What’s Changed at Disneyland Halloween Time for 2017

Posted By Kimberly on Aug 25, 2017

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Hey there,

It’s Kimberly from Get Away Today, here to let you know what to expect during your Halloween Time trip this year. Halloween Time at Disneyland is one of my favorite times to visit. And 2017 is going to be more spooktacular than ever before. Running September 15 through October 31, 2017, the festive fun and décor will be expanding to Disney California Adventure Park.

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The Parks at Disneyland Halloween Time

Once you arrive at the resort, you will become immersed in the Halloween spirit in BOTH parks. My boys love the festive feels, holiday ride overlays and fall goodies it has to offer. While in Disneyland, stop by the classic Pumpkin Festival on Main Street U.S.A and the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Frontierland. Be sure to ride popular attractions with holiday overlays like Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy. Keep in mind, Haunted Mansion holiday tends to get long lines, so grab a Fastpass. Also, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy may be too scary for little kids – it’s even a little intense for me!

This year, when you head over to Disney California Adventure you will be greeted by Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Oogie Boogie has demanded that Halloween last forever, and after experiencing the festive magic, you will too. See how many other spooky touches you can spot while at the park, including the bats on Carthay Circle’s Bell Tower and the Headless Horseman statue on Buena Vista Street.

I can’t wait to take my kids to Cars Land where Radiator Springs will become Radiator Screams. Hop on some of your favorites turned spooky, like Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. I know my boys will love seeing Mater and Lightning McQueen decked out in costumes and enjoy all the not-so-scary attractions.

Costumes and Parties

While you’re at the parks you’ll want to be a part of ALL of the fun of Disneyland Halloween Time and that includes wearing a costume. That’s right, your kids can dress up as their favorite Disney characters or other friendly Halloween disguises while at the parks. Remember to follow the costume guidelines found on Disneyland’s website.

You can also purchase a separate ticket for Mickey’s Halloween Party that will be kicking off September 20th – October 31st. The party will be on select nights September 20 – October 31st. It will include trick-or-treating with Disney villains and other festive affairs. Adults can wear costumes to the party and tickets go on sale July 24th. Disneyland will be closed to those without tickets during the party, but that won’t stop the magic! If you’re not going to the party, head over to Disney California Adventure for more non-stop fun.

The Treats

Just when you thought the rides, villains, costumes and parties were enough to have a howlin’ good time, Disneyland tops it off with loads of festive treats. From caramel apples to Mickey Mouse cupcakes and scrumptious cake pops to pumpkin churros, you’ll want to eat them all. My personal favorite are the butterscotch Mickey beignets. They are seriously melt-in-your-mouth amazing. You can find many of these frightfully delightful snacks throughout the parks during the season. But, the Mickey beignets are only in New Orleans Square. You can find them at the Mint Julep Bar and Cafe Orleans.

With so many boo-tiful decorations and family-friendly fun, Halloween Time is the perfect time to plan your Disneyland vacation and we would love to help! Give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY or book online at getawaytoday.com. We love providing affordable Disneyland packages and giving you the best deal with our discount Disneyland tickets and hotel rates. Get $10 of your package by using promo code Tips10Trips and let us know Tips for Family Trips sent you!

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Kimberly works at Get Away Today Vacations and is an expert on Disneyland and Southern California vacations for families. She also has three young children, so she knows first-hand what families need to know to make the most of any Southern California trip.

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  1. What a magical post! Disney is such a magical place. Thank you for sharing some wonderful tips and for being an “Unstoppable Traveler”

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