Disney World Lifts Costume Restrictions for Halloween

August 27, 2020, 2:03 PM · Walt Disney World might have canceled its Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year, but visitors still will get a chance to dress up in the park.

Disney announced today that it will allow all guests to wear costumes to the Magic Kingdom during regular operating hours from September 15 through Halloween, October 31. Disney's rules for guest conduct do not allow visitors over the age of 13 to wear costumes in the parks, but it's typically made an exception for the Magic Kingdom's annual after-hours Halloween event. With that party canceled this year due to the pandemic, Disney is modifying the "no-costumes" rule for teens and adults in the Magic Kingdom during the Halloween season.

As was the case at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, guests 14 and over still will not be allowed to wear full-face masks inside the park, but since face coverings are now required of all guests over age two, that affords some opportunities for Disney visitors to get creative with incorporating their appropriate mouth-and-nose covering into their costume.

Disney also will stage a daily Halloween-themed character cavalcade with Mickey and friends in Halloween costumes, starting September 15, which kicks off this year's Halloween season at the Walt Disney World Resort. Expect Halloween and other fall-themed decor and merchandise throughout the parks, as well as a new batch of seasonal treats at park restaurants.

Cinnamon Donuts in a Hitchhiking Ghost novelty container

Some highlights will include Cinnamon Donuts in a Hitchhiking Ghost novelty container at Pecos Bill, a Mickey Monster Mash Burger at Cosmic Ray’s, and the return of Hades Nachos, Mickey Cinnamon Roll, and Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake, among the usual line-up of pumpkin-spiced goodies, speciality cupcakes, popcorn buckets, and sippers. Themed sweets and drinks will be available at all four parks, though the widest variety will be at the Magic Kingdom.

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August 27, 2020 at 10:53 PM

It just hit me how inventive Halloween costumes will be this year....

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