Walt Disney World Resort is one of the best places to visit during the Halloween season, and one of the best Parks to be in is EPCOT. There are a ton of great decorations, delicious, seasonal food offerings, and, best of all, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will still be taking place. And this season, Guests will be able to experience two brand-new events. First, Disney World’s newest roller coaster — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind — will be getting a holiday overlay. Second, a scavenger hunt will be making its way from the Disneyland Resort all the way to the East Coast — Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit!
Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit made its Disney debut last Halloween season at Disneyland Resort. The scavenger hunt at Disneyland was themed for Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District, but for Walt Disney World, the Pumpkin Pursuit will be held at EPCOT. Disney hasn’t shared any details on what else will be different for Disney World’s version of Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, but here’s more information on it from the Disney Parks Blog website:
Partake in our new pumpkin hunt in the Downtown Disney District! First, purchase a game board and stickers at select Disney merchandise locations, including World of Disney, and search for 13 different hidden pumpkins throughout the district, each inspired by a different Disney character. Then, place the corresponding stickers on your game board! Whether players choose to hunt for pumpkins or not, they can return their game board to a redemption location at World of Disney or Disney’s Pin Trader for a chilling surprise.*
Of course, EPCOT is not the only Park that will be celebrating the spookiness of Halloween! Each of the other theme parks — Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and Animal Kingdom — will be full of decorations and seasonal food. The Magic Kingdom will also see the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party. In 2021, MNSSHP was replaced by an After-Hours Boo Bash event, which seemed to be less popular than Not-So-Scary, so Disney brought back MNSSHP this year. Tickets are currently available for the Halloween party through the Walt Disney World Resort website.