New Halloween fireworks coming to Walt Disney World

April 26, 2019, 1:04 PM · The after-hours, upcharge Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom will be getting an upgrade this year. Disney announced today that it is creating a new fireworks show for the event, which starts August 16.

The new fireworks show will include projection mapping and lasers, as have become custom in Disney's fireworks shows in recent years. (The previous Not-So-Scary fireworks show debuted 14 years ago.) The new production "will take guests along on a trick-or-treating adventure, where four friends – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – find themselves drawn into a mysterious haunted house. The journey takes them from one room of the house to another, encountering dancing skeletons, waltzing ghosts and a whole series of troublemaking Disney villains."

New Disney Halloween fireworks
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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs 36 nights this year, from August 16 through November 1. Tickets start at $79 and vary by evening with the top price $135 for Halloween night, October 31.

Returning entertainment for the party includes Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular as well as all-ages trick-or-treating throughout the Magic Kingdom.

On the west coast, Disneyland announced last week that it is switching its Halloween party over to Disney California Adventure, renaming it Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. That event starts September 17 and runs Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings through October 31, with each night's tickets ranging $110 to $145.

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April 26, 2019 at 2:13 PM

What great news. The MNSSHP fireworks had grown stale (pretty much the same show for the past 8+ years), and was severely outdated when viewed against Happily Ever After. The old show used to be cutting edge, but with projections comparable to what you could shoot up onto your house these days with commercially available systems, it was really showing its age.

This was a no brainer, and probably won't even cost Disney that much to execute considering the investment on equipment was already made for Happily Every After.

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