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Experience the Thrills of ‘Return To Sleepy Hollow’ at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Are you one of the many guests that are entranced with the appearance of the Headless Horseman at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park? Many party attendees – myself included – line up early with their smartphones at the ready, just to snap a pic as the Horseman and his mysterious dark steed clip-clop down Main Street, U.S.A., before “Mickey’s Boo To You” parade.

If you’re a brave soul who can’t get enough of the Horseman, the “Return to Sleepy Hollow” offering at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground may be your perfect idea of fall fun.

‘Return To Sleepy Hollow’

The “Return to Sleepy Hollow” offering includes a group viewing of the 1949 Disney animated classic film “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” inside the resort’s historic Tri-Circle-D Ranch stables. While the stables are usually open to guests year-round, on nights like these they should watch for galloping ghosts and be ready for an up close and personal encounter with the Headless Horseman.

'Return to Sleepy Hollow' at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground 'Return to Sleepy Hollow' at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

The Return to Sleepy Hollow offering will take place at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: September 29-October 2, October 5-9, 12-16, 19-23 and 26-31, at 8 and 10 p.m.

The experience can be reserved by calling 407-WDW-TOUR. General seating costs $22 per person, while premium seating, which includes a priority photo opportunity with the Headless Horseman and a Halloween treat bag, costs $38 per person. Guests in both seatings, age 3 and older, will also receive an exclusive limited edition pin. Guests age 2 and younger receive complimentary admission with their families, but are asked to sit in a parent’s lap.

Space is extremely limited for this offering. Race to book now!


  • Do you know when the tickets for this event will go on sale in 2018? Would love to go this year!

  • I’m replying to @Traci above.
    We attended event Saturday, and it was held in horse stables at Fort Wilderness (under cover). If it were raining, (and it was indeed a downpour last night!), you would be under cover once you got to the horse stables.
    My family loved the event so much, hope you have a great time!

  • What Happens if it storms? We have reservations and it’s calling for bad weather. Thanks.

  • I’m so bummed – when we called for the difference between the two prices, , they said they weren’t sure but they thought it was just “a bag of candy”. The lunch bags are SO awesome – if that info was available to the booking agents, we totally would have booked the premium package instead. Disney Details are always important. I wish I could buy a lunch bag. Still SO excited tho! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is my favorite!

  • We attended the 10:00 show on October 1st. It was the highlight of our trip. I loved every second of it. The limited crowd and space made it so much spookier.

  • I just went to the meet and greet tonight and loved it! I would absolutely love to be able to ride as the headless horseman in the MNSSHP parade, but since that can’t happen this is the next best thing!!! Thank you Disney!!!

  • We went last night, and absolutely LOVED it! Premium was totally worth it, and we’d do it again.

  • This was first announced in March, and we booked it at the 180 day mark because I figured it would be popular. Going on 10/1 and looking forward to it!

  • I booked this for the 29th of October a couple months ago. Wanted something to celebrate Halloween w/o the cost of MNSSHP. This is the perfect event – looking forward to it.

  • I just called and booked this for October 22. She gave me a few available dates for October.

  • I was just told by the CM on the phone that this was sold out and had been available for booking for the past 60 days…why was this announced so late?

  • How very cool. Just another awesome reason to love Disney.

  • I assume the he signs autographs, because we’re paying, right?

  • Hi,
    I was really interested in the event, but was told it sold out already by WDW Tour. Can I be put on a list to be contacted if anyone cancels for any of the 8pm shows?

  • My husband was literally born in the real Sleepy Hollow – how’s that for spooky!
    Too FUN!

    • That’s crazy! Thanks for sharing.

  • We are going on the 20th too! It is my understanding that general seating also includes the photo op — we will just have to wait for the priority folks to finish theirs first. 🙂

  • I have tickets for this on October 20th for General Seating, that also includes the photo opportunity with the Headless Horseman as well, right?

    • Yes, both seating options include the photo op. PhotoPass will be available to take photos, but feel free to bring your own camera as well. 🙂

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