Do you remember when Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) at Walt Disney World celebrated Halloween? There was trick-or-treating along with entertainment and decorations. We discovered some fun photos of the event “Happy Haunting at Downtown Disney” I took in 2009 while going through Fort Wilderness Halloween Golf Cart Parade pictures for a separate article I am writing. I didn’t remember just how immersive this event was – especially for being free to guests. I also am not sure how many years it ran, maybe a couple of years or more. Here are 20 photos!
I found this online today on the Disney Parks Blog, the information for Happy Haunting at Downtown Disney. It ran October 30th and 31st, 2009 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
A sign at the Downtown Disney Marketplace gave details on the event.
There were a number of Treat Spot locations for guests to collect candy.
Decorations included big pumpkins – some where inflatable, some not.
Sergio, who was juggling at the Italy pavilion for so many years was at Downtown Disney to entertain crowds.
I found his public figure account on Facebook here, if you want to see what he is up to. I hope he can return to Epcot eventually.
Here is another inflatable.
There were skeleton stilt walkers here in front of the former Team Mickey location.
A DJ dance party was held.
Team Mickey was a location for treats.
Near Pin Central, Spooky Stories were told.
A performer dressed as a witch told stories with a puppet.
Trick-or-Treat lines could get long, including here at the former Wolfgang Puck location.
And in front of the former DisneyQuest.
Nothing was going on at the Adventurers Club but I had the photo and thought I’d include it.
Treat Spot #9 was at Pleasure Island.
Kids (and maybe adults) were walking through the stilt walkers legs here.
A band played near Fulton’s Crab House (now Paddlefish).
Another pumpkin was near the McDonald’s that was here. It was a really nice McDonald’s location with an iconic clock tower.
A pumpkin sat not too far from the T-Rex Cafe.
It was fun to find these photos today! I have so many Halloween photos through the years at the parks and resorts, this was one of the more unique events.