The Disney parks are a year-round destination for the TravelingMom crew. If you ask us, there’s never a bad time to go! But if you are looking for recommendations on some of the best times to visit, many of us will suggest heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the fall. The crowds are lower, and so are the temps. Plus you don’t want to miss the way Disney does Halloween. It’s not-so-scary and dripping in extra magic!

We suggest heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the fall. Why? You'll see how to Halloween at Disney. It's not-so-scary and dripping in magic!

Even the balloons get a distinctive Halloween flavor! BOO! Photo: Patty Holliday, Candid TravelingMom

Don’t blink, folks; Halloween is just around the corner.

If you’re like us, you might be making plans to celebrate the season in style with a visit to a Disney Park. If you go east to Walt Disney World or west to Disneyland, you’ll be in for a spooktacular treat. Especially if you hit up one of the special ticketed Halloween parties offered at each park.

Halloween at Disney

The parks put on their finest Halloween decorations and bring out specialty snacks, characters, and events starting in September and running through October 31st.

How to Halloween at Disney this year.

Halloween kicks off every year in September at the Disney Parks. Photo: Patty Holliday, Candid TravelingMom

 

Walt Disney World celebrates Halloween from September 2 to October 31, 2016.

Halloween Time festivities will happen from September 9 to October 31, 2016, at the Disneyland Resort.

Here are some of our best tips, tricks and treats for celebrating Halloween at Disney, shared by our TravelingMom Disney experts.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World

We suggest heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the fall. Why? You'll see how to Halloween at Disney. It's not-so-scary and dripping in magic!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts in early September this year. Photo: Karyn Locke, Road Trip TravelingMom

The east coast version of this party starts in early September. Tween and Teen TravelingMom Jenn has all the details for the party dates and times this year.

Highlights of this party include “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular,” and “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks.

We suggest heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the fall. Why? You'll see how to Halloween at Disney. It's not-so-scary and dripping in magic!

The Boo To You Parade is a highlight of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Photo Courtesy of Diane Watkins

Inquisitive TravelingMom Amy says costumes are good, but not passing out is even better. Wait – what? Check her tips out here. 

Twin TravelingMom Sarah went with her whole family, and nailed the costume game! You’ll have all the feels with this recap.

Karyn, our Road Trip TravelingMom, has a brilliant tip for getting the most out of the castle shows. She’s also listed everything new for 2016, for you vets of the party.

Melodious TravelingMom Sherry offers a peek at the party map from last year. Know before you go!

Be sure to read the tips from Storytelling TravelingMom Teronya. She talks about the types of guests you’ll run into at the party.

Desiree, Family Fun TravelingMom is all about staying for the fireworks. Here are her tips on getting the best spot!

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

We suggest heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the fall. Why? You'll see how to Halloween at Disney. It's not-so-scary and dripping in magic!

My daughter, Snow White- errr, Lucy, and her two best pals. Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The west coast version kicks off a little later in September, with the first party not happening until September 23.

My favorite part of Mickey’s Halloween Party? Watching my little Snow White meet her favorite characters and being treated like royalty herself!

My tips include skipping Toon Town (trust me on this!) and waiting to trick or treat until a little later. Here’s why.

You’ll want to haunt the great tips Desert TravelingMom Karen shares in her planning guide. She’s also listed seven reasons why you’d be a ghoul fool to miss this party!

Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Cadaver Dans

Cadaver Dans performing at the Rivers of America.
Photo credit: Disney Parks

Leslie, the Frequent Flyer TravelingMom, also went to Mickey’s Halloween Party last year. Tip #7 is my favorite!

She’s got you covered when it comes to talking about the treats offered at Disneyland during Halloween Time. Only a foolish mortal would pass these up!

Halloween is a fantastic time to enjoy the parks and all that Disney has to offer.

With special events, characters, the chance for adults to dress in costume and delicious treats, you know it will be a Halloween your family will remember forever.

Boo to you!

We suggest heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the fall. Why? You'll see how to Halloween at Disney. It's not-so-scary and dripping in magic!