disneyland halloween

My girl is finally at the stage where the images of Halloween are not that spooky to her. At least she tries being brave and that´s huge. Last year there was no way she would even get close to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland during Mickey´s Halloween Party, but this year she braved it…with my hand over her eyes and her peeking out!

Mickey´s Halloween Party is really what Halloween needs to be about for kids. Spooky, yet fun. Tons of candy we´ll never eat. Mickey ghosts and pumpkins at every corner, plus the most-loved villains parading all around. What´s not to love?

What one ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party will get you:

  • Viewing of the boo-tiful Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular — exclusively for Mickey’s Halloween Party Guests
  • Admission to the Disneyland Park up to 3 hours prior to the event’s start time
  • Take photos with favorite Disney Villains
  • Special treat stations offering both yummy candy and healthy goodies
  • Dress up and enjoy the ghoulish goings-on at Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade
  • At Piratepalooza in Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante, kick up your boots with Goofy and other swashbucklers.
  • Come to Tomorrowland Terrace for Buzz Lightyear’s Intergalactic Space Jam — a hi-energy dance party that goes to infinity and beyond
  • Access to nearly all attractions, including all the Halloween-themed attractions such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Lively music so your bones can boogie
Our favorite part of this is definitely the festive atmosphere all over. Our little Princess partied and trick-o-treated in a sea of pirates, ghouls, fairies and other princesses until way, way past her bedtime. She had plenty of candy to keep her going!
Since this was our second year going to Mickey’s Halloween Party we got to enjoy a lot more because we knew what to expect.
So, it’s my turn to pass it along and give you some of the tips we’ve learned.
  • Do arrive early. You can enter the park 3 hours before it starts, and try to use that. We got there right when the 5pm Soundsational Summer Parade was starting in Main Street and it was packed, packed, packed. We also had to wait for everyone coming out and got stuck. Get there early!
  • Get there early and secure a Fast Pass for Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday. They truly get very crowded.
  • If you want to watch the Halloween Screams fireworks {and you should!}, make sure you reserve a spot in front of the Castle at least 45 minutes prior.  It’s definitely worth it. Buy a corn dog or turkey leg and picnic there while you wait!
  • Don’t get the kids excited about seeing princesses, Mickey, Minnie or any of the gang. Remember, the Villains have taken over; even Toon Town is closed. But, if you arrive prior to the event starting, you will get to see them and visit Toon Town.
  • If you’re going with little ones, pack pajamas for the drive back home. They will be pooped and crashing hard from that sugar rush!
You still have until Monday, October 31st to go to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. Go here for details, prices and times.
Have you been to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park? What did you love about it and what are your pro tips?
Disclosure: We’re lucky to be on the Disneyland Parks blogger list and get invited to preview their events so we can share with you.

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