Halloween at Disney World | What You Need to Know (2022 Edition)

Last Updated on: October 15th, 2023

Disney World at Halloween time is a truly amazing place and fun for your entire family. Believe it or not, the celebration kicked off in mid-August this year!

Yes, they celebrate Halloween at Disney World in August. Just go with it.

Anyways, here is everything else we know so far about this year’s Halloween celebration.

Disney World’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022 Details:

2022 Event Dates and Start Time:

Disney World's Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022

  • August 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30
  • September 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 30
  • October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31

The party begins at 7pm each day, but attendees can enter the Magic Kingdom at 4pm using their party tickets.

2022 Ticket Pricing:

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $109 (ages 10+) and $99 (ages 3-9) in advance and go up in price as the calendar creeps closer to Halloween night, for which a ticket will run you $199 plus tax.

Costume Guidelines:

Before you arrive dressed up for the occasion, please read this helpful post about the costume guidelines at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for children and adults.

Special Events:

We know that a few of the more popular Magic Kingdom Halloween events are returning including the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show in front of Cinderella Castle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and the “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks show.

Disney World's Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022

Image Credit Disney

Here is a bit more detail on some of the Disney World Halloween special events (source)

  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. Chills, thrills and villains join in a wickedly fun celebration hosted by the Sanderson Sisters, a trio of witch sisters from Disney’s live action film Hocus Pocus. The mischievous sisters are joined by dancers, more Disney Villains and other-worldly visual effects. It’s a Halloween party not to be missed, and it takes place at Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. This show occurs at 8:35pm, 10:45pm, 12am during August and September and :40pm, 8:35pm, 10:45pm, 12am in October.
  • Max Goof (as Powerline) Pre-Parade Cameo. Fans of A Goofy Movie will want to show up to Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade early to see Max Goof and friends cosplaying as Powerline and dancing down the parade route. This is a new feature for 2022.
  • Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween ParadeLed by the Headless Horseman, it’s masquerade mania as favorite Disney characters dress up for the occasion and ghostly floats bring the frights and sounds of the season to Main Street, U.S.A. and other Magic Kingdom viewing locations. The parade steps off in Frontierland at 9:15pm and 11:15pm.
  • Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular. This show centers on Jack Skellington, of The Nightmare Before Christmas and features Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald visiting a haunted house. It features updated state-of-the-art projections, lasers, lighting and fireworks. The show fills the sky above Cinderella Castle starting at 10:15pm on party nights.
  • Zom-Beatz Bash! New for 2022, Zombies and Cheerleaders from Disney’s popular Zombies movie franchise will take over Cosmic Ray’s for a dance part of some sort. If your kids (or you) are a fan of the Disney Channel original movie series, be sure to stop by and check out the goings-ons.

Attractions Open During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022:

During the Halloween nighttime festivities, many rides stay open through the night, giving guests a unique opportunity to ride some of the Magic Kingdom’s most popular rides with little-to-no wait time. A few years ago, we were able to ride Big Thunder Mountain 3 straight times without waiting in between.

Most of the major rides stay open during the party with a few closing down mostly due to cast members using them as trick or treat stops or special character meet and greets. Here is a quick rundown of the rides that are usually open during the Halloween party. Of course, this is very much subject to change without notice.



Liberty Square


Storybook Circus


Magic Kingdom Trick or Treat Locations:

(Note: These locations are very much subject to change without notice to this site. Upon entry to the park, be sure to get a special party map and then be on the lookout for the trick or treat markers throughout the park.)

  • Main Street USA – Market Street
  • Adventureland – Jungle Cruise entrance and Tortuga Tavern
  • Frontierland – Splash Mountain, Miner’s Cove and Country Bear Jamboree
  • Liberty Square – The Diamond Horseshoe
  • Fantasyland – Pinocchio Village Haus, Mickey’s Philharmagic, Pete’s Silly Sideshow, Ariel’s Grotto
  • Tomorrowland – Cosmic Ray’s, Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, Carousel of Progress

Disney Character(s) in this Post:

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.