Disney Parks Conjures Up Annual Halfway to Halloween Celebration Today

Happy #HalfwaytoHalloween! Today we are celebrating what makes Disney Parks eerily awesome as we share wickedly wonderful news and first looks that are sure to impress both foolish mortals and happy haunts alike. From devilish delicacies and ghoulish wallpapers to hauntingly beautiful weddings, costumes for the whole family and a first look at an otherworldly novel, you’ve already seen so many ways this week to join in on the frightful fun, but you didn’t need Madame Leota to predict that we were just getting started. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for the Halloween season and beyond across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products!

Walt Disney World

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is returning! Kicking off on Aug. 11 and running during select nights through Nov. 1, the separately ticketed, limited-capacity, after-hours event at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort brings Halloween fun for everyone. Full of tricks and treats for ghosts and ghouls of all ages, be sure to secure your spot when tickets go on sale on Tuesday, May 2.

Disneyland Resort
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party

For a grim, grinning good time, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will also return this Halloween season! On select nights this fall, this separately-ticketed, limited-capacity, after-hours event at Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort will bring devious delights that Oogie Boogie himself would be proud of. For more Halfway to Halloween fun from the Disneyland Resort, be sure to read more about new outfits Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be donning during Halloween Time at Disneyland park, plus some of the terrifying treats that you can get this week!

 “Haunted Mansion” Film

From Disney Parks around the world to the big screen, “Haunted Mansion” will be materializing in theaters July 28. In honor of Halfway to Halloween, today we are sharing for the very first time a first look at the summer issue cover of “Disney twenty-three” featuring the stars of the film. If that doesn’t already send your anticipation into regions beyond, check out the video of the cast and crew wishing you all a Happy Halfway to Halloween!

Disney Cruise Line

Halloween on the High Seas cruises will return to Disney Cruise Line from mid-September through October 2023. Aboard these sailings, guests will eat, drink and be scary with their favorite characters dressed in Halloween costumes, celebrate the season at Mickey’s Mouse-querade party, enjoy trick-or-treating at sea and nosh on themed food and beverage items. A magical pumpkin tree aboard each ship highlights the spellbinding décor that awaits families on these frightfully fun sailings!

A “Shriek Peek” at merchandise
2023 Disney Halloween Merchandise

It’s time to shriek for a peek at new merchandise that will be haunting you this coming Halloween season! Get ready to dress up in the Mickey Mouse Fab 5 collection which includes all-new Spirit Jerseys, glowing ears, backpacks, T-shirts and more! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is back, and this year we have a Spirit Jersey, baseball hat, mu, and Tervis cup to celebrate the fun. Check out all of our eerie-sistible products.

Hong Kong Disneyland

You’re invited to the Halloween celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland beginning Sept. 15. Disney Villains will transform the park as they tempt everyone to unleash their wicked side. Don’t miss the delightfully evil and fan-favorite musical stage show, “Let’s Get Wicked,” or any of the other exciting offerings coming for the Halloween extravaganza!

Disney Networks

With #HalfwaytoHalloween now in full swing, the countdown to the scariest season has officially begun. Celebrate this milestone with some of your favorite frightful shows and movies from Disney+, Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, Hulu and Freeform.


Whether you’re planning a hauntingly good time at a Disney Park or a Halloween adventure on the high seas this fall, the planDisney panelists are here to offer up their best tips and tricks for creating a costume everyone will simply be dying to see! Plus, they share their favorite photo spots to make sure you capture those hauntingly good costume memories. Float on over to check out their advice

Disney Paper Parks
Disney Parks Blog Presents Disney Paper Parks: Happy Haunts Edition Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, Part 7

Walt Disney Imagineering is joining the Halfway to Halloween festivities with a new edition of Disney Paper Parks! To celebrate the Hatbox Ghost making his way to the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World Resort this year, Imagineers created the perfect at-home activity for you to bring the fan-favorite character to life.

Spell-tacular Cast Members
Andrew and Ashlyn Corl | Kaylin Cooper

When it comes to an attraction as beloved and classic as the Haunted Mansion, there are countless #DisneyCastLife stories to share from over the years. Learn how these Haunted Mansion cast members fell in love and how another cast member is continuing the Haunted Mansion family legacy.

A Ghost Will Follow You Home

Any visitor to the Haunted Mansion knows to beware of hitchhiking ghosts, but what about when the ghosts actually attempt to follow you home? See what happens when unsuspecting guests get a spirited surprise from ghostly sisters Carlotta and Renatta at Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney PhotoPass

Channel your inner Happy Haunt and celebrate being Halfway to Halloween with Disney PhotoPass Lenses! Snap a selfie with the Haunted Mansion AR lens experience, available nationwide at no cost through Sunday, April 23 on the My Disney Experience app.

Continue to follow along with the Disney Parks Blog for all things Halfway to Halloween and share on social how you’re getting into the spooky spirit by tagging @DisneyParks and using #HalfwaytoHalloween.