Disclosure: Some travel expenses were hosted by Disneyland
Last week I had the opportunity to attend a press event that celebrated the opening night of Halloween Season at Disneyland (Sept 25). Halloween is one of our family’s favorite times of the year, so celebrating at Disneyland was extra exciting. The Haunted Mansion, Main Street and select areas throughout the part at decked out for Halloween.
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But it was our favorite ride of all, Space Mountain, that went full throttle Halloween with scary audio and ghosts that chase you throughout the ride. We just loved it!
During 17 select nights there is separate ticket event called Mickey’s Halloween Party , so special that Disneyland Park is closed down just for party-goers that get the fabulously fun opportunity to visit in costume and trick-or-treat. The Paint The Night Parade also lights up the night during the party!
My twin boys were excited to wear their Disney themed costumes, one wore a Boba Fett outfit while the other chose an Avengers themed Captain America outfit. Of course, I had to wear my favorite Snow White “I have Seven Followers” tee shirt and bow. The Snow White bow may have been purchased at the kids section of the Disney store, but I always feel like a kid while visiting Disneyland so I thought that was a perfect fit.
My boys loved carrying their Disney Halloween bags to visit treat carts throughout the park. These “treat trails” gave out everything from candy to apples to even Pirates Booty. But most of all, my boys loved dancing in the street with not only fellow party goers but also the Disneyland employees that were all in the holiday spirit.
Best of all, during this Halloween Season at Disneyland you can still enjoy the ongoing Disneyland 60 celebration attractions!
The Disneyland Resort Halloween season runs Sept. 11 and runs through Nov. 1. The *press release* for the Disneyland Resorts Halloween experience included more details such as:
- Haunted Mansion Holiday in New Orleans Square has become a thrilling Disneyland Halloween tradition, with Jack Skellington from the Walt Disney Pictures classic “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” moving into the Mansion to spark a collision between Halloween and Christmas. The 15th annual Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house resembles a leaning and careening “house of cards” this year. A corps of zombie gingerbread men in orange-frosting safety vests stands beneath the towering confection to supervise construction while a team of “helicopter bats” hover above the teetering tower. The “helicopter bats” are lowering spiders that will add the final gingerbread cards to the tower from their sticky, suspended
- Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy is a Halloween-themed reimagining of the popular thrill ride in Tomorrowland. Guests on board the speeding Space Mountain vehicles are thrust into a ghostly galaxy where they are bombarded with eerie screams, sound effects and music. Spine-chilling spirits pop out of the darkness, appearing to reach out and menace space
- In Frontierland, guests will enjoy the observation of the traditional Mexican “Dia de los Muertos” celebration with a skeleton display near Rancho del Zocalo
- In addition, the separate-ticket Mickey’s Halloween Party offers guests an opportunity to visit in costume and trick-or-treat throughout Disneyland Park, on 17 selected The popular separate-ticket, after-hours Mickey’s Halloween Party returns this year, expanding to 17 nights beginning Friday, Sept. 25, with an array of special entertainment. For the first time, the “Paint the Night” parade, which made its debut in May for the Diamond Celebration, will be presented during this special event. In addition, the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular and the “Monsters U Dance Party” at Tomorrowland Terrace are exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party.
Tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party may be purchased online and on mobile devices at Disneyland.com party as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781- 4400. Guests may check online for availability for the 17 nights total, including October dates Monday, Oct. 5; Wednesday, Oct. 7; Friday, Oct. 9; Monday, Oct. 12: Wednesday, Oct. 14; Friday, Oct. 16; Monday, Oct. 19; Thursday, Oct. 22; Friday, Oct. 23; Sunday, Oct. 25; Tuesday, Oct. 27; and Thursday, Oct. 29. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event. Tickets purchased in advance are available at a discount on select nights. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $77 each. All tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 29, are $84 each. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a non-smoking event. Smoking will be permitted only in the Esplanade outside the Disneyland main entrance.
- In Disney California Adventure, the Diamond Celebration comes alive in “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney.” The magical water show – filled with film, lasers, music and special effects – pays tribute to Walt Disney with colorful fun and surprises, honoring the man whose fertile imagination led to the creation of Disneyland and so many beloved Halloween thrill-seekers will enjoy visiting Disney California Adventure to sample year-round excitement on California Screamin’ roller coaster, Radiator Springs Racers, Soarin’ Over California and Grizzly River Run. Guests may also mingle with the ghosts in The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror, or dance the night away in the after-dark Diamond Mad T Party.
For more information about Halloween at the Disneyland Resort, see www.Disneyland.com/Halloween.
For more Disney fun, check out the TechMamas.com posts “Looking for your next great family vacation? Try Disney Vacations! and “Live the Magic of Disneyland at Halloween Time“.
Disclosure: Some travel expenses were hosted by Disneyland