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.
Mickey’s Halloween Party – An Absolute Must
This the the absolute best way to go for Disneyland Park 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 Mickey’s Halloween Party, best tips:
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 Mickey’s Halloween Party guests arrive)
If you can’t attend Mickey’s Halloween Party, but have to visit on a Mickey’s Halloween Party night…
Disneyland Park closes early to regular guests on Mickey’s Halloween Party nights – so get your Disneyland Park rides/events done early. Mickey’s Halloween Party guests start arriving late afternoon – 3 to 4 PM – so expect an increase in crowds at both parks 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