Snow, in October?! Guests Shocked to See a Snowfall at Sunny Disney Park

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In a surprising turn of events, snow has fallen on Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Snow at Disneyland is truly a magical experience that adds an extra layer of enchantment to the already whimsical atmosphere of the Park. When the winter season arrives, Disneyland Resort transforms into a snowy wonderland, captivating the hearts of both children and adults alike.

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Fans Look Forward to the Snowy Season at Disney Resorts

One of the most iconic images of wintertime at Disneyland is the Sleeping Beauty Castle when it is covered in a delicate white blanket of snow. This breathtaking sight instantly transports visitors into a festive and magical atmosphere. The castle’s majestic towers become even more ethereal with snow on them, creating a picture-perfect scene that is truly Instagram-worthy.

As you stroll down Main Street, USA, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a winter postcard. The charming Victorian buildings are adorned with beautiful holiday decorations and subtle touches of snow. The soft glow of twinkling lights reflects off the glistening snow-covered walkways, creating a warm and inviting ambiance.

But the enchantment doesn’t stop there. Disney characters, dressed in their winter attire, roam the park, adding to the festive spirit. Mickey Mouse and his pals don cozy scarves and hats as they greet visitors and spread holiday cheer. Seeing your favorite characters playing in the snow is a delight that brings out the kid in everyone.

For a truly immersive snow experience, head over to Disney California Adventure Park. Buena Vista Street is transformed into a picturesque winter village, complete with snow-covered roofs and glittering icicles. The nostalgic decorations and snow-filled scenes take you back in time to a bygone era.

As you explore the parks, you might even encounter some “real” snow. Disneyland Resort, as well as Walt Disney World Resort, occasionally have snowfall events where Guests can experience the joy of playing in the snow. These special moments create lifelong memories and add an extra layer of fun to your visit. However, with Halloween still weeks away, fans are confused by the sights they are seeing.

Related: Magic Kingdom Isn’t the Only Disney Park Rocking During the Holidays

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Snow… In Mid-October?

Right now, Disney is fully entrenched in their Halloween celebrations at the Disney Parks and Resorts. Since August, the Parks have been adorned with festive pumpkins, leaves, and spooky decorations to celebrate Halloween. As the countdown to Halloween creeps closer and closer, fans are getting more and more excited. However, fans were quite confused when snow was seen adorning Sleeping Beauty Castle yesterday.

Reporter Scott Gustin shared with his followers that snow had been added to Sleeping Beauty Castle on October 17, 2023.

Many fans found this slightly odd, considering Halloween is still quite a ways away. One fan commented;

“Removing 100 decorations before the event and now turning it christmas before halloween. Whats happening.”

As Halloween grows closer, it will be interesting to see what other decorations begin to switch over to wintertime.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.