HalloWishes Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

HalloWishes is the fireworks show at Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween party. It’s a fight between good and evil in the skies. Good versus Evil. What a concept.


This is the best of the Wishes fireworks shows. Yep, you read it right. Dad said it’s the best. Better than the original? You have to be kidding Dad.


Cinderella Castle in HallowishesPhoto by Disney Photo Snapper

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

HalloWishes is the “spooky” fireworks show at every Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The Party is a special ticket event where there are ghosts, goblins, zombies, heroes and villains all around the Magic Kingdom and that’s just the guests.


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is on select days from mid-September to just after Halloween. It features trick-or-treating, special Halloween shows, the Boo to You Parade and the grand finale HalloWishes.

Dad’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party page

It’s an amazing show

Hallowishes from down Main StreetPhoto by WDW Shutterbug

The Show

The story here is the ghosts from the Haunted Mansion host a big Halloween party in the skies over Cinderella Castle. Madame Leota (the head in the bubble from the Haunted Mansion) casts a spell and the party narrator (the big deep voice from the mansion) calls the “Grim Grinning Ghosts” to come out to socialize.


For the next 10 minutes or so, there is music from lots of Disney movies where the villians like Urusala, Jafar and Maleficent take center stage. The music is hip and fun starting with a techno version of “Grim Grim Ghosts“.


The show starts out with a quick version of “This is Halloween” (from the Nightmare Before Christmas). Then comes the “Scary-oke” with selections from some Disney classics like “Heffalumps and Woozles”, “Elephants on Parade”, “The Big Bad Wolf” and “Cruella DeVil”.


Next comes the villians – Ursala and Jafar. Ursala brings a jazzy version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls”. Then Jafar stops by with a little magic in the skywhere the castle goes dark and the fireworks go wild.

Finally you’re invited to scream to wake the dead as the big ending gets started. Disney knows how to end a show.

Dad’s Wishes page

The Video

Here are the highlights video from the 2018 show from our friends at Inside the Magic.



HalloWishes was specifically designed for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and debuted in 2005.

Spooky colors

Eerie Orange color during HallowishesPhoto by Disney Photo Snapper

Fun Facts

A couple of fun facts about the show

  • Malificent was removed from the program in 2008
  • The vocals were arranged by Tim Davis who helped with the score for Glee

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

Dad was surprised by just how good the show was. The music was neat and it was longer and had lots more fireworks than the regular Wishes and was even better than the Christmas show. Mrs.Mom is not a big fan of Wishes or most of the other Disney fireworks shows, but she did like this one.