If you’re heading to Walt Disney World Resort to send off the spooky season in high style, look no further than Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground for Camp-Or-Treat. Each Halloween Week, the resort goes all out to celebrate the magic and mischief of the season, and the guests always rise to the challenge.
Decorated Guest Campsites for Camp-Or-Treat
In addition to the annual golf cart parade and other offerings at the resort, guests staying in the campground section of the resort participate in Camp-Or-Treat decorating. Guests decorate their campsites with inflatable decorations, spooky garlands, and a ghoulish collection of creepy customs, all in an effort to create one of the most immersive Halloween environments this side of… well, Magic Kingdom.
Guests then spend a few hours on Halloween participating in a resort-wide trick-or-treat celebration called “Camp-Or-Treat.”
We stopped by to photograph some of the spookiest guest setups.
Retro Pirates of the Caribbean Site Display
Many of the sites are heavily Disney-themed, and Disney Parks offerings often make an appearance. This one takes a retro look at scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Featuring the long-dead scene from Pirates of the Caribbean where Redd herself was being auctioned as a wench, this campsite features skeletal remains of pirates from this and other iconic moments from the ride.
Here, a skeleton fills his mug with spirits (get it?). The guests staying here even creatively built a ship for Skeleton Jack Sparrow.
Haunted Mansion Scenes Multi-Site Display
It wouldn’t be Halloween without the Haunted Mansion. This classic ride is represented in vignettes across multiple campsites, like this one of guests in their Doom Buggy being haunted by Hitchhiking Ghosts and the Hatbox Ghost.
The caretaker and his dog guard this recreation of the Haunted Mansion graveyard.
It includes elements from inside and outside the Haunted Mansion, including Madame Leota’s gravestone, the Mr. Toad statue from the pet cemetery, the singing busts, and the Mummy drinking tea.
Madame Leota’s spooky séance room is represented by glowing instruments hanging over a high-backed chair. This scene is stationed behind a gargoyle on a column.
Guests have turned this tent into the library scene, including the busts that seem to watch you.
Sitting on a writing desk is a print of the famous quote, “We have 999 happy haunts here, but there’s room for 1,000.”
The tent is full of fake candles.
Another tent features the Donald Duck chair, now gone from the Haunted Mansion, stationed next to the grandfather clock that goes up to the 13th hour and the floating candelabra.
A knight in shining armor is in the back corner and the “Tomb Sweet Tomb” cross-stitch is even displayed on a table.
Someone is trying to escape their coffin in this re-creation of a classic Haunted Mansion scene. The famous purple wallpaper featuring hidden eyes hangs on one wall.
In front of these scenes is a chain featuring bat stanchions just like those in the Haunted Mansion queue.
This tent houses a more homey version of the stretching room scene. The portraits hang on striped wallpaper, while the back wall features a stone fireplace decorated with portraits, candelabras, and other knick-knacks. One of the stretching room’s candle-holding gargoyles hangs from the ceiling.
As we exit this Haunted Mansion campground, we once again encounter the Hitchhiking Ghosts, stationed next to a hearse with no visible horse.
The ghosts are illuminated with blue and purple lights.
And of course, this trip to the Haunted Mansion wouldn’t be complete with a stop at the gift shop. The shop is represented with a façade featuring two lamps, a Memento Mori sign, and a Haunted Mansion welcome mat.
Jurassic Park Site Display
Not every guest restricts themselves to Disney IPs. This Camp-Or-Treat site is decorated in a non-Disney property: “Jurassic Park.”
Dinosaurs are projected on a white sheet screen.
The broken electric fence lines the campsite, with child-size cars to represent the Jurassic Park jeeps. The T-rex leans out of the broken gate towards her prey — a tiny goat snack.
Guests have built the Velociraptor containment cage — which appears to be locked, thankfully.
A Dilophosaurus is leaning out of this full-size Jurassic Park jeep, having possibly just killed Dennis Nedry.
An “East Dock” sign is over a nest of dinosaur eggs. But whatever you do, don’t steal an egg. A skeleton nearby provides an ominous look at the last person who may have touched them.
Other Halloween Site Displays
While the Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Jurassic Park campsites might be the most highly themed, there are plenty of other impressive displays for Camp-Or-Treat.
This site is packed with decorations, including a couple of giant skeletons and dozens of light-up Jack-o’-lanterns.
Nearby is a row of inflatables and other glowing pieces mostly inspired by Mickey and Minnie.
Don’t interrupt Frankenstein’s Monster while he’s on the toilet.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer from “Ghostbusters” have joined Gizmo from “Gremlins” for trick-or-treating.
This campsite has “Beetlejuice”-inspired decorations, including a giant inflatable worm.
A chalk drawing of Bill Cipher from “Gravity Falls” is on this driveway.
Skeletal flamingoes line this path.
Cinderella, Snow White, and Tinker Bell look beautiful as they trick-or-treat with pumpkin pails.
Of course, Home Depot’s 13-foot Jack Skellington makes an appearance.
We spotted a Beetlejuice-inspired golf cart ready for the Halloween parade.
One red RV has been dressed up with eyes in the windshield and lights across the front. It looks kind of lack Mack from “Cars.”
Anyone want to play football? The Stormtrooper team is ready to face off.
An elaborate gate resembling the Haunted Mansion gate at Disneyland has “The Nightmare at Fort Wilderness” above it, drawing inspiration from Haunted Mansion Holiday.
And there are a few Nightmare Before Christmas decorations, including Oogie Boogie, Jack, and Zero.
Forky from “Toy Story 4” presides over this cemetary.
We’ll be chillin’ with the villains until the golf cart parade. Will you be heading to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground to Camp-Or-Treat? Let us know in the comments.