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Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2017

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017 and Mickey's Halloween Party 2017For us and many others, Halloween is one of the best times of the year to visit Disneyland. We love that Disneyland Park is outfitted with pumpkins, golden banners and other treats. For the first time ever in 2017, happy haunts are a-howlin' over at Disney California Adventure too. Disneyland Halloween Time generally runs mid-September through Halloween with special decorations, surprises and ride overlays. Mickey’s Halloween Party — which is not all that scary and a whole lot of fun — runs on select nights at Disneyland Park during Halloween Time.

While some of the festivities are included with Halloween Time, Mickey's Halloween Party is a separate ticket. You do not need regular park admission, but you must purchase a party ticket to attend. If you wish to enter Disneyland more than three hours before party time, you will need a regular ticket too. These parties are very popular, so purchase tickets in advance!

NOTE - Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland is completely sold out for 2017. 

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Disneyland Halloween Time 2017

Overview of Disneyland Halloween Time 2017

In 2017, the Disneyland Halloween fun runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31. September and October are generally better times of the year to visit Disneyland, but Halloween Time brings visitors, especially on weekends. Visit on a weekday if you can. The earlier you go in the season, the lighter the crowds seem to be. So what can you expect?

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017 - Pumpkin Photo Op

Disneyland is exploding with Halloween decorations. The traditional Halloween and fall colors of yellow and orange abound, with pumpkins aplenty, especially on Main Street. As you stroll down Main Street, you will find hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins.

In Frontierland, you will find a traditional Dia de los Muertos skeleton display and an homage to Disney fan and author Ray Bradbury in the Halloween Tree. The tree, near the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, was inspired by Bradbury's novel "The Halloween Tree" and features orange glowing lights and jack-o-lanterns hanging from its branches. It's especially beautiful at night.

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017 - Dia De Los Muertos

You can get your face painted (small items for free, although full face paint does come with a price) and see decorated skeletons for Dia de los Muertos in front of the Rancho del Zocalo Mexican restaurant in Frontierland, one of the our favorite quick service restaurants.

Halloween at Disney California Adventure

For 2017, Disney California Adventure offers a few grim grinning ghouls and ghosts of its own. Oogie Boogie’s oversized shadow will haunt the Main Entrance of Disney California Adventure. Head over to the Headless Horseman Statue on Buena Vista Street. Beware of the bats swarming around the Carthay Circle Bell Tower!

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017 - Cars Land Halloween - Photo Background

Prepare for Cars Land to roll into the Halloween spirit with holiday decor, music and characters dressed in fun “car-tumes.” Muffle your screams on Luigi’s Rollickin' Roadsters and Mater's Junkyard Jamboree as they put a new spin on Halloween Time.

Get ready to #SaveGroot at Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. The new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction will get into the Halloween spirit during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Each evening, the attraction will become a new experience where guests will help Rocket Raccoon save Groot.

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy Monsters After Dark Wait Times

This is a very popular ride!

The ride shuts down for a while before the switch and reopens at 6 p.m. Each day the Monsters after Dark FASTPASS distribution opens at 3 p.m. and the FASTPASS return times disappear as if being chased by a monster. If you want a FASTPASS, be in line before 3 p.m. or on your phone reserving through Disney Maxpass at 3 p.m.

Characters at Disneyland Halloween Time 2017

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017

We don't know for sure where everyone will always be, but you can meet Mickey and Minnie dressed in their Halloween outfits. Jack and Sally have a location in New Orleans Square near the Royal Street Veranda. The best time to arrive is before they start greeting or while they are on break. You can find out from a cast member when they will be reopening the line (5 to 10 minutes before their next scheduled appearance). Cast members have all the appearance times. Linger in a shady spot until they open the line and jump in. The line fills fast.

Jack is awesome — really engaging and a great personality — definitely a must-do if you can time it right!

You might spot other villains in Adventureland and Fantasyland, but mostly they make appearances during Mickey's Halloween Parties. They tend to make more appearances as Halloween gets closer. Cruella DeVille sometimes stomps around near the entrance to the park and Main Street.

Rides at Disneyland Halloween Time 2017

There are special changes to certain rides during Disney Halloween Time. We already mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Dark at Disney California Adventure. One of the most popular rides is Haunted Mansion, which is converted to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Wait times are usually longer than at other times of the year, so we recommend you make this one of your priorities before 11 a.m.

Tad finds Space Mountain’s Ghost Galaxy especially thrilling. Space Mountain always sees higher waits, but especially so during Halloween Time, so you'll want to make this one a first stop in the park. Or better yet, use FASTPASS.

Attending Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017 - Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Frog Fans in Costumes!

Mickey’s Halloween Party is one of our favorite events during Disneyland Halloween Time. Party-goers get to meet more rare characters, wear costumes, enjoy special entertainment and trick-or-treat! Party guests can enter the park up to three hours ahead of the official party kickoff. For 2017, guests can enjoy both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for those three hours. Also for 2017, guests can receive souvenir Disney PhotoPass photos during the event and unlimited PhotoPass downloads. Plus ride lines tend to be much shorter than usual during the party.

Disneyland Halloween Time - Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Treat Trail

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 Dates & Times

September 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

For Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday dates, the party hours are 6:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday hours are 6:00 p.m. to midnight.

Parking is no longer included in the cost of the ticket, and there are longer lines getting into the parking lots. If you are driving, plan on one and a half hours to exit the freeway, park and take a shuttle or bus to the entrance, especially on a Friday. No joke.

The dates closest to Halloween usually sell out first, but all of the nights will likely sell out. If the tickets for the Halloween party are sold out online, there is still hope. Disney has in the past reserved a few via phone after Internet sales are gone. Call by phone 714-781-4400 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.

Tickets for Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 went on sale July 21 for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members. On July 24, tickets went on sale for the general public. The cost for advance tickets are $95-120. Day-of tickets are $105-120. Annual passholder discounts apply to some weeknights.

Tickets are not refundable and may not be resold. There is a limit of eight tickets per person ages 3 and older, per event date. Go here to purchase!

Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017 Entering and Exiting

Disneyland Halloween Time - Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Party Signs

The party takes place inside Disneyland after the park closes, but party guests can normally enter either park up to three hours earlier (4 p.m. for a 7 p.m. party start time). Party-goers are given wristbands, and only those with wristbands can stay in the park after 7 p.m. (or party start time). They check for wristbands all throughout the night, as well as one hour before park closing announcements are made. As regular park hours come to a close, cast members begin ushering out guests who don't have wristbands.

When you enter Disneyland Park park before the party, there are two entrance areas: one for daytime guests and one for the special event. When you enter as a party guest, they put a colored bracelet on your wrist with the date and # of the party. For example, Sept. 20 would be #1. The area in which you collect your treat bag is roped off from the guests using the general entrance. Guests who are in the park all day do not have to exit the park to get their bracelet. There are check-in points in the park. Ask cast members for the closest one. There is one near the exit of Space Mountain.

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 at Disneyland - Treat bags

Guests without a wristband can stay in the park until the party starts. If they are already in line for a ride when the party starts, they will stay in line until they ride and then be ushered toward the exit. There are many Disney employees with thin ropes, separating areas of the park. From Main Street U.S.A. to other lands, they check your wristband before letting you pass. When you enter a ride, photo or trick-or-treat area, they check for bracelets. They check for wristbands along the parade route repeatedly.

Hold on to your ticket and be sure to get a hand-stamp for re-entry if you exit.

Mickey's Halloween Party Maps 

Check out the 2017 Mickey's Halloween Party Maps to get a leap on your party planning.

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Early Party Fun in Mickey's ToonTown

Disneyland Halloween Time Party 2017 - Line in Toontown

Mickey's Halloween Party gets started an hour early in ToonTown. They have three trick-or-treat stations. One winds through Minnie’s and Mickey’s houses. Another through Donald’s boat. Mickey and Minnie and all their friends greet guests in ToonTown from an hour before party time to 8 p.m. Visiting ToonTown early is a great idea to extend your party time, especially if you have little ones who can’t make it out too late. Plus, your candy bags will be full by the time the party officially starts.

Visiting Disney California Adventure During the Party

A new “treat” has been extended to party guests. Your Mickey's Halloween Party ticket allows you to visit to visit both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (the official party is only at Disneyland). Entry begins three hours before the party start time. This means you'll have time to see Haul-o-Ween and the other Halloween activities at DCA.

Halloween Party guests will be able to stay inside Disney California Adventure up until closing time. Depending on the day, this can be one to three hours before Mickey's Halloween Party ends. When DCA closes, you’ll need to head over to Disneyland.

Costumes at Mickey's Halloween Party 2017

Disneyland Halloween Time - Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Queen of Hearts CostumeAll guests can wear family-friendly costumes to the party. Sometimes in the past we have all dressed in theme (one year we were pirates, aargh!). Guests can dress as their favorite character or anything they like, as long as it fits the guidelines.

Costume guidelines for everyone:

  • Guests who dress as Disney characters cannot pose for pictures or sign autographs
  • Costumes cannot have sharp objects or drag on the ground
  • Layered costumes and costumes that surround the entire body are discouraged and may be subject to additional screening
  • Costumes may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent
  • Costumes may not contain weapons that could be mistaken for actual weapons

Many adults wear costumes, and the guidelines do not seem to limit any fun. There are certain rules for guests ages 14 and older:

  • Capes cannot go below the waist
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are OK
  • Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus. Headware cannot cover the face.
  • Masks are not allowed, except for medical purposes

Guidelines for guests 13 and younger:

  • They can wear some masks — eyes must be visible and the mask cannot cover entire face.
  • Costumes cannot drag on the ground (like princess dresses)
  • No props that look like real weapons; plastic light sabers and plastic swords are OK

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 Characters

Disneyland Halloween Time - Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 Characters - Maleficents

Besides the villains, many characters are out greeting guests. This year you can meet the Queen of Hearts, Gaston, the Wicked Queen from Snow White, Cruella De Ville or Malificent in front of the train station. There are dramatic backdrops, and two villains work at a time. They each have their separate line, and they take breaks from greeting to perform in the parade. On our visit, the treat station across from them HAD NO LINE. It was really quite magical. There was music and projections on the buildings along Main Street and on the castle for most of the party!

Disneyland Halloween Time - Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Donald Duck and PalJack Skellington and Sally greet guests in New Orleans. The line is long, but they spend a long time with each guest. They get down on the ground for tadpoles and are super sweet. Mickey and Minnie meet guests in two locations. They are on the Frontierland dock, and you can meet them in ToonTown from an hour before party starts until 7 p.m., along with Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto. Chip and Dale greet guests just past the Toon Town Station (it's within the treat station path). You can meet some princesses in Fantasy Faire — including rare princesses. You can meet Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie or Jafar in Adventureland, although we also saw Jafar wandering around Main Street U.S.A. Winnie the Pooh and friends are in Critter Country. You can also meet some pirate pals, such as Captain Jack Sparrow, or other pirate pals, on the Frontierland dock. Pixar friends will be dancing in the dance party at Tomorrowland Terrace (we caught Sulley, Mike Wazowski, the Incredibles, Woody, Russell and Dug). You can find Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland.

Trick-Or-Treating

Tad and Lily’s favorite part of Mickey’s Halloween Party is the trick-or-treating in the park. We all receive so much candy (yes, adults get to trick-or-treat too!) that we can barely carry it all. Moms, relax — there are also healthy goodies mixed in. A cast member will provide you with a bag for trick-or-treating when you enter the park, but we always bring our own bigger bags. A stroller also makes a great tool for hauling around your loot. With the park open late, younger guests and toddlers with tired legs will appreciate taking a seat in a stroller.

Rides

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party 2017

FASTPASS does not operate during the party, but wait times are much lighter. FASTPASS is available during the three hours before the party starts. There seems to be a glitch in the system. It is possible that if you arrive early, before the party you can use MaxPass in that time. The added PhotoPass benefit might also give you MaxPass benefits. Each employee we talked to had a slightly different explanation. MaxPass worked with our party ticket, but sometimes we needed help reserving. Disney may fix it, but it is always worth a shot, so be sure to download the Disneyland app and link your ticket just in case. If you are an Annual Passholder with MaxPass benefits, be sure to use your party ticket to reserve rides and scan your party ticket for FASTPASS return (before the party starts). Unless you re-enter the park with your annual pass, the MaxPass on your pass will not work because it does not recognize that you are in the park.

These rides are expected to be open during Mickey's Halloween Party (check current ride refurbishments):

Jungle Cruise

Indiana Jones Adventure

Pirates of the Caribbean

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Splash Mountain

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Pinocchio's Daring Journey

Snow White's Scary Adventures

King Arthur Carrousel

Casey Jr. Circus Train

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Peter Pan's Flight

Mad Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland

Matterhorn Bobsleds

Storybook Land Canal Boats

"It's a small world"

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

Gadget's Go Coaster

Autopia

Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy

Star Tours—The Adventures Continue

Astro Orbitor

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Disneyland Railroad

Mickey's Halloween Party Entertainment

Headless Horseman in Frightfully Fun Parade at Mickey's Halloween Party 2017

The Frightfully Fun Villain parade usually runs at 8:50 and 10:30 p.m. Fireworks are at 9:30 p.m. We hopped in place on the parade route near the castle at 7:20 p.m. The first parade runs from Small World to the park entrance. The second parade runs the opposite direction. If you watch the first parade, we recommend finding a spot that is near the castle so you can easily hop into the street for the fireworks as soon as the parade ends. You want to see the castle for the fireworks show. The projection only occurs there. There is a dinner package at the Blue Bayou that gives you “preferred viewing” of the parade. It is near the partners statue and good for viewing the fireworks.

The Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular only happens during Mickey’s Halloween Party. The only viewing spot for the entire show with projection is in front of the castle.

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Cadaver Dans on the Water

There is plenty of other entertainment. If you like music and dancing there is live entertainment in Tomorrowland. Jedi Training takes place the Galactic Grill with three shows. The Cadaver Dans perform on a raft in the foggy Rivers of America. It is worth checking out as you hit the trick-or-treat area in front of the water.

Mickey's Halloween Party Tips

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Sleeping Beauty Castel

1. Plan to watch the Halloween Screams fireworks near the castle if you want to see projection. Because the Frightfully Fun Parade precedes the fireworks, get to a spot on the parade route that has a good view of the castle about 90 minutes before parade time. Or see the later parade without having to stake out an early spot. After the parade ends, quickly jump into the street for good fireworks viewing location. Watch out for trees blocking the view. Enjoy the pre-show projection on the castle and music while you wait. If you love fireworks and don't care about projection, you can see the fireworks with plenty of space in front of Small World. They do not do projection for Halloween Screams there, but they do play the music and voices. This location is good for people who don't want to fight the crowds or wait a long time.

2. Avoid long treat lines. While some areas have long waits, others do not. If the treat stop you come to has a long line, keep going!

3. Avoid rides in the beginning of the party. Ride times drop significantly after the daytime guests trickle out of the park. Visit your favorite characters first instead. Unique characters you can’t see every day can be found at Frontierland, Villains Square, the Royal Theatre and other spots around the park. When we arrived right when the gates were opened, we encountered so many Disney characters and villains near the entrance to Main Street U.S.A.

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Toontown with Minnie and Daisy

4. Visit Toontown early. Toontown is closed to the public but opens just for party guests an hour before party time. There you will find trick-or-treat stations and many characters, including Mickey and Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald and Daisy in their Halloween costumes. This is great for families with younger tadpoles who don't stay up late.

Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland 2017 - Scarecrow

5. Talk to the live scarecrow hanging in Frontierland.

6. Take some PhotoPass shots and ask for special party Magic Shots. The downloads are included in your party ticket.

7. Check out the Pixar Pals Dance party for some fun with favorite characters you might not meet in the park on a regular basis.

Is Mickey's Halloween Party worth it?

Disneyland Halloween Time - Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 - Hitchhiking Ghosts in Frightfully Fun Parade

Mickey's Halloween Party is now about the price of a one-day ticket (and closer to peak pricing in some cases), so you have to decide if the investment is worth it. The party offers unique entertainment and character interactions plus the chance to wear a costume and go trick-or-treating, but it no longer includes parking. With candy, great access to special characters and entertainment, we think it's a great time. Plus ride times are quite short. In 2017, all of your PhotoPass party downloads are included in the price of your ticket.

One plus has been that Disney does not oversell the party. Food lines are short and tables easy to find. If you love Halloween, seeing costumes, meeting characters and special effects, then this party is for you. We would not buy daytime admission and a party ticket though — it just wouldn't fit the budget for a one-day visit. Save the party for a date you are not visiting the parks.

Who's ready for Mickey's Halloween Party and Disneyland Halloween Time? Have a question about either event? Read more in comments or drop us a line!

Related: Best Time to Visit Disneyland

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Oct 17, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. Susan Says...

We will be in California in early November. We have one day to go go Disneyland - 11/7. I saw online that the official Christmas activities start 11/10. We would still love to see it decorated for Christmas. Do you know if it will be by then?

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Oct 17, 2017 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

In the past, there have been Christmas decorations up at Disneyland a few days after November 1. It may not be everything, but it will be merry and bright!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2017 at 9:02 p.m. Natalie Says...

Hi! I'm planning to take my kids 11/1-11/4 to avoid the crowds. Will the Halloween deco be down? Do you know how long they leave it up? Or will there be lots of construction of taking all the deco down? Since it's Day of the Dead I was hoping they'd still have some things up, parades, etc. Do you know? Thanks!

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Oct 11, 2017 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

The decorating takes place at night when the park is closed. It's possible that Halloween decorations will be up on Nov 1, with Christmas appearing shortly after that.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 10, 2017 at 2:30 a.m. Nicole Says...

Hi! Great tips! I have a party ticket and I have tried to add it to my app but it comes up with an error message. Can you only add the ticket to the app the day of the party? Thanks!

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Oct 11, 2017 at 11:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Hmm. We're not sure. Make sure you set up an account in the app. Once you enter the park, they will give you a small paper ticket with a barcode on it. You should be able to scan that into the app. It only takes a second to do it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 16, 2017 at 1:33 a.m. Stacey Tumlinson Says...

What app it's my first time going I will be there on the 29

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Oct 16, 2017 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

That's great. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2017 at 3:44 p.m. Eve Says...

If you go on a day of Mickey's Party,will you be kicked out of the park at 7pm?

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Oct 9, 2017 at 8:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eve,

Yes, the park will close at 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2017 at 7:17 p.m. Cindy Says...

I have 3 tickets for the 10th but my son wants to bring a friend last minute. What are the chances of getting one more ticket and where and when is the best time to do it?

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Oct 4, 2017 at 8:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

Unfortunately, Mickey's Halloween Party is sold out for 2017.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2017 at 8:27 p.m. Ivy Says...

thanks for the article! I read that the photopass will be included in this year's Halloween party. Where do you get this photopass? is this separate from the regular photopass? I'm going on a Tuesday. But will be in Disney from Monday through Wednesday and wanted to see if I can use the same Photopass or get a different one?

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Oct 2, 2017 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ivy,

You can have the photographer scan your existing Photopass card or the photographer will hand you a new Photopass card when they take your photo if you happen to forget your card. You can use it to view your photos in-park, at home on your computer, or through the app. Photos taken during the party will be available for download (included with cost of admission). Be sure to ask for special Magic Shots.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2017 at 7:11 a.m. gg Says...

Is the trick or treating open only to those who have Mickey's Halloween Party tickets? Thank you

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Sep 28, 2017 at 4:59 p.m. grace boten Says...

Yes, trick or treating is only available to the people that buy the mickeys Halloween party tickets

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Sep 28, 2017 at 7:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi GG,

Yes, only guests with a ticket to the party may trick-or-treat.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2017 at 10:14 p.m. Janet Says...

Thank you for your post. Its very helpful. Do you have a copy of the Halloween party map that you can post as well?

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Sep 26, 2017 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

Great news. We've loaded pictures of the map onto the post. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2017 at 11:49 p.m. Justin Says...

Hi, do you guys know if Judge Frollo is out for meet and greets during the day or during the party? I know he's in the parade, but does he come out to meet guests?

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Sep 25, 2017 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Justin,

We have not seen him meeting guests during the party yet.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2017 at 8:13 p.m. Ariel Says...

Hello,

Can you enter the park in full costume with your season pass more than 3 hours earlier before the party start time?

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Sep 23, 2017 at 2:31 p.m. Greg Says...

I was there yesterday, everyone was dressed in costumes during day at california adventure, so im only assuming disneyland was the same

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Sep 21, 2017 at 5:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ariel,

That's a good question. As we understand it, no costumes are allowed until the 4:00 p.m. starting time and you need to present your ticket. Perhaps someone else can share a similar experience?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2017 at 4:13 a.m. Sara Says...

Hi! Thanks for your amazing blog!! I had a quick question. We are getting 3 Day park hopper tickets and going Oct. 10,11, and 12. But we are debating whether on Tuesday (a Mickey Halloween party day) to use our early magic hour at Disneyland and stay there until the party or just spend the day at CA and do the magic hour on Thursday. Which would be busiest Disneyland or CA?

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Sep 19, 2017 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

The park that holds the early entry is more crowded at park opening and throughout the day than it is on days that it does not have an early entry option. Take that into consideration and plan your trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2017 at 5:39 a.m. Beth Says...

Will I need to show ID or an AP with the Special Event pass when I arrive? I received two from someone else.

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Sep 20, 2017 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth,

Nope. You should be fine. They may take your picture when you enter and then that ticket will be tied to you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2017 at 2:35 a.m. Jamie Says...

Do you know where we could find tickets to the party since they're sold out now?

Also, will the park still be decorated in Nov. 1st

Thank you!

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Sep 19, 2017 at 1:08 a.m. Maria Says...

Hi. You can call and see if they got any tickets left( I did that and got some)( there is a 5 dollar charger) or the day of go to ticket booth as soon as it opens and see. Do you have any family who got tickets? If you do, make them come with in the morning and tell them you need one more( They should bring there ticket just in case). Are you staying at one of the hotel? If you are, everyday of the party at 5;30AM they have a couple of tickets on hold.

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Sep 17, 2017 at 9:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

We don't know of other places to purchase tickets to the party. It's very possible there will be a Christmas tree on Main Street on Nov 1.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2017 at 9:02 p.m. Jamie A Says...

Hi, thank you for all your information. This is such a great site! I have been going to Disneyland in California for many years. We never go during school breaks because of the crowds. We are planning a trip next year in October. We were thinking the 9th through the 13th. We have been to the park in October numerous times and there is pretty much non-existent wait lines or lines maybe 15-20 minutes long for the popular rides. Now that they are starting to do the Mickey's Halloween Parties will this effect the crowd and wait times of the rides during the day? I'm kind of worried now about going on these dates and the lines for rides being longer now and the park being more crowded.

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Sep 15, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for liking our blog!

Depending on the day, we are seeing increased daily attendance during Mickey's Halloween Party days. Take a look at this year's Crowd Calendar to get an idea of what you might experience next year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2017 at 6:21 p.m. Carrie Says...

We have 3 day park hopper tickets and will not be purchasing the Halloween ticket. If we go to disney during the day and then head to cali at night or will that use up two days?

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Sep 14, 2017 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie,

The hopper pass allows you unlimited hopping between the parks per day. Your scenario would only count as one day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2017 at 1:03 a.m. Angela Says...

Hi there!! So glad I saw this before our trip at the end of the month (9/28-10/2).

Since we don't really plan to attend any of the Halloween party events, if we go 9/29 (one of the party nights), should we use that day for CA Adventure? That way we don't have to worry about leaving early? Or do they kick people out without wristbands after 7pm as well?

I was thinking if we save Disneyland for 10/1, we could stay the entire time, with no interruptions. Or am I wrong there too. Lol.

Sorry it's so specific, but thought I'd try and ask an expert!

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Sep 12, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

They do not kick people out of DCA at party time, but do expect a short surge in crowds on 9/29 between 4 - 7 p.m. because party guests are allowed to enter either park 3 hours before the party this year. You might also see a few park-hopping day guests hopping over to DCA Adventure after 7, once Disneyland closes to people without a wristband. Saving Disneyland for 10/1 is a great plan.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2017 at 10:18 p.m. Angela Says...

Awesome, thanks so much! I just purchased the WOC Dessert Party for DCA, and the Hungry Bear/Fantasmic on the go thing for Disney. Any tips on that too? Lol.

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Sep 14, 2017 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

No tips other than to have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2017 at 8:38 p.m. Lauren Says...

Hello! We are travelling the week of Oct 9th and are NOT planning to go to the Halloween party. In terms of crowds, would you suggest attending on a Halloween party day (since crowds might arrive later, and our day would be mostly complete by dinner time) or on a non-party day? Thank you so much!!

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Sep 12, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

Plan to attend on a non-party day, because crowds start arriving three hours before the party starts, and the park can become very crowded in that time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2017 at 7:03 p.m. Libby Says...

Do you know if they do the "allergy tokens" that can be traded for non edible treats like WDW does?

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Sep 10, 2017 at 8:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Libby,

We believe they do the same thing. We're visiting the first party next week and we'll investigate. We'll update the post with our findings.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2017 at 10:01 p.m. Whitney Says...

We will be in Disneyland September 14th (ugh!! One day too early!) and we're wondering if there will be any decorations up the day before the official start? Right now we only have tickets to Adventure but we want to expand to hoppers if Disneyland will be all dolled for fall!! Any APs or experts who know if they get a jump on the decorations?

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Sep 10, 2017 at 8:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Whitney,

We're starting to see some decorations already going up!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2017 at 5:43 a.m. Nikki Says...

Wow, you really covered everything I wanted to know, thank you so much!

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Sep 6, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nikki,

Hoppy to help!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2017 at 9:25 p.m. Kasey Says...

So as an annual passholder, I cannot be in the park during these party times, is that correct?

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Sep 6, 2017 at 5:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kasey,

That's correct. Your annual pass does not allow you entry into the park during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2017 at 10:50 p.m. Jon Jon Says...

For AP holders & plan NOT to attend the Halloween party:

What if I am at Disneyland already before the Halloween party, what happens to us? Will we get kicked out?

Are we not allowed at both parks during the Halloween event?

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Sep 14, 2017 at 8:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jon Jon,

Mickey's Halloween is a separate ticket event. APs are not valid for the party. AP holders without party tickets will be asked to leave when the park closes/party begins. If your AP is valid for entry into DCA, you may visit that park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2017 at 10:08 p.m. Leslie Says...

Hi so I have to purchase a separate ticket for the Halloween party event and the all day park if we want to visit the park in the morning and continue on until the party? Will they give us the wristbands already when we go in? How will that work? Thanks

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Aug 28, 2017 at 11:01 p.m. Jackie Says...

Hi there :)

I'm wondering what Sept. 14th is like.... do they get everything set up in the middle of the night or do they close things down to get everything ready for the reveal on Sept. 15? thanks for the info!

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Aug 29, 2017 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie,

Usually, things pop up overnight with no closures.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2017 at 11:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesie,

When you're in the park, you will show your party tickets to a Cast Member, who will give you party wristbands. You'll see them out and about a few hours before the party starts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2017 at 6:53 p.m. Joanna Says...

My friend and I just got our Halloween Party tickets and we're super excited! If we show up to the park 3 hours early (like it says we can), can we show up in costume? Or do we have to change into our costume at the park?

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Aug 22, 2017 at 3:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joanna,

Yes, you may show up in costume. Who are you dressing up as? If it's a surprise, then you don't need to say. We get it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2017 at 7:01 p.m. BLANCA Says...

HI, SORRY TO BOTHER BUT I KNOW IT'S TOTALLY LAST MINUTE... THIS WILL BE OR FIRST TIME GOING TO THE HALLOWEEN PARTY AND I TRIED BUYING THE TICKETS FOR OCTOBER 13TH,BUT THEY ARE SOLD OUT. IT TOOK ME LONG TO PURCHASE BECAUSE MY MOM JUST GOT CLEARED AFTER HER SURGERY TO BE ABLE TO GO AND WHEN I CALLED TO BUY TICKETS THEY SAID THERE WILL NOT BE ANY AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR PURCHASE ON THE DAY OF EITHER. DO YOU KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE? WE WILL BE THERE THAT WEEKEND BECAUSE WE ARE ANNUAL PASS HOLDERS BUT I WAS HOPING TO GO TO THE HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR THE FIRST TIME. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND INFORMATION.

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Aug 25, 2017 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Blanca,

That is correct. If the party is sold out, there are no tickets available at the door day of the event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2017 at 4:45 p.m. Linda Says...

Will CA Adventure stay open to Halloween Party guests passed the normal 8pm closing time.

The ticket did say you can visit both parks for the duration of the party which ends at 11.

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Aug 21, 2017 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda,

Yes, guests who purchase a ticket for Mickey's Halloween Party will be able to stay in Disney California Adventure up until its closing time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2017 at 5:13 p.m. Terri Says...

I just wanted to double check what DCA hours will be for Halloween Party ticket holders on Fri. 9/29. Will DCA stay open for party ticket holders until the party ends at midnight? When I purchased the tickets by phone, I was told that party ticket holders could stay in DCA until DCA normal closing time at 8pm (not when the party ends). Thanks. Terri

note: There was a previous FrogBlog question posted on on Aug 20, 2017: Will CA Adventure stay open to Halloween Party guests passed the normal 8pm closing time. The ticket did say you can visit both parks for the duration of the party which ends at 11.

FlogBlog REPLY on Aug 21, 2017:

Yes, guests who purchase a ticket for Mickey's Halloween Party will be able to stay in Disney California Adventure up until its closing time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2017 at 2:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terri,

We called Disneyland to check. You may stay inside Disney California Adventure until its posted closing time. At that time, you'll need to head over to Disneyland to rejoin the party. On Sep 29, DCA closes at 11 p.m., with the party ending at midnight.

We've updated the blog with this information.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2017 at 9:46 a.m. Ron Says...

What's have crowds been like on opening night of recent years? I have tickets for August 25th and am hoping to get pics with Jack and Sally where I plan to propose to my girlfriend.

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Aug 7, 2017 at 11:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ron,

Awww. That's great. Let's hope she doesn't read this and we've spoiled the surprise!

While it will be busy, opening night is much less crowded than the parties in late October.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2017 at 5:25 p.m. Robert Says...

Great Blog - what parades and fireworks show do they present in non-Halloween party days in October?

My 4 year old has her heart set on seeing a halloween parade. we are debating between going on a non-party day in october or possibly buying a day and night ticket on the halloween party day. Thanks!

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Aug 7, 2017 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robert,

Thanks for enjoying the blog! On a non-Halloween day, entertainment will be a daytime parade and (if scheduled) Remember... Dreams Come True for fireworks. Go for the Halloween Party. You'll have a blast.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2017 at 3:02 p.m. SARA DAVIES Says...

we will be on holiday here at the time we have a 2 week hopper, we we have to pay the full amount or is there a discount for people that will already be there at the time?

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Aug 7, 2017 at 8:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

Bad news. There are no discounts for Mickey's Halloween Party tickets for guests already at the resort.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2017 at 2:52 p.m. Rafael Says...

Hi,

Fantastic blog. Do you think that is possible to go all rides during Halloween party or is better go 2 days on Disneyland? One for party and one for rides.

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Aug 2, 2017 at 11:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rafael,

If both the party and rides are priorities for you, we recommend going for the party and then visiting the park during normal hours. You won't want to miss all the fun festivities the party has to offer because you're focused on rides (although, lines are much shorter, so you can still get a few in without missing too much). Some rides aren't open during the party either. Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 29, 2017 at 6:24 p.m. Nikki Mondragon Says...

My daughter performs at the disneyland resort on Oct 11th. We will get a 2 day hopper through the dance group. We would like to extend our trip but the halloween party is happening the day before and the day after we plan on using our hopper. This will be my 3 year olds first trip and another trip will probably be a long time to follow. Would you recommend getting an additional general admission or the halloween party? (Budget will not allow for both)

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Jul 28, 2017 at 4:10 p.m. Chelli Says...

Hello,

My bf & I have the annual pass and happen to have planned our trip to Disneyland right when the Halloween party starts. My question is, is California adventure going to be open for people without the party ticket after we get ushered out of Disneyland park?

Thank you~

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Aug 1, 2017 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chelli,

Yes, Disney California Adventure will be open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. Lucy Says...

Hi!!!

I'm looking into going to the Halloween Party for the first time ever! Thanks so much for all the useful info, it's gotten me super pumped to go!

I still have a couple of questions though, do you mind helping me out?

Do you know if Soundsational Parade (my fave!) still runs on Halloween party days? Prior to the start of the party of course. I was thinking of coming in early enough to catch it (if at all possible). I'd be going on Sept 20th.

Also, I realize FastPass doesn't work during party hours, but what about the 3 hours prior to the start of the party? I'd only purchase a party ticket, not a full day Disneyland ticket.

Thanks for your help!

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Jul 28, 2017 at 4:54 a.m. Archer Says...

Hi! My girlfriend and I are planning to go to Disneyland on 9/15/17, the first day of the Halloween theme for the year! So even though there is no Mickey's Halloween Party that day, do you know if the fireworks will be the Halloween/villain theme?

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Aug 1, 2017 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Archer,

Unfortunately, the Halloween-themed fireworks show is only shown during the party. But you'll definitely see plenty of spooktacular decor and more during Halloween Time at Disneyland!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2017 at 11:36 p.m. Kim Says...

Hi! We will be in Disneyland oct 4-11, first time for everyone in our family!! My son will be 6, my daughter almost 4. I'm debating on the Mickey Halloween party, but we already have 5 day hopper pass, and I'd rather use it a day we have off since you get in early as well. So that would be 6 days at the parks. And I feel my daughter especially might be kind of scared?? So not sure I want to spend that much more money, we are Canadian as well, so with the conversion makes it quite a bit more for the party.

Thanks

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Jul 27, 2017 at 4:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

Mickey's Halloween Party is not nearly on the level of scares as Halloween Horror Nights or other similar Halloween events. It's family-friendly fun and festive, filled with Halloween costumes, candy, shows and Disney characters. However, if you still think your daughter might be frightened, then it's best to avoid it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 24, 2017 at 10:47 p.m. Gary Tran Says...

Wow, I'm really glad I came across this blog. I just bought tickets for this year's Halloween Party and I plan on dressing up. I literally thought that I had to buy a park ticket and a halloween party ticket in order to enter the park, but according to you it is only the halloween party ticket that's needed (as long as I show up 3 hours before it starts).

I do have one important question however...does face paint count as a mask? My future costume involves using a mask, and I just found out that masks are off limits to adults.

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Jul 25, 2017 at 1:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary,

There aren't any rules regarding face painting, so it should be completely fine to paint your face.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2017 at 7:16 p.m. Gary Says...

Alright! I'm going to ask my better half to paint my face with her makeup skills.

Since we're in San Diego, my plan is to drive up to Anaheim October 27th (since that's the ticket date), buy a park ticket for California Adventure only for the both of us, and kill time until we can enter Disneyland.

What do you think?

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Jul 23, 2017 at 2:25 a.m. Jill Says...

Thank you for all the info!!

Im just curious if you know about the Blue Bayou experience? I know you said it gives reserved seating but if you can't see the castle for the projections is it really worth the cost? I Guess Im also thinking there is so much going on do we want to spend the money on dining or would we be better off being in the park with the characters etc. Looking to make this the easiest and funnest. will be travelling with a terminally ill family member and want to make viewing fireworks and parade smooth and easy. Any idea's are helpful!!

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Jul 25, 2017 at 11:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

The Blue Bayou Experiences gives you reserved seating for the Main Street Electrical Parade. If this isn't a huge priority for you, then definitely spend your time and money elsewhere. You can check out our post here on the best spots for viewing the Main Street Electrical Parade. Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 20, 2017 at 5:27 p.m. Yvette Says...

I'm so glad I stumbled across your website. My husband and I are first time annual pass holders, and we're planning to go to Mickey's Halloween Party with our 3 year old and 1 year old. Our 3 year old does not have an annual pass, and we were going to get her a park ticket because I thought we needed a regular park ticket plus the special event ticket. Thanks for saving us money! :)

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Jul 10, 2017 at 4:15 a.m. Holly Pritchett Says...

I love your page! I have been doing research since we booked out surprise trip to Disneyland in March! This is by far the most information I have gotten from one site. So Thank You for that!

But I am a bit confused. We will be at Disneyland October 25th-29th. We have 5-day park hopper passes. Are we going to be escorted from the park if one of Mickey's Halloween parties happens to be on one of our days in the park? I mean I wouldnt mind purchasing those tickets as well but do I need too? Seems odd that the park would close at 7pm? If this is the case I may just purchase tickets for KNotts Berry on that day or Universal. It says Day guests will be asked to leave? Would we be considered day guests? Any info you can provide I would Appreciate. Thanks!

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Jul 17, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. Kelly Says...

The 27th (Friday) you would be asked to leave early. But If you have a hopper pass then you can head over to California Adventure which is also getting the Halloween treatment in some areas this year.

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Jul 16, 2017 at 2:16 a.m. kay Says...

yes, for those special days running mickey's halloween party, regular ticket guests will be politely asked to leave. so many people that they may not even notice if you stay but they will check for wristbands for rides and trick or treat stations so really you can't do anything much anyways. if you want to stay for the halloween party you would have to purchase separate ticket for it

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Jul 13, 2017 at 4:53 a.m. Dodgers Chik Says...

Totally agree with Frog Blog!!!

California adventure is usually opened later on nights they have trick or treat party.

Also, knotts has there own halloween events too. Knotts scary farm. So knotts would close early too.

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Jul 10, 2017 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Holly,

Mickey's Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event. During days when there is a party scheduled, in-park guests who do not have a party ticket are asked to leave or purchase a party ticket. It's a really fun event, one well worth going to if you're in town.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 22, 2017 at 9:49 a.m. Char Says...

My apologies, I did find more info on your page regarding the times from past years, or rather last year, but of course Disney has not released the exact dates yet for this year, but sounds like they really have not changed over the past few years and are usually held on Mon-Wed-Fri. Hoping you can give some info and advice regarding my other questions. Thanks:)

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Apr 22, 2017 at 9:34 a.m. Char Says...

We are planning a trip to Disneyland in the first week of October going into the weekend. We have never been to the parks ever in October, so first time for us (can't wait). We are hoping to get Halloween party tickets for Wednesday Oct 3rd, unless the dates change. What I'm understanding is that the party starts at 6pm but I can't seem to find past info on how late it goes till during the weekday parties? How much do the tickets usually go for? Apparently a person gets treat bags, is candy given out? If so how does that work? Also are the Disneyland crowds really busy during the weekdays in October? Been there during July 4th weekend celebrations and it was nuts crowded, but we survived Lol. Would be nice to know what it's generally like the first week of October. Also since it's Columbus Day weekend I imagine it'll be high crowd levels on that Monday as well? And hard to predict the weather these days, but what is it usually like around then too? Thanks! :)

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Apr 22, 2017 at 9:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Char,

We're glad you found the party info!

Look at our Crowd Calendar for October 2017 and you'll see that it's a good time to visit, with a few heady crowd days, including Columbus Day. Expect temps in the low to mid 70's during the day.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2017 at 6:53 a.m. Tony Says...

Looks like I'll be rocking Disneyland right smack in the middle of October this year. From what you've seen in the past, should there be any significant changes to parties and policy and whatnot for this year?

And when do the tickets generally go on sale? I'll want to bag mine as soon as I can, it sounds like.

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Apr 20, 2017 at 8:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony,

There is always the possibility of changes to the parties and policies. Tickets went on sale in July last year, so we'd expect the same timeframe this year.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 21, 2016 at 6:13 p.m. Wendy Says...

I am attending Mickey's Halloween Party on Halloween, Oct 31st, with my daughter. We actually have a three day park hopper, but also bought tickets to the party, so we could attend. Once I leave my hotel that morning, I don't plan on going back until we leave the parks for the evening. Can I wear my costume (I'm Peter Pan, daughter is Tinkerbell) to the parks that morning? Or can I not dress up until party time?

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendy,

You can enter the park, but costumes for guests over 14 are restricted to the party. However, if the costume is more "clothes like" you can get away with it. Many people dress in "Disney Bound" attire many days of the year using clothes to give them the essence of the character. If it is an elaborate costume then probably not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2016 at 11:38 a.m. Gina Says...

My fail my will be going this coming Monday. We're not doing the party but was wondering if the park will be really busy throughout the day since some guests do the park and party together.

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Oct 20, 2016 at 3:55 a.m. Mike Says...

Hi,

We are going Friday. Where is the best place to park to minimize the traffic jam? We will likely get there around 4PM

Thanks!

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

There is not a lot you can do to avoid traffic on a Friday afternoon during Mickey's Halloween party. Arrive an hour earlier than planned.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2016 at 5:46 a.m. Megan Says...

Hi,

My boyfriend and I are going October 30 Sunday and the Halloween party was not offered this night. My question is will Disneyland Park still have fireworks showing that night? Thanks!

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Oct 21, 2016 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

Yes! Fireworks are scheduled for this evening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2016 at 6:17 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hi, I'd love to take my baby but I noticed that the tickets are sold out online. Can I still purchase at Disneyland? Or am I too late?

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Oct 20, 2016 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

I would try calling Disneyland directly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2016 at 5:11 p.m. Heidi Says...

Is California Adventure busy on the Mickey party nights? I have an AP and would like to go to CA after work but if its going to packed with the DL guests who aren't going to the party then I would skip it.

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heidi,

It is likely to be more crowded than usual, depending on the night of the week. Watch out for overall parking and traffic issues around the parks due to the party guests arriving. Right after Halloween the crowds will go away until Holiday time ramps up.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 13, 2016 at 10:04 p.m. Karen Says...

I've always wondered, if you have a ticket for Mickey's Halloween and arrive after the early entry time (3 or 4), are you allowed to jump parks and go into California Adventures in your costume if you have a pass or parkhopper? Or are the costumes restricted to the main park?

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Oct 25, 2016 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

You can enter the park, but costumes for guests over 14 are restricted to the party. However, if the costume is more "clothes like" you can get away with it. Many people dress in "Disney Bound" attire many days of the year using clothes to give them the essence of the character. If it is an elaborate costume then probably not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2016 at 12:53 a.m. Tiffany W. Says...

Hi there,

We are going to Disneland next Thursday and Friday, not attending Mickey's party. Do regular one day tickets ever sell out? We were planning to purchase once arriving in CA. Am I being paranoid, or should we go ahead and purchase them now?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 11:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany,

They do sell out, and you should purchase them as soon as you can.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2016 at 10:30 p.m. Jazmynn Says...

Hi! We will be attending the 19th of this month. I know you said that fast pass tickets aren't available during the party, but if we arrive at 3 are the fast pass tickets still available to get for rides until 6?

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Oct 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Yes, they would be if there is still availability.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2016 at 8:17 a.m. Priscilla Says...

This post is so helpful!

I do have a question I'm hoping you'll get to in time! We are going tomorrow (today since it's 1:15 am haha) and I am going as madam mim but I want to paint my face-like a face on my face if that makes sense. Do you think that counts as a "mask" ?

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Oct 20, 2016 at 3:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Priscilla,

So sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. How did it end up?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2016 at 4:33 a.m. Kristin Says...

I am going to the party for the first time this year. I have been going to Disneyland my whole life. My 3 year old is going as a ghostbuster and has a custom proton pack she is wearing. It is about the size of her whole back and she wears it like a backpack. It also has a "gun" attached but it definitely looks fake. It is very light and only sticks out about 6 to 8 inches from her back. Do you think security might give us a hard time letting it into the park? Has anyone seen a ghostbuster with a pack at this event, or a similar prop?

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin,

They will probably inspect it carefully and decide it is fine. We saw some plastic weapons at the event and costumes that were definitely outside of the guidelines, so they probably make a judgment call at security.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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