PHOTOS, VIDEO: Halloween 2019 Cast Member Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

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Halloween is right around the corner! In honor of the haunted holiday, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House has a spooky selection of pumpkins to view in the lobby. Resort Cast Members designed and decorated these pumpkin creations. The contest winners are decided by guests’ votes. Categories include spookiest, most creative, cutest, best overall, and best Disney theme. So let’s get to the pumpkins!

Pumpkin #1 – Madame Leota

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Madame Leota has escaped Magic Kingdom and materialized at Animal Kingdom Lodge. She’s ready to summon all of the ghost and ghoulies from last Halloween!

Pumpkin #2 – Maleficent

This wicked pumpkin portrays everyone’s favorite Mistress of Evil in detail right down to her iconic horns. Just as in Sleeping Beauty, in this contest, she’s trying to prove that she can’t be defeated.

Pumpkin #3 – Mad Tea Party

Take a turn on a spinning teacup, but try not to get dizzy! This pumpkin inspired by the beloved Magic Kingdom attraction even features the Mad Hatter’s hat and the Cheshire Cat’s tail.

Pumpkin #4 – Ursula with Flotsam and Jetsam

Our favorite sea witch is preparing her latest spell accompanied by her sidekick eels, Flotsam and Jetsam. When judging the competition, in Ursula’s own words… “Don’t underestimate the importance of body language.”

Pumpkin #5 – “Make It Pink!”

Just like in Sleeping Beauty, it seems Flora and Merryweather were once again arguing about whether they should make it pink or make it blue! This pumpkin is a bit of both.

Pumpkin #6 – BB-8

From a galaxy far, far away… BB-8 has arrived just in time for Halloween. Everyone’s favorite droid is ready to roll away with the competition.

Pumpkin #7 – Little Mermaid

This pretty Ariel-inspired pumpkin has “gadgets and gizmos aplenty.” Is it enough to win cutest pumpkin?

Pumpkin #8 – Mickey Through the Years

This pumpkin stars the mouse who started it all! This hand-painted design features Mickey in his most iconic iterations.

You can check out a ful tour of all the pumpkins on display below.

The winner will be revealed on Halloween! Happy hauntings!

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Kelly Morgan-Brown

Kelly lives in Central Florida with her Kiwi husband and bossy rat terrier. When not at a Disney Park, she can be found in the dance studio, listening to Broadway soundtracks, or planning her next travel adventure. Contact her at [email protected]

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