For an average Disney-goer, spotting children dressed in costume year-round is no surprise. Chances are slim you could go through the day without seeing at least four “Elsas” at Disneyland. But when we start noticing 45-year-old adults dressed up as their favorite Disney animations, we know it is Halloween time at the parks. On select nights starting September 25th and running through October 31st, fans ranging from newborns to 92-year-olds are found jumping into the Halloween spirit by transforming into their favorite characters. When the clock strikes 6 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends, the day-time guests are asked to leave the park as new props are brought out from hiding and those with a ticket to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are invited in.
Villains and special guest characters are scattered abundantly throughout the Disneyland Park near giant pumpkins and floating ghosts. Imagineers add a haunted twist to some of the popular rides, giving them a Halloween thrill. For example, Space Mountain turns into Ghost Galaxy. Preserving the life of the most popular tradition of Halloween, Disneyland provides guests with a souvenir bag the moment they enter the front gates, to load with goodies while traveling throughout the park. This spook-tacular special map highlights Halloween hotspots and candy-loaded locations.
Eating can be an entirely new experience during the holidays at Disneyland. Try an Autumn exclusive pumpkin beignet, or a Ghoulish “poison” caramel apple. Discover more delicacies dreamt up specifically for the spooky season here. Reserve a seat at the Blue Bayou for a premium Halloween dining experience with mouth-watering meals and choice viewing seats for Halloween Screams Firework Spectacular to conclude your night.