This will be my last Halloween update for the year – we are heading lightspeed into Christmas, expect Christmas decoration photos in the next few days! I have several hundred pictures here from around property, but I have so many more from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at WDW, Mickey’s Halloween Party at DL and other general Halloween pics.
We went to Fort Wilderness on October 30th, which we’d heard right before leaving was on lockdown (i.e. – you couldn’t park without a dining or resort reservation). Fortunately we were already planning to dine at Trails End for dinner, so it worked out very well. I’d heard about the Fort Wilderness golf cart parade – there is also a parade for the 4th of July, but I haven’t ever seen either myself. Guests at the campground have so much holiday spirit, whether it’s Halloween, Christmas, the 4th of July – and I really enjoy seeing the creativity.
We walked around the campground for a half hour or so prior to the parade, and checked out the decorations at some campsites:
A golf cart comes down the street to get ready for the parade:
More decorations and carts before the start of the parade:
Could this dog be any more cute?
Waiting for the parade to start:
The golf cart parade, which was a lot longer than I thought (and wonderful!) We may try to stay a night next year and enter. If you’d like to see the full video, you can find it here! Thank you to Jeff at JeffLangeDVD for taking it. I didn’t post all the photos I took, nor did I take pictures of every golf cart.
The golf carts ended at the Meadows, I took a few pics of them across the water:
Golf carts at the Meadows:
I took a few photos on the way to dinner:
At the Meadows before the campfire movie, pumpkins were displayed – they were all carved by campground guests. There were many more than I expected! Chip and Dale were handing out treats, but I didn’t get photos of them since I was focused on the pumpkins too much. We have video of the pumpkins as well!
A handful of night pictures:
On Halloween, we toured some resorts and visited Animal Kingdom in search of Halloween fun!
Kidani and the Animal Kingdom Lodge had some nice carved pumpkins that the cast members had create. My favorite was the ostrich pumpkin. I did throw in a couple of real animal photos as well:
At Animal Kingdom, Mickey and Minnie:
A hippo we saw on our way to Conservation Station:
Conservation Station was decorated for Halloween:
We went to the petting zoo.
The really nice pumpkins, which even includes a Yeti:
After voting for my favorite pumpkin (Dumbo), we found a few items for Christmas. I’ve actually taken a lot of Christmas photos that I’ve not yet put up, but probably Thursday.
This was the first time I’ve seen the new tram doors at WDW (they are at Disneyland too) :
At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Mickey, Minnie, Daisy and Donald greeted guests, and there were some unique pumpkins here too (including Duffy the Disney Bear!) We have video of the pumpkins and characters from Coronado Springs!
New WDW 40th shirts:
Dumbo and Marie for Christmas:
We stopped by the Boardwalk as well, which had trick-or-treating, crafts, a DJ and more. I think it’s a really nice thing they do for their guests. I also took some pool pics, it was closed for rehab but may be open by now:
Duffy’s at the Yacht Club Resort:
At Cape May Cafe, we found this really interesting (and original) gingerbread Haunted House:
Watch for Christmas coverage this week on Mousesteps! I can’t believe that it’s time for Christmas trees and decorations already. (At least Disney’s Hollywood Studios waited until after Halloween, a few years ago they had their Christmas tree and decorations up on Halloween day!)