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#HalfwaytoHalloween: Disney Cast Members Share Frightfully Fun Tales of Halloween Magic

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Our #HalfwaytoHalloween celebration continues with some terrifyingly terrific tales of happy Halloween memories, moments and family traditions from Disney cast members around the world!  

As part of today’s countdown to the scariest season, cast members across the globe are sharing their favorite stories of Disney Parks Halloween magic as well as their excitement for the upcoming season.  Here are a few enchanting excerpts from the many wickedly wonderful #HalfwaytoHalloween stories:

Melissa Kratish Depot, Jaime Savasta, Derek Depot, Becca Ciolek, Melody & Steven Vagnini

“Our friend group has a tradition of going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in a group costume. We had so much fun parading around Magic Kingdom, and even found ourselves getting into character! Putting together creative group costumes is by far one of our favorite Halloween memories…the tough part is figuring out what we’ll be the next year!” – Disney Cast Member Melissa Kratish Depot

“We went to Oogie Boogie Bash in 2019 and seriously had a ball! It was so fun to get dressed up and feel like a kid at Halloween again. I am a total fraidy cat so love that the Park was just spooky enough, but not so scary.” – Disney Cast Member Dani Ganley

“Our family dresses up for Halloween every year because it is an opportunity to be creative, silly, and together. We always decide on a theme together, even letting the little ones cast their votes. Since we all decide on it together, we all work on the costumes together, laugh at what we come up with and countdown the days until we get to walk around as a family and act out our characters. We’re definitely looking forward to this year – the kids started planning on Nov 1 of last year.” – Disney Cast Member Ryan Walker 

Disney Cast Member Trevor Kyro

When my son, Cooper, was an infant in 2017, just a few months after he was born, my wife and I took him to his very first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It was his very first time being able to dress up for Halloween; we dressed him up as a lion! While we are thankful that he was born healthy, he was still born a bit early and had some catching up to do with his growing; his costume was quite huge on him. Even as an infant, I’ll never forget his reaction to the music and the lights during his first time watching the Boo to You parade right on Main Street USA. He stared in awe and he was mesmerized by his surroundings; we could tell that he was loving it,” Disney Cast Member Trevor Kyro

We hope you’ve enjoyed these hauntingly happy tales as much as we did!  Visit our updated “Everything Halloween” page this weekend to find more spooktacular #HalfwaytoHalloween magic!