The Top 8 Things You Can’t Miss at Walt Disney World Resort this Fall

As we slowly wave goodbye to summer and usher in the season of falling leaves and all things pumpkin, it seemed like a good time to talk about fall at the Walt Disney World Resort. This just might be our favorite season at the theme parks for several fun and festive reasons.

There is so much to enjoy this fall at Walt Disney World!There is so much to enjoy this fall at Walt Disney World!

And so without further ado, let's take a look at all the fun events and a few new things that are happening at the Walt Disney World Resort this fall.

8. Mickey's Not-So Scary Halloween Party:
This annual Halloween bash takes place on select nights at the Magic Kingdom starting September 15. In addition to donning your best Halloween costume for the party, guests can also enjoy trick-or-treating in the park, the new Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, the Boo-to-You parade, Happy HalloWishes, and special food and beverage offerings. This is a hard ticket event and tickets are $68 for adults and $63 for kids ages 3-9.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a blast!Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party is a blast!

7. Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and it promises to be a great event once again. The festival kicks off September 25 and runs for seven weeks featuring more than 25 Marketplace booths around World Showcase. This year's festival is also the first time that Marketplace booths will be set up in Future World as Sustainable Chew and the Chew Lab make their debut. The Dominican Republic booth is also coming back after being on hiatus since 2007!

6. Morimoto Asia:
As Downtown Disney's transformation to Disney Springs continues another new restaurant is opening September 30. Morimoto Asia is Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's first Pan-Asian restaurant and it'll be located at The Landing near THE BOATHOUSE. The menu will feature Moo Shu Pork, Peking Duck, Sweet and Sour Crispy Whole Fish, and Kung Pao Chicken, and on the weekends diners can enjoy Dim Sum during brunch.

Get ready to wine and dine at the 20th Epcot Food and Wine FestivalGet ready to wine and dine at the 20th Epcot Food and Wine Festival

5. Ferrytale Wishes Dessert and Fireworks Cruise: This just-announced special event sounds like the perfect way to view the Wishes fireworks! Guests on the cruise will board the iconic General Joe Potter ferry and enjoy a dessert party and views of Wishes from the Seven Seas Lagoon. This dessert party cruise is only available on Monday, Thursday, and Friday nights from October 5 through December 18. You can make reservations here. The price is $99 for adults and $69 for kids ages 3 to 9.

4. Sci-Fi Dine-In Breakfast: Fans of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios can enjoy breakfast with their favorite B-movie clips. This special breakfast run starts November 1 and last through January 23, which is perfect for anyone making holiday plans at Walt Disney World Resort! The menu includes Puff Pastry with Scrambled Eggs, Crab, Asparagus, and Gruyere Cheese and a Beef Tenderloin with Baby Spinach, with Bacon and Cheddar Custard on a Roasted Tomato and Cheesy Horseradish Potatoes. The price for this special breakfast is $23.99 for adults and $12.99 for children.

Enjoy Wishes and desserts on the new Ferrytale cruiseEnjoy Wishes and desserts on the new Ferrytale cruise

3. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Speaking of Disney's Hollywood Studios, if you're headed to Orlando for the holiday season you'll want to plan a nighttime visit to the theme park for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. This annual holiday light display features millions of dancing lights and holiday music and it's the perfect way to celebrate the holidays! This year the light display opens November 6 through January 3 and it marks the final year of this holiday event.

2. Candlelight Processional: The Candlelight Processional is the retelling of the Christmas story with a narrator, a choir, and a full orchestra performing Christmas music. The show is performed three times each night during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theater in Epcot's American Adventure pavilion. Each year a slate of celebrity narrators is announced and this year's celebrities include Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Edward James Olmos, and Amy Grant. For an even more magical day, make sure you book a Candlelight Processional dining package!

Celebrate the holidays with the Osborne LightsCelebrate the holidays with the Osborne Lights

1. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party: As much as we LOVE the Magic Kingdom at Halloween, there's just something so magical about seeing Cinderella Castle decked out in twinkling lights during the Christmas season. And what better way to enjoy the festivities than at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? The party includes Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes fireworks, complimentary cookies and cocoa, and even snow flurries on Main Street U.S.A.! This hard ticket event happens on select nights from November 8 through December 18. Tickets start at $74 for adults and $69 for kids.

Whether you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for a Halloween party, to wine and dine your way around Epcot's World Showcase, or to celebrate Christmas at the Magic Kingdom, fall and early winter is a great time to visit!

What are you looking forward to this fall at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments.

Carol wrote on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 14:06:

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Can you tell me how long will WDW leaves all the Christmas decorations up this year? I see the Osborne lights will be up till 1-3. Would like to go but can't till after Christmas. Thank you!

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