Halloween Happenings at Disneyland Resort

Halloween is my favorite time of year in the parks!  It is a ghoulish fun time and the best kind of spooky. Halloween begins at the Disneyland Resort on September 7th and runs through October 31st. Here is what you can expect during your frightfully fun visit to the parks.


These are the best and Disney goes all out.

All along Main Street are fun decorations of all your favorite fall colors and Mickey pumpkins. Be sure to stop and take a photo with Jack-O-Lantern Mickey (pictured below) in town square.


Fun Halloween balloons can be spotted throughout the parks.

Over in Disney’s California Adventure a spell has been cast and you’ll spot Oogie Boogie as you enter.


You can take a photo with The Headless Horseman on Buena Vista Street who is AMAZING! Be sure to check him out at night since he lights up.

Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land

Radiator Springs becomes Radiator Screams. You’ll see fun costumed cars such as Vampire Mater, Super Hero Lightning McQueen, Red the Firetruck in a Clown Halloween Costume and more.

Even the little tractor in cars land has an adorable Halloween mummy costume.

There are fun photo ops everywhere you look such as this one pictured below.

Don’t forget to stop by Flo’s V8 for some spooktacular fun!

Plaza de la Familia returns to Disney California Adventure

Plaza de la Familia is celebrated over at Paradise Gardens.


Here is what you’ll find:

  • A Memory wall to share loving memories about those who have passed on.
  • A Tree of Life
  • Amazing Mexican food menu from Paradise Gardens Grill.
  • Mariachi Music
  • A Musical celebration of Coco
  • Folklorico dancers joined by Miguel

There is beautiful, colorful decorations everywhere you look.

Attraction Overlays

In Disneyland

  • Haunted Mansion becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Space Mountain becomes Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

In Disney California Adventure Park

  • Guardians of the Galaxy becomes Monsters After Dark
  • Luigi’s Rollicking Roadsters in Cars Land becomes Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-o-ween
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in Cars Land becomes Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree


Costumed Characters

You will see classic characters in fun Halloween costumes and the return of everyone’s favorites, Jack and Sally.


Photo taken from @Disney

Halloween Screams Fireworks

There is a special Halloween themed fireworks show that can only be viewed during Mickey’s Halloween Party (click here for pricing and info). Fireworks begin with none other than Jack Skellington and Zero. You’ll see projections of ghosts and Disney Villains.


Halloween Treats

Let me just saw WOW when it comes to the Halloween treats. It’s THE BEST! Not only will everything be instagrammable but also OH SO GOOD. Come hungry because there are lots to enjoy 🙂 This little beauty pictured below will make a return this year. It’s a white chocolate macaron with white chocolate drizzle and chocolate salted caramel filling.


Disney Parks blog shared what we will be getting this year in 2018 (click here to view).



Ok, this is my weakness. I love shopping and Halloween merchandise is a must for me. Disney Parks Blog announced that we will be getting some fun popcorn buckets, tumblers, mugs, a new poison apple glow cube, and much more this fall. I CANNOT WAIT! Click here to see everything.

Fun ears can be found throughout the parks. The tough part is deciding which to choose from 🙂

Downtown Disney

Pumpkins galore! Even Downtown Disney goes all out. Here’s a pic of last year’s fun Halloween decorations.

Happy Haunts Tour

Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour returns.

A 2.5-hour guided tour. You’ll learn about the legends of various film and park poltergeists, pranksters and other creepy characters—as well as their creators. It’s frightfully delightful fun you’ll never forget!

Tour details:

  • Cost – $85 plus tax – AP & DVC members do receive a 15% off discount.
  • Call (714) 781-TOUR (8687) to make reservations
  • Full payment is due at time of booking and is non-refundable
  • All tour Guests will receive a delicious seasonal treat, collectible pin and more

Click here to see more photos from last year’s tour.

If you’re planning to visit the parks during this time you will definitely have a blast! Again it’s the best time of the year and I love it.

As always, thank you for stopping by.



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