1. What year was the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party held at the Magic Kingdom?
- 1995 – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) was first held for one evening in December of 1983 and quickly became an extremely popular event. Noticing the increasing demand for this event, Walt Disney World executives, who were looking for exciting ways to encourage guest traffic flow during slower seasons, decided to hold the first ever Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) on October 31, 1995. Needless to say, the first MNSSHP was a success and Walt Disney World executives slowly continued to add more party nights over the years. As of this year, MNSSHP lasts a stunning 29 nights!
2. What was the original hard ticket price for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
- $16.95 – It’s hard to believe that a ticket for MNSSHP use to be only $16.95!! Currently, an adult ticket for MNSSHP costs roughly $72.00.
3. What was the name of the Halloween-themed hard ticket event held in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1979?
- Halloween Hysteria – Halloween Hysteria was a hard ticket event held inside the Magic Kingdom Park on October 27, 1979. Beginning when the park closed at 9 pm and running until 1:30 am, Halloween Hysteria featured popular music entertainment of the time such as; The Police, Sealevel, Dr. Hook, and Michael Johnson. Advanced tickets were priced at $8.95 per person and at the gate pricing of $9.95 per person. Unlimited use of all Magic Kingdom rides were included with this ticket except for the Shootin’ Gallery.
- Ghoulist Delights
- Mickey and Minnie’s Halloween Treat
4. Roughly, how much candy does Disney estimate Cast Members hand out over the 29 nights of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?
- 215 tons – Magic Kingdom is the place to be for exceptional trick-or-treating! With 13 different trick-or-treat stations located throughout the park, guests to the party can enjoy the over 40 kinds of name brand candy that Cast Members will be handing out. Those with allergies won’t miss out on the fun this year. Make sure to get a teal colored trick-or-treat bag upon entering the park and just pick up a teal token at the trick-or-treat locations. Then head over to one of the two Allergy Friendly Centers, located on Main Street, U.S.A. or Liberty Square. There, guests are able to trade the token in for one of seven types of candy options or two non-food options.
- 100 tons
- 365 tons
5. About how many Mickey Mouse pumpkins can be found throughout the Magic Kingdom during the fall holidays?
- 125 = This was a tricky question!! Over the course of a few nights, over 36 Cast Members decorate the Magic Kingdom in autumnal splendor. This includes an estimated 1,700 feet of autumn themed garland, 8,000 pounds of fall colored leaves, scarecrows and 4,000 pumpkins (each wreath on Main Street, U.S.A.‘s lamp posts houses over 20 small pumpkins). Out of the 4,000 pumpkins, 125 of them are Mickey Mouse shaped. What does the Magic Kingdom do with all the pumpkins after Halloween? On November 1st, many of the pumpkins can be found being enjoyed by the animals of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Erin Stough has always loved Disney, but the magic of the parks truly captured her imagination during a mother-daughter trip in 2001. The obsession began and Erin hasn’t looked back! When she isn’t devouring Disney related books, Erin spends time with her wonderful (and patient) husband and super pup Milo.