Disneyland Halloween 2018 Tips for Visiting & What to Expect!
Find 10 Things to Know About Halloween at Disneyland 2018, and information about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 and more!
10 Things to Know About Halloween at Disneyland 2018 – Disneyland Halloween Tips:
Halloween Time at Disneyland is one of the most popular times of year to visit and it changes a little bit each year. If you’re thinking about a trip to Disneyland this fall, and looking for Disneyland Halloween tips, here are 10 things to know about Halloween at Disneyland 2018.
- The official Halloween Time celebration begins on September 7 and ends on Halloween night. Crowds are normally a little lighter in September. October is also a great time to go, because so many kids have their fall break and won’t have to miss school for a vacation.
- The Haunted Mansion transforms each year into the Haunted Mansion Holiday with Jack Skellington and his crew from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Since the overlay is a mash up between Halloween and Christmas, the overlay continues through the holiday season as well.
- Space Mountain gets a spooky new theme and becomes Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy. Phantom ghosts make an appearance and chase riders throughout the attraction.
- One of the first things that you’ll notice during Halloween Time is the Pumpkin Festival on Main Street U.S.A., spotlighted with the giant Mickey jack-o-lantern. What you may not know is that there are hundreds of hand carved pumpkins and no two are alike.
- Halloween Time includes photo ops that you won’t get any other time of year. Even the characters dress up in their costumes. You can also find seasonal menu items for purchase, like butterscotch flavored beignets and Mickey pumpkin caramel apples. The entire resort completely transforms and you can feel it in the air.
- Halloween Time is included with regular theme park admission, but Mickey’s Halloween Party is not…. We’ll get into that next.
- Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event that takes place in Disneyland on select nights during Halloween Time. This year there are 17 dates for the party beginning on September 23. Most party nights are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the park closes early (at 6pm or 7pm) on party nights unless you have a ticket. If you have a Park Hopper, you can go over to Disney California Adventure Park after Disneyland closes. You will definitely want to pay close attention to the calendar when planning your Disneyland vacation and days in the parks.
- Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets can get you into the park three hours before the party starts. The party lasts five hours, so you can get up to eight hours of Halloween fun at Disneyland. Ticket prices start at $105 per person. There are not any discounts for kid tickets. Some dates have already sold out!
- Mickey’s Halloween Party includes trick-or-treating, access to most of the attractions, Disney Villain meet-n-greets, and an exclusive viewing of “Halloween Screams” fireworks.
- This year Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 also includes, the Headless Horseman from Disney’s Ichabod Crane story will ride through Disneyland during party nights and the Frightfully Fun Parade will make its debut. It’s the only time and place you’ll be able to see these two spooky entertainment options.
Additions they introduced last year, and will still be available in 2018!
- Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark: Discover a brand-new story, song, media and special effects in – Only happening during the Halloween time.
- Cars Land turns into a spooktacular adventure!
- Disney California Adventure® Park – Buena Vista Street will be transformed by Oogie Boogie from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
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