Fall at Disney World is one of our favorite times to visit. There is so much to eat, ride, and learn at the parks. The Magic Kingdom is adorned in pumpkins, hay bales, and scarecrows for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Epcot offers guests the Food and Wine Festival, and Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom offer fall-themed merchandise, treats, and events.
We have attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) several times over our 65+ visits to WDW. Actually, it has started to become an annual event for our family because of the need for a short break at the beginning of the school year. This year will be no exception as we head to Central Florida for the annual trek.
Our favorite part of the MNSSHP is the short lines and the CANDY! Because of the length of our fall break, we are only able to spend 3 days each year at WDW during the fall. It’s perfect for us! We only need to visit the Magic Kingdom once for the Halloween party and we are able to ride all of our favorite rides, eat sweet treats, and watch specialty parades and fireworks.
This leaves plenty of time to visit Epcot for the annual Food and Wine Festival. The World Showcase gets a bit crowded on the weekend nights, so we usually visit this part of Epcot during the day or on Monday evening. The food at the festival is one-of-a-kind and surpasses the faire served throughout the year.
Other touches of fall can be felt at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There is Halloween merchandise in many of the stores, along with Halloween-themed treats at Starring Rolls Bakery and Sweet Success on Sunset Boulevard. Themed treats and merchandise can also be found at the Animal Kingdom.
At the resorts, guests can fix smores by fireside, watch Halloween-themed movies after dark, and Fort Wilderness Campground even hosts a Halloween parade of decorated golf carts.
Lastly, guests can still enjoy the multitude of educational activities offered through each park and Disney property. However, the Animal Kingdom offers a unique way to learn about nocturnal creatures by hosting Bat Day on October 31. Visitors to this park can learn all there is to know about these winged-creatures.
Although there is not much of a chill in the air as is typical during the fall, there are plenty of activities throughout Walt Disney World which make visitors feel as if “fall is in the air.”