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Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2019

Disneyland Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween PartyOur 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 and other treats. Disneyland Halloween Time generally runs mid-September through Halloween every year. For 2019, Disneyland Halloween Time runs Sept. 6 through Oct. 31. And there are changes afoot! Mickey's Halloween Party has been replaced by the Oogie Boogie Bash.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

The Disneyland Halloween fun will run from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31, 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 and the following week to be the most crowded. So, what can you expect?

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019 - Main Street USA

Disneyland is 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. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale will be greeting guests in their Halloween costumes.

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.

The be-witching 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, special churros and themed treats like 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?

Halloween at Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019 - Vampirina at Disney California AdventureDisney 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. Beware of the bats swarming around the Carthay Circle Bell Tower! Boo-tiful purple lights are aglow, and Hollywood Land has Halloween projections on the buildings. 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!

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019 - Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure

Any "Coco" fans out there? You won't want to miss visiting the Plaza de la Familia at Paradise Gardens Park.

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019 - Tree of Life at Disney California Adventure

Do activities like free crafts, color a mask or record a family memory. Other fun things to do include trying out the special angel wing photo walls and Tree of Life photo location. Learn about Dia de los Muertos, enjoy mariachi music, sample Mexican food or catch a showing of A Musical Celebration of Coco — Miguel even makes an appearance with his guitar. You can also get your face painted, for a fee. 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!

It’s tricky to figure out how to get a FASTPASS. It requires vigilantly checking return times being distributed for the daytime. Once the return window reaches 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., it will automatically skip to a window that is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. That’s because the ride shuts down at 4 p.m. for a while before the switch, and reopens at 5 p.m. The FASTPASS will still say Guardians of the Galaxy, but if it is for after 5 p.m., 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. 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 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.

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

You might spot other villains around Adventureland, Fantasyland and Main Street U.S.A, especially as the season progresses, but they definitely make appearances during the Halloween parties. The characters tend to make more appearances as Halloween gets closer. Cruella de Vil sometimes stomps around near the entrance to the park and Main Street. For the most villain sightings, visit the new Halloween party at Disney California Adventure, the Oogie Boogie Bash.

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.

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. Will Ghost Galaxy return for 2019? It has not been announced with the other Halloween ride layovers, so keep hoppin’ back for updates.

Disneyland Halloween Time 2019 - Cars Land

In “Radiator Screams,” Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters are parading as Luigi’s Honkin’ Halloween. 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

There 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. 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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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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Aug 29, 2018 at 5:26 a.m. Karla Says...

Hi. Do you know if the restaurants close early during the Halloween party? And if so, why they do?

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Aug 31, 2018 at 4:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla!

Some restaurants do close early, as not quite as many are needed open during the limited capacity event.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2018 at 5:19 p.m. Leigh Says...

Hi, I'm taking my family to Disneyland the day after labor day since it is supposed to be quieter then. Will there be any Halloween decorations up then? Also should we expect to see any rides closed during that time as they prepare for Halloween?

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Aug 28, 2018 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leigh!

Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain both go down for a bit at the end of August for their Halloween overlays, but they should be back open in time for your visit. Halloween decorations are likely to be up as well!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2018 at 4 a.m. Mum2munsters Says...

Hi. What do you know about the restaurants? When we went in 2016, we were surprised that most of not all of the restaurants were closed. Even some food carts weren't available. Plus I was pregnant at the time, which totally sucked. I'm wondering if we should eat a big meal before going this time. TIA!

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Blue Bayou, Stage Door Cafe, Galactic Grill and Plaza Inn are the only restaurants that are usually open, plus some outdoor food carts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. Ana Says...

Hi! This will be my first time at the halloween party so I'm a little confused. Would I only need to buy a ticket for the party if I wanted to go to Disneyland in the morning and stay until late, go to california adventure or do you buy separate tickets?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 3:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ana!

Staying at (or going to) Disneyland for the Halloween Party requires a separate party ticket, and hopping from Disneyland to California Adventure requires a park hopper ticket. We hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2018 at 6:08 p.m. Andrew Says...

Another follow-up question... I'm most likely going to book the Blue Bayou Halloween dinner package (since I love Blue Bayou anyway!) in a couple days when I hit the 60 day mark, but I have a question... You mention, "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." -- Specifically the part about the viewing location being near the partners statue and that it's a good location also for the fireworks...

I've read on a couple other blogs that the viewing location for previous years was down near carnations café on main street and that people needed to swiftly walk toward the caste for a good fireworks view. Have you been able to confirm this years viewing location? Has it moved from previous years to the statue location that you cite? I'm aiming for reservations around 5 to 6, I assume those will issue a ticket for the first parade (and thus also the fireworks), correct? Is there a chance a dinner package will include reserved viewing for a later parade that is after the fireworks? If there is a hard cut off time I want to make sure my reservation is early enough for that first one!

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrew!

The Blue Bayou seating will not be announced until the first day. It is rumored to be near the partners statue, but no guarantees. We will say, the locations have improved in the past couple years! We would ask the dining reservation line (714-781-3463) about firework viewing preference :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2018 at 6:37 p.m. Andrew Says...

Have you guys been able to confirm now that the event has started if the viewing location is near the partner statue or if it's down main street closer to the park entrance?

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Sep 20, 2018 at 8:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrew!

We last heard that it was at Refreshment Corner, which is the section behind Partner’s Statue area. It’s a good fireworks spot from middle of the street.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2018 at 4:56 a.m. Michelle Says...

I was planning on going to Disneyland that week

If we go on the day of a Halloween party does that mean we have to leave the park early??- we do not want to buy a day pass and then not be able to stay the whole day..

Thank you

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Aug 22, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

That is correct. On party nights, the park closes early for regular day guests.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2018 at 2:26 a.m. Pablo Says...

So we bought tickets to a sold out Halloween Party. Do you know how many tickets are sold in total to these parties? Or at least how much less busy is it during a party then a normal weekend night. Thanks,

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pablo!

No worries. We're not sure the exact number of tickets sold, but it is a limited capacity event to make sure it is enjoyable for everyone in attendance. It won't feel too crowded at all!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 13, 2018 at 11:31 a.m. EMMA Says...

I was just wondering if Disney adventure will be open until closing time on a day the Halloween party is on.

Im not going to the party but bought a park hopper ticket so when we have to leave at 5pm due to the party we can head over to Adventure until closing

thanks

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emma,

Yes, Disney California Adventure will remain open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. Peaches Says...

Hi,

On the Disneyland website it is showing that Monsters After Dark will start at 5pm this year. Do you know if they will be pushing back when they start making FastPasses available? This could impact Halloween Party attendees.

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Last year, the line closed for a while during the switchover from daytime Guardians to Monsters. The FP distribution opened up at about 3 p.m. but the ride opened later. We can't be sure quite yet on how things will be handled this year, but FPs definitely were distributed well before it opened later that evening last year. They went very quickly, so be ready to go. We'll be sure to confirm once we attend this year!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. Eric p vasquez Says...

Like Disneyland Halloweentime at Disneyland Resort Haunted Mansion Holiday Will open are Sept 7 8-10-2018

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Aug 7, 2018 at 6:59 p.m. Vivian Hernandez Says...

Hello, what are the hours during the non Halloween

days in October?

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Aug 9, 2018 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vivian,

This information is not yet available, but it'll most likely be something like 9am-9pm. Stay tuned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2018 at 6:05 a.m. Bailey Says...

My husband, some friends and I have a trip planned for the weekend of October 20. We have two day park hoppers and were planning on going Friday and Saturday. The question is does CDA close early as well, if you don't have the Mickey Halloween party tickets? (Could we hit CDA that night) also the other question is would it be two much to try to do in one day if we are planning on being at the park all day, go to the Mickey Halloween party and then the next day do both parks again?

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Aug 7, 2018 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bailey,

Disney California Adventure stays open during Mickey's Halloween Party, so you'll be able to enjoy it if you don't have party tickets. And your plan definitely sounds doable, just need to make sure you plan out your priorities!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2018 at 1:21 a.m. Denise Says...

Hello. I was just reading about the guardians of galaxy after dark thing and I wasn’t sure- is that ride closed until Sept 7 or is the 7th just when they start doing the monsters after dark thing? Thank you! This blog has helped me plan my trip a lot. I really appreciate it :-)

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Aug 7, 2018 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise,

We haven't heard anything yet about if/when the ride will be completely closing for its overlay installation! We'll be sure to post it if we do. Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 3, 2018 at 8:14 p.m. dani Says...

Hey! Does anyone know if disneyland will have any after dark events for adults for the holiday (halloween)?

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Aug 7, 2018 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dani,

Other than Mickey's Halloween Party, we haven't heard of anything!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2018 at 2:10 a.m. Elizabeth B. Morales Says...

Hi I was wondering if you know if it would possible upgrade to upgrade Mickeys Halloween Party ticket to a Annual Pass?

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Aug 1, 2018 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

Unfortunately not. Mickey's Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event even for passholders, so the cost of the ticket does not apply towards an Annual Pass.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 27, 2018 at 12:05 a.m. Stephanie Says...

We were planning on going in October and I wasn’t aware until now if this Halloween Party thing, so if we don’t buy a ticket to the Halloween party will we have to leave the park at 7 and miss fireworks? Thanks!

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

That is correct. If you don't plan on attending the Halloween Party, we recommend visiting on another night.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 5, 2018 at 6:35 p.m. Fernando Says...

I also have a trip planned for this month ... my plan was to see the fireworks on the 27th ( no HW party going on that day ) but the schedule does not show are fireworks at any time. Will or will there not be fireworks ? :(

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Sep 6, 2018 at 3:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fernando!

Fireworks only take place on select nights during this time of year. So sorry!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 25, 2018 at 10:06 p.m. Andrew Says...

Planning a pretty decent Halloween trip which will include 4.5, almost 5 days at Disney. Staying at the Disneyland Hotel (already booked it) for check in late on October 20th with check out on the 25th. Goal is to hit a weekend (Sunday) day at Disney to hopefully see the Fantasmic! show (if it's running) and then a couple week days that hopefully isn't as crowded. I'm planning on the Halloween Party on Tue Oct 23rd, it just dawned on me that off season fireworks only are on weekends and I'm seeing the Friday Halloween events selling out first. Did I screw up? Will they have the special fireworks show at all the Halloween party events?

Also, did Paint the Night take over for the World of Color show over in California Adventure? Do you know if World of Color will return by October, or if Paint the Night will still be going on? Any pro tips for dining packages that offer unique Halloween Party experiences or sell out super quick? This is kinda an all out trip so I just want to pack as much in as possible!

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Jul 31, 2018 at 12:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrew,

They will have Halloween Screams fireworks during all party nights. They should have regular fireworks on non-party weekend nights (probably Saturday/Sunday). Fantasmic! should also be running Saturday and Sunday, as well. You can check the entertainment calendar 6 weeks in advance to get a sense of the entertainment. You didn't screw up! Friday sells out with the locals who prefer a weekend night for the late party due to their weekday morning work schedules. Vacationers do not have these struggles.

World of Color is not set to return until closer to the New Year due to refurbishment. Paint the Night is in Disney California Adventure through September 3.There is a special dinner package during the Halloween party at Blue Bayou. It comes with reserved viewing of the Frightfully Fun Parade. You can reserve 60 days in advance!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 6, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. Andrew Says...

Sounds good!

Does that mean that California Adventure won't have an outdoor show of any kind during October/the Halloween event? I know they have frozen, but it sounds like Paint the Night will be ending a couple months before World of Color comes back...

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Aug 8, 2018 at 10:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrew,

There has not been anything announced yet, so stay tuned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2018 at 11:43 p.m. mamamoorhouse Says...

I just booked reserved seating at the Wine Trattoria for Paint the Night in October. So it looks like it will still be going.

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Jul 23, 2018 at 3:05 a.m. Heather Says...

We only have 2 days in Anaheim after our cruise, and I'm trying to figure out whether to do a day at DCA and then a regular day at DL, or if we should do Mickey's Halloween Party (beginning at 4 pm) and then DCA the next day.

I know that DL closes at 7 pm on party nights. What time will it close on non-party nights? And what time will DCA close?

I'm leaning towards Mickey's Halloween Party, but trying to make an informed decision.

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Jul 24, 2018 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

If trick-or-treating and the Halloween Screams fireworks are important to you, then we recommend doing Mickey’s Halloween Party. If the regular programming and rides are your priority, do a regular full day at Disneyland. The party is fun, and the lines are short, but if you are doing party activities, it does not leave a lot of time to hit those rides.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 21, 2018 at 1:59 a.m. Meylin Says...

Hi, thanks for all the tips. Although I would like my kids to see the parade and the fireworks and the characters, I would like to know how much shorter are the lines on the rides? Do you think it´s possible to use this party as a way to do all or at least most of the rides in one day? Or it´s too crazy to try it! :)

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Jul 24, 2018 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meylin!

The lines are usually much shorter and move quicker once the daytime crowds exit the park. If you will be spending time trick-or-treating, watching the parade or meeting characters, then that will take away from ride time. If you are just focusing on rides, you can usually get a lot done, especially if you stay until the end.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 1:43 p.m. Vero Says...

Thanks for all of your great info. I am going to Disneyland for one day, the main reason being the Halloween Party and Halloween time in DL/DCA. I was wondering if I could start at DCA at 3pm, to check out gauardians and haul-o-ween, then hop over to disneyland for some party fun, then back to DCA to see haul-o-ween at night?

Thanks

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Jul 20, 2018 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vero!

This is certainly doable, but be sure to look at the party schedule so you don't miss important elements such as the parade or fireworks. Last year, the Monsters After Dark Guardians FastPass became available around 3PM and went quickly, and the ride shuts down briefly between the daytime and nighttime versions so be sure to take this into consideration. Check out closing times, as DCA often closes much earlier than Disneyland.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 1:06 p.m. Brooke Says...

Confused.... so if we are visiting the park on October 29th and NOT planning on going to the party, we will have to leave early?

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Jul 18, 2018 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke!

That is correct. The party is a separately-ticketed event, so daytime guests with regular admission will need to leave a bit earlier that night.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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