Disney’s Halfway to Halloween: 5 Ways to Celebrate

Rain BlankenBlog, Disney Springs, News

The Haunted Mansion at night at Walt Disney World

Disney’s Halfway to Halloween promises tricks, treats, and more this May.

Earlier today, Walt Disney World announced the After Hours Boo Bash taking place this fall at Magic Kingdom! And we’re celebrating with Halfway to Halloween in May.

What is Halfway to Halloween?

You’ve heard of Christmas in July… well, we Halloween enthusiasts have to get our tinsel on, too. But for us, it’s more like spiderwebs.

Here at WDW Magazine, we’ve been celebrating Halfway to Halloween with the recent release of our Haunted Mansion attraction special.

And Walt Disney World totally gets our need for all things spooky, so Halfway to Halloween at Disney World starts TODAY!

1. Muppets Haunted Mansion

Muppets Virtual Tour Haunted Mansion Uncle Deadly Disney World

Come with Uncle Deadly and choose your poison.

Halfway to Halloween brings the announcement of a NEW Muppet special coming to Disney Plus!

Hear from Gonzo and Pepe on the new special, and see the electrifying skill Gonzo has that Pepe just can’t scare up.

2. Virtual Haunted Mansion Tour

To celebrate the announcement and kick-off Halfway to Halloween, Disney has released new interviews and information on Haunted Mansion.

Take the FIRST EVER interactive YouTube tour by Disney Parks.

Your host, Uncle Deadly will take you to discover four Haunted Mansions around the world… and you get to choose where to go next!

3. Halfway to Halloween Merch

Disney Halfway to Halloween Merch Clothing Jewelry shopDisney

Halfway to Halloween styles are here!

Disney has announced some new Halfway to Halloween merch available on shopDisney.

That’s NEW Halloween styles, and it’s not even October yet!

Check them out here to get your gruesome gear.

4. Halloween Treats in May

Jack Skellington just couldn’t wait to have a taste of his favorite treats, so The Ganachery and Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs are promising spooky treats and creepy-crawly cookies.

And this is a celebration for both coasts.

Over at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland in California, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes might just have a special pumpkin pie concoction brewing up!

5. May 8th TikTok Takeover

The quintessential Halloween ride? Yes, it’s Haunted Mansion. 

You are cordially invited to tour Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World with a few special Ghost Hosts—Disney Imagineers!

They will take us mortals through the stories and inventive development behind the scenes at Haunted Mansion.

Look for the #HalfwaytoHalloweenEvent on TikTok, with a dead-set start time of 10:00 PM EST.

In addition, viewers will get to look at the new Haunted Mansion trend items. And every old mansion has secrets, so…

Secret Menu Reveal

Stay tuned to the TikTok Takeover for a real-life reward!

Disney promises that there will be a secret menu item revealed for a restaurant at Disney Springs.

Is it a new Starbucks drink blend? We’ll have to find out on May 8th.

Is it in the Parks?

No word yet on offerings outside of Disney Springs. We will update as we learn more!

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Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding managing editor for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Chat with Rain on Instagram