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  • On Jul 18, 2014
    Elysia from AZ Asked

    We will be heading to Disneyland the weekend of October 24th this fall. I've never been to Disneyland during Halloween, are there any special events and activities we should plan for?

    Hi, Elysia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for your question. I love visiting during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. The fall décor, the seasonal treats, and experiencing the limited-time Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction all make for a festive and fun vacation!

    On nights when Mickey’s Halloween Party is offered at Disneyland Park (as it is on Friday, Oct. 24) the park closes earlier than usual—in the mid- to late-afternoon—for Guests who have not purchased a ticket to the event. If you don’t plan to attend the party, you’re free to spend the earlier part of the day experiencing Haunted Mansion Holiday, riding the thrilling Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy (both these attractions are specially-themed for the holiday) and splurging on Halloween-inspired treats. Be sure to make time to encounter some Disney villains and enjoy the not-so-spooky activities and crafts for kids at the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland. My family especially enjoys watching the talented pumpkin carvers there and meeting some of our favorite Disney characters in their Halloween costumes!

    There are many other “spooktacular” extras available during Mickey’s Halloween Party for you and your family if you decide to attend, like the Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular, several free treat stations, lively music and dancing, and special character meet and greet opportunities. Plus, everyone in the family is welcome to wear a costume during the party—even the adults! If you wish to stay for this event, tickets can be purchased online in advance. 

    I hope this helps, Elysia, and that you have a perfectly pixie-dusted visit! Please write back with more questions as you put the finishing touches on your fall vacation.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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