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A Complete Guide to October at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

October 21, 2018

It is spooky season at the Walt Disney World Resort! You can bet that the resort hotels are getting in on all the fall and Halloween fun.

 

 Disney’s Boardwalk Inn | © Evelyn Morehead

 

Here is our complete guide to fall and Halloween Time at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels:

 

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

 

The Halloween fun kicks off with movie nights under the stars at 8:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

 

On the day of Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31), go to the Surfboard Bay Pool and join in these fun activities:

  • Villain Bingo (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

  • Make Your Own Slime (2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

  • Pumpkin Decorating (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

  • Character Greetings (4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

  • Glow Party (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

  • Doughnut Eating Contest (6:30 pm)

  • Costume Contest (7:00 pm)

  • Campfire (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm) between Building 7 and the Food Court

 

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

 

Take part in the Halloween fun with spooky movie nights under the stars at 8:00 pm on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!

 

The All-Star Music Resort has a packed day planned for Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31):

  • Tricky Trivia (12:00 pm)

  • Create Your Own Disney Slime (12:30 pm)

  • Halloween Bingo (1:30 pm)

  • Creepy Critter Round-Up (2:30 pm)

  • Trick-or-Treat (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • Halloween Dance Party (4:00 pm)

  • Costume Contest (5:00 pm)

  • Mummy Wrap Competition (6:00 pm)

  • Pumpkin Decorating (7:00 pm)

  • “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Burton, 1993) viewing (8:00 pm)

 

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

 

Enjoy movie nights under the stars every night at 8:00 pm! For an extra spooky and fun Halloween, go to the Fantasia Pool Deck on October 31 for a costume contest, character greetings, music and Trick-or-Treating!

 

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

 

Snuggle up with loved ones at spooky movie nights under the stars at the Big Blue Pool Deck. Enjoy all your favorites from “Halloweentown” (Dunham, 1998) to “Hocus Pocus” (Ortega, 1993).

 

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

 

Enjoy fun Halloween movie nights under the stars every night at 8:00 pm!

 

Pop Century is putting on a great Halloween celebration on the day of Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31):

  • Located at the Front Desk

    • Photo Booth (all day)

    • Scavenger Hunt (all day)

    • The Hustle - dance party (1:30 pm)

    • The Thriller - dance party (6:00 pm)

  • Located at the Petals Pool Bar

    • Specialty Drink (12:00 pm - midnight)

  • Located at Everything Pop Dining

    • Specialty Dessert (10:00 am - midnight)

    • Pumpkin Decorating (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

    • Halloween Games (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • Located at Everything Pop Shopping

    • Candy Corn Guessing (all day)

    • Spooky Ring Toss (9:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

  • Located at Hippy Dippy Pool

    • Character Greetings (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

    • Halloween Trivia (3:00 pm)

    • Who’s In the Graveyard? (3:30 pm)

    • DJ Event (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

    • Costume Showcase (6:30 pm)

    • Trick-or-Treat Parade (7:00 pm)

    • “Hocus Pocus” movie night (8:00 pm)

  • Located on the Grassy Knoll by Building 5

    • Mickey Tie-Dye (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

 

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

 

The Caribbean Beach Resort is the place to be for Halloween! The Resort is packed full of Halloween-themed events each Spooky Saturday. These activities include:

  • Bewitching Games (1:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

  • Tricky Trivia (1:30 pm - 2:00 pm)

  • Not So Spooky Pool Party (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

  • Monster Mash Dance Party (3:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

  • Mickey Tie-Dye (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

  • Spooky Party Games (4:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

  • Lawn Games on Caribbean Cay Island (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • Movie Under the Stars (8:00 pm)

 

The day of Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31) is packed with even more fun! In addition to most of the activities listed above, guests will be able to meet characters at the Fuentes Del Morro pool from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Have a blast collecting candy during the Trick-or-Treat Trail from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Halloween day at the Caribbean Beach Resort is full of music, dancing, characters, and tons of fun!

 

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

 

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm at the Plaza Courtyard, enjoy Halloween themed movie nights under the stars.

 

On the day of Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31), take part in the following activities:

  • Spooky Viva Coronado in the Main Lobby (1:00 pm)

  • Tricky Trivia at the Ranchos Pool (2:30 pm)

  • Character Greet at El Centro (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • Trick-or-Treat at El Centro (6:30 pm)

  • Chilling Campfire at the Plaza Courtyard (7:30 pm)

  • “Hocus Pocus” (Ortega, 1993) movie night under the stars (7:30 pm)

 

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

 

Fort Wilderness is the place to be for Halloween! Like the other resorts, throughout October there will be movie nights under the stars. Head out to the Bike Barn at 7:40 pm for some Halloween movie fun!

 

You cannot miss the must-do “Return to Sleepy Hollow” event, showing at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm on the nights of Oct. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21 and 24-31. The event will be happening at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch stables. There are three different ticketing options for this event:

  • General: This option includes a viewing of Disney’s “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow” (Algar, 1955), a photo opportunity with the Headless Horseman, and a limited edition pin ($22).

  • Premium: All of the above plus a Sleepy Hollow candy bag and logo cup ($38).

  • Ultimate: All of the above plus a ‘Van Tassel Dessert Party’ in the blacksmith shop ($60).

 

The fun does not stop there! Thursday Oct. 30 is pack full of Halloween fun:

  • Campsite Decorating Contest (winners announced at Beach Bash)

  • Cart Parade (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest (drop-off at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, voting from 5:00 pm - 7:50 pm, winners announced at Beach Bash)

  • Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach (7:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

  • HalloWishes viewing at Clementine’s Beach (10:15 pm)

  • Food Truck at the Settlement (5:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

 

And for Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31):

  • Headless 5K Run (registration at 6:30 am, race at 7:30 am)

  • Pet Parade at the Settlement Area (4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

  • Camp-or-Treat (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

  • Food Truck at the Settlement (4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

 

You can find pre-registrations and site sign-ups at the Bike Barn. (Please see the front desk for more information.)

 

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter and Riverside

 

Over in the French Quarter, have some fall fun by participating in the Pumpkin Patch Scavenger Hunt! There are 13 pumpkins decorated with different Disney villains hidden around the Resort. Visit the Front Desk in the French Quarter to pick up a clue guide. If you find all 13 pumpkins you will be rewarded with a seasonal surprise!

 

In both French Quarter and Riverside, get ready for some spooky movie nights under the stars. Movie nights happen at 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at French Quarter on the French Quarter Green. Movie nights happen at 8:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays at Riverside on the Magnolia South Pool Deck.

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

 

Enjoy Halloween movie nights under the stars in the Sunset Lounge. On the day of Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31), get ready for a full day of activities and a big Halloween celebration! (Check with the Community Hall or the front desk for more information.)

 

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort

 

Located at either the Beach or inside the Seaside Retreat at 8:00 pm, enjoy Halloween movie nights under the stars!

 

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

 

Get ready for Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival by painting your very own wine glass at the AbracadaBar on Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Registration for this event is available in the Boardwalk Community Hall.

 

Also enjoy Halloween movie nights under the stars on the Village Green and in the Community Hall!

 

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

 

Over at Bay Lake Tower and the Contemporary in the courtyard behind the respective resorts, enjoy movie nights under the stars 8:00 pm featuring your favorite Disney Halloween movies.

 

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

 

At 8:15 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, enjoy movie nights under the stars next to the Courtyard Pool. On Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:45 pm, show off your skills in the Disney Villains Trivia challenge!  

 

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

 

On ‘Spooky Sundays’, get ready to make some Halloween crafts in Lilo’s Playhouse! Enjoy Halloween movie nights under the stars at 7:30 pm on , which include all your favorites like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Burton, 1993) and “Frankenweenie” (Burton, 2012). On the night of Halloween (Wednesday Oct. 31), instead of the movie night under the stars, enjoy a fun-filled night of Halloween activities!

 

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

 

At 8:00 pm every evening in front of the Teton Boat & Bike Rentals, Halloween-themed movie nights under the stars will be taking place.

 

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

 

At 8:30 pm every night (except Mondays), enjoy Halloween-themed movie nights under the stars in front of the Community Hall. Throughout the week, take part in different villain themed activities, like Villain Name that Tune or Villain bingo!

 

Old Key West is throwing an extra special Halloween celebration from Monday Oct. 29 to Wednesday Oct. 31! Participate in the second annual Conch Flats Halloween Festival which will include character greetings, a Halloween pargo parade, movie nights under the stars and campfires! (Pick up a flyer at the Resort for more information.)

 

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

 

Halloween movie nights under the stars happens every night except Fridays at 8:00 pm!

 

Check out this list for all the activities happening on Halloween day (Wednesday Oct. 31):

  • Located at the High Rock Spring Pool

    • Cookie Dare (12:30 pm)

    • Pool Party (1:00 pm)

    • Not So Scary Scavenger Hunt (2:00 pm)

    • Nighttime Pool Party (9:00 pm)

  • Located at Disney Vacation Club Courtyard and Community Hall

    • Trick or Treat Courtyard Bash - pumpkin patch, DJ, character greetings (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

    • Cake Walk (6:00 pm)

    • Costume Contest (7:00 pm)

    • Campfire (7:30 pm)

    • Dance Party (8:00 pm)

    • “Hocus Party”(Ortega, 1993) movie night (8:30 pm)

 

Are you staying at a WDW Resort hotel this October? Let us know your favorite Halloween activity!

 

For resort-specific activity calendars click here!

 

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