Get Your Spook On! Disney Kicks Off Halfway to Halloween

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My fellow creeps and Halloween fanatics, it’s the most ghastly, glorious time of year… HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN! And you know what that means – our friends at Disney are brewing up some seriously spine-tingling surprises. They’ve got wicked announcements, enchantingly eerie merch, and maybe even a few tricks up their sleeves. So, my little pumpkins, gather round the cauldron because I’m spilling all the hauntingly delightful details on how you can turn your Halfway to Halloween into the spookiest celebration yet! Let’s see what fiendish fun Disney has conjured up…

Walt Disney World


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! Guests can 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 their 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.

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


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.

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!

Stay tuned 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 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 Update


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, guests will be invited to experience the next chapter of the Haunted Mansion saga for themselves!

A “Shriek Peek” at New and Returning Merchandise


Happy haunts will materialize this Halloween season while shopping at Disney Parks and on 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!



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 (Available May 6-9, or while supplies last):

  • SkullMacarons: Macarons with vanilla confetti buttercream and a printed black skull haunt the bakery in time for Halfway to Halloween!


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 Oreo Double Stuff, 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, guests can get a free Barnabas Mephistophelittle Promo Card with their 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!


Important note:

*The number of tickets available for each event date are limited. Costumes are subject to Disney special event costume guidelines at 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.

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