Scenes from Disney Parks: Happy Halloween!

Boo (to you)! I’m back with another “Scenes from Disney Parks,” this time with a set of new photos that I recently shot during Halloween in the Magic Kingdom, including during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It’s been a busy week, so I haven’t had a chance to share many of my Halloween photos this year, but I’m hoping to get this post published just in time for the Halloween “deadline” on the East Coast.

I didn’t want to miss my chance to share Halloween photos this year, as I love how the Magic Kingdom looks during the Halloween Party, with special lighting and an ominous vibe on Main Street, and elsewhere (namely, Haunted Mansion). While the Halloween decorations are mostly just on Main Street, they are very well done, and give me yet another reason to stop and stare…and take photos (as if I needed another).

Aside from these Magic Kingdom Halloween decorations, the big thing for Halloween at Walt Disney World is the hard ticket party–some of the photos here are from that party, including the parade and fireworks–and we have a lengthy Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tips post that covers whether it’s worth the money, offers a step-by-step itinerary for the party, costume ideas, and more.

As for the photos themselves, these were shot withI used my Nikon D810 and Nikon D750 cameras, Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses, plus the MeFoto RoadTrip Tripod (for some shots). You can click on each photo to view it larger in my gallery and to see EXIF data on it.

Now I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy the shots and Happy Halloween!


Okay, that’s it. Sorry for the lack of captions in this post, but I had to hurry just to get it in before my self-imposed 10-month moratorium on Halloween photos. Given that it’s 11:05 pm as I’m about to hit publish, I made my goal! (Even if most of you read this on November 1, it still counts.)

Want to learn more about photography to take great photos in the Disney theme parks and beyond? The best place to start is my Ultimate Disney Parks Photography Guide, which covers a variety of topics from links to tutorials, tips, and tricks to recommendations for point & shoots, DSLRs, lenses, and more!

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For other photography equipment recommendations or photography tips in general check out a few of my top photography blog posts:

Best Books for Improving Your Photography
5 Indispensable Tips for Better Vacation Photos
Choosing the Best Travel Tripod
Choosing the Best Camera Bag for Travel


What do you think of Halloween season in the parks? Any favorite photos among these? Have any additional questions about how I captured these shots? Please ask or share below, and I’ll offer my feedback!

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