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  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Bertha from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are resort hopping on Oct. 31 (Halloween)! Are there any Halloween activities happening at any of the resorts?

    Boo to you, Bertha!

    I understand you're planning a spooktacular Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort. The trick to making the most of your resort-hopping day is to treat yourself to some resort-exclusive snacks. Zebra Domes are a must-have sweet from The Mara at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and seasonal items such as the Caramel Apple-Sugar Cookie and Haunted Mansion Éclair from Contempo Café at Disney's Contemporary Resort are frightfully flavorful. I recommend placing a mobile food and beverage order in the My Disney Experience mobile app for easy pick-up.      

    Each Disney Resorts Collection hotel has its own unique personality and Halloween activity offerings. The best thing you can do at each resort you visit is to take a picture of the resort's Halloween activities board, which is most often found in the resort lobby and/or by the main pool area. This information is not officially posted online though I am a part of many resort-specific social media groups that share activity board screenshots frequently.

    Last year, my family stayed at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa over Halloween. There was a special Halloween event from 5:00-8:00 p.m. featuring an Arts and Crafts Station, Pumpkin Patch, Papa Julio's Refrescos Station, Rivera's Shoe Shop, and Trick-or-Treat Trail. There were also themed poolside activities for Guests with pool access beginning at 12:30 p.m. This particular resort also has a Community Hall, which featured a variety of Halloween crafts. Some crafts like color-your-own Halloween masks and door hangers were complimentary. Other crafts like Halloween ceramics were available for a reasonable fee. 

    A friendly note about the logistics of resort hopping, Bertha. You are welcome to take complimentary transportation (bus, boat, Monorail, or Disney Skyliner) between the theme parks and resorts, but will need to make alternate arrangements for resort-to-resort transport. Rideshare vehicles are one such option and Minnie Vans, operated via the Lyft app, are pixie dust on wheels.  Parking at a Disney Resort hotel is only an option if you have a confirmed dining reservation and is offered for the length of your dining experience.

    I hope this information helps you plan a practically perfect Halloween, Bertha. Please return to planDisney with any other trip-planning questions.

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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