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Disney World Halloween Celebrations

As the fall season approaches, it’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to start celebrating Halloween. That is if you are visiting Disney World any time between August 16th and November 1st! Halloween Season at Walt Disney World now stretches well past the two months that Christmas gets at the end of the year. The one big way you can celebrate Halloween during your visit to the Magic Kingdom is by participating in Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. However, we have some other ideas for you as well that won’t require an extra park ticket. Here’s how you can celebrate a Disney World Halloween!

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

If Halloween Horror Nights are too intense for you (definitely are for me!), Mickey’s Not So Scary after-hours event is the answer. This fun family-friendly party features live shows, a parade, new fireworks, rare character meet and greets and trick or treat trails around the park. On select nights, the Magic Kingdom will close early for a nighttime event full of costumed fun. Some attractions will feature seasonal overlays, and because of the limited attendance, wait times will be super low. We rode Big Thunder Mountain over and over, with only the time it took to get back into the ride! It’s one of the best special events of the year at Walt Disney World.

Dress Up

If you can’t be there for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, but you still want to get into the spirit of Halloween, it’s easy! There are so many great ways you and your kids can dress up. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offers princess makeovers for kids, while the Pirates League is another fun costume opportunity. Soon Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will offer costumes at the Black Spire Trading Post (yay!). If you’re an adult, don’t be afraid to show your Disney side, too! Disney has fully embraced Disneybounding and even sells some helpful merchandise to get you started.


Nothing says Halloween quite like candy, and for the price of admission to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you can afford a lot of it. Candy stores are all over the Walt Disney World property. Goofy’s Candy Co and Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs are just a starting point for your sweet tooth. Every Disney theme park features a candy store full of tantalizing treats.

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Keep on the lookout for Disney villains roaming the parks and character restaurants. You might see Cruella, Gaston, Lady Tremaine, Darth Vader, or the Evil Queen. Try to track down as many villains as you can while you park and resort hop around Walt Disney World.

Spooky Fun

You can get your thrills with spooky attractions like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Haunted Mansion. Then shop for souvenirs from Memento Mori or take home a Tower of Terror Lenticular photo. Continue the fun with a Halloween themed in-room celebration featuring themed candy and other treats from Disney Floral and Gifts. The Halloween themed arrangements are a new addition to in-room celebrations that offer various kids and romantic themes.

Whether you go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or not, you don’t have to wait till October to celebrate Halloween with your family and friends at Walt Disney World. When is your favorite time to celebrate a Disney World Halloween?

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