5 Best Ways to Spend Halloween at Disney World Outside of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Magic Kingdom Fire Station Halloween Decorations Main Street USA

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is great, but it is busier than ever this year and it isn’t an option for everyone. So what are the best ways to spend the Halloween season at Walt Disney World outside of the party?

Mariachi Cobre Presents Coco

This show is available all year, but this is the best time of the year to watch this show. Themed after the Pixar animated film Coco, this show presents a Dia De Los Muertos inspired live show with great musicians and puppetry. While this isn’t an official Halloween show, it works as one and is a great way to see how people celebrate similar holidays in other nations.

Dapper Dans/ Main Street Trolley Show

While neither of these shows has major changes for the season, both do have seasonal outfits that fit the Halloween season, with the Dapper Dans trading out their normal vibrant colors for a palette of greens and oranges, and the Main Street Trolley Kids doing the same thing. You also might hear the Dapper Dans sing Grim Grinning Ghosts a bit more often.


This show is also available all year, but with its significant villains themed segments it is a great way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year. It prominently features villains like Chernabog, the Evil Queen, and Maleficent that aren’t seen in the rest of the parks.

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

This interactive experience is always there, but it is a great thing to try around Halloween. You’re able to debate numerous different Disney villains, from famous ones like Hades, to obscure villains like Yzma. This is also a great way to get some free souvenirs from your trip, which is always a good thing.

Pictures on Main Street USA

This land is the only one in the entire resort that gets decked out for the season, and the majority of photo ops in this land are available all of the time. Get photos of the Mickey Pumpkin lights or the scarecrows. They are there for everyone, not just party guests.

Watch the Halloween Fireworks

Yes, it is possible to watch the Halloween fireworks from outside the park. Normal places to watch the fireworks still work, like beaches along the Seven Seas Lagoon and observation decks in the Contemporary Resort. You just don’t get the projections or Jack Skellington puppet, but you still get an ok, spooky fireworks show.

Is there anything else we missed? Anyone have fun ways to spend Halloween at Disney's Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments.