This week at Walt Disney World, Disney adjusts its hours for fall, prices come down on a signature Magic Kingdom experience plus special Halloween entertainment is confirmed
Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort ends social distancing on rides, rumors grow about a potential slimmed down Halloween Horror Nights event coming soon to the park, plus SeaWorld starts shutting down parts of its park in phases on weekdays.
1. Cinderella's Royal Table lowers prices due to princess unavailability
Last week it was announced that Magic Kingdom's Cinderella’s Royal Table will be welcoming guests back with modified offerings beginning later this month on September 24, 2020 with no princesses meeting guests. Because of this downsizing, prices have been lowered slightly from $75 per adult and $45 per child to $62 per adult and $37 per child for both lunch and dinner. You can view the menu and make reservations for this dining location at the restaurant's official website here.
2. Entertainment announced for Halloween celebrations at Magic Kingdom
Though Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party isn't happening in 2020, Disney has announced that special seasonal entertainment special Halloween entertainment will start popping up in the park beginning on September 20th, including special character cavalcades on Main Street USA that will include the following:
- Mickey Mouse and his pals, all dressed up for the occasion in Boo-tiful Halloween costumes
- Disney Villains – from Gaston and Maleficent to Queen of Hearts and Jafar
- A Nightmare Before Christmas procession featuring the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington
In addition to these character appearances, seasonal favorite group The Cadaver Dans will be making appearances in Fronteirland singing a cappella tunes when they emerge from their tombs.
3. Deep merchandise discounts available this week for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Florida Residents
If you're looking to get a jump on your Christmas shopping you may want to do it soon as Walt Disney World has announced some deep merchandise discounts that will be available at all Disney-owned locations inside the theme parks and at Disney Springs, including 30% off merchandise for annual passholders and 20% off for Florida residents. Both discounts are active until October 29, 2020, but the Florida Resident discount is only available for shoppers Monday - Thursday.