Celebrate Halloween at Disneyland this year, where the Happiest Place on Earth will be transformed into a park full of spooks, ghouls, and thrilling ghost rides.
Guests can enjoy the Halloween theme at both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park, in Anaheim, CA, starting Sept. 25 through Nov. 1. Below are some of the highlights of the season.
At Disneyland, you’ll find jack-o-lanterns of Mickey Mouse and his friends around the front entrance and Main Street. The Mickey Mouse flower garden at the front entrance will be covered in mini pumpkins, and a 12-foot-tall Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern will overlook Town Square. And at night, be sure to watch the new fireworks show, which will be hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
In front of California Adventure, the letters spelling out California will look like giant candy corn. Also, in the park, Goofy will have a “Candy Corn Acres,” where you can see candy corn carrots, pumpkins, and coconuts. And, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will have some spookier décor and staff.
Disney Characters in both parks will be roaming the streets in their special Halloween costumes, and many villains will be out in celebration of their favorite holiday.
This year, Space Mountain in Disneyland will be introducing Ghost Galaxy, a deep-space thrill ride that goes through an eerie outer space. The Haunted Mansion will be transformed into the Haunted Mansion Holiday, where Jack Skellington and his Halloweentown friends will be staying.
In Frontierland, kids can do Halloween arts and crafts, eat orange cotton candy, and hear ghost stories at Woody’s Halloween Round-Up.
And at California Adventure, park-goers can partake in Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party. This is a separate admission event, which will only be open to ticket-holders in the evening on select dates. Guests are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and there will be live music, games, and candy-collecting stations. Tickets cost $32 if you buy in advance, $39 at the entrance, and $42 on Oct. 30-31. But, if you have an annual pass, you pay a discounted price of $26. Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party takes place on Oct. 2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-23, and 28-31. On Tuesdays through Thursdays the event is open from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and on Fridays and Halloween night it is open from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. You can order tickets either online at disneyland.disney.go.com, or via the phone by calling (714) 635-2300.