Little Girl and Dad on Deck_Halloween on the High Seas
  • On Jul 3, 2023
    Brenda from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Have booked a Halloween cruise, on the Magic in September, 22-25. Is there both a pirate's night and a costume night with trick-or-treating? Is there a formal dress dinner? I don't want to plan Palo’s and miss these special nights.

    Hi there, Brenda! Boo to you from our planDisney crew.

    It’s almost the season for pumpkin spice and frightful delights aboard Disney Cruise Line! Halloween on the High Seas is sure to be a ghostly good time filled with ghoulish entertainment, themed treats, and character greetings. Let’s see what information I can scare up for you.

    The rotational dining rooms are some of the most beautiful spaces aboard the Disney Magic. For your 3-night sailing, the following attire is suggested:

       • Friday: Cruise Casual
       • Saturday: Pirate Night
       • Sunday: Optional Dress up

    Unfortunately, the Cast Member I spoke with today said the schedule for onboard activities, such as trick or treating, has yet to be finalized. While I don’t have a crystal ball, on past sailings, Halloween was celebrated on Pirate Night. Please note that dress-up nights and entertainment are subject to change without notice. I promise your Cruise Director is hard at work, ensuring your Disney Cruise is full of spooktacular fun for the whole family. 

    Instead of Palo Dinner, you could book Palo Brunch. This will allow you to experience all three rotational dining rooms. While both experiences are delightful, I give a slight edge to brunch. The meal typically begins with a selection of bread and pastries. Next, you’ll feast on one of two antipasto platters, followed by the rest of your meal. I like to start with soup, a shared flatbread pizza appetizer with my husband, and a mouthwatering parmesan-crusted chicken breast entrée. You’re not limited to just lunch items. The menu also includes an assortment of breakfast fare like pancakes, waffles, and eggs. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!

    Once you board the ship, you’ll find the onboard activities and your dining rotation listed on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. You can check on board for an opening if you didn’t secure a Palo reservation before sailing. I hope this information helps as you prepare to sail on the Disney Magic! Please stop by and see us again.

    SEAS the adventure!
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Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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