Celebrating Halfway to Halloween at Disney 2024

Celebrating Halfway to Halloween at Disney 2024

It may be spring, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all start looking forward to a bit more spooky and bit more spice, pumpkin spice that is! Every year, Disney parks celebrate Halfway to Halloween with celebrations on socials, watch parties, new Halloween snacks in the parks and more. Disney shares the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates, and all the new things we can expect in the fall. And every year we hop on the Halloween bandwagon sharing some of our favorite Disney Halloween outfits from the shop, and ideas to honor our second favorite time of year, Halloween. Take a break from your springtime plans for a few days to welcome the spooky season and enjoy the best of what Halloween has to offer! New snacks, specials, and announcements are all part of #halfwaytohalloween!

Fireworks at Disney's Cinderella Castle

Halfway to Halloween at Walt Disney World

Tune in on @DisneyParks channels for all things Halloween! In the middle of spring! Halfway to Halloween includes new snacks, and reasons to get ready for the spooky season. Celebrated at Disney Parks you can find new Halfway to Halloween Snacks, Disney announcements, and more as we honor spooky favorites, like the Sanderson sisters and Haunted Mansion. 

When is Halfway to Halloween at Disney World?

Halfway to Halloween at Disney Parks runs May 6-10, 2024. #HalfwaytoHalloween at Disney Parks typically happens at the “halfway” to Halloween point, typically late April or early May. However, given other things that may be competing for Disney’s marketing space (like Star Wars Season of the Force for May the 4th Be With You), it arrived the second week in May this year. 

Halloween at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024 |Select Nights August 9 to October 31, 2024

  • Dates: Select Nights August 9 to October 31, 2024
    • August 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
    • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • Time: 7:00 PM – Midnight
  • Ticket Cost: $119-$199 per ticket
  • Tickets on Sale for Resort Guests: May 8, 2024
  • Tickets on Sale for All Other Guests: May 15, 2024

This year’s separately ticketed event will kick off Aug. 9 and will take place on select nights through Oct. 31 at Disney World. Tickets go on sale for guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green on May 8. For all other guests, tickets will go on sale May 15.

To purchase tickets, visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween or call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-934-7639. Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can save $10 per ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party—valid only for event nights in August and September.

The biggest reason to celebrate Halfway to Halloween is the promise of dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Offered annually, this is the Best special event at Disney World and everyone knows it! Held on select nights from August through October, this Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park takes over the evening from 7pm- 12am. Offerings include special Halloween ride overlays, specialty Halloween snacks, the Boo to You Parade, special Halloween Fireworks, hosted by Jack Skellington himself, and a trick or treat trail. Not to mention loads of characters in their Halloween costumes you won’t see any other time of year.

Our best advice? Aim for a Weekday Evening. This party gets crowded on the weekend dates. 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. 

New looks for Mickey and Minnie at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

*New Experiences at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2024

  • New Costumes for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, featuring webby fun in purples and greens. 
  • More Disney Villains in the Park! Roaming the streets of Magic Kingdom, you can see Maleficent, Cruella, Jafar and more! You may even be able to grab photos, as these villains come out to play. 
  • DescenDANCE Party: Head to the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland for a Descendants Rave! Inspired by Descendants Rise of Red, this dance party will be happening all night! 
  • Meet Bruno Madrigal from Encanto: Catch the elusive Bruno in this new meet and greet for Halloween at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. You can find him and Mirabel in the Casita in Fairytale Garden. 
  • Mickey’s Boo to You Parade Starts at 8:15 PM! Perfect for families with small children, this new earlier start time for the Boo to you Parade means a whole lot more boo to you and you, before the kids start nodding off. 

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Halfway to Halloween Snacks at Disney World

In addition to the specialty flavors at Gideons Bakehouse at Disney Springs, Halfway to Halloween brings even more spooky to this creepy cute bakery! Plan to wait in line at the Disney Springs location ( but not too long) to get your hands on the spookiest, and tastes treats. A cookie, coffee and specialty cake slice for Halfway to Halloween are offered for a limited time only! So, if you’re in Orlando, be sure to grab them! 

Disneyland Haunted Mansion Holiday

Halfway to Halloween Week at Disneyland Resort

Halloween at Disneyland is always so much fun! And offers things you simply cannot find at Disney World. The Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion Halloween Overlay is a must see. And with things like the Headless Horseman statue in the park, and the Halloween Pumpkin Parade down Main Street, there’s a lot to look forward to! Oogie Boogie Party dates begin August 25, 2024. Also during Halloween time at Disneyland, you can see the larger than life rice krispie treat display in the Disney Grand Californian Lobby. If you’re in the parks for Halfway to Halloween, you can get a sneak peak of some of the new Halloween Snacks in the parks too. 

Oogie Boogie Bash tee

Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney’s California Adventure | Select Nights August 25- October 31, 2024

Featuring Oogie Boogie at his best, the Oogie Boogie Bash runs select nights starting August 25, 2024. Admission to this After Hours Party includes admission to Disney’s California Adventure and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads. Check out all the Details and Dates for the Oogie Boogie Bash in 2024

Kayla’s Cake in Downtown Disney District - Halfway to Halloween 2024

Halfway to Halloween Snacks at Disneyland

Skull Macarons | Kayla’s Cake at Downtown Disney

  • Skull Macarons: Macarons with vanilla confetti buttercream and a printed black skull haunt the bakery in time for Halfway to Halloween!

Halloween on the High Seas

Halfway to Halloween on Disney Cruise Line

Nothing is more fun than a Halloween on the High Seas Cruise with Disney. Offered on several ships, if you’re sailing on the Disney Wish, you even get the story of Boo the Halloween Tree as part of the fun! But, really, all the ships offer specialty snacks, characters in Halloween costumes, special Halloween movie viewings, and more! A Halloween costume parade, and themed Disney trivia, games, activities and more all add to the reasons why you should consider a Disney Cruise for Halloween. Sailing during the fall months you can catch a Halloween Cruise with Disney to a variety of places, including the Caribbean. 

*New* Halloween Character Costumes 2024

 Mickey and Minnie get new costumes as bats, and Donald Duck takes the stages as a spider. Only seen on Disney Cruise Halloween on the High Seas sailings. 

Halloween on the High Seas is Back for Disney Cruise Line in 2024

Halfway to Halloween Disney Merchandise

Celebrating Halloween in the middle spring doesn’t mean you have to wait for the best Halloween merch to arrive. Because the Disney Halloween Shop is always open! And Halfway to Halloween means a sneak peek at all the special Halloween Merchandise for 2024 coming to the parks, and Disney Store online. Of course you can also always head over to Polka Dot Pixie Shop too! We have a slew of Disney Halloween Shirts and designs in the shop, and add more to it every year! So take a browse and find something to wear for your next Disney trip. Check out all the New 2024 Disney Halloween Merch for the season

Halloween Shirts for Walt Disney World


Halfway to Halloween Disney Costumes

Want to test run a few of your best Halloween Costume ideas for the party? Guests are invited to celebrate Halfway to Halloween at Disney World and all Disney Parks as their favorite spooky characters in the parks to help celebrate Halfway to Halloween. Check out some of our favorite Disney Halloween costumes, perfect for the parks. Be sure to tag @disneyparks #HalfwaytoHalloween to share your best looks. 

Our Disney Haunted Mansion Halloween Costume Ideas, were perfect for the hot Florida weather, and made it easy to be festive while still managing all the walking, rides and long party hours. Or if you’re heading to the parks with friends or as a small family of three, there is nothing as fun as finding Disney Halloween Costumes For Three People. From the Ducktales, to Emperors New Groove and the Three Good Fairies, there are plenty of Disney Trio costumes to try out. Of course, one of our favorites, and most simple Disney Trio costume, was when we went as Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore. While you can pick any three characters, we found breezy t-shirt dresses to make Disney Halloween Costumes as Winnie the Pooh and Friends easy. 

Image of Haunted Mansion-inspired running shirt, perfect inspiration for the Disneyland Halloween 10K

runDisney Halloween DIY Shirt 

Grab the cut file for this Foolish Runner shirt from runDisney, and add it to your runDisney collection! Complete with Haunted Mansion wallpaper, this inspired design is perfect for any foolish mortal, and any runDisney event you have on the calendar. 

Celebrate Halfway to Halloween with the Disney Movie Insiders Oogie Boogie Sweepstakes

Disney Movie Insiders and Halfway to Halloween Sweepstakes! 

Celebrate Halfway to Halloween with the Disney Movie Insiders Oogie Boogie Sweepstakes! Head to @DisneyMovieInsiders on Instagram by May 12, 2024 to learn how to enter for your chance to win a frighteningly fun prize pack.

What’s your favorite Disney movie to watch during Halloween? 👻 Follow @DisneyMovieInsiders, then comment with your answer and #DMIOogieBoogieSweepstakes below for a chance to win a frighteningly fun prize pack. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 5/12/24 at 11:59 PM PT. Open to legal residents of the 50 US/DC/PR, 18+. Void where prohibited. Official Rules apply: http://di.sn/6000ZQFnw

Hades Blue Cocktail Disney Halloween Drinks

Halfway to Halloween with Disney at Home

If you still tending to your spring garden but want to honor a bit of Halloween at home, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the week. Disney is rolling out the red carpet and lots of scrolling on the Halloween page. Complete with recipes, watch party info, Hocus Pocus Wallpapers, and more! Check out Everything Disney Halloween! from fun trivia to announcements to Halloween DIY, there is plenty to be discovered. Here on the blog, you can find fun things perfect for a mini Halfway to Halloween celebration. The Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Copycat Recipe, is sure to hold you over, until the PSL is back. And 13 Days of Disney Halloween Drinks and Cocktails can fill some spooky evenings if you’re looking for a little more sass, courtesy of the Disney Villain. 

Disney Halloween DIY Craft

Disney Parks Blog is sharing even more ways you can get ready for Halloween early at home! Here are our favorite ways to tackle some Halloween projects for those times you want to just stay indoors crafting. Check out our Haunted Mansion Halloween Wreath DIY and Mickey Ghost Felt Pillow you can make now. 

Halfway to Halloween Decor

Potion bottles, ancient books, and glasses and jars, along with mismatched candlesticks can really set a mood! See what you have laying around that can add to your Halloween Decorations. Be sure to build in some Hidden Mickeys with random coins or spiders.

Add a little mystery at your next get-together, or even just dinner with these Hocus Pocus tabletop name placards. Check out the Hocus Pocus Spell Book Printable Placards. Shared by Disney Parks Blog as part of Halfway to Halloween! Have some crafting fun with these printable sheets to build your own Disney icons out of paper! Just download all the pieces and parts to create your own Haunted Mansion at home. Grab the instructions.

Halfway to Halloween Games

Plan for a Disney Halloween Game Night at your place, and settle in for fun and trivia. Print out the scorecards, and watch the video to play along. Or maybe charades are more your style. Grab these Disney Halfway to Halloween Charades for your spooky night in. 

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Halfway to Halloween Movies and Shows

There’s nothing better than settling into a batch of Halloween flicks for the day. Check out all our favorite Disney Channel Episodes for Halloween on Disney Plus, and our Disney Plus Halloween Movie List for the best things to watch on any upcoming rainy, cloudy or extra spooky day. 

Muppets Haunted Mansion Party

Halfway to Halloween Disney Parks Recipes

Or if you’re in the mood to tackle some of your favorite Disney Halloween Snacks to copycat home, check out Disney Parks Halfway to Halloween Recipes. Here you can grab all things pumpkin! Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin dip, and pumpkin cupcakes. Plus, if you’re in the mood for “poison” apples, don’t forget all the caramel apple reasons to celebrate Halfway to Halloween. Check out this Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Roll from Amorette’s Patisserie, to try your hand at Halloween Baking at home. 

Be sure to get creative! Use your favorite movies as inspiration for your next charcuterie board, cookie plate, or milkshake! Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloweentown, and Mickey’s Scariest Story Ever are all fun places to find your next bit of inspiration. 

Disney Halfway to Halloween Guide

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.

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