I love Disneyland and I try to go to Disneyland every month. So when you combine my love for Disneyland and my favorite holiday Halloween, you end up with Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. I have been going every year for the past 4 years to experience the extra special but not so scary Halloween magic. These are my Top 7 Things to See and Do during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.
7. The Pumpkin Festival on Main Street, USA. With 100‘s of pumpkins displayed no two pumpkins are the same. Plus see the giant 16 foot Mickey Shaped jack-o-lantern located in Town Square. This is a popular photo spot with one side Mickey is smiling as you enter the park and the back side as you are leaving the park, he is winking. Don’t forget to take a picture on both sides.
6. The Halloween Tree in Frontierland which pays tribute to Ray Bradbury and his symbol for the Halloween holiday which pays tribute to his book The Halloween Tree. The oak tree in Frontierland officially was dedicated to Ray Bradbury on Halloween in 2007 and the tree is decorated with tons of lights and pumpkins.
5. Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Zocala Park next to Racho del Zocalo restaurante in Frontierland. Experience the festivities of honoring the dead, by visitings this decorated area which features colorful altars, flowers, lanterns, banners, along with the “calaca” skeletons with sugar skulls that represent the holiday as festive music plays.
4. The Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. Introduced Halloween 2012 , the Halloween Carnival features characters in costume, Halloween entertainment, arts & crafts, activities, spooky treats and live Pumpkin carving. Plus don’t forget get to conjure up a Disney Villains.
3. Halloween themed Attractions. Don’t forget to ride Ghost Galaxy Space Mountain and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas themed Haunted Mansion at Disneyland or The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventures for you a spooky fun ride.
2. Mickey’s Halloween Party. On certain nights during the Halloween Time season, Disneyland park closes early for a special ticket event that requires the purchase of an extra ticket. This ticket includes trick or treating, meeting characters in costume all over the Disneyland park, special themed dance parties, Halloween parade and Halloween Screams Firework display. Click here for more details about Mickey’s Halloween Party.
1. All the special Halloween Treats. All throughout the both parks and Downtown Disney you will find all sorts of goodies from Halloween themed Candy Apples to Pumpkin Mickey Beignets to cookies and other confectionary delights all decorated in the Halloween theme. Even the souvenir popcorn buckets takes on a Halloween theme as either Ghost Mickey or a Coffin with Jack Skellington on it.
Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort runs this year from September 13th, 2013 through Halloween Night. For more information visit disneyland.com/Halloweentime