Planners take note!
Two of the biggest questions we get on the Disney Parks Blog around this time of year is “WHEN are the dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party?”
Well, wait no longer!
This year, our Magic Kingdom Park Halloween event will be held 25 nights throughout the months of September, October and November; and our signature Holidays event at the Magic Kingdom Park will be 20 nights in November and December.
Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are:
- September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27
- October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
- November 1
Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are:
- November 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 29
- December 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are specially-ticketed events where the Magic Kingdom comes alive with decorations, special entertainment and tons of fun!
Tickets for both events will go on sale in April.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more information about the events including on sale dates and ticket prices.
For more information or to book your resort stay, check out Disneyworld.com.
Our Halloween celebrations at Disney Parks around the world finally came to a grand finale last night, on October 31.
From Mickey’s Halloween Party and Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park and Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Walt Disney World Resort, this year’s festivities had a lot of fun to offer guests. Be sure to click through the gallery above for a full look at the fun!
The pumpkin carvers at the Halloween Carnival in Disneyland park continued creating Disney Side-inspired masterpieces. Check out some of Paul Hiffmeyer’s favorites in this slideshow.
And now…it’s onto the holidays!
Earlier this week, we shared the latest in our series of amazing free hand “light painting” artwork in the air with colored LED penlights. The Halloween-inspired art was so popular, we’re sharing a special wallpaper created especially for Disney Parks Blog readers.
There are more great “light painting” images to see in our original post.
It sure looks like a Happy Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland, where guests are enjoying “Disney’s Haunted Halloween” celebration.
All month long, guests have been meeting Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes, attending spooky stage shows, enjoying special menu items and snapping up special Halloween merchandise. For a look inside the celebration, be sure to click through the gallery above.
Happy Halloween! If you didn’t get a chance to visit Frontierland and enjoy the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, check out the amazing pumpkin carvers and see their fantastic creations in the slideshow below (these are some of my favorites). Which pumpkin is your favorite?
Inside the Haunted Mansion, anything can happen. As things go bump in the night, your eyes also play tricks on you. “Is this haunted room actually stretching?”
In 2011, we debuted a Haunted Mansion-themed optical illusion that featured our phantom friends, The Hitchhiking Ghosts.
This year, we’re back with another Halloween treat (and a trick) for fans of the classic attraction. A haunted hallway with a floating candelabra serves as the inspiration for this apparitional optical illusion.
All of the trickery was done without the use of any video special effects. At the end of the short video, the spooky secret is revealed. Happy Halloween!
It’s Halloween week and we’re back at Magic Kingdom Park creating some amazing free hand “light painting” artwork in the air with colored LED penlights.
The Hitchhiking Ghosts and our 12 other Halloween-themed “light paintings” were drawn without a guide or template during an after-hours park visit. Each image was drawn quickly and with skill by Matt Stewart, a Yellow Shoes Creative Group Art Director. And while Matt “drew” the art, Paul Chase, a Disney Parks Content Producer, used long camera exposures to capture each move of the penlight.
Matt and Paul have used this same technique to create “light paintings” that featured the iconic profile of Mickey Mouse, an impressive American Flag in front of Cinderella Castle and the galaxy’s most famous villain, Darth Vader.
Let us know your favorite “light painting” in the comments and keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more light art at Disney Parks.
(*Note: Matt and Paul were in a very controlled environment with proper personnel on-site. If you attempt an artful creation like this, please insure proper safety measures are taken.)
To see more “light painting” artwork at Magic Kingdom Park, visit the posts below:
As Halloween approaches in just a few days, the party is already in full swing at Tokyo Disney Resort, where both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are hosting “Disney’s Halloween” celebrations.
At Tokyo Disneyland, guests can enjoy the Happy Halloween Harvest Parade, which features seven fall-themed floats and Disney characters in costumes. Families can also experience The Haunted Mansion in a whole new way, with Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare temporarily enhancing the attraction’s existing storyline. The park has also been festooned with Halloween decor, and guests can end their night with special Halloween fireworks.
Over at Tokyo DisneySea, guests are enjoying “New York Halloween Follies,” a Halloween party that’s themed to the roaring 20s, hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Guests can also visit Lido Isle to spy a performance by some festive skeletons or head to Lost River Delta to attend Chip and Dale’s Skeleton Fiesta.
Be sure to click through the photo gallery above for a look at the fun.
If you’ve wandered past Zocalo Park during Halloween Time at Disneyland park, you have probably noticed our Dia de los Muertos celebration. But do you know the story behind this elaborate display? Join my fellow Disneyland Resort cast member, Norma, as she explains this tradition.
See our Dia de los Muertos display at Disneyland park now through November 2.
There are still a couple of days before Halloween is officially here, but the celebration is well under way at Disney Parks. Whether you’re enjoying Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, this fashion forward look is perfect for a day or night of fright-less fun.
Jack Skellington takes center stage on this comfy, purple hued sweatshirt, a nod to his royal pedigree as the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. Pair it with black denim or leggings and black flats. We chose the patent Mickey ballet flats from our merchandise collection. The Skellington print is subtly repeated in the purple and black cotton scarf, the perfect layering piece for cool fall evenings. Accessorize with an arm party featuring one of the newest Alex + Ani for Disney designs. The Jack Skellington bangle is a nice touch for the season or fun any time of year when stacked with the Disneyland or Walt Disney World bangles you may already have in your collection. And don’t be afraid to mix gold and silver tone metals. The contrast will add even more interest to your look.