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  • On Apr 5, 2015
    Danny 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.

    We are considering going to WDW in October 2015. Are the characters dressed in costume all the time? At the Characters Spot at Epcot, are they dressed in Halloween costume? We have a 3yr old grandson. We don't want him to be scared.

    Welcome back, Danny!

    The fall is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. We love attending Epcot International Food & Wine Festival so we can sample culinary delights, but our favorite fall event is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, where you will find many Characters dressed in Halloween costumes.
    Mickey's famous party is held on select nights (September 15 thru November 1, 2015) at the Magic Kingdom from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. My family loves meeting favorite Disney Pals dressed in  "friendly" Halloween costumes. Since the theme is "not-so-scary", adults are asked not to wear scary masks so that little ones can join in on the fun. Some families dress in matching shirts while others dress in costumes. The events are family friendly, so even your three-year-old grandson can enjoy the event. He may enjoy Mickey's Boo-to-You Parade, as well as collecting candy at various treat stations in the park.  

    Although we have never seen Characters at Epcot's Character Spot dressed in Halloween attire, we have attended a few special events with Characters at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels on Halloween Night, October 31. Last year there were pumpkin decorating contests, costume parades, games and a few beloved Disney Characters ready to trick-or-treat with Guests. If you plan to visit on October 31, check with your resort concierge at check-in to see what special events may be happening during your stay.  

    I am sure that you will have a magical time visiting in October, and hope you can take advantage of some of the events taking place. Please let me know if you have further questions. I'm happy to help!

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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