PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 9/15/20 (NEW Halloween Decorations, Spooky Character Cavalcades, Trick or Treat Cuties Pins, and More)
You can tell the seasons are changing—the leaves on the trees are turning golden orange and red, there’s a chill in the air as the wind blows, making you tug your sweater closer around you… or at least that’s how we here in Florida imagine what Fall must be like in other parts of the country, while we sweat through 90-degree days in September. We must content ourselves with decorating for Fall in the way only Disney can, and today was the day that the Mickey pumpkins were due to arrive. We were there bright and early to bring you all of the new Fall-time fun. Let’s get started!
When we approached the gates, we were a little surprised to see a lack of decorations on the outside of the Train Station. In the past, autumnal colored bunting usually goes here, giving guests a sneak peek of the holiday spirit to come within the gates.
The only decorations on the outside were these Mickey pumpkins, which flanked the entrance tunnels to the park. We were so excited to see them!
In the park, all of Main Street, U.S.A. was decorated with wreaths and garlands of autumn leaves and matching bows.
We have waited so long for this day, it made us so happy to see this sight! Disney has lots of Halloween offerings this year, even though Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party had to be cancelled. A lot of those characters and floats are being used during the day as Character Cavalcades, a new form of entertainment we have come to know and love since the reopening of the parks.
Eeyore, dressed as a clown, and Piglet, dressed as a butterfly, rode in the trolley, waving to guests.
Tigger, dressed as a pirate, and Pooh Bear, dressed as a “hunny” bee, walked behind the trolley, carrying coordinating buckets and looking for candy.
Next, we saw the Nightmare Before Christmas Character Cavalcade, and we have to say, the characterization on this float really took our breath away. We could wax poetic about their movement, interaction, and style, but instead we’ll just direct you to the video so you can see it for yourself.
Oogie Boogie on the back of the float was a frightfully wonderful surprise as well! Don’t tell anyone, but we secretly think this particular rendition of Oogie is more cute than scary, and we’re ok with it.
The sound of the iconic “Boo to you, and you, and you, and you!” music made us jump up and down for pumpkin-spice flavored, Mickey pumpkin-shaped joy. The next Character Cavalcade was the Mickey & Friends Halloween Character Cavalcade.
With some familiar faces dancing up the street in front of and behind the float, you’ll be tapping your toes right along with them to this catchy tune.
On the float itself are Pluto, Daisy, Donald, Minnie Mouse, and the main mouse himself, Mickey Mouse.
Jafar and Maleficent rode on the front of this impressive float, while the Evil Queen rode on the back.
This was an impressive Cavalcade! We loved the giant float.
Next we saw Chip and Dale float by on a barge in their Halloween finest. They flapped their bat wings at us and were very “spooky.”
There was a “surprise and delight” Limited Edition Halloween pin release today at Frontier Trading Post. Several new Halloween pins and a blind box were released, including an Annual Passholder exclusive.
These little cuties were our favorite!
On our way out, we saw that a new balloon has arrived on Main Street, U.S.A. This design was available in the past, but has been brought back for this year’s Halloween season. Either way, we’re in love with it! They retail for $17.
We had a fantastic day kicking off the start of the Halloween season right here at the Magic Kingdom, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!