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Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021

Disneyland Halloween Time - PinterestOur Frog Family loves going to Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort. It's one of the best times of the year to visit! Both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are outfitted with decorations, banners, lighting, characters in Halloween costumes, spooky sounds and other treats. (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. In 2021, Disneyland Halloween Time came early (a good thing since we are all anxious to hop back after missing Halloween Time in 2020). The holiday event runs from Sept. 3 through Oct. 31, 2021. In other good news, the Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disneyland Halloween Party returns to Disney California Adventure on select nights, Sept. 9 through Oct. 31, 2021! The sold-out party is a separately ticketed event that runs during Disneyland Halloween Time.

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - Mickey Pumpkin at night

At Disneyland Park, all guests can once again enjoy the Halloween Screams projection show!  Fireworks are included on select nights (usually weekends). Hop over to find out the best places to view Disneyland fireworks. Halloween Screams is a Frog Family must-see! It's definitely worth waiting near the castle to see this show up close due to all of the special effects at the castle.

Before you visit, you'll want to check out our Disneyland reopening post for the latest Disneyland Resort news. As you can expect, Halloween Time might look slightly different in 2021 compared to other years, as characters are still greeting guests from a safe distance. But we still love seeing them in their costumes and in new locations!

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - Characters in costume wave good night to guests

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Overview of Disneyland Halloween Time

September and October are generally better times of the year to visit Disneyland, but Halloween Time brings in 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 early October through Columbus Day and Halloween weekend to be the most crowded. That being said, mid-September (Sept. 17 to 19, 2021) could be a little busier than normal since that is when Gay Days fall this year. It was moved from early October, so it may spread the crowds out more evenly. A new Magic Key pass that launched in August will also bring many locals and frequent visitors back to the parks this fall. However, the Magic Key holders have a different availability pool for making reservations than people who purchase tickets, so we are not seeing crowds or long lines. So, what can you expect at Halloween Time?

Disneyland Halloween Time - Fireworks

Disneyland explodes with Halloween decorations, including fall colors of yellow and orange and 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 greet guests in their Halloween costumes. The villains may be stalking about in Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasy Faire and Fantasyland.

In Frontierland, you will find a traditional Día 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!

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time - Dia de los Muertos Display

You can see decorated skeletons for Día de los Muertos in front of the Rancho del Zocalo Mexican restaurant in Frontierland, which hoppens to be one of our favorite quick-service restaurants.

The bewitching Disneyland Halloween Time treats and food accessories available during Disneyland Halloween Time will have you drooling like a ghoul. You can dig into festive caramel apples, Mickey mummy macarons, special churros and themed treats, such as cookies, cupcakes and cake pops.

Carry your food in style with premium popcorn buckets, poison apple steins and glow cubes. The new bucket is a Mickey Mummy! There are special savory snacks on the restaurant menus too. OK, is anyone else's mouth watering? Pick up a food guide in the park so you can find all of the tasty treats!

Disneyland Halloween Time - Guests Dressed Up in Minnie Witch Hat Ears

There's a ton of Halloween merchandise, from spirit jerseys to flannels, to bags and headwear. We are loving the Minnie candy corn witch hat ears.

All Disneyland guests can watch the Halloween Screams fireworks and projection show. Fireworks only enhance the show on select nights (mostly Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a few exceptions, so check the calendar to find out if fireworks are included). The supernatural projections and special effects show takes place nightly at 9 p.m. during Halloween Time!

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - Halloween Cavalcade

Perhaps the biggest surprise of Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 was the Halloween character cavalcade. This mini-parade is short and sweet. It does not appear on a show schedule, but we caught it at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on the parade route. Toadally fun! You can see Mickey, Minnie and pals, princesses, other characters and villains! You can hear it coming, so listen for a Halloween music change to let you know it's on its way.

Halloween at Disney California Adventure Park

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - A new Oogie Boogie Image sits above entrance

Disney 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. Listen for his voice to speak out to you from time to time. 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 sounds of the horse or 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!

Disneyland Halloween Time - Carthay CircleYou'll want to check the dates of the Oogie Boogie Bash before you plan your park visits to Disney California Adventure Park this season. The park closes to daytime guests at 6 p.m. on party nights (Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, but also two Saturdays this year). Party guests mix in beginning at 3 p.m., making that park more crowded in the afternoons and unavailable to guests without a party ticket during the evenings after 6 p.m. If you're not attending Oogie Boogie Bash, visit Disney California Adventure on a non-event night to catch this park all aglow for Halloween Time.

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. 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!

Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - Miguel puppet sings in A Musical Celebration of Coco

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

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time - Dante 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 Día de los Muertos, enjoy mariachi music, sample Mexican dishes or catch a showing of the "A Musical Celebration of Coco" show — Miguel makes an appearance with his guitar. This show does not appear on the schedule but takes place about hourly in the afternoon. The last showing was 5 p.m. the day we visited. The Plaza de la Familia is open until November 2.

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.

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

This is a very popular ride with long wait times! At least in normal years. Wait times are a bit shorter this year, thanks to reduced capacity. You can check hours on the Disneyland site. The Monsters After Dark version kicks off at 3 p.m. daily in 2021. Each afternoon (party or not), the regular version of the ride closes at 2 p.m. and reopens by 3 p.m. for Monsters After Dark. So if you are park hopping from Disneyland and want to ride the OG Guardians of the Galaxy, hop over at 1 p.m. and head straight to Guardians to ride before 2 p.m. Then you can hop back later for the Monsters After Dark version. If you are riding on party nights and do not have a ticket, you'll have from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to ride this version. If you have a party ticket, you'll have all night to ride Monsters After Dark, but will not have access to the normal version of the ride. Got all that? It's a real headbanger.

Here's the schedule:

  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Closed to switch over
  • 3 p.m. to park close — Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Dark (on select nights the park closes at 6 p.m. for the Oogie Boogie Bash)

The other two ride overlays in this park are in Cars Land. Skip to the "Rides at Disneyland Halloween Time" section for the deets.

Characters at Disneyland Halloween Time

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - Jack and Sally greet guests from Haunted Mansion Balcony in 2021

You can meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale and more friends dressed in their Halloween outfits in both parks. In normal years, Jack and Sally can be found in New Orleans Square near the Royal Street Veranda. But in 2021, they are greeting guests from the balcony of the Haunted Mansion or from the balcony above Pirates. Keep your eyes up high to find them.

Disneyland Halloween Time - Daisy in Witch CostumeThe 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 by the train station or the area next to the Mad Hatter in Town Square. We have caught sight of Frollo, Governor Ratcliffe and others in past years. You never know which villains may appear during Halloween Time!

Maleficent, who used to only make appearances at the Halloween parties, is now making appearances on the balcony in Fantasy Faire. The Queen could be lurking there as well.

For the most unusual villain sightings, visit the new Halloween party, the Oogie Boogie Bash, at Disney California Adventure.

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - Queen of Hearts interacts with guests in front of train station

Speaking of California Adventure, Carthay Circle fountain is the place to locate several Disney characters in their Halloween costumes. The Cars Land characters also dress up in "cartumes" for Halloween. Even though most character interactions are from a safe distance in 2021, you can still have a lot of fun meeting them. They love to show off their costumes and pose for the camera. Face characters will talk to you. The villains are delightfully bad and so much fun.

Rides at Disneyland Halloween Time

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." The Mansion lights up at night — try to be there for the lighting. There is no specific time but if you are in the area (or in line) between 7 and 7:30 p.m. the Ghost Host will give you a treat by lighting the mansion.

Our Spooky-Good Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 2021 - Jack Skellington in Haunted Mansion Holiday

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time - MaterWait 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. The ballroom always has a large gingerbread house on the table (with yummy gingerbread smells wafting up). In fact, 2021 marks the 20th year of Haunted Mansion Holiday! To celebrate, the gingerbread house pays homage to past gingerbread houses by featuring an element from each year's house from 2001 through 2019. The result will be a visually chaotic mashup!

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. Radiator Screams lights up each night around sunset, with a special lighting song at Halloween Time.

Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Party

Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time - Oogie Photo Op

There is so much to look forward to during Disneyland Halloween Time. It's such a treat that Oogie Boogie Bash returns to Disney California Adventure. Hop over to our Oogie Boogie Bash Disneyland Halloween Party post for the full scoop and all of the scary details.

This after-hours party runs on select nights from Sept. 9 to Oct. 31 and requires a separate ticket (but no reservation). Tickets sold out at a freakishly fast pace, so hop to it once they are on sale to attend in 2022! 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!

Halloween Fun at Downtown Disney

The fall fun returns to Downtown Disney in 2021 with Pluto's Pumpkin Pursuit, Sept. 9 through Oct. 31 (or while supplies last). You may have heard of the Egg-stravaganza egg hunt in springtime at Disneyland Resort. Well, this is a decorated pumpkin hunt! You can purchase a game board and stickers at select merchandise locations. Have fun hunting for Disney character-themed pumpkins and placing the corresponding stickers on your game board. Return the game board to the redemption location at World of Disney or Disney's Pin Traders for a spooky surprise (we think it's the best prize yet!! Celebrate with Halloween treats from Marceline's Confectionery and Halloween merchandise at various shopping locations.

Don't miss the SCAREolers in Downtown Disney. The ghostly a cappella group emerges from the grave on Friday through Sunday evenings to perform haunting Halloween and spooky Disney tunes.

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

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

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

Hi Char,

We're glad you found the party info!

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

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

Hi Tony,

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

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Wendy,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi,

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

Thanks!

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

Hi Mike,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi,

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

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

Hi Megan,

Yes! Fireworks are scheduled for this evening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Kelly,

I would try calling Disneyland directly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Heidi,

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

Keep hopping!

Leap

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

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

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

Hi Karen,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

Hi there,

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

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

Hi Tiffany,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi there,

Yes, they would be if there is still availability.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

This post is so helpful!

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

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

Hi Priscilla,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

Hi Kristin,

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

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2016 at 8:21 a.m. Paulina Larson Says...

We will be at Disneyland next week but decided against buying Halloween party tickets. Does the park close early to those who don't have a Halloween party ticket?

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Oct 6, 2016 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paulina,

On a weekday party night, those who don't have a party wristband must be out of the park by 6:00 p.m. and on weekends by 7:00 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2017 at 1:40 p.m. Amy Kress Says...

If you dont have a Halloween party ticket, I have heard you can move over to California Adventure when Disneyland closes to non party guests at 7 pm? Is that true? Thx!

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Aug 28, 2017 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amy,

As we understand it, guests who purchase a ticket to Mickey's Halloween Party will be able to enjoy both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Regular park guests will need a hopper pass to visit DCA after Disneyland closes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 2, 2016 at 5:05 a.m. Kristi P. Says...

Halloween *day* question:) Do you know if they hand out treats in the park and/or at Downtown Disney on Halloween day itself? Will be there that day, but not doing the Party;) Thanks!

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristi,

There is nothing scheduled yet. As far as we know, they just hand out treats at the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2016 at 6:11 p.m. Steffanie Says...

We went last night and I was a little disappointed. 1- my mistake was going on a Friday over a Monday or Wednesday as my son fell asleep by 9:15. 2- pretty sure they are selling g more tickets than they used to. Last year there were barely any lines for candy and all lines were 15 minutes or less for rides. Yesterday we didn't even bother with the candy becomes I wanted our some to ride as many rides before he passed out. Mansion was 30 minutes and space mountain was still an hour and they weren't doing fast passes. I'll rethink next year. We did Califorania adventure on Thursday and nothing was over 10 minutes. It's all about knowing when to go.

The parade was nice as were the fireworks.

We did get on 8 rides from 4-9 before he passed out. Sadly 3 different rides broke down, apparently we are bad luck, Rodger rabbit, Pirates, and the haunted mansion all broke down.

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steffanie,

Sorry to hear you were a little disappointed. Thanks for sharing.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2016 at 10:04 p.m. Melissa Says...

Hello,

I have been excited to take my 3 kids (ages: 2, 4, 9), sister and mother. We are all dressing up as characters from Aladdin! We got tickets for 10/31 and the expense was a little over budget for me but I always say "we will go next year" and have never gone... I plan to arrive at the park at 2pm... from your past experience, where should we "hang out" until they start handing out wrist bands? Do you know if they do anything different ON Halloween versus any other night?!

-Melissa

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

You can visit the Lego store to play with Legos and visit Build a Bear and RideMakerz. Fuel up so you hit the park with full bellies and not needing to stop and eat.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. Jessica Says...

Hi!

We have tickets for the Halloween party October 3, and have 2 little ones in our party under 3. Can we just bring them in with us when we get to the party? Or do they need some sort of ticket too?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

They do not need tickets. Have fun!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2016 at 2:46 a.m. Heather Says...

I have a question. I've gone to the Halloween Party the last couple years and they've always had some kind of dance party (it was at tomorrowland terrace before). My daughter loves going over and dancing and taking a break from trick or treating. This year I can't find anything about one. Is there a dance party this year?

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

There is some live entertainment, music and dancing in Tomorrowland, but it has not been promoted as a dance party. There is Jedi Training at 7:30, 9:00 and 10:05 p.m. instead of a dance party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2016 at midnight Lisa Says...

If we have a regular park ticket, what time do we have to leave the park if we don't stay for the Halloween party?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Whatever time the park closes that day, either 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2016 at 12:52 a.m. Cindy Says...

Can you shed some light on what constitutes as a mask? I wanted to bring a 12 x 8 cardboard cutout on a popsicle stick of my husband's face to the park. He can't make the event this Friday and my family wanted to bring it and take a photo (that he's with us in spirit). Do you know if this is allowed or will be rejected at security?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 12:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

I think this will be fine since it won't actually be attached to your face.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2016 at 11:54 p.m. Lindsay Says...

absolutely loving this entire post-- so many great tips and tricks! My fiance and I will be out there for the very first time and we got tickets to the Halloween party-- but we were planning on spending the whole day in the park... Do you know how it works in terms of getting your wristband and trick or treating bag if you're already in the park? Would we have to leave and turn right back around and go back in?

I suppose that's not terrible, just adds an extra step. Thanks!

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay,

As early as three hours before the party starts (so 4 p.m. for a 7 p.m. party) you can go to the entrance for your wristband and trick or treat bags. If you are already in the park, you do not need to exit and re-enter. There are check-in stations in the park and one near the entrance to Frontierland. Cast members will need to scan your party ticket to give you a wristband. The good news is you have a three-hour window to do this before the party gets started.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2016 at 5:51 p.m. Byron Says...

I'm confused. We have tickets for tonight. It says "admission" at 3pm but are you saying we can't actually "enter" the park. Isn't that what "admission" means?

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Sep 20, 2016 at 7:46 p.m. Sice Says...

Part of my family went to the Halloween party last year and loved it. I'm taking another child down and we're looking forward to it. Since this is a trip for us we bought the Halloween party tix plus 1 day 1 park tix for earlier in the day. We're spending one night in a DL hotel, we'll hit DCA bright and early with the hotel guest early entry, spend the day there, then head over to DL for the party later that afternoon. It was only $19 more per person than a 1 day park hopper pass but also gives us 3 additional hours. And yes, that extra morning hour is costing us quite a bit (steep hotel cost) but we're only in the parks 1 day total so it'll add a less crowded hour to our day! We're looking forward to the party and the family members not going are looking forward to some candy when we get back :)

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Sep 18, 2016 at 7:27 a.m. Karla Vidrio Says...

Hello, I will be attending the Halloween party Oct 14 & I was wondering if fast pass is available for purchase for the Halloween event? If so, do you recommend it.

I'm taking my son who will turn 4 for his bday.

Also will town of terror be open ?

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Oct 2, 2016 at 4:16 p.m. Stacy Dunn Says...

Eeekkkk! We are going on the 14th too! My little guy is 5 and has no idea the magnitude of the disneyland experience. :) So excited!!!

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla,

The good news is that FastPasses are free to all guests. Just put your ticket in the kiosk, and it will give you your FastPass with return window. Tower of Terror will be open, but it is in California Adventure, while the party is at Disneyland Park. If you do not have a second day to visit that park, we suggest a Park Hopper. During the day, Tower of Terror is the classic ride, and after twilight it is more in the dark and without some sound effects (so you do not know when you are going to drop).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2016 at 10:58 a.m. Larry Says...

Splash Mountain will be closed all of October, well, at least through Oct 29. The last two days schedules are not announced yet.

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Sep 15, 2016 at 4:43 p.m. Scott Says...

Thank you for the excellent post!

My seven-year-old daughter and I are moving to Southern California next week and I just bought our Disneyland annual passports (priorities, right?). Since I have the e-tickets but haven't yet picked up the passports, I'm unable to learn what, if any, discount there is for passport holders on the Halloween Party tickets and am hoping you can fill me in.

Thank you!

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

Some nights (such as some early season week nights) offer Annual PassHolder discounts of $7 off per ticket, but not all nights do. When you go to purchase on the Disney Website, it will tell you if your night is eligible for a discount. Buy early! They sell out quickly!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 15, 2016 at 3:45 a.m. Pearl Says...

Hi. I was wondering, for the Halloween event, is it worth it just for adults to go with no kids? My husband and I do enjoy Disneyland but have not been to their Halloween event, also we don't have any kids yet. Plus I am assuming your posts are from the Halloween event as well? One more questions, if my husband and I do decide to attend the event, were there some adults who did not even dress up? (From your tips, I would like to attend the even because of the characters - especially the villains. Oh and I can't forget the fireworks and riding the rides at night are sometimes better than the day).

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Sep 30, 2016 at 4:05 a.m. Janet Says...

Can a Mickey's Halloween Party ticket be turned into annual pass at the end of the day?

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

The Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event, so it cannot be upgraded to an annual pass.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pearl,

It is totally worth going without kids. Not everybody dresses up, so you will not feel out of place. Watch the fireworks in front of the castle, and you will love meeting the villains! There is a new villain parade too! And where else can adults get to trick-or-treat?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pearl,

It is totally worth going without kids. Not everybody dresses up, so you will not feel out of place. Watch the fireworks in front of the castle, and you will love meeting the villains! There is a new villain parade too! And where else can adults get to trick-or-treat?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2016 at 12:12 a.m. Rose Says...

Will the world of color be halloween theme in september? Planning on going to Cali Adventure 9/17 and didn't really want that to interfere.

And will the fireworks at Disneyland still be everyday or just for their halloween party times now? If so I'm thinking of 2 day ticket to see it haha.

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

The World of Color show now through October is their regular show—no Halloween changes. Disneyland Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks are on the weekends and select nonparty days. On Halloween Party nights starting September 23 they will be Halloween Screams.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2016 at 12:56 a.m. Colette Says...

Hi Mommy frog!

My boyfriend and I are going to the party alone and want to see the fireworks/parade, and ride as many rides as we can as well since we don't have kids with us. Does the special Halloween parade run twice, like an early one and a later one? What time of the party do you recommend to ride the rides without totally missing out on the fireworks and parade? Also, are there fastpasses offered during the party? I tried to read through every comment to not be redundant so I apologize if I am asking something you already answered lol thanks!

Colette

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colette,

The parade runs twice at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. most nights. Headless Horseman runs through about 10 minutes before parade. Fireworks at at the Castle at 9:30. Watch the later parade to avoid some crowds. Ride times will drop as the night rolls on, so plan to stay until the end. Expect the crowd to thin after fireworks and especially after second parade. We can't recall if there were FastPasses during the party last year. Ride times dropped quite a bit after 8 p.m. so we did not need the passes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colette,

They may all be similarly crowded. We recommend basing your visit on what you wish to see in the park. The first weekend will be full-swing Halloween. Dapper Day is at Disneyland on Saturday and Disney California Adventure on Sunday (so you could try going to the the opposite park), the second weekend will be transitioning between the holidays (and is usually a quiet time) and since Dapper Day is officially on the Sunday, the Saturday might not be as crowded as Sunday. The third weekend will be the first weekend of the holiday season with all the holiday entertainment. That could be fun, and while race weekends are usually very crowded, several lower annual passes are blocked out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, which keeps a lot of locals out of the parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

Hello,

Your article was useful but I am still very confuse.

I won tickets 2 days 1 park tickets and we are planning to go during October. I am confuse with the Halloween party event? That event is separate from my tickets I would have to purchase those events tickets to have access of the event? So if I plan to go on one of those days I would be leaving the park early? Should I plan for another day other then the event dates to visit the park I refuse to buy more rickets if I got some for free. Hope you can help me make this a better trip for us. Thanks

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

If you wish to stay in Disneyland after the park closes for the party, you will need a party ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:55 p.m. Kara Says...

Hi,

If we purchase a park hopper pass, we can still go to California Adventure when the party starts, right?

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Oct 11, 2016 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara,

Yes, you can do that :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2016 at 12:16 a.m. Lola Says...

Do little ones have to wear there bracelets or can mom wear it with hers? If you go early, do you still dress up? And will they give you map of parade routes Thanks

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lola,

You can dress up when you enter the park as early as 4 p.m. (or three hours before the party starts). The bracelets are adjustable and all partygoers should wear them, but if you will not be separated from your little one, then you can ask Disney employees if you can wear it for her. They will give you a map with parades, character meet-and-greets, and trick-or-treat stations. The parade route generally runs from the entrance by the Mad Hatter to "it's a small world." It can run either direction, so be sure to ask a Cast Member if you are not sure.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2016 at 9:23 p.m. Shae Says...

I'm so confused! My family is going to Disneyland October 17th 18th & 19th do we have to pay extra for Mickeys Halloween Party? Or is it involve everybody? I'm just confused on how to get in etc?

Thanks!

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Sep 12, 2016 at 10:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shae,

You can experience some of the Halloween fun during regular park hours, but if you wish to attend the party, you will need a party ticket. The party ticket does allow admission into the park up to three hours before the party starts, so you could just purchase party tickets and go a little bit earlier.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 10, 2016 at 6:32 a.m. Michelle Says...

Thank you for this article, my question is I am taking my three young children ages 1,3,4 to Disneyland for the first time. At first I thought the Halloween party would be great, but as we will only be spending one day in Disneyland and one in California adventure and my kids are so young, and basically just want to meet princess and ride rides, will the Halloween party be too scary for them, and would they get to ride very many rides or meet the princesses? What are your thoughts? Thank you so much- michelle

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

The Halloween Party is generally not scary at all and is a lot of fun. The only thing that might be a tad bit scary this year is the Headless Horseman who will be heading down Main Street ahead of the parade. There are some great princess/character meet-and-greets at the party. The rides are usually less crowded than usual. If they have trouble staying up late, you might do Disneyland on a non-party day and just do California Adventure on the day of the party, because the party does run late.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2016 at 4:24 a.m. Sarah Says...

FYI they don't over parking in the ticket price anymore.

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Sep 8, 2016 at 3:37 p.m. Harsha Says...

Hi

Planning to visit Disneyland on Oct 22nd, wanted to know what will be timings of Disney fireworks and parade. Also will the Halloween theme be visible in the park or not.

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Sep 18, 2016 at 8:16 p.m. Veronica Says...

The Halloween theme is all over the parks, so it is visible to all. Fireworks are usually around 9:25pm, so you will only see them during the party hours if your there during a Halloween party day.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Harsha,

Thanks for the suggestion! It is a smart one;)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 7, 2016 at 8:51 p.m. Amber Says...

Thanks for the extremely detailed article! My boyfriend and I are planning to go to Disneyland on the 28th and 29th of October. Any idea on what the crowds will be like? I understand it'll be crowded either way, but will it be the kind where I can't move, or at least bearable? And what do you think the weather will be like around the end of October?

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber,

The weather should be pleasant as SoCal moves into fall. Still warm but with a nice crisp in the air in the morning. Be sure to check the weather, because it can still reach high temperatures, although it has been a very mild fall so far... The crowds should not be too bad then, especially in the mornings. We have been there on those dates and found the park crowds light in the a.m. Wednesday is the party day, so that may be more crowded, especially in the afternoon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2016 at 2:38 a.m. Karen Says...

I go to this every year and there is always some sort of special treat in a souvenir container. Last year was the lemonade in the poison apple cup. Is there anything like that this year that you are aware of?

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

They have the poison apple cups again this year, and there are a number of collectibles and wearable themed items for sale.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2016 at 2:46 a.m. Maria Says...

I love your article, it's so useful!!!!

We have our tickets for Halloween night, our kids (boys, 4 and 8 years old) are SO excited! We would like to wear customes, and I have reviewed this year's policy. I know it is funny to have a complete costume, but I would like to know your experience with this.... Does it worth the cost of an adult custome? (not always comfortable), If we wear non-Disney characters, would we look bad? Would you recommend halloween themed customes?

Thanks again!!!!

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Sep 17, 2016 at 11:07 a.m. Larry Says...

Hi Maria. 2016 will be my fifth annual pilgrammage to Disneyland for Halloween. I can tell you that all family friendly costumes are welcome, even if they are not Disney. I've seen Simpsons, Scooby Doo, Peanuts, I even went as a Minion myself last year. I would dress light in Anaheim. I boil when I dress as Dr Who in his tweed jacket.

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Sep 15, 2016 at 3:52 p.m. Treesa Says...

Last year the day we went it poured rain so they shut down the trick or treat lines and characters. I'm praying this year it doesn't because they don't refund or let u come back on another day!!! So just keep an eye on weather. Most people dress up!! Adults and all some in characters u could mistake for being staff!! But some just simple my 3 year old (2 at the time) wanted me to be a kitty cat a black scary one haha so I painted my face and wore ears and that was enough to feel festive but not uncomfortable haha if ur kid plans on riding rides u wouldn't want a crazy costume on

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Sep 8, 2016 at 1:11 p.m. Wyattspoppa Says...

Mommy Frog should mention the weather does play a role. Last year it was unseasonably warm, so my boy was taking parts of his costume off within the first 2 hours. Check the forecast and plan accordingly, be sure you have a change of clothing if it will be warm or humid.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Thanks for the suggestion! It is a smart one;)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 2, 2016 at 11:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

The costume policy has been updated this year to be more restrictive. In years' past, going all out with costumes was part of the fun for some families, but it was always optional. The costumes don't necessarily have to be Disney themed, although most are. Maybe others reading this will share their dress up plans, so you get an idea.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2016 at 4:57 p.m. Kari Says...

I am going to buy tickets for Halloween but we are from out of town, and aren't planning on bringing costumes. Do many people go without dressing up?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kari,

Absolutely! Lots of people don't dress up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2016 at 1:56 p.m. Nicole Says...

What are your thoughts on the Blue bayou Halloween Dinner ($65/pp with fastpass to preferred parade viewing location)? Worth it or not? I have heard varying reviews of the PTN Blue Bayou preferred parade viewing area, esp in regards to viewing the fireworks. We will be there Friday 9/30. Thanks!

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

We think it is a bit pricey for the location you got back when it was Paint the Night. We do not prefer that location, because it is not the best place to watch fireworks. You will want to see the castle for sure. They did not disclose the viewing location for the party (which could be better than it used to be—if they can guarantee viewing by the castle then that would be much more valuable and helpful in avoiding the crowds). Keep in mind that you may not want to spend your party time eating a fancy dinner either. If you can stay up to see the second parade you will have your pick of locations after the fireworks end. That was our best strategy for Paint the Night and it worked out great. We plopped on a curb or bench after fireworks and had a great spot on Main Street for the parade.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

We think it is a bit pricey for the location you got back when it was Paint the Night. We do not prefer that location, because it is not the best place to watch fireworks. You will want to see the castle for sure. They did not disclose the viewing location for the party (which could be better than it used to be—if they can guarantee viewing by the castle then that would be much more valuable and helpful in avoiding the crowds). Keep in mind that you may not want to spend your party time eating a fancy dinner either. If you can stay up to see the second parade you will have your pick of locations after the fireworks end. That was our best strategy for Paint the Night and it worked out great. We plopped on a curb or bench after fireworks and had a great spot on Main Street for the parade.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2016 at 5:25 p.m. I'm confused - I thought Paint the Night ended Labor Day Weekend? Says...

I'm confused - I thought Paint the Night ended Labor Day Weekend?

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Oct 7, 2016 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

That is correct, although the Disney Parks Blog has indicated Paint the Night may be back for the Christmas holiday season. There is a new Halloween parade during the parties.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2016 at 7:58 p.m. Angelica Says...

So my family and I are attending the Disneyland Halloween party this year. I was wondering if its best to go to Disneyland at the early time allowed or wait closer to the party time?

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Sep 1, 2016 at 2:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angelica,

We always recommend arriving early. This gives you more time in the park, essentially more bang for your buck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 31, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. sara Says...

We are only visiting Disney 1 day as a day trip from San Diego. If we wanted to spend the entire day in the park and attend the Halloween party, would we have to buy a park ticket and a party ticket? Do they sell a package for that?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

Yes, you'd need regular park admission and a party ticket—there are no packages for this.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2016 at 5:34 a.m. Justin Scannell Says...

Hello, I was just wondering if Judge Frollo will be making an appearance as a meet and greet character this year. He's one of my favorites and it'd be a highlight of my trip to meet him. Was he there last year and stuff? Thank you!

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Sep 19, 2016 at 2:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Justin,

They did not announce every character yet, but we will keep our eyes out from him at the first Halloween Party on Sept 23. On party days you can use the Disneyland Mobile App to track down the characters.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2016 at 4:09 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hi there

I was just wondering if you attend the park on none party days what are the parks closing times & also is there fireworks over the castle on none party days?

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Aug 27, 2016 at 9:25 a.m. Irene Says...

Great information, this makes me really excited to go as this will be our first Halloween at Disney! I know you suggested on not buying a daytime pass and the party pass for the same day. However, my family of three are only spending 2 nights in Cali. We are driving in on Sunday, and Monday would be the day we spend the whole day at the park. Would you recommend splitting the days? Should we buy a one day pass for Sunday and the party pass for Monday? I do have a 3 year old son, well he would still be 2, turning 3 the week after our visit to Disney. I know we will have fun, we just want to make sure we don't miss anything.

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Sep 20, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Irene,

You can definitely buy two full days and the party, especially if you have a limited time. Park Hoppers will help you fit it all in. Be aware that with a child that age, he will need to take naps and breaks—Disneyland can be very stimulating and exhausting—especially if you want him to make it through the party. So a full day at Disneyland plus the party at night might be a bit much for a little one. We think spitting the days might be easier on your child, but you know him best and if he can take a full day at Disneyland with a good nap session and then the party at night, then go for it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 27, 2016 at 3:09 a.m. Sadie Ward Says...

Is that Halloween Time Map a current one? Last years?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sadie,

It is from last year, but we hope to have the new one up soon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2016 at 12:09 a.m. Eric Says...

Thank you for this article. So much great info. I am taking my family of four to the land from the 17-21st of October. We don't plan on going to mickeys party due to expense and my kids ages. Should we avoid Disneyland those dates and stay over at DCA or is it worth it to have park hoppers and just go over to DCA when the party starts? Also, are there any fireworks on the nights Mickey isn't having is party?

Thanks for all your help!

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Aug 26, 2016 at 1:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric,

Having Park Hoppers can help you get the best of both worlds and avoid crowds. You can also just got to DCA those days if park hoppers are out of your budget, but on multi-day tickets, the Park Popper price per day is much less of a jump than for single days. Disneyland has not released the entertainment calendar for October yet, but there most likely will not be fireworks during the week. After Sept. 5, it will most likely be on Friday through Sunday nights. You can see the Halloween Party fireworks from outside the park though—ask you hotel if you have a fireworks view. If not, we sometimes watch from the roof of the Mickey and Friends parking structure or some areas of Downtown Disney or the esplanade between the two parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 25, 2016 at 3:50 p.m. James Says...

I know Halloween time officially lasts only until October 31st, but how long do decorations stay up after that? Like if I visited the park just two or three days after would they all still be there or would they already be taken down?

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Sep 5, 2016 at 6:22 a.m. Carol Oxley Says...

One year I went on November 1st. EVERYTHING that was Halloween was taken down. I'm thinking the mansion was still up

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Aug 26, 2016 at 9:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James,

They start taking the decorations down right after Halloween to put up Christmas. We were there a lot right after Halloween last year and it took about 11 days to take down Halloween as they are simultaneously put up Christmas, so you might see a bit of Halloween and Christmas in that time. It seemed that the pumpkins over the entrance gates stayed the longest.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 19, 2016 at 6:29 p.m. Jordan Says...

Does halloween time affect california adventure? I bought park hoppers and i am going during this time. When i am ushered out of disneyland am i able to just go over to california adventure or will that be closed off too?

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Aug 22, 2016 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordan,

Yes, you can hop over to California Adventure, but check your dates to see how late it is open.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 12, 2016 at 8:13 p.m. natasha Says...

Is space mountain typically closed after the 31st to remove the ghost overlay?

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Aug 18, 2016 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natasha,

Space Mountain usually closes for the overlay removal during early November (around the 2nd-5th) and reopens after a week or so. We'll post exact dates on our refurbishment post once we know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 11, 2016 at 8:35 p.m. melissa Says...

The free parking isn't being offered this year:( and i suggest bringing extra big bags because they give you way more snacks than can fit in the bag they give you.

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Sep 8, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. Wyattspoppa Says...

We bring a stroller for the candy and it nearly fills the entire bottom storage area..about 12 -15 lbs every year for 3 of us!

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Aug 6, 2016 at 1:20 a.m. Jessica Says...

Is there some special going on the 31st of October? Or just the same that it's going on the days before of Halloween day?

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Aug 11, 2016 at 5:06 p.m. Karla Says...

So I have a question about the parade. Since Paint the Night parade is said to be gone after October 9th from disneyland do you know if they will show it at all for the Halloween Parties? I don't see any mention of a parade at all on their website, at least not one that I can find.

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Aug 8, 2016 at 8:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

It will be the same fun Halloween activities that have already been going on!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 4, 2016 at 11:36 a.m. Luke Williams Says...

My partner and i are beyond excited to be attending this years Halloween celebrations. I am slightly disappointed not to see Hocus Pocus being featured again but i am sure it will still be an amazing, fun filled evening.

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