Though we're only halfway through July, Halloween is almost here as the 2018 edition of Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom will be kicking off in less than a month, with the first event night happening on August 17th, the earliest this event has ever been offered. And in case you need a bit of a reminder, here is the full schedule (as well as ticket prices): 

  • August 17, 24, 31; September 7, 14, 21, 25 - Adult $89, Child $84.
  • August 28; September 3, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 -  Adult $85, Child $80.
  • September 28, 30; October 2, 4 -  Adult $99, Child $94.
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26, 28, 30 - Adult $119, Child $114.
  • October 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 - Adult $109, Child $104. 
  • October 31 - Adult $125, Child $120

As you can see, this year's event will be offered for more nights than ever before, and though some might call this a bit excessive, Disney is also adding some new features to this year's event to try and bolster interest from fans who may have skipped the last few years...

1. Three attractions to get spooky new features for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Though the biggest draws for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party are the character interactions, the parade, the fireworks, and of course the candy, it looks like Disney is looking to pump some new energy into this event after a few years of stagnation by adding the following improvements to these three classic rides: 

  • Mad Tea Party: This attraction will take you for a colorful ride as new lighting and effects give a new spin on this classic spinning attraction in Fantasyland
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Over in Adventureland, new pirates will invade this attraction, interacting with sailing guests who will join the search for “Gunpowder Pete.” Though we don't know exactly where these new character interactions will take place (we'd guess it will be part of the queue), we're very excited to see what kind of interactive element comes to this attraction this fall. 
  • Space Mountain: Finally, over in Tomorrowland, guests who board this attraction will be able to hurtle through deep space as a new soundtrack and special effects transform the adventure. No information has been released on what exactly these new effects will be or how they'll relate to the Halloween holiday, but any update to the Magic Kingdom's version of this attraction is more than welcome. 

Image: Disney

Right now it looks like these changes and enhancements to these popular attractions will only be available  for guests attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, with the regular versions of these attractions available during regular hours for day guests. And though we're very excited to see these changes in action after hours at the Magic Kingdom during this annual event, these attraction enhancements aren't the only changes coming to 2018's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 



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