2023 Halloween merchandise, including a Loungefly mini backpack and ear headband, will launch on shopDisney later this month.
The preview image on shopDisney shows a shiny orange backpack with black sequins on the front pocket, ears, and bow, plus a matching ear headband.
The collection will be available on July 31, 2023, and likely in Disney Parks around the same time.
The first 2023 Halloween tee arrived in Walt Disney World in late June and Disneyland Resort soon after. Explore an overview of this year’s Halloween events at Disneyland and Walt Disney World below.
Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland Resort
Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Party is at Disney California Adventure each fall. Historically, the party has included attractions such as Villains Grove, the Headless Horseman, Frightfully Fun Parade, treat trails, Mickey’s Trick and Treat dance party, and photo opportunities. All lands within the park remain open during the Halloween Party, including Avengers Campus.
Unique meet and greet opportunities include various Disney Villains, as well as other characters such as Clarabelle, Daisy, and Minnie posing as the Sanderson Sisters from “Hocus Pocus,” Bruno from “Encanto,” King Mickey and Donald from Kingdom Hearts, and Hercules.
Purchasing admission to this event allows guests to enjoy Disney California Adventure for up to three hours before the Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Party begins, so ticketed guests may enter as early as 3:00 p.m. without any additional park tickets or reservations. The party itself runs for five hours, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with special Halloween-themed entertainment, attractions, character greetings, and more.
Parking can be purchased upon arrival or in advance. It can get crowded in arrival areas, so it’s recommended to arrive roughly 90 minutes early to get through the lines and into the party itself.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World
With spellbinding entertainment, favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best and more, celebrate the most haunting time of the year at Walt Disney World Resort. This limited-capacity, nighttime event starts at 7 p.m. and allows guests to experience shorter wait times on attractions, themed food and beverage, and more. The event dates are:
- August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
- September: 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29
- October: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31
- November: 1
Entertainment includes Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade, featuring favorite Disney villains, heroes, Haunted Mansion graveyard diggers, and Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle as the Sanderson Sisters. This version of the Sanderson trio previously appeared at Disney California Adventure last year.
Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is approximately 23 minutes long and is performed twice nightly, weather permitting. Performances are usually at 9:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m., but check the guide map or the My Disney Experience App will have the most up-to-date schedule.
The Pumpkin King, a.k.a. Jack Skellington, will once again host the nighttime spectacular, “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.” Featuring projections, special effects, and lighting paired with fireworks, music, and iconic Disney characters.
The Sanderson Sisters, stars of the iconic “Hocus Pocus” films, will unite for an adventure and call on their comrades to summon the ultimate “Hocus Pocus” Party Potion during the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show at Cinderella Castle.
Also during the party, you may have the opportunity to experience some of your favorite attractions including Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the newly opened TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise. TRON Lightcycle / Run will use a virtual queue during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, allowing guests to enjoy all the festivities while they wait to enter the Grid.
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