Disney Parks Blog held a Halloween Tweet-up at the Magic Kingdom where 300 lucky guests were able to take place in an evening of ghoulish delights. We kicked off the evening at Blizzard Beach where there was a DJ playing music and asking trivia questions for prizes.
A majority of the guests were dressed in costumes which was encouraged. Some of the costumes were really cool and unique. We were bused to the Magic Kingdom after the park was closed for the evening. We headed to the Hall of Presidents where Disney photographer Gene Duncan took pictures of guests on their way in. Gary Buchanan and Thomas Smith greeted us in full costume as a Turkey Leg and Indiana Jones. Disney’s Social Media Director Leanne Jakubowski introduced all of the team and Imagineer Jason Surrell gave us an incredible presentation on Haunted Mansion’s history. He also fielded questions from the audience.
On our way out of The Hall of Presidents Cast Members were handing out pre-filled Halloween bags of candy and informed us there would be more candy kiosks to trick or treat throughout the evening.
Donald and Daisy Duck, Mickey and Minnie Mouse were dressed in Halloween costumes where you able to get a great photo opportunity.
A dessert buffet of spooky treats consisted of cheesecake eyeballs, spider truffles and chocolate covered rice krispy treats. Everything tasted so delicious!
Imagineers Pete Carsillo and Eric Goodman gave tours of the Haunted Mansion Graveyard. It was an amazing experience listening to them tell stories of why certain objects are there and the specific reasons for their placements. They also answered any questions the guests had.
We will able to ride The Haunted Mansion as many times as we wanted. All the Cast Members working The Haunted Mansion were made up in their scary Halloween make-up and in perfect character. Carlotta and Renata made appearances and mingled with the guests as well.
In the Diamond Horseshoe Disney Artist Tom May signed posters he designed of The Haunted Mansion and Jason Surrell was interacting with guests in an Author Meet & Greet. There was so much to do in the three hours the event took place. At the end of the evening the Headless Horseman rode as the conclusion to the party.
We were treated to a gift of A Nightmare Before Christmas vinyl and a copy of Tom May’s The Haunted Mansion poster as we exited the park.
All in all this was a truly unique experience that I had the pleasure of participating in. Disney Parks Blog did an amazing job creating a magical evening of surprises that any Disney fan would love.