Leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and pumpkins are everywhere. Ok, well one of the three happen in the south! In Disney World all these things happen. When you step on grounds you feel like you are in a fall fest! Mickey pumpkins, changing leaves, and fall colors are everywhere. Much like New Orleans, Disney World is hit or miss on cooler weather in early fall, but that doesn’t stop Disney from creating the fall background you long for! Are there extra shows, special events, parades, or fireworks during this time of the year? Yes! Check out all the fun to be had at Walt Disney World in the Fall.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) takes place in the fall starting in September. You must purchase a special event ticket to attend this event. I know what you’re asking, how do they know and do they really make you leave? The answer is yes! This special event is only at the Magic Kingdom on certain days. The event officially starts at 7pm. Upon entering the Magic Kingdom you will receive a bracelet, like the all you can ride kind from fairs, that lets the cast members know you are part of the special event. If you do not have one of these bracelets you will be escorted to the exit where you will be asked to leave. Since these event tickets are available for advance purchase it is highly unlikely that you can buy a pass on the day of the event.
What is so special about MNSSHP? There is a special parade that begins with the ride of the headless horseman! In this parade you will see all of you favorite villains, as well as some of your favorite usual characters. There is also a special wishes fireworks spectacular. You will also get to meet certain characters that are only available at this event. Cinderella’s stepsisters are great! There will also be trick or treating spots where the kids can get some yummy treats. Of course kids can dress up anytime they visit Disney World, however adults cannot…except for this event! That’s right, bust out you family Halloween outfits and dress up!
One other awesome fact, you can enter the park as early as 4 pm on event days. So if you’ve gotten base (one park er day) tickets, you can visit two parks on the day of the event. Take the day to spend in another park, at Downtown Disney, or at the pool, then attend the party! Don’t forget to take advantage of going on those rides that usually have long wait times. These rides will still have a wait, but it won’t be nearly as long as if the mass public were in the park too.
The special fireworks can be viewed from surrounding areas if you do not purchase a special ticket to the event. The music is usually pumped into that area as well. Sit on the beach at the Fort Wilderness resort, California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, the beach at the Grand Floridian, and the beach at the Polynesian Resort. These are also great spots to see the wishes fireworks on regular nights as well.
It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins right? Disney World thinks so too! There are some awesomely created decorations around the parks. They are everywhere too! Lampposts, store windows, and even some attractions get a little makeover during the fall.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival begins in late September. You can experience some different foods and wine around Epcot. Be on the lookout while there for special guests and performances. If you’re a foodie, this event is not to be missed. The festival is included in your park admission.
Night of Joy is a special event in September, featuring a great Christian music concert. This is a special ticketed event; so don’t forget to purchase your ticket ahead of time. Come and be inspired by some of the top names in Christian music.
Who says Disney isn’t for adults? Certainly not Disney World with its newest addition, Club Villain. Club Villain is only for guests 21 years and older. This fairly new attraction is only available on select dates in starting in September through the end of October. Guest can visit Hollywood Studios and then join the event. Who is there? You guessed it, some of your favorite villains! Not only do you get to meet these idols (Lol) and dance around, you also get to have a scrumptious New Orleans style banquet. If all that wasn’t enough, you can also get some special adult drink concoctions that aren’t otherwise avaliable! You’ll have to have admission to the park as well as special event admission.
If you are looking to try a variety of half marathons around the nation, I’d suggest to make one sponsored by Disney on your list. You are in luck because there just so happens to be one that takes place on the first weekend in November. These races are really special too, as you are usually running through the parks before opening. You not only get to check off a half marathon, but you also get a behind the scenes look at the parks as you are racing. This event requires advanced registration.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) is the last special event I’d like to talk about. I know what you’re thinking. What does Christmas have to do with the fall? In Disney it means the start of MCMCP. Just as MNSSHP takes place on select dates in September and October, this special event takes place on special dates throughout November and December. You will also need to purchase tickets in advance. This event also has a special parade and fireworks display. Just as you can get candy form MNSSHP, you get to have hot coco and cookies at this event.
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