Halfway to Halloween: See What’s in Store at Disney Parks, Cruises, and More for Halloween 2024

by | May 6, 2024 | Disneyland Parks, DLR News, International Parks, Walt Disney World Events, WDW Blog

Disney is celebrating the official Halfway to Halloween mark with some big news! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and beyond.

Are you ready to celebrate all things spooky and seasonal this year for Halloween? We are, and we can’t wait for the frighteningly fun overlays, decorations, and parties to return at Disney theme parks – and other Disney destinations like Disney Cruise Line ships! This week, Disney is celebrating Halfway to Halloween and sharing a few sneak peeks at what’s in store for guests come fall.

When Halloween arrives this year, you’ll find countless ways to celebrate inside the theme parks, across the resorts, and even at sea. Take a look at what’s coming for Halloween 2024 below.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Returns in 2024

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Boo to You Parade

Photo by Andy Jerzewski

The guest-favorite Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is coming back to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World for another year of frights and fun! This separately ticketed event, which takes place on select nights from August through October 31, will kick off on August 9.

The dates for 2024 are:

  • August 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
  • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31

During the 2024 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates, guests can strike a pose with Mickey and Minnie in brand-new seasonal costumes. There will also be some thrilling new character experiences, too, including the chance to meet Bruno alongside Mirabel in the Fantasy Garden and a new DescenDANCE Party inspired by the upcoming Disney+ movie Descendants: The Rise of Red.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets will go on sale for guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green on May 8. Tickets will go on sale for all guests on May 15.

Oogie Boogie Bash is Back (With More Dates!)

Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure Park, halfway to halloween

Photo courtesy of Disney

At Disneyland Resort, Halloween Time will mark the return of the beloved Oogie Boogie Bash for 2024 – and this year, the spooky celebration will be bigger than ever before! When the party arrives at Disney California Adventure Park this year, it’ll offer more dates for plenty of after-hours Halloween fun.

Oogie Boogie Bash will return on 27 nights throughout the Halloween season, starting Sunday, August 25 through Thursday, October 31. This will be the first year that party dates are offered in August! Tickets aren’t available just yet, but will be available this summer.

All of the aspects guests love about Oogie Boogie Bash will return, too, including immersive treat trails, unique character sightings, themed merchandise, special seasonal entertainment, and exclusive food and beverages.

Halloween on the High Seas Sets Sail in 2024

Halfway to Halloween costume reveal for Mickey, Minnie, and Donald

Photo courtesy of Disney

Disney Cruise Line will set sail in 2024 with Halloween on the High Seas – a returning favorite for cruise guests! This year, Halloween on the High Seas will feature brand-new costumes for Mickey, Minnie, and Donald Duck. While Mickey and Minnie opt for some “batty” inspiration, Donald makes one very gentlemanly spider.

In addition to the opportunity to meet characters such as Mickey, Minnie, and Donald, this event out at sea also includes a scary good time filled with activities like Mickey’s Mouse-querade, trick or treating, and some spooky food and drinks.

Halloween on the High Seas is available on cruises setting sail on select dates in September and October.

Frightfully Fun New Merch is Coming

Halfway to Halloween, Haunted Mansion merch sneak peek

Photo courtesy of Disney

One of the best parts of the Halloween season at any Disney theme park or Disney Cruise Line sailing is the brand-new seasonal merch, and you’re in for a mix of returning favorites and fresh, frightening picks this year.

Disney shared a sneak peek at the 2024 Halloween merchandise, and it includes the return of those ever-popular Mickey Mouse pumpkins as well as clothing featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. Plus, Haunted Mansion fans won’t want to miss a brand-new collection inspired by the attraction itself.

International Theme Parks Will Celebrate Halloween in New Ways

Tokyo Disneyland's Spooky Boo Parade

Photo courtesy of Disney

Of course, Disney theme parks around the world will also get in on the Halloween fun. At Disneyland Paris, the Disney Halloween Festival will take place from October 1 to November 3, 2024. During this celebration, spellbinding events like Mickey’s Halloween Celebration, Disney villain meet and greets, and more will fill the park.

At Tokyo Disney Resort, guests can celebrate Disney Halloween from October 1 to November 7, 2024. The seasonal fun will include brand-new theming across Tokyo Disneyland, as well as new entertainment and more.

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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