Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland. Photo: courtesy of Disneyland Parks

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. Photo: courtesy of Disneyland Parks

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland is a special nightly event happening on 13 select nights in September and October. This being my first visit to Disneyland, it wasn’t my first experience with how Disney decks out its parks for Halloween. And Disneyland certainly steps up its game.

The special event does require a separate ticket to the park in addition to regular theme park tickets. The party starts at 7:00 p.m., but guests may be able to enter the park as early as 4:00 p.m.

I loved that Disney not only allows but encourages park goers to dress in their favorite Halloween costume. FYI: any costumes that could get you tripped up such as a mask or long garments are not permitted for obvious safety reasons.

My favorite Mickey’s Halloween Party features include:

-Mickey’s Treat Trail Line (trick-or-treating)

-The Dapper Dans perform as Zombies

-The Nightmare Before Christmas takes over The Haunted Mansion

-Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade Parade