Headlining Halloween at Walt Disney World is Not-So-Scary Halloween, which has something for everyone. First of all, it’s a place where adults can trick or treat in costume without shame and carry as much candy out of the park as remotely possible. Secondly, it’s spooky season as spookily silly and moderately macabre as Disney does it, with shows starring their villains, the Sanderson Sisters, and, back to host the night fireworks festivities, Jack Skellington. The realistic Pumpkin King animatronic is back to interact with crowds after a few years’ hiatus. It really ties the spooky show together that features Halloweentown projections and gives villain “I want” songs a moment to shine.
Unique to the event, and absolutely my favorite thing, is the Sanderson Sisters summoning all the Disney baddies in their Hocus Pocus: Villain Spectacular.—though we wish more recent big bads could join in the fun and see the concept expand around the park with more of a take over by the villains with overt overlays. That’s not to say that there aren’t fun new appearances, this event does have double the Sanderson sisters with the witches as humans but additionally you can see Minnie, Daisy and Clarabelle as the Hocus Pocus stars during the Boo-to-You parade.