One of our family Halloween traditions is visiting The Happiest Place on Earth. That’s right, Disneyland at Halloween is quite the spooky spectacle. From September 14 through October 31, Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA celebrates “Halloween Time.” This year, you can become a dashing pirate, conjure a Disney villain and go behind the scenes of the new Tim Burton movie “Frankenweenie.”
The after-hours Mickey’s Halloween Party, which has become an annual highlight of Halloween Time for trick-or-treating families, takes place in Disneyland Park on 11 special Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights. This is a separate-ticket event* and tickets are available at www.Disneyland.com/Halloween.
Halloween Time is an opportunity for favorite Disney characters to dress up in festive, fall costumes and welcome guests into the park specially decorated for the holiday. Even favorite rides are transformed! Space Mountain becomes Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy in Tomorrowland and it begins as a typical Space Mountain adventure, but suddenly launches voyagers into a haunted section of the universe. Haunted Mansion Holiday, in New Orleans Square, is transformed to a mix of Halloween spookiness and Christmas tradition, inspired by the classic animated film “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.” Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland is transformed for the Pumpkin Festival, with more than 300 pumpkins on display. No two are the same!
Our favorite part of Halloween Time is the after-hours Mickey’s Halloween Party, which is offered as a separate-ticket event* on select nights. Besides seeing Disney characters all dressed up, it’s also fun seeing park goers in costume!
We love ending Mickey’s Halloween Party with a bang — literally, the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington and presented exclusively for guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party, takes your breath away.
Photo Credits: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland