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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.
“2012

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.
“'Spirited'

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”!
“Mickey’s

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.

Check out the upcoming Halloween celebrations at Disney Parks in the posts below:

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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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Tickets On Sale for Not-So-Scary, Very Merry Events at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on May 2nd, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


I’m such a planner – especially when it comes to vacations. In the time leading up to any big trip, I’m making reservations, planning out our days, and picking out extra activities just in case it rains.

Buy Your Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary, Very Merry Events at Walt Disney World Resort, On Sale Now

Those of you who are already busy planning fall vacations will be happy to hear that tickets are now on sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event held on select evenings at Magic Kingdom Park. Purchase of an additional admission ticket is required to attend, and plenty of fun is in store, including trick-or-treating, performances of Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade and Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, Disney characters in costume, themed décor and much more.

Parties will take place:

  • September 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 and 30
  • October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31
  • November 2

Book Now: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event that takes place on select nights at Magic Kingdom Park throughout the holiday season. Don’t miss Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, a very special holiday fireworks display, live entertainment with your favorite characters, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., free hot cocoa and cookies, and so much more! Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend.

Parties will take place:

  • November 9, 12, 15, 16, 25, 27, 29 and 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21

Book Now: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

TIP: Purchasing tickets ahead of event dates may get you a discount of $10 per ticket!

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Vintage Walt Disney World: Mickey Gets a Sweet Tooth

posted on October 13th, 2011 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Did you know that the Not-So-Scary fun at Magic Kingdom Park started 16 years ago? Now that I realize this, there are about five years of sweet treats and character meet-and-greets that I’ve missed out on. Boo! (To you and you and you).

Vintage Walt Disney World: Mickey Gets a Sweet Tooth

I decided to dig in the archives for something from the very first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 1996 and I found this photograph of some of the Disney Characters dressed up for the first party. Chip ‘n Dale are ghosts, Mickey is a pirate, Pluto is dressed in Hawaiian attire and Maleficent as Maleficent. (Apparently, she doesn’t feel as if she needs a costume…). This year, it took 10 tractor-trailers to bring all 241 tons of candy from California to Orlando that will be handed out at the Magic Kingdom Park this Halloween season. With more than 40 different kinds of candy in three different mixes, I’m off to get my sweet tooth on. I just need to find a costume first.

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A Halloween ‘Treat’ from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 23rd, 2011 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


UPDATE: We’ve released information on the 2012 edition of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Halloween has arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort! Last week, my husband, son (dressed as a young Jack Sparrow) and I attended one of our favorite events of the year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park.

The parties, which require a separate ticket, take place after the park closes and features attractions, trick-or-treat stations, special entertainment and more. By far, one of my favorite offerings is Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade, which is led by the Headless Horseman and his sturdy steed. The parade also features Disney characters in colorful costumes, characters inspired by The Haunted Mansion, and floats themed after Disney villains, pirates, Goofy’s Candy Co., and more.

This year’s parade features the addition of three new Disney characters: Angelica (from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh), and Doctor Facilier (The Princess and the Frog). In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a little “treat” for you!

Parties run throughout September and October. All entertainment is subject to change.

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Boo to You: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Scares Up Fun at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on September 13th, 2011 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


UPDATE: We’ve released information on the 2012 edition of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Scares Up Fun at Magic Kingdom Park

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by attending a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park.

Parties, which take place from 7 p.m. – midnight on select evenings September-November, feature trick-or-treat locations, Disney characters in costume, enhanced holiday décor and special stage shows. Two major highlights are the Boo-to-You Halloween parade, which features the Headless Horseman, Disney characters in Halloween regalia and the stars of The Haunted Mansion. Another is the Happy HalloWishes fireworks spectacular, which illuminates the park in glittering color and light.

Dates for this year’s party nights are: Sept. 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30, Oct. 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, and Nov. 1. Prices vary based on event night.

Oh, and don’t forget that dressing in costume is encouraged! Here’s a look back at some of our “best-dressed” guests from last year.



Take a look back at more fun from last year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park:

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Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Available Now

posted on May 2nd, 2011 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Tickets for two of my favorite annual events at Magic Kingdom Park, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, go on sale today.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

Here are the details:

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Dates

  • September 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30
  • October 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, and 31
  • November 1

Times
7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Pricing

Age Advance sales for Sept. 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30 Same-day sales (if available) for Sept. 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30 Advance sales for Oct. 2, 6, 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, and 27, and Nov. 1 Same-day sales for Oct. 2, 6, 10, 11, 16, 18, 20, and Nov. 1
10 & Up $53.95 + tax $59.95 + tax $56.95 + tax $62.95 + tax
3-9 $47.95 + tax $53.95 + tax $52.95 + tax $58.95 + tax
Age Advance sales Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 30, and 31 Same-day sales for Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 30, and 31
10 & Up $67.95 + tax $67.95 + tax
3-9 $63.95 + tax $63.95 + tax

Standard Magic Kingdom theme park admission tickets will not allow Guests to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Dates

  • November 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27, 29, and 30
  • December 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, and 18

Times
7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Pricing

Age Advance sales for Nov. 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 29, and 30, and Dec. 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, and 14 Same-day sales for Nov. 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 29, and 30, and Dec. 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, and 14 Advance sales for Nov. 18, and 27, and Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 18 Same-day sales for Nov. 18, and 27, and Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 18
10 & Up $56.95 + tax $62.95 + tax $62.95 + tax $62.95 + tax
3-9 $51.95 + tax $57.95 + tax $57.95 + tax $57.95 + tax

Standard Magic Kingdom theme park admission tickets will not allow Guests to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Disney Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members receive a discount on tickets to select nights.

Anyone planning to go to both this year?

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Dates, Tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

posted on May 21st, 2010 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
In recent weeks, I’ve noticed an uptick in requests for dates and ticket information for some of my favorite upcoming events – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. Well today, we’re sharing details. Tickets for both Walt Disney World Resort events are now on sale. Here’s the breakdown:

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Dates

  • September 14, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
  • October 1, 3, 7, 8*, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22*, 24, 26, 28*, 29, and 31
  • November 1

Times

7:00 pm – 12:00 am

Pricing

Age Advance Sales Same-Day Sales* October 29 and October 31, 2010
10 & Up $53.95 + tax $59.95 + tax $64.95 + tax
3-9 $47.95 + tax $53.95 + tax $58.95 + tax

*Advance Purchase Price not available on 10/8, 10/22, 10/28, 10/29, 10/31. All other select nights, when purchased prior to the day of the event: $53.95 + tax (Ages 10+) $47.95 + tax (Ages 3 – 9); Day-Of Event Prices: $59.95 + tax (Ages 10+) $53.95 + tax (Ages 3 – 9); Premium Pricing (10/29, 10/31 ): $64.95 + tax (Ages 10+) $58.95 + tax (Ages 3 – 9)

Standard Magic Kingdom theme park admission tickets will not allow Guests to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Dates

  • November 8, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 28, and 30
  • December 2, 3, 5, 7*, 9, 10*, 12*, 14, 16, 17*, and 19*

Times

7:00 pm – 12:00 am

Pricing

Age Advance Sales Same-Day Sales*
10 & Up $53.95 + tax $59.95 + tax
3-9 $47.95 + tax $53.95 + tax

*Advance Purchase Price not available on 12/7, 12/10, 12/12, 12/17, 12/19. All other select nights, when purchased prior to the day of the event: $53.95 + tax (Ages 10+) $47.95 + tax (Ages 3 – 9); Day-Of Event Prices: $59.95 + tax (Ages 10+) $53.95 + tax (Ages 3 – 9)

Standard Magic Kingdom theme park admission tickets will not allow Guests to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

There are several ways to buy tickets for the events but the best place to start online is www.disneyworld.com. Anyone planning to go to both this year?

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Insider Tips For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on September 30th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Tweets to our @DisneyParks Twitter account show us that there’s plenty that you’re looking forward to at this year’s Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom Park.

Early favorites have been our exclusive events: Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and the “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks. If you haven’t seen it, the parade is unique. It begins with a ride by the Headless Horseman and showcases Disney characters in costumes. During the fireworks, Disney villains go trick-or-treating in the sky.

To make the event special for you, we’re offering some insider tips:

  • Look for the white balloons throughout the park to find the trick-or-treat locations
  • Trick-or-treat lines get shorter as the night goes on
  • To purchase your Pirate’s League experience, call 407-WDW-CREW early as the location is only open until 8 p.m. on party nights
  • View the second parade, it’s less crowded
  • The candy mix is the same at every treat location, so there’s no need to “hunt” for the good stuff around the park
  • While there will be event-themed merchandise throughout the park, visit Merchant of Venus in Tomorrowland as that location will be the Halloween headquarters

You should know that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the only opportunity for the family to dress up in Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at the Magic Kingdom Park.

There are several more parties between now and closing day on November 1. Parties are slated for:

October 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
November 1

And remember, this is a separately priced event. Valid special event theme park tickets are required. Go to www.disneyworld.com/halloween or call 407/W-DISNEY to purchase your tickets.

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Magic Kingdom Park Transforms For ‘Halloween Party’

posted on September 28th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Before any party begins, Disney Parks sets the stage.

And for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, it’s quite a stage — it’s Main Street, U.S.A, Town Square, Mickey’s Country House and other locations you know so well.

Sure, this year’s Party is already in full swing but how we got there is worth a look. We’re launching a first-of-it’s kind video showing how dozens of Cast Members transformed the park with decorations. The decoration work took about five nights, but we’re showing you the process in less than a minute with time-lapse. You’ll see how Jack-o’-lanterns appeared on Main Street and scarecrows appeared in Town Square. It’s hard to take your eyes off Cinderella Castle.

The video is exciting but I say Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is best when experienced in person. The Magic Kingdom Park comes alive this time of year with unique music, special lighting and brilliant costumes. You, too, should take part. The tone of the event is well, “not-so-scary,” and is appropriate for children of all ages.

You’ve got several chances to dress up in costume and collect treats, as well as see the finished decorations between now and closing night on November 1. Parties will be held from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. on the following dates:

* September 29
* October 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
* November 1

You should know that this is a separately priced event. Valid special event theme park tickets are required. For information on tickets, visit our updated site.

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