Mid-August – October 31, 2023
There’s just so much to do at Walt Disney World during the Fall and Halloween season. In addition to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom there are special decorations, treats, and events throughout the parks and resorts. Take a look at some of the great, spooktacular fun.
The Magic Kingdom park will be decked out for Halloween beginning mid August with decorations on Main Street U.S.A. and in Liberty Square. Be sure to check out are the pumpkin citizens—scarecrow-like creations found in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A. You’ll find a fun pumpkin photo opportunity in Town Square, too. Next, as you pass through Main Street, look around you at all of the beautiful fall foliage, as well as the carved pumpkins found in the upper story windows.
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Catch Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular Fireworks Show Outside of the Magic Kingdom
During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year, the Magic Kingdom is introducing a brand new fireworks show called Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.
Those wishing to view Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks from outside the parks during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights can do so from several locations. The observation deck on the 4th floor of the Contemporary Resort, the beaches of the Polynesian Resort (with piped in music), the marina dock at the Grand Floridian Resort (with piped in music) and the Transportation and Ticket Center along the walkway to ferry loading area (breathtaking free views with piped in music) are among the most popular viewing locations. Guests may also view the spectacular at a few select restaurants, such as California Grill and Narcoossee’s.
Guests may also consider taking part in one of the private Magic Kingdom firework cruises. Via this cruise Guests can experience an exclusive dessert party and unique fireworks viewing experience on Seven Seas Lagoon where guests will enjoy decadent desserts, specialty beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and a one-of-a-kind perspective of Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
This annual event transforms EPCOT into a food and wine lover’s paradise! Try delicious foods, wines and beers from around the world at special marketplaces set up throughout World Showcase.
Growing in scope as one of America’s top food festivals each year since 1996, the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, which is held in the fall, will feature inspired sips and bites throughout the park’s World Showcase and Future World. Guests will also have a chance to get their gourmet groove on at nightly Eat to the Beat concerts. You won’t want to miss it!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Things get spooky at Hollywood & Vine‘s lunch and dinner character meal called Minnie’s Halloween Dine. During this dining experience, Minnie and her pals will gather for a frightfully festive Halloween feast. Guests can pose for photos with some of their favorite Disney Characters dressed in Halloween costumes and participate in fun table activities.
Minnie’s Halloween Dine costs $55 per adult and $36 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Some dining plans are accepted.
Call 407-WDW-DINE to make reservations for Minnie’s Halloween Dine.
Looking for some great fall fun? Look no further than Disney Springs to take part in different Halloween-themed photo locations. Guests should also keep an eye out for PhotoPass photographers who will be roaming property with fun fall-themed props.
In the past in the evening, Guests were able to experience special entertainment offerings. Halloween music haunts the Disney Springs promenade with a nightly family-friendly DJ Dance Party near Once Upon a Toy. Also, guests may come across other entertainment offerings like stilt-walkers.
Of course, treats are important. Be on the lookout for great seasonal indulgences from the many shops located at Disney Springs.
Events at Select Disney Resorts
Most Disney resorts will have some special complimentary Halloween activities for guests on Halloween day that include a costume contest, spooky arts and crafts, special showings of Halloween movies at the resort pool or beach areas and possibly even trick-or-treating. Things really get jumping at Fort Wilderness Cabins and Campground. Highlights take place October 30 and 31, with a decorated Halloween Golf Cart Parade and a Camp Site & Cabin Decorating Contest. It’s well worth the visit to Fort Wilderness sometime mid-October or later to see some of the elaborate decorations campers have on display.
All Disney resorts should be showing Halloween themed-movies the weekend of Halloween. Movies take place nightly at resort beach and pool areas. To see a schedule of movies playing for the current month at your resort, visit our Movies Under the Stars page and click on the “Activities” link for your resort.
Disney Resort Halloween In-Room Celebrations
If you’ll be staying at the Walt Disney World Resort this fall, Disney Floral & Gifts has unique offerings for Halloween. There are a couple of different options available, currently a villians package and ghouls and ghosts night package. To learn more call a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker 407-WDW-GIFT or visit Disneyflorist.com.
Halloween time at Walt Disney World resort brings with it a host of seasonal-themed treats. Here are just a few that have been available in the past few years:
- Stop in the Main Street Bakery (Starbucks) for a Halloween-themed cupcake.
- At Plaza Ice Cream Parlor enjoy pumpkin-flavored ice cream.
- Baked Goods & Confections: Pumpkin Fudge, Ghost Marshmallows; Mickey Pumpkin and Jack Skellington Cookies; Minnie Witch, Jack Skellington and Monster Caramel Apples; Candy Corn and Mummy Cupcakes and other assorted Halloween-themed Cupcakes and Cookies can be found at Main Street Confectionery or Bakery and at Big Top Treats in the Magic Kingdom or Candy Cauldron and Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney Springs.
- Skull Apple: Available at various locations throughout the resort.
- Halloween Popcorn Containers: Can be found at popcorn stands at all of the parks and refilled!
In recent years, the Halloween assortment of merchandise at Walt Disney World has grown to include a variety of items including home and decorative goods, plush, pins, souvenirs, apparel and more.
If you are headed to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom, be sure to look for select merchandise created especially for this annual event. A money saving tip is to check the Disney Outlet Stores for seasonal merchandise at the end of the season.