Halloween At Disney World: Trip Planning Guide

Halloween at Disney World

Halloween is one of the best times of the year to visit Disney World: not only does the Halloween season start early and last long in Orlando, but Disney World goes all-out with their fall decor, special events and tasty treats. 

If you are planning a trip to Disney World during the Halloween season, here are our recommendations for your trip planning!

Disney Halloween
Halloween Decor at Magic Kingdom. Photo: Emily Murray

Book Your Resort Now!

If you have not yet secured your resort reservation for your Halloween season trip, make sure to do so soon. Staying on-site at a Disney resort is the best way to ensure you can absorb all the magic and entertainment during this time of year, as well as take advantage of exclusive Disney resort benefits

DVC Shop Rentals has confirmed reservations available during the Halloween season, so be sure to check them out for great savings at deluxe locations. 

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Room.
Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Room. Photo: Emily Murray.

Attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

A major reason many visit Disney World during Halloween is to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). This special ticketed event runs on select nights from August 11 to November 1, giving guests plenty of opportunities to get in on the fun; but don’t wait too long to get your tickets, because in 2022 every event date eventually sold out! 

MNSSHP has many special highlights including Mickey’s Halloween “Boo-to-You” parade, the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular” stage show, the “Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular” fireworks show, free trick-or-treating, rare character photo opportunities, dance parties, limited-time specialty treats and much more. It can be difficult to get to it all in a single night, so be strategic about what you want to experience!

Keep an eye on our blog for more MNSSHP 2023 news, and check out our tips from last year’s event!

Disney Halloween
Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular features projections, fireworks and special character appearances! Photo: Disney.

Check Out The Autumn Decor

Each year, Disney World goes all-out with their autumn decorations. As you are on your trip, make sure to check out the special seasonal details: there are garden displays, decorations in autumn colors, carved pumpkins and more all around the parks and resorts. 

Main Street U.S.A in Magic Kingdom feels especially festive during the Halloween season. The autumn bunting and pumpkin displays around the storefronts are worth stopping to notice! You can also catch a performance of the Dapper Dans in their autumn attire during this season.

Disney Halloween
You’ll spot Halloween wreaths, pumpkins, bunting and other decorations in Magic Kingdom during Halloween. Photo: Leia Cullen.

Visit EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival

During your Halloween season visit, make sure to plan a day at EPCOT to experience the International Food & Wine Festival. This popular annual festival features limited-time entertainment, merchandise, experiences and of course, plenty of food and beverage booths. 

The festival runs from July 27 to November 18. This year’s booths are anticipated to feature returning favorites and new specialties to try. 

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2022
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2022. Photo: Emily Murray

Stop by Disney Springs

Each year, Disney Springs features special offerings for the Halloween season. Make sure to swing by to check out their autumn decor, try some of the seasonal specialties at the many restaurants, and of course stock up on all your villainous merchandise! A visit to Disney Springs is perfect for a non-park day or evening. 

Disney Springs Halloween
There is always plenty of festive fun at Disney Springs during Halloween. Photo: Disney.

Have you visited Disney World during the Halloween season? What is your favorite activity? Tell us in the comments!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Leia Cullen

Leia is a proud mom of two boys. She has been in love with Disneyland and Disney World since her first visit to the parks many years ago, and she continues to relive the magic now with her family. She is passionate about creating helpful content that shares news or information about all things Disney, in the hopes it helps others create their own magical moments.

Got Something On Your Mind?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.