Disney Classics Return for a Limited Time!

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Halloween is coming soon, and the Disney Parks are ready! This season has brought all sorts of surprises to the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts.

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With the changing seasons, Walt Disney World starts celebrating the Halloween season early on September 1.As Halloween decorations go up, you will find smiling pumpkins along Main Street, U.S.A., and maybe a hitchhiking ghost in Liberty Square. But now you will also find Disney classics throughout the Magic Kingdom for the Halloween season.

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

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Many lifelong Disney fans have a special place in their heart for the cinematic classics. One classic with a particular following is The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. This film inspired the famous Magic Kingdom attraction, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was a favorite attraction for many, starting on Magic Kingdom’s opening day in 1971. In opposition to many fans’ wishes, the attraction was closed in September of 1998 to be replaced by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Related: Mr. Toad Returns to the Magic Kingdom Once Again!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad features two segments, the first inspired by The Wind in the Willows and the second by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow features the iconic Headless Horseman, featured throughout Walt Disney World’s Halloween festivities.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

A second favorite of long-time Disney fans is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This 1954 Disney film featuring Captain Nemo inspired the opening day Magic Kingdom attraction, where Guests could board a submarine and dive under the sea.

This beloved attraction was open to guests from October 1971 until its closure in 1994. Ariel’s Grotto and Pooh’s Playful Spot first replaced this attraction before the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train replaced both in 2014, a thrilling storybook coaster that Guests still enjoy today.

Disney Classics Back in Magic Kingdom

This Halloween season, you can find scenes from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in Magic Kingdom. September 1 through October 31, you will find photo spots featuring scenes from these Disney classics throughout the park.


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Pose by the Headless Horseman, in a ride vehicle from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, or with a monster of the deep peering into Captain Nemo’s ship. These themed photo opportunities end with the Halloween season, so take advantage of them before they’re gone.

You will find the photo spot featuring the spooky scene from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in front of Tomorrowland Terrace. Continue towards Tomorrowland, and you’ll find the photo spot featuring Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. This photo spot is located in the former location of Stitch’s Great Escape. Finally, across Magic Kingdom Park in Adventureland, you can pose with monsters from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea across from the Swiss Family Treehouse.

Disney Photopass

These photo ops allow you to take pictures yourself, or have a Disney Photopass photographer capture the moment for you! Disney Photopass photographers are located throughout the Park and may even throw in a magic shot, so keep your eyes out.

To purchase Disney Photopass photos, you can add Memory Maker to your ticket package. This can be done online, at a Photopass location in the Parks, or even at your Walt Disney World Resort.

Many additional photo ops are available if you’re attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this season. Consider adding Memory Maker to your ticket to take a piece of the magic home with you.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.