• On Apr 12, 2016
    Tracy from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it better to attend Oct. 30th or 31st to the Halloween party? I want less crowds and if the resort does special things for Halloween night I want to be able to attend those as well. I am staying at the Contemporary, do they offer anything special?

    Hi Tracy! We have been going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom for many years now. It had been a tradition to go on Halloween night, however, last year we enjoyed the festivities on the 30th.

    Halloween night is always the first night to be sold out so if you are considering this please get your tickets now and don't delay. The 30th won't be far behind in selling out too.  After experiencing both dates I found that it was fun both nights and not much different. These parties are selling out most nights now so the crowds will likely be the same. There is always plenty of candy and fun to go around.

    Most of the Disney resorts will not have extensive Halloween activities planned. The children's programs and the pool recreation staff might have some things in mind but they usually don't publish those until a month ahead. The one resort that goes all out for Halloween is the Fort Wilderness Resort. Starting on the 30th they have many activities such as pumpkin carving contests, site decoration contests, and pet Halloween costume contests. The 31st is a big day as they will have a golf cart decoration contest and parade with over 100 vehicles all decked out in their finest "costumes". Guests line the roads to cheer on their favorite one.  When the parade is over begins the trick or treating where kids and families can go from loop to loop stopping at RV's for treats.

    The Contemporary Resort is connected to Fort Wilderness by boat. 
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