Walt Disney World Cancels Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Updates International Food and Wine Festival

In an announcement late Thursday, Walt Disney World announced that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party would be cancelled and that an abbreviated International Food and Wine Festival would be returning.

Due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, Disney has cancelled Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for 2020. While disappointing, I’m not surprised by this at all.  In fact when MNSSHP wasn’t cancelled when everything else was when Walt Disney World announced their re-opening plans, I was surprised.  I couldn’t see how they could pull off the party adequately when they were canceling parades and fireworks for the parks.  Disney says as much in the announcement….

While assessing another fall special event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, we determined that many of its hallmarks – stage shows, parades and fireworks – are unable to take place in this new, unprecedented environment. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Also in the announcement, Walt Disney World has canceled H2O Glow Nights, the nighttime special ticket event at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, will not take place for the remainder of 2020.

Guests who have already bought tickets to these events will be assisted with refunds over the coming weeks.

With all of this disappointing news, how about some good news?

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will be returning, though in an abbreviated form and with a new name.

In the announcement Disney says –

One staple of the fall season at the Walt Disney World Resort is the annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Today, we’re pleased to share that not only have we cooked up a creative, modified festival experience, it will also be our longest festival yet – giving you plenty of time to enjoy “A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!”

This take on the foodie festival will debut July 15 and continue through the fall, offering over 20 signature global marketplaces like Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, spaced out around the park.

While announcing the return of the festival, Disney also stated that the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” will not be returning this year. Disney did add that there will be plenty of music to enjoy at America Gardens Theatre with local EPCOT entertainment such as Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors and more.

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.

#DisneyParksLIVE to Stream ‘Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade’ September 22

Fall has returned to the Walt Disney World Resort and with it, a guest-favorite seasonal event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an after-hours ticketed event that takes place at Magic Kingdom Park from 7 PM to midnight. Just as the sun sets, the park is transformed into an unbelievable Halloween wonderland with spooky music and lighting effects, can’t-miss entertainment experiences, trick-or-treating and much more.

On Friday, September 22, the Disney Parks Blog will share a #DisneyParksLIVE stream of a Not-So-Scary must-see, “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.”

The parade, offered only during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties, is a procession of favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, floats inspired by the Disney villains, and even characters from The Haunted Mansion, plus a candy inspired cavalcade finale.

To catch the #DisneyParksLIVE stream of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on September 22  simply visit the Disney Parks Blog starting at 9:30 PM ET. This page will refresh with the live stream video feed at that time.

Want to see “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade” in person? Remaining dates are: September 22, 24, 26, 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 & November 1.

Disney Announces Cancellations and Closures Due to Hurricane Irma

Due to the impending arrival of what appears to be a very severe storm, Disney has announced some closures and cancellations due to Hurricane Irma…

Night of Joy

Disney has canceled the Night of Joy event for Saturday September 9th.

Friday night’s show at ESPN Wide World of Sport will continue as planned.

Disney has stated that guests with tickets for Saturday can attend Friday’s event instead by exchanging their ticket at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Box Office starting at 4 PM Friday.

Refunds can be processed by calling (407) 939-7818 by January 31, 2018 or email at Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has been cancelled for this weekend.

The ticketed event that was planned for Sunday September 10th will no longer take place. Tonights party, September 7, will go ahead as scheduled.

Disney is offering a variety of options for guests who hold tickets.

  • Tickets to attend another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
  • Tickets to attend an upcoming Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
  • 1 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next two years.
  • Receive a full refund for event tickets.

You can call (407) 939-7818 or email Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com to process an exchange.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Disney will be closing its Vero Beach Resort on the east coast of Florida.

The closure will begin at 2pm on Friday September 8th.

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin closing on Saturday afternoon, September 9th.

In addition, Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will be canceled on September 9th, 10th and 11th.

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

Magic Kingdom Testing Earlier Closing Time for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Disney will be testing revised park closing times on Magic Kingdom Party nights this year in an attempt to improve the arrival experience for party guests.

According to multiple sources, on nights when the Magic Kingdom is hosting Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the park will close this year at 6 PM to day guests.

The party will begin as normal at 7 PM, but only guests with tickets to the party will be able to ride attractions after 6 PM. Day guests will still be able to shop and dine until 7 PM however.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has not announced the use of revised hours as of yet, and is scheduled to close at 7 PM for day guests.

Tickets Now on Sale for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Heading to the Magic Kingdom this fall? Don’t miss out on our guest-favorite Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will start earlier than ever this year, with parties running on Aug. 25 & 29; Sept. 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 & 29; Oct. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 31; and Nov. 1. The event will feature trick-or-treating, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes.” Guests of all ages are also welcome to dress up for the party (check the park costuming guidelines here).

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held Nov. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 & 28; and Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 22. The party will feature Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and much more.

  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $74 for adults and $69 for children (3-9).
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $89 for adults and $84 for children (3-9).

For more information and to order tickets, head to Disneyworld.com, call 407-W-DISNEY or contact your travel agent. You’ll want to get these tickets early, because certain popular dates may sell out fast. Reservations for event-night dining and dessert parties will open later this summer.

Walt Disney World Releases Dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Walt Disney World has released the official dates for the 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Ticket and pricing information is still to be made available.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

There are more party nights for 2017, along with dates beginning as early as August.

  • August 25 and 29
  • September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29
  • October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31
  • November 1

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

  • November 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28
  • December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Cancelled Tonight due to Hurricane Matthew

Walt Disney World has cancelled tonight’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party due to severe weather associated with the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.

If you have tickets to the event, you can call Disney Ticketing at 407-566-4985 for assistance.

Walt Disney World has not yet made any announcement regarding Friday’s party.

Walt Disney World Releases Details and Schedules for 2016 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Nights

The first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2016 will be held this Friday (September 2nd) at the Magic Kingdom. Here is a look at the entertainment schedule, dining, attractions, and trick or treat locations to help you plan your night.

The event begins at 7:00 PM and ends at midnight.  Party ticket holders can enter the park as early as 4 PM.

The hugely popular Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show at Cinderella Castle that debuted last year will be performed three times during each party at 9:15 PM, 10:40 PM  and 12:00 AM. Starting on September 16th there will be an additional show at either 8 PM or 7:45 PM.

The Mickey’s Boo-To-You Parade is held at 8:30 PM and 11:15 PM nightly. Happy Hallowishes fireworks are held at 10:15 PM.

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

Special merchandise and treats are back, with a special edition MagicBand, a special edition Trading Pin, and of course the event T-Shirt. Guests can get these at the Emporium. The Trading pin can also be found at Big Top Souvenirs.

Gaston’s Tavern will be selling a special Pumpkin Spiced cupcake.  Storybook Treats will have Candy Corn soft serve ice cream. The Main Street Bakery will be offering two special cupcakes, a spider cupcake and worms and dirt. The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor will have a special Creepy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich.

Entertainment

Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade – 8:30 PM and 11:15 PM, starts in Frontierland
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks – 10 PM
Celebrate the Magic – 10 PM
Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular – 9:15 PM, 10:40 PM, 12 AM.

Trick or Treat Locations

Adventureland

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

Liberty Square

  • Heritage House (Allergy Friendly)
  • Liberty Square Riverboat

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pete’s Silly Sideshow

Tomorrowland

  • Stitch’s Great Escape!
  • Carousel of Progress
  • Space Mountain
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

Available Attractions

No FastPass+ will be available

Main Street U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • A Pirate’s Adventure ~ Treasures of the Seven Seas

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Liberty Square

  • Haunted Mansion

Fantasyland

  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • 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 11pm)

Dining at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Main Street U.S.A.

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

Adventureland

  • Aloha Isla

Frontierland

  • Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn
  • Westward Ho

Liberty Square

  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Liberty Square market (until 9pm)
  • Columbia Harbor House (until 8pm)

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Hause (until 10pm)
  • The Friars Nook (until 10pm)
  • Storybook Treats
  • Gastons Tavern
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Cinderella’s Royal table

Tomorrowland

  • Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe
  • Cool Ship
  • The Lunching Pad