Every week our writers get together and answer a Disney-related question. Here is this week’s question and answer, leave your answer in the comments!
Question of the Week: Have you been to a Disney Park in the Fall? If you have, what was different and impressed you about it? What would you look forward to seeing again/seeing for the first time if you were to go in autumn?
Melissa L. – The closest I’ve been to a Disney park in the fall is September last year and I honestly don’t remember much. I know they had fun pumpkins everywhere for decoration and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party some evenings, but that’s really all I remember. We didn’t end up going to the Halloween party so that could be why it doesn’t resonate with me as much, but the pumpkins were cool to take pictures with. This past trip to Disneyland they had started to set up for fall and the overlay of Nightmare Before Christmas looked pretty impressive on the haunted mansion. It was closed as they were still working on it, but it looked really fun.
Melissa H. – When I was younger we always went in the beginning of October with our family friends. Back then there wasn’t too much that changed in the parks (or I was just too young to notice what did). The decorations seemed to be more subtle back then than they are now and the only major change I can remember is the changing of Haunted Mansion to Haunted Mansion Holiday. This year, I am going to be in Disneyland at the beginning of October again. In fact, our trip is just 24 days away!! I am really excited to try some of the fall food (pumpkin beignets anyone?) and to ride Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
Andrew – Like Melissa L, I’ve only been in a Disney Park right after Labor Day so not too much into the Fall. I did think the decorations were a lot of fun. It seems that Disneyland might do a little more as far as attraction overlays, but both coasts had some fun decorations. I really liked how the decor was somewhat understated and not completely over the top. I also like the weather and the crowds during that time!
If I was to go back during the Fall (I’m looking at you Disney World, next year…) I’d really like to experience the Food & Wine Festival in Epcot, even if it is extremely popular now. I’d also like to do Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Cassie – I really enjoy going to Disneyland during the fall. It’s cooled down and the parks are much quieter. On nights when they have Mickey’s Halloween Party I like to go to the parks the morning of. The whole place is a ghost town because of the festivities at night so seriously no one is there. My friend and I went at this time last year and rode Splash Mountain and Space Mountain like four times with no wait. I also really love when The Haunted Mansion gets a makeover and all the Halloween decorations in general. I’ve never been to Mickey’s Halloween Party but I am hoping to go this year!
Kelsee – Last year we went during fall/Halloween time and I absolutely loved it. I had never been at this time of year and I loved all of the fall decorations. I also love that it is less crowded. I would love to again at this time and go to Halloween party. I loved seeing everyone in their creative costumes, it added to the whole experience. Other than my Christmastime trips, this is my favorite time to go.
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