Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time - PinterestOur Frog Family loves going to Halloween Time at Disneyland. It's one of the best times of the year to visit! Both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are outfitted with decorations, banners, lighting, characters in Halloween costumes, spooky sounds and other treats. Be sure to ask for some Halloween Magic Shots from the PhotoPass photographers for some extra special surprises. Halloween Time typically runs mid-September through Halloween every year. For 2019, Disneyland Halloween Time runs Sept. 6 through Oct. 31.

This year, there are big changes afoot! On select nights, all Disneyland guests can enjoy the Halloween Screams fireworks show! (Hop over to find out the best places to view Disneyland fireworks.) Another big change is that Mickey's Halloween Party has been replaced by the Oogie Boogie Bash. The new party, a separately ticketed event that runs on select nights during Disneyland Halloween Time, will be hoppening over in Disney California Adventure. We've got a separate post with the Oogie Boogie Bash details, but this one focuses on all of the Halloween fun to be found in both parks!

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Overview of Disneyland Halloween Time 2019

September and October are generally better times of the year to visit Disneyland, but Halloween Time brings visitors, especially on weekends. Visit early in September and on a weekday if you can. The earlier you go in the season, the lighter the crowds seem to be. Expect the weekend preceding Columbus Day, the following week and the weekend before Halloween to be the most crowded. So, what can you expect?

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019 - Main Street USA

Disneyland will be exploding with Halloween decorations. 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, (which are lit at night). Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale will be greeting guests in their Halloween costumes. The villains may be stalking about Main Street and Fantasyland.

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 2019 - Dia de los Muertos Display

You can 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. As you move toward New Orleans Square, you can meet Jack Skellington and Sally before moving to the Haunted Mansion Holiday, a ride overlay that runs through both Halloween and the holiday season.

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-Chip and DaleThe bewitching Disneyland Halloween Time treats and food accessories available during Disneyland Halloween Time will have you drooling like a ghoul. You can dig in to festive caramel apples, Mickey mummy macarons, special churros and themed treats such as cookies and cupcakes and cake pops. Carry your food in style with premium popcorn buckets, poison apple steins and glow cubes. There are special savory snacks on the restaurant menus, too. OK, is anyone else’s mouth watering? Definitely pick up a Food Guide in the park so you can find all the tasty treats.

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Halloween Screams fireworks show is viewable for all Disneyland guests. For several years, the show has been available to just party guests. But now that the party has hopped over to Disney California Adventure, everyone can enjoy this spectacular show at Disneyland! There is a slight change. Fireworks enhance the show on select nights (mostly Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a few exceptions, so check the calendar). The supernatural projections and special effects show takes place nightly during Halloween Time!

 Halloween at Disney California Adventure

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-daisyDisney California Adventure offers a few grim grinning ghouls and ghosts of its own. Oogie Boogie’s oversized shadow haunts the Main Entrance of Disney California Adventure. Head over to the Headless Horseman Statue on Buena Vista Street. Boo-tiful purple lights are aglow, and you can hear the faint clip clop and sounds of the horse or of Oogie Boogie himself. The Disney characters are happily showing off their Halloween costumes. Last year, Disney Junior star Vampirina greeted guests during Halloween Time in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. We hope she'll be back — we promise she won’t bite! She is now a regular part of the Disney Jr. Dance Party, so you can enjoy “Vee” year-round!

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. Be sure to visit “Radiator Screams” at night to take in the "gourd-geous" Halloween scenery, special lighting and backdrop of hills in bewitching Halloween colors. It’s quite a treat!

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-Miguel

Any "Coco" fans out there? You won't want to miss visiting the Plaza de la Familia at Paradise Gardens Park. This year, you can meet puppet Miguel!

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-craft

Take part in activities such as free crafts, including coloring a mask or recording a family memory. Other fun things to do include trying out the special colorful wing photo walls and Tree of Life photo locations. Learn about Dia de los Muertos, enjoy mariachi music, sample Mexican food or catch a showing of A Musical Celebration of Coco show — Miguel makes an appearance with his guitar. The Plaza de la Familia may be open for a few days into November.

Get ready to #SaveGroot at Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. The Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction gets into the Halloween spirit during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Each evening, the attraction transforms into a new experience that continues the story of the daytime ride, but now guests need to help Rocket Raccoon save Groot. It’s a lot scarier than the daytime ride with a heavy metal soundtrack, so consider that if you have tadpoles who are just tall enough to ride the daytime version. They might find Monsters After Dark to be too much.

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019 - Guardians of the Galaxy Monsters After Dark Wait Times

This is a very popular ride with long wait times!

It’s tricky to figure out how to get a FASTPASS. It requires vigilantly checking return times being distributed for the daytime. Each day, the ride line closes for one hour to switch over from the daytime version to the Monsters After Dark version. On nights with an Oogie Boogie Party, the ride closes at 3 p.m. and reopens at 4 p.m. On all other nights, the ride shuts down at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. The FASTPASS will still say Guardians of the Galaxy, but if it is for after 4 or 5 p.m. (depending on the night), it's for the Monsters after Dark version. Return times disappear as if being chased by a monster, so keep your eye on this by checking the Disneyland app to see distribution times starting in the morning. You can acquire a paper FASTPASS or use MaxPass to reserve.

Characters at Disneyland Halloween Time 2019

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019

You can meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale and more friends dressed in their Halloween outfits in both parks. Jack and Sally have the same location as the past few years in New Orleans Square near the Royal Street Veranda. The best time to arrive is in the morning before they start greeting about 9 am.  During the evening, some spirits may materialize in that location. Specifically the temporarily displaced hitchhiking ghosts from the Haunted Mansion, Constance Hatchaway (the bride with the hatchet in the Haunted Mansion attic) and Sally Slater, the tightrope walker from the stretching room.

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

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-queens of heartsYou might spot other villains around Adventureland, Fantasyland and Main Street U.S.A, especially as the season progresses. The characters tend to make more appearances as Halloween gets closer. Cruella de Vil, Queen of Hearts, Jafar and others sometimes stomp around near the entrance to the park and Main Street. Maleficent, who used to only make appearances at the Halloween parties, is now making appearances near Sleeping Beauty Castle. The Queen is also lurking nearby. For the most villain sightings, visit the new Halloween party at Disney California Adventure, the Oogie Boogie Bash.

Disney Villains Dance Party

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-Villains Dance PartyNew for 2019, there is a new Disney Villains Dance Party in Tomorrowland on select nights (mostly Fridays through Sundays) from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is a toadally cool way to conjure up some fun with the villains. You'll also pick up some crazy new dance moves when the villains join you on the dance floor. We did The Time Warp with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee!

Rides at Disneyland Halloween Time 2019

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 for Haunted Mansion Holiday are significantly longer than at other times of the year, so we recommend you make this one of your priorities before 10 a.m. or get a FASTPASS. The ballroom always has a large gingerbread house on the table (with yummy gingerbread smalls wafting up). The Haunted Mansion celebrated 50 years this year, so there is a large 50 adorning the gingerbread model of the Haunted Mansion itself this year!

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-MaterOn most years, Tad finds Space Mountain’s Ghost Galaxy especially thrilling. Ghost Galaxy will not be returning in 2019, however. The Hyperspace Mountain overlay will be zooming on through Oct. 31. Tad can't complain. He loves Hyperspace Mountain too!

In “Radiator Screams,” Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters are parading as Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree has been transformed into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. Both rides have several Halloween-themed songs and decorations throughout the Halloween season.

Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Party

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019-oogieThere is so much to look forward to during Disneyland Halloween 2019, with the biggest trick-or-treat being the change of Mickey’s Halloween Party moving to the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure. Hop over to our Oogie Boogie Bash Disneyland Halloween Party post for the full scoop and all the scary details.

This after-hours party runs on select nights Sept. 17 to Oct. 31 and requires a separate ticket. Tickets are selling out in a scary fast way, so hop to it before they are gone. The party is one of the rare times guests 14 and up can wear costumes to Disneyland. Guests of all ages can go trick-or-treating and enjoy special entertainment, dance parties and unique character meet and greets with classic Disney characters in costumes and many Disney villains. The ride wait times tend to be shorter during the Disneyland Halloween Parties — what a treat!

There's so much to do and see during Disneyland Halloween Time! It's really one of our favorite times to visit! Have a question about Halloween Time or the Oogie Boogie Bash? Let us know in comments below! 

Related: Best Time to Visit Disneyland

Related: Guide to Oogie Boogie Bash

Related: Guide to Planning for Holidays at Disneyland

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 14, 2019 at 10:02 p.m. Karyn Says...

Can my son wear a hook on one hand like Captain Hook?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 12:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karyn!

As long as it's plastic, he should be good to go!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 7, 2019 at 6:31 p.m. Vanessa Sibley Says...

HI! We are going to the halloween bash and are deciding on costumes for the family. Does anyone know if entire face painting is allowed. I want to be sally and i know masks are not permited (only half the face may be covered) but is whole face painting allowed??? THANK YOU!!

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Sep 9, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa!

Face painting is permitted!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2019 at 5:16 p.m. Sammi Schroeder Says...

Hi,

We are attending the Oogie Boogie bash and my 5 yr old is dressing up as Maleficent and she has wings, will they let her wear those? I'm sure they won't last more than an hour Lol

Thanks,

Sammi

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Sep 6, 2019 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sammi!

How cute! Wings are permitted as long as they aren't obtrusive and she may be asked to remove them on rides.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2019 at 4:04 a.m. Erika Says...

Hi There, This blog has had such great information! Do you have any details on how the kids go "trick or treating"? I'm wondering if that is something they do between shows, in a certain part of the park, or will we be so involved in all the other cool things going on at the Bash that we won't bother with trick or treating? Looking forward to more details and reviews when Halloween and the Bash is in full swing. Thanks much.

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Sep 6, 2019 at 3:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erika!

There are specific trick-or-treat trails that will be noted on the map you receive when you enter the park. They'll be open all night, so you can hop in as you pass by (or, like you said, may decide to forego it and enjoy the other activities instead!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2019 at 5:17 a.m. Laurie Says...

I have tickets that are no block tickets and we have planned for over 8 moths to be at Disneyland Sunday October 26 to Wednesday the 30th during the the OOGIE boogie party that happens a couple of the evenings... can we still be at the park for park hours and not attend the extra cost of the party?

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Sep 5, 2019 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laurie!

Oogie Boogie will only be taking place at California Adventure, so on nights that the party is going on, California Adventure will close down early to guests who don't have separate party tickets. Disneyland will maintain normal operating hours, though, so you'll still be able to hop over to Disneyland Park even if you don't have Oogie Boogie tickets!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2019 at 5:15 a.m. Ray Says...

I bought the halloween ticket and I was wonderi g if I am able to go to both parks

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Sep 3, 2019 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

This year, the Oogie Boogie Bash ticket only permits you access to California Adventure; if you wanted to hop over to Disneyland Park, you'd need a separate ticket, unfortunately.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2019 at 3:30 a.m. Shannon Says...

Hi! I have tickets for October 6th but when I try to make dinner reservations it seems you can only make them for downtown. is there going to be dinner packages available during the party?

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Aug 26, 2019 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

We haven't seen any dinner packages available yet, but we've got our eyes and ears open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 21, 2019 at 6:50 a.m. Sarah Says...

I am just wondering, will Fantasmic Dining Packages and World of Colour Dessert Party be available during Halloween? I keep checking the Disneyland site and there are no times / dates available still for the first week of October. Are these events / packages cancelled during Halloween or just released closer to the date?

Thank you

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Aug 22, 2019 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

These should still be around - they'll just be released a little closer to your visiting dates, as you noted :) World of Color Dessert Parties will not be available during nights where Oogie Boogie Bash is going on, which is why you'll see some dates are already greyed out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 18, 2019 at 4:07 a.m. Lesley Brooks Says...

We are heading to Disneyland on the 5th November. Will all of the Halloween decorations be gone by then and also will many rides be closed ie: Haunted House and Space mountain to remove their Halloween themes?.

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Aug 19, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesley!

You’ll see a mix of Halloween and Christmas as they go down and up in that period. Haunted Mansion Holiday will be open and Space Mountain will be Hyperspace Mountain. “it’s a small world” will be closed.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2019 at 11:11 p.m. Leanne Says...

Hi there! I'm curious about the rules for adult costumes. It says adults can dress up too, but I'm wondering to what extent. Can me and my friends wear princess dresses to the Oogie-Boogie Bash, or will that go against the dress policy?

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Aug 20, 2019 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leanne!

Princess dresses should be just fine, as long as your faces aren't covered and nothing is obstructive (i.e., a tutu that's hard to get in a ride car)!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. Lynn T Says...

Hi there! The last time I’ve been to Disneyland was 4 years ago, but it seems Disneyland is just getting to complicated with tickets , Maxpass vs fastpass, etc. can you tell me if the Halloween bash at CA adventures means regular ticket holders have to leave early?

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Aug 20, 2019 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn!

We toadally understand - it can all be a little confusing, but we're hoppy to help! Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party at California Adventure is limited to party-goers only (since it's a separately ticketed event), so California Adventure will close early for general admission (though Disneyland will remain open for you to hop to if you opt not to partake in the party!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2019 at 5:05 p.m. Emily Says...

What happens on November 1st? Is DL still decorated for Halloween??

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Aug 19, 2019 at 5:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily!

The Halloween decorations get taken down in the first week of November (generally a little later than the first) and then transition to Christmas. The official start of the holiday season at Disneyland is Nov. 8, so all Christmas decorations should be up by then.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2019 at 12:47 p.m. LuAnn Says...

Where can I buy tickets for October 17 Halloween party?

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Aug 19, 2019 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi LuAnn!

You can buy those here. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 12, 2019 at 3:27 p.m. Abbie Says...

Hi,

I was starting to plan a trip for our son’s fifth birthday in October. I’m not sure we want to buy special tickets for the Halloween party. Do you know what time the park closes for the event?

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Aug 12, 2019 at 12:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Abbie!

California Adventure will close at 6 for the party, while Disneyland will remain open until regular closing hours (anytime from 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 12, 2019 at 2:30 a.m. Ryan Says...

Currently there are no fireworks scheduled at all for the September dates that are currently available. Is it unlikely they will show fireworks then :( I would have thought they'd show it on the first night of Halloween there. I will be there from 2nd September to 6th September (a Friday, and also first day of Halloween at Disney), and so I was hoping to see at least one fireworks display.

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Aug 10, 2019 at 9:08 p.m. Norma Says...

Tickets for the Halloween party on October 31 are sold out. Is more tickets will be released later?

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Aug 12, 2019 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Norma!

Unfortunately, when the tickets are gone, they are usually gone for the good! We'll keep our eyes and ears open though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2019 at 5:17 a.m. Liz Says...

Is there a Halloween parade in either parks? We are heading there at the end of Sept. are those good dates to experience Halloween in Disneyland?

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Aug 8, 2019 at 3:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz!

The Halloween parade, Frightfully Fun, will take place at California Adventure on select nights when the Oogie Boogie Bash is hoppening. While Oogie Boogie Bash requires a separate entry ticket, Disneyland Park guests can enjoy nightly Halloween-themed fireworks and decorations beginning Sept. 6. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 4, 2019 at 4:08 p.m. bre Says...

I have never been during halloween time before and i am so confused by this halloween party. we are going to be there sept 16-19 and I am not planning on taking my family to the halloween party does that mean we have to leave the parks at 6? Or does one park stay open for guests who arent paying for the party? I can't see Disney's calendar to see what is going on for that week

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Aug 5, 2019 at 11:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bre!

Disneyland only releases its park hours about a month or so in advance, so we should be able to see the park hours to be certain in just a few days (it sounds like you've already taken a peek, but you'll be able to see those here.) From what we've heard, Disneyland Park will stay open its regular hours on nights that Oogie Boogie Bash is going on, though California Adventure will close early for the party. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 30, 2019 at 11:23 a.m. Matthew D Says...

Hi! I will be visiting Disneyland September 12 and 13th this year. How do you thing the crowds will be for this time of the year?

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Jul 30, 2019 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matthew!

According to our Crowd Calendar, those will be great dates to head to the parks (5 and 6 out of 10, respectively). Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2019 at 2:33 p.m. Richard Says...

In years past, the Halloween time ticket at Disneyland was good for both parks. Seems like the ticket will only let you get in to DCA in 2019 (with the price staying the same). Is that the case?

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Jul 17, 2019 at 1:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richard!

That's correct; this year's party admission only grants you entry to California Adventure.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2019 at 4:19 p.m. CRYSTAL PALMERTON Says...

So if I don't purchase an Oogie Boogie Bash Party ticket, but I have a hopper pass, can i just hop over to Disneyland park until it closes? I am confused about when the parks close during Halloween. I don't want to spend money on an extra ticket, however I still want to stay later and enjoy the park with my kiddos. I was told both parks close early due to Halloween. Can you help answer all these questions?

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Aug 2, 2019 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crystal!

If you have a Park Hopper pass, that's correct - as California Adventure closes for Oogie Boogie for the night, you'd be able to hop over to Disneyland Park. In years past, a Halloween party admission ticket granted you access to BOTH parks, so in years past, both parks did close early. This year, however, Disneyland is expected to have normal October operating hours (closing sometime between 9 and 11) since Oogie Boogie is only taking place in California Adventure. Right now, September and October hours haven't been released, but we're keeping an eye out! Hours will be posted here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 29, 2019 at 5:02 p.m. Kay Says...

Hello I am inquiring about the Halloween time for the Orlando resort. And is the nightmare before Christmas them there.

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Jun 7, 2019 at 6:22 p.m. Jennifer Says...

I can't find the park hours anywhere for October mid-week? What times do the parks normally close for the parties. If we don't pay extra for Oogie Boogie and Mickey's party, I'm just wondering how much time we'll actually get for a full price admission. Thanks!

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Jun 10, 2019 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

The hours can vary per day and may range from closing at 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. during the week. Disneyland hours will not be affected by the parties because the only party is the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure. On Party nights, DCA will close at 6:00 p.m. (and become more crowded that afternoon as party guests file in early). Since the party nights dates are up now, you can look ahead and plan to visit DCA on different nights and Disneyland on party nights. They will release park hours six weeks in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 8, 2019 at 1:15 a.m. valeria Says...

Hello! had a question about face painting, i tried looking everywhere with no answer :/ I wanted to dress up as Gamora but was unsure if that was a concern with the dress code, it doesn't say facepaint but i know they don't want the face to be covered. I wanted to know if you've heard anything (only b/c i've seen people dress up as avatar's and paint their face blue) Thank you!!

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May 9, 2019 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valeria!

Adults cannot have full face costume makeup at Disneyland (except at halloween Parties and special events). The face painters in the parks can only do full face paint on kids 13 and under. They can do partial designs on adults, but there is no Gamora partial face option. If you decide to dress as Gamora, wear street clothes that model her look and perhaps modify the makeup to hint at her appearance (like green eye shadow) rather than the whole face. If you do go more elaborate on makeup. bring makeup removal clothes in case you are asked to remove it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. Naomi Says...

We're in California from Sept-23-October 1st. I'm wondering if Disney's fireworks are every night during halloween, or if there are specific nights only?

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May 6, 2019 at 11:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Naomi!

Disneyland has not yet announced which fireworks show will be playing at that time or the schedule, but based on past history, they are more likely to be shown only Friday through Sunday at that time. We'll keep you posted!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 23, 2019 at 3:30 a.m. Mary Says...

We are regulars at DW but are thinking out giving DL a try for Halloween. Does the party have a regular parade like Disney world?

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Apr 23, 2019 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary!

It sure does! The Frightfully Fun Parade is a Halloween time favorite and will be at the Oogie Boogie Bash in California Adventure this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 21, 2019 at 8:12 p.m. Andrea Says...

Hi, I have a question.

Does the halloween parade with the villians show up any day or just in the special days in those that you have to buy a special ticket for the party?

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Apr 22, 2019 at 9:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea!

The special Halloween parade will only take place on party nights, which you'll need separate admission for.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 19, 2019 at 1:34 a.m. DJ Says...

We will be there the first week of the Oogie Boogie Bash but not planning on attending. We LOVE the World of Color & really want to see it! Will a “regular” World of Color show be put on on non-Halloween Party nights.

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Apr 19, 2019 at 3:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DJ!

Disneyland usually announce the entertainment 6 weeks in advance, so it’s hard to say at this point (though we're keeping an eye out and will be sure to update as soon as we know more!) World of Color has been running nightly so far this year with one show per night just after park closing. If they are running World of Color, we would expect it to be the regular show on non-party nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 17, 2019 at 12:20 a.m. Erin Anania Says...

When can we buy tickets for Mickey's Halloween Party in Disneyland? We are going in October 2019.

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Apr 17, 2019 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin!

These generally go on sale in August - we're anxiously awaiting updates and will be sure to let the Frog Pond know as soon as we know more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 2, 2019 at 7:46 a.m. Casey Says...

We are going to Disney 29th - 31st October this year! Was hoping to get Mickeys Halloween party tickets for 29th or 31st when they become available. Which night would be best out of the two (smaller crowds) also what is general park crowds like during this time. Some blogs suggest this is the best time to visit ( 29th- 31st) and has the lightest crowds in all of October??? I would have thought this would be the busiest time, being days out from Halloween and actual Halloween

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Apr 9, 2019 at 7:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Casey!

The Halloween parties are not too crowded since they limit ticket sales. The 31st might have the lowest crowds. Halloween time is a popular time to visit, but Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday are some of the least crowded days of the week. Nov. 1 is when we’ve seen the crowds magically disappear.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 8, 2019 at 6:50 a.m. Anna Says...

Hi guys! We are travelling from Australia for Halloween, and just wondered if the trick or treating and parade is at both parks or just one? Which park is better in your opinion ? Many thanks

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Feb 8, 2019 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

Trick-or-treating and the Halloween parade are only on select nights at Disneyland Park for Mickey's Halloween Party, but there is Halloween fun in both parks during Halloween Time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 29, 2018 at 12:37 a.m. Maria Nunez Says...

Wondering when Halloween Decor comes down, before Christmas goes up?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

Halloween decor comes down very early November (after the Halloween festivities are over for the year) and immediately replaced with Christmas decor :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2018 at 7:27 p.m. Allie Says...

I go to DL at least once per year (we are in NorCal). This was my first visit at Halloween. I am going to chalk this visit up to experience, because I learned a lot. One, if you don't have a ticket to Mickey's Halloween Party, I wouldn't plan on visiting the parks (unless you plan on ending your day by 7pm). Once DL closes and everyone migrates to CA Adv, the fast passes (Max Pass was useless at this point) run out and the lines are LOOOOOOONG. The wait for Guardians was 180 minutes (3 HOURS!), Incredicoaster and Radiator Springs took turns breaking down (they were both down a lot during our trip), which fed into the lines of other rides. We waited in line for 40 minutes for Ariel, which I have never done, as this is a fast moving line. I have never seen CA so packed in my life. If I ever go back in October, I would take the Halloween party day as an opportunity to visit the beach---and relax a bit. Fortunately, I had a 3 day park hopper, so we were able to get on most of the rides on the other 2 days. The crowds at Halloween seemed to be more intense than in the early weeks of December. I am not writing this to be negative (because I LOVE Disney!), but hope others might learn a thing or two from my experience. (and, on Friday---it was 92 degrees. UGH!!)

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Oct 16, 2018 at 1:53 p.m. Michelle Says...

Really trying to get tickets to Mickey's Halloween party on Oct 31st. Any idea on who would still have tickets? Anyone online? Help!

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Oct 16, 2018 at 7:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

In the past, Disney has 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. We would try there!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2018 at 3:55 a.m. Gary Says...

Hi just wondering why you suggest to go to toon town 1 hour earlier, it seems like thats when there will be a line? Does it make sense to go later when the line decapitates? Also my thought was to visit CDA in the extended first 3 hours, then go over to DL, does that make sense? Lastly it looks tickets are sold out on the official site, does this site have an extra batch of tickets - I see you can buy them here too but unsure if it's just placing an order or if it's an actual live purchase.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary!

The party gets started in Toon Town an hour early, so if you are anxious to go trick or treating and meet the characters, you can do that before the event begins. It also makes it an earlier night for little ones. If you would rather experience regular Disneyland or DCA before the party starts, you can definitely do that instead ... DCA is very well decorated for Halloween, although there are no party elements happening there. Note the Toon Town closing time if you wish to visit because it does close early due to fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2018 at 7:42 p.m. Karen Says...

Hi

We are at DL over the week of Halloween but are not going to the party. Do you know if a place that our kiddos can trick or treat in Halloween? They are 9 and 11. Thanks.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

Unfortunately, trick-or-treating is only available at Disneyland during the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2018 at 9:43 p.m. Geri709 Says...

Do you need tickets to go the Halloween Parade. Can’t find anything about that. I was told I Met’s are needed but don’t know where to purchase them.

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, Mickey's Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2018 at 7:46 p.m. Missy Says...

Hi, My family bought tickets for Misckeys not so scary Halloween party and I we not to buy mine a few days later and they are sold out!

Help I need to go it is for my grandsons and we can not miss it. Is there any way I will be able to get tickets??

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Missy!

We recommend checking date availability on our discounted event tickets. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2018 at 9:01 p.m. Darnell Says...

Is the link site you provided legit? I saw you can still purchase tickets for the Disney Halloween event there although Disney's site indicates its already sold out. Please let me know as I wanted to buy tix for the 23rd. Thanks.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 12:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Darnell!

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.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:45 p.m. SB Says...

Is there a forum where people can purchase tickets for people who bought them but can no longer attend the special party?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 2:48 p.m. Jamie Says...

We have tickets to the Mickeys halloween party for Friday October 5th.This is our first time to Disney. Im confused as to what it includes. Very confused. Does this include the monsters after dark? Is there a schedule of events and times somewhere?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

Yes, Mickey's Halloween Party features special entertainment and trick-or-treating. Here are some additional details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 5:21 a.m. Crystal Says...

Hello love the review we are going to be going october 23. We luckly got reservations for the mickeys halloween party dinner package at the blue bayou. This is our first time going to disney ever. I would so appreciate if you can review how the dinner package is and if its better to do the dinner package and do later parade so that way we can watch the fireworks in a perfect spot or should we do parade in the vip section and then jump to watch fireworks please help!!!

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Oct 3, 2018 at 11:06 p.m. Andrew Says...

I'll be doing exactly the same that day! I think based on my previous knowledge of Disney and the location rumored for the viewing of the parade that it'll be fairly easy to get a good spot to watch the fireworks afterwards. There will be a bunch of people in that area of course, but it's not physically far from the prime fireworks viewing location... maybe just shuffling a bit to make sure your sight line is clear.

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crystal!

We've heard that the parade viewing area is by Refreshment Corner, so we would recommend seeing the first parade and then jump into the middle of the street after the parade and stand in Main Street in the section behind the circle with the Partner’s Statue and get a good view of fireworks. That’s our recommendation ... eat early and see the first parade and jump in place for fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 2:56 a.m. Katherine Says...

Thank you so much for the tip to call if the tickets are sold out! I waited too long and thought we were sunk-called the number and they magically found us tickets! You absolutely saved our trip!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Sep 29, 2018 at 7:50 p.m. Missy Says...

Hi, what number did you call??? I am desperate my family got their tickets and I went to buy ours and they were sold out.

Thank you!

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Sep 19, 2018 at 9:51 p.m. Karin Says...

Were you calling California Disneyland for Halloween tx on a sold out night? If so what # did you call. We are faced with same issue.

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Sep 16, 2018 at midnight Olivia Says...

Hi, I plan to purchase a Halloween Party Ticket for Oct 29. We just want to attend for the party. So to confirm we only need to purchase the party ticket and we get into Disneyland at 6pm and enjoy rides and the party until closing time? We don’t need to purchase a separate enterence ticket if we are only going to the Halloween party at 6m correct? Does this party ticket also allow us to enter 3 hours earlier than 6pm for Disneyland or California Adventure also? Thanks

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Olivia!

That is correct - you only need a party ticket to get into Disneyland for the party :) No separate entrance ticket required. Yes, the party ticket also allows you to enter 3 hours earlier.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. Constance Fletcher Says...

I asked a Disney cast member about: Guests receive free Disney PhotoPass photos during the event and unlimited PhotoPass downloads for party photos for up to 45 days. She said you have to buy the photos, they are not included. Who is correct?

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Constance!

Only Disney PhotoPass photos captured during the event can be downloaded from your Disney account as many times as you want, for 45 days after capture.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2018 at 2:45 a.m. Alyssa Says...

Lovely post! Is it true that PhotoPass is included with MNSSHP, or should I plan to buy a MaxPass?

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Sep 12, 2018 at 12:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyssa!

Are you referring to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World in Orlando, or Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in California? Either way, we don't believe PhotoPass downloads are included, but you CAN find photographers throughout both parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2018 at 9:57 p.m. Bob Says...

Hello! We'll be using regular-admission Park Hopper tickets on September 28, which is a Halloween Party date. To clarify, when the party starts at 7pm in Disneyland, would we be able to scoot over to Californa Adventures? Or, will we be voted off the entire Disney island? Thanks!

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Oct 4, 2018 at 4:24 a.m. Amy Says...

I have the same question - we already have a park hopper for 2 days and have only just found out about the Halloween party.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy!

Mickey's Halloween Party is only at Disneyland, so you can hop on over to Disney California Adventure once Disneyland closes for the party!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Marci Pierog Says...

Do you know what the prix fixed dinner items are at the Blue Bayou and Riverboat Terrace (for the Fantasmic viewing voucher)? I have picky eaters and don't want to spend the money if it is something that they wont eat.

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marci!

The menu items have not been announced yet, but are rumored to be similar to the standard menu.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2018 at 9:40 p.m. Alondra Says...

Hi,

Do you know if we are allowed to have face paint on? an example, I want to do a sugar skull? thank you

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Sep 12, 2018 at 1:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alondra!

The Disneyland Resort Costume Guidelines do not have any rules event face paint. Sounds like a cute idea!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2018 at 7:33 a.m. Rebecca Says...

I was wondering what all food places were open during the party? Like cafe Orleans and the jolly holiday and all that!

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Sep 12, 2018 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

Blue Bayou, Stage Door Cafe, Galactic Grill and Plaza Inn are the only restaurants expected to be open, plus outdoor food carts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2018 at 3:18 a.m. Angela Says...

What is a Magic shots? Do I need to download an Appt? We are going on Sept 19. Thank you

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

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

Magic shots are when you pose for a photo and a magical surprise appears once the photo loads in your MyDisneyExperience app. Tinkerbell may fly above you, you might be holding a bundle of balloons.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 4, 2018 at 6:32 p.m. Jerry Bruce Says...

Have they released any information about specialty items, like the Oogie Boogie bucket last year, or special deserts/foods?

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Sep 4, 2018 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jerry!

You can check out this Disney Parks Blog for specialty Halloween novelty items. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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