The Spookier Side of Disneyland

Fall in Las Vegas is 90 degree weather, leggings, UGGS, and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. It’s also the perfect time for Nevada Residents to take advantage of the Nevada’s Day holiday with a fabulous Fall trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

All through the month of October, Disneyland gets spookier! Disney Villains running amuck, Mickey and pals dressed in costume, Halloween treats and pumpkin decorations galore. Even the rides get all gussied up in their Halloween finest. Space Mountain turns into a Ghost Galaxy complete with creepy music and ghoulish space creatures appearing from nowhere. Tower of Terror delights with frights from a “supernatural” event that took place there on Halloween night in 1939. And, of course, my absolute favorite, the Haunted Mansion decked in Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack Skeleton and Sandy donning their Santa and reindeer costumes. 

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Don’t forget the parties! Disney knows how to get the spirits moving with the new Mad T Party’s, “Dead Man’s Party” at California Adventure, and who can forget Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland! My family had a great time at the Mickey’s Halloween Party last year dressing up in their costumes and trick or treating with all the characters. Some of their favorite experiences were Mickey’s Cavalcade, where the characters parade through the pack in their Halloween costumes, Halloween Screams fireworks display, and the dance parties throughout the park. 

Halloween Goofy and Pirates

Here are some other great reasons to attend the Mickey’s Halloween Party:

  • The special opportunity to play in Disneyland for three hours before the party starts
  • Trick or Treating – candy and healthy treats ­- in the ultimate Disney neighborhood
  • The “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington (presented exclusively for guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party)
  • “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade featuring some favorite characters, performed twice nightly
  • The Cadaver Dans ghoul quartet, performing Halloween-themed tunes aboard a drifting graveyard-themed raft on the Rivers of America in New Orleans Square and Frontierland
  • Dance parties, where guests will “boo-gie” to lively music
  • An opportunity for everyone in the family to attend the park in costumes
  • Photo locations with popular Disney and Pixar Pals, and Disney Villains
  • Nearly all the favorite Disneyland rides and attractions, plus Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy
  • Complimentary parking for one standard-size vehicle

Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party purchased in advance are $59 most days, while tickets purchased on the event days are $67. All tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Halloween Night, Thursday, Oct. 31, are $74. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a non-smoking event. Smoking will be permitted in the Esplanade outside the Disneyland Main Entrance.

For more information about Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, see www.disneyland.com/halloween. This site will be updated with frightfully fun details.

If you think your little ones might get too spooked, don’t worry, there is plenty for them to do, too, like the Monsters U Dance Party, Pirates League and the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch

OK- so exciting news for Nevada residents- Friday, October 25th, is the observed holiday for Nevada’s Day. Which means 3-day weekend, and the Mickey’s Halloween Party will be happening that night! If you are apart of the Clark County School District, you will also get the Thursday before off for a Staff Development Day, allowing for a 4-day weekend, October 24-27!

As if you needed more convincing…I’m sharing some of my favorite Fall photos from Halloweentime at Disneyland from my Instagram account. #RSMLVDisney

Disney Halloweentime Collage 1 

Disney Halloweentime Collage 2

Disney HalloweenTime Collage 3

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Halloween

Join the other fabulous hosts of Instagram Travel Thursday on Skimbaco Lifestyle to discover some fantastic travel posts, images and tips on using Instagram. One of my favorite new travel sites is written by Leigh Hines of Hines-Sight . I have enjoyed following her luxury adventures through the South, a place on my travel bucket list, and following her on Instagram at @hinessightblog.

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Disclaimer: Though I do work with Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts occasionally for blogger and media events, this post is not sponsored by Disney. I attended the Mickey’s Halloween Party as a blogger last year, but was not able to attend this year. 

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7 thoughts on “The Spookier Side of Disneyland

  1. We’d love to visit Disney at Halloween, it’s one party we do miss here in Europe – although it’s picking up in popularity here too but no haunted houses yet…

  2. I am not sure Halloween would ever be the same after visiting Disney– I can only imagine how wonderfully spooky that would be.

  3. So funny. I usually do links in order, but I’ve been gone all day and of course, hit was interest me first and it was you. 🙂 Imagine that…twin on the West Coast. Thank you for the kind shout out. I appreciate it.

    We’re going to Disney on vacation at the end of November. Can’t wait.

    Leigh

    1. You’re welcome, Leigh! My BFFs from high school and I are planning our 40 and Fabulous for the South- I’m going to be researching your blog. And, love your IG photos. Disney at Christmas time is even more amazing. You will love it!

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