There is nothing better than the Fall season at Walt Disney World. That may be somewhat subjective, but I intend by the end of this article to convince you of it if you don’t already agree. There is so much happening across the parks and Disney Springs to celebrate the season, you will not be without something to see, do or eat! Let’s explore all of the magic so you don’t miss anything if you are visiting in the next couple of months.
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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
For the first time in two years, the full scale Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has returned to Magic Kingdom! And it’s more popular than ever, with many of the nights already selling out. This is a separate ticketed event, so you don’t need a park ticket or park reservation to attend. For the full details, see our Complete Guide to learn all about this spooktacular event! The night is filled with frightful delights such as the Boo To You parade, character greetings, a Halloween-themed fireworks extravaganza and more.
Pumpkin themed Mickey wreaths are back on Main Street U.S.A. adorning all of the lampposts, up and down Main Street USA, the Town Square and in front of Cinderella Castle, Fall-colored buntings are draped perfectly on all the Main Street facades and stores, and carved Mickey pumpkins line the second level of the storefronts. Take advantage of these backdrops, perhaps theme your park attire to fit the harvest vibe, strike your favorite pose and say cheese!
Special-themed Fall Treats!
If you are headed to Magic Kingdom, you will not want to miss out on the amazing assortment of Fall-inspired treats! There are some exclusive to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, but otherwise you’ll be able to find them scattered across the park. Don’t miss out! Visit the Disney Parks Blog guide for all the ghoulish goodie details!
Food & Wine Festival
The ever-popular annual festival is bigger and better than ever this year – and running the longest ever from July 14th through November 19th, 2022! Be sure to visit for your favorite snacks and cocktails! While “fall” isn’t too evident throughout the park, the festival itself marks the season. Check out our EPCOT Festival Favorites and be sure to check them out when you visit!
Hollywood & Vine Character Dining
Traditional character dining is back and Disney fans couldn’t be happier to give our favorites a great big hug! If you are visiting Hollywood Studios, visit Minnie’s favorite happy haunt for a spooktacular Halloween feast that’s frightfully delightful. You won’t see too much evidence of Halloween across the park, so be sure to make your reservation for the most festive Halloween-themed character dining experience. Minnie, Mickey, Goofy and Pluto are dressed in their Halloween best awaiting for you to join them for this spooktacular event!
For a limited time, Disney Springs is offering special treats, entertainment and seasonal merchandise! Be sure to carve out some time in your busy itinerary to visit Springs and take advantage of these offerings.
Sweeten your day—and cool off—with a trio of tantalizing treats. The Witch’s Flight features:
- Pumpkin Soft-Serve
- Purple Cheesecake Soft-Serve
- Pineapple DOLE Whip
Find this awesome snack at Swirls on the Water from September 5 to October 31, 2022.
Jack Skellington Bubble Waffle Sundae
Celebrate the Pumpkin King with a sensational sundae adorned with a Jack Skellington candy. Find this treat at Marketplace Snacks from September 5 to October 31, 2022.
Oogie Boogie DOLE Whip® Nachos
Savor some Oogie Boogie goodness with this toothsome DOLE Whip dish. Don’t miss this treat at at Swirls on the Water from September 5 to October 31, 2022.
Sanderson Sisters’ Elixir Hot Cocoa Bomb
Sit for a spell to enjoy a chocolatey concoction inspired by Hocus Pocus. This awesome treat is on the menu at The Ganachery from September 30 to October 31, 2022.
Tap your toes and move your bones to the sounds of this 4-piece Zombie ensemble.
Be on the lookout for these Zombie percussionists as they stumble and drag their feet around Disney Springs. Then watch in awe as they transform and perform at a groovy street party.
Look for the Zombeats in Disney Springs—performing October 25 to 31, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The Halloween spirit is taken to new heights in Disney Springs! Join our skeleton stiltwalkers as they party the night away—decked out with pumpkins, skeletons, bats, tricks and treats. Look for the Skeleton Stiltwalkers in Disney Springs—performing October 25 to 31, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Guests visiting Walt Disney World have an array of Halloween-themed merchandise to choose from – Mickey pumpkins, themed popcorn buckets (always SUPER popular and often sell out quickly), spirit jerseys, Mickey Halloween ears, and a variety of other boo-tiful options will be available at the World of Disney and other select locations in Disney Springs.
Many of the Disney resorts will have some type of complimentary Halloween activities for Guests on Halloween day that may include a costume contest, spooky arts and crafts, special showings of Disney Halloween movies at the resort pool or beach areas and possibly even trick-or-treating. Check with the Front Desk for more details.
So whatever your plans in the coming months, be sure to “fall” into the magic at Walt Disney World. There is so much to see and do, it’s all awaiting you!