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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!