When it comes to pleasing families, it’s no surprise that the Disneyland Resort always finds the right ghoulish balance between spooky and goofy Halloween fun. From smiling pumpkins and sweet treats to Disney villains along with a little friendly ghostly action, the Disneyland Resort is transformed into a spirited Halloween Time through Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treating families can dress up in costumes and collect candy and healthy treats on 13 special nights beginning Sept. 27. New this year is the Monsters U Dance Party in Tomorrowland. Mickey’s Halloween Party highlights include the Halloween Screams fireworks and nearly all the Disneyland rides and attractions. A separate-ticket event, rates range from $59-74 and include free copy for one standard vehicle.
Main Street’s fall décor includes more than 300 pumpkins adorning lampposts, lawns and trees. Take photos with costumed Mickey Mouse and Disney villains (watch out, they may sneak up behind you!) and indulge in seasonal tasty treats, such as candy corn-shaped Rice Krispies bars and ghost-shaped cookies.
Keep your eyes open for Disney villains creeping through the Halloween Carnival featuring pumpkin carvers and children’s activities at Big Thunder Ranch. Pirates League allows kids ages three and older to transform into pirates with make-up, props and other accessories. For Pirates League reservations call 714-781-7895.
For spine-tingling thrills, head over to rides that have been transformed into spooky chambers. In Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, riders zip through a haunted part of the universe filled swirling ghosts that seem to reach out to guests. The haunting music, piercing screams and creepy sound effects enhance the ride.
He’s back – Jack Skellington takes over the Haunted Mansion, which is decked out with an eerie mix of Christmas and Halloween decorations, inspired by “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.” This year, in celebration of Haunted Mansion Holiday’s 13th year, guests can look for new surprises within the Mansion.
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Join a “Dead Man’s Party” with Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee at the nighttime Mad T Party in Hollywood Land. While there, what better Halloween thriller than The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror. Based on a Twilight Zone episode where a supernatural event happened on Halloween evening in1939, the ride takes place in an elevator that swiftly lifts and drops guests, mostly in the dark.