Closer Look at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013: New characters, effects freshen Walt Disney World event

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The always-popular Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has developed a following for featuring much of the same festive entertainment year after year. Its staples include the Boo To You parade, Happy HalloWishes fireworks show, and plenty of opportunities to grab candy.

Each year it’s interesting to see how Disney decides (or doesn’t decide) to update the event, sometimes making only subtle tweaks while on occasion giving pieces of the party an overhaul. The last time the Not-So-Scary event received a major update was a few years ago in the addition of Dr. Facilier to the Disney Villains stage show. Now for 2013, more new characters and some fancy special effects share the spotlight to give repeat visitors something new to look forward to.

In the spirit of keeping things fresh, here we take a “closer look” at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, almost exclusively through the use of zoom lenses. With so much of the evening’s entertainment seen from afar, this photo series offers an up-close view of the entertainment that offers more than meets the naked eye.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Decorations

Mickey Mouse pumpkins illuminate Main Street USA while eerie lighting and fog effects create the mood throughout much of the rest of the park, from The Haunted Mansion to Fantasyland and beyond, all accompanied by spooky music.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Characters

Jack Skellington and Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” steal the show in Town Square by giving a few Halloween scares to those who pose for pictures with them. The Monsters Inc duo of Mike and Sulley turn Tomorrowland into a “Scream Party” dancing the night away while other characters meet and greet throughout the park, some rarely seen like Tarzan.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Villains Mix and Mingle Stage Show

Those looking for more character fun will find it in the Villains Mix and Mingle stage show, enhanced this year with Cinderella Castle projections. This group comes down off the stage after their performance to meet with guests.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Boo To You Parade

But the biggest display of Disney characters can be found in the Boo To You Parade, featuring everyone from pirates to ghosts to chickens and even more Disney Villains. It’s essentially the same parade each year, but it’s a fan favorite that many wouldn’t want to see touched. Standing directly opposite Cinderella Castle while watching the parade offers an interesting background for photos as the characters pass by, including the Headless Horseman.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Happy HalloWishes Fireworks

The scream-filled fireworks show of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is also worth taking a closer look, with Cinderella Castle bathed in vibrant colors and designs accompanied by bursts behind.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Food and Merchandise

Naturally the Halloween party extends into purchases, from freebies to souvenirs to sweet treats – for those who feel the pounds of candy being handed out throughout the night just aren’t enough.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has formed its own traditions, keeping much of the entertainment the same for returning guests to look forward to. But the addition of Jack and Sally along with impressive new projections on Cinderella Castle, there’s just enough new entertainment to keep visitors surprised and excited while celebrating this only slightly spooky event.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

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16 Comments

  1. Jeff Lynch

    Where’s pictures of Tarzan? I love, love, love seeing Tarzan. He is so hunky and handsome. More Tarzan please!!!

    1. Buck

      What’s Tarzan got to do with Halloween?

  2. Ryan R

    I wish I could go there and see it for myself.

  3. cornjob

    Looks like so much fun. I just hate they way they made the Jack character look. It’s normal then bulbous at the top, like he has a bug’s head.

  4. Peish

    I’m trying to get tickets for the 18th but they are all sold out. Any idea on how I can get tickets now?

  5. Margo Finney

    Is tinkerbell going to be at the 10/10/13 Mickeys Halloween party?

    1. Jason Culp

      Tinkerbell is in the same place as always. I would reserve her meeting for normal hours as she doesn’t have anything special in the nook. We met Jack. Its weird from a distance, but it is so he can talk, the lower piece is the characters actually mouth. He sounds just like in the movie.

  6. Cristina

    Great shots. What kind of settings are you using at night?

  7. Ryan R

    I like how they made the Tangled Tower all dark and gloomy and that The Monsters Inc show has faces flying all around it. By the way one cast member in the picture is flippin scary.

  8. Gizmo Jones

    Some of your image links are broken.

    I would like to hope that you ask permission for posting photos of guests you do not know on your website – you’re getting paid for the views of their photos, correct? If I saw my child’s photo on here without permission, I’d be quite perturbed with the situation.

  9. Mark Foster II

    Cool pictures! I hope to take my family there for the festivities one year!!!!!

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