Halloween At Disney World
Though you probably don’t associate a holiday like Halloween with Disney World the truth is that Disney World does recognize the holiday by holding special themed events at their parks.
For example, every September and October at the Magic Kingdom you will find Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. There are only specific nights in September and October that this party is offered so you will want to inquire about the dates before you leave for your trip. Once you are there, if you have kids in tow make sure they are wearing a Halloween costume. Your kids can get candy at various locations throughout the park and you will even see many Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes of their own.
If your kids are very young you will also want to check out the Eerie Entertainment Party. This event involves Disney villains performing a Halloween song in front of Cinderella’s Castle, which is all decked out for the holiday. After they are done performing they will circulate through the crowd to meet their fans and shake hands.
Frontierland should be your next stop on your Disney World Halloween experience. Also located in the Magic Kingdom, at Frontierland you may stumble across a barbershop quartet group made up of dead cowboys. They will interact with the park’s guests and even tell spooky jokes.
Make sure you stick around for Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. The Headless Horseman leads the parade and is followed by many floats that show off the Disney characters in their own Halloween costumes. If you like the Haunted Mansion ride it is a pretty safe bet you will like this parade too. In fact, if you stop by the Haunted Mansion during the right time you can watch Happy HalloWishes. The Haunted Mansion’s Ghost Host is the leader of this event that involves Halloween themed songs and even fireworks. The show features some of the scarier Disney characters, such as Cruella de Ville, Oogie Boogie and Jafar singing their favorite Halloween songs.
If you want to attend any of these events be aware that they all require the purchase of tickets separate and apart from the regular park tickets. Event tickets can be purchased in advance either online or over the phone. Since there are a limited number of tickets for these Halloween events you will want to purchase them well in advance.
In general Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs on select dates from 7PM to midnight. During the parties the Magic Kingdom is already closed for the day, which is why you need to purchase separate tickets to attend this event. Be aware of the fact that if you do not have a ticket to get into the Magic Kingdom you will not be permitted to enter the park to attend the Halloween Party before 7PM. However, if you have a ticket for both the Magic Kingdom and the Halloween Party you may be able to get into the party as early as 4PM.
Disney World can be a great place for you and your family to get into the spirit of Halloween.