Here’s why you should take a Halloween-themed Disney Cruise

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Disney Cruise Line is only a few days away from bringing some spooky fun aboard their four cruise ships. From Halloween themed activities to spook-tacular decorations, Halloween on the High Seas is fun for all ages. But have you ever wondered how exactly Disney transforms their ships or how long it takes for cast members to decorate? We’ve got all the inside information! If this doesn’t convince you to take a Halloween-themed Disney Cruise, we don’t know what will.

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How long does it take to transform each ship for Halloween on the High Seas?

Cast members tend to spend an average of five hours on each ship in order to make sure guests are transported into a spooky wonderland when they arrive on board.

These decorations include Jack-O-Lantern window stickers, Mickey Jack-O-Lanterns spread throughout the ships, and of course, the famous pumpkin trees. There are a total of four pumpkin trees across Disney Cruise Line, which are all inspired by Ray Bradbury’s classic tale “The Halloween Tree”.

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Each ship’s pumpkin tree is unique in its own way (and no two hanging Jack-O-Lanterns are the same). During your excursion, you may notice a mysterious caretaker lurking around. He ensures the tree stays in tact and tells stories of the haunted holiday as guests gather around the beautiful pumpkin tree.

How long does Halloween on the High Seas last?

There are a total of 34 sailings that feature Halloween on the High Seas itineraries across all four ships! This makes a total of 158 combined days across the Disney Cruise Line fleet where Halloween on the High Seas is celebrated. (The Disney Fantasy has the most days with 51.)

Can you go trick-or-treating on board?

Well, it wouldn’t be Halloween without trick-or-treating, right? There are a total of 10 trick-or-treating stations onboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder and a total of 11 onboard the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.

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You can also enjoy other Halloween-themed activities onboard. From mask making to pumpkin carving, there is something fun for all ages and all activities are sure to bring the spooky fun to the sea.

Will Disney characters join in on the fun?

What kind of question is this? Of course Mickey and the gang will be hanging around for the Halloween fun. There are a total of 7 Disney characters who all dress up in their spooky attire. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Chip, and Dale will all be wandering around the ship in their Halloween costumes.

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How many nights does the Halloween on the High Seas cruises offer?

You can book a cruise with Disney Cruise Line anywhere from 2 nights (from San Diego) to an 8 night cruise (which depart from Port Canaveral).

There are a total of 19 ports that families can visit during a Halloween on the High Seas cruise, including Disney’s Castaway Cay of course.

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Halloween on the High Seas is a one-of-a-kind excursion and features Halloween parties, live entertainment, and beautiful decor. You and your family will create endless memories that you will bring home and cherish forever.

Halloween on the High Seas cruises begin sailing in September, but it’s not too late to book your excursion for 2019 (or start planning ahead for 2020)! If you need help planning your Disney Cruise Line vacation, then reach out to the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel for a free quote and help planning the vacation of your dreams.

Are you planning on sailing away on the Halloween on the High Seas cruise?

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