Disney to share 'exciting news and updates' from Disney Parks as part of this week's Halfway to Halloween celebration

Apr 17, 2023 in "Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party"

Posted: Monday April 17, 2023 10:09am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney is celebrating Halfway to Halloween this week and promises exciting news and updates from Disney Parks around the world.

While Disney isn't giving away many clues, we expect to hear details on the 2023 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party season. The 2022 party was announced on April 28 last year, with tickets going on sale mid-May.

Disney also says there will be a full celebration of the fan-favorite Haunted Mansion attraction. We may find out more about the introduction of the Hatbox Ghost at Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion which was announced at D23 Expo in 2022.

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Doberge26 days ago

I like the idea of everything announced in one day, even if just trickled slowly throughout the day.

JustInTime26 days ago

Maybe so. I can see them moving away from the week long format. Which is unfortunate for me as a big Halloween fan.

trainplane326 days ago

Maybe?

Sirwalterraleigh26 days ago

Now now… There’s an “exclusive” Loungefly…so at least one person thought of it 2 weeks ago and made the call to the “youth factory” behind the castle at Shanghai Disneyland to get those puppies made

JustInTime26 days ago

I totally agree. We don’t have long at all until the parties start.

networkpro26 days ago

What and miss the DHS 35th celebration that took a week to plan and advertise ?

Animaniac93-9826 days ago

I guess their focus is on pushing Summer. As soon as they announce MNSSHP and/or Fall discounts, then people start thinking about the next season. (except in WDW, Halloween IS Summer. I don't think they should wait until May to talk about an August event)

ToTBellHop26 days ago

Definitely unusual to pass up on a marketing opportunity. Not sure what’s up.

JustInTime26 days ago

Sorry to bump this - but it’s unusual Disney isn’t doing halfway to Halloween week like they have in years past. There is still a chance we could get everything announced in one day on 4/30 or 5/1. Thoughts?

RoadiJeffNov 02, 2023

The costume thing gets even better. I walked up to Peter Pan's Flight and as I started to get in the 30 minute wait standby line I said to the cast member that I was trying to get back to Neverland and asked her if this was the way. She said yes and also that I could get there quicker by using her lightning lane. She unclipped the rope and let me in. Thanks, Jess. :) After the 9:15 parade, I ducked into one of the gift shops along Main Street, mainly to warm up because it was about 59 degrees and windy. Peter Pan didn't have a jacket. As I was walking around the shop, a cast member approached me and gave me this. I was in the MK from early morning until after 11pm. The crowd level was VERY low for much of the day before the party began. Many of the rides were walk-on or perhaps no more than a 5 minute wait. A walk-on for Space Mountain? Wow. Later in the evening, I guess the cool weather started to get to people and rides like Jungle Cruise were walk-on. Same corny jokes, I just didn't have to wait in line for a chance to hear them. :p

RoadiJeffNov 02, 2023

I'm at the party right now, been here since 9am. Disney apparently told the cast to not have any leftover treats. My treat bag that they gave me was nearly full by 7:30 and they didn't start passing out treats until close to 7:00. I dressed as Peter Pan and as I was walking around I discovered Disney's version posing for pics. I shouted, "Hey, there can only be one of me." We laughed and the cast member who was escorting him took a pic. I'm having a ton of fun.

gerararNov 02, 2023

The 6pm Tron VQ drop lasted for ~1 hour 14 mins for tonight's party. For comparison to the usual 6pm drop during the last recent parties on Thursday (10/26), Friday (10/27), Sunday (10/29), and Tuesday (10/31): As tonight is the final and last party night, this now concludes the tracking for the Tron Virtual Queue during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! 🎃👻

gerararNov 01, 2023

The 6pm Tron VQ drop lasted for ~2 hours 45 mins for tonight's party. Note, this is the longest the 6pm VQ drop has been open during a MNSSHP party, on Halloween too! For comparison to the usual 6pm drop during the last recent parties on Thursday (10/26), Friday (10/27), and Sunday (10/29):

SquishyOct 31, 2023

Mustve ran out or supply got moved elsewhere, would be pretty silly to budget cut a few shells like that.