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Take The ‘Scream-No-More Challenge’ At Hong Kong Disneyland

posted on October 18th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


As much as I love celebrating Halloween at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park, I do love to see how our other parks – especially our international ones – celebrate this time of year.

Hong Kong Disneyland Launches ‘Scream-No-More Challenge’

This fall, Hong Kong Disneyland launched a new Halloween offering as a part of their Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration. It’s called the “Scream-No-More Challenge” and allows guests to explore the seven lands at the park, stopping at attractions and scare checkpoints that test their ability to hold back screams. Checkpoints include a new Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire, Grizzly Gulch Halloween Fair, Tomorrowland Party Zone, and more. (Some guests may even scream with delight when they see Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends dressed up in Halloween attire!).

The offering will run Thursdays-Sundays through October 31, at the park. Be sure to check out the photo gallery above for more.

To see how Halloween is celebrated at other Disney Parks, check out the list of stories below.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Disney’s Haunted Halloween Returns to Hong Kong Disneyland

posted on October 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo is great shot that was taken at Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Haunted Halloween celebration At Hong Kong Disneyland

Here, the park’s hub area in front of the castle has become occupied by the Chernabog from “Fantasia” as a part of the park’s Scream No More challenge – checkpoints throughout the park that are so spooky they dare guests not to scream. What an amazing sight!

Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration runs through October 31 at the park, and also includes live entertainment in Tomorrowland, guest makeovers at the “Boo-Tique”, a Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire in Adventureland, more than 100 special treats and kinds of merchandise, and much more.

Check out this list of related blog posts to see how other parks around the world are celebrating Halloween after dark!

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Phineas & Ferb Join The Creepa Crew At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on October 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


“Mom! Look what Phineas and Ferb are doing!”

Attention “Phineas & Ferb” fans – Candace’s favorite brothers have joined the Creepa Crew this year at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Their mission? To get the (Halloween) party started on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park.

Watch Phineas & Ferb Lead the Creepa Crew at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

This fun Halloween pre-parade gets the crowd warmed up just after the Headless Horseman passes and before the “Boo-To-You Parade” begins. Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on how you can join the “crew” in their dance to China Anne McClain’s “Calling All the Monsters”.

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VIDEO: Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

posted on October 16th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park, so I thought I’d take the video crew and see what’s new. The Monsters U Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace and the tricked-out Treat Trails were some of the highlights, but I have to say seeing all the guests’ creative costumes was the real treat for me.

There is still time to join the party! For ticket information, click here. What will you be wearing to Mickey’s Halloween Party this year?


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No Tricks, Just Treats at the New DisneyQuest Halloween Party

posted on October 16th, 2013 by Darcy Clark, Marketing Manager, Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, partly for the candy but mostly because I love any excuse to dress up. As a kid, there was always something magical about putting on a costume, going trick-or-treating (especially when the holiday fell on a school night!) then trading candy with my sister into the wee hours.

New DisneyQuest Halloween Party Coming to Downtown Disney

This year, I think families will find even more to be excited about with the brand new Downtown Disney Halloween offering at DisneyQuest. Similar to the popular DisneyQuest New Year’s Eve event, this party is perfect for families – with unlimited DisneyQuest games, two DJ dance parties, character meet ‘n’ greets, photo ops and of course, trick-or-treating. It’s five floors of fun with something for everyone! And, no surprise, dressing up is encouraged … there’s even a costume contest that makes every kid a winner!

With Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party already sold out for October 31st, I imagine tickets will go fast for this party, too!

New DisneyQuest Halloween Party Coming to Downtown Disney

Tickets are $45 in advance and $54 if you purchase the day of the event. To book your place at the party, or for more information, call (407) W-DISNEY.

In the meantime, get more info here, then let me know what your family will be dressing up as this year – any Disney costumes out there?

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Disney Villains Wallpaper Series: Snow White’s Evil Queen

posted on October 15th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week, our celebration of the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party continues with a new Disney villains wallpaper here on the Disney Parks Blog.

This week’s downloadable wallpaper was created by Disney artist Jeff Maurer and features the Evil Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” I love this version of the Disney Parks Blog logo – don’t you? To download for your computer or mobile device, simply click on the image below.
Evil Queen from 'Snow White'

Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

Is the Evil Queen your favorite Disney villain to see in our parks? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Disney Villains Take Over the Disneyland Resort During Halloween Time

posted on October 15th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


It’s the most wonderful time of the year … to be a Disney Villain. Yes, your favorite devious divas and horrible henchmen have run amok here at the Disneyland Resort during Halloween Time! You can see them at Mickey’s Halloween Party on select nights and at the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree until October 31. Check out the video below to see what happens when the Disneyland Resort is taken over by Disney Villains!


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Photo Gallery: Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Debuts at Disneyland Paris

posted on October 11th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Mickey’s Halloween Celebration has arrived at Disneyland Paris, with the resort’s Disneyland Park offering a month of fall fun, including seasonal decor, special character meet and greets, and must-see Halloween entertainment like the “Villains Mix & Mingle” show.

Mickey’s Halloween Celebration Debuts at Disneyland Paris

As part of the celebration, Mickey Mouse and friends are holding a special parade that’s inspired by harvest time. The procession features Clarabelle, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Donald and Daisy – and other friends – in Halloween costumes and seasonal attire. The parade will step off three times daily, throughout the month of October.

Special Halloween character greeting opportunities also exist with Goofy in a candy shop background, Jack Skellington and Sally in a cemetery setting, and plenty of Disney villains.

The celebration will culminate October 31, with a special Disney’s Halloween Party. From 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Disneyland Park will offer guests the chance to enjoy additional offerings with Disney villains, ghosts, and mysterious atmosphere.

Read these posts to learn how Halloween is celebrated at other Disney Parks

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Disney Parks After Dark: Phantom Manor in Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris

posted on October 10th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photos were snapped in Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris of one of the park’s spookiest attractions – Phantom Manor, the park’s version of what we know here at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts as The Haunted Mansion.
“Phantom

Phantom Manor opened at Disneyland Paris April 12, 1992, in the Frontierland area of the park. This attraction features a slightly different backstory than The Haunted Mansion. It specifically focuses on the Ravenswood family, Western settlers who struck it rich during the gold rush and were later affected by a series of mysterious demises.
“Phantom

Thanks to photographer Tom Bricker for these great shots.

Which Disney Parks attraction do you think is scarier to experience at night? Tell us in the “Comments” section below. Be sure to check out our list of “Related Stories” to see how Halloween is celebrated at Disney Parks around the world.

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Come ‘Gourd’ Yourself on Fall Favorites at Disney Parks

posted on October 10th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Here’s a look at 13 Terrifying Treats that are bound to make this “spirited” season a bit more thrilling.

This first treat is a “mirror” image of what I showed you just a few weeks ago. From what I hear, this skull caramel apple is covered in white chocolate, taking on the look of a particular “poisoned apple” and is by far the tastiest treat of them all.

Skull Caramel Apples at Disneyland Resort

Who wouldn’t want to try this frightfully delicious cake pop which has been covered in creamy white chocolate, dusted in orange sanding sugar and decorated as a jack-o-lantern?

 Pumpkin Cake Pop at Disneyland Resort

Will you dare to get wrapped up in trying our Mickey Mummy inspired cake pop?

Mummy Cake Pop at Disneyland Resort

Get tangled up in the web of this creepy crawly spider cake pop decorated with wriggly gummy worms and covered in milk chocolate.

Spider Cake Pop at Disneyland Resort

You might consider this next treat hauntingly good fun. Tart green apples have been covered in ghostly white chocolate and decorated to resemble a simply “boo-tiful” Mickey Mouse. Give it a try.

Ghost Caramel Mickey Apple at Disneyland Resort

This treat is no trick. The fluffy marshmallows and crispy pretzel rods take on a frightfully new look this Halloween.

Halloween Pretzel at Disneyland Resort Halloween Marshmallow Wand at Disneyland Resort

Now this is Halloween! This decadent chocolate cake pop has been immersed in creamy white chocolate and has been given a “nightmarish” twist – resembling none other than … Jack Skellington.

Jack Skellington Cake Pop at Disneyland Resort

If you fall under the spell of this delicious caramel treat, have no fear it is available all year round.

Caramel Apple at Disneyland Resort

The next step for you is to try our creamy pumpkin-flavored fudge – if you haven’t already. I know it’s a favorite among our Disney fans.

Pumpkin Fudge at Disneyland Resort

If you love the pumpkin fudge, than be sure to try our crunchy caramelized brittle which has has been combined with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin seeds. It’s wickedly good!

Pumpkin Brittle at Disneyland Resort

Can you guess “witch” apple I love the best? Be sure to try the colorful Halloween Minnie apple, which has been adorned purple chocolate witch hat. Keep an eye out, the apple bears a striking similarity to the costume worn my Minnie herself at Halloween Carnival at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree.

Halloween Minnie Caramel Apple at Disneyland Resort

Heads will roll after one taste of this crisp green apple which has been covered in smooth caramel, creamy white chocolate and orange sanding sugar.

Pumpkin Caramel Apple at Disneyland Resort

These fluffy cupcakes are covered with sweet Halloween-inspired frosting and have been topped off with none other than a decorative Mickey ear hat.

Halloween Cupcake at Disneyland Resort

You know there’s always room for one more. So how could I leave this next one out. If you like what you’ve seen so far, there’s no doubt in my mind that you will dig our Gourmet Apple for October… “Dirt and Worms.” Enough said – check it out!

Dirt and Worms Apple at Disneyland Resort

All of these amazing treats are available now at candy kitchens throughout the Disneyland Resort, including Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A. and the Hunny Spot in Critter Country at Disneyland park; Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District; and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure park.

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