Ahhh fall – the leaves are changing, the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air, and the weather is perfect to throw on your favorite chunky sweater (unless you’re in Florida – then it’s time to rock those fun, fall-colored flip-flops!). Another great way to celebrate the season is by taking in all of the fall happenings during your Disney Program, whether you’re taking part in a Disneyland® Resort or a Walt Disney World® Resort program. So, pull up a chair, grab a pumpkin spice latte and get ready – we’ve got the definitive list of must-do things on your program to celebrate fall!
Indulge in all the fall-inspired treats
If you’re a foodie like me, you already know about all the scrumptious treats that are available in the parks to help celebrate the changing of the season. For instance, at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, you can get in the Halloween spirit and satisfy your sweet tooth with candy corn ice cream! If you’re looking for something more savory, why not head to Disney Springs for WonderFall, a fun celebration of fall flavors, and try the Fabulous Fall Butternut Squash Gnocchi. And don’t forget, you can always spend a day at Epcot and nom, nom, nom to your heart’s content at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! If you’re at the Disneyland Resort, there are lots of yummy treats to help put you in the fall mood as well. If you’re a lover of all things pumpkin spice like I am, grab a pumpkin spice churro or maybe some pumpkin spice Mickey beignets. I could go on and on about the delicious treats at both parks, but I’ll stop for now because I’m starting to drool on my keyboard. Yikes!
Take in the boo-tiful decorations
One of my favorite parts of the fall season is all the festive decorations around the parks. Looking for a new profile pic or maybe some fun Instagram-worthy photos? Go on a photo-taking adventure and snap a few pictures with the pumpkins, leaves, hay bales, ghosts and other fall décor you may see around the parks. And how about those fun pumpkin scarecrows? Too cute! If you post your photos, be sure to use #DisneyPrograms so we can see your awesome photos!
Have some fiendish fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween-Party or Mickey’s Halloween Party
Scare up some fun and get in the Halloween spirit by attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Walt Disney World Resort or Mickey’s Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort! Both parties include special entertainment and fireworks, as well as party-exclusive sweet treats. And you can’t have Halloween without candy, so trick-or-treating is also part of the evening! Boo to you!
Remember the fall time during your Disney Program with fun keepsakes
Whether you’re looking for something Autumn-classic, or an item that invokes more of a Halloween feel, there are lots of fall-tastic finds you can pick up as a memory to all the fun you had on your program. If you don’t have a pair of Mickey ears yet, fall is a great time to pick up a pair! You can find orange and black ones as well as other fall-inspired ears. Maybe you’re looking for something you can use on a more regular basis, like a mug. There are lots of spooky and fun mugs and kitchen ware items you can take home. Whatever treasures you discover, I’m sure they’ll be frightfully delightful!
As you can probably tell, fall is one of my favorite seasons, and there’s no place quite as special as the Disney parks to celebrate the season. These ways to celebrate are just a few of the many things you can do to get in the fall spirit during your Disney Program. Happy fall!