Staff Report

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

From September 10-November 1, the after-hours special ticket event will immerse guests in the Halloween spirit. The bewitching “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks spectacular will illuminate the sky in bursts of orange and green fireworks. New features this year include the debut of Jack Skellington and Sally (from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), along with “Monsters, Inc.” scarers Mike and Sulley hosting their own Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball.

The night of ever so slightly frightful fun begins at 7 p.m. and runs until midnight, with guests encouraged to don their favorite Halloween costumes and partake in trick-or-treating around the Magic Kingdom theme park.

Party dates in 2013 are:

September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 29 and October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31 and also November 1.

To purchase tickets, guests can visit disney or call 407-W-DISNEY.


Spooky Sailings for Disney Cruise Line Guests This Fall

Disney Cruise Line will treat guests sailing this fall to a spook-tacular good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish wonderland. New for 2013, an extra-spooky celebration, Halloween on the High Seas, takes place on most voyages aboard the Disney Dream from late September through October with Halloween-themed parties, lively entertainment, elaborate décor and tons of spooky fun. On all Disney ships, guests will delight in frightfully fun events and activities, special decorations, unique menu items in the restaurants and themed parties on deck during special Halloween voyages.

Night of Joy Celebrates 31st Year with Christian Music Stars

This year marks the 31st year for Disney’s Night of Joy, two nights where the best in Contemporary Christian music meets the fun and fantasy of the Magic Kingdom.

The complete line-up includes:

•Friday, September 6: Mercy Me, Steven Curtis Chapman & Michael W. Smith, Skillet, Mandisa, Audio Adrenaline, For King and Country, Moriah Peters, We As Human and City Harbor.

•Saturday, September 7: TobyMac, Francesca Batistelli, Newsboys, Matthew West, Group 1 Crew, Building 429, Plumb and Jamie Grace.

Night of Joy is an after-hours event that requires a special ticket. Event hours are 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. each evening. One-day tickets to Disney’s Night of Joy are $55 plus tax in advance and $65 plus tax the night of the show (if available). Two-night tickets are $99 plus tax. For more information, visit

New Festival Flavors at the 18th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Disney chefs and beverage experts will dish up 220 different festival foods and beverages at the 18th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase, which takes place from September 27-November 11 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Festival highlights include:

•Culinary demos from a high-powered lineup of celebrity chefs such as Cat Cora, Gale Gand and Buddy Valastro.

•Daily wine tastings and mixology seminars, which are available for a nominal fee.

•Special culinary programs that showcase a lineup of renowned winemakers and guest chefs who participate in elegant dinners, luncheons, seminars and wine schools.

•A vast lineup of premium seminars, tastings and pairings including the popular Party for the Senses grand tasting events.

•Eat to the Beat! concerts feature debut acts The Go-Go’s, Edwin McCain, The Manhattan Transfer, Wilson Phillips and Spin Doctors along with fan favorites Sugar Ray, Boyz II Men and Smash Mouth.

Authentic Taste seminars, Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog, special book signings, Eat to the Beat! concerts, cultural adventures and all attractions and park entertainment are included with regular Epcot admission. Guests can call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) to make reservations for premium programs and events.  For more information, visit


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