Disney never does anything half-heartedly, always ensuring that any experience from your first meeting with Mickey Mouse to your 100th visit to the parks is as pleasurable and magical as possible. The same goes for their special holiday events. With Halloween not too far off (sorry, parents), you might be wondering what exactly Disney has up their sleeves.
You might not assume it, but Disney goes just as all-in for Halloween as they do for their Christmas festivities. And the best part is: the spooky fun starts now and lasts all the way through November! So what exactly does Disney have in store for park goers during this time?
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
For five hours every evening, families can experience the premiere Disney Halloween event. These evenings include exclusive events, spooky-themed parades and fireworks, meet-and-greets with very rare characters, and plenty of places for the kiddos to load up on candy. Don’t worry about kids being scared; Disney places a large emphasis on the fun side of spookiness. You won’t find any haunted houses here (except for, of course, the Haunted Mansion).
Bear in mind, though, that tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are separate and NOT included with regular park admission!
Adults Are Welcomed To Dress Up, Too
While dressing up for Halloween is generally just for kids, Disney encourages even the most grown of adults to participate in costuming. During the rest of the year, they don’t allow anyone over the age of 14 to dress up due to security reasons, but they make an exception for Halloween. Bear in mind, however, that there are still regulations concerning dress, so make sure to check out the guidelines.
During this time of year you can see special themed parades and fireworks shows that really emphasize how much ghostly fun families can have together. While Mickey and Minnie and the gang get their time in the light, the emphasis is placed heavily on the bad guys. There’s the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show which showcases many classic villains like Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, and face-to-face encounters with Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas.