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Jack Skellington & Sally Debut at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 12th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties have returned to Magic Kingdom Park and guests are already enjoying one of the party’s new offerings: Meeting Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and his love, Sally.

Jack Skellington & Sally Debut at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

The party is the park’s debut appearance of these favorites from Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Be sure to look for them in the Town Square area of Main Street, U.S.A. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the ghoulish fun!

There are plenty of party dates left on the calendar this year: September 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1. Parties run from 7 p.m.-midnight (although your party ticket allows you entry as early as 4 p.m.). Party tickets are required and prices vary based on event night. Buy tickets now here.

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Hitchhiking Ghost Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card Debuts at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on September 5th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


When Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom Park next week, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom fans are in for an additional treat – the chance to pick up an event-exclusive game card!

Hitchhiking Ghost Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card Debuts at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Just in case you’re new to the game, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is an in-park interactive experience that allows guests join Merlin’s quest to defeat Disney Villains who are scheming to take over Magic Kingdom Park. Guests use maps to search for villain hideouts throughout the park, visit magic portals and use spell cards to foil a villain’s plan. The quest begins in the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A., where you can pick up key cards, spell cards and maps (additional cards can be purchased at select merchandise locations).

This special card features the Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion attraction and lets us “sorcerers” tap into the supernatural power that lies within the Haunted Mansion’s graveyard. Players can use the card to direct poltergeists to scare away any Disney villains they may come across on their journey.

This special event card will be distributed separately from the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card packs (yes, you can pick up both while attending the party). The Hitchhiking Ghost card is available at both the Magic Kingdom Firehouse and the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom location behind Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe during the party, and guests must register to play with their party ticket and event wristband in order to get one.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park Adds Jack Skellington, Monster Dance Parties for 2013

posted on August 12th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Can you believe that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties will return to Magic Kingdom Park in just one month? This year our special-ticket event, which celebrates Halloween with a special parade, fireworks and trick-or-treating, will also offer a rare character greeting opportunity, new Halloween entertainment and more.
Jack Skellington and Sally at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

This year’s event will mark the debut appearance of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) at Magic Kingdom Park. Look for the Pumpkin King and his love in the Town Square area of Main Street, U.S.A.

Phineas and Ferb will also take charge of the Creepa Crew this year. This group gets parade-goers warmed up for fun on Main Street, U.S.A., while they wait for the parade’s arrival.

Over in Tomorrowland, “Monsters, Inc.,” scarers Mike and Sulley will host their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance party on the Rockettower Plaza Stage. The stage has been completely transformed for this “monstrous” event. Here’s a hint – show up ready to scream your lungs out!

Trick-or-treating will also be enhanced this year with more than 220 tons of candy on order. In addition to trick-or-treat stations, there will also be two treat trails – pathways that you trick-or-treat through that offer multiple candy stops along the way. Our friends at Magic Kingdom Park also hinted that in addition to these locations, there may be one or two surprise treat locations to stop at as well.

Two returning party favorites are the Boo-to-You Halloween parade, which features the Headless Horseman, Disney characters in Halloween regalia and the ghostly inhabitants of The Haunted Mansion. Another is the Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular, which illuminates the park in glittering color and light.

Parties will take place from 7 p.m. – midnight on September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1. Prices vary based on event night. Buy tickets now here.

Oh, and don’t forget that dressing in costume is encouraged!

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Disney Parks Quick Hits: Resort Awards, Holiday Tickets and Wild Africa Trek Savings

posted on June 21st, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


We wanted to begin the day with a few quick updates for Disney Parks Blog readers, including some wonderful news for many of our resorts.

More Than 30 Disney Resorts Won the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award More Than 30 Disney Resorts Won the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award More Than 30 Disney Resorts Won the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

More than 30 resorts recently won the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. According to TripAdvisor, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on their site. Here are the lists of winners.

Tickets for Magic Kingdom Park Fall Special Events on Sale Now Tickets for Magic Kingdom Park Fall Special Events on Sale Now

Also, a quick reminder that tickets for fall special events taking place at Magic Kingdom Park are on sale, including tickets for this year’s Night of Joy, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.

Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom Offers Guests Up-Close Views of Some of the Park's Animals, Including Hippos

And if you’re looking for adventure this weekend, you can now get $50 off the price of Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when you book an experience for 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3:15 p.m., now through October 26, 2013. To book, call 407-WDW-TOUR.

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Tickets Now Available for Not-So-Scary Halloween, Very Merry Christmas Parties

posted on May 8th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Tickets for fall special events taking place at Magic Kingdom Park are now on sale, including tickets for this year’s Night of Joy, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.
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This year’s Night of Joy event will take place September 6-7, from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. nightly. The event features contemporary Christian rock, pop and gospel music, plus use of favorite Magic Kingdom Park attractions. This year’s lineup includes: MercyMe, Michael W. Smith/Steven Curtis Chapman, Skillet, Audio Adrenaline, Mandisa, For KING & COUNTRY, City Harbor, We As Human and Moriah Peters (September 6); and TobyMac, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli, Matthew West, Group 1 Crew, Building 429, Jamie Grace and Plumb (September 7). Single-day tickets start at $55 per person.
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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties return to the park September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1. From 7 p.m. to midnight, guests can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the park, attractions, special Halloween-themed entertainment and much more.
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Then Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will take place November 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22; and December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20. Parties include special holiday-themed entertainment, including a parade and fireworks, Disney characters in holiday attire, and much more.

Ticket prices for both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties vary per event date and if you purchase in advance or on the night of the event. For more details visit Walt Disney World Special Events & Tours. (Annual Passholders can call 407-560-PASS for additional information. Disney Vacation Club members can also call DVC Member Services at 800-800-9800.)

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Exclusive Disney PhotoPass ‘Magic Shots’ Available During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on October 5th, 2012 by Kelly Glassburn, Manager of Marketing & Communications, Disney’s PhotoPass Service


There are two things that I look forward to every fall: pumpkin-flavored lattes and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Sweets, laughs and costumes – what’s not to love?

This year, Disney PhotoPass photographers have a ghostly surprise for guests attending the event: two exclusive “Magic Shots” featuring the Hitchhiking Ghosts. Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party event nights only, photographers located in front of The Haunted Mansion, Liberty Square and the Adventureland bridge will pose you and your family alongside the iconic Disney Parks ghosts.

Exclusive Disney PhotoPass 'Magic Shots' Available During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

While they might not be visible to the naked eye, the Hitchhiking Ghosts will appear in your photo just like magic. These exclusive Magic Shots have become a Disney PhotoPass Service Halloween tradition and make a unique souvenir of your visit to Magic Kingdom Park during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Once the Magic Shot has been captured, a photographer will provide a PhotoPass card you can take to a PhotoPass Sales Center or enter the 16-digit code on the back of the card at DisneyPhotoPass.com to view your photos.

Want to take these exclusive Magic Shots and your Walt Disney World Resort memories home for one price? Disney PhotoPass Service’s newest product Disney PhotoPass+ might be right for you. With Disney PhotoPass+, you can have all your PhotoPass photos and participating attraction and dining photos for one price. Click here for more information and to order Disney PhotoPass+.

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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Fans Receive an Extra ‘Treat’ at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on September 25th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party yet this year?

If not, and you happen to be a fan of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive game, you won’t want to miss this year’s event. In addition to the simple fact that the party is an absolute blast of Halloween fun (with special entertainment, fireworks, trick-or-treating and more), this year’s guests can pick up a special Halloween-themed Sorcerers card that’s been designed exclusively for this event.
The 'Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Bag of Tricks' Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card, Available Only at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

This card, the “Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Bag of Tricks” card, will be handed out separately from the regular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card packs (and yes, you can pick up both while at the party). This card is available only at the Magic Kingdom Firehouse Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom location during the party, and guests must show their party ticket and wristband in order to get one.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Returns Tonight at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 11th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


As a child, fall, to me, meant falling leaves, pumpkin patches, and the countdown to Halloween and trick-or-treating.

As an adult, it means taking my family to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for our ultimate fix of Halloween fun. The event returns to Magic Kingdom Park tonight, with the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicking off at 7 p.m.

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The party is a special event that’s held on select evenings at the park, and purchase of a special ticket is required. Parties include trick-or-treating (for kids of all ages), performances of Mickey’s “Boo to You Parade” and Halloween-themed “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks, Disney characters in costume, access to theme park attractions and much more.

This year, I’m looking forward to experiencing the party’s new entertainment elements, including the Not-So-Scary Street Jam with the Creepa Crew, which will happen only on Main Street, U.S.A. The Creepa Crew will lead guests in a choreographed dance to China Anne McClain’s “Calling All the Monsters” (you can get a quick lesson here), as well as a performance to “Monster Mash.” This year’s “Boo To You” parade will also feature the Halloween debut of the Jolly Roger Pirate Flag Corps.

And then there’s the candy: A total of 215 tons have been trucked in for this fall’s 23 party nights. This year, guests can enjoy trick-or-treating at 16 different candy stations scattered throughout the park, including a new stop in Storybook Circus called Casey Jr.’s Candy Junction. The candy selection will also feature a few new additions, but you’ll have to see for yourself exactly what’s in store.

Remaining party dates are:

  • September 11, 14, 18 21, 25, 28, 30
  • October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30 and 31
  • November 2

Advance savings of $6 per ticket are available for select dates. Special after-hours tickets are required. For additional information, guests may visit www.disneyworld.com/halloween.

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The Most Magical Trick or Treat Celebration in the World at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on September 11th, 2012 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG


As we’re prepping for the Halloween season and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, I got some “sweet” inside information from Creative Entertainment Producer Gene Harding that I had to share with you. Take a look at this – I just got a hold of the 2012 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treat Location Map and I’m sharing it with you so you can map out your plan to capture as much candy possible before you even arrive on property.
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This year, there will be 11 candy spots, plus a few pop-up treat stations as well. And this year’s event will feature more candy than ever before – yum! (Check the Disney Parks Blog later today for Jennifer’s update on what you can expect.)

And if sugary candy is not your thing, there will be healthy options, too. You can exchange all your goodies, collected at the treat locations, for candy that fits your dietary needs, such as sugar-free candy, treats without nuts and healthy options too. Simply bring your candy to City Hall, and they’ll exchange your goodies for treats that meet your dietary restrictions.

Trick or Treat Pumpkins from Disney Floral & Gifts Trick or Treat Pumpkins from Disney Floral & Gifts

Now I bet you’re wondering what to bring to hold all your treats. There’s no need to bring a thing, because Disney Floral & Gifts created these light-up Trick or Treat Pumpkins. Each pumpkin is filled by one of our “basketeers” with a holiday Mickey or Minnie plush, treats, an autograph book and pen for the meet-and-greets, and a light-up pumpkin lanyard, plus a special trick inside. Your child can “treat” at the meet-and-greets with their very own exclusive pumpkin, and show a simple magical illusion as well! And, for easy transport home, the pumpkin is collapsible to enjoy now and for years to come. By the way, did you notice the bat-shaped tag that can be personalized with glow-in-the-dark thread, too? Truly one of a kind.
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Have teens? Sneak a peek at our “Spirited” Halloween Surprise that includes a blacklight flashlight to help guide them through the treat locations and ghostly evening with special Haunted Mansion insight to make their visit one that is simply to “die for”!
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But, if you’re one of those Halloween fans that wants the party in the park to continue in your Walt Disney World Resort room, check out the Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration 2012! It’s a personalized “not-so-scary” party for the whole family.

Only at Disney Parks can you experience one-of-a-kind spooktacular celebrations like these. To learn more, just visit www.Disneyflorist.com or call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT.

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Calling All the Monsters: Take Part in a Not-So-Scary Halloween Street Jam at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on August 31st, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


I absolutely love Halloween, and something I look forward to each fall is our family’s annual visit to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park.

This year, the party will feature something extra special for guests viewing the parade from Main Street, U.S.A. This will be the location of a new pre-parade, the Not-So-Scary Street Jam!, which will take place after the Headless Horseman passes and before the “Boo-To-You Parade” begins.

Check out the video below to learn the dance steps for the party’s new line dance, which will be performed to the song “Calling All the Monsters” by China Anne McClain.

Read more about the upcoming Halloween celebrations at Disney Parks in the posts below:

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