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Halloween is for Adults Too! Here’s how to trick or treat in style…

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.

Mickey's Halloween Party Perks

  • Exclusive use of Disneyland Park from 6 – 11 PM (7 – 12 PM Fridays)
  • Access to Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park from 3 hours prior to event until closing
  • A treat bag, special map and event flyer
  • Trick or treating at multiple park stations – ADULTS trick or treat too!
  • Standard candy or healthy snacks
  • RIDE WAIT TIMES are incredibly short!
  • A special fireworks show and parade

Disneyland's 2018 Halloween Season: Sept. 7th to Oct. 31st

2018 Mickey's Halloween Party Dates:

  • Monday (6 - 11 PM): 9/24, 10/29
  • Tuesday (6 - 11 PM): 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
  • Wednesday (6 - 11 PM): 9/19, 9/26, 10/31
  • Friday (7 PM - 12 AM): Every Friday, 9/21 to 10/26

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.

On nights of the Mickey's Halloween Party event:
    • All sit down restaurants (including Downtown Disney) fill quickly and early. Reservations are STRONGLY recommended.
    • Afternoon/night parking can get very busy (Mickey's Halloween Party guests are arriving.) Try to park early.
    • Be aware that California Adventure Park can get crazy crowded until Disneyland Park Party events kick off (Adventure Park crowds pick up 3-4 PM until 8-9 PM).

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 Halloween Pics 2018