Fans Show Their Spooky Disney Side Aboard the Disney Parks Blog Creepy Cruise Meet-Up

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Fans Show Their Spooky Disney Side Aboard the Disney Parks Blog Creepy Cruise Meet-Up

Last night, 200 Disney Parks Blog readers showed their Halloween Time inspired Disney Side at the Disney Parks Blog Creepy Cruise Meet-Up. The evening began with a cruise around the Rivers of America in Disneyland park, aboard the Sailing Ship Columbia. But something spooky was happening on deck …

Halloween Meet-up (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

The ship was haunted by the ghosts of Disneyland past! Our ghost host for the evening, Father from Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, introduced special guests throughout the cruise – each representing special moments of dearly departed Disneyland history.

Halloween Meet-up (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

Guests were visited by Miss Pumpkin Festival from the Main Street Pumpkin Festival, a dancer from the Tahitian Terrace, one of Miss Lily’s can can dancers from the Golden Horseshoe Revue, the Deputy Mayor of Toontown who once appeared in Mickey’s Toontown Morning Madness, Becky Thatcher from Tom Sawyer’s Island and even one of the Kids of the Kingdom!

Halloween Meet-up (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

The Creepy Cruise concluded with a special serenade from the Cadaver Dans.

Halloween Meet-up   (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

As guests disembarked from the Sailing Ship Columbia, they found Frontierland filled with surprises, like their favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween costumes, a trio of Disney Villains, a bounty of special Halloween Time treats and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, continuing its runaway train trips just for them.

And of course, guests turned out to show their Disney Side! Many of our meet-up guests arrived in costume, and you can see some of our favorites in the gallery above.

Did you attend the Disney Parks Blog Creepy Cruise Meet-Up? Tell us about it in the comments!


  • I would love to attend one of these events. For some reason I no longer get the notifications via email. Looks like a fun night!

  • Although I am a daily Blog reader, I have never been able to attend an event. PLEASE PLEASE do something (more spaces, lottery, no repeats) so that more of us will be able to attend one of these fabulous events.

    Thank you for your great Blog and the information it contains.

  • I haven’t gone too a Disney Parks Blog meet-up this year. They keep filling up too fast!

    Hopefully I’ll be able too sign up fast enough for the ones during the Holiday’s :D! I would really love too see you again Erin :D!

    • Stay tuned, Brandon! 🙂

  • Thank you so much DPB for such a fun evening! My hubby and I were Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. Our dog Kelly stayed at home, dressed as Nana.

  • “Miss Pumpkin Festival from the Main Street Pumpkin Festival”

    I remember the Pumpkin Princess.

  • As always, thank you for such a fantastic event. I love the opportunity that the blog gives us to enjoy and experience the parks in different ways. Well done, Erin, Tyler, and the rest of the team!

    • Great to see you again, Dinah!

  • My wife and I attended last night and we had a blast! This was our 4th Blog event and they are always first rate.

    • Thanks, Brian! Glad you had a good time.

  • Such an awesome night! Thank you! Me and my sister had a blast!! Can’t wait for the next disney parks blog meet up!

    • We’re already working on the next one!

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