Disney Halloween Fun & Activities at Disney Parks & at Home!

by Sami

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Looking for some Disney Halloween fun and activities both at Disney Parks and at home this week? While we love Disney at any time of year, I’ve never felt the urge to go for Halloween because I never knew if it would be too scary for my little ones…even though I’ve heard “Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party” is one of the best times of the year to go to Disney Parks.

So I asked my friend Lisa from Babes in Disneyland to share some of her expertise and experiences during this time of year at Disney with all of you to gain a little deeper insight into what goes on at Disneyland during Halloween and how you can bring some of the Disney decorating magic home if you can’t make it to Disney Parks. The following is a guest blog from Lisa:

Disneyland is known for its magic and fun throughout the year, but many fans may not realize that the Halloween season has become one of the most popular times of year. In mid September each year, Disneyland is transformed into an autumn wonderland filled with festive décor, savory foods and more pumpkins than you can shade a witch’s broom at.

The cornerstone of Disneyland’s Halloween celebration is Haunted Mansion Holiday. Each year, the Mansion is taken over by the sights and sounds from Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Inside and out, Haunted Mansion Holiday is decorated with the whimsy and bright colors the film has become known for. This year, Haunted Mansion Holiday is celebrating its twelfth year at Disneyland and there’s no end in site for this annual Park tradition. Find out a little more about how this attraction “comes to life” (or should I say death?) each year, what’s planned for the thirteenth anniversary and what Jack Skellington thinks of it all.

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In addition to Haunted Mansion Holiday, Disneyland provides a number of exciting opportunities for families to create memories with young children. From pumpkin carving, art and game activities and petting goats and sheep at Big Thunder Ranch to becoming a pirate at the new Pirates League, Disneyland offers a lot of truly remarkable experiences for young children this time of year.

Learn more about the fun activities just for little ones this season at the Disneyland Resort.



To make the Halloween season even more special for Disneyland fans and families, the Park offers a special separate-ticket Halloween event each year called Mickey’s Halloween Party. On party days, the park closes a little early and guests attending this fun and “not-so-spooky” evening get to experience Halloween Disney style. Party goers get to trick-or-treat throughout the park in costume, experience the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington, attend dance parties throughout the park, meet unique characters at fun photo locations throughout the park, experience “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade and much, much more!

Can’t make it to the Disneyland Resort this Halloween season? Do not fret! There are lots of things Disney fans can do to bring the magic of Disneyland home! While Disney websites like Spoonful.com and the Disney Parks Blog offer great recipes and craft ideas, you can’t beat the craft ideas below from Disney decorating guru, Dave Caranci.

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Halloween Time begins each year in mid September and ends on November 1. For more information on visitng the Disneyland Resort with young children, head over to BabesInDisneylandBlog.com.

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