This Halloween season, guests will explore their spooky Disney Side with special Halloween transformations of Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain, encounter Disney villains conjured by a magic cauldron, dance to the Mad T Party band, and meet Mickey Mouse and his friends in Halloween costumes.
We’ve pulled together 11 of our favorite attractions that are materializing at the Disneyland Resort this year!
Mickey’s Halloween Party
An additional Halloween Time highlight is the separate-ticket, after-hours Mickey’s Halloween Party, where adults and children show their Disney Side by dressing in costumes and trick-or-treating at Disneyland Park.
Halloween Screams Fireworks
Guests can enjoy an array of special entertainment, including the exclusive Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular as part of Mickey’s Halloween Party.
Mickey’s Costume Party
The Mickey’s Costume Party cavalcade features some favorite characters, performed twice nightly and preceded by the new Frozen float with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf from the blockbuster animated film as part of Mickey’s Halloween Party.
Throughout the evening, the Disney villains arrive in Disneyland Town Square as the “Bad Apple Party Crashers,” riding a black horse-drawn carriage accompanied by thunder, fog, and special lighting effects. Villains such as Cruella De Vil, the Queen of Hearts, Judge Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Lady Tremaine from Cinderella appear for photos and character greetings, and guests are invited to “Party Like a Villain” as part of Mickey’s Halloween Party.
Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy
Spooky Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy in Tomorrowland is a guest favorite during Halloween Time. The unique Halloween-themed experience begins as a typical Space Mountain adventure, but suddenly launches voyagers into a haunted section of the universe. Ghosts appear out of the starry darkness and swirling galaxies of Space Mountain, reaching out as if to grab guests as they speed through space. The exhilarating drops and curves are punctuated by piercing screams, creepy sound effects and haunting music.
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Jack Skellington returns to Disneyland to take over the Haunted Mansion and brings Haunted Mansion Holiday back to New Orleans Square. Transformed with a mix of Halloween spookiness and Christmas cheer, Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by the classic animated film Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.
Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House
Guests find new surprises within the Mansion every Halloween, including this year’s special gingerbread house. This year’s creepy creation adds a little whimsy with a hapless gingerbread zombie who is trapped inside—surrounded by frightening spikes that are very sharp, red-and-white candy canes, and it’s the 14th original gingerbread design since Haunted Mansion Holiday debuted in 2001.
In Frontierland, guests discover an exciting new magic show presented on the Halloween Carnival stage at Big Thunder Ranch. Also at the Halloween Carnival in Big Thunder Ranch, guests encounter favorite Disney characters in Halloween costumes, pumpkin carvers showing their Disney Side with elaborate creations, Halloween décor, and activities for youngsters.
Astounding Cauldron of Magic
Nearby they also may conjure up a Disney Villain at the Astounding Cauldron of Magic sideshow tent at the Halloween Carnival.
Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland transforms to become the Pumpkin Festival, with hundreds of pumpkins on display, no two of them the same.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Frontierland observes Dia de los Muertos with a traditional skeleton display that will remain through Sunday, November 2.
In Disney California Adventure Park, Halloween Time offers frightful fun for guests of all ages, with favorite attractions such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, where a “supernatural” event happened on Halloween evening 1939, 75 years ago, forever haunting the building with spine-tingling fun. Also at Disney California Adventure, the nighttime Mad T Party in Hollywood Land gets some new Halloween spice. Tweedledee and Tweedledum welcome guests as the Mad Hatter offers some devilishly delicious All Hallows Eve fun featuring new Halloween music and a chilling new look for the Mad T Party band.