Mickey Mouse posing in front of a purple backdrop with “Halloween Spell-ebration” in yellow letters. Mickey is wearing his pumpkin costume that debuted at Disneyland Resort—a pumpkin hat in orange and green, an orange striped shirt, a pumpkin around his waist with orange suspenders, and purple striped pants.

D23 Members Get Spooky at D23 Halloween Spell-ebration at The Walt Disney Studios

By Emma Zomerman

Grim grinning ghosts came out to socialize at the D23 Halloween Spell-ebration at The Walt Disney Studios on Sunday, October 30!

The afternoon began with thrills and chills while guests checked in and saw the haunting event waiting for them... Members had the Studio Lot to themselves to explore all the spine-chilling activities set up for them.

Wide overview of the Studio Lot filled with guests, black umbrellas, and booths with orange tablecloths.

In the Studios’ Main Theatre, Members enjoyed classic Disney Halloween shorts such as The Skeleton Dance and Trick or Treat; after seeing Huey, Dewey, and Louie get their candy fill, guests grabbed their own trick-or-treat bags courtesy of Disney Movie Club and headed out to collect ghoulish goodies from around the Lot. They were happily surprised to find their fan-favorite sweets such as Butterfinger® and Kinder Joy® and lollipops provided by Loungefly. 

A guest holding an open bag for an employee to fill with candy. The guest has long dark hair and is wearing a white shirt with Jack Skellington heads. The employee handing the candy across the table has long blonde hair and is wearing a white shirt and polka dot skirt. The trick-or-treat bag is purple with a Mickey Mouse ghost and “Happy Halloween” written in green.

Just outside the Main Theater, music was electrifying the Lot—courtesy DJ Clark—while members got ready strut their stuff on the runway at D23’s Halloween Spell-ebration Costume Fashion Show! Not only did the guests have spell-tacular costumes they could share with other fans, but were also able to share their creativity with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at a special meet and greet!


While visiting the D23 booth, guests had the opportunity to win several special prizes to help them show off their D23 pride. They were also able to strike their most haunting pose in front of a spooky photo opportunity.

Along with the fun featured at the D23 booth, many other games, lots of entertainment, and photo opportunities were spread around the Lot to get guests in the Halloween spirit. The Loungefly booth was a particularly big hit; guests were offered the chance to win exciting prizes, including mini-backpacks and wallets!

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a few shopping experiences: Exclusive to this event, D23 Gold Members had the opportunity to purchase our new D23 Merchandise Line! Members were excited to show off their brand-new merchandise to family and friends to get them excited about the line as well. In addition to members being able to pick up their new, previously ordered D23 merchandise, all guests had the opportunity to shop at the Disney Studio Store and Employee Center—where they could find terror-ific gifts to remember their trip to The Walt Disney Studios.

New D23 Member merchandise: On the left are black mugs with D23 Gold Member written in white letters. Below are boxes full of blue D23 tumblers with D23 franchise sketches and D23: The Official Disney Fan Club written in white. Mannequins are wearing the D23 bomber jacket in light blue with white franchise sketches on it, as well as  the D23 hat worn backwards in white with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club written in blue; the D23 Gold Member spirit jersey in dark blue with gold sparkles, gold D23 on the upper right chest, and gold sketches on the sleeve; and the D23 hat in blue with the white D23 written on the front. To the right of the mannequins are the D23 blue journals, white D23 water bottles, and D23 hats.

To conclude the evening, guests were able to catch a special scream-inducing theatrical screening of Marvel Studios’ monster-filled masterpiece Werewolf by Night, now streaming on Disney+.

On behalf of the D23 Team, we hope the ghostly and ghastly memories made that night helped you celebrate the Halloween season! All the boo-tiful fans that we got to celebrate with helped us send off our  Halloween Spell-ebration with ghostly delight...  

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