2023 Update: Attractions include Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Screams, Main Street Pumpkin Festival, Disney’s Happiest Haunts Guided Tour, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, Costumed Cars Cruise in the Park, Haunting Interactions with the Headless Horseman Statue, Luigi’s Honkin’ Halloween, and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. There will also be Dia de Los Muertos events in both parks.
Dates: September 1 through October 31 during regular business hours. Oogie Boogie’s Bash is an after-hours event taking place on select nights September & October; the event is sold out.
Disneyland Halloween Time General Information:
It has become an annual tradition during the October season, with the Enchanted Kingdom transforming itself into the most family-friendly of the Southland’s Halloween Theme Parks, 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 include:
- Disney California Adventure Park: Oogie Boogie’s Bash (select nights), Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, and Costumed Cars Crash
- Disneyland: Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Screams (select nights), and Main Street Pumpkin Festival
DIsneyland 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.
Disneyland 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.
Disneyland Halloween Time History
Before Oogie Boogie muscled him out of the Halloween festivities, Micky Mouse presented his own Halloween party. On select nights in October, Disneyland Resort offered this private costume party in Disneyland, where little ghosts and goblins could join their favorite Disney characters for Halloween-style fun, including the Haunted Mansion, trick-or-treating, a dance party with live music, a costume parade, photo ops with the Disney Villains, fireworks, and games. Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party required a separate ticket.
Disneyland Halloween Time Articles
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