OpEd: It’s Way Too Early for Halloween at Disney World!

Halloween Disney World
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We are still only in the first full week of August, and Halloween decorations are already going up at  The Walt Disney World Resort.

We at Disney Fanatic shared the news just a short time ago before the publishing of this OpEd, along with some of the semi-familiar decorations that are starting to pop up as the first night of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is set to take place as early as August 12. Even Disney Parks Blog is starting to get would-be Guests excited for special in-Park treats, extra-ticketed event signups, and so much more. Click the link below for our coverage.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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Related: Disney Decorates Magic Kingdom for Halloween Party

In light of this, I think that Walt Disney Imagineers have finally found the line where it truly is too early to start celebrating.

Sure, “Spooky Season” is a fun and special time to visit Disney World–especially Magic Kingdom Park. The decorations, combined with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and all of the special shows and character appearances in between, offer Guests of all ages an extra special pumpkin-spiced magic. But let’s save that for after Labor Day weekend. It is still August, and the last days of summer are still shining bright, even despite school resuming in most of the United States. Labor Day weekend has been seen as the unofficial bookend of Summer and the kickstart into Fall. There would still be plenty of time to get into the spirit of “Spooky Season” if we waited a little longer.


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Related: Everything You Need to Know for the 2022 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Don’t get me wrong, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is great fun for the whole family with extra-special shows, parades, and fireworks that Disney Fanatics should not miss. But it is too early for it, and we are left with even more days where the Magic Kingdom is going to close early to normal Guests. The Magic Kingdom should not be like EPCOT. There should not be a constant cycling through of special events and festivities. We should be able to experience the Magic Kingdom more for what it is on a normal day. With the start of Halloween celebrations, it should also be mentioned that Disney World Guests will not get to see the Magic Kingdom in its “standard” appearance until next year because immediately after Halloween festivities end at the beginning of November, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will take over, and that those decorations will run through the start of the new year.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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If you are looking to experience Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, please feel free to visit The Walt Disney World Resort website for all of the up-to-date information.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s and may not reflect the sentiments of Disney Fanatic as a whole.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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