We’ll set out for Magic Kingdom to check on the Halloween decorations and take a look at the holiday merchandise. We’ll return in a separate post to look at the menu changes and a few other things of interest, like the closing of Shrunken Ned’s Boats, new signage at Big Top Souvenirs, and other very exciting happenings! In menu land, there weren’t many interesting changes. The only thing that really popped out while I was taking pictures was the addition of a Caesar Salad at Tortuga Tavern. Otherwise, I don’t think there was much of anything added. Just some price increases.
Magic Kingdom is decked out for Halloween already. Or as decked out as it gets. If you saw the decorations last year, you’ve basically seen them this year. Larger picture with the blurry people removed: http://www.easywdw.com/reports5/mkhalloween.jpg. LOL at the kid that’s climbed up the wall and is positioning himself right in the middle of the people trying to get a Photopass picture of the same scene. If you’re wondering why Disney puts a gate around everything along with “No Climbing Please” signs…
As long as the weather is decent, the website will be attending the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, in order to put together a report like this one from 2011.
Never a better use for the little lettuces.
Heading in, we’re going to see a lot of fall-themed trim.
WAIT A SECOND! CLEAN UP ON AISLE MAGIC KINGDOM PLEASE! Home Depot forgot their potted plants.
T-minus five seconds until WDWMAGIC compares the (clean) light fixtures in Disneyland to the ones in Walt Disney World. Cue one of four Walt quotes.
Chamber of Commerce.
You can try to hide Aurora. You can try.
Emporium and Main Street.
That’s my favorite pumpkin on the far left. It points to the restrooms.
Some inspired theming on the Train Station. I bet that kept someone up nights.
Some more Mickey pumpkins and trim on Town Square Theater.
A bad look at a new “Photopass opportunity” looking down Main Street with the Castle in the background. A couple of pumpkin totem poles(?) frame the image.
More from the middle of Town Square:
This is the sort of thing you’ll see all up and down Main Street.
Outside of Main Street, the only Halloween decorations you’ll see are here in Liberty Square. There aren’t any decorations at the other theme parks.
Now for some Halloween merchandise. Pricing follows the picture of the item where available:
So I really like all of this stuff.
Particularly this one, which I’m going to have to get a better picture of. How cool would it be to see Minnie dressed up as the Evil Queen and Mickey as Captain Hook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This stuff is going to cost you.
Mickey’s of Hollywood Display at Hollywood Studios:
The Villains store on Sunset Boulevard is full of Halloween merchandise too:
These “Mad Treats” are new at Disney World as far as I know. They make more sense with that Alice in Wonderland show they have at Disneyland.
Over at Animal Kingdom:
$12.95 for four.
And Mouse Gear at Epcot:
Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise seems to be more prominently featured than last year.
These goblets are larger and heavier than they may appear in mirrors.
And the usual. There are usually a few more items that trickle out as it gets closer to Halloween, but that’s about it for now.