Disney looks to refresh its annual Halloween parties

July 23, 2019, 11:46 AM · Disney is continuing its push to refresh its after-hours Halloween parties on both coasts — today announcing changes to its parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off in just a little over three weeks, on August 16 this year. That's 11 weeks before Halloween! The hard-ticket party runs for 36 nights during that stretch, so it needs plenty of attractions beyond the traditional all-ages trick-or-treating to entice fans to pay the $79-135 a night for the event.

Walt Disney World previously announced that it would debut a new Halloween-themed fireworks show for this year's party — Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular. Today, the resort announced that it will revamp (sorry, couldn't resist) the Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade, too.

Mickey and Minnie get new Halloween costumes to start the parade, which this year will feature a new Tomorrowland unit. The Incredible and Edna Mode will be included in that unit, followed by Buzz Lightyear and "Alien explorers discovering crystalline treasures on the surface of a planetary playset float."

Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade

Disney's also adding a new interactive treat trail at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.

On the west coast, the annual Halloween party has moved over to Disney California Adventure, where it's now called Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. The relocated event will include a new Halloween-themed production of World of Color called Villainous! and a villains invasion of the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, plus a Mickey's Trick and Treat show and Descendants-themed dance party in Hollywood Land.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party starts September 17 and runs Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings through October 31, with each night's tickets ranging $110 to $145.

Replies (8)

July 23, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Nothing says Halloween like the Incredibles...

July 23, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Do we know yet when Disneyland Resort will make the transition from Halloween to the holidays? I'm taking my girlfriend for her first time since college November 6-10, and I'm really hoping it's in full-on holiday mode!

July 23, 2019 at 1:18 PM

The intern who is running this event didn't get the Halloween note.

July 23, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Halloween Time runs September 6 through October 31, but Disneyland has not yet officially announced the dates for its Holiday celebrations this year. (Heck, they haven't published park hours or an entertainment sked beyond Sept. 3 at this point.) The Holidays at Disneyland Resort started on Friday, November 9 last year, so I would expect a November 8 kick-off this year.

July 23, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Rip off, and they close parks early to accomodate this - which means paying customers are short changed, and secondly means over crowding in other parks and people won't go to Magic Kingdom on the days it closes early for these nights.

July 24, 2019 at 8:04 AM

Agree Andrew a total rip off.

July 25, 2019 at 8:34 AM

Rip off to some but not all, maybe you should plan your disney trips to avoid the parties. I for one enjoy going to the Halloween party and the Christmas party maybe not every year but when I can afford it.

July 25, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Thanks, Robert!

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