Scarily Superb Disney Halloween Merchandise!
There’s a ton of hauntingly good Halloween merchandise from Disney, but it’s not being sold at Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Instead, there’s a HUGE Halloween Disney Shop on Amazon, most of which is being sold at significantly lower prices than what you’ll find in the parks. In this post, we share some of our favorite picks along with random thoughts.
Back when Walt Disney World released its Halloween 2022 merchandise, I shared photos of each item along with my commentary. Most of that was…not positive! Then again, I’ll be the first to admit that most Halloween apparel is not my jam, having similar stylistic sensibilities of ugly Christmas sweaters, but minus the charm and self-awareness.
Speaking of which, please don’t take my clothing critiques seriously. If you’ve seen photos of me, so you I am not exactly a fashionista. To the contrary, I usually dress like someone who is in desperate need of the help from What Not to Wear.
As with the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Amazon-Exclusives we shared recently, most of these items are not being sold on shopDisney.com, in the parks at Walt Disney World, or anywhere else. Disney and Amazon have been partnering on more and more, from the upcoming (maybe?) “Hey Disney!” Alexa voice assistant that’ll be in hotel rooms to Amazon being the biggest sponsor of the D23 Expo.
When it comes to these Halloween items, we receive a small commission from your purchases, so buying through these links helps support the site. However, neither the price you pay nor our recommendations are impacted by that.
You can tell I’m being sincere with these picks based on the total absence of Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise. (In fairness, as compared to most of the in-park products, there are some NBC items that are not hideous on Amazon.) Anyway, let’s start with the crowd-pleaser that should go on EVERY LAWN IN AMERICA this Halloween…
Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Inflatable Lawn Decor – This is literally the coolest Halloween inflatable scene that I have ever seen. It’s not as good as the gigantic skeleton from Home Depot, but it’s up there!
Sadly, I’ve been “banned” from buying more inflatables for a while now after one fateful post-Christmas clearance shopping spree at Target. So please enjoy these on my behalf, and allow me to live vicariously through your yards!
Loungefly Mick-O-Lantern – Obviously, this isn’t for me and I’ve been critical of past Loungefly products. However, I also appreciate clever products when I see them, and this definitely fits the bill. Kudos to the design team on this one.
Super cool, great reviews, and good-looking user-submitted photos. Perfect for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party…or any Halloween event!
Hocus Pocus 3D Sculpted Mug – This mug is in the shape of a cauldron with a handle shaped like a broom, and Binx sitting on top of the broom featuring the Sanderson Sisters.
There are several other Disney coffee mugs available. The Haunted Mansion one is more my speed, but it’s not as cool and creative as the Hocus Pocus one.
Haunted Mansion Pillowcases – Perfect for a festive living room overlay, these are a great way to add festive fun to your furnishings.
…now you just need a burnt orange or forest green sofa to really complete the look!
The Haunted Mansion Little Golden Book — Disney Parks started doing this new line of Little Golden Books last year, and they have been crushing it so far. While we definitely aren’t the target audience for the stories, we absolutely adore the art and style—they’re great for anyone with kids, theme park fans, or anyone who was a kid and has fond memories of Little Golden Book.
If you don’t already it, the Haunted Mansion Picture Book is another must-own. Beautiful illustrations.
The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic – Speaking of must-own books, this is an incredibly detailed and well-written book that covers the Haunted Mansion attractions in all of the worldwide parks inside and out. If you want a better appreciation of this iconic attraction and what went into it that has made it stand the test of time, this book is for you.
Boundless Realm: Deep Explorations In Haunted Mansion – If you read the book above and still find yourself wanting to know more, this is the truly deep and academic dive into Haunted Mansion. It covers everything you could possibly want to know about Disney’s iconic Haunted Mansion, from history to artistic critique. It’s a truly comprehensive and deep dive, probing American history, popular culture, and folklore, to examine why Haunted Mansion is the definitive haunted house.
Haunted Mansion: Call of The Spirits Board Game – I’m a total sucker for cheesy and cheeky board games, as well as Walt Disney World board games. This is the perfect intersection of those interests.
It’s a fairly strategic game that’s easy enough for kids but also deep enough for adults. Our one warning here is that the instructions are a bit confusing, but there are several superior YouTube videos that break it down in easy-to-understand terms.
Hocus Pocus: The Game – Another board game for your Halloween gatherings. In this, players work together to protect Salem’s children and stop the Sanderson sisters from completing their wicked potion before the sun rises. Play potion ingredients to the cauldron and match all the colors or ingredients.
Villainous Disney Strategy Board Game – This Halloween-adjacent game is hugely popular and the winner of several prestigious ‘Game of the Year’ awards. We aren’t as big of villains fans as others, but it’s undeniably good (to be bad?).
Funko Disney Hocus Pocus Tricks & Wits Card Game – It’s The Kids versus The Witches as you play tricks to get to the ghastly spellbook before the Black Flame Candle burns out!
This is brand new, so we haven’t had a chance to play it yet. However, Funko has been on a roll with its card and board games, so we’re optimistic. Early reviews are positive, too.
Sanderson Sisters Hocus Pocus Shirts – In my meaningless opinion, the vast majority of Hocus Pocus shirts that Walt Disney World sells in the parks are way over the top. This designer is the exact opposite of that, with a bunch of tasteful and restrained designs.
This retro ‘concert poster’ look is the most overt of the styles, and it’s also really clever. I also like the Sanderson Witch Museum shirt in the top row.
Mickey’s Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Co. T-Shirt – For ages, we purchased shirts every year for both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. The last time I bought one at either event was 4 years ago at MVMCP. Since then, they’ve all either been too expensive or too busy.
I love that this shirt has an elaborate design but doesn’t have too much going on. (There are also similar styles for Daisy and Minnie Mouse.) To me, this also evokes Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party without specifically mentioning it. (I also like that it doesn’t have a year. It’s “cool” to wear party shirts from a decade ago once they’ve become retro, but ~4 years ago just kinda feels tired. Sorry, I don’t make the rules!)
Mickey and Friends Halloween Retro T-Shirt – All of the above also applies here, and this design is arguably even better. (I like it more.) It features the Sensational Six all with retro character models, which I love, along with great costumes.
There’s a lot going on here, but it’s all in a single graphic that’s laid out well and looks great. This would literally be perfect if it said “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” below the characters in retro ‘monster’ font, but I’m pretty satisfied with this shirt as-is.
Minnie Mouse Jack-o’-Lantern Halloween T-Shirt – This one is simple and sweet, reminiscent of the iconic Mickey Mouse lamppost pumpkins on Main Street, but with Minnie. (There’s also a Mickey Mouse version of this shirt for men/Mickey fans.)
Speaking of variations, all of these shirts are available in multiple colors, including black. I’m choosing to showcase the alternatives because it seems like 95% of Halloween shirts are black. For those of us *ahem* with light-haired pets, black clothing is a non-starter!
Mickey Mouse Icon Candy and Pumpkins Halloween T-Shirt – While I prefer the pumpkin head look above, here’s another simple-but-fun look featuring candy in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head.
There are also family variations of this for those who want matching shirts.
Retro Mickey Mouse Mummy Halloween Sweatshirt – Simple and sweet, with the classic ‘Mickey Stands’ style repurposed as a mummy for Halloween. It’s one of the few designs available as a sweatshirt, which is perfect for the half of the country where it’s cold this time of year.
This or the hooded sweatshirt version is the one to get if you’re doing Oogie Boogie Bash–it gets cold in California at night this time of year! For Floridians (or those wearing this on Walt Disney World trips), it’s also available as a t-shirt. For an ‘in-between’ option, there’s this raglan baseball tee. If you’re more of a Minnie person, there’s this sweatshirt featuring Minnie Mouse as a flying witch.
Baby Yoda Happy Halloween Pumpkin T-Shirt – Grogu has replaced his hovering pram pod with a pumpkin. Classic Baby Yoda, that rascal! It’s not something I’d wear, but I like the look.
I wish the pumpkin were more of a play on the pram, but it’s still cute. This shirt with Baby Yoda wearing various costumes also cracks me up.
For more on spook season in the parks, see our Guide to Halloween 2022 at Walt Disney World or our Guide to Halloween 2022 at Disneyland. We also have tons of content in our Halloween category of posts!
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Are there any must-have items for you on this list of Halloween products? Any upcoming or recent releases that you’d add to the list? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!
Thanks Tom. I’ll have to go take a look on Amazon. Was just at the parks this week and I am so disappointed in all of the apparel. Most of the Epcot 40th merchandise apparel is 100% cotton and when you wash it it shrinks and then looks awful, not to mention $37 for a T-shirt is ridiculous. The clothing is so substandard and overpriced I very rarely even think about buying anything. A lot of it is scratchy and itchy. It seems that there are no celebrations, no excitement just wanting us to buy buy buy. I wouldn’t mind buying if I felt I was at least getting a fair shake. I think our fall season is over because the parks are very crowded. On a happy note I would like to thank all of the cast members that have really put in extra effort because of hurricane Ian. I try to thank front line cast members when I can because they do a lot for very little money.
Thanks for all of the great ideas — I’ve never succumbed to the temptation of a Halloween inflatable but the hitchhikers are almost irresistible. And please wear that Halloween blazer in the parks for MNSSHP magic photos next year. That is meant to be.
My wive really liked the Mickey Mummy popcorn “bucket” so I think she’ll get a kick out of the sweatshirt. Thanks, Tom!
I strongly second the recommendation for Jason Surrell’s book! It’s an excellent read, and the photos and artwork are outstanding. Boundless Realms has been in my Kindle queue for awhile… this seems like the perfect time to go for it!
tom, you’ll appreciate this- when i was in the middle school years, the fad was wearing clothing 4 sizes too big. now as an adult, some old tshirts i kept fit me just fine and since there isn’t anything wrong with them, i ocassionally waer them when laundry is getting low. i had a disneyland 1999 shirt on, and the cashier at walgreens commented and said, “that’s cool, that’s when i was born”.
That story was fantastic…until the knife twist at the end from the Walgreens cashier!
Sadly, the JNCO jeans I just had to have in middle school have not held up in quite the same way. (Actually, not “sadly.” Something would be seriously wrong if those abominations saw a resurgence in popularity!)
We were at Lowes this weekend and saw the same inflatable ghosts, but with Doom buggy! (I hope posting the link is okay with you: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Disney/5013024225?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-sol-_-ggl-_-LIA_SOL_157_Holiday-_-5013024225-_-local-_-0-_-0&ds_rl=1286981&gclid=CjwKCAjws–ZBhAXEiwAv-RNL3AWS1142Gu2mg-CwResFBLLmmS_O-WfWo-Ux63Bkt4R3ZQ1ivQ4GRoCXY8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)
And I would concur that the Haunted Mansion game is fun.
WHOA! That one is even better!!!
I’ve stopped going to Lowes and Home Depot this time of year. Too tempted by all of the things I can’t buy!
We put up the Doom Buggy this weekend and it’s already a hit with the neighbours! It’s huge and awesome! Lowes really outdid themselves this year.