What’s New at Walt Disney World for Halloween?

What’s New at Walt Disney World for Halloween?

Halloween at Walt Disney World in 2023 runs from August 11 to October 31, 2023. Complete with new Halloween snacks, decor, and special experiences that can make a trip to Disney in the fall worthwhile. If you’re ready to have an extra special Disney Vacation this Halloween, here’s everything to look forward to at Walt Disney World this Halloween. 

Disney's Boo Bash Disney World Halloween

What’s New for Halloween at Disney?

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has returned and is offered select party nights from August 11- November 1, 2023, at Magic Kingdom. Plus, starting mid-August the parks get decorated with Mickey pumpkins, bats, and all things spooky. This marks the beginning of the Fall and Halloween season, so while new Halloween treats and decorations may not be fully in the parks until early September, you can count on spooky vibes as early as August 11th this year. 

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit Scavenger Hunt | September 29-October 31, 2023

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, is a special pumpkin scavenger hunt from September 29 through October 31, at EPCOT Park. Details coming soon. 

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party | August 11- November 1, 2023

In Magic Kingdom and running select nights from August 11- November 1, 2023, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party offers trick-or-treat, ride overlays, shows, a parade, and more! Guests to this party can expect to enter Magic Kingdom Park as early as 4 pm, for a 7 pm party start time. We think this is the only party ticket you need to buy all year- as this event is unparalleled where Disney entertainment is concerned. Be sure to read all about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for all the details. 

Magic Kingdom Main Stree USA

The Cadaver Dans on Main Street U.S.A | Magic Kingdom

The Cadaver Dans ( aka The Dapper Dans in Halloween gear) arrive in Magic Kingdom later in September and bring extra spooky sounds to Main Street USA. They arrive via the Main Street Trolley, so keep an eye out for them and stop for a listen. 

Hollywood and Vine disney Restaurant

Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood and Vine | Hollywood Studios

In Hollywood Studios, Minnie’s Halloween Dine arrives at Hollywood & Vine, in early August. With a buffet-style meal and Disney characters, you’ll get photos and interactions with Minnie herself! Dressed in her Halloween best as a happy witch. Mickey Mouse arrives as a vampire, Goofy as a cowboy and Pluto even gets a Halloween Collar. This special meal is the perfect way to kick off the spooky season safely. 

Disney Halloween at the Grand Floridian

Halloween at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

New this Halloween at the Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort you can find a Haunted Mansion sculpture made of chocolate, complete with an egg in honor of Constance. Check out all the details on this one! You can even find the details on the sign on the display, shown below. 

Constance Hatchway, is a character from The Haunted Mansion attraction. She is the current incarnation of the bride character in the attic and in a retcon, one of the figures depicted in the Stretching Room’s portraits.

Constance appears twice on the ride. She is seen in the Stretching Room in the elevator as an elderly black widowed bride looking straight at the guests who step back when the late Paul Frees’ voice is heard as the Ghost Host. She sits on the tombstone that reads “Rest in Peace, Dear Beloved George” which is found in the cemetery.

She is seen in the Attic where the photo changes while guests see and listen to the silhouette of a pianist playing a ghostly version of the bridal march on the piano. Constance holds her ax in front of her heart while reciting her wedding vows in a menacing tone while staring at the guests. Portraits of her husband and mementos of their unions are littered throughout the room. As quests ride by, her husband’s heads disappear from the portraits, signifying their unfortunate fates.

Chocolate Sculptures at the Grand Floridian Resort

And over by the Garden View Tea Room, a sculpture of Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother at their castle surrounded by pumpkins. If you head down to the Gasparilla Island Grill you can see a Remy statue featuring favorite foodie elements from Ratatouille. 

Cinderella Chocolate Halloween at Grand Floridian

Disney's Grad floridian Halloween Chocolate DEcorations


disney halloween costumes

Disney Characters Dressed Up for Halloween

One of the best parts of Halloween at Walt Disney World is seeing all our favorite characters in their Halloween costumes! With Pooh and Friends in their best “spooky” costumes and even Jack Skellington gets some time in the parks! Be on the lookout for spooky Character Cavalcades and impromptu character appearances across the park. Otherwise, you can see all these costumed friends at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. 

Do Disney Characters have Disney Halloween Costumes?

YES! You’ll get to see favorite characters strolling the streets, on the character cavalcade, and on the Main Street Trolley!

Disney Halloween Snacks

Disney Halloween Snacks | Everywhere

Ok, guys. You knew this one would be at the top of our list because we go crazy for seasonal snacks. Plan to see Pumpkin Spice cupcakes, new spooky cake pops, and candy corn dole whip. You can find Disney Fall Snacks in every park, resort, and Disney Springs. Check out all the new Disney Halloween Snacks.

Fall snacks at Hollywood Studios 2020

Disney Halloween Merchandise

So many Halloween things to buy! Another of our favorite reasons to visit Disney World in the Fall is the merchandise. We are chronic window shoppers and rarely buy these goodies because airlines have luggage weight limits. But that doesn’t stop us from staring and wishing and wondering how much shipping it directly home would be. Thankfully shopDisney has Disney Halloween Merchandise to hold us over!

disney in the fall merchandise 2020

Disney Halloween Popcorn Buckets

The Disney Fall Popcorn Buckets in the parks are available mid-September through October 31, and are available during open hours at ALL FOUR Parks! These are HOT items! So be sure to grab them when you see them. There’s a purchase limit per person, to deter resellers. Check out our New Halloween Snacks at Walt Disney World post for all the buckets and specialty drink items released. 

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Disney Halloween Decorations

So we’ve talked about the magic that can happen when it’s Autumn at Walt Disney World before. And this Mickey Pumpkin Wreath is the guy we look forward to seeing every fall. You can spot fall garlands, wreaths, decorations, and more all over the Disney Parks. We love to revel in the feelings of Fall even when it’s 90 in Florida. And if you’re looking for extra spooky, head to Haunted Mansion, where you will find extra cobwebs on everything and sometimes even more ghouls than usual!

walt disney world fall 2020

Halloween at Walt Disney World

Hopefully, this has given you a good idea of everything you can look forward to for a magical Halloween at Walt Disney World. And be sure to check out all of our Halloween at Walt Disney World posts! 

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