Greetings fellow Disney fans! Can you smell the pumpkin in the air? Labor day marks the end of summer and the start of all things Fall. This is my favorite season being from the Northeast and probably my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World (WDW). Multiple events happen at this time of year worth making a trip to Florida and below are just a few worth exploring if you are visiting.
1. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: This is a special ticketed event that boasts everything fun about this holiday. Parties run select nights through the end of August-November 1st. Some of the activities guests can partake in include; trick or treating, the Boo To You Parade, Hallowishes fireworks, meet and greets with characters in Halloween attire, and some awesome shows. The party starts at 7, but with a ticket guests can enter the park before the party starts. This event sells out so be sure to grab tickets in advance.
2. Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: If you are like me this is a must not miss event. All around World Showcase guests can find booths for different countries and regions offering a sampling of food and drink. This event gets crowded! It can be helpful to go during the week versus weekend and earlier in the day. The event also highlights special merchandise including Dooney and Bourke bags, limited release pins and items featuring my favorite purple dragon, Figment. In the evening be sure to check out the Eat to the Beat Concert series showcasing musicians from different decades.
3. Return to Sleepy Hollow Event: I love Fort Wilderness Campground at any time of year, but the holidays make it more magical. Halloween is no exception and this year Disney will be hosting a special ticket event in which guests will have seats to watch the 1949 animated feature, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Tri-Circle D Ranch. Guests will also experience a meet and greet with the Headless Horseman. I have not done this event, but it is definitely something I’d be interested in experiencing.
4. Disney Springs: Disney Springs is always a nice break from the parks. This area always has some cool decorations perfect for photos and to get in the Halloween spirit. Some of the restaurants also have Fall specialties available. This can be a fun evening activity with something for everyone.
5. Resort Hopping: The resorts offer some great decorations for the Halloween season. Pumpkin carvings and Fall decor can be found at all of the resorts. This is also a nice way to build a break into the day and see some of those Disney details that many guests miss in the rush of a vacation.
So these are some cool ideas to keep in mind if you are visiting WDW during the Fall. What are some of your favorite activities as the holidays arrive at WDW? Feel free to comment below!