This month we greet happy haunts at the Haunted Mansion, learn about how to get extra time in the parks, and eat around the world at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

We even find out what there is for adults to do at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!


the haunted mansion waiting room

Step inside the Haunted Mansion. Photo by Judd Helms.

Welcome Foolish Mortals

Your real estate agent has a bit of a fixer-upper for you. Reluctantly, you agree to view it. As you walk through the gate, a long, green awning welcomes you, but the winding entryway comes to a sudden stop. There are a bunch of people hanging out in the front yard. Oddly, they are standing single file, as if waiting for something …

Something is amiss here. There are gravestones in the front yard. The epitaphs are kind of hilarious, but still, they’re gravestones!

You walk into the house, and then you hear it: “Welcome, foolish mortals, to the haunted mansion. I am your host—your ghost host. Kindly step all the way in, please, and make room for everyone. There’s no turning back now.”

cinderella castle in the morning

Early morning views of Cinderella Castle can be yours! Photo by Judd Helms.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Extra Hours in the Theme Parks

When we’re touring the Walt Disney World theme parks, maximizing our time is a top priority for my family. Thinking back to what seems like a lifetime ago, I remember my first visit to WDW. The memory is a happy blur of a week’s worth of 12-hour park days—we had to get in everything—so I quickly learned how to turn extra hours into magical hours.

But, exactly how do you make the most of your time? From magic mornings to partying into the night, here’s how.

pumpkin at mnsshp

Adults can have fun at MNSSHP too! Photo by Courtney Reynolds.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: For Adults!

Confession time. I’ve never been to Mickey’s Not-So- Scary Halloween Party. I promise, it’s on my “bucket list” and I’ve been coming up with my Halloween plans and “must-dos” for the past several years.   And as much as Magic Kingdom is a place for kids, there are so many things for adults to do at MNSSHP.

And more…

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