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Headless Horseman meet and greet event coming to Fort Wilderness Resort

Headless Horseman meet and greet event coming to Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney World is gearing up for a new event themed to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow that will feature a meet and greet with the Headless Horseman.

Beginning September 29 and running through October 31 guests will have the opportunity for an up close encounter with the Headless Horseman with Photopass, watch a screening of the 1949 classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and receive an exclusive pin.

The special Headless Horseman event will take place from 8:00-10:00pm on select nights.

Tickets go on sale 180 days before a given date.  The first September 29 date will go on sale April 2, 2017.  It will be held Thursdays through Sundays with events also offered on October 30 & 31.

  • September 29, 30
  • October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-31

Regular admission is $22 per person and Premium admission is $38 per person.  Premium seating allows you to sit on the first 5 rows, first meets with the Headless Horseman and a goodie bag.  The only way the Premium upgrade would be useful is if that goodie bag is filled with some collectibles.

Beginning April 2, 2017 you’ll be able to call to reserve your spot for the first night.  Remember, it’s based on 180 days from each performance.  The easiest way to know that is to check my October Crowd Calendar.  It’s listed at the bottom.

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  1. Hi Kenny,
    There are only 2 dates available during our trip, but one we already have MNSSHP tickets for one night; the other night is fully booked, both sessions. What do you think the odds are of someone cancelling?? I’ll be checking frequently.
    Thank you!!

  2. Hi Kenny! Something may have changed since this was posted, but onsite guests can definitely book 180 +10. I called this morning, and the CM initially told me that I would have to call back, but I gave her my reservation # and asked her to double check. Sure enough. I was able to book the 8:00 premium for 10/19 this morning.

  3. You can visit the horse stables anytime at the fort campground. Park at the fort campground entrance and take the bus into the lakefront area.
    They are kept in a large stable. Pony rides on smaller horses for little kids, and evening carriage rides for all.
    These special horses pull the carriages for the weddings and parades. They are huge!
    Warning: you can’t pet them because they might bite.

  4. I tried calling today April 2, 2017, and Disney has no reservation information on this event. Additionally, there is nothing on My Disney Experience. Did Disney change their mind? I thought I read about it on MDE this past week. Thanks in advance for any updates.

  5. Do guests of the WL have any advantage in getting tickets? We are booked there starting 10/26 and my boys would love to see this!

  6. If you are 180 days before your desired reservation, he won’t need anything. but, if you are 180+10, he will need your resort confirmation # when he speaks to them, as only Disney resort guest can book more then 180 days out. Phone lines open at 7am Call at 7am. If you call at 7:02, you may sit on hold for a LONG time.

  7. Not directly a question about this meet and greet, but can anyone advise on how to get back to Animal Kingdom Villas at 10 pm from Fort Wilderness? Getting there is no real issue, MK to FW, but I’m not sure on getting back….and hoping it isn’t a two-hour bus-changing ordeal.

  8. I am making my planning for the first 2 weeks of October for our WDW trip. Good to know, I think we will go to this event as well! :)

  9. It’s the 1949 short animated film that’s 34 minutes long, so this is not a huge time commitment. I will be interested to find out if it’s the “real” HH or a Photopass add-in. I want to go but only to meet the horse

  10. How do you think the meet and greet will work? Watch the film then line up? Or line up during the film for a hard finish at 10?

  11. I’ve never called in to make dining or special event reservations at 180 days (have only done it online). I’ll be out of the country at our 180 day mark for this event, so calling to get these tickets will be up to my husband. Does he need any special info (like our reservation number, etc) when he calls? What time do the phone lines open? Thanks!!!

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