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Create a Perfect Disney Parks Pumpkin This Halloween

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is carving a pumpkin – how about you? This year, I’m excited to share that tradition with my son, who has been fascinated with pumpkin patches over the past few weeks.


When it comes to designing the perfect “Disney” pumpkin, you can sure find a lot of inspiration at a Disney theme park – this year there are nearly 200 jack-o’-lanterns lining Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park alone!

For inspiration on your own pumpkin designs this year, check out the gallery above, as well as these previous blog posts that give insight into how jack-o’-lanterns are designed at Disney Parks.

  • In Tom Smith’s previous post, David Hartmann, an art director with Walt Disney Entertainment, shared tips on creating out-of-the box designs for jack-o’-lanterns.
  • Download a Disney character template you can use to create your own pumpkin in this previous post by Erin Glover.
  • If you’re daring enough, try pumpkin sculpting this year instead of carving. See how it’s done in Valerie Sukovaty’s post from Disneyland Resort.