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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates Released for 2019

2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates

2019 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates

For 2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place for a total of 36 nights extending it to Nov. 1, 2019.

2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates

Aug. 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Sept. 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29

Oct. 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31

Nov. 1

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $79 in advance or $89 at the gate, if available.

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By Darren Wittko

TIPS FOR MICKEY'S NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips - 2018

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips - 2018

Mickey's No So Scary Halloween Party 2018 celebrates Halloween with spooky decor, Disney characters in Halloween costumes, complimentary trick-or-treating, and entertainment you'll have to see to believe!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates 2018

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which requires a special ticket to attend, will be held on the following nights:

  • Aug. 28, 31
  • Sept. 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30
  • Oct. 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31.

Party fun takes place from 7 p.m.-midnight, although party ticket holders may enter the park as early as 4 p.m. to enjoy regular park offerings. You should be in the park no later than 5:45 p.m. to get your wristbands to get a good spot to watch the parade on Main Street USA. Plus you want to enjoy the Magic Kingdom for as long as possible! 

A special wristband will be issued that will tell Cast Members that you are there for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. If you're already in the park when they start issuing wristbands, look for one of the kiosks inside the park. They are well marked with big signs. A special entrance outside of Magic Kingdom is usually available for those entering the park just for the party. 

 

Show times for mickey's not so scary halloween party

  • Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade - 9:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m.
  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks - 10:15 p.m.
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular - 8:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 12 a.m.

You'll want to check out two attractions in particular: Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. They usually have a few surprises that you won't want to miss. Sorry, no spoilers here.

 

Treat Locations Inside Magic Kingdom

Besides the party events, guests can also go trick or treating around Magic Kingdom. Be sure to pick up a guide map that will tell you where the locations are. Based on previous party events, here's a list of common treat locations: 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Expected Treat Locations

Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Town Square Theater (Allergy-Friendly Center)
  • Market Street (party entrance; open until 8 p.m.)

Tomorrowland

  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Fantasyland

  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic

Liberty Square

  • Liberty Square (also there's an Allergy-Friendly Center here)
  • Columbia Harbour House

Frontierland

  • Splash Mountain area
  • Tom Sawyer Island dock
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Adventureland

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jungle Cruise

 

    Best Dates to Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

    If you're looking for the least crowded times to experience the Halloween Party, generally dates in August, September and early October are best. Crowds are always larger on weekends. 

    In general, higher priced admission tickets usually means the party is expected to have larger crowds. 

     

    Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party does indeed sell out on some nights, especially on Oct 31 so it's best to purchase your tickets well in advance.  

     

    Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Tickets

    Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Day-of tickets start at $85 for adults and $80 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax). Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. 

     

    Arriving at the Party

    Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume on party nights. Be sure to check out the Costume Guidelines Page, it has critical information about what can / cannot be worn.

    As you arrive, grab a treat bag for trick-or-treating and pick up a party event map, which displays all the locations of trick-or-treat stations, special entertainment and more.

    Head to the Main Street Fire Station and pick up an event-exclusive Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom spell card. This year’s design features Orange Bird, how cool is that! 

    Don't miss the “Boo To You” parade, which is offered twice on party nights. The Headless Horseman is the star of the show and one of the coolest things to see, so don't be late! He leads off the procession, which includes classic Disney characters (in not-so-scary Halloween costumes), plus an entire portion of the parade is devoted to the Haunted Mansion. That's a crowd fav! 

    The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show delights Guests by bringing the Sanderson Sisters back for the evening, calling on Disney villains to help them conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion. 

    Disney Villains light up the night during “Happy HalloWishes Fireworks.” This spectacular features a villainous soundtrack with songs like “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Never Smile at a Crocodile” and more.

    Guests with a sweet tooth can take treats to the next level by perusing the tasty selection of limited-time goodies created specifically for the event. 

    As a reminder, tickets for select nights for both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are available through your My Disney Experience account. 

     

    Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party FAQ

    Q: Are there any restrictions on the kinds of costumes that can be worn?

    A: Be sure to read the full Costume Guidelines Page but in short, costumes that are grotesque, obscene, suggest violence or are otherwise inappropriate for a family-friendly atmosphere are prohibited. Face masks on those age 14 and up are not allowed. Children and adults may dress as a favorite character but they cannot sign autographs or pose for photos. Disney Cast Members will monitor costumes carefully throughout the night.

    Q: Where is the best place to watch the Halloween Parade? 

    A: Main Street USA is the best place to view the parade. Be sure to arrive 45-60 minutes prior to the parade to get a good spot. If you don't mind getting there even earlier, try the second floor of the Main Street railroad station. You'll have a terrific view of the parade and Cinderella Castle. 

    Q: can I make FastPass Selections for rides during the party? 

    A: No. FastPass queues will be closed at the start of the party. There's so much to see and do, that you probably won't have time for many rides anyway. As you might imagine, Haunted Mansion will be super popular on party nights so be prepared for a longer than normal wait. 

    Q: If I enter the park at 4 p.m. can I make FastPass selections? 

    A: You can make FastPass selections only if you also have general admission ticket to Magic Kingdom Park. If you have only the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket, you can of course enter at 4 p.m., but you will not be able to make FastPass selections. 

    Q: Once the park closes, how will Disney know I have a Mickey's Not So Scary Party Ticket?

    A: There will be several kiosks located in the park where you can swipe your Magic Band to obtain a wristband. The wristband will signal Cast Members that you have a valid party ticket and you'll be permitted to stay in the park. There is also a dedicated entrance that you can use if you're not already inside the park. 

    Q: Can I bring my own Halloween trick or treat bag?

    A: Sure, and it's a good idea to do so!

    If you have any other questions about the party, feel free to use the comments section below. 

     

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    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: MICKEY'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: MICKEY'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018

    KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: MICKEY'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018

    Are you planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort for the holidays? The 2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park is an absolute must-do event during the holiday season. This in-park party celebrates the season with lovely decor, glittering holiday lights, special photo opportunities, snow on Main Street, U.S.A., and entertainment you will have to see to believe!

    2018 Dates for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2018, which requires a special ticket to attend, will be held on the following nights in 2018:

    • Nov. 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 25, 27 and 29;
    • Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 21

     

    Best Nights to Attend Mickey's Very Christmas Party

    Disney has released a calendar available online with nights the party is offered and the ticket cost. More expensive tickets usually indicate a more crowded party. Weekend party nights tend to be the most crowded. Crowds are sometimes lighter prior to Thanksgiving but then things really ramp up. 

     

    Early Entry to Magic Kingdom on Christmas Party Nights

    Party fun takes place from 7 p.m.-midnight, although party ticket holders may enter the park as early as 4 p.m. to enjoy regular park offerings. Note that if you have a party-only ticket, you will not have access to FastPass+ between 4-7 p.m.

    FastPass+ might be available to guests who also hold valid Magic Kingdom Park tickets, depending on availability. Once the party begins, FastPass will no longer be offered and the FastPass queues will close. 

     

    Must See Events at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2018

    A Frozen Holiday Wish,” kicks off the fun each night at dusk. Guests arriving early for the party can watch as Anna and Elsa lead a celebration on the Castle Forecourt Stage that culminates in Queen Elsa using her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a shimmering ice palace.

    “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration” stage show brings in Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, and many others who drop by dressed in their Christmas attire, ready to sing holidays with Christmas carols. 

    Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.” This enchanting holiday procession features marching toy soldiers, dancing gingerbread men, Disney characters, Santa Claus and more! 

    The highlight of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party night is “Holiday Wishes Fireworks– Celebrate the Spirit of the Season” a special fireworks show set to holiday tunes that light up the sky above Magic Kingdom Park.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party also offers Guests complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, party exclusive character greeting opportunities – with familiar faces like Jack Skellington as Sandy Claws and Scrooge McDuck – plus event-exclusive merchandise and special holiday treats. 

     

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2018 Times Guide

    • A Frozen Holiday Wish - 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
    • Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration - 7:40 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:55 p.m.
    • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m.
    • Holiday Wishes—Celebrate the Spirit of the Season - 10 p.m.
    • A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas - 7:45 p.m., 8:35 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:35 p.m.
    • VoicePlay - 8:10 p.m., 9 p.m., 10:20 p.m., 11:10 p.m.
    • Club Tinsel - 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Times are subject to change.

     

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets 2018

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets range in price starting at $95 to $125, depending on the night. The party sometimes sells out so it's best to purchase them online in advance. 

    Tickets can be purchased directly through your My Disney Experience account. 

    Here's a quick look at the party nights offered in November and December and the ticket cost. 

     

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    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party FAQ

    Q: Once the park closes, how will Disney know I have a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Ticket?

    A: There will be several kiosks located in the park where you can swipe your Magic Band to redeem your party ticket for a wristband. The wristband will signal Cast Members that you have a valid party ticket and you'll be permitted to stay in the park. There is also a dedicated entrance that you can use if you're not already inside the park. 

    Q: Can I stay in the Magic Kingdom after it closes if I don't have a ticket?

    A: Of course not. Without a wristband, you won't be permitted on any rides once the party officially begins. Yes, they will be checking carefully, especially during the first two hours. Checkpoints are set up throughout the park where you will be required to show a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party wristband. Without one, you will be turned around and kindly asked to exit the park. You can try to stay as long as possible but eventually they will notice. 

    Q: Can I make FastPass+ selections in advance during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? 

    A: No, FastPass will be turned off. But with lighter crowds and so many special events taking place, you shouldn't need it. 

    Q: When and where is the best place to watch Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade?

    A: Main Street USA is by the far the most popular location to watch the parade. You should claim your spot anywhere along Main Street starting 45 to 60 minutes prior to the parade. Be patient here, it gets very crowded. I like to recommend that you give priority to little kids, even if they aren't with your family - let them scoot up in front of you so they can see. It will mean a lot to them and you'll feel good about making a little kid happy. 

    If you have a question about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, feel free to ask it below in the comments section. 

    By Darren W

    Holiday Happenings at Walt Disney World Resort 2018

    Holiday Events at Walt Disney World 2018

    Holiday Events at Walt Disney World 2018

    I'm calling it, “Joy Through the World” at Walt Disney World this holiday season because there are so many holiday activities and events being offered throughout the resort. 

    This holiday season, you can experience a Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, featuring Sunset Seasons Greetings; Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!; and special seasonal cheer in the new Toy Story Land.

    Head over to Epcot for the International Festival of the Holidays including the Candlelight Processional.  

    Have festive fun with Mickey and the gang during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park

    Plus if you're still looking for a hotel offer, view special offers on Walt Disney World Resort hotel rooms during this holiday season. 

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    Work on Tron Coaster Has Begun but Brings These Closures

    Tron Coaster coming soon to Walt Disney World

    Tron Coaster coming soon to Walt Disney World

    On my last trip to Magic Kingdom it was clear that work has begun on the new Tron-themed coaster in Tomorrowland. This new ride is going just to the left of Space Mountain. Also, Disney has erected a new Tron-themed billboard that’s now visible from Storybook Circus.

    A Tron coaster billboard has been erected at Magic Kingdom Park

    A Tron coaster billboard has been erected at Magic Kingdom Park

    Ride Closures

    Due to the construction of Tron, Disney has announced two new ride closures: 

    The Walt Disney World Railroad will temporarily close beginning in December 2018. A reopening date has not been announced.  

    The Tomorrowland Speedway will close for a portion of 2019, as the track is adjusted. It will reopen as the same attraction in the summer of 2019. Personally, I'd love to see a total redesign of this attraction as well.

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    Pirate Redd Joins Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction - Walt Disney World

    New scene opens March 19, 2018 at Pirates of the Caribbean - Walt Disney World

    New scene opens March 19, 2018 at Pirates of the Caribbean - Walt Disney World

    The pirate auctioneer now oversees a sale of the townspeople’s most prized possessions and goods. In this scene, the familiar redhead figure has switched sides to become a pirate named Redd, who’s just pillaged the town’s rum supply and has something to say about it.

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    Disney After Hours Events Return for Spring 2018

    Cinderella Castle  | Magic Kingdom Park

    Cinderella Castle  | Magic Kingdom Park

    Magic Kingdom Park is once again hosting Disney After Hours events on select nights through March. Available to a limited number of Guests, Disney After Hours allows participants to maximize their time in the park with quicker access to over 25 popular attractions and character greetings. Remaining event dates include Jan. 26, 30, Feb. 8, 15, March 1 and 8, 2018.

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    Video: Hall of President Reopens with President Trump

    Donald Trump Audio-Animatronic figure at Hall of Presidents - Walt Disney World Resort.

    As with every new president since Hall of Presidents opened at Walt Disney World Resort, an Audio-Animatronics figure of President Donald J. Trump has been added to the show.  According to Walt Disney Imagineering, it features the latest advances in technology that enable smoother and more lifelike movements.

    President Trump personally recorded remarks exclusively for The Hall of Presidents, just as each sitting president has done for the attraction since the early 1990s.

    The likeness of the animatronic figure appears to be a little "off" from the presidents that were sculpted in the past. On social media, people are saying the figure looks more like Jon Voight but you be the judge. 

    Sleepy Hollow Event at Ft. Wilderness Resort

    Return to Sleepy Hollow at Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort

    Return to Sleepy Hollow at Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort

    The “Return to Sleepy Hollow” offering includes a group viewing of the 1949 Disney animated classic film “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” inside Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort's historic Tri-Circle-D Ranch stables. Be on the lookout for galloping ghosts and be ready for an up close and personal encounter with the Headless Horseman.

    The Return to Sleepy Hollow offering will take place at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: Sept. 29-Oct. 2, Oct. 5-9, 12-16, 19-23 and 26-31, at 8 and 10 p.m.

    To reserve this experience call 407-WDW-TOUR. General seating costs $22 per person, premium seating, which includes a priority photo opportunity with the Headless Horseman and a Halloween treat bag, costs $38 per person.

    Guests in both seatings, age 3 and older, will also receive an exclusive limited edition pin. Guests age 2 and younger receive complimentary admission with their families, but are asked to sit in a parent’s lap.

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    New Coaster for Magic Kingdom Park

    Disney announced that a new Tron attraction will sit in an entirely new area right next to the Space Mountain attraction at Magic Kingdom Park

    The TRON Lightcycle Power Run attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is a coaster-style attraction where riders will board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures at any Disney park.

    The Tron attraction will open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

    A coaster-style attraction based on Tron is in the works for Magic Kingdom Park. 

     

    By Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Destinations

    President Trump Will Star in The Hall of Presidents

    President Trump to have a speaking role in the new Hall of Presidents opening late 2017. 

    President Trump to have a speaking role in the new Hall of Presidents opening late 2017. 

    Since the Magic Kingdom Park opened in 1971, The Hall of Presidents has brought together a one-of-a-kind look at the office of the President of the United States through film and the magic of Disney’s Audio-Animatronics technology. Despite some media reports to the contrary, President Trump will have a speaking role in The Hall of Presidents, like every president since 1993. Disney has been working closely with the current White House — just as they have with previous administrations — and the president’s recording session has been scheduled. The attraction will re-open in late 2017.

    The Hall of Presidents is getting a new show, and a complete theater upgrade including a new sound system, lighting and high-definition projection system. The multi-screen viewing experience you may have seen in prior versions of the attraction is returning with an even wider vantage point of our country’s history.

    by Darren Wittko

    Pirates of the Caribbean Gets PhotoPass

    pirates-of-the-caribbean-photopass

    Beginning June 19, 2017 at Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom Park, Disney PhotoPass Service will be available for on-ride photos. Your photo will be automatically associated to your account, where it can be viewed at MyDisneyPhotoPass.com and in the My Disney Experience mobile app alongside all of your vacation memories from Disney PhotoPass Service.

     

    by Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Parks and Resorts

    Holiday Dessert Parties at Walt Disney World

    Tickets are now available for holiday party nights at Walt Disney World Resort! Special add-on dessert parties are available on select nights for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this fall and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this winter. 

    Dessert parties are now available at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. 

    Dessert parties are now available at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. 

     

    Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Dessert Party 

    At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Dessert Party, you can indulge in Halloween-themed eats, including chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, cupcakes, ice cream, seasonal fruits, cheeses and other ghoulish goodies created daily by Disney's master pastry chef. Specialty drinks, signature lemonades, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will also be served. 

    This Magic Kingdom dessert party offers prime views of the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular over Cinderella Castle. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Dessert Party takes place select nights Aug. 29 – Nov. 1, 2017.

     

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    Before the holiday fireworks, you'll discover a host of holiday-themed cupcakes and desserts prepared by Disney's master pastry chef, along with a buffet of sweet treats – like chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate mousse, ice cream, cheeses and fresh, seasonal fruits. And raise a cup of good cheer with sparkling cider, signature lemonades, specialty Christmas drinks, hot chocolate, coffee or tea, and then marvel as the sky above explodes with color, music and lights!

    Both parties will be held at the Tomorrowland Terrace. The cost is $79 plus tax for adults; $47 plus tax for children ages 3-9. Magic Kingdom Theme Park admission is required. 

     

    By Darren Wittko

    2017 Tickets On Sale for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    Tickets on sale now for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. 

    Tickets on sale now for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park. 

    Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held Nov. 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 & 28; and Dec. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 22. The party will feature Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, “Holiday Wishes,” “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” and much more.*

    • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $89 for adults and $84 for children (3-9).

    Tickets can be purchased directly through your My Disney Experience account. 

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    Tickets for 2017 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party On Sale Now

    2017 Tickets on Sale Now for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! 

    Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will start earlier than ever in 2017, with parties running on Aug. 25 & 29; Sept. 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 & 29; Oct. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 31; and Nov. 1.

    The event will feature trick-or-treating, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and Happy HalloWishes. Guests of all ages are also welcome to dress up for the party (check the park costuming guidelines here).

    • Tickets can be purchased directly through your My Disney Experience account. Exclusive Resort Offers!
    • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – Advance ticket prices starting at $74 for adults and $69 for children (3-9).

    Be sure to check out these agency exclusive offers for Walt Disney World Resort hotels!

    By Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Destinations 

    A New Way to View Magic Kingdom Fireworks

    Celebration at the Top, a new dining event coming to California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort, allows you enjoy the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks from an intimate and private observation deck.

    Celebration at the Top Guests can check in at California Grill an hour before fireworks. After being whisked up to the California Grill, which sits on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you'll be taken to a banquet room to enjoy a selection of sushi rolled by the expert California Grill sushi chefs, a selection of flatbreads and other small plates. A complimentary bar offering craft beers, California wines, cordials and coffee will also be available.

    Just before the fireworks begin, you will be lead to a private observation deck on the roof of the Contemporary Resort, which offers stunning views of Magic Kingdom Park and the fireworks. After you can return to the private room for dessert including decadent chocolate confections and fruit tarts.

    Reservations for Celebration at the Top are now open for select Sunday evenings from Feb. 26-April 16, 2017. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

    By Darren Wittko

    See What's Coming to Magic Kingdom on May 12, 2017

    “HAPPILY EVER AFTER,” NIGHTTIME SPECTACULAR WILL DEBUT AT MAGIC KINGDOM PARK MAY 12

    Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on May 12, 2017.

    The Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace will continue to be offered during “Happily Ever After.”

    The spectacular will inspire you to seek out and find your own “Happily Ever After” by showcasing some of the greatest adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve their dreams. The show will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” “Aladdin” and many others. 

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    Darren Wittko - Specializes in Disney Destinations with Magical Vacations Travel. He is rated a Best of the Best Disney Travel Agent by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World