Halloween is an especially fun time of year to sail on a Disney Cruise. I recently got to experience Halloween on the High Seas during a 3 night Bahamian Cruise on the Disney Dream. As soon as I got onboard the ship, I noticed that the ship was decked out with Halloween décor throughout. The standout was the Pumpkin Tree in the lobby atrium. It was neat to see the transformation of the Pumpkin Tree during the course of the cruise. When you first get onboard the tree is bare. On the first night everyone gathers around the Pumpkin Tree and the Caretaker talks about the customs of Halloween. The Caretaker invites everyone to write their names on a pumpkin seed and come back later in the cruise to see if their seeds have grown. Mickey’s Mousequerade Party was held at the Pumpkin Tree on the second day of the cruise. Guests were invited to wear their costumes to the party. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Chip and Dale all joined the party in their Halloween costumes. Kids were able to trick or treat and dance with the characters. That night adults were invited to Evolution to dance and compete in an adult only costume contest. On the last day of the Halloween on the High Seas Cruise guests gathered at the Pumpkin Tree once again for the Spooky Ceremony. The Caretaker lets everyone know that their seeds have bloomed and the Pumpkin Tree comes to life. Ghost stories were told on deck later that evening on the Funnel Vision screen by the Sea Captain. Another Halloween on the High Seas highlight was The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing and Scream. The movie was screened in 3D in the Walt Disney Theatre. There were several effects to enhance the screening such as snow falling in the theatre at the same time as it falls in the movie. At the end of the movie, Jack and Sally came up through the stage and guests were able to take pictures during a quick meet and greet.
Written by Shante Carson — Shante is a Disney Cruise Expert with over eight cruises taken on the Disney Dream, Disney Wonder, and Disney Fantasy. Bon Voyage! Shante is ready to help you plan your magical Disney Cruise vacation. Book your next vacation with Shante at 252-917-0497 or email@example.com.