Halloween at Disney World- Fall Decor, Spooky Treats, Character Costume Cavalcades

Disney World will still be celebrating Fall and Halloween this year as Magic Kingdom navigates the reopening safety measures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the cancellation of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Disney is still going to decorate Magic Kingdom and celebrate one of the most popular holidays of the year with their guests from Sept. 15th to Oct. 31st. There will be Fall Fun seasonal offerings like decor, Halloween-themed cavalcade, themed treats, and costumes are welcome!

Fall Decor Fall decor at Disney World

Cast members are preparing autumn decorations to fill Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom with fall fun. The pictures released show pumpkin themed wreaths and fall foliage.

We will keep you posted on what other decor we can expect, it's likely that Disney will put some effort into these decorations as Halloween at Disney World is one of the most loved times of the year for many guests.

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Minnie's Halloween DineHalloween Minnie Dine

Minnie's Halloween Dine, the spooky themed character dining, will return to Hollywood & Vine beginning September 25th.

Guests will be able to interact with characters from a distance like Minnie Mouse in her witch costume, Goofy as a spooky cowboy, Mickey Mouse dressed as a vampire, and Pluto wearing his Halloween collar. We expect this character dining option to be popular and with the limited capacity you should get your reservations as soon as possible.

Halloween-themed Cavalcade Mickey and Minnie halloween costumes

But don't worry, Disney World isn't going to ignore the fact that Halloween is the main event in the Fall season. Magic Kingdom has done a great job in their character interactions since reopening with character cavalcades at random times throughout the day. These cavalcades use a variety of parade floats, vehicle cars, and horses.

The Halloween-themed cavalcade will feature Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and pals wearing their Halloween costumes. In Frontierland, you can find Chip ‘n’ Dale in costume. And on Main Street, U.S.A. guests can see other Disney characters dressed up and riding the horse-drawn trolley.

And on select days, guests may find a cavalcade of Disney Villains including Gaston, Maleficent, Queen of Hearts, Jafar along with a nightmarish procession featuring Jack Skellington.

The Dapper Dans will also make their return to Magic Kingdom Park beginning September 20th performing as their undead alter egos The Cadaver Dans.

Halloween at Disney World Seasonal TreatsHalloween desserts at Disney World

Disney is pulling out the stops with their Halloween treats that you can find at all four Walt Disney World theme parks. From cute popcorn buckets to pumpkin spice sundaes there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Magic Kingdom Park2020 Fall Treats at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Available at Main Street Bakery) – Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll drizzled with orange and white icing
  • Cinnamon Donuts (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Served in a Hitchhiking Ghost Novelty container
  • Hades Nachos (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Black bean nacho chips with “fiery” buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeño
  • Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake (Available at Liberty Square Market) – Citrus cake with raspberry Bavarian cream, whipped cream flowers, and a chocolate axe
Halloween treats at Disney World
  • Pumpkin Spiced Waffle Sundae (Available at Sleepy Hollow) –Pumpkin spice-flavored waffled topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sprinkles
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls Float (Available at Storybook Treats) – Cream cheese soft-serve, black raspberry syrup, and Coke
  • Pumpkin Spice Milkshake (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, sprinkles, and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow straw
  • Pumpkin Spice Soft-Serve Sundae (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Served as a sundae topped with whipped cream, caramel, and sprinkles
Themed Halloween at Disney World food
  • Mickey Monster Mash Burger (Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Burger with Meunster cheese, potato barrels, bacon, and sriracha aïoli
  • Headless Horseman Rides Again (Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace) – Strawberry DOLE® Whip with Fanta Strawberry and a Headless Horseman Novelty Straw
  • Not So Poison Apple Cupcake (Available at Pinocchio Village House) – A spiced apple cupcake with pecan crunch buttercream themed after a poison apple
  • Orange and Black Sugar Churros (Available at Various Churro Carts and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café)
  • Oogie Boogie Dice Novelty Glow Cubes (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants)
Halloween popcorn buckets at Disney World
  • Jack Skellington Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants and Outdoor Vending Locations)
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
  • Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
Haunted Mansion novelty items
  • Hitchhiking Ghost Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Liberty Square Popcorn Cart)
  • Hitchhiking Ghost Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants)
  • Madame Leota Sipper (Available at Sleepy Hollow)

EPCOTHalloween themed cupcakes

  • Halloween Cupcake (Available on Halloween Day Only at Sunshine Seasons) – Choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcake with buttercream and a Mickey Pumpkin garnish
  • Nemo & Squirt’s Noggin Concoction (Available on Halloween Day Only at Coral Reef Restaurant) – Chocolate brownie stuffed with a chocolate chip cookie topped with white chocolate-covered pretzels and a Mickey Pumpkin Garnish
  • Halloween Sugar Cookie (Available on Halloween Day Only at Traveler’s Café and Garden Grill) – Sugar cookie topped with Halloween Sprinkles
  • Liquid Nitro Cake Pop (Available on Halloween Day Only at Desserts & Champagne Marketplace in World Showplace for EPCOT Taste of International Food & Wine Festival) – Liquid nitro chocolate cake pop with Halloween sprinkles
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available Canada Popcorn Cart and Fife & Drum)
  • Green Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Eats at EPCOT Experience and Mission Space Popcorn Cart)
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at all EPCOT Popcorn Locations)
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Sunshine Seasons and Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue)

Animal Kingdom Novelty drinks Halloween at Disney World

  • Scar Cupcake (Available at Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus) – Red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate marshmallow frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible icing image
  • Spooky Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Flame Tree Barbecue and Isle of Java) – Sprite with Monin Apple Syrup poured over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a gummy worm, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and a sugar lime rim
  • Rotten Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Alcoholic) (Available Flame Tree Barbecue) – Angry Orchard and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and gummy worms
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Tamu Tamu, Trek Snacks, Restaurantosaurus, TriloBites, and Outdoor Vending Ice Cream Carts) 
  • Purple Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)

Hollywood StudioSpooky treats

  • Poison Candied Apple (Available at Trolley Car Café) – Apple and caramel mousse covered in red glaze with a crunchy candy base
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Cannoli (Available at PizzeRizzo) – Pumpkin cheesecake mixed with a hazelnut praline crunch in a cannoli shell
  • Pumpkin Tiramisu (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café) – Layers of cream mascarpone and spiced pumpkin cake
  • Box of Bones Chocolate Éclair (Available at Backlot Express) – Chocolate éclair with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate bones
Orange drink with light up skull
  • Frozen Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
  • Frozen Apple Cider with Crown Royal Regal Apple (Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
  • Orange Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Anahiem Produce, Hollywood Popcorn, and Animation Popcorn)
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, and Anaheim Produce)

As always, we expect the themed popcorn buckets and other novelty items to be quite popular so grab yours when you can!

Halloween at Disney World- Costumes AllowedHalloween at Disney World- children in costumes walk through the park

For the first time outside of a special ticketed event, guests of all ages can wear costumes at Magic Kingdom's regular operating hours. This is a great way to still bring the fun of the beloved Halloween parties into the parks so everyone can dress up to join in the fun. Guests are still required to wear face coverings and follow the safety guidelines.

Halloween at Disney World Costume Guidelines

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses).

PhotoPass photographers will also be available with special Halloween themed Magic Shots to incorporate into your pictures. You can find them at the most popular photo spot locations or search on the My Disney Experience app.

Halloween Themed Merchandise Walt Disney World Hades Spirit Jersey- Halloween at Disney World

Halloween merchandise has already made its way onto the Shop Disney website and in locations inside Disney Springs.

Some of the most anticipated items are the Hades spirit jersey and new Halloween Loungefly backpack. You can find Halloween merchandise throughout Magic Kingdom park.

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Keep reading our blog to keep you updated on everything you need to know to prepare for a Halloween at Disney World trip! We have a team of writers working hard to keep you updated weekly on events in the parks and tips for navigating the magic. Subscribe to our free deals newsletter to receive helpful planning information, exclusive Disney deals, and access to the lowest priced Disney tickets anywhere. You can find more information on planning your vacation here:

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