We love Halloween! And there’s no better place to get in the spirit than the Disneyland® Resort where a magic spell is cast over both parks. This year, pack your costumes, brush the cobwebs off your broomsticks and hurry over to both Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park between September 7th and October 31st for the happiest hauntings on Earth.
Here’s a glimpse of what to expect. Snap the perfect selfie family photo by an enormous Mickey jack o’ lantern in Town Square. Then stroll down Main Street, U.S.A to view hundreds of uniquely carved jack o’ lanterns. Experience ghostly encounters at Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Head over to Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante for a look at the fabulous Día de los Muertos decorations and some great Mexican seasonal treats. Then get in gear and wheel over to Cars Land to see how Lightning McQueen and his friends celebrate Haul-O-Ween.
A Tour That Will Haunt Your Memory
If you’re “dying” to discover some tantalizing secrets behind Halloween at Disneyland® Park, we recommend Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour. The seasonal two-hour tour has been delighting Guests for 10 years and Cardmembers can enjoy it for 15% off the non-discounted price.1 The tour takes guests throughout the park, using each land to tell different stories about Halloween traditions.
This year, the guided tour goes back to the roots of Halloween, sharing ghost stories around Disneyland® Park, searching for treats, encountering tricks—and even visiting a character from the Haunted Mansion! You’ll learn about pranksters, spirits, characters—and their creators—from The Haunted Mansion and films throughout the years. It’s frightful fun you’ll never forget!
Photo Ops and Pins
At the end of the tour, Guests enjoy a photo op with the Hitchhiking Ghosts and receive a commemorative pin. The tour is offered multiple times a day, but books up early, so visit Disneyland.com/Tours or call 714-781-TOUR (8687) to reserve 30 days in advance. For more information about Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort, visit Disneyland.com/Halloween.
After the tour, or in between enjoying the attractions, you’ll find plenty of creepy keepsakes to take home when you use your Cardmember savings of 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at select locations.2
And when hunger pangs strike, you’ll want to sink your fangs into a candied apple from Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney® District. They’re always the perfect combo of crunchy and sweet, but they’re even more tantalizing during Halloween when Tony Arellano—Candy Maker at the Disneyland® Resort—and his team turn them into works of art. Arellano shared some mouth-watering facts about the crispy colorful creations. Did you know:
- It takes about eight hours to complete one batch of apples from dipping to decorating.
- Complex designs like the Evil Queen apple can take up to two hours to decorate.
- About 625 pounds of caramel are used daily during the Halloween season — that’s over 28,000 pounds of caramel!
- And don’t worry about missing your chance to snap one up. The team creates about 3,000 apples daily — a whopping 135,000 during the Halloween season. Happy munching!