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This Disney World experience has returned after a two-year hiatus, and now it’s selling out FAST

The Walt Disney World Resort is an enormous place. The property owned by Disney on which the Resort is built spans some 47 square miles, meaning that–just like Walt once said–Disney World has the blessing of size; there’s enough land to build anything they can dream up. That also means there’s plenty of family fun, entertainment, special events, parades, rides, and attractions for everyone.

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Except when a special event begins to sell out.

That’s exactly what’s happening with a Guest-favorite event that has only just returned to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom this year, after a hiatus brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

For the first time since 2019, Magic Kingdom has begun welcoming Guests to experience Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which had beginning dates earlier this month. (Yes, we know it’s odd to see jack-o-lanterns in August, but hey, it’s Disney, so if you can dream it, you can do it.)

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This year’s series of not-very-scary parties at Magic Kingdom takes place on 37 different nights at Magic Kingdom, beginning in August and concluding in October. And even though it’s still the middle of the summer, dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are already selling out.

According to journalist Scott Gustin’s tweet on Friday evening, 15 of the 37 dates for Mickey’s party are already sold out. Tickets are selling almost as fast as hotcakes!

Gustin points out that in 2019, only 13 of the parties sold out. In 2018, five parties sold out, and the year before that, only four party dates sold out.

“At the current pace, 2022 will have 15 sold-out dates before we even reach the September 23 party,” Gustin projects.

As of Friday evening, these dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are fully booked.


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Whether tickets are selling out because everyone is in a Halloween mood this year, or because it’s been so long since Mickey’s last Halloween party, we aren’t sure. It might even be because the word is spreading that the Headless Horseman is riding again as part of Mickey’s Halloween festivities, and Guests haven’t seen that shadowy figure in three years!

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Guests who are looking to purchase tickets for the spooky event can do so by visiting Disney World’s official website, which also has all the details about Mickey’s Not So Scary bash at Magic Kingdom:

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Join some favorite Disney Characters for an evening of spirited fun.

Get your favorite costume ready! Come collect candies and treats while Magic Kingdom park thrills and chills you with eerie entertainment, delightful attractions, and some beloved Disney Characters.

Throughout the evening, you can:

  • Set your sights on the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular! Watch 3 sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom park.
  • Witness Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular—a wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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  • Boogie down at the Disney Junior Jam at Storybook Circus—featuring some favorite friends from Disney Junior shows. It’s perfect for young partygoers!
  • See some beloved Disney Characters during Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.
  • Collect a bag full of candy as you roam the trick-or-treat trails in search of some of your favorite sweets.
  • Revel in the extraordinarily enchanting atmosphere of Magic Kingdom Park during this limited-capacity event.

Best of all, this event is “not-so-scary”—so children of all ages can join in the fun!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!