Fall Colors at the Magic Kingdom

by Donald and Bonnie Fink, contributing writer

One of our absolute favorite times of the year at Walt Disney World is when the fall colors go up on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. First, it signals to us that the seasons are about to change. And yes, we know that in Florida, what that means is that it's not going to be quite as hot as it was all summer—but we'll take it. But second—and most important to us—is that things are about to get busy. We so much enjoy the holidays around Walt Disney World, and it's about to start again for this season.

From the train station, you can see an overview of the festive decorations. Photo by Donald Fink.

A trolley in fall colors, used as a prop for street performers returns to the Car Barn. Photo by Bonnie Fink.

Every street lamp—and seemingly every square inch of Main Street at the Magic Kingdom—is decorated in fall colors. Photo by Bonnie Fink.

Giant jack-o'-lanterns are displayed outside City Hall near the main entrance. Photo by Bonnie Fink.

A wreath of colorful pumpkins dresses up Main Street. Photo by Bonnie Fink.

As you walk down Main Street, look up to the second floor windows and ledges. You'll find some of the most interesting jack-o'-lanterns ever. Photo by Bonnie Fink.

The light posts are possibly the first decorations you'll notice on Main Street. Photo by Donald Fink.

This scarecrow, located in the town square near the main entrance to the Magic Kingdom, appears to be a runaway from a marching band. Photo by Donald Fink.

A scarecrow chef stands in the garden near the main entrance to the Magic Kingdom. Photo by Donald Fink.

A scarecrow is out shopping for souvenirs from the Mainstreet Emporium. Photo by Donald Fink.

Jack-o'-lanterns are everywhere along Main Street. Do take the time to pause and look up. You may get some ideas for your next pumpkin carving. Photo by Donald Fink.

Not much to be said. There's always a message in Disney decorations. Photo by Bonnie Fink.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is a main event during the fall season. Photo by Donald Fink.

One activity that's especially fun is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. This event takes place this year (2015) between September 15 and November 1. We've attended this event in the past and thought it was a great time for everyone. You can learn more about it on Disney's website.

If you haven't had the opportunity to see the Magic Kingdom during this time of year with the fall decorations, you would be surprised at how transformed this park is with the earthy colors of the harvest.

We always look forward to it, and when it arrives, even though many of the decorations are the same from year to year, we're never disappointed. We think you'll like it. too.