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Lots of Treats (No Tricks!) for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on September 19th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


One of the most fun things about fall is all the pumpkin-scented goodies and raiding the kids’ trick-or-treat bags, but we have so many more treats in store just for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that kicked off September 10 in Magic Kingdom Park and runs on select evenings through November 1.

Chocolate Mummy Cupcake at Main Street Bakery

Peanut Butter Chocolate Spider Whoopie Pie at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A. Candy Corn Vanilla Ice Cream with Surprise Candy Corn at the Bottom of the Cone at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland

The good thing about these treats: you’ll find them in the park all day long.

  • Caramel apple slush at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland, a sour apple sip with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
  • Candy corn vanilla cupcake, chocolate mummy cupcake and decorated sugar cookies at Main Street Bakery.
  • Spiced pumpkin waffle sundae at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square, topped with vanilla soft-serve ice cream and dusted with cinnamon sugar and spooky sprinkles.
  • Chocolate ghost cupcakes at Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland with a mound of “dirt,” (Oreo crumbles) and topped with a marshmallow ghost.
  • Candy corn vanilla ice cream with surprise candy corn at the bottom of the cone at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland.

Table service restaurants will add seasonal sweets, too.

  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A., is serving Peanut Butter Chocolate Spider Whoopie Pie, as well as the-popular “bat cake” – a bat-shaped chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting (available at dinner on party nights only).
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland, there’s a blood orange and chocolate cream puff filled with “dripping blood-orange mousse,” and a Poisoned Caramel Apple Cupcake (vanilla with caramelized apples).
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table is featuring the Evil Queen’s “Brew-le,” vanilla crème brûlèe with “eyeballs, bones and bubbled sugar.”
  • Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square is offering a Halloween trio dessert with cake “eyeballs,” pumpkin pudding and almond “witches’ fingers.”

Souvenir popcorn buckets and orange and purple cotton candy are found at carts found throughout the park.

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Hundreds Attend Disney Parks Blog #NotSoScary Halloween Treat-Up at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 17th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Hundreds Attend Disney Parks Blog #NotSoScary Meet-Up at Magic Kingdom Park

Ghosts, princesses and even Disney villains were a few favorite costumes of the night as hundreds of Disney Parks Blog readers joined the fun at our #NotSoScary Halloween “Treat-Up” at Magic Kingdom Park.

Tara Anderson and Denise Case from Walt Disney World Entertainment

Our meet-up began at Tomorrowland Terrace with photos, caricatures and even special signed posters by Disney artists for some lucky guests on Friday the 13th. Then, the group learned firsthand how Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties are created and how best to experience it all from Walt Disney World Entertainment show director Tara Anderson and Denise Case from creative development at Walt Disney World Entertainment.

Guests Get a Sneak Peek Inside Princess Fairytale Hall

As a special surprise for readers, “Treat Up” attendees got a sneak peek inside Princess Fairytale Hall before the official grand opening on September 18. But before heading over to New Fantasyland, Walt Disney Imagineers Jason Grandt and Pam Rawlins talked about the attraction and shared a few stories about how it was created.

Hundreds Attend Disney Parks Blog #NotSoScary Meet-Up at Magic Kingdom Park


To wrap the night, guests were able to return to Tomorrowland Terrace for VIP viewing of “Celebrate the Magic” and “Happy HalloWishes.”

Thank you to everyone who attended the “Treat Up” – the costumes at this year’s event were the best yet. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for information about our next meet-up opportunity.

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Party in Style During Halloween Time at Disney Parks

posted on September 16th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Halloween time is here … and you know what that means? Nights filled with fright, delight and tricks and treats at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park and Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park. So if you are planning to attend either party and celebrate the “spirit” of the season, then I’m going to make sure you do it in style.

Keep a close eye out for commemorative T-shirts for youth and adults featuring the following artwork.

Commemorative Halloween T-shirts at Disney Parks

If you’re still deciding on whether or not to attend one of the parties on either coast, but you know that these shirts have to become part of your Halloween wear, be sure to take part in a special online shopping opportunity via www.disneystore.com/parkevents, September 18 – 24, 2013.

Now if it’s Halloween-themed pins that you would rather “treat” yourself to, check these out.

Halloween-themed Pins at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park Halloween-themed Pins at Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

Want to see more pins featuring Goofy with the Headless Horseman, a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary mystery set, a 20th anniversary Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” pin, or Mickey and friends dressed in their Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” best? Check out DisneyPins.com for all the details. Oh and Annual Passholders, make sure you look for the special Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween pin created just for you.

Don’t worry… specially created pins were made for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Halloween Time too, including a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder pin featuring Chip ‘n’ Dale that I guarantee you’ll go “nuts” for.

Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder Pin For Mickey's Halloween Party

If you’re curious if there’s anything to sink your teeth into… check out some of the terrifying treats coming your way from our candy kitchens. They’re to die for…

Hope you have a spook-tacular time!

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Boo To You! The Headless Horseman Rides Through Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 13th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Every year, my family and I attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and for us, the “Mickey’s ‘Boo To You’ Parade” is a must-see. By far, one of the most thrilling moments of the procession is the ride of the Headless Horseman. For me, that’s the moment I know the Halloween season has officially arrived!

But of course, trick-or-treating at the party is also a ton of fun – which seems to be someone else’s favorite party activity, too. Take a look.

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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.

For more about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, click the links below:

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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.

Can’t wait to test this card out? Share your excitement in the “Comments” section below!


Want to learn more about Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom? Check out these past blog posts:

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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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