Disney College and International Program participants at the Walt Disney World Resort during the fall semester have the opportunity to work the Spooktacular event at Magic Kingdom known as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. A night full of Halloween thrills including Happy HalloWishes fireworks, Villain meet and greets and the Boo to You Parade full of unusual characters and Haunted Mansion inspired floats provides a fun night for guests and cast members.
Participants working in the Magic Kingdom can be scheduled to work the event, and others can pick up a shift for the frightful evening from the Extra Hours Hotline. Hear what these students have to say about their experience working the event!
“It’s so fun seeing everyone dressed up in their costumes as they come into the Park to get their wristbands!”– Colleen, North Hampton Community College
“It’s an outstanding experience – we get to wear different costumes and they play different music throughout the park. It’s a different atmosphere.”– Johnathan, Chattahoochee Technical College
“I love that we get to interact with the guests more and greet them while they Trick-orTreat.”– Amy, Australia
“I enjoy the parade more than any other parade. It creates its own world in the Magic Kingdom.”– Nick, University of South Maine
“There’s a lot more guests to take pictures of in their costumes as a PhotoPass Photographer and it’s a lot more fun than during the day!”– Sara, Youngstown State University
“The environment around the Haunted Mansion is a lot more fun because we get to be in character with our costumes and make-up and walk around like zombies. The parade is also the best parade we have.”– Chris, Kansas State University
“I like being in character more working at the Haunted Mansion. It’s more exciting for the guests and for us!”– Meghan, Virginia West Community College
“This is my first Not-So-Scary event. There’s a lot more energy and fun with the different attire and parade.”– Jackie, Vincinnes
“It’s a lot more fun to work Not-So-Scary because the guests are so happy and don’t mind waiting to see the characters. You get to have a lot more interaction with guest, especially all the little kids.”– Mary, Colorado State University