Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campground is a terrific place to enjoy Halloween! I love camping at Fort Wilderness, but it can be tricky to get reservations at Halloween. However, the best part is, you can go over and participate in the activities even if you aren’t camping there.
Please note that there is no parking if you’re not a guest, but there are a couple of ways to get there. You can ride the bus from any Disney resort or Disney Springs (parking is free there). If you’re at the Magic Kingdom you can ride the boat over.
If you want to know more about the campground in general, read my full of review of Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campground here. There’s even a video.
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. My boys and I always had a tradition of decorating the house. One year we even created a haunted house in our garage for the trick or treaters. This is probably why I love all the decorations around Fort Wilderness. The campers really get into the Halloween spirit and decorate their campsites and golf carts.
One of the most fun (and free) things to do at Fort Wilderness any time of year is called “looping.” That means walking or riding a bike (or golf cart) around the different loops to see how folks have personalized their spaces. And let me tell you, they go all out for Halloween.
Here are just a few examples. Click on the images for a larger view.
In addition to the usual activities at Fort Wilderness that I discussed in my full campground review (see link above), there are a ton of Halloween specific activities!
Watch animated classics all month long! Movies are shown outdoors every Sunday evening. Some of the halloween themed films include Hocus Pocus and Tower of Terror, and my personal favorite, Nightmare Before Christmas.
Wednesday October 30th, 2019
The day before Halloween activities are kicked into high gear with a pumpkin decorating and my personal favorite, the golf cart parade. I’m always amazed by guests’ creativity!
Next, head over to the Halloween beach bash for a costume contest, the hilarious family mummy wrap, and a screen of the Nightmare Before Christmas! Stick around the beach afterwards to watch the fireworks followed by the Halloween Glow Dance Party.
Halloween Fun – Tuesday October 31st
Here’s the full schedule of events for October 2019:
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
This is a special event at the Magic Kingdom, and I don’t recommend you try to attend on Halloween or you’ll miss all the fun at Fort Wilderness. Instead, I recommend going on Oct 29th or Nov 1st. It is important to note that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is NOT included with park admission. You buy a separate ticket, but the cool thing is that even though the party starts at 7pm, you can get in to the Magic Kingdom at 4pm with your party ticket. So spend the day at Fort Wilderness, have fun at the pool, then head over to the Magic Kingdom via the free boat ride. Many people, young and old, wear costumes and can even trick-or-treat around the park. There are 14 different places handing out free candy! There are several special shows and events with rare characters that aren’t available outside of the party. I think the “Boo-To-You” parade led by the headless horseman makes it worth the price!
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Amber Harrop says
Sounds like such fun Julie – your travels are always such fun to watch
This looks like so much fun. If I ever go to Disneyland it would be for Halloween, the villains are my favorite characters and I understand they come out for the Halloween events. What a wonderful way to celebrate it, enjoy your travels its looks wonderful.