Earlier this year we got the first news about some of the Magic Kingdom's fall events, including Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which is now starting earlier than ever, as well as some initial details about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. However, in recent days Disney has filled in some new details for 2018's fall and winter events, and if you're planning on visiting Walt Disney World this fall, here's everything you need to know:
1. All holidays have been moved forward
As mentioned previously, the 2018 edition of Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party will feature more dates than ever before, as Disney has made the truly unprecedented step of expanding Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party into the middle of August, with the first party date set for August 18th. And though the timing of the holiday doesn't really affect the dates of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (which will still be offered on pretty much the same dates in 2018 as it was in 2017), it looks like another park will be moving the Christmas holidays forward: Epcot
It was confirmed this week that the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will kick off earlier than ever on November 18th and run all the way through to December 30th. In addition, the Candlelight Processional will open early this year for Thanksgiving on November 22nd and will also run through December 30th.
Though it has become a bit of a running joke that Disney is trying to move to a year-round holiday schedule, what was once a tongue-in-cheek comment has now become closer to reality as Disney continues to fill up their calendar as much as possible. And speaking of...
2. New post-fireworks dessert party to take place at seasonal events
Last week it was announced that Disney would be expanding its Fireworks Dessert Party upcharge offerings to include a new After the Fireworks option. Priced at $69 for adults and $41 for children, the party offers viewing of the fireworks from the Plaza Gardens, and then a dessert party in the Tomorrowland Terrace after the festivities have concluded. And though we don't have specifics yet, it has now been confirmed that this post-Fireworks dessert party will also be offered during both Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, with special treats themed to the holidays on offer during this additional dessert party option.