|Return to Sleepy Hollow Sign|
On Halloween night at dark, we adventured out to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground to the second annual “Return to Sleepy Hollow” experience. It was an intimate group viewing of the 1949 film “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Tri-Circle-D stables, with a special up-close photo opportunity with none other than the Headless Horseman himself.
The Tri-Circle-D Ranch is located between Pioneer Hall and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. As with most Disney resorts; the majority of Fort Wilderness is handicapped accessible, however the trek to the stables was mostly mulch and it is very dark at the campground. This made for a bit of a bumpy ride for the electric scooter and stroller that we had with us.
|Sleepy Hollow Cemetery|
The stables have a creepy atmosphere and there is a Sleepy Hollow cemetery scene right outside. As you enter, you take a “Return to Sleepy Hollow” picture with lanterns and pumpkins. My son loved this area. Once inside, we stopped to collect our limited edition commemorative pins. And then we were ushered to our seats, given full-size bags of popcorn with drinks and then the movie begins!
|Return to Sleepy Hollow photo opp|
I always enjoy watching “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at Halloween and this year even my two year old was begging to watch the “Headless Horseman” so getting to enjoy this event with my family in an atmospheric setting on the big screen was a highlight of our Disney vacation.
After the screening, the movie screen lifts and fog bellows out to reveal the infamous horseman in all his glory. You are then ushered up by row to meet the horseman and get another incredible photo opp.
The Headless Horseman Appears!
There were three ticket offerings: General, Premium, and Ultimate. The General admission cost is $22 and includes the film viewing, water, candy, popcorn, limited edition commemorative pin featuring the headless horseman, and a photo opportunity. A perfect excuse to use your memory maker! Premium tickets are $38, and include a few extras, including an insulated return to sleepy hollow lunch bag, candy, lanyard, and a logo cup.
The Ultimate ticket runs $60, and includes everything above as well as admittance to the newly added “Van Tassel Dessert Party” after the showing (prices may vary in upcoming years).
|Premium Admission merchandise bag|
This is a great event for Disney fans of all ages, my two year old loves “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and to me the movie really holds up, year after year. It was a great experience for the whole family and with seats being limited it is a nice change from crowds of the normal Halloween events. If you want to try something new for Halloween next year while at Walt Disney World, I highly recommend this event.
|"Don't lose your head!" Photo with the infamous Headless Horseman|
By: Kris Floyd
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