The Halloween holiday season is as popular as Christmas. Both parks are adorned with fantastic decorations and figures. Night lights and special effects will astonish you – can Jack Skellington be this much fun?! Read below for important tips and recommendations on how to enjoy Halloween at the parks.
Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party – An Absolute Must
This the the absolute best way to go for Halloween. Restricted ticket sales keep crowds to a minimum and the special features/events are worth every penny of the ticket price. You don’t have to dress up, most adults just wear halloween t-shirts and/or hats. Try to stay until park closing to take full advantage of short waits, trick or treating, and amazing spooky park effects.
If you can’t make the Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party:
Crowd “Sweet Spots”
The parks are always crowded during Halloween, but some of the best times to visit are:
- The first week of the season during the week
- Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday when there isn’t a Mickey’s Halloween Party,
- Halloween Day (crowds are lighter until Halloween Party guests arrive)
If you can’t attend the Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party, but have to visit on a Halloween Party night…
California Adventure closes early to regular guests on Halloween Party nights – so get your rides/events done early. Halloween Party guests start arriving late afternoon – 4 PM – so expect an increase in crowds and plan accordingly.
Special Rides/Events – Check Them Out…
- Disneyland Park
- Haunted Mansion: Specially decked out for the holidays
- Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy Ride
- Pumpkin Festival: Main Street is adorned with one of a kind hand-carved pumpkins
- Californian Adventure Park:
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters after Dark Ride (5 PM until park closing)
- Haul-O-Ween Cars Land: Adorable creative holiday decorations
- Paint the Night Parade: Amazing lights, sights and floats
- Disneyland Park