Fall Season Brings Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and More to Walt Disney World Resort

Whether you’re looking forward to meeting some Disney princesses or having a not-so-scary time celebrating Halloween at the Magic Kingdom, fall is a perfectly magical time of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland is scheduled to open soon in the former site of The Scary Adventures of Snow White ride. Guests will be able to meet the Disney princesses in the Fairytale Hall. The location features a castle-like entrance with stone walls and stained glass windows the open into a large gallery.

When it’s time to meet the princesses, guests will enter an elegantly finished chamber where the princesses will be waiting to meet their loyal subjects.

If you’re looking for a spooky but not-to-scary Halloween celebration, then Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is for you! This special ticket event takes place on select nights in September, October, and November 1 at the Magic Kingdom.

During the party guests will be entertained by Happy HalloWishes fireworks, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade featuring the Headless Horseman, and the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball with Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc. Debuting this year is Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. And of course don’t forget about the trick-or-treating stations throughout the park.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place on the following dates: September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 29; October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, and 31; and November 1. To purchase advance tickets, guests can visit disneyworld.com/halloween or call 407-W-DISNEY.

If great food and wine is more your speed, don’t forget about the 18th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival taking place from September 27 through November 11. The festival features more than 25 international and specialty marketplaces including Brazil, Africa, and Scotland.

Guests at the festival can also indulge in culinary demos with celebrity chefs, daily wine tastings and mixology seminars, premium seminars and tastings including the Party for the Senses, and the Eat to the Beat! concert series.

For the most up-to-date information on all things Food and Wine Festival make sure you visit the Disney Food Blog’s 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page. You’ll find links to all the menus, seminars and demos, and news related to the festival.

Other events this fall include the Night of Joy concert on September 6 and 7, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend on October 4 and 5, and some new Limited Time Magic events including “Unleash the Villains” on Friday, September 13, Pirate Week, and the Chalk Art Festival at Downtown Disney on both coasts.


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