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It’s that time of year, when ghouls and goblins, princesses and pirates gather together, trick-or-treat bags are filled, and there is a different magic in the air. I am talking about Disneyland at Halloween, of course!  One of the best ways to experience Halloween is by taking the Happiest Haunts Tour at Disneyland.

I know what you are thinking…”I already know everything there is to know about Disneyland…I don’t need a tour!” Yes you do!  Starting at sunset, the Happiest Haunted Tour takes tour guests through both California Adventure and Disneyland, for a behind-the-scenes look at how Halloween is celebrated in the parks, with a few spooky fun adventures along the way.DestinationReview


Disneyland Parks Tricks and Treats

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Disneyland at Halloween is a magic time of spooky rides, seasonal treats, trick-or-treating, and frightful” characters who visit the park. The Happiest Haunts tour is a perfect way for guests to get the very best of all Disney “tricks” and “treats”, as part of the Halloween fun. Guests start at tour gardens, where each guest receives a special Happiest Haunts “badge”. Tour guests then set off to experience some of the “spookier” Disney rides, with “front of line” service on several rides. The tour also makes a stop at one of the park treat shops, where tour guests learn more about the seasonal Halloween treats at Disneyland, and even taste an exclusive Halloween treat for themselves. At the end of the tour, each guest even receives a special gift to remember the tour…a special seasonable Disneyland pin!

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The Happiest Haunts tour guide takes tour guests to some of the best Halloween sites in Disneyland and California Adventure while sharing some Disney Halloween secrets….but watch out, because “dearly departed” tour guide, Gracey, tries to take over the tour!   Gracey has a few ‘ghostly” stories up his sleeve, but don’t forget to get him back where he belongs…if he doesn’t get back in time, he could lose his “home.”  Gracey is a loveable ghost, so even tour guest’s younger children will find him endearing.

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Things to Know Before You Go

The Disneyland Happiest Haunts Tour is available as a seasonable tour, available only during Halloween time.  Reservations are required by contacting Disney Tour reservations at 1-714-781-8687.  Tours start at $75-145 per person, and is appropriate for tweens and older.  For more information, visit the Disneyland Happiest Haunts tour page.