1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
2016 Dates: September 9 to October 31
New for Halloween 2016: Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tours. For an additional $85, enjoy a two-hour historical tour of Disneyland Park, ending at the Haunted Mansion.
Hours: Halloween Time takes place during regular park hours.Times can vary so check with the Disneyland Resort website calendar.
Tickets: $155 for a One-Day Park Hopper Tickets grants entrance Disneyland Resorts two theme parks, where you can enjoy the Halloween festivities at no extra cost (except for Mickey’s Halloween Party).
Mickey’s Halloween Party Dates & Hours: September 23, 26, 28, 30, October 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29, 31; 7pm to midnight on Fridays,6pm to 11pm on other nights.
Separate admission required, starting at $79.
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It has become an annual tradition during the October season, with the Enchanted Kingdom transforming itself into a haunted theme park (family-friendly, of course), with the traditional Disney characters attired in costumes to show the spirit of the season. All the usual Disneyland Resort rides and attractions are open, but with an extra special Halloween spin. Your favorite Disney characters are on display in seasonal costumes, and surprises lurk around every corner. The usual rides and attractions are open, some of them modified for the season.
Halloween Time attractions typically include:
- The Haunted Mansion Holiday, brought to you by Jack Skellington, from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the residents of Halloween Town.
- Escape the clutches of freaky phantasms as you are launched to a haunted section of the universe on Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
- Drop in for ghostly encounters and hair-raising thrills at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
- Take a spooky stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., which is transformed into a Pumpkin Festival with hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins on display—and no two alike.
- Meet some Disney villains as they are conjured up in a sideshow tent at the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland.
- Create Halloween crafts and enjoy some not-so-spooky activities for kids at Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch. Plus, watch pumpkin carvers and meet some of your favorite Disney Characters in their Halloween costumes.
- Observe Dia de los Muertos with a traditional skeleton display in Frontierland.
- Show off your monster moves on the dance floor at the Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure Park, where you can dance the night away, chill out in the lounge or just take in the scene.
- Discover the thrills and chills of the Disneyland Resort on the Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour that takes you on lively adventures through both parks.
Mickey’s Halloween Party:
On select nights in October, Disneyland Resort offers this private costume party at the Disneyland Park, where little ghosts and goblins can join their favorite Disney characters for Halloween-style fun. Besides access to all the Halloween-themed events (such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday),parents and children get early entrance to the park, where they can enjoy almost all usual rides, go trick-or-treating, collect candy, enjoy live music, and play games. Guests, including adults, are encouraged to wear costumes, but they must conform to Disney’s costume code: child friendly, non-violent, eyes visible, no sharpt objects or props that could be mistaken for real weapons. The Trick-or-Treat Party event requires a separate ticket. No charge for children under 2. You may get more information and purchase online at the Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party page, or call 714-781-4400.
Past Halloween Party activities typically include:
- Mickey’s Hide and Go Treat Trails: Piratepalooza Treats and Mickey’s Toontown Treat Pre-party (Toontown open for a limited time during Mickey’s Halloween Party).
- Halloween Screams, a boo-tiful fireworks spectacular —exclusive viewing for Mickey’s Halloween Party Guests.
- Special trick-or-treat stations with candy and healthy goodies.
- Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade, a Halloween parade presented for Party Guests.
- Access to nearly all attractions, including all the Halloween-themed attractions such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
- Disney Villains encounters as they prowl the grounds.
- Photo ops with popular Disney and Pixar Pals, and Disney Villains.
- Dance parties with lively music, creepy crafts and activities for the whole family, and the chance to eat, drink and be (not so) scary throughout the park.
Halloween Time Tricks & Treats:
Disneyland offers special Halloween merchandise for sale, including collectible pins, costumes based on your favorite Disney and Pixar characters, pumpkin-head mouse ears, candy baskets, and more. Seasonal food is available in the form of Gingerbrad Pumpkin Cooies, Cream Topped Pumpkin Muffins, and Pumpkin King Mousse Tarts.
Halloween Time Drawbacks:
This is basically a Halloween opportunity for parents with children who don’t want to be too frightened. Although fun, Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion is not really scary; the Tower of Terror may be terrifying, but it is basically a thrill ride, not a traditional Halloween attraction. So it’s not exactly what most enthusiasts expect from a Halloween attraction. Still, you can console yourself with a trip on the Pirates of the Caribbean.