Amusement parks have had to get a little creative after being asked to close for a short time. Even with restrictions in place, parks that have reopened, such as Disney, have made a point to try to offer as much fun as possible for guests who visit. For many Disney guests, Halloween is one of their favorite times to visit the park because of the decorations and surprises at every turn.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney is taking additional precautions to keep guests safe. From September to October, guests can enjoy the Halloween festivities that the park offers with a few changes in order to try to prevent the spread of the virus. Guests should keep in mind that some features will be missing at Disney for Halloween and other events during the year.
There is usually a big Halloween party at Magic Kingdom each year for children to enjoy. Guests have enjoyed festive foods and drinks in the past as well as a parade, costumes, and fireworks. Since the park wants to maintain smaller crowds because of COVID-19, the party is canceled for 2020. Children will not be able to go trick-or-treating in the park as they have in years past due to the park trying to keep crowds to a minimum as well.
There is an abundance of Halloween merchandise that you can purchase. In many of the shops throughout the Disney park, guests can find retro designs. Disney villains and designs from the Haunted Mansion theme can also be seen on merchandise, such as mugs, hats, shirts, and jewelry. Passholders get a discount on merchandise that they purchase.
Main Street is a busy area in Disney. There are decorations on the light posts, in store windows, and on many of the attractions. Characters will be dressed in Halloween attire, and there will be pumpkins sitting in various areas across the park and along Main Street as guests have been able to see in recent years. Even though the parades won’t be seen on Main Street or in other areas of the park, guests can take pictures with many of the characters including Goofy, Minnie Mouse, and Mickey Mouse. There is not a schedule for pictures because the park doesn’t want long lines to gather. Guests over the age of 14 are allowed to wear a costume since the Halloween party isn’t taking place. Face coverings are required whether guests wear a costume or not.
Several festive treats are available for guests to enjoy throughout the park. Fun popcorn buckets are available to purchase as well. Many of the bucket designs feature Disney villains. Guests can find Halloween decorations, treats, and surprises at the other Disney parks, such as a Poison Candied Apple at Hollywood Studios.