Halloween Time is back at Disneyland!
My family and I just got back from a magical long week at Disneyland for their kick off of Halloween Time 2010. Halloween Time is my family’s all around favorite time to visit Disneyland (though we’ve never not had fun any season!). The perfect weather, somewhat smaller crowds, Halloween decor and Trick or Treat party all combine for a great time.
This year, Disneyland is changing up a few things from past. ‘Mickey’s Halloween Party’ is moving to Disneyland Park and the new ‘World of Color’ show performs nightly at Disney California Adventure. Visitors to Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland will find also find ranch animals, pumpkin carvers, Halloween décor and activities for youngsters, all presided over by Sheriff Woody.
Highlights of the Disneyland Halloween season include the return of Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy – the thrillingly “haunted” version of the popular Tomorrowland attraction – and the longtime favorite Haunted Mansion Holiday, in which Halloween and Christmas collide for an attraction inspired by “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.” Guests will also enjoy the new, nighttime water spectacular “World of Color,” performing nightly at Disney California Adventure park.
Halloween Time offers families a chance to enjoy seasonal attractions and décor, as well as interact with beloved Disney characters decked out in whimsical Halloween costumes. Guests will also experience spooky fun with Disney’s more sinister characters, the Disney Villains.
In addition, the private-party celebration that has been so popular with guests will return for 10 special nights in October as Mickey’s Halloween Party. Moving to Disneyland this year with a new name, Mickey’s Halloween Party is the separate-ticket event that invites adults and children to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat at the resort. This nighttime celebration is scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays in October (1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29) plus Halloween night itself, Sunday, Oct. 31. Highlights include:
- Trick or Treating in the ultimate Disney neighborhood, with even more treats along “Mickey’s Hide-and-Go-Treat Trails”
- New dance parties – at Tomorrowland Terrace and the French Market
- The “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington (presented exclusively for guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party)
- New surprises in “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade, performed twice nightly
- Character photo locations featuring Mickey and his pals, princesses and other favorites
- The opportunity to arrive three hours before the party starts to play in Disneyland
- Nearly all the favorite Disneyland rides and attractions
The Trick or Treat party is such a great experience. My kids, my husband and myself truly enjoy this event in particular. The special party means fewer people in the park, shorter ride lines, safe trick or treating, and of course wearing costumes at Disneyland!
Tickets purchased in advance for Mickey’s Halloween Party are $49 most days, while tickets purchased on the event days are $54. For Oct. 31, all tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party are $59. Experiencing the other Halloween Time transformations of Disneyland and California Adventure are included in regular ticket prices.
Read more about why my family loves Disneyland’s Halloween Time HERE. Read more about this year’s festivities at Disneyland.com/HalloweenTime.
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