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Take Look Inside Mickey’s ‘Boo-to-You’ Parade at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


One of the guest-favorite offerings at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Parade, which takes place only during Halloween parties at Magic Kingdom Park.

This parade offers up Disney characters – including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy and many more – dressed in Halloween costumes. Special floats you’ll only see during this procession include a “Disney pirates” series, which features Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as Captain Hook and Peter Pan. Another “Boo-to-You” exclusive is a procession of “happy haunts” from the Haunted Mansion, including stalking gravediggers and the Hitchhiking Ghosts themselves.

Check out a sampling of the “Boo-to-You” fun below.

What’s your favorite element of this parade? Tell us in the comments section below!

For more about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park, visit the posts below:

‘Happy HalloWishes’ Fireworks Marks 10 Years of Not-So-Scary Fun

posted on September 21st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


The “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show is a highlight of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for many Disney guests.

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This year, the nighttime spectacular – which you can only see on one of the party nights – is marking its 10th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, we decided to go behind the scenes to see what putting on this fan favorite entails.

Follow along as Entertainment’s Bill Raws explains how the show’ haunting songs, “Grim Grinning Ghosts” and “This is Halloween,” set the stage for amazing fireworks. And how different colored fireworks are used to change the mood, and how much the crew loves wowing spectators with the show’s perimeter fireworks.

Have you seen “Happy HalloWishes”? What did you enjoy most about it? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Disney PhotoPass Service Tips during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on September 21st, 2015 by Kelly Glassburn, Manager of Marketing & Communications, Disney’s PhotoPass Service


Looking forward to the special Character Greetings and photo opportunities available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Disney PhotoPass Service has you covered!

To make the event picture perfect for you, we’re offering up some Disney PhotoPass tips:

Know where Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be located.
During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you’ll be able to find Disney PhotoPass Photographers at various locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park, as well as at party-exclusive Character greetings, like with Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear, The Seven Dwarfs, Queen of Hearts, Captain Jack Sparrow, and more!

Plus, some of your favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Winnie the Pooh will be dressed in their Halloween costumes, so don’t miss out on these amazing photo opportunities by being stuck behind the camera!

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Get Halloween-themed Magic Shots and Animated Magic Shots!
Disney PhotoPass Service is also giving you the chance to hitchhike with your favorite ghosts, dangle a poison apple over a boiling cauldron, and much more with festively themed Magic Shots and Animated Magic Shots!

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Please note that a Memory Maker entitlement is required to download Animated Magic Shots.

Purchase Memory Maker to get all of your Disney PhotoPass vacation and party photos for one price.

Want to download your Character Greeting shots, Magic Shots, and Animated Magic Shots for one price?

With the purchase of Memory Maker, a Disney PhotoPass Service product, you will receive unlimited digital downloads of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation memories, including your Disney PhotoPass photos from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, as well as photos from select attraction and dining locations.

Please note that Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions and Disney PhotoPass expiration policy.

Use the My Disney Experience Mobile App.
You can now view your Disney PhotoPass photos in the My Disney Experience mobile app!

And if you’ve purchased Memory Maker, you’ll be able to download and share your Disney PhotoPass photos from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party from your mobile device as soon as they appear in your Disney account!

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on September 20th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


This week, we debuted our new show, “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” during the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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The wicked Sanderson Sisters, who last appeared in Disney’s 1993 film “Hocus Pocus,” visit the mortal world for an all-new adventure, with a plan to use their magic to throw the best, evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard.

Blog author Shawn Slater talked with Show Director Denise Case, who gave us a first look at the Sanderson Sisters’ return.

“Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” is presented exclusively during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, held on special evenings through November 1 at Magic Kingdom Park.

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Also, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is underway and there’s a lot to experience this time of the year from Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy to the new dazzling nighttime entertainment courtesy of the ongoing Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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This weekend, enjoy our newest Disney Parks Blog wallpapers.

Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpapers before you download them, and check out our complete gallery of wallpapers on our special page.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week:

Dia de los Muertos Treats Debut at the Disneyland Resort – Fall is in the air at the Disneyland Resort, and festive Halloween treats have materialized in Candy Kitchens to kick off the season!

Halloween Tricks and Treats from Disney Floral & Gifts – It’s so much fun to dress up as a favorite character and celebrate the Halloween “Disney style.” Find out how to bring the magic to your Disney Resort room.

Disney Parks After Dark: A Unique View of ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks at Disneyland Park – Check out the new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks from a unique perspective.

First Look: Spellbinding New Halloween Novelty Items at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort – We’ve conjured up images of this year’s Halloween novelty souvenir items for an exclusive sneak peek on the Disney Parks Blog.

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Shows and Attractions Join ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks and More – Holidays at the Disneyland Resort begins November 13, and we’re excited to share details on what this dazzling holiday season will bring to Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and the Downtown Disney District.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey Enjoy a Dazzling Day at Disneyland Park – Singer and TV personality Nick Lachey and his wife, actress Vanessa Lachey, visited Disneyland park recently with their son Camden, who is celebrating his third birthday this month.

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: ‘Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular’ Debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returned to Magic Kingdom Park this week, and it’s return included the grand debut of the new stage show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”

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In the show, the Sanderson sisters – Winifred, Mary and Sarah – return to the mortal world with a plan to use their magic to throw the best Halloween party this side of the graveyard. To cast their spell, they aim to conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion, which requires “sinister shadows,” “nefarious nightmares” and “the powers of frightful friends.” And who would be friends with such mischievous witches? The Disney villains like Dr. Facilier and Oogie Boogie to Maleficent, Jafar, Captain Hook, and Lady Tremaine, of course!

Check out the show’s photos above – or click here for a video of the show.

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Watch ‘Happy HalloWishes’ Fireworks LIVE Tonight at 10 p.m.

posted on September 18th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


UPDATE: This live stream has concluded. Please keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for future streaming opportunities.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is already underway at Magic Kingdom Park. Tonight we’ll stream “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks right here on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 10 p.m.

"Happy HalloWishes" Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom

In the meantime, we want to know where you’re watching from. Tell us in the comments section below or share your location on Twitter with the hashtag #NotSoScary.

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Watch Mickey’s ‘Boo-To-You’ Parade LIVE at 8:35 p.m.

posted on September 18th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


UPDATE: This live stream has concluded. Please keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for future streaming opportunities.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is already underway at Magic Kingdom Park. Tonight we’ll be streaming all the fun of Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Parade right here on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 8:30 p.m.

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This post will be updated with the live stream box as the time nears. Please keep in mind that the “Mickey’s Boo To You Parade” live stream steps off in Frontierland and it will take a few minutes to reach the live stream view.

We’ll be back at 10 p.m. with a live stream of the party’s “Happy HalloWishes” Fireworks.

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New Merchandise Debuts for Halloween Parties at Disney Parks

posted on September 18th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Who has plans to head to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort or Mickey’s Halloween Party this year at the Disneyland Resort? I’ve had the opportunity over the years to attend both and it’s definitely a treat!

If you’re curious as to the commemorative themed merchandise you’ll find on shelves this year, look no further. This year, expect to find, apparel items for adults and kids, including both long and short sleeved options, a ladies cut tee and fleece. Tip: Look closely, as certain elements on each of the apparel items have glow-in-the-dark features and there’s also another subtle difference, can you find it?

What else? Pins, of course! This year’s releases for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park include a limited release logo pin and mystery set, several limited editions, a tiered boxed set and framed set. Tip: Passholders keep an eye out for a pin featuring Chip n’ Dale created just for you. Mickey’s Halloween Party pins for the Disneyland Resort will include a limited edition booster set, a Halloween Screams pin, an Annual Passholder Goofy Halloween pin as well as a logo pin featuring Mummy Pluto terrified of Vampire Mickey. Which one will you “treat” yourself to?

East Coast fans! Keep an eye out for this year’s limited edition (4000) MagicBand, which comes complete in a decorative box and will retail for $29.95 (plus tax). So whether you choose to link your retail MagicBand now or later, there’s no doubt they make great souvenirs and gifts.

Where can you find all of these commemorative items and more?

Magic Kingdom Park locations
Emporium – Main Street, U.S.A. (apparel, MagicBands)
Frontier Trading Post – Frontierland (pins)
Mickey’s Star Trader – Tomorrowland (apparel)

Disneyland Resort locations
Emporium – Main Street, U.S.A.
Pieces of Eight– New Orleans Square
Pioneer Mercantile – Frontierland
Star Trader – Tomorrowland

Are you ready for the Halloween fun to begin?

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Watch ‘Mickey’s Boo To You Parade’ & ‘Happy HalloWishes Fireworks’ Live on the Disney Parks Blog Sept. 18 at 8:35 & 10 p.m.

posted on September 17th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Halloween is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. Earlier this week, we celebrated the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with 300 of our readers at a special in-park event. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ll share the return of the Halloween season with all of you this Friday, right here on the Disney Parks Blog. We’ll be live streaming “Mickey’s Boo To You Parade” & “Happy HalloWishes Fireworks” at 8:35 p.m. & 10 p.m.

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The “Mickey’s Boo To You Parade” live stream will kick off first at 8:30 p.m. (Parade steps off in Frontierland at 8:35 p.m., so please note it will take a few minutes to reach the live stream view).
"Happy HalloWishes" fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom

Then at 10 p.m., we’ll be back live with “Happy HalloWishes Fireworks.”

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Fans Celebrate Halloween at the Disney Parks Blog ‘Not-So-Scary’ Party

posted on September 17th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Earlier this week, 300 Disney Parks Blog readers joined our team to celebrate the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the debut performance of the new stage show “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”

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As a part of the Disney Parks Blog “Not-So-Scary” Party, our guests met up at Hall of Presidents to hear more about the making of the show, the details on the costumes and more from the team who worked to bring the show to life.

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Our guests also had a chance to show off their costumes before heading out for VIP viewing of the show and “Mickey’s Boo To You Parade.”

Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for future event opportunities.

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