October 2nd Set to Be a Big Day for Disney Fans!

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Disney fans are about to have an eventful October! Walt Disney World and Disneyland continue to celebrate the fall season with their Halloween-themed celebrations at the Parks. At Walt Disney World, Guests can celebrate in Magic Kingdom with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Disneyland offers Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party set with villains, treats, and much more.

The holidays at any Disney Park are always a magical time. Disney’s events are never short of unique experiences themed for that holiday. The Halloween-themed events are no different, with limited-time bites and sips, entertainment, firework shows, and merchandise. Once the fall celebrations come to an end in November, Disney World and Disneyland will quickly transform the Parks into a winter wonderland. In lieu of Christmas and Hanukkah, the Parks will then offer new celebrations.

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This year, Disney World will offer Mickey’s Verry Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Jollywood Nights at Hollywood Studios. Disneyland will celebrate with Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park. And, of course, with new celebrations come more limited-time opportunities like festive bites, holiday decor, and exclusive merchandise.

New Holiday Collections

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But it doesn’t just take a holiday celebration for Disney to release new experiences. In fact, Disney is always working on new ways to innovate the Parks, create new merchandise, and explore all the ways to make Disney grow. As new films are released, so are new opportunities for Guests to immerse themselves in the movie’s theme.

And even if it’s not a new film, the Disney classics are often being reimagined. Disney classics, reimagined or not, will hold a special place in every Disney fan’s heart, which means we’ll always love new experiences featuring our favorite characters.

As we approach October, Disney has some big plans for the holidays, new films, classic characters, and more.

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shopDisney Releases Coming This October

shopDisney is ready to go! Starting October 2, 2023, there is not one, not two, but seven new collections being released! Talk about something for everyone! Disney is teasing us just a little with some items already available for purchase, but others are only available for pre-order.

The new collections include Classic Christmas Collection, Hanukkah Collection, Wish Collection, Holiday Disney Munchlings Plush, Spider-Man Cozy Collection, Advent Calendar Collection, and Disney100 Platinum Celebration Finale Collection.

New Holiday Collections

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For Disney’s Holiday Collections, including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Advent Calendar, many items are unavailable until the drop day on October 2. Some items on pre-order are family pajama sets and the Mickey Mouse and Friends Disney Parks Train Set.

What’s more, Wish Collection is giving up no sneak peeks into the items for the new film. Wish (2023), which is set to be released on November 22, 2023, follows, “Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star.” The new collection will give some early insight into the film and its main characters, as it is a highly anticipated Walt Disney Animation film.

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The Spider-Man Cozy Collection is dedicated to everyone’s favorite neighborhood hero. The collection features apparel, drinkwear, and even Spider-Man Nanotech Web-Shooters. Venom makes an appearance, along with a brand-new LEGO set.

New Holiday Collections

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If that’s not enough, the Disney100 Collection will feature apparel, backpacks, ears, unique gift cards, and so much more. The Finale Collection will bring the last hoorah to the Disney100 celebration. Though many items are set for purchase, October 2 is when the full collections will drop.

Which collection are you most looking forward to?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.