Disney World’s Halloween Décor by the Numbers

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The Mickey Flower head at Halloween.  There are 12 pumpkins in the flowers.

As you arrive at the Magic Kingdom, you’ll notice that there are 12 different pumpkins nestled in the Mickey Mouse floral bed.

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The trick-or-treating scarecrows.

Entering Main Street, U.S.A., there are 8 friendly scarecrows located around the flagpole, ready for trick-or-treating!

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We love the Mickey pumpkin wreaths.

One of the most iconic Halloween decorations at the Magic Kingdom is the Mickey Mouse pumpkin wreath. The diameter of each wreath is approximately 26 inches.  There are over 50 wreaths hung in the kingdom during Halloween.

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Jack o’lanterns everywhere, each with a unique face! Some scary, some happy, some fun, some cute!

Walking down Main Street U.S.A, there are 190 individual pumpkins adorning the buildings and windows with many of them themed to their location.

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Special party lighting on Main Street USA.

More than 23,100 feet or about 4.25 miles of cable is installed for special lighting and sound effects for the party’s Halloween evening entertainment.

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Free candy! Take as much as you would like!!! 🙂

The MNSSHP features a total of 13 trick-or-treat stations spread throughout the Magic Kingdom.  Over the four months of party nights, cast members will hand out over 361 tons of candy!  That’s 722,000 lbs.!!  They bring it in by the truckload on party nights!

The trick-or-treating barrels contain over 40 different kinds of brand-name candies, including Skittles, M&Ms, Snickers, Kit Kats, Lifesavers….Guests can – and do – ask for unlimited treats.

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October 2019:  Look at all that candy a family of 4 got last night at the party! A whole suitcase full!!!!

In 2014, there were only 26 party nights in September – October.

In 2019, there are 36 party nights spread out over August – September – October – November!

Halloween balloonsThe first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party was held in 1995. The first party was held on just one night and cost $16.95 for a ticket.  This year, you can buy an unlimited MNSSHP pass good for 35 of the 36 party nights (not Halloween night!) for $299.

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The left pumpkin is 120 inches tall (10 feet!) and 43 inches wide! The right pumpkin is 8 feet tall.

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So fun!

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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Candy, candy, candy!

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Disney Bounding as Mary Poppins

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Disney Bounding:  When Disney fans dress up as contemporary versions of their favorite characters and go to the theme parks.

Disney Bounding is a way of dressing up as your favorite character using inspired color palettes, accessories, and clothing styles to look like the character, without actually being in a Disney costume. You simply use items from your own wardrobe to pull together a terrific look.

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The calendar might still say August and it might be 95 degrees in the shade, but it’s full on Fall at the Magic Kingdom!

Not sure what you’re wearing to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party yet?

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The MP Look:  All white lace and pearls with just a touch of red.

If you don’t have the time or money for an all out Disney costume, what about Disney Bounding as Mary Poppins?

Mary Poppins main colors are based on her 2 famous costumes:  red and white, and also blue and black.

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Mary Poppins in her fancy white layered dress.

The red and white look is based on her fancy dancing dress.  This is the outfit you are most likely to encounter Mary Poppins wearing in the parks or at the Grand Floridian.

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She was wonderful!

Seeing Mary Poppins wearing her blue costume is what’s known as a Rare Character encounter.

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I won the Halloween costume contest at my work last year as Mary Poppins!

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Mary Poppins’ autograph.

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Chimney Sweep Mary Poppins at the Magic Kingdom on a cool winter’s day in January (rare encounter).

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We were so lucky to find Mary Poppins ‘Jingles’ purse on sale at Cast Connections!

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50% off!

We got to ride on Jingles at Disneyland! Riding on Jingles

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Jingles most famous horse on the carousel.  Guests run to claim him first!

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Me & Jingles

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Disney Bounding as Haunted Mansion characters.

Need some more Disney Bounding ideas???

Important Note:  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the only time adults can get into the Magic Kingdom while wearing a full costume.

Official Disney rules on wearing costumes at the theme parks: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/recommended-dress/

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Going to MNSSHP as Glinda the Good Witch and Rapunzel.

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Two Disney Princesses at MNSSHP!

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Caroline as Rapunzel at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Still need more ideas? Check out these Disney Bounding ideas: http://disneybound.tumblr.com/

Disney Bounding as Princess Tiana:   https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/disney-bounding-as-princess-tiana/

Disney Bounding as “Frozen” characters: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/disney-bounding-3-frozen/

Disney Bounding as Dole Whip: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/disney-bounding-2/

Disney Bounding as a Disney Princess: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/disney-bounding/

Disney Bounding as Moana:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/disney-bounding-as-princess-moana-and-friends/

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Caroline wearing the Tightrope Walker dress from the Haunted Mansion stretching room.

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Rapunzel at work.

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Princess Anna going to work on Halloween.

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Caroline Disney Bounding as Princess Ariel at a CU-Boulder party!

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Elly is Disney Bounding as Minnie Mouse.

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Caroline using a dinglehopper to comb her hair.  (Yes, that is her real hair, not a wig!)

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Seeing Mary Poppins at the Saving Mr. Banks world premier at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Adorable!  We love this photo of Mary Poppins taken at the Grand Floridian.

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$299 Unlimited Pass for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom!

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Welcome to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Available now, you can purchase the brand new Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass and enjoy up to 35 party nights in 2019.

With this new pass, you can attend almost all the event nights – Halloween Night is excluded – for just $299 plus tax.  Three months of Halloween parties!!!

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Get your MNSSHP Party Pass today!!!

There is so much to see and do at this festive celebration and this pass is the perfect way to enjoy trick-or-treat throughout the Magic Kingdom, exclusive entertainment including a brand-new fireworks spectacular and attraction offerings and partake in the endless amount of ghoulishly good times!

The 2019 MNSSHP hard ticket, after-hours event is expanding from 34 nights in 2018 to 36 evenings this year, spanning over three months!

The 2019 MNSSHP event takes place on the following dates:

  • August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31*
  • November 1​

Single tickets range from $79 to $135 for adults depending on the date and pre-sale/at the gate purchase.

A $299 unlimited pass is a steal!

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Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show

New this year is a brand-new fireworks show, “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular.”

In the show, Jack Skellington from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” serves as host and has come to tell a “not-so-scary” story about how anything can happen on Halloween night. The show will also include state-of-the-art projections and lasers, plus lighting and dazzling fireworks that will fill the sky above Magic Kingdom Park.

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The first of 13 free candy stations is right as you enter the park, on your right after the turnstiles.

The party also includes a new interactive treat trail at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and attractions updated with new Halloween twists as well.

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Look at all that candy a family of 4 got last night at the party! A whole suitcase full!!!!

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Fun Halloween costumes for Mickey and Minnie!

Look for new Halloween costumes for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, spooky additions to “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade!”, and a new Haunted Mansion unit featuring the spectral Bride, who glides among the waltzing spirits all representing Liberty Square.

A new Tomorrowland unit brings The Incredibles and designer extraordinaire Edna Mode to “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” followed by Buzz Lightyear and some Alien explorers, as they discover crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float.

For information on the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass or to book now, call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-939-4295 or visit any Walt Disney World Theme Park Ticket Window. The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass is only available in limited quantities.

Already have an event ticket? You can modify your event ticket to a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass and enjoy even more frightful nights!

For more information on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, visit DisneyWorld.com/Halloween.

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The Headless Horseman leading the Boo To You Halloween Parade on Friday night.

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Spooky!

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So fun!

Special Halloween treats:

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Chocolate dipped cookies.

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Frosted Halloween Sugar Cookies.

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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It looks like Halloween on Main Street USA.

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With our Jedi Knights at MNSSHP last year.

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halloween1November 2, 2019: The last night of 2019 MNSSHP was last night. The party was over at Midnight, but the All Clear wasn’t given until 2am. The crews brought in all their magical holiday decor and the transformation from Halloween to Christmas began.
Unfortunately, they ran out of time and the Halloween bunting was still up today!

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So pretty!

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2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Nights

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The Fall Fun at Disney World begins August 16th this year!

The 2019 MNSSHP hard ticket, after-hours event is expanding from 34 nights in 2018 to 36 evenings this year, spanning over three months!

The 2019 MNSSHP event will take place on the following dates:

  • August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31*
  • November 1​

Tickets, which are now on sale, range from $79 to $135 for adults (depending on the date) and from $74 to $130 for children.

*Halloween Night (Oct. 31st) always sells out first! Tickets for that night are $135, the most expensive party night of the season.

Price varies based on selected date (not including tax).

August 20, 27, and September 2, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22:
Advance Sale: Adult $79/Child $74
Same Day: Adult $89/Child $84

August 16, 23, 30, and September 6, 13, 20, 24, 27, 29, and Oct 1
Advance Sale: Adult $85/Child $80
Same Day: Adult $95/Child $90

October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24
Advance Sale: Adult $105/Child $100
Same Day: Adult $115/Child $105

October 4, 11, 18, 25, 27, 29 and November 1
Advance Sale: Adult $115/Child $110
Same Day: Adult $125/Child $120

October 31:   Halloween Night
Adults $135/Child $130

New this year:  There’s a  $299 Unlimited Party Pass to go as many nights as you would like!

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Get your $299 MNSSHP Party pass today!!!

Beginning August 16th, you can purchase the brand new $299 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass to enjoy up to 35 nights in 2019.

With this new pass you can attend most event nights – Halloween Night is excluded – for just $299 plus tax. Three months of Halloween parties!!!

There is so much to see and do at this festive celebration and this pass is the perfect way to enjoy trick-or-treat throughout the Magic Kingdom, exclusive entertainment including a brand-new fireworks spectacular and attraction offerings and partake in the endless amount of ghoulishly good times!

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Cast members can get MNSSHP party tickets at a 30% discount for most nights in August and September.

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August 16, 2019: 1st Night of MNSSHP!

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Boo!

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Party Rules

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13 Trick-or-Treating Stations, marked with an orange pumpkin on map.

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The first candy station is right as you enter the park, on your right after the turnstiles.

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The calendar might still say August and it might be 95 degrees in the shade, but it’s full on Fall at the Magic Kingdom!

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We’ll see the return of popular favorites, such as “Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular” stage show in front of Cinderella Castle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You!” parade down Main Street, and a BRAND NEW FIREWORKS SHOW is replacing “Happy HalloWishes!” this year: Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show!!  🙂

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Don’t forget to buy the LE 2019 Magic Band and some LE 2019 MNSSHP pins! They are only for sale during the party nights from 7pm-Midnight.  The band plays a special tune at the Main Gate turnstile.

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You don’t need to bring your own trick-or-treating bag as they hand them out for free…but you can if you want to! (The free party bags are small.)

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The perfect party hat!

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♪♫♪This is Halloween, this is Halloween….Boo to you, and boo to you…♪♫♪

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Yum! Need some caffeine to keep going until midnight!

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starts even earlier now….on August 16th this year!

Cast members can buy discounted tickets at the Company D store for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at a 30% discount off of general ticket prices for most party nights in August and September.  $59/ticket.

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Cast members can get MNSSHP party tickets at a 30% discount for most nights in August and September.  $59.00/ticket

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Minnie looks so pretty in her new Halloween costume!

The Cast Member discounted ticket prices are good for the earlier party dates in August and September – and expect some dates in early October to be added –  which is wonderful as those are the less crowded nights.

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Look who’s wearing new Halloween costumes!

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Special treats on party nights!  Halloween Cinnamon Roll.

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Try a new Spooky Midnight Mickey Waffle Sundae! During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you can get a Midnight Mickey Waffle Sundae made with black chocolate Mickey Waffles and pumpkin gelato, all topped off with whipped cream and candy corn sprinkles! 🙂

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2019 popcorn buckets released on Friday night.

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The backside. The middle ghost is actually a sipper with a straw.

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At last year’s MNSSHP party:

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Star Wars: At last year’s MNSSHP party with our hubbies.  🙂

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Caroline going as your Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion.

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Pickup a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party button (free!) at guest services!

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Boo!

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Come and watch a brand new Halloween fireworks show premiering August 16th at 10:15pm.

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Main Street USA is so pretty during the fall!

The Magic Kingdom was fully decorated for Fall/Halloween on Tuesday, August 13th.

The first party night is on Friday, August 16th.

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Main Street USA on MNSSHP party nights.  Cool lighting and special effects on the entire street!!!

MNSSHP party details:

Hours: 7:00 pm – Midnight

2 Boo To You Parades:  at 8:15 pm and 10:30 pm (the earlier one is much more crowded)

Special Halloween Fireworks Show: at 10:15 pm

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Mickey and Minnie in the Boo To You Parade.

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Nobody decorates for the holidays – any holiday! – like Disney! We love Fall!!! 🙂

CP Tip:  The party starts at 7pm, but Disney let’s guests wearing costumes in for the party starting at 4pm. (Normally, adult guests may not wear costumes in the parks.)

DVC members can get in extra early at 12pm noon!

Come early and plan on staying until midnight!

Plan on being at MK all day:  Plan on going to the Magic Kingdom in the morning and storing your costume in the lockers near the entrance.  At 4pm, change into your costume and have your photo taken on Main Street before the crowds arrive at 7pm!

Everyone arriving in costumes for the evening.

Everyone arriving in great costumes for the party.

Special party lighting on Main Street USA.

Special MNSSHP party lighting all along Main Street USA.

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Having ‘after dark’ fun in our costumes!  PhotoPass on Main Street.

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Characters in special Halloween costumes everywhere!

We love the Boo to You parade!

We love the Boo to You parade!

The parade smells like candy!

The parade smells like candy corn!

Caroline loves the Disney villians!

Caroline loves the Disney villains!  They are out in force during the party.  The Evil Queen was at the 2018 party.

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We got to meet all 7 dwarfs during the MNSSHP party!

Castle in Halloween colors.

Cinderella Castle in Halloween colors with “fog” rolling in.  (This is our favorite castle color at night!)

Spooky music and lighting and fog throughout the Magic Kingdom.

12AM -Midnight – Park Closing Time:  Spooky music and lighting and fog throughout the Magic Kingdom on party nights.  We were soooo tired!

Have a magical time!

Watch out for the headless horseman who leads the Boo To You Parade each evening!!

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The Headless Horseman leads the Boo To You Halloween Parade. 

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Special Treats are available during the Halloween season!

Disney provides the treating candy bags for free. There are 13 – a lucky number! – trick-or-treating candy stations too!

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Free candy! Take as much as you would like!!! Fill up your bag!!  🙂

One final party note!

There are new, expanded costume rules!  Please plan your party costume accordingly!

Come Dressed for the Occasion

Looking forward to dressing up for the occasion? Learn about costumes you can wear to this event—and some you can’t too.  Before you brew up ideas for your next disguise, please take a moment to read over our official costume guidelines at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Caroline’s Halloween costume made from merchandise bags from Disneyland!!! ❤

More MNSSHP details:

2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom new additions:

•Real live pirates will be invading the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! They will interact with guests, plus guests get the chance to join in the hunt for Gunpowder Pete.
•Special lighting and effects are being added to the Mad Tea Party ride that gives it a special glow!
•A new soundtrack and more will be added to Space Mountain.
•Disney Junior Characters, including Doc McStuffins, will be hosting a dance party in the Storybook Circus area for the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam.

Special Entertainment and Inclusions
•Trick-or-Treating – unlimited free candy! – at 13 designated spots throughout the Magic Kingdom
•Guest-only access to Magic Kingdom attractions
•Castle Stage Show: Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular
•Fireworks Show
•Parade: Boo-To-You Halloween Parade
•Photo opportunities with Disney characters in their Halloween costumes
•Party-exclusive free snacks, some at additional cost

Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for discounts on select dates.  Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes; however, costume rules do apply.

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Boo to you! 🙂

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Frozen 2 opens November 22, 2019!

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Happy Halloween!

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Cheers!