I am a scaredy-cat. I cannot watch Halloween movies without screaming, Mickey’s Not So Scary is a little too intense for me, and I don’t even go near Disney’s primary rival, Universal Studios, when they have their haunted houses up and running. All of this is to say that I am glad that Orlando is putting Halloween to rest for another year (at least, until August 2020).
Regardless of my fear of Halloween, decorations like the Mickey Pumpkins and the lanterns that say “See You Real Soon” show that Disney and the DVC community are celebrating a season that deserves attention. However, once the clock strikes midnight, and Halloween turns into November 1st, it’s full-on holiday mode. We start getting the parades, shows, costumes, lighting, and everything that reminds people that the holiday season is upon us. But, for DVC owners, what does this mean to you?
I think we can all agree that there’s nothing better than driving up to your home resort, or checking in at a DVC Resort, and hearing “Welcome home!” But do you put up your holiday decorations almost two months before you actually celebrate? For those who celebrate Christmas, how many of you buy your tree in early November? I would hope very few (or else there may be a bounty of dead trees by December 25th).
All of this is to say that when you come home, you desire someplace comfortable and familiar. That is why, ideally, Disney would have a transition period, even for two or three weeks. During that time, you can come home to the Disney World that you know in love, or, as I call it, “Disney Classic.”
Do you agree that we should revert back to the normal Disney (especially in the Magic Kingdom) for a period between Halloween and the holiday season? Either way, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, over on DISboards, or in our DVC Fan Facebook community!