Walt Disney World Holidays: Halloween Tips for WDW

Seasonal decor at Halloween in the Magic Kingdom.

Halloween Tips for WDW

It’s never too late to get prepared for your Disney vacation and today we have Halloween Tips for WDW. Walt Disney World celebrates the seasons with unique parties, festive decor, and yummy treats all year long. During the fall months, the Magic Kingdom features not-so-scary fun for the whole family.

Walt Disney World Halloween Tips

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Halloween Merchandise

While you’ll find plenty of costume choices and seasonal bakery items, store shelves are also filled with Halloween wares for your home.

Disney's Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost Ornament.
Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost.

Trick or Treat!

Candy Bowl Trick or Treat Halloween WDW
Decorate your home for Halloween.

Halloween Merchandise at WDW

Halloween Costume Tips

Keep your costume comfortable, family-friendly, and weather appropriate. Visits earlier in the season should plan for an outfit that can be comfortable in the Florida heat. Yes, even after dark, you’ll be sweating (or glistening!) from the high humidity. For truly unique Disney styles, head to The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane.

Haunted Mansion Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW
Haunted Mansion items.

Read the guidelines. Plan your costume ahead of your vacation to save money on last minute shopping or higher prices at Walt Disney World.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Since August 25, 2017, families have been enjoying Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. The event is held from 7:00 PM to midnight.

Favorite Walt Disney World Quotes. Haunted Mansion. 999 Happy Haunts.
Happy Haunts.

Kids of all ages have been seen trick or treating throughout the park. We spotted some terrific costumes on our fall visits. If you are lucky to attend one of the last parties of the season or have plans to visit in 2018, don’t plan your costume until you read over the Halloween costume guidelines. Parties end November 1st giving the park time to transform for the Christmas celebrations including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Adult ticket prices started at $74 for the earlier parties and went up to nearly $100 for the late October/early November events. Book tickets early for popular dates including Halloween night on October 31st.

Sold Out Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Reserve party tickets early for popular dates!

We love this family friendly party.

Halloween Balloons at Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party
Seasonal Balloons.

Don’t forget to line up early for character greetings as long queues are the norm.

Jack Skellington Mickey's Not So Scary Hallowen Party
Line up early to meet Jack.

These adorable dwarfs love the Halloween party. Well, maybe not that Grumpy one. 😉

Seven Dwarfs at Magic Kingdom
Seven Dwarfs at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Tip: Arrive at 4PM and Cast Members will allow entry with your party ticket. We recommend resting earlier in the day so that you can take full advantage of the late night hours. Boo to You!

Seasonal Halloween Treats

Many Halloween treats can be found throughout the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. No trip down Main Street is complete without a detour through the Main Street Confectionery. Tip: Visit bakery hot spots prior to closing time to avoid long lines while your tummy is rumbly.

All-Star Music filled their bakery case with sugar cookies with orange and black sprinkles.

Halloween Cookie at All-Star Music Resort
Seasonal sugar cookies are delicious.

Mouthwatering treats add doses of deliciousness to the Halloween festivities in Walt Disney World.

Halloween cupcakes Candy Cauldron Disney Springs
Grab a seasonal cupcake!

Of course, Rice Crispy Treats take on holiday designs too. These Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats make great snacks and gifts.

Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treat WDW
Rice Crispy Treats make great gifts for friends back home!

Disney Resorts

At All-Star Music, we spotted guests showing off their Halloween spirit with this fun window display.

WDW Resort Guest Window Display for Halloween
Halloween spirit!


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Disney Parks

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom’s festive decorations make fall an extra fun time to visit.

Fall decor at the Magic Kingdom
Fall decor at the Magic Kingdom

One of our favorite seasonal stops in the Magic Kingdom is the Main Street Confectionery.

Main Street U.S.A. never disappoints — love the fall decorations.

Halloween decor on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.
Main Street U.S.A.

Magic Kingdom is family-friendly at Halloween, even the scarecrows are fun not frightful.

Not-so-scary scarecrow in the Magic Kingdom.
Not-so-scary scarecrow.

Animal Kingdom

Even DinoLand U.S.A. surprises guests with whimsical Halloween decorations.

DinoLand Halloween Decorations.
Dino Decor.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs was spooktacular too with tasty treats and fun photo ops.

Halloween at Disney Springs.
Halloween at Disney Springs.

Shop til you drop!

Shop til you drop during Halloween time at Disney Springs.
Shop til you drop during Halloween time.

World of Disney can be crazy busy so stop by on a weekday morning or evening for a less chaotic experience. The seasonal decor is stunning.

Halloween Decorations at World of Disney.
Halloween Decorations at World of Disney.

At Vivoli il Gelato, the seasonal pumpkin gelato is my husband’s favorite flavor.

Gelato at Vivoli il Gelato
Why choose only one flavor of gelato?

Do you have any Halloween Tips for WDW? What did you wear to Walt Disney World’s Halloween Party this year? Contact Us or Follow Us on Facebook and share your photos!

Kimberly LaPaglia

Kimberly shared her passion for Disney when she was selected for the inaugural Walt Disney World Moms Panel and then as the first Disney Cruise Line panelist. As a Disney Mom, she helped countless families plan their own dream-filled journeys. Blending her love for research, travel, and writing, Kim has been an editor for Disney Food Blog for nearly 8 years. At The Castle Concierge, she blogs about travel, parenting, celebrations, and the road to empty nesting.

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