Fall at Walt Disney World – a Magical Season

Snow White with Stephanie and Sophie

Snow White with Stephanie and Sophie

With the calendar turning over to September, the fall season opens up at Walt Disney World.  Having been to Disney in September and October just once, my experiences are a little lacking, but in today’s post, I thought I would share with you what I think of when I think of visiting Walt Disney World during this time of year.  Picture this in your mind, if you will:

The weather is absolutely perfect, full of incredibly blue skies, perfect temperatures in the 70s and 80s, and nary a cloud in the sky.  Over at the Magic Kingdom, seemingly overnight it seems, the fall decorations have been put up, bringing a sense of excitement for everyone that is able to witness their appearance.  Here are a couple of photos that I have from that time:

Magic Kingdom Entrance Big Pumpkin

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown — whoops, wrong series…

Main Street, U.S.A. Street Lamp

Main Street, U.S.A. Street Lamp

In addition to the fall decorations, everything just seems more crisp, more clean, perhaps; almost like, with the humidity receding into the recent past, it has taken with it anything that may have made your visit less magical.  When we visited for the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, the thing I was struck by was how it felt like Disney really did have a dome over the sky to prevent any bad weather.  I don’t think I remember a better time to visit than that weekend in 2011, as these photos show.  Just look at how perfect the sky looks that day!

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

Over at Epcot the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is going on during the fall.  Since we were visiting, it wouldn’t be right to not stand in a kiosk line and try some of the great snacks from around the world!  Also, you never know when you are going to see some of the great sites around the World Showcase, such as the appearance by the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps!

Waiting in line for a snack at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Waiting in line for a snack at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps marches into position to play for us!

The Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps marches into position to play for us!

Of course, a lot of people come to Walt Disney World during this time to see Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party over at the Magic Kingdom.  I haven’t seen that yet, but with the help of a friend of mine, Andre from WDW Shutterbug, I am able to share with you a picture that gives you an idea of what it will feel like if you were to attend during this time.  What I find amazing is how incredibly peaceful it is at the Magic Kingdom late night, with all of Main Street, U.S.A. lit up, and Cinderella Castle beaming at you at the end of the street.  It’s an amazing time, and I’m certain you will agree with me that Andre’s shot truly captures the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom during this time of the year.

Special thanks to Andre from WDW Shutterbug for sharing his art with us!

Special thanks to Andre from WDW Shutterbug for sharing his art with us!

Until next time, my friends, remember to make it a Disney Day!