The end of summer is just around the corner, and the fall season opens up a host of enticing family experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Seasonal favorites are back this year with new holiday offerings for guests of all ages.
Enjoy a not-so-scary Halloween celebration at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Mickey’s not-so-scary Halloween party at Magic Kingdom Park features spooky treats, entertaining parades, and exclusive photo opportunities with “scary” characters and treats. The event requires an additional ticket and is offered on select nights until November 1st after the park’s normal opening hours, from 7pm to midnight.
- Party goers can catch Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow dressed as the Sanderson sisters from Disney’s Hocus Pocus at Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween parade.
- Thirty delicious fall and Halloween treats are on offer throughout the park. Some select treats are exclusively available for purchase during the party, while others are offered to Magic Kingdom guests during normal hours.
- Guests can dine in the park and enjoy delicious Mars treats like SKITTLES, SNICKERS and M&M’S while dressing up in their favorite Halloween costumes.
- Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, The Seven Dwarfs are back this year for exclusive photo shoots.
- Charming entertainment abounds as a spirited band of pirates take over Adventureland with eerie sea chants.
- Pop-up parties featuring Max Goof and his Powerline crew appear throughout the park before they dance on Main Street, USA during Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween parade.
- Party goers can mark their visit with themed photos.
- Each isitantev also receives a reusable candy collection bag and a commemorative print to complete the Halloween specials.
Autumn decoration in Magic Kingdom
For more goosebumps and thrills, Magic Kingdom’s lively, seasonal décor brings it to life. From August 10 to November 1, Main Street in the US turns into an autumn wonderland with an autumn color palette, giant pumpkins, stuffed animals and shops decorated with fall foliage.
Global Flavors at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE
From today until November 18, guests can take a tasting tour of six continents at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, hosted by CORKCICLE.
- New for 2023, the Brew-Wing Lab at Odyssey takes guests on a flavorful adventure with whimsical culinary creations from Muppet Labs and video performances of Dr. Bunsen’s favorite dolls, Honeydew, and his trusty sidekick Cup.
- Over 25 global themed marketplaces throughout the park offer a variety of snacks and sips to celebrate the best food and drink from around the world.
- New global marketplaces debut on September 22 to celebrate Disney100, the Walt Disney Company’s centenary.
- Visitors can enjoy live musical performances at the America Gardens Theater as part of the Eat to the Beat concert series presented by Florida Blue Medicare. Famous artists perform Friday through Monday, while local bands play Tuesday through Thursday.
- Music lovers can reserve a seat at these shows with the Eat to the Beat lunch package. More information is available at TasteEPCOT.com.
- From September 29th to October 31st (or while supplies last), Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit offers special Halloween fun for the whole family. With the purchase of a map and stickers, guests can find hidden decorative pumpkins in the style of Disney characters at the EPCOT. Whether or not they complete their quest, guests can return their cards to the redemption spots in the park for a holiday memento.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park wakes up for fall season
Tree of Life Awakenings returns to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in early November after DST ends. As the sun sets, the Tree of Life will awaken for a limited time with stunning images filled with vibrant colors and animations in harmony with uplifting music and sounds.
- Animation Experience at Conservation Station guests can learn how to draw some of their favorite Disney villains from October 1st to 31st.
- Celebrating ten years of the park’s interactive Wildlife Explorers program, young explorers can see and learn about some of the “animated” creatures for the Halloween season at locations of bugs, bats, and habitat icons.
Try Fall Flavors and Seasonal Shopping at Disney Springs
This fall, Disney Springs guests can discover holiday fun with tempting treats, seasonal merchandise and spooky entertainment.
- Ganachery offers spooky chocolate treats like the haunted mansion portrait bars and chocolate skull candies, as well as hot ganache for chocolate lovers.
- Delicious pumpkin creme brulee is part of the seasonal menu at Amorette’s confectionery.
- Squad Ghouls performs live at the Waterside Stage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 29th to October 29th.
- The Zombie Drummers and Skeleton Stiltwalkers will tour downtown every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.
- Shoppers can browse a frighteningly fun selection of Disney-themed Halloween essentials at The World of Disney Store.
Jump into autumn with Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
The 2023-2024 runDisney racing season kicks off November 3-5 with the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend. The popular collection of races includes 5K, 10K and Half Marathons, as well as the Disney Two Course Challenge (10K and Half Marathon) and after-race party.
- This year, runners will embark on a journey of great food and company during the 2023 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Banquet Bash Weekend.
- Activities include the Alice in Wonderland-themed 5k run, the Beauty and the Beast-themed 10k run, the Enchantment themed half marathon, and the Fiction-themed two-round competition.
- Visitors can also visit the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, including the opportunity to purchase running merchandise and devices. Race participants and other guests must register in a virtual queue on the first day of the show (November 2) in order to enter.
- The magical weekend will end with a unique post-race party at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. Registration for the half marathon and challenge includes admission to this event outside of park hours. 5K and 10K racers, their friends and family can separately purchase after-race party tickets to join in the celebration with their favorite runners.
- The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend is the first of four race weekends in the 2023-24 runDisney season. Other running events include Walt Disney Marathon Weekend (January 3-7), Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (February 22-26), and runDisney Spring Surprise Weekend.
Guests must have a valid theme park ticket to take advantage of the park offers, and bookings may be required depending on entry type and date of visit.