• On May 16, 2018
    Kaley from WA 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 just Disneyland that does the Nightmare Before Christmas transformation to the Haunted Mansion or is it WDW too? If so, what dates is it closed for the redecoration? We're hoping to go to WDW in Sept 2019 and don't want to miss the original.

    Hi Kaley!

    September is a very happening time at Walt Disney World Resort. The Haunted Mansion attraction in Magic Kingdom Park does not receive a Nightmare Before Christmas overlay like it's counterpart in California does during this time of year, so your Disney Wish to see the original version has been granted! But allow me to tell you why this is my favorite season. Disney's Theme Parks have a fall decor feel, the weather is more cooperative, and there are two really great events happening around the 'World.

    The first the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Here Epcot brings in bonus culinary kitchens to represent countries and cultures that aren't seen at Walt Disney World Resort everyday, such Australia, Greece and Scotland. There are also culinary demonstrations, gastronomy seminars and celebrity chefs! Tapas-sized samples vary between $4 and $10 where drinks can range between $4 and $15. Most demonstrations and seminars require a separate RSVP, so bookmark or like & follow the Disney Parks Blog across all of their social media platforms to get all of the awesome Food & Wine Festival info as soon as it's released.

    The other really awesome fall event is the separately ticketed Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. There's a special parade, your favorite characters are dressed in their halloween costumes, and the most vile villains perform in their very own stage show. And best of all, guest of all ages are encouraged to dress up!

    I hope this helped in planning your Disney Days, Kaley!
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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