Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom has a new Disney Halloween Fireworks Show. Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks replaced Hallowishes and if you’re planning to see this show, we have a few tips for you to make the most of it! But remember, this fireworks show is only available at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. So, if you want to see it in Magic Kingdom, make sure to buy a Party ticket. Here are 5 tips for viewing Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party runs from August 11- November 1, 2023.
This limited-capacity, nighttime event starts at 7 p.m. and allows guests to experience shorter wait times for attractions, themed food and beverage, and more. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green can purchase tickets starting April 27, and tickets will be available to all guests starting May 2. The event dates are:
- August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
- September: 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29
- October: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
- November: 1
Be sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party if you plan to visit for all the tips, tricks, and happenings. Here is a round-up of some of our best advice for the Not So Spooky Spectacular Disney Halloween Fireworks show.
Disney Halloween Fireworks Tips
While you can see the fireworks at MNSSHP from everywhere, there is no better spot than somewhere in front of the castle. And since these spots get filled up fast, and you don’t want to spend your party time saving a spot, here are our best tips.
This Disney Halloween Fireworks show takes place at 10:15 pm so it’s basically sandwiched in between the first and second Boo To You Parade. If you’re hoping to get a great spot, we recommend finding your place 30-60 minutes before the show starts depending on the crowd levels at your party.
Don’t Stand Too Close
The Not So Spooky Spectacular Disney Halloween Fireworks Show not only features fireworks but also projections on the castle and the spires on the side. If you’re too close, not only will you miss the projections, but you won’t be able to see the full effect of the projections on Cinderella’s Castle.
Don’t Stand Too Far Away
In addition to fireworks and projections, the Disney Halloween Fireworks show also features Jack Skellington himself! He tells a Halloween story right from Cinderella Castle and if you’re too far away, you won’t be able to see him. The best spot in our opinion is slightly in front of the Partners Statue. You’ll be able to see most of the projections and fireworks and won’t miss seeing The Pumpkin King in all his glory.
Have Your Camera Ready
One of our favorite things about this show is how easy it is to get pictures of it! Even if your camera is just your phone, many of the projections are bright enough that you should have no problem capturing a few amazing shots. Don’t stay on your phone or camera too long though, or you’re sure to miss something! Be sure to check out all our Disney Photography Tips to get inspired.
Speaking of missing something leads us to our last tip. Be sure to look up! Look up from your phone, up from your camera, up to the sky, and look all around! At 12 minutes in length, this is a pretty quick-moving show. The scenes can sometimes change very fast, and there’s a lot going on in this show. And while it’s extremely likely you’re not going to see everything, you’ll get the most out of the fireworks show by keeping your eyes on the sky.
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .