If you haven’t heard,
Disneyland Resort recently announced their 2018 Halloween Time dates and we couldn’t be more excited! The most spooktacular time of year is just around the corner! And 2018 will be filled with more frightful fun than ever before! From September 7 to October 31, guests who visit the Disneyland Resort will be able to enjoy seasonal treats, themed ride-overlays and so much more.
Because of this, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Get Away Today to give you the ultimate guide to 2018 Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. But wait- there’s more! (Sorry I had to!) Get Away Today is offering a one week sale for Adults at Kids’ Prices during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! This is exciting because it is our most popular time of year which typically does not go on sale. Here are the details:
- Adults at Kids’ Prices on 3-Day and longer Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Tickets
- Valid for travel during Halloween Time (September 7 – October 31, 2018)
- Save up to $19 per ticket off gate prices
- Must be booked by Monday, August 20, 2018 11:59pm MT
- Valid on ticket only and package orders
Don’t forget you can also use our exclusive promo code just for Mommy Convos readers to use on your next Disneyland vacation. Head here for the deal now. Now that you’ve heard the money-saving details, the question you might be asking yourself is, What is so neat about Disneyland during Halloween? Well Get Away Today has got your back providing the ultimate guide to Halloween at Disneyland.
Guide to 2018 Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort
Halloween Time Décor
The boo-tiful décor displayed during Halloween Time makes it my absolute favorite time of year to visit the Disneyland Resort. When you first walk into Disneyland Park, you’ll be able to enjoy the Main Street Pumpkin Festival. The first thing you’ll see is the giant Mickey Mouse Pumpkin being proudly displayed on Main Street, U.S.A. Not only is this spot the perfect place to get your insta-worthy photo. But, it’s also filled with hundreds of uniquely carved jack-o-lanterns making this a delightfully dreadful display. Plus, you’ll be able to see autumn-themed bunting throughout Main Street, U.S.A as well.
In addition to this, you can also catch the Dia De Los Muertos celebration happening in Frontierland. This display showcases brightly colored décor, flowers and even special entertainment from the Calacas. Frontierland also has face painting and crafts for everyone to enjoy as well. While Disney hasn’t confirmed anything for this area yet, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Miguel and his family from Coco make an appearance!
However, the spooky décor doesn’t just end in Disneyland. Over in Disney California Park, you’ll be able to find Buena Vista Street decked out in Halloween Time furnishings, including the Headless Horseman statue that towers over guests as they walk by. Plus, be sure to keep your eye out for bats swarming around Carthay Circle.
Last, but certainly not least, the quaint town of Radiator Springs gets a macabre makeover as it turns into Radiator Screams for the Halloween season. Not only will you find some of your favorite characters decked out in Halloween costumes, but you’ll be able to enjoy ghastly art, jack-oil-lanterns and spooks around every corner.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort without the beloved ride-overlays. Luckily, this year guests will be able to experience hair-raising fun in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
In Disneyland Park, you’ll be able to escape a space phantom in Space Mountain – Ghost Galaxy. With menacing meteors, haunted star clusters and supernatural supernovas, you’ll want to be sure to brace yourself for this eerie space encounter.
If space exploration isn’t your thing, you can always head over to Haunted Mansion Holiday. Here, you can find Jack Skellington and Sally as they take over this cherished attraction. Based off of the Disney classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, you’ll find citizens of Halloweentown and their ghoulish friends make mischief in this ride-overlay.
In Disney California Adventure Park, you can catch two ride-overlays in Cars Land. You’ll be able to see Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters become Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, while Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree turns into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. Both have spellbinding music, spooky décor and a whole lot of fun for everyone to enjoy!
Last, but certainly not least, guests who visit during Halloween Time in 2018 will experience Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. Groot accidentally got left behind in Mission: BREAKOUT!, so you and Rocket Racoon need to go back and save him. However, beware of creatures and monsters lurking around The Collector’s Fortress.
A vacation to Disneyland wouldn’t be complete without eating all of the delicious treats and eats that you possible can. I mean, isn’t that what makes it The Happiest Place on Earth? Luckily, you’ll be able to snack on seasonal treats that are so good, it’s scary. Disney hasn’t released their Halloween Time menu just yet, however, last year guests indulged in themed caramel apples, Mickey Beignets, an Oogie Boogie dessert, Candy Cone Pie and more! No matter what they decide to create this year, we are sure it’s going to be more delectable than ever before.
Mickey’s Halloween Party
If you’ve never attended a Mickey’s Halloween Party, it truly is a magical experience. Being able to meet villains, trick-or-treat and ride all of your favorite attractions are just a few things you can do when attending the most spook-tacular party of the year.
As mentioned, you can conjure up trouble with infamous villains at Villain’s Square. Here, you can meet characters like Maleficent, Cruella Deville, the Evil Queen, Jack Skellington, Gaston, Jafar and more. While we can’t guarantee what characters will be there each night, you’re sure to have a wicked time with these folks.
Plus, you’ll be able to pack your pumpkins to the brim when you go trick-or-treating at each of the stations located throughout Disneyland Park. In addition to all of the candy and sweets, they also provide healthier snack options too. The best part? No costume or carrier is required, so everyone can join in on the fun!
Guests who attend Mickey’s Halloween Party will also be able to enjoy eerie entertainment throughout the night. At the Frightfully Fun Parade down the streets of Disneyland you’ll see: Mickey, Minnie, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow and more! With spooky music, jack-o-lanterns and grim grinning ghosts, you’re spell-bound to have a good time.
To end your mysterious night, you’ll want to stop and watch the Halloween Screams Fireworks. This seasonal spectacular has frightful surprises, fun for people of all ages. The “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington and his ghostly dog Zero will take you on an adventure into soaring flames, projections and appearances from classic Disney villains. With nostalgic music and pyrotechnic fun, you won’t want to miss this delightful show.
If you want to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party in 2018, check out the dates:
- September 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28
- October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29, 31
For up-to-date pricing and availability for Mickey’s Halloween Party, be sure to visit Disneyland’s official website directly.
Time Saving Tips
It’s no surprise that Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is one of the most popular times to visit. However, don’t let that scare you away from all of the fun. Fortunately, there are SO many ways to save time and beat the crowds when visiting during seasonal celebrations.
The first feature you’ll want to take advantage of is Disney’s MaxPass. If you haven’t used MaxPass yet, it truly is a lifesaver, especially during busier times at the park. For $10 per person, per day, you can reserve FastPasses directly from your mobile device. With MaxPass, you don’t have to worry about running back and forth between both parks, so you can just focus on having fun. Plus, MaxPass also includes PhotoPass for the entire day. This means you can take photos with various Disney characters dressed up in Halloween garb to remember your frightfully fun vacation forever.
If you don’t want to spend money on the MaxPass, you can always take advantage of Disney’s FastPass feature. FastPass is already included in your admission ticket, so you can ride all of your favorite attractions without a long wait.
Another great time saver is Mobile Ordering. Mobile Ordering allows you to order food from select restaurants from your phone, skip the line and chow down on your delicious meal. Currently there are 15 restaurants who participate in Mobile Ordering, located in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. The best part? This feature is FREE.
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