Guest Claims Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Is a Flop

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
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Disney World is known for many things like magic, DOLE Whip, and Mickey Mouse. The magical Resort offers so much; Guests of every age are sure to find something they love. The four Parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios, are full of attractions, unique themes, dining, entertainment, and shopping. While it’s always exciting to visit Walt Disney World, visiting during the holidays can be even more special.

Disney World goes all out for the holiday season. The Parks are transformed nearly overnight to resemble the holiday spirit. In August, Magic Kingdom was reimagined with Mickey-shaped pumpkins, foliage, and autumn flare for Halloween. With the fall season upon us, Magic Kingdom celebrates Halloween with more than just Park decorations. Beginning in August through November, Magic Kingdom throws Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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The party takes place on select evenings in Magic Kingdom with exclusive offers only during the event. Mickey’s Halloween Party requires a special event ticket, which allows access to the event. Younger Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best costume, trick or treat, and enjoy all things Halloween during the festivities.

Magic Kingdom Halloween

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Guests can look forward to special meet and greets with characters that only come out for the Halloween season. Along with character greetings are special entertainment, like The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus (1993) performing on stage at Cinderella Castle. And, of course, the best way to end the evening is with Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectatuclar, a special firework show just for Guests attending.

The evening brings forward villains, decorated attractions, limited-time sips and bites, and event merchandise. There is truly no better way to celebrate Halloween than visiting Magic Kindom for this special event! Guests get to experience their favorite Park with their favorite attractions in a whole new way thanks to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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Though many Guests enjoy Disney’s holiday events, one Guest seems to feel differently. After sharing their experience online, they feel that the event is a “flop.”

Is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party a Flop?

One Guest shared their recent experience visiting Magic Kingdom for the Halloween event. They were comparing the party to BooBash, an event Disney previously put on during the COVID-19 pandemic. They shared their disappointment after realizing the two events were not one and the same. The Guest shared,

“When we got there, it was nothing like BooBash. I was told that it was basically just a name change and nothing could be further from the truth. I can’t express how let down we were. Am I the only one who who feels this way?Is the current iteration what it’s normally like and BooBash was the fluke? If that’s the case I’m keeping my money and not going for it again.”

Disney fans quickly came to the rescue to share their thoughts and express the news that these two events are unfortunately not the same and, therefore, going to have a different experience. One fan wrote, “Boo Bash was a themed After Hours event, which includes popcorn, ice cream, and drinks. MNSSHP is a party, which is a different event and only includes the candy. Boo Bash was the fluke during covid restrictions.” While another commented, “Unfortunately, you were misled.”

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Mickey Halloween

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Which certainly is unfortunate if you were expecting one experience but were offered an entirely different one. With the difference in celebrations, it seems that’s where more of the disappointment came from. Though they are different, Guests still seem to enjoy Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for what it is.

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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.