Walt Disney World Halloween Trick-or-Tweetup A Great Event

Some of the ghoulish entertainment for the evening.

Thursday night my family and I joined nearly 300 other guests at the Magic Kingdom for a special Halloween Trick-or-Tweetup event. The Disney Parks Blog organized this fun, engaging, and magical event for the few lucky guests whose fast fingers got them and RSVP before the event filled up.

Imagineer Pete Carsillo gave tours of the Haunted Mansion Graveyard project he helmed.

Guests were encouraged to dress up and tweet from the event, which many did. Three special guests from Walt Disney Imagineering answered questions from the attendees and Disney Blog team go into the spirit coming in costumes. They also provided free soft drinks and desserts. Finally, they handed out gifts to some of the best costumed guests and everyone got a parting gift (two actually).

Really, I would have been happy with something to drink and the Imagineers. But this event was over the top. One of the best free things I’ve ever experienced as a guest. It’s too bad they can’t do this more often. Disney gets all sorts of great publicity (like this) and the locals get to feel like they’re appreciated.

My biggest critique was that there was so much to do, I couldn’t get it done in the time allotted. Which, if you think about it, isn’t really that bad.

More photos and another video below the jump:

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Disney Pumpkin Carving Stencils and Patterns

We’re well into Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party season at the Magic Kingdom and soon, all across America, families will be heading out to their local pumpkin patch in search of the perfect carving pumpkin. So I thought this would be a good time to link to some pumpkin carving patterns, with a Disney twist, of course.

A few new and some of the oldies but goodies are available over on Family.com. Also check out this pattern resource on FamilyFun. There are also a few free Disney patterns at StoneyKins.com

Some still around from previous years are:

  • A nice collection from Cartoon Jr. website including Villain and Princess stencils.
  • A few Disney Stencils from Chicago-Halloween. Includes Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc
  • You have to dig into the internet archives to find these. But don’t miss this collection of Disney Villain patterns.

Alas some of the patterns I found last year are not available this year, so even if you don’t plan on using all these patterns, it might be a good idea to download a couple of your favorites to use next year or for other projects.

Finally, if all this is too much for you, order a whole pumpkin carving kit for Fairies, Princesses, Pixar, or other pumpkin carving kits from Amazon. For those who don’t want to carve try the Mr. Potato Head Pirate Pumpkin Decorating Kit. It’s real cute!

As a bonus, below the jump is a video from the 2010 Halloween decor at Walt Disney World explaining how the park takes sketches from David Hartmann, an art director with Walt Disney Entertainment and then has Disney’s Event and Decorating Support make them real.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Report

A slice of the holiday decor up on Main Street. As usual, click to see a larger version. This one is available in desktop size.

On Friday night Disney World treated some of us local media to a fun night at the Magic Kingdom enjoying Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. We had a great time, saw many marvelous costumes, and scored a metric ton of candy. There are still plenty of nights available between now and Halloween. It’s an separate ticket but if you like the spirit of the holiday, Disney does the night right.

Although they were handing out free trick or treat bags, this merchandise cart was available for those who wanted to upgrade. We recommend upgrading and consolidating your candy into a larger bag throughout the night.

Many more photos below the jump:

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Mickey’s Halloween Party and My Fear of Buyer’s Remorse

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“Glee” star Matthew Morrison visits Disneyland

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