This year Walt Disney World introduced what will sure to be a new Halloween tradition with the “Return To Sleepy Hollow” event. We all know the Headless Horseman and his ride as part of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party but now not only do you get a viewing of the 1949 Disney animated classic film “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” you get a chance to have an up-close encounter with the Horseman.
This unique event takes place inside the stables of Tri-Circle D ranch among the horse of Walt Disney World. Accommodating about 100 guests, this most intimate of settings really adds to the evening as you can hear the horse around you moving which added to the big chase at the end of the short really made for an eerie feel.
With limited nights, this event sold out very fast. Guests had two options: a general seating that cost $22 per person or a premium seating that added a treat bag and seating in the first five rows of the stable for $38 per person. All guest received an exclusive limited edition pin and were able to pick up a bag of Pop Secret Popcorn.
Once “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” ended, the highlight of the night happened as the screen lifted and the doors were opened to reveal the Headless Horseman upon his black stead.
Guests, going row by row, were then brought up for their chance to get unclose and personal and pose for a photo by a Disney Photopass Cast <ember.
As I said, this event sold out very fast, so keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as next Halloween rolls around because this is one event you will not want to miss!
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