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Disney Halloween Cruise: Halloween on the High Seas 2023

If you are a fan of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you will be glad to know that the Cruise line has a Disney Halloween Cruise called Halloween on the High Seas that runs each Fall.

It is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween.

Disney Halloween Cruise: Halloween on the High Seas

Halloween on the High Seas has sailing dates in September and October 2023.

Guests can expect both normal cruise fun along with holiday-themed activities like trick-or-treating, spooky parties, and Halloween meet & greets.

Decorations on the Halloween Cruise

What Makes a Disney Halloween Cruise Special

Disney Halloween Decorations

On board the ship, you will find tons of Halloween decorations! Everywhere you turn there are pumpkins and fall decor. It is all in good family-friendly taste. Nothing is scary or spooky.

Disney Halloween Cruise Pumpkin Tree

Disney Halloween Pumpkin Tree

The Atrium seems to be the hub for all things Halloween. You will go there for storytelling, meeting characters, the Halloween dance party, trick or treating & more.

Halloween on the High Seas Tree Lighting

You will even spot an evolving Pumpkin Tree that comes to life! It is definitely something you won’t want to miss seeing!

You will even spot an evolving Pumpkin Tree that comes to life! It is definitely something you won’t want to miss seeing!

Disney Halloween Cruise Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating on a Disney Cruise

Kids are going to love getting treats while on the Disney Halloween cruise!

There will be a trick or treating event one night during the Halloween on the High Seas cruise where kids are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costume & can find cast members handing out goodies.

Disney Halloween Cruise Dance Party

Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party

In addition to Pirate Night, the Halloween on the High Seas Cruise also has Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party.

This is a time where families can dress up and dance with the Disney characters while trick or treating!

Your kids will definitely want to have their Halloween costumes to wear for this event.

Teen activities on Disney Halloween Cruise

Halloween Teen Activities, Crafts & More

They have family crafts (like mask making) and even Pumpkin Carving contests for teens in the Edge.

Spooky Movies

Along with the normal Disney movies that play at Buena Vista theater, there will also be a special showing of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

This movie, however, is an interactive movie experience where you’re part of the action. I won’t give any more than that away!

Disney Halloween Cruise Meet & Greets

Halloween Meet & Greets

There are plenty of chances for meet & greet with the characters, but you will most definitely want pictures with the characters dressed in their Halloween Costumes!

Courtesy Disney Cruise Line

New this year is Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow dressed up as their favorite Halloween sisters, the Sandersons from the movie “Hocus Pocus.”

Don’t worry if you don’t catch them the night of the Halloween party, they will be dressed up the next morning as well.

One thing we forgot to bring was our Disney Halloween Shirts.If I had to do it all over again, I would be sure to pack cute Disney Halloween shirts for our family pictures.

Take a look at these Disney Halloween shirts for some inspiration.

Disney Halloween Cruise Storytime
Courtesy Disney Cruise Line

Halloween Storytime

Several nights, there will also be a storytelling experience in the Atrium (near the Pumpkin tree). There will be a man who tells a story of why we celebrate Halloween with pumpkins.

What its like on a Disney Halloween Cruise

Overall, Halloween on the High Seas was a great experience!

The kids were able to take part in some pretty awesome things that they normally wouldn’t do on a cruise and got to see their favorite characters dressed up in Halloween costumes.

The only thing that I wished had been a little better run was trick or treating.

We assumed that trick or treating would take place in more than one location, but all they did was have cast members handing out candy in different spots in the atrium.

It was hard to spot the cast members because the atrium was very crowded since the dance party was also going on there.

Things to Buy for a Halloween on the High Seas Disney Halloween Cruise

If you are planning a Disney Halloween Cruise, you should start getting ready by purchasing the following items!

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Have you taken a Disney Halloween Cruise? What was your favorite part?

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Friday 11th of November 2022

So? Is there Halloween dress up AND pirate night?

Amy Lesher

Sunday 28th of August 2022

Hi! Was this a 3 or 4 night cruise?


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