At the beginning of April, Disney released the dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom and tickets just went on sale last week, but now, we have some early details. Before the party tickets went on sale, Disney had some information on their official website, but things have been changed and altered a bit in the last week. It’s time to look at just what may be coming our way at Walt Disney World for the spooky season.
There has been a lot of talk about the brand new “Happily Ever After” fireworks that made their Magic Kingdom debut this past Friday. While dozens of thousands of people have lined Main Street U.S.A. to witness the beauty of this new nighttime spectacular, guests have wondered the fate of their favorite Halloween fireworks.
UPDATE at 7:20 p.m. EST
The official page for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has now been updated again to include Seven Dwarfs Mine Train as an attraction that will be in operation during the event. This is despite what the official Disney Parks Mom Panel reported a couple of days ago. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Jungle Cruise are still not included as being open during the parties.
Splash Mountain is going to be under refursbishment at this time.
UPDATE at 1:30 p.m. EST
The main page for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party does also have a list of which attractions and rides are open during the party, but some guests are noticing a frightening trend. A few big attractions such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, and Thunder Mountain are not on the list.
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Haunted Mansion
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- “It’s a small world”
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mad Tea Party
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- The Barnstormer
- Astro Orbiter
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Space Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
According to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, it has been confirmed that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will not be open during the parties. Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise, and Thunder Mountain are also not on the list of open attractions, but as always, they are “subject to change without notice.”
Splash Mountain will be under refurbishment during this time which makes its closure not surprising.
The last couple of years, early lists of open attractions during the party had some missing which were later added. As of now, this is the confirmed info, but something may change before the first party in three months.
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Halfway through each Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a holiday-themed version of “Wishes” took place and lit up the sky. According to an update made to the official website of Walt Disney World, it appears as if Happy HalloWishes is going to return for the parties this year.
Before the tickets went on sale last week, the official page for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party said there would be “themed fireworks.” Once the tickets went on sale, the page was changed to call them “Happy HalloWishes” once again with the details that so many guests have wanted to see.
It seems as if the iconic fireworks are going to be back, but with the new projection technology, there could be some alterations.
The main page for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party lists other details about what guests can expect to see if they attend:
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show
- Boo-To-You Halloween Parade
- Trick-or-Treat locations throughout Magic Kingdom
- The Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet
- Hex-clusive Disney PhotoPass Ops
Along with rare and themed character meet-and-greet locations around Magic Kingdom, there will also be special PhotoPass locations. At these five spots, guests will be able to take pictures with Disney’s photographers which will have special “MagicShots” added later on.
- Magic Kingdom Main Entrance
- Town Square
- Liberty Square
- Main Street U.S.A.
- Haunted Mansion
Guests looking to enjoy these events need to know that separate admission is required to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Regular Magic Kingdom park tickets do not allow entry to the parties and those with tickets will have to leave at 7 p.m.
Three of Magic Kingdom’s table-service restaurants will be open during the Halloween parties and they are:
- Be Our Guest Restaurant
- Cinderella’s Royal Table
- Crystal Palace
Some quick-service locations and snack wagons will be operating throughout the parties as well, and they will give guests other dining options.
Here are the official 2017 dates for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
- August 25 and 29
- September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29
- October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31
- November 1
These dates are set in stone and pricing for the Halloween party tickets can be found at this link. Parties will run rain or shine, but the threat of dangerous weather could lead to cancellation or movement of a date.
Please note that there are still three months until the first Halloween party at Walt Disney World. Anything and everything is subject to change and there will be more information to come on a possible dessert party, merchandise, and more.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of the greatest events of the year and 32 dates will allow many Walt Disney World guests the chance to experience it. These early details will set some minds at ease as many wondered if Happy HalloWishes would return after Happily Ever After made its Magic Kingdom debut last week. As of now, things seem to be in great working order with the return of those fireworks, the Cadaver Dans, and Boo-To-You rolling down Main Street.
[Featured Image by Danny Cox]