10 Great Reasons to Visit Disneyland Halloween Time

10 Great Reasons to Visit Disneyland at Halloween Time

Thanks to Disney we were able to attend a press trip to Disneyland Halloween Time.  As always, thoughts and opions are my own.

Going to Disneyland is always a fun adventure for our family.  This time we got to attend during my favorite holiday, Halloween.  Disneyland has transformed themselves for Halloween Time thru November, 1 with all kinds of spooky fun.  Here are our favorite reasons why you should visit Disneyland during Halloween Time!

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Disneyland at Halloween Time

1. Haunted Mansion Holiday

The Haunted Halloween Mansion at Disneyland's Halloween Time

Jack Skellington transforms the Haunted Masion with a mix of Halloween spookiness and Christmas cheer inspired by the classic animated film “Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.” Guests will find new surprises in the Mansion every Halloween including an original Gingerbread House.  The smell of gingerbread fills the room when you pass by.

I did not think the Haunted Mansion could get any cooler! Love the classic, but when Jack takes over it is pretty amazing!

2. Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

Space Ghost Mountain at Disneyland's Halloween Time
The ride starts out as the typical Space Mountain adventure, but then it suddenly launches you into a haunted universe. Ghosts appear out out of the darkness and reach out as if to grab you as you race through space!  This was some scary fun for my husband and son.

3. The Dia de los Muertos Display in Frontierland

Disneyland observes Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a traditional skeleton display that will remain through Sunday, Nov. 2.  The beautiful and bright colored papel picado, calaveras, and ofrendas are located next to Rancho del Zocalo in Fronteirland.

Day of the Dead Disneyland Halloween Time

B and I got our face painted with Day of the Dead Skulls!

Day of the Dead Disneyland Halloween Time

4. Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

There were so many fun things to do at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree!  Watch pumpkin carvers show their Disney Side, create Halloween Crafts, watch an all new Halloween Magic Show, play Halloween Carnival games, eat fun Halloween Treats, and so much more!

Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Disneyland Halloween Time

Our favorite thing that happened to us under the Halloween big top was when Mickey asked B to play ring toss with him!  Talk about priceless!


5. Mickey Mouse and his friends dress up in adorable Halloween costumes and Disney Villains make special appearances.

Jack and Sally at Disneyland's Halloween Time

We got to meet Jack Skellington and Sally!  They can be found to the left of the Haunted Halloween Mansion.  My tip for the line is to ask what time they get back after their next break and be there about 10 minutes before they arrive! Hardly any wait at all.

6. Fun fall photo opportunities.

Pumpkin Mickey Mouse at Disneyland's Halloween Time It is not everyday that there is a giant Mickey Mouse Pumpkin on Main Street!  This is a must have photo opp!

Family Star Wars Costumes at Disneyland's Halloween Time

Another must have photo op is to get your picture taken in front of the castle in your Halloween Costumes!

7. Halloween Merchandise

It was really hard to resist all of the adorable Disneyland merchandise at Halloween Time! My favorite spot to buy things was the little kiosk across from the Haunted Mansion.  It was filled with so many Nightmare Before Christmas goodies.

Halloween Time Merchandise at Disneyland

We got the baby Zero, when you press on his nose, the pumpkin lights up.  B picked out the Oogie Boogie Man, and I picked out a Jack Skellington ornament for our Christmas tree to always remind me of our amazing trip to Halloween Time.

Disney Merchandise at Disneyland Halloween Time 8. Halloween Food

From the Candy Corn Cotton Candy, Pumpkin Brittle, and Pumpkin Cheese Cake to their Anti Vampire Garlic Chicken Pizza, Disneyland Halloween Time has a special Halloween treat just for you.

Disneyland Halloween Time Food B loved the Candy Corn Cotton Candy.


9. Mickey’s Halloween Party

This special ticket event is held 14 special nights during Halloween time.  Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat at Disneyland Park!  This was B’s favorite part of Halloween Time! He loved being able to trick-or-treat at Disneyland!

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Disneyland Halloween Time

Highlights of Mickey’s Halloween Party include:

  • The “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington (presented exclusively for guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party)
  • “Monsters U Dance Party” at Tomorrowland Terrace, where guests can join Mike & Sulley and their fellow students of Monsters University in a fun and family-friendly frat party.
  • “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade featuring some favorite characters, performed twice nightly
  • The Cadaver Dans ghoul quartet, performing Halloween-themed tunes aboard a drifting graveyard-themed raft on the Rivers of America
  • Photo locations with popular Disney and Pixar Pals, and Disney Villains

10. Family Memories that will last a lifetime!

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Disneyland Halloween Time

As you can tell, we had a blast at Disneyland Halloween Time, and know you will, too!

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Have you been to Halloween Time? What was your favorite thing?  If you have not been, what are you looking most forward to see!

Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.
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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I have done Disney World at Halloween ,but not Disneyland. Maybe next year….

  2. Love, love the The Dia de los Muertos Display in Frontierland!

  3. My son would love to visit for Halloween. Maybe we will be able to visit the Halloween Carnival. That sounds like so much fun.

  4. Disneyland is such a fun place to visit and I have always wanted to visit at Halloween time! Space Mountain, looks so scarey and fun!

  5. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Everything looks so awesome! I’d love to see the Nightmare Before Christmas characters!

  6. We’ve been there during Halloween and it w as so much fun! Hoping to get there again soon.

  7. Jenna Wood says:

    I’ve always loved the Jack Skellington takeovers- I’d love to visit Mr Ooogie Boogie’s lounge! I have to say, though, the pirate makeover looks mighty fun too!

  8. I am so late to the game. I have never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld. I am a grown up who needs to go have a fun filled week at something Disney!! I love seeing all your pics :)

  9. It looks like you guys had a blast. I LOVE the Star Wars costumes.

  10. OH what total fun. I think I went right before Halloween years ago and I totally wanted to stay!

  11. I’ve never been to Disney World or Disneyland during Halloween but it sure looks like a lot of fun. We have been to Universal Studios for Halloween Horror Nights and it was crazy fun!

  12. I absolutely love Disney, but I’ve never been there during Halloween. It looks like a blast.

  13. The last time I was at Disney, I was six and it was 1986. I’d love to go again and see the park decked out in all it’s Halloween splendor.

  14. I would love to visit Disney Land during Halloween. I love the decorations and the big Mickey Mouse ears. It looks like you guys had so much fun.

  15. We love Disney. Especially around Halloween. Everything they do is so wonderful.

  16. I’d love to see Disney all decked out in Halloween decorations. It looks like so much fun.

  17. That looks amazing! Everything Disney has done in the park is just gorgeous.

  18. We love disneyland at Halloween. The you for sharing.

  19. We love Disneyland! How fun!

  20. I adore Disney at Halloween! Any season really, but especially Halloween!

  21. We have gone quie a few times to Disneyland at Halloweentime and it is so much fun. They always have new things every year which is great for us So. Cal. residents.

  22. I love all the decorating Disneyland does! I need to take the kids one of these Octobers!

  23. We were there around the same time you were. We attended the October 8th party. It was so much fun. It goes by quickly and we were there for 4 days!. Love your photos!

  24. As a whole Disneyland takes a new look during the time of Halloween and it doubles the entertainment. I would love to be there next year if I have enough opportunity. :)

  25. I have always wanted to visit Disney at Halloween. It looks like so much fun for the young and old alike. Though Disney always is. :) We are currently saving for our very first Family vacation to Disney.

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