Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Now Sold Out for October 31st

WDWMagic is reporting that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is now sold out for October 31st.

The price increases over the last few years appear to be having their intended effect.  It is taking much longer than normal for this year’s first sold out night. October 31 is typically first to sell out, and it usually happens much sooner than it did this year.

Currently all other dates remain available.

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Disney Announces ‘Disney After Hours’ Dates for 2018

Last year, the Disney After Hours ticketed event nights debuted at Magic Kingdom Park and delighted guests with quick access to some of the park’s most popular attractions and character greetings. We’re happy to share today that Disney After Hours events will return for select dates in January, February and March 2018.

If you’re new to Disney After Hours, an event night is limited to a small number of guests, allowing attendees to maximize their time in the park with little to no wait at 25 attractions and experiences, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Space Mountain and many more. The Disney After Hours ticket allows park entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives attendees time to enjoy the park’s nightly “Happily Ever After” fireworks, and then remain in the park until 11 p.m. and some nights to 12:00 a.m.

Disney After Hours event nights are currently set for January 19, 26, and 30, February 8 and 15, March 1 and 8. (Please note that Disney After Hours does not replace Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for our resort guests and are instead held on non-EMH dates.)

Jungle Cruise Remains Closed due to Hurricane Irma Clean Up

While Magic Kingdom re-opened yesterday following two days of closure for Hurricane Irma, the Jungle Cruise attraction remains closed at this time.

While the majority of the park is in good shape following the hurricane, the high winds caused considerable damage to the Jungle Cruise landscaping.  Disney is saying more time is needed to get the ride ready for guests.

The park schedule currently shows the ride will remain closed through September 17th, but this may change.

Walt Disney World to Re-Open Theme Parks on Tuesday

At approximately 3:30 PM EDT today, the official website of Walt Disney World updated their park operating hours and revealed that they would be re-opening the parks on Tuesday, September 12th. However, not all of the parks are going to open back up on Tuesday.  This is due to some cast members who evacuated due to the storm and Disney being a little short-staffed.

Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach will remain closed at least until Wednesday before reopening.

At this time the hours of operation for Walt Disney World tomorrow will be:

  • Magic Kingdom: 9 AM – 7 PM with Extra Magic Hours of 8 AM – 9 AM; Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place from 7 PM – Midnight
  • Epcot: 9 AM – 9 PM with Extra Magic Hours of 9 PM – 11 PM
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 9 AM – 9 PM
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9 AM – 9 PM
  • Typhoon Lagoon: Closed
  • Blizzard Beach: Closed
  • Disney Springs: 10 AM – Midnight

WDW Releases Details and Schedules for 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

The first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2017 will be held this Friday August 25 at the Magic Kingdom and Disney has released the entertainment schedule, dining, attractions, and trick or treat locations.

The event begins at 7 PM and runs until midnight. Party ticket holders can enter the park at 4 PM.

The immensely popular Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show at Cinderella Castle will be performed three times each night during August and September at 8:15 PM, 10:45 PM and 12:00 AM. For October and November, showtimes will be at 7:40 PM, 8:35 PM, 10:45 PM and 12 AM.

The Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade will be at 9:15 PM and 11:15 PM with a Zootopia Party Patrol pre-show.  The Happy Hallowishes fireworks show will be at 10:15 PM. The Headless Horseman appears 5 minutes before each parade, stepping off in Frontierland.

The Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball Dance Party on the Tomorrowland Stage is held at 7 PM until midnight. The Cadaver Dans musical group can be seen roaming Frontierland throughout the night.

Over at the Haunted Mansion, guests might run into Carlotta and Rinotta.

Special merchandise and treats are back with a special edition MagicBand, a special edition Trading Pin, and of course the event T-Shirt.

At the Main Street Bakery and Gaston’s Tavern, guests will find a Pumpkin Cheesecake Dome with a graham cracker streusel base, orange white chocolate glaze and a white chocolate Mickey.

The Haunted Mansion Desserts, each with a different flavor and themed chocolate accent – can be tracked down at:

  • Aloha Isle – chocolate tart filled with chocolate ganache and topped with Oreo panna cotta and a white chocolate Haunted Mansion-inspired portrait.
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – chocolate tart filled with raspberry compote and topped with white chocolate mousse and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
  • Liberty Square Market – chocolate tart filled with chocolate ganache and topped with peanut butter icing and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.
  • Storybook Treats – chocolate tart filled with lemon curd, strawberry compote and topped with strawberry mousse and a Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate portrait.

Jack Skellington gets his own dessert at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square, a vanilla panna cotta, chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white chocolate and dark chocolate crisp pearls, dark chocolate curls and a white chocolate Jack Skellington.

A Pumpkin Mickey Waffle with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles and caramel sauce will be offered at Sleepy Hollow.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café will offer Worms and Dirt, a chocolate gravestone with chocolate cake and chocolate mousse with a chocolate glaze topped with Oreo crumbs, and gummy candy.

Chocolate Crisped Rice Treats and Vampire Mickey Brownies will be available at various outdoor vending and kiosks throughout the Magic Kingdom Park.

Trick or Treat Locations at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

The Trick or Treat location are included with park admission and can be found at:

Adventureland

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square Riverboat

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Pete’s Silly Sideshow

Tomorrowland

  • Stitch’s Great Escape!
  • Carousel of Progress
  • Space Mountain
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe Bay 1

Attractions Available –

No FastPass+ will be available during the party.

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Swiss Family Treehouse

Frontierland

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland

  • it’s a Small World
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • The Barnstormer

Tomorrowland

  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Space Mountain
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority: PeopleMover
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor (Final show at 10pm)

Dining –

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Main Street Bakery
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Crystal Palace

Adventureland

  • Aloha Isla

Frontierland

  • Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn
  • Churro Cart

Liberty Square

  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Liberty Square market
  • Columbia Harbor House (until 8pm)

Fantasyland

  • The Friars Nook
  • Storybook Treats
  • Gastons Tavern
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Cinderella’s Royal table

Tomorrowland

  • Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • The Lunching Pad

Character Meet and Greets –

Adventureland

  • Aladdin and friends
  • Tarzan and friends, Moana
  • Captain Jack Sparrow

Liberty Square

  • Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Fantasyland

  • Anastasia and Frizella, Cinderella, Cruella DeVil, Daisy, Donald, Alice and friends, Belle and friends, Ariel and friends, Pooh and friends, Minnie Mouse, Princess Elena, Princess Tiana, Rapunzel, the Seven Dwarfs.

Tomorrowland

  • Lotso

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney World Offers Special Character Experiences and Photo Opportunities During Disney PhotoPass Day

August 19 marks World Photo Day, and we’re excited to celebrate the occasion with the return of Disney PhotoPass Day at Walt Disney World Resort! During this event, Disney PhotoPass Servicewill offer a number of exclusive photo opportunities that will let you take home even more picture-perfect memories of your visit.

You can also celebrate Disney Princesses during Disney PhotoPass Day! In honor of Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess” campaign, you’ll find photo opportunities focused on some of your favorite Disney Princesses.

Check out all of the special opportunities that are planned in each of the four theme parks and Disney Springs on August 19:

Entertainment and photo opportunities are subject to change. Some locations could be affected by inclement weather.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Character Experiences:

  • Meeko joins Pocahontas at Character Landing on Discovery Island
  • Timon joins Rafiki at Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Princess Atta joins Flik at Discovery Island near Creature Comforts

Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop before the park entrance (daylight hours only)
  • Jungle Book Magic Shot near Yak & Yeti Restaurant
  • Visit the PhotoPass photographer in DinoLand U.S.A. from 9-10 p.m. to have magical Mickey light effects added to your photo (example below)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Character Experiences:

  • The Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Maleficent, and Cruella de Vil will meet with guests at Sunset Showcase. This opportunity will be available from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop outside the Theater of the Stars (daylight hours only)
  • Poison Apple Magic Shot on Sunset Boulevard
  • Fisheye lens in the Chinese Theatre Courtyard area

Epcot
Character Experiences:

  • Genie will join Princess Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion
  • Mushu will join Mulan in the China Pavilion

Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop near Epcot Character Spot (daylight hours only)
  • Baymax Animated Magic Shot with the PhotoPass photographer located near Mouse Gear and the Fountain of Nations
  • Fisheye lens near the fountain close to the entrance to Spaceship Earth

Magic Kingdom Park
Character Experiences:

  • Dopey joins Snow White at Town Square Courtyard
  • Captain Hook joins Peter Pan in Fantasyland

Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop in Fantasyland (daylight hours only)
  • Cinderella’s Coach in Fantasyland
  • “Tangled” light painting photo opportunity near Ariel’s Grotto (available after dark)
  • Mickey Mouse Magic Shot on the bridge near Fairytale Garden
  • Main Street Vehicle near the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (available in the morning and early afternoon)

Disney Springs
Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop next to the Marketplace Stage
  • Fairy Wings Magic Shot from the PhotoPass photographer roaming around the Marketplace near Tren-D (available from 1-10:30 p.m.)
  • You can also visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs to enjoy special $99.95 plus shipping pricing on a Personalized Storybook now through August 20!

Pinocchio Village Haus Now has Mobile Ordering

Mobile Order is now available at Pinocchio Village Haus in the Magic Kingdom.

The service begins today, July 24 at Pinocchio Village Haus,. The quick service restaurant becomes the third Mobile Order location at the Magic Kingdom.

Later this summer,  Columbia Harbour House and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café will be added to the line-up.

Mobile Order is currently available at Pinocchio Village Haus, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Tomorrowland Terrace, Flame Tree Barbecue, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus, Satu’li Canteen and D-Luxe Burger

Tron Coaster Coming to Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom

The Tron Coaster, the very popular coaster at Shanghai Disneyland, will be coming to the Magic Kingdom.

The attraction will be built on a brand new area beside Space Mountain, Tron will open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th in 2021.

The TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe.

The nearby Speedway is scheduled to remain at this time, although various versions of the final plan show the Speedway being radically updated from its current Indy car type look.

 

New Theater Inspired By Kansas City’s Willis Wood Theater To Debut at Walt Disney World

A new venue for world-class entertainment is coming to Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. And a first look at the new theater was just unveiled minutes ago at D23 Expo 2017.

If the image of the theater looks familiar, that’s because the new entertainment venue will be based on the iconic Willis Wood theater in 1920s Kansas City, where Walt lived after he left Marceline. And as you can see from the design, it’ll fit well right off Main Street, U.S.A.

“Across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we’ve been upping the game in Entertainment with shows like Frozen Live at the Hyperion,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts said. “It’s been a huge hit at the Disneyland Resort, and I’m sure many of you have seen it. This new theater at Walt Disney World continues that streak by bringing a new venue for world-class entertainment to the world’s biggest park.”

DisneyParksLIVE To Live Stream Walt Disney World Fourth of July Fireworks

Every year, many, many families gather at the Magic Kingdom to celebrate the Fourth of July by watching one of the best fireworks shows anywhere – “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” Today, Walt Disney World will be sharing this magnificent display with guests around the country (and around the world!), through their next #DisneyParksLIVE stream.

The live stream of the park’s special “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” fireworks will be held July 4 at 8:55 p.m. ET.

How can you catch the live stream? Visit the Disney Parks Blog on July 4 and a fresh blog post containing the live stream feed will be ready and waiting at the top.