Six Fantastic Signs That Disney’s Celebrating Halloween
You’ve probably heard that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a no-go this year. Yes, it’s one more thing that 2020 has ruined.
However, Walt Disney World is still alive with the spirit of the season. Mickey Mouse and his plucky fans won’t let a pandemic deter them from having fun.
Here are several Halloween features available at Disney theme parks right now!
Look, I’m not going to oversell this one. I presume that you’ve visited Walt Disney World during the fall before.
You know what the Halloween decorations look like, and you remember how happy they make you feel.
What I’m pointing out is that Disney hasn’t cut corners during the pandemic.
Even though Disney has limited park attendance, officials still treated the fall season as the real deal rather than an abbreviated version.
The company could have added fewer decorations this year, and everyone would have understood.
That wouldn’t be very Disney, though.
Instead, the parks look like they would during a non-nightmarish year. It’s comforting to know that Disney hasn’t changed.
I’ve raved about Cavalcades since Disney introduced them in mid-July.
I’m an ardent proponent of these mini-parades sticking around after the pandemic ends.
So, you won’t be surprised to hear how much I adore the Halloween Cavalcades. In fact, they remind me of something I’ve previously mentioned.
Here’s an article I wrote about why you should eat at Hollywood & Vine.
In that piece, I mention how much I love that Minnie Mouse and her friends change costumes each season.
At one point, I say: “All of them are delightful, although my clear favorite is the autumnal ensemble. The characters wear adorable Halloween costumes!”
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Guess what! These are the same costumes that Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck wear for some Cavalcades!
Yes, you can see it for yourselves without eating the admittedly generic food at the restaurant.
Notably, these aren’t the only costumes, though. Disney rotates the outfits daily and sometimes even within the same park visit.
You’ll never know what – or who – to expect. Even some rare characters appear at the parks this fall.
Big Bad Wolf and Bowler Hat Guy have participated!
Disney’s going deep into the catalog for some of these Cavalcade shows, which makes me love them even more.
The Cadaver Dans
I’m mentioning the Dapper Dans separately for a couple of reasons.
As MickeyBlog has discussed, choral performances cause problems during the pandemic. Health officials have traced several outbreaks to singing.
So, Disney hadn’t brought back the Dapper Dans for safety reasons until recently.
However, they’ve made their triumphant return…and they’re appropriately dressed for the season.
Fans of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party know that the barbershop quartet singers take on a different form during the fall.
The handsome musicians evolve into ugly, undead creatures who favor spookier songs. They’re called the Cadaver Dans, and they’re wildly popular.
Ordinarily, you would have to buy a $100 party ticket to watch the Cadaver Dans, as they don’t perform in the parks during regular hours.
Thankfully, Disney has modified that policy during 2020. The Cadaver Dans roam the parks throughout the day, singing and showing off their rotting flesh.
Also, you may catch them in a Cavalcade or two. Really, they could be anywhere.
The day before I wrote this, the Cadaver Dans had invaded the train station.
Have you watched that horror movie, Train to Busan? It was like that, only with more singing.
Disney officials understand how much guests love dressing up in costumes.
One of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party’s best features is that guests get to wear costumes…and I’m not talking DisneyBounding.
I mean complete Disney outfits that allow people to dress up as their favorite characters.
Well, with the party off the table this year, the parks have relaxed the rules on costumes. In fact, Disney has thrown them out almost altogether.
According to Disney’s official site, children under the age of 14 may wear any kind of costume they like.
Adults may dress similarly, although they cannot wear anything that covers their heads.
So, that Darth Vader costume mask is out, but you must wear a facial covering for the pandemic anyway.
You could use a Darth Vader one of those to make your costume match!
Disney had geared up for one of its biggest years ever before Coronavirus struck. The parks had manufactured plenty of merchandise early this year.
Thankfully, the parks won’t let a little something like an unprecedented pandemic stop them from selling plenty of Halloween stuff.
In fact, I’ll direct you to our sister site, DisneyFashionBlog.com. We’re keeping up with all the new clothes and other goodies here.
Have you seen this t-shirt? How about this popcorn bucket? Disney even designed some Halloween Mouse Ears that are the breathing definition of extra.
When you visit Walt Disney World over the next six weeks, you’ll have your choice of tons of spooky gear that will perfect your collection. It’s a target-rich environment!
If you thought Disney had gone over the top with the merchandise, wait until you check out the Halloween cuisine!
Frankly, I think some of these Disney chefs have too much time on their hands. Nobody should be this inventive.
At Walt Disney World right now, you’ll find something called a Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Mac-Tini. There’s Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats, too.
I mean, if Disney can add Pumpkin Spice to any dish they serve, they’ll apparently try.
Of course, the parks serve more than Pumpkin Spice flavors at Halloween.
You’ll also find Candy Corn Cupcakes and Spider Web Cookies and Not So Poison Apple Cupcakes, too.
Those of you who prefer drinks will love what’s available. As a nod to Oogie Boogie, Disney’s gone all-in on Gummi Worms this year.
Many drinks include Gummi Worms for the odd visuals.
At The Wave, you’ll find Witches Brew, which decides the worms aren’t enough. It has a Poison Apple Glow Cube, which looks like a melting skull!
Gothic names like Shadow of the Moon are popular, too.
Disney isn’t messing around this year, folks.