 per adult on top of the usual ticket price, while the Fireworks dessert party will cost you $84.

These are three of the additions and updates you can expect at this year’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. If you see anything else that’s new, or if you just want to share your favorites, drop us a line below!


Kate K.

Kate K. is a freelance writer, artist, designer, and programmer. She has been working with Homes4uu as our primary blogger, graphic designer, webmaster, and social media manager since 2014. You can also find Kate on her homesite www.k8ilyeverafter.com and her blog k8ilyeverafterpresents.com.

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