Disclosure: I was invited to Disney’s media night for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018, however, all opinions are my own.
What a night! The first night of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party did not disappoint. There were characters and rides and desserts and candy and new ride overlays, and fireworks and did I say candy?
This is my favorite event at Walt Disney World, so while I knew I would have fun, I didn’t know there would be so many new amazing additions this year. The “new stuff” can be broken down into three main categories: food, entertainment, and merchandise. I will go through each but be warned, reading this post will make you want to buy a ticket ASAP.
(Please note, while most of these desserts are new, a couple of them are repeats from last year.) We were treated (haha) to a special cooking demo where we saw exactly how the not so poison apples are constructed, and then we got to eat our own. I can attest that they are very delicious but VERY rich and sweet. No way I could have eaten a whole one by myself.
No-So-Poison Apple Cupcake – Main Street Bakery
Maleficent Dessert – Storybook Treats
Madame Leota Dessert – Liberty Square Market
Hitchhiking Ghost Dessert – Aloha Isle
Worms & Dirt – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
Jack Skellington Cake Push Pop – Sleepy Hollow
Oogie Boogie Meringue – Gaston’s Tavern
Pumpkin chesecake – Main Street Bakery
Candy corn milkshake with cotton candy and Mickey marshmallow:
There are other offerings like a burger with tater tots and special nachos, the above were just things we were able to take photos of.
Related: Tips for taking your toddler or preschooler to Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party
This year just so happens to be the 25th anniversary of one of my ALL TIME favorite movies, Hocus Pocus. I was super pumped a few years about when the Sanderson sisters were added to the stage show line up at the party, so you can imagine my excitement when I got to see all the special 25th-anniversary merchandise.
I purchased the black cauldron mug, it was just so adorable and I had to get something to commemorate the 25th anniversary.
It’s all so cute! I may or may not also have my eye on the amuck amuck amuck spirit jersey.
There are ornaments, shirts, pins, a mug, bag, and so much more all for Hocus Pocus.
There are also special annual passholder options available for purchase.
I also was smitten over this adorable glow in the dark magic band. The box glows, too!
In addition to the Hocus Pocus amazing-ness, there was regular Halloween merchandise. I snagged a few photos for you:
Merchandise can be found during the event at the Emporium on Main Street, and at Big Top Souvenirs in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland. Frontier Trading Post will also offer the event pins.
New this year on the entertainment front, three rides have had special elements added to them:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Live action pirates have been added to the ride, as you search for “Gunpowder Pete” on your journey. We had the privilege of hearing all about it and more from a cast member and his pirate friend.
Space Mountain: Hurdle through space completely in the dark with a new soundtrack and special effects.
Mad Tea Party: As you spin faster and faster there are new lights and a cool new spooky soundtrack.
Also new for this year is a Disney Junior dance party in the Storybook Circus area of Fantasyland. Here you can party with a DJ and friend like Doc MuStuffins and Timon from the Lion Guard.
Whether it is your first or fifteenth time at the party, there is something for everyone. We watched the parade, fireworks, and got tons of candy. The decorations are on point, the vibe is amazing, and it’s the most fun you will have this Halloween season.
What is your favorite part of the party? Any new food you are excited to try or merchandise you are ready to buy? Stay tuned later this week for a video recap of our night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018!
Visit MickeyHalloween.com for ticket info, and start planning your visit for these party nights: August 24, 28, 31; September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30; October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, and 31. Prices start at $75 for adults.
Check out this video I took at the party!
*If you want to check out all my Instagram stories from the night of the party, go to my profile and click the highlight titled “Mickey’s NSSHP”