The Spookiest Places at Disneyland Resort to take the Perfect Halloween Photo

By Jocelyn Buhlman

When the Halloween season is nigh and creepy sights are around every corner at Disneyland Resort, you can’t help but feel inspired to snap a spooky shot or two to commemorate your trip. Whether you’re showing off your Halloween-inspired outfit or hoping a grim, grinning ghost materializes in your final shot, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to capture that perfect picture


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Main Street Mickey Pumpkin
Nothing fills us with Halloween cheer more than this giant, gord-geous depiction of Mickey’s face, the icon of Disneyland’s Halloween celebration. No spooky soirée at the park is complete without posing in front of the Mickey Pumpkin.

Partners Statue and Pumpkins
Already an iconic Disneyland photo location, the Partner’s Statue gets extra festive during the Halloween season with cheerful Jack-o-lanterns representing each land at the park. Pose in front of your favorite carving, or take a pic with Walt, Mickey, and the full pumpkin assemblage for a classic fall photo.

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Haunted Mansion Holiday
When two holidays collide, it’s the perfect time to take a photo perfect for your Halloween décor—and a future Christmas card? Jack has decorated the mansion in his best attempt at holiday decor, but when Halloween creates Christmas, you never know what’s in store

Downtown Disney and Disneyland Resort Hotels

Oogie Boogie at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Well, well, well. What have we here? The Oogie Boogie man makes the perfect backdrop for those of us who are more “Nightmare” than “Before Christmas.” Decorated with bugs, snakes, and creepy cute jack-o-lanterns, you’re sure to snap a spooky shot in front of this display.

Hocus Pocus 2 Photo Opp at Downtown Disney
Calling all aspiring witches: This bewitching photo opportunity boasts a special celebration of the Disney+ original movie Hocus Pocus 2, now streaming. Fly your brooms (or vacuums) over to the photo op—located between Splitsville and Tortilla Jo’s—before it magically disappears after October 31.

Disney California Adventure

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The Headless Horseman
If you’re trying to find the best spot at Disney California Adventure to take a photo, don’t lose your head! The Headless Horseman statue by the Carthay Circle Restaurant is your place to be headed for a spooky photo shoot.

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Cars Land Sign
Over at Radiator Springs, everyone’s got their car-stumes on and their haul-o-ween decorations up! The “Cars Land” sign is already a must-do photo spot, but with its extra spoke-y decorations, it’s perfect to commemorate your Halloween visit to Disney California Adventure.

Trunk or Treat Sign
If you’re looking to mix things up a little bit when commemorating your time in Radiator Springs, we recommend stopping by this cute sign next to the Cozy Cone Motel. There’s no tricks here—just spooky good fun!