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1995: ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter (now Stitch’s Great Escape!)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 25 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Ca’Sandra Philips, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

Terror was granted a new life form in this former Magic Kingdom attraction. Today, Magic Kingdom Park’s haunts are on the happier side, with experiences including the seasonal Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party. Get the inside scoop on this delightfully ghoulish after-hours event.   

Where else in the world can you have a boo-tastical time while mingling with a famous mouse?  Of course it’s Walt Disney World Resort!  This is a great time to join Mickey and the gang at Magic Kingdom park for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  It is so magical to see one of Disney’s popular theme parks transformed into a happy, haunted playground.  But have no worries, this is one kid-friendly Halloween Party. 

Guests, including the big “kids,” are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes.  You better believe guests of all ages are very creative with their costumes.  Guests will want to forego their “healthy habits” as the candy is plentiful during Trick-or-Treating.  That’s right; guests can Trick-or-Treat around the Magic Kingdom during the Halloween Party.  Don’t be afraid to let loose and collect some great candy.  If you’re attending the Halloween Party with your family or friends, go ahead and have a little friendly competition called, “Who Can Collect the Most Candy?”

One of the highlights of this spook-tacular party is seeing the Headless Horseman in Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade.  This isn’t just any Disney parade; it includes Disney Characters and stars of Magic Kingdom park’s iconic Haunted Mansion attraction. This will be a chance to see the characters dressed up in their best Halloween costumes, too.  Where else will you get to see a parade with floats of Disney’s infamous villains!  You will have the opportunity to see the parade on two different occasions, as it is usually held two times during the Halloween Party. 

If fireworks are your thing, then you must see “Happy HalloWishes!” This is a spectacular fireworks show dedicated to the season.  It’s a party in the sky thrown by all the Grim Grinning Ghosts.  Please don’t fret – this is one time you will love to see ghosts, as they are “not so scary.”

Many of the attractions in Magic Kingdom are still open during the Halloween Party.  Guests can have a magical and spooky time being whisked through space (Space Mountain) or the wilderness (Big Thunder Mountain) in their favorite costumes.  A few Counter Service dining locations are also open during the party.  But who needs food when you have a slew of candy? 

I’m sure you will have a boo-tastical time in my favorite theme park – Magic Kingdom!


1994: First Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (The Window seat)

1993: Construction Underway: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) (The Window Seat)

1992: Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom Park) (The Window Seat)




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