Halfway to Halloween at Disney World

Halfway to Halloween at Disney World

Disney Parks has shared a slew of Halfway to Halloween celebrations on socials, and with activities, you can do at home! So take a break from your springtime plans to enjoy the best of what Halloween has to offer! New snacks, specials, and announcements are all part of #halfwaytohalloween!

Fireworks at Disney's Cinderella Castle

Halfway to Halloween Week at Walt Disney World

Tune in on @DisneyParks channels for all things Halloween! In the middle of spring! Typically happening the last week of April, Halfway to Halloween includes new snacks, and reasons to get ready for the spooky season. 

Halfway to Halloween 2023

Celebrated at Disney Parks from April 17- 23, 2023 you can find new Halfway to Halloween Snacks, Disney announcements, and more as we honor spooky favorites, like the Sanderson sisters and Haunted Mansion. 

Gideon’s Bakehouse Halfway to Halloween 

  • Gideon’s Trading Card Series | Gideon’s Bakehouse Disney Springs. Be on the lookout for free trading cards hidden at the bottom of every medium and large cookie box! You will also get a free Halfway to Halloween Promo Card with purchase for your collection during the event. 
  • Barnabas Mephistophelittle Merchandise | Gideon’s Bakehouse Disney Springs. Don’t forget to check out new merchandise featuring Gideon’s Halfway to Halloween Ambassador, Barnabas Mephistophelittle, including a collector’s pin and temporary tattoo! (New) 

Haunted Mansion Official Trailer 2023

And as part of the New Disney Movies lineup, you can even get ready for a spooky new remake of Haunted Mansion! 

The Walt Disney Studios’ “Haunted Mansion” premiers in theaters July 28. This comically creepy adventure is inspired by the classic theme park attraction and tells the story of a woman and her son (Rosario Dawson and Chase Dillon) who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts (Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, LaKeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish) to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2023

The biggest reason to celebrate Halfway to Halloween is the promise of dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2023 Dates are August 11- November 1, 2023. Be sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party if you plan to visit for all the tips, tricks, and happenings. 

Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow dressed up as the Sandersons from the movie “Hocus Pocus”

Halloween on the High Seas Cruise Updates!

New this year Minnie, Clarabell, and Daisy dress up as the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus! Plus a whole new pumpkin tree is setting sail on the Disney Wish this fall! Check out our guide to Halloween on the High Seas

Everything Halloween Page

And to celebrate #HalfwaytoHalloween Disney is rolling out the red carpet and lots of scrolling on the Halloween page. Complete with recipes, watch party info, Hocus Pocus Wallpapers, and more! Check out Everything Halloween! 


Halfway to Halloween Disney Parks DisneyBound

Guests are invited to celebrate Halfway to Halloween at Disney World and all Disney Parks as their favorite spooky characters in the parks to help celebrate Halfway to Halloween. Check out the Halloween Shop on shopDisney to get inspired. Be sure to tag @disneyparks #HalfwaytoHalloween to share your best looks. 

Mickey's Pumpkin Patch Shirt

Halfway to Halloween Disney Outfits

If you’re looking for cute Disney shirts, Disney Family Halloween shirts, and all things spooky, head to our shop at Polka Dot Pixie Shop. We love Halloween and have designed loads of  Disney Halloween Shirts for the parks, home, and trick-or-treat!

Halfway to Halloween Snacks 

April 17- 23 finds Walt Disney World marking the official #halfwaytohalloween point. And Disney Parks pulls out the stops to bring spooky snacks and New Halloween Popcorn Buckets to Walt Disney World. Halfway to Halloween Snacks Available April 20- 23, 2023.

Disney Resorts

The Whoopie Monster | Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts

The Whoopie Monster: Spiced apple whoopie pie with marshmallow buttercream and caramel

Madame Leota Chocolate Cake | Contempo Cafe Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Madame Leota Chocolate Cake: Mini Devil’s Food Cake filled with dark chocolate ganache topped with chocolate glaze and marshmallow webs 

Jack O’ Lantern Mickey Cake Pop | Gasparilla Grill Grand Floridian Resort

Jack O’ Lantern Mickey Cake Pop: Jumbo pumpkin-spiced yellow cake pop enrobed in orange-colored white chocolate

Bewitching Minnie Cupcake | Gasparilla Grill Grand Floridian Resort

Bewitching Minnie Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate cream sandwich cookies for ears, an edible witch hat, and Halloween sprinkles

Kakamora DOLE Whip Waffle Bowl | Pineapple Lanai Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Kakamora DOLE Whip Waffle Bowl: DOLE Whip served in a waffle bowl with Moana-inspired white chocolate and milk chocolate-covered pretzel sticks 

Magic Kingdom Park

Happy Haunts Milk Shake | Columbia Harbour House

Happy Haunts Milk Shake: Blackberry milkshake topped with a purple chocolate-glazed doughnut covered with black sprinkles

Disney Springs

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snack Cakes | Gideon’s Bakehouse 

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Snack Cakes: This hauntingly delicious gourmet treat features a layer of the softest spice cake topped with pumpkin cheesecake and dipped in high-quality dark chocolate (Limit two per person; available while supplies last) (New) 

Jack Skellington Bubble Waffle Sundae | Marketplace Snacks

  • Jack Skellington Bubble Waffle Sundae: Chocolate soft-serve, marshmallow fluff, hot fudge, orange sprinkles, chocolate shavings, chocolate pocky sticks, and a chocolate Jack Skellington garnish

Disney Halloween Popcorn Buckets and Sippers

Donald Duck Candy Corn Sipper | Select Locations

Available at select locations while supplies last. 

  • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort 
  • Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort 
  • Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • B.B Wolf’s Sausage Co. Disney Springs

Various Hocus Pocus-inspired décor

Halfway to Halloween At Home Planning Guide

Disney Parks Blog is sharing even more ways you can get ready for Halloween early at home! Here are our favorite ways to tackle some Halloween projects for those times you want to just stay indoors crafting. Check out our Haunted Mansion Halloween Wreath DIY and Mickey Ghost Felt Pillow you can make now. 

Halfway to Halloween Decor

Potion bottles, ancient books, and glasses and jars, along with mismatched candlesticks can really set a mood! See what you have laying around that can add to your Halloween Decorations. Be sure to build in some Hidden Mickeys with random coins or spiders and get inspired at shopDisney. 

Tabletop Spell Cards

Add a little mystery at your next get-together, or even just dinner with these Hocus Pocus tabletop name placards. Check out the Hocus Pocus Spell Book Printable Placards. Shared by Disney Parks Blog as part of Halfway to Halloween! 

Happy Haunts Paper Crafts

Have some crafting fun with these printable sheets to build your own Disney icons out of paper! Just download all the pieces and parts to create your own Haunted Mansion at home. Grab the instructions on Disney Parks Blog. 


Halfway to Halloween Games

Plan for a Disney Halloween Game Night at your place, and settle in for fun and trivia. Print out the scorecards, and watch the video to play along. Or maybe charades are more your style. Grab these Disney Halfway to Halloween Charades for your spooky night in. 

c/o Disney Raven’s Home

Halfway to Halloween Movies and Shows

There’s nothing better than settling into a batch of Halloween flicks for the day. Check out all our favorite Disney Channel Episodes for Halloween on Disney Plus, and our Disney Plus Halloween Movie List for the best things to watch on any upcoming rainy, cloudy or extra spooky day. 

Spooky Ghost Cupcake at Disney Hollywood Studiso

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Roll from Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs

Halfway to Halloween Disney Parks Recipes

Or if you’re in the mood to tackle some of your favorite Disney Halloween Snacks to copycat home, check out Disney Parks Halfway to Halloween Recipes. Here you can grab all things pumpkin! Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin dip, and pumpkin cupcakes. Plus, if you’re in the mood for “poison” apples, don’t forget all the caramel apple reasons to celebrate Halfway to Halloween. Check out this Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Roll from Amorette’s Patisserie, to try your hand at Halloween Baking at home. 

Be sure to get creative! Use your favorite movies as inspiration for your next charcuterie board, cookie plate, or milkshake! Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloweentown, and Mickey’s Scariest Story Ever are all fun places to find your next bit of inspiration. 

Disney Halfway to Halloween Guide

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