Disney World and Disneyland Unveil Halloween Offerings for 2023

With after-hour events and festive food and merchandise, Halloween is a big deal at Disney's theme parks in Orlando and Anaheim.
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom (Photo: Disney)
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom (Photo: Disney)

When you think of spring break, you probably think of flowers in bloom, early season baseball, and maybe packing up your winter accessories. But for Disney (and Disney fans), spring means looking ahead to all things Halloween. It might only be April, but Disney just dropped a whole slew of announcements about upcoming events for the summer and fall.

Halloween is a big deal at Disney’s theme parks in Orlando and Anaheim, with after-hour events and festive food and merchandise taking over the parks on both coasts. This year will be no different, with the return of many fan-favorite parties, entertainment offerings, and much more in time for spooky season.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Returns to Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World’s annual Halloween celebration, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, will return to Magic Kingdom on select nights beginning August 11, 2023. The after-hours event features seasonal treats, festive character meet-and-greets, plus plenty of playfully spooky entertainment that the entire family can enjoy. And, of course, there will be plenty of candy handed out to trick-or-treaters of all ages by Disney cast members throughout the park.

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Returning entertainment will include Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, the nighttime fireworks show Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular, as well as everyone’s favorite Sanderson Sisters in “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.” New to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction, TRON Lightcycle/Run. Guests attending the Halloween party will be able to ride TRON via its virtual queue system. Attendees will have their own opportunity to secure a virtual queue during the party.

Tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will go on sale on April 27 for guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and on May 2 for the general public. Ticket prices range from $109 to $199 per guest ages 10 and up, and $99 to $189 per guest ages three to nine. Disney’s annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can save $10 per ticket for select party nights.

Halloweentime Is Back in 2023 at Disneyland Resort

Oogie Boogie Bash will return to Disney California Adventure Park this fall (Photo: Disney)
Oogie Boogie Bash will return to Disney California Adventure Park this fall (Photo: Disney)

Over on the West Coast, Disneyland is gearing up for the return of Halloween this fall as well. It was announced that Oogie Boogie Bash will once again take place on select nights at Disney California Adventure, though exact dates have not been revealed at this time.

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Last year, Oogie Boogie Bash took place on select nights from September 6 through October 31, so you can likely expect similar dates this year. Oogie Boogie Bash includes rare and villainous character meet-and-greets, the fan-favorite Frightfully Fun Parade, plus the immersive Villains Grove at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. 

Seasonal treats will be available throughout Disneyland Resort during the Halloween season, along with new festive outfits for Mickey Mouse and friends at Disneyland Park. 

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