The sun may still be beating down in the dizzying heat, and the palm trees are as tropical and lush as ever, but the inundation of pumpkin spice flavored products can mean only one thing – fall has arrived! As with everything at Walt Disney World, pixie dust weaves itself through this autumnal season. As many guests know, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the main event but hardly the only way to celebrate the fall.
Pumpkins can be found throughout property in a variety of ways. In fact, Walt Disney World uses an average of 300 pumpkins per year to decorate the parks. My favorite place to view pumpkins is on Main Street, U.S.A., in the Magic Kingdom. I love the pumpkin Jack-o’-Lanterns found on the upper story building ledges. Often the designs of these pumpkins are full of unique details that advertise the storefront below.
2. Fort Wilderness Campground
Similar to the festivities during the Christmas holiday, during the fall, the residents of the campgrounds pull out all the stops and decorate their spaces with spooky fall décor. Visiting the campgrounds during the daytime is fun, but the decorations truly come to life at night. Like all things at Walt Disney World, there are multiple ways to experience the campgrounds; on foot, driving a rented golf cart, by bicycle, or in a horse-drawn carriage (which is my favorite mode of transportation). The horse-drawn carriages can fit four adults or two adults and three children and cost $55 for a 25-minute experience. Plus, after the ride, you can get a close up picture with the beautiful horse!
3. Sleepy Hollow
I know I have mentioned this before in a previous post, but I love Sleepy Hollow at the Magic Kingdom. Found in Liberty Square, this unique quick-service restaurant is known for offering hot and sizzling funnel cakes. But the backstory behind the architecture of the building is better than any treat they offer. According to Disney Imagineers, Liberty Square‘s Sleepy Hollow building emulates the architecture and design of Washington Irving’s home named Sunnyside. Located in Tarrytown, New York, Sunnyside combined elements of colonial New York architecture and buildings Irving knew from Scotland and Spain. All of which have been replicated for the delight of Disney guests.
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