SALT LAKE CITY — Disney has introduced a new pass centered around the Halloween season, but it’s not exactly for Halloween.
OK. Let’s talk about this for a second. So, the new pass is called Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass. It costs $299. You get party access to 35 of 36 event nights at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Sound cool? Well, here’s the caveat: Halloween isn’t included.
That’s right. Halloween night isn’t included in a pass centered around Halloween. All events will be full priced on All Hallow’s Eve.
The Not-So-Scary events are appropriate for all ages and run in August, September, October and November from 7 p.m. to midnight.
That said, the pass saves you some cash. Per USA Today, adult tickets for these events can costs between $79 and $135 per night. So you’re saving if you buy the Mickey pass, especially if you’re planning to attend multiple nights of the Halloween events.
But it’s unclear if fans will bite on the new pass, according to USA Today.
“Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is popular — many nights sell out — but its appeal rests largely on out-of-towners staying at one of the resort’s more than two dozen hotels or local young families who make the event a one-time holiday ritual,” USA Today reported.
In the end, Disney may be “offering a buffet that consumers may not be ready to digest.”