Blockbuster Reopens at Disney World!

Blockbuster Disney's Fort Wilderness

If you’re a millennial or older, then you may fondly remember those weekends growing up. You’d ask your parents to take you to the video store, so you could rent the newest movie. Of course, Disney fans had to get the newest release, even though they saw it in theaters. So, you hopped in the car, your parent drove you to Blockbuster, and you wandered the aisles, admiring all the options. And you had to get some snacks at the checkout counter, because what’s a movie without snacks?

Johnny Depp Orlando Bloom Pirates of the Caribbean

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Going to the store to rent a video — or DVD in the later years — was always exciting. Even more so if you got to rent more than one. Sadly, with the invention of streaming and the popularity of buying DVDs or Blu-rays, video stores are nearly non-existent. The biggest video rental store in the world — Blockbuster — was forced to close its doors in 2014.


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So, you can imagine our surprise when we saw a Blockbuster back in action — and at Walt Disney World Resort, of all places! Okay, so it wasn’t a functioning Blockbuster, but it was full of videos and that childhood nostalgia.

Twitter user, Disney Aliner (@DisneyAliner), shared a video of the Blockbuster, which was a tent that had been decorated at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Incredible Blockbuster set up at Fort Wilderness

When people think about celebrating Halloween at Disney World, many of them think about the decorations and specialty food and drinks in the Park. There’s also Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which takes place on select nights at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. But never count out Disney World Resort hotels!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Characters

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Many hotels will have decorations and will even show Halloween movies at night, which are free to hotel Guests. And, over at Fort Wilderness, the tents around the Resort can be decorated to the nth degree! Other Resort hotels are known for Guests decorating their windows to show their Disney love while at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

If you are headed to Walt Disney World during the Halloween season, tickets are still available to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The event is sold out for August, but most dates in September and October are still available.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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