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Frightful to Fall, Halloween to Holidays: WATCH the overnight transformation of Magic Kingdom

If you’ve ever visited the Walt Disney World Resort during autumn (especially Magic Kingdom), you know that in the months of September and October, it morphs into one of the spookiest places in Central Florida. And if you’ve visited Magic Kingdom on Halloween night, it might be impossible for you to imagine that the very next day begins the Christmas holiday season at the park.

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There’s literally an overnight transformation that takes place at Magic Kingdom, turning the frightful and fearsome and fall into a spectacular exhibit of holiday cheer and greetings of the season. And it all takes place between park close on October 31 and park open on November 1. Just take a look:

If the YouTube video posted by Disney Parks Blog seemed to be over quickly, that’s because the transformation itself takes place very quickly.

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When Guests arrive at Magic Kingdom on the morning of November 1, there’s no sign of a pumpkin in the decorations at any location in the park. And the sparkling ornaments, beautifully adorned Christmas trees and ribboned evergreen boughs are just the beginning of the magic Guests can find during the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort.

As with any holiday, Disney always does it up right with decorations and celebrations, but when it comes to the Christmas holiday season, Disney World holds nothing back! From an extensive collection of holiday-inspired food items to holiday-inspired live entertainment and special events, there’s something for every Guest to enjoy during the holidays at Disney World.

Disney World Christmas Foodie Guide

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If you’ve ever wondered if a trip to the parks during the holidays is worth it, the short answer is yes, and that’s even if you visit often. You’ve just got to experience Disney World during the Christmas holiday season. It’s an even more uniquely magical experience than you can fathom!

Credit: Becky Burkett


Credit: Becky Burkett

If you’d like to see more of what Disney World has to offer during the holiday season, click here for Disney’s dedicated holiday page, and start planning your seasonal visit today!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!