It’s officially 25 days until Halloween, which means the celebration of this spooktacular holiday is in full swing across the entire Disney Cruise Line fleet! If you’re anything like me, your decorations are also already in place … but if you’re still looking for inspiration, we have a first look today at the all-new Halloween décor aboard our newest ship, the Disney Wish!
When I first stepped on board for a Halloween on the High Seas sailing on the Disney Wish this year, I only had one thing to say – wow! The enchantment of the already-gorgeous Grand Hall is elevated with beautiful garland ordained with pumpkins and fall florals.
But of course, the highlight of the décor is the all-new Pumpkin Tree. Every Disney Cruise Line ship features a signature Pumpkin Tree in its atrium with a unique look and personality, and the tree on the Disney Wish features lighter bark, graceful branches and a mystical face, setting it apart from the rest. As the tale would have it, this enchanted tree – named Boo! – grew perfect gourds with the help of a Wishing Star at night, producing the perfect pumpkin that became the coach that carried Cinderella to the Prince’s Ball.
Also new this season, we’re putting a spell on Disney Cruise Line guests with a wickedly fun character meet and greet opportunity. While all characters on board adorn Halloween costumes as part of the festivities, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow can be found running amuck on each ship as their favorite Halloween sisters, the Sandersons from the movie “Hocus Pocus.”
And that’s not all! Other special experiences for these sailings include:
- Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party: Join your favorite Disney characters in Halloween attire for a fun-filled costume party.
- Halloween Isn’t Just For Kids: Adult-exclusive venues across the fleet become a ghoulish setting for costume contests and a Villainous Takeover on the dance floor.
- Spooky Movies: To get guests into the spirit of the season, Halloween-themed movies will be shown on Funnel Vision by the family pool and in staterooms.
- Ghoulish Delights: Enjoy special themed food and beverage items around the ship — and don’t forget about the trick-or-treating.
If you haven’t booked your Halloween on the High Seas cruise yet, don’t fret! These spooky cruises will continue throughout the month, or you can start planning now for your perfect seasonal sailing in 2023. With cruises from Florida, California and New York next fall, there’s plenty of time to plan that perfect costume!
No matter when you sail or how you celebrate, all of us at Disney Cruise Line wish your family a Happy Halloween!