Disney Experiences Celebrates a Wickedly Wonderful Halfway to Halloween

Happy #HalfwaytoHalloween! Disney Experiences is once again celebrating the halfway point to the Halloween season with some mischievous news and announcements that will brighten even those who are rotten to the core. With wickedly fun entertainment updates, frighteningly fabulous Halloween merchandise, and scarily stunning wallpapers, we’re compiling some dastardly delightful ways to celebrate Halfway to Halloween. Gaze into the magic mirror and read on to see what tricks we’ve got up our sleeves for the Halloween season and beyond across Disney Experiences!

Walt Disney World
Cinderella Castle during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Experience favorite entertainment, new offerings, and trick-or-treating during the highly anticipated return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort! Get ready to strike a pose with Mickey and Minnie in their new costumes during the party, meet Bruno alongside Mirabel in the Fantasy Garden, and even show off your best villain dance moves in the new DescenDANCE Party inspired by the upcoming Disney+ movie,  “Descendants: The Rise of Red,” during this year’s separately ticketed event, which will kick off on Aug. 9 and will take place on select nights through Oct. 31.  

Don’t miss out on all the spooktacular fun and be sure to secure your spot. Event tickets go on sale for guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, and Shades of Green starting May 8. Tickets will be available to all guests starting May 15.

Disneyland Resort
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort

With more nights than ever before, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will return to Disney California Adventure park for the 2024 Halloween season, with plenty of villains lurking at every corner! For a frightfully fun time at this separately ticketed, after-hours event, guests of all ages are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costumes* and enjoy an evening of immersive treat trails, unique character sightings, special entertainment, themed merchandise, food and beverages available only during Oogie Boogie Bash nights, and so much more! 

Admission to the after-hours event also includes entrance to Disney California Adventure park three hours before the party begins and unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from the party. Make sure to mark your calendars because Oogie Boogie Bash will be returning on 27 select enchanting nights from: Sunday, Aug. 25; Tuesday, Aug. 27; Thursday, Aug. 29; Tuesday, Sept. 3; Tuesday, Sept. 10; Thursday, Sept. 12; Sunday, Sept. 15; Tuesday, Sept. 17; Thursday, Sept. 19; Sunday, Sept. 22; Tuesday, Sept. 24; Thursday, Sept. 26; Sunday, Sept. 29; Tuesday, Oct. 1; Thursday, Oct. 3; Sunday, Oct. 6; Tuesday, Oct. 8; Thursday, Oct. 10; Sunday, Oct. 13; Tuesday, Oct. 15; Thursday, Oct. 17; Sunday, Oct. 20; Tuesday, Oct. 22; Thursday, Oct. 24; Sunday, Oct. 27; Tuesday, Oct. 29; and Thursday, Oct. 31 — Halloween night!

Be sure to check out the Bone Chillin’ Halloween Merchandise Preview for an early look at some of the merchandise you’ll be able to find at Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, and stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog in the coming weeks for even more details for this year’s Oogie Boogie Bash, including when tickets will go on sale!

Halloween on the High Seas
Halloween on the High Seas is Back for Disney Cruise Line in 2024

Halloween on the High Seas sets sail again for Disney Cruise Line in 2024! This year, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck don new costumes for the celebration! Mickey and Minnie are both dapper and spooky in their batty ensembles, and never to be outdone, Donald has put together a gentleman spider costume sure to impress (His spidery legs are ready to boogie!). Check out the crew in their newest ensembles, have a scarily good time at Mickey’s Mouse-querade, trick or treat, and nibble on frightening eats and drinks on Halloween on the High Seas sailings setting sail on select dates in September and October.

Disney Treasure
The Haunted Mansion Parlor

In addition, to really celebrate #HalfwaytoHalloween, we’re revealing new spooky décor details coming to the Haunted Mansion Parlor on the Disney Treasure, which sets sail this December. From a ghost fish aquarium to an eerie portrait gallery, there will be so much to explore in this first-of-its-kind bar. When the ship launches later this year, you’ll be invited to experience the next chapter of the Haunted Mansion saga for yourself! 

A “Shriek Peek” at New and Returning Merchandise

Happy haunts will materialize this Halloween season while shopping at Disney Parks and on DisneyStore.com. Between the return of the popular Mickey Mouse pumpkin home décor, frightfully fun clothes featuring Mickey Mouse and Friends, and a hauntingly new collection inspired by the Haunted Mansion, there’s tricks and treats aplenty and even more surprises coming later this season! Read our shriek peek to find even more fun coming this Halloween.

Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, House of De Vil-lains, award-winning show “Let’s Get Wicked”

It’s time for frights and thrills at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. From Sept. 12 to Oct. 31, come experience Halloween where favorites such as House of De Vil-lains, award-winning show “Let’s Get Wicked” and Nightmare Before Dinner experience, complete with character greetings and an atmosphere show, will return. 

Disneyland Paris
Disney Halloween Festival returning in 2024 to Disneyland Paris

Your upcoming visit to Disneyland Paris just got a little ghastly. You heard it here first — Disney Halloween Festival will be Oct. 1 to Nov. 3! Relish in this spellbinding atmosphere with the return of fan-favorite show Mickey’s Halloween Celebration, meet your favorite Disney Villains, experience the iconic Phantom Manor, and so much more! 

Tokyo Disney Resort
2024 Disney Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort

You’re invited to Disney Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort! Enjoy brand new theming at Tokyo Disneyland, new entertainment and more from Oct. 1 to Nov. 7. Can’t wait? Catch your favorite Disney Villains year-round at Tokyo Disneyland in the Club Mouse Beat and Mickey’s Magical World shows!

Descendants: The Rise of Red

Halfway to Halloween is the perfect time to start preparing to visit our favorite villains – and heroes – in Auradon once again for the newest installment in the mega-hit “Descendants” franchise. “Descendants: The Rise of Red” follows Red, the daughter of the Queen of Hearts, who is forced to team up with her opposite Chloe, Cinderella’s daughter, when they travel back in time to save Auradon. The Disney Original movie starts streaming July 12 on Disney+, but you can now stream the first single from the movie, “What’s My Name (Red Version).” In this new music video, China Anne McClain reprises her “Descendants 2” anthem as Uma, the daughter of Ursula, alongside Kylie Cantrall who stars as newcomer Red.  

Vinyl album, “Music From Descendants”

The track will be featured on the soundtrack set for release on July 12, the same day “Descendants: The Rise of Red” arrives on Disney+. As you eagerly await the new film, get into the villainous spirit with the greatest hits vinyl album, “Music From Descendants,” featuring hit songs from the first three films, now available for purchase, or cozy up and read “Beyond the Isle of the Lost” by New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz, a madcap prequel to “Descendants: The Rise of Red.”

Disney Networks

It’s almost time. Follow @31nightsofhalloween for updates as they count down the days until 31 Nights of Halloween, playing all October, only on Freeform.

In the meantime, you can celebrate Huluween early by streaming movies the whole family can enjoy. Hulu is your home for Halloween screams all year long, visit https://www.hulu.com/hub/huluween for more.

Disney Movie Insiders
Celebrate Halfway to Halloween with the Disney Movie Insiders Oogie Boogie Sweepstakes

Celebrate Halfway to Halloween with the Disney Movie Insiders Oogie Boogie Sweepstakes! Head to @DisneyMovieInsiders on Instagram by May 12, 2024 to learn how to enter for your chance to win a frighteningly fun prize pack.

Image of Haunted Mansion-inspired running shirt, perfect inspiration for the Disneyland Halloween 10K

Welcome, foolish runners. It’s time to gear up for runDisney haunts to make their way to The Happiest Place on Earth for a grim grinning good time during the sold-out 2024 Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend, with race training officially beginning this week. As you kindly step out for your miles, prepare to appear in your corruptible, mortal state with this Haunted Mansion-inspired running shirt, perfect inspiration for the Disneyland Halloween 10K. Visit here to make your own shirt as well as to download official runDisney training programs to prepare for the all-new race weekend this September.

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons
new Disney wedding dresses inspired by some of your favorite villains

In time for Halfway to Halloween, four new Disney wedding dresses inspired by some of
your favorite Villains including Ursula, Jafar, the Evil Queen, and Maleficent launched
earlier this year. Whether you’re planning your big day or just love ghostly wedding inspiration, check out five Villainous Ways to Inspire your Disney Wedding Week Experience from our experts at Disney Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.

Disney Eats

Get in the spooky spirit this week with sweet treats from Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs and Kayla’s Cake in Downtown Disney District, including the following offerings.

Kayla’s Cake in Downtown Disney District - Halfway to Halloween 2024

Kayla’s Cake (Available May 6-9, or while supplies last):

  • Skull Macarons: Macarons with vanilla confetti buttercream and a printed black skull haunt the bakery in time for Halfway to Halloween!
Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs - Halfway to Halloween 2024

Gideon’s Bakehouse (Available May 6-8, or while supplies last):

  • Mephistophelittle’s Hand Pie: Is this the biggest dessert ever to come from Gideon’s? Enjoy this flaky pastry completely packed with chocolate chip cookie dough and lined with dulce de leche! (Limit two per person) 
  • The Frankenstein Cookie: Just for Halfway to Halloween, this October favorite is brought back to life! Made from pieces of all the candies you want in your treat bag, you’ll find M&M’S, crushed Cookies ‘n Cream, and chocolate chips in every bite! (Limit two per person)
  • Gideon’s Trading Card Series 3: Be on the lookout for free trading cards hidden at the bottom of every medium and large cookie box! Only for Halfway to Halloween, you can get a free Barnabas Mephistophelittle Promo Card with your purchase!
  • Barnabas Mephistophelittle Merchandise: Don’t miss brand new merchandise featuring Gideon’s Halfway to Halloween Ambassador, Barnabas Mephistophelittle, including a collector’s pin and 24oz cold brew tumbler! 

Follow along on the Disney Parks Blog for all things Halfway to Halloween and share on social how you’re celebrating halfway to the spooky season by tagging @DisneyParks and using #HalfwaytoHalloween.

*The number of tickets available for each event date are limited. Costumes are subject to Disney special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress/. Only select attractions, experiences, offerings, and services will be available during the event. Disney Genie+ Service is not available during the event. Offer, event, and event elements may be modified and limited in availability, and are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice or liability.