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13 Halloween-Inspired ‘Light Paintings’ at Magic Kingdom Park

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences


It’s Halloween week and we’re back at Magic Kingdom Park creating some amazing free hand “light painting” artwork in the air with colored LED penlights.


The Hitchhiking Ghosts and our 12 other Halloween-themed “light paintings” were drawn without a guide or template during an after-hours park visit. Each image was drawn quickly and with skill by Matt Stewart, a Yellow Shoes Creative Group Art Director. And while Matt “drew” the art, Paul Chase, a Disney Parks Content Producer, used long camera exposures to capture each move of the penlight.


Matt and Paul have used this same technique to create “light paintings” that featured the iconic profile of Mickey Mouse, an impressive American Flag in front of Cinderella Castle and the galaxy’s most famous villain, Darth Vader.

Let us know your favorite “light painting” in the comments and keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more light art at Disney Parks.

(*Note: Matt and Paul were in a very controlled environment with proper personnel on-site. If you attempt an artful creation like this, please insure proper safety measures are taken.)

To see more “light painting” artwork at Magic Kingdom Park, visit the posts below:


  • Hi Jenee and family! I’ll send the photos to you first thing on Monday. Big thanks to you and your family for helping us experiment! It was a pleasure meeting your family and playing in the park.

  • The picture that has the MNSSH bag is my daughters bag. We just happened to be at the right place at the right time to interact with the great guys. Love the pics. They even tried to take my daughters pic to make her Elsa costume look frozen. I haven’t gotten the pics yet but I know that they will get them to me. 🙂

  • Those are very nice. Hope you can do some with a Christmas theme.

  • These are so amazing! I hope you keep doing this – it is really neat to see what you are able to accomplish with talent, light and time.

  • Try it joe, you don’t have to be able to draw characters to make something beautiful and inspiring. play with different light sources and colors, you’ll be amazed what you can create!

  • Wow! Those are incredible! I love them!

  • that is very awesome work Matt and Paul!! I have always wanted to do light painting in my photography – this might spark me to try some.

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