Disney announced this week that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which takes place each fall in Orlando’s Magic Kingdom, will be getting a new nighttime spectacular to replace the 14 year old Hallo-Wishes.
Hallo-Wishes (video below), the Halloween version of the park’s now-retired Wishes show featured such musical themes as the Haunted Mansion’s “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” “This is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid, and “Trust in Me” from The Jungle Book among many other songs associated with Disney’s cadre of villains. The aging show didn’t utilize the new technological infrastructure the park received when Happily Ever After replaced Wishes last year. The new show features expanded lighting, advanced projection technology, lasers, and of course pyrotechnics.
The new Halloween spectacular will follow a storyline where Mickey and his friends will go on a trick-or-treating adventure into a haunted house and will debut on the first night of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on August 16th. With such an early start to the Halloween season it’s a wonder they don’t call it Mickey’s No-So-Autumn Party.