by Dayna Engberg

Experience the Magic of Halloween Time

If you’ve never visited Halloween Time at Disneyland® Resort, you’ve never fully experienced Halloween. That’s no exaggeration! When it comes to dressing for the season, nobody has mastered the magic quite like Disney. Keep reading to find out why.
Monsters after dark
Monsters After Dark and Buena Vista Street

Sounds, Sights and Spooky Disneyland® Delights

From the moment you step foot onto Main Street, U.S.A® area, you’ll be greeted with a spooktacular scene of festive Halloween décor at every turn, like the gargantuan display of jack-o-lanterns, including the famous giant Mickey pumpkin, jaw-dropping sound and lighting effects and all your favorite characters — including Mickie and Minnie Mouse, Jack Skellington and Sally, Coco and more — all decked out in their Halloween best.

But that’s only the beginning of the Halloween festivities in the park. Until October 31, each night is filled with nocturnal delights —including a Halloween-inspired medley of classic Disney villain cameos, soaring flames and sparkling fireworks. From bright red apples drenched in ooey-gooey green caramel to iconic Disney villains dancing in the moonlight, Halloween Time at Disneyland® Resort is full of festive fun for little ones and big ones all the same.

When it comes to Disneyland® Resort attractions, there’s nothing that embodies the spooky season like the Haunted Mansion located in New Orleans Square. Fraught with grinning ghosts and other spectral surprises, this slow ride creeps along in a shivering journey through an eerie cemetery, into a spirited séance and past the waltzing phantoms of the Grand Ballroom. Even better? From September 3, 2021 to January 9, 2022, the house is hosted by the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, who has decorated the mansion with chilling touches inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Car Land
Cars Land® Area


Fun in the Dark at Disney California Adventure® Park

Just across the way, you’ll find even more frightful delights at Disney California Adventure® Park. At Cars Land® Area, get your boogie on at Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, the song and dance bash at Radiator Springs, where you can join Luigi and Guido on a thrill ride full of your favorite familiar songs with a special, spooky twist. Or head to Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, a haunted hootenanny of hair-raising hits and spine-tingling tunes in the junkyard-turned-graveyard.

Traveling with teens? Don’t miss Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark at the Avengers Campus. This fiendishly frightening escape follows Rocket in his journey to the Collector’s Fortress, which has been overrun with menacing beasts.  With big drops and unexpected twists and turns, this thrill ride is a daring Halloween adventure reserved for the bravest of visitors.

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