Here’s what’s on the schedule for fall at Walt Disney World Resort

Here’s what’s on the schedule for fall at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUNEA VISTA, FL — What’s going on at Walt Disney World Resort this fall? A whole lot.

This year, the resort destination in Florida has planned an array of events and festivities to celebrate the spooky season. Here is an overview of festive fall offerings:


The return of Mickey’s Halloween Party kicks off the fall season at Magic Kingdom Park. Scheduled on select nights from now until Oct. 31, after normal park hours from 7 p.m to midnight, the party includes the following:

  • Guests can dress in their happiest or most-haunted Halloween costumes
  • Entertainment abounds in ‘Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,’ the ‘Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular’ stage show, and ‘Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular’ nighttime extravaganza hosted by Jack Skellington and featuring fireworks, projections and Disney characters
  • New for 2022, guests awaiting ‘Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,’ can ‘Stand Out’ and dance their way onto Main Street U.S.A. with a 90s crew led by Max Goof cosplaying as Powerline
  • Also new this year, guests can join zombies and cheerleaders at the ZOM-BEATZ BASH!
  • Several Magic Kingdom attractions will be costumed for Halloween, including Mad Tea Party, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Guests can trick-or-treat their way through the park for sweet treats
  • There will be specially themed fall and Halloween treats available throughout the park
  • Guests can enjoy an event-exclusive, step-in photo experience, plus a reusable trick-or-treat bag and commemorative print


Festive fall décor at Magic Kingdom Park includes pumpkins and scarecrows along Main Street, U.S.A., fall foliage and garlands that will adorn shops, and pumpkin-spiced treats throughout the park. Guests can enjoy fall décor through Oct. 31 and other autumn-themed offerings at select locations throughout Walt Disney World resort.


Now through Nov. 19, guests can sip and savour flavours across six continents at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. Part of ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ honouring Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, the festival includes the following:

  • More than 25 festival food and wine marketplaces throughout EPCOT
  • Disney culinary teams have dreamed up unique dishes as nearly one-third of the menu offerings are new
  • Live musical performances will take place at the America Gardens Theatre as part of the Eat to the Beat Concert series presented by Florida Blue Medicare. Internationally recognized artists perform Friday through Monday, while local bands will rock out Tuesday through Thursday.
  • New this year, from Sept. 29-Oct. 31 (or while supplies last) is Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit. With the purchase of a map and stickers, guests can search around EPCOT for hidden decorative pumpkins themed to Disney characters. Guests can return their maps to redemption locations in the park to receive a festival keepsake.


The 2022-23 runDisney race season kicks off Nov. 3-6 with the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by Shokz. The popular race weekend features a 5K, 10K and half marathon, as well as the Disney Tow Course Challenge (10K and half marathon) and Post-Race Party. Other highlights include:

  • The weekend features a ‘Coco’-themed 5K, a ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’-themed 10K, and a half marathon celebrating the music of ‘Soul’
  • Guests can experience the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, including the chance to buy merchandise and gadgets for runners
  • Olympic track and field champion Sanya Richards-Ross will be among the thousands of competitors at this year’s race weekend
  • The weekend will be capped off with a Post-Race Party at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Half Marathon and Challenge registration includes entry to this after-hours event. Friends and family can purchase Post-Race Party tickets.
  • The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is the first of four race weekends during the 2022-23 runDisney season. Next is the 30th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Jan. 4-8), the 15th anniversary Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Feb. 23-26), and the runDisney Sprintime Surprise Weekend (April 13-16).

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