Top 5 Tips for Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

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On select sailings in September and October, Disney Cruise Line is bringing back Halloween on the High Seas cruises which is sure to be a ghoulishly good time for the whole family! Festivities abound in September and October on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy and during October on the Disney Magic. There are so many unique and exciting events planned for Halloween on the High Seas that you may be wondering how to make the most of your Disney cruise. Here are five tips for Halloween on the High Seas cruises:


Bring a Costume: Even if you aren’t sailing on October 31, there will be opportunities to wear your Halloween costume during Halloween on the High Seas. The whole family is welcome (and encouraged) t0 show their costumes off during the cruise’s lively costume parties! Families can attend Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party with games, dancing, Disney friends and lots of candy. Plus, adults can enter the late-night Halloween Isn’t Just For Kids costume contest in the nighttime entertainment district.


Plant a Pumpkin: Your family can play a role in bringing the Pumpkin Tree to life. The tree is tended to by a mysterious, storytelling caretaker, who you can join the first night of the cruise in planting enchanted pumpkin seeds beneath the shadow of the eerie branches. Then, the whole family will be amazed to watch as the tree magically transforms throughout the cruise from barren to the life of the party, full with unique and spooky Jack-O-Lanterns.


Listen Up: Get into the spirit of the season with spooky sights and sounds. Enjoy the Creepy Cabaret—a band of ghostly musicians—as they perform Halloween-themed music live in the atrium. Then head out for Haunted Stories of the Sea, where the bravest cruisers gather under the stars to hear some true—or not so true—tales of the sea told by a mysterious sea captain storyteller.


Say ‘Yes’ to Spooky Movies: All throughout the cruise you can catch Halloween-themed movies on Funnel Vision by the family pool and in your stateroom. And on one special night, you can enjoy A Nightmare Before Christmas—Sing and Scream, which is an interactive movie experience inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” where you are part of the action. It’s followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack Skellington and Sally, a frightfully fun looking pair.


Treat Yourself: This Halloween you can do more than just sneak a few pieces of your kids’ candy. Disney’s chefs have conjured some very special treats for Halloween, including chocolate cake with pumpkin filling, spider cakes and “Spooky Juice.” These sweets are of course in addition to the assortment of desserts and special beverages you can indulge in throughout your cruise.

What are you most excited for during this year’s Halloween on the High Seas sailings?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at for your free, no obligation quote. 

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