Entire Disney Cruise Line Fleet Will Celebrate Halloween on the High Seas in 2014

Written by Jason Leppert. Posted in Disney Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur

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Published on July 24, 2014 at 2:00 am with 4 Comments

This year for the first time ever, Halloween on the High Seas comes onboard all the Disney Cruise Line ships – the Disney WonderDisney DreamDisney Fantasy and newly reimagined Disney Magic.

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A full program of holiday fun is in store for guests on most sailings from September through October 2014 as described by the cruise line below:
  • Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, a celebration in addition to Pirate Night with games, dancing and lots of candy! Beloved Disney characters, wearing special Halloween costumes just for the occasion, will join guests for this fun-filled costume party.
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas—Sing and Scream, an interactive movie experience where guests are part of the action, followed by a meet-and-greet with Jack Skellington and Sally.

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  • Haunted Stories of the Sea, where the bravest cruisers gather under the stars to hear some true—or not so true—tales of the sea told by a mysterious sea captain storyteller.
  • Creepy Cabaret, a party in the atrium featuring favorite Halloween-themed music performed live by a band of ghostly musicians.

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  • Halloween Isn’t Just For Kids: For adults, the nighttime entertainment district on each Disney ship becomes the ghoulish setting for a costume contest and a Villainous Takeover on the dance floor.
  • Spooky Movies: To get guests into the spirit of the season, Halloween-themed movies will be shown in Buena Vista Theatre, on Funnel Vision by the family pool and in guest staterooms.
  • Ghoulish Delights: Disney Cruise Line chefs have conjured some very special treats for Halloween, including chocolate cake with pumpkin filling, spider cakes and “Spooky Juice.”
  • More spooky fun includes mask-making and a ghostly takeover of the ship announcements!
Special decorations will include a unique Pumpkin Tree on each vessel that will “magically transform throughout the cruise with the help of a storytelling caretaker.” Disney has released the following concept sketches previewing this year’s new signature trees:

Halloween on the High Seas---The Pumpkin Trees
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For a taste of what Halloween looked like on the Disney Fantasy last year, check out my Entertainment Review video below:
Plus, Disney Cruise Line gives 7 Reasons Halloween is Better on the High Seas in its video infographic below:
Here are all the available Halloween cruises per ship:
  • Disney Magic: three-, five- and seven-night Bahamian and Caribbean cruises departing Sept. 27 to Oct. 26
  • ~ Disney Wonder: four-, five- and six-night Bahamian cruises departing Sept. 26 to Oct. 31
  • Disney Dream: three- and four-night Bahamian cruises departing Sept. 7 to Oct. 31
  • Disney Fantasy: seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing Sept. 6 to Oct. 25

About Jason Leppert

Jason Leppert is a dedicated Disney fanboy and cruise travel journalist with over 80 sailings under his belt and a fresh, youthful perspective on the cruise industry. He has been cruising – and more importantly, visiting Disneyland – since before he was even two years old thanks to his parents’ shared passion for traveling and their desire to experience all journeys together as a family. Jason is the founding editor of PopularCruising.com  and regularly produces videos for the Popular Cruising Video Podcast  and YouTube channel. He also contributes to the Travel Channel, Porthole Magazine, Onboard.com, and the U-T San Diego newspaper, as well as makes appearances on the Cruise Radio, Cruize Cast, and Weekend Travel Show audio podcasts. You can follow him at the following social media networks: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest,

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  • I love this idea. Halloween has been very popular in the parks and it’s a great idea for them to start celebrating it on the ships as well.

    We were on the Disney Fantasy last year just a few days before Halloween and they did a costume contest (which we won). But there wasn’t this level of Halloween activity.

    It’s also a great time of year to visit the parks, so a good one two punch to do a combo parks/cruise trip!

  • kindagoofy

    Gosh darn it, just five minutes ago this was out of sight, out of mind. Now I NEED to add this to my To-Do list!

    Thanks for sharing, I’m sure it’ll be a blast!

  • seenoevil

    I’m really looking forward to this! I’m on the 7 night Southern Caribbean on the Magic in October!

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