HalloweenTime at DLR Superthread #4

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Disneyland Resort's 2015 Halloween Time Dates Are:

Friday, September 11, 2015 -- Sunday, November 1, 2015



The 2015 dates for Mickey's Halloween Party are:

Friday, September 25th; Monday, September 28th; Wednesday, September 30th;

Friday, October 2nd; Monday, October 5th; Wednesday, October 7th; Friday, October 9th; Monday, October 12th; Wednesday, October 14th; Friday, October 16th; Monday, October 19th; Thursday, October 22nd; Friday, October 23rd; Sunday, October 25th; Tuesday, October 27th; Thursday, October 29th; and Saturday, October 31st.




2015 Halloween Time/Mickey's Halloween Party Announcement Blog:

"Mickey’s Halloween Party Expands to 17 Nights with Return of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 11 – November 1" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 15th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort





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WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the
Halloween Time at DLR Info and Photo Superthread #4!!!



Please also see the previous Superthreads – Halloween Time at DLR Info and Photo Superthread, Part 3, Halloween Time at DLR Info and Photo Superthread, Part 2 and Halloween at DL (first Unofficial Halloween thread) for lots of fantastic photos and information on the spookiest time of year at Disneyland Resort!

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About the Superthread

I began the first Halloween Time at DLR Superthread in 2010, in response to the demand for details, photos and discussion about Disneyland Resort’s popular Halloween festivities. My goal was to gather as much information about the season in one place as possible, making the Superthread a sort of “one-stop shop” for planners. I am proud to say that it has been a valuable tool in helping a lot of our DISboards members map out their trips ever since – largely due to our helpful, knowledgeable contributors and participants.

This Superthread is intended and designed to be informative, interactive and fun! As you can see, the posts that follow on this page are dedicated to providing you with everything you need to know about Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort (and Halloween happenings at select nearby locations in Southern California). In those posts I have included links to blogs, press releases, podcasts, videos, trip reports and other materials covering assorted Halloween season-related subjects, and I hope you will find them useful as you plan your visit. I have also used my own personal photos as thumbnails of the subjects in some of the posts to add a bit of color and visual reference.

Beyond Page 1, you will find a lot of conversation about all facets of Halloween Time, along with photos. The thread runs until it hits the page limit, which is Page 250. If it takes 2 years to hit Page 250, the thread lasts 2 years and then I will start a new thread. If it takes 6 months to reach 250, then the thread ends in 6 months and I will start a new one. In other words, I do not create a new thread simply because it is a new year, which may be the common belief. It all comes down to the number of pages and how quickly the thread is moving, and that is what dictates when a new Superthread begins.

If a thread has not quite reached 250 pages yet but there is a new Halloween Time season upon us that will require a lot of discussion and photo-sharing, I will likely start a new thread early – just so that we don’t hit the page limit before a new season has begun, or halfway through it!




What We Discuss in the Superthread

We talk about any Halloween-specific, harvest-oriented or Autumn-inspired celebrations that fall close to or within Disneyland Resort's Halloween Time season; how DLR observes them; what the crowds are like; special offerings, etc. Those celebrations may include: Columbus Day (in terms of crowds over that holiday weekend), Oktoberfest, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and, of course, Halloween -- although, you may see an occasional bit of holiday season/Christmas talk trickling into this thread due to the fact that much of the holiday merchandise and some of the decorations will appear before October 31st. There is even a rather fun "colliding holidays"/crossover period of time in which pumpkins still dot the Disneyland landscape while wreaths and garland slowly move in. (But never fear -- I have a whole separate Superthread devoted to Disneyland during the Holiday Season/Christmas time, so it won't be forgotten or lost in the Halloween Time shuffle!)

Sometimes it may take a while for any new details on the upcoming season to come in. For example, currently we know very little (officially) about the 2015 season other than that it will begin in September and either end on October 31st or November 1st, but we have a general idea of how certain things might run based on previous years’ patterns.

In this Superthread we answer questions; help people plan; and discuss facts, dates, rumors, speculation, possibilities and breaking news about Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort. We will also track Mickey's Halloween Party as the nights sell out, and keep a running list of all of the Party reviews as they come into the thread. As we wait for news to break, to pass the time we may occasionally venture into a bit of chatting about other (non-Disney) Halloween-related subjects, such as movies and TV specials; goodies; decorations, etc., to keep up the excitement and momentum. I try not to let the thread stray too far from the main topic for too long, so if you see that we are talking about something that is not specifically associated with Disneyland Resort, it is only temporary and we will get back on track with Disneyland Halloween Time discussion very shortly!




You Don't Have to Read the Whole Thread!

The pace of this Superthread can vary, becoming extremely active at times and very quiet at others. As more people join in and begin to post, the thread will get longer. I know that a thread with many pages can be daunting or intimidating, and lurkers often shy away from participating in it because they believe they are required or expected to read every post on every page.

That is not expected here. My suggestion would be to first skim the posts on Page 1 of this thread to see if any of the categories/subjects interest you, or if any of the questions you have can be answered in the information provided. Do not try to read everything in one sitting unless you have the time to spare – it is on Page 1, so it will be easy to access/locate again when it is more convenient for you!

Next, you might want to glance over the last couple of pages of the thread to see what we have been discussing recently. You also have the option of using the Search feature for the thread to locate any mentions of topics of interest (i.e., “Happiest Haunts tour” or “treats” or “Mickey’s Halloween Party”).

Even if you don’t have time to peruse Page 1 or the last couple of pages in this Superthread, please feel free to jump in anyway and we will try to assist! We have a friendly group of folks here – many of whom have a lot of combined years of experience in visiting Disneyland Resort in September and October – and we talk about Halloween Time all year long. Whether you are planning your first-ever Halloween Time visit to Disneyland, or whether you have enjoyed Halloween Time at Disneyland in the past, we would love for you to join us and ask questions or share your experiences, respectively!




The Theme Week Countdown

In the summer – approximately late July or early August – I will kick off our 2nd Theme Week Countdown in this thread. This is something I tried in 2012 as a way to showcase all of the aspects of the seasonal details at Disneyland Resort for both newcomers and repeat Halloween Time visitors alike, while counting down to the official start date of the new season in September. The Theme Week Countdown – which is exclusive to this specific Halloween Time thread and to the Disneyland at Christmas/Holiday Season Superthread – highlights a different theme each week (for example, Haunted Mansion Holiday Week), and many of our DIS’ers contribute to the themes by sharing their beautiful photos over the course of one or two months. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Stay tuned to this thread for details on the 2015 Theme Week Countdown when we get a bit closer to July!



Sources of Information

Official sources of information (these are usually branches of the Walt Disney Company or family of companies) that you may see referenced on Page 1 and throughout the subsequent pages include, but are not limited to: the Disneyland Resort website; Disney.com; Disneyland News; the Disney Parks Blog; D23; Disneyland Today; Disney Insider; Disney Destinations; Backstage Pass (a newsletter for Annual Passholders); the Walt Disney Travel Co.; Disney Vacation Club; ABC.com; and even the newsletter for Disney Visa Rewards members.

Unofficial sources that you may see referenced (which are not affiliated with Disney in any way) include, but are not limited to: DISboards (The DIS); DIS Unplugged; wdwinfo.com; MousePlanet; MiceChat; MouseSavers; the Disney Food Blog; MouseWait; Mouse Info; Laughing Place; Stitch Kingdom, etc.

In many cases a lot of the information/details from past seasons is applicable every year, so it will be there for your reference on Page 1 and will not necessarily change. Be aware that as each Halloween Time season ends, a few of the links to certain articles or websites I have listed on Page 1 will become inactive (for example, the link to Knott’s Scary Farm in the “Other Things to Do” post becomes active in September or October, then inactive again immediately after Halloween ends, then active again by the following Fall). Most of the links on Page 1 of this Superthread will remain valid and intact all the time, but if you should encounter a link that is no longer “live” it probably just means that it was specific to the season/year that just ended, or it became invalid after I first posted it. I try to keep the posts updated and cleared of any dead links when I can, but I can’t always do it as quickly or as often as I’d like! (Real life sometimes gets in the way!)



Please feel free to jump in and join the conversation as we dissect all aspects of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! Let's start planning together!



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Dates/Days/Events to Remember

for the 2015 Halloween Time Season



September 2015

**Halloween merchandise begins to creep onto shelves in late July and early August. Halloween decorations and window displays should begin to appear on Main Street in late August and early September. Halloween treats and fall foods should begin to slowly appear by late August and early September.**


Monday, September 7th -- Labor Day


Friday, September 11th -- Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort begins!


Friday, September 11th – Haunted Mansion Holiday opens


Friday, September 11th – Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy opens


Friday, September 11th – Happiest Haunts Tour begins


Sunday, September 13th – Rosh Hashanah begins


Tuesday, September 15th – Rosh Hashanah ends


Friday, September 18th – Dapper Day Fall Soiree at Disneyland Resort


Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th -- Dapper Day Fall Expo at the Disneyland Hotel (see more info -- Here)


Saturday, September 19th – Dapper Day Car Show at the Disneyland Hotel


Wednesday, September 23rd -- First day of Autumn!!!!


Wednesday, September 23rd – Yom Kippur


Friday, September 25thMickey’s Halloween Party begins (7 p.m. – 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Monday, August 24, 2015)!!!!


Friday, September 25th
–- Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou begins (this event only occurs on Mickey's Halloween Party nights). More info -- HERE.


Monday, September 28th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- DID NOT SELL OUT!!!!


Wednesday, September 30th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 29, 2015)!!!!




October 2015


Friday, October 2nd -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, September 12, 2015)!!!!


Friday, October 2nd - Sunday, October 4th -- Gay Days (see more info -- Here)


Monday, October 5th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Wednesday, September 23, 2015)!!!!


Wednesday, October 7th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 22, 2015)!!!!


Friday, October 9th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Thursday, September 10, 2015)!!!!



Sunday, October 11th -- CHOC Walk (see more info -- Here)


Monday, October 12th -- Columbus Day


Monday, October 12thMickey’s Halloween Party (6 p.m. – 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, September 19, 2015)!!!!


Monday, October 12th – MahaloWeen at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. More info -- HERE.


Tuesday, October 13th – MahaloWeen at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. More info -- HERE.


Wednesday, October 14th
-- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Thursday, September 17, 2015)!!!!


Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th -- UEA Convention/Education Exposition (This event takes place in Utah, but is often referred to as "Utah Escapes to Anaheim," because of the students who head to Disneyland Resort while the educators attend the Exposition. You will find more info -- Here)


Friday, October 16th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 8, 2015)!!!!


Monday, October 19th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, September 18, 2015)!!!!


Thursday, October 22nd -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, September 26, 2015)!!!!


Friday, October 23rd -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, September 4, 2015)!!!!


Saturday, October 24th
-- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen's Haunted Gingerbread Workshop (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.). More info - HERE.


Sunday, October 25th -- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen's Haunted Gingerbread Workshop - D23 Gold Member Event (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.). More info -- HERE.


Sunday, October 25th
-- Villain's Day: Stalk Around the Park (unofficial event/gathering taking place in Disneyland; more info - HERE)


Sunday, October 25th
-- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Monday, August 24, 2015)!!!!


Tuesday, October 27th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Wednesday, September 30, 2015)!!!!


Thursday, October 29th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Wednesday, September 30, 2015)!!!!

Saturday, October 31st -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, August 8, 2015)!!!!


Saturday, October 31st
-- Halloween!!!!!!!


**There may or may not be an Oktoberfest event in California Adventure or in Downtown Disney in 2015. If so, information will be revealed closer to October**


**Waiting on info and dates for Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen’s "The Password is Murder" Interactive Murder Mystery Show. At this time, it is unclear if this 2014 event is returning in 2015.**



November 2015


Sunday, November 1st – Last day of Halloween Time!!


Sunday, November 1st – Monday, November 2nd – Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)



**Waiting on details of Tortilla Jo’s (Downtown Disney) Dia de los Muertos celebration.**




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2014 Halloween Time Season Dates
(for reference and comparison only)



September 2014

***DIS'er figment _jii tracked when and how quickly the Mickey's Halloween Party nights sold out in 2014! See that post -- HERE.


Monday, September 1st -- Labor Day

Friday, September 12th -- Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort begins!

Friday, September 12th -- Haunted Mansion Holiday officially opens

Friday, September 12th -- Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy officially opens

Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th -- Dapper Day Fall Soiree and Expo (see more info -- Here)

Tuesday, September 23rd -- First day of Autumn!!!!

Thursday, September 25th -- Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 26th-- Mickey's Halloween Party begins (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Thursday, August 28, 2014)!!

Tuesday, September 30th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) – DID NOT SELL OUT!!



October 2014

Friday, October 3rd -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, August 22, 2014)!!

Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th -- Gay Days (see more info -- Here)

Saturday, October 4th -- Yom Kippur

Monday, October 6th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014)!!

Wednesday, October 8th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Monday, September 29, 2014)!!

Friday, October 10th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Thursday, September 18, 2014)!!

Sunday, October 12th -- CHOC Walk (see more info -- Here)

Monday, October 13th -- Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 14th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, September 26, 2014)!!

Thursday, October 16th and Friday, October 17th -- UEA Convention/Education Exposition (This event takes place in Utah, but is often referred to as "Utah Escapes to Anaheim.")

Friday, October 17th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Monday, September 22, 2014)!!

Monday, October 20th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014)!!

Wednesday, October 22nd -- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen's "The Password is Murder" Interactive Murder Mystery Show (6 p.m.).

Wednesday, October 22nd -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, October 3, 2014)!!

Friday, October 24th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Monday, September 22, 2014)!!

Saturday, October 25th -- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen's Gingerbread Haunted House Building Workshop (12 pm - 2 pm).

Sunday, October 26th -- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen's Gingerbread Haunted House Building Workshop (12 pm - 2 pm)

Monday, October 27th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, October 3, 2014)!!

Wednesday, October 29th -- Mickey's Halloween Party (6 p.m. - 11 p.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Wednesday, October 8, 2014)!!

Friday, October 31st -- Mickey's Halloween Party (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.) -- SOLD OUT (as of Thursday, September 11, 2014)!!

Friday, October 31st -- Halloween!!!!!!!

Friday, October 31st -- Last Day of Halloween Time



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Historical Halloween Time Season Start and End Dates (from 2006 to 2015)


  • Friday, September 29 – Tuesday, October 31, 2006
  • Friday, September 21 – Wednesday, October 31, 2007
  • Friday, September 26 – Sunday, November 2, 2008
  • Friday, September 25 – Sunday, November 1, 2009
  • Friday, September 17 – Sunday, October 31, 2010
  • Friday, September 16 – Monday, October 31, 2011
  • Friday, September 14 – Wednesday, October 31, 2012
  • Friday, September 13 – Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Friday, September 12 - Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Friday, September 11 – Sunday, November 1, 2015


Historical Start Dates of Mickey's Halloween Party (formerly Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party and Mickey's Halloween Treat), from 1995 to 2015!


(Mickey's Halloween Treat start dates -- Disneyland)

Tuesday, October 24, 1995 (4 party nights)

Thursday, October 24, 1996 (5 party nights)


(Mickey's Halloween Treat start dates - California Adventure)

Friday, October 21, 2005 (6 party nights)

Friday, October 13, 2006 (9 party nights)

Friday, October 5, 2007 (10 party nights)


(Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party start dates -- California Adventure)

Friday, October 3, 2008 (11 party nights)

Friday, October 2, 2009 (12 party nights)


(Mickey's Halloween Party start dates - Disneyland)

Friday, October 1, 2010 (10 party nights)

Friday, September 30, 2011 (10 party nights)

Friday, September 28, 2012 (11 party nights)

Friday, September 27, 2013 (13 party nights)

Friday, September 26, 2014 (14 party nights)

Friday, September 25, 2015 (17 party nights)




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Check-In/Meet Threads for 2015


(Check in with your fellow DIS'ers to see who else will be at DLR on which dates, and where they're staying. Plan meet-ups and get-togethers!)


September 2015 - Checkin Thread (started by kpms)


October 2015 Check-In Thread (started by Canadian Harmony)





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Mickey's Halloween Party!!!

(formerly known as Mickey's Trick or Treat Party and Mickey's Halloween Treat!)






The announcement of the 2015 party dates can be found Here!!


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Frequently Asked Questions About Mickey's Halloween Party

**A big THANK YOU to figment_jii, for the collaboration and help in assembling/typing up the FAQs!**

**See THIS POST for links to blogs, articles, press releases, videos and additional info about Mickey's Halloween Party!**

**See THIS POST for Reviews/Recaps/Reports of Mickey's Halloween Party 2013 and 2014**



(Disclaimer: Much of the information below is based on what happened at the parties of 2014, 2013 and prior, but it is always possible that things could be different in 2015 or in any subsequent year. I will do my best to keep it updated as events and details change!)


1. What is “Mickey’s Halloween Party,” and is it different from “Halloween Time”?

“Mickey’s Halloween Party” (also known as “MHP” or “the MHP”) is the current incarnation of what was previously known as “Mickey’s Halloween Treat” (held in California Adventure from 2005 – 2007) and “Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party” (held in California Adventure from 2008 -- 2009). It is a hard ticket event (not included in the price of the regular admission) that takes place on a limited number of nights in late September and throughout October, to which guests are invited (but not required) to wear costumes and trick-or-treat for candy around the park.

“Mickey’s Halloween Treat” made its original debut at Disneyland in the mid-‘90s, then was promptly shelved for nine years (until 2005), as the massive expansion that paved the way for Downtown Disney, California Adventure and the Grand Californian Hotel kicked into high gear.

Since 2010, the popular Mickey’s Halloween Party (MHP) has been held in Disneyland park, allowing for the amazing Halloween Screams fireworks to become a party exclusive, and a Cavalcade to march down Main Street.

“Halloween Time” is the name of Disneyland Resort’s official Halloween “season,” which commences in mid-September and extends through Halloween (or very early November, in rare cases). The Halloween season at DLR was given the “Halloween Time” label in 2006 -- though the Halloween party actually began anew in 2005, as mentioned above, and highlights such as Haunted Mansion Holiday have been holding strong since 2001.

Mickey’s Halloween Party and “Halloween Time” are connected, but are not quite the same. Mickey’s Halloween Party is one element of Halloween Time, but Halloween Time can be enjoyed without attending the MHP. That is to say, you can experience the other parts of Halloween Time without buying a ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party.

To put it simply, and to use a different party as an example: Mickey’s Halloween Party is to Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort what Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is to the holiday season at Walt Disney World. It is just one piece of a much larger puzzle, though certain aspects of Halloween Time can be accessed at the party, of course!

This year (2015), Halloween Time begins on Friday, September 11th, and ends on Sunday, November 1st.


2. How is Mickey’s Halloween Party different from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom/Walt Disney World?

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (MK) park has its own Halloween party called Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP). MNSSHP runs from very early September through Halloween (or even early November in some years), with tickets generally going on sale in early May (tickets for the 2014 dates are already on sale). Traditionally, MNSSHP takes place at the MK over many more nights than Mickey’s Halloween Party takes place in Disneyland. MNSSHP’s format and content are similar in some ways to MHP, but are also very different in other ways.

General comparisons of the two parties can be found Here, courtesy of DIS’er figment_jii, and Here, courtesy of The DIS' Craig Williams!


3. What is included in the MHP?

Mickey’s Halloween Party includes trick-or-treating, dance parties, special character meet and greets, special entertainment and decorations, a Cavalcade/mini-parade, and an exclusive fireworks show.

Trick-or-treat trails are scattered throughout the park. Each treat trail has multiple treat stations, where Cast Members hand out candy (or non-candy options) to guests. Guests of all ages are welcome to go trick-or-treating. At the start of the party, the lines can be very long, but they generally move fairly fast. Later in the party, the lines are shorter.

There are several dance parties where guests can interact with a variety of characters. In past years, there have been dance parties located in Tomorrowland and at Rancho del Zocalo.

There are unique character meet and greet locations throughout the park. Most of the characters have PhotoPass photographers with them, to capture those special spooky moments! See Question #14 for more information about the characters.

In 2013 and 2014, the Cadaver Dans (a ghoulish version of the Dapper Dans) performed on the Rivers of America, which is blanketed in an eerie fog for the party.

There are other MHP-specific decorations (such as Ghost Mickeys and Pumpkin Mickey balloons) that are inflated or installed for the party. Although it is not an exact science, the Ghost Mickeys are supposed to mark the start of each treat trail. Similarly, smaller (somewhat ear-less) Mickey balloon/lanterns mark each treat station along the trail!

Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade runs twice per MHP. In 2013 and 2014, the Cavalcade began at roughly 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm. The first parade travels from Small World to Main Street. The second parade travels from Main Street back to Small World. **New in 2014 -- Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Frozen appeared in a special pre-parade (the same one that can be enjoyed before Mickey's Soundsational parade at Disneyland ) prior to “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade!**

NOTE: In 2015, Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade will not be included in Mickey's Halloween Party. Instead, the special Paint the Night parade (part of the Diamond Anniversary entertainment) will be included in MHP.


“Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies” (or “Halloween Screams”) is a special MHP fireworks show. On MHP nights, it takes the place of Remember…Dreams Come True. Halloween Screams is a Halloween-focused fireworks show hosted by “Master of Scaremonies,” Jack Skellington. To enjoy the full show, it is recommended that guests position themselves to see the left side of Sleeping Beauty Castle (when facing the Castle). A “sphere” (a sort of crystal ball-type of illusion) rises to the left of the main turret and images are projected onto it.

In 2013 and 2014, Halloween Screams was presented at roughly 9:30 pm.

NEW IN 2015!!! "Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou" is a new premium dining experience debuting in 2015, only available to guests of Mickey's Halloween Party. The event involves a meal at the Blue Bayou, the appearance of at least one character (Dr. Facilier) and themed entertainment, as well as priority viewing for Halloween Screams. The cost is $150 (not including Mickey's Halloween Party tickets, which are required for this event). More info can be found - HERE and HERE. Since this event is new, there is no additional information on it yet. When reviews begin coming in the details of the event will be more clear.


4. What is the typical start date for the MHP?

This year (2015), Mickey's Halloween Party will begin on Friday, September 25th.

For the last several years, the first MHP has taken place about two weeks after the official start date of Halloween Time at DLR. It is usually either the last Friday in September or the first Friday in October, depending on the calendar. Listed below are the start dates of Halloween Time (left column) and the dates of the first party (right column) for the last few years (since the Halloween Party moved out of California Adventure and into Disneyland):

  • September 17, 2010 (Fri) => October 1, 2010 (Fri)
  • September 16, 2011 (Fri) => September 30, 2011 (Fri)
  • September 14, 2012 (Fri) => September 28, 2012 (Fri)
  • September 13, 2013 (Fri) => September 27, 2013 (Fri)
  • September 12, 2014 (Fri) => September 26, 2014 (Fri)
  • September 11, 2015 (Fri) => September 25, 2015 (Fri)

5. What are the other party dates, and how many parties are there?

The dates for the 2015 Halloween Parties have been announced!! -- Here.

In 2015, there will be 17 MHP nights in total (up from 14 MHP nights in 2014):

Friday, September 25 -- SOLD OUT AS OF MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015!!!!
Monday, September 28 -- DID NOT SELL OUT!!!!
Wednesday, September 30 -- SOLD OUT AS OF TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015!!!!
Friday, October 2 -- SOLD OUT AS OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015!!!!
Monday, October 5 -- SOLD OUT AS OF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015!!!!
Wednesday, October 7 -- SOLD OUT AS OF TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015!!!!
Friday, October 9 -- SOLD OUT AS OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015!!!!
Monday, October 12 -- SOLD OUT AS OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015!!!!
Wednesday, October 14 -- SOLD OUT AS OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015!!!!
Friday, October 16 -- SOLD OUT AS OF TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015!!!!
Monday, October 19 -- SOLD OUT AS OF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015!!!!
Thursday, October 22 -- SOLD OUT AS OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015!!!!
Friday, October 23 -- SOLD OUT AS OF FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015!!!!
Sunday, October 25 -- SOLD OUT AS OF MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015!!!!
Tuesday, October 27 -- SOLD OUT AS OF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015!!!!
Thursday, October 29 -- SOLD OUT AS OF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015!!!!
Saturday, October 31 -- SOLD OUT AS OF SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015!!!!


Historically, MHP has been held on Tuesdays and Fridays, with an occasional Monday and/or Wednesday night party thrown in, or substituted in place of a Tuesday party. The final party of the season is always on Halloween night. This year, 2015, there is a rare Columbus Day MHP, as well as a party on a Saturday and Sunday night in October.

In 2014 there were 14 party nights. 2013 there were 13 party nights from late September until Halloween, when in years prior there had been 11 nights or 10 nights.


6. When do the tickets go on sale, and when are the MHP dates announced?

This year (2015) the Halloween Party dates were announced on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, via the Disney Parks Blog -- Here. In 2014, the MHP dates and Halloween Time season dates were announced on Wednesday, July 2nd.

The tickets for the 2015 parties went on sale to Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

The tickets for the general public went on sale on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.


The tickets, as a rule, tend to go on sale sometime in mid-July. In 2013, event dates were announced on July 1, 2013 on the Disney Parks Blog. In any given year it is always possible – though not likely – that the dates could be announced as early as late May, or they could quietly appear in the Annual Pass section of the Disneyland Resort website (which has happened in the past) without an immediate accompanying Blog or press release.

In 2013, tickets went on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders (or “AP holders”), Disney Rewards Visa card holders, and Disney Vacation Club (“DVC”) members on July 8th. Tickets went on sale to the general public on July 15, 2013. In 2014, tickets went on sale on July 16th and July 30th, respectively.


7. Where and how can I get MHP tickets?

Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 714-781-4400, on the Disneyland Resort website, or in person at the DLR ticket booths.

Annual Pass holders will be provided with a link (through the DLR website) to order their discounted tickets in advance.

Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members may need to call 714-781-4400 to have their discounts applied to the advance purchase of tickets. As of 2013, there was no way for Disney Visa holders and DVC members to obtain their discounts via online order.


8. What is the cost of Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets?

The prices for the 2015 Mickey's Halloween Party are as follows (from the Disneyland Resort website):

Fri., 9/25/15 -- $69 (Annual Pass/Disney Vacation Club/Disney Rewards Visa Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date)-- SOLD OUT (as of Monday, August 24, 2015)!!!!

Mon., 9/28/15 -- $63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- DID NOT SELL OUT!!!!

Wed., 9/30/15 -- $63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 29, 2015)!!!!

Fri., 10/2/15 -- $77 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $77 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, September 12, 2015)!!!!

Mon., 10/5/15 -- $63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Wednesday, September 23, 2015)!!!!

Wed., 10/7/15 -- $63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 22, 2015)!!!!

Fri., 10/9/15 -- $77 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $77 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Thursday, September 10, 2015)!!!!

Mon., 10/12/15 -- $63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, September 19, 2015)!!!!

Wed., 10/14/15 -- $63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Thursday, September 17, 2015)!!!!

Fri., 10/16/15 -- $77 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $77 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Tuesday, September 8, 2015)!!!!

Mon., 10/19/15 -- $63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, September 18, 2015)!!!!

Thurs., 10/22/15 -- $77 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $77 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, September 26, 2015)!!!!

Fri., 10/23/15 -- $77 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $77 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Friday, September 4, 2015)!!!!

Sun., 10/25/15 --$63 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $69 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Monday, August 24, 2015)!!!!

Tues., 10/27/15 -- $77 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $77 (General Public Advance Price); and $77 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Wednesday, September 30, 2015)!!!!

Thurs., 10/29/15 -- $84 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $84 (General Public Advance Price); and $84 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Wednesday, September 30, 2015)!!!!

Sat., 10/31/15 -- $84 (AP/DVC/DRV Advance Price); $84 (General Public Advance Price); and $84 (Price on Event Date) -- SOLD OUT (as of Saturday, August 8, 2015)!!!!



Ticket prices generally vary depending on the party date, with Halloween and the parties close to it having a higher price tag. In 2013, ticket prices ranged from $67 to $74 (if purchased on the day of the event). General Advance Purchase prices ranged from $59 to $74. Annual Pass holders, Disney Rewards Visa Card holders, and DVC members were able to purchase tickets in advance, and the prices ranged from $51 to $74.

In general, there are no discounts available for the parties closest to Halloween (including Halloween night).

See this post from the previous Halloween Time at DLR Superthread for a breakdown of the ticket prices for each party night in 2013.


9. Are there discounts for AP holders, Visa card holders and DVC members?

Yes, there are generally discounts for AP holders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders, and DVC members on advance purchase tickets for select nights. There is generally no discount for the parties closest to Halloween, including Halloween night, and there are no discounts if MHP tickets are purchased on the day of the event (“Day of Event”).

Disney Rewards Visa customers will have to purchase the MHP tickets with their Disney Visa card, and will not be able to utilize the Disney Visa discount if they apply another method of payment.

AP holders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and DVC members are usually allowed to purchase up to eight (8) discounted tickets.

See Questions #6, #7 and #8 for further information.


10. Is parking included in the MHP ticket?

Yes. The MHP ticket includes parking at the Mickey & Friends structure, Toy Story lot, or Pumbaa lot (if open).

From the 2014 MHP ticket: “Includes parking at any Disneyland Resort pay on entry parking lot location.”


11. Do the parties completely sell out, or can I get tickets at the Disneyland Resort ticket booths if I decide to go at the last minute? How quickly do the tickets sell out?

In 2013, all but one of the 13 parties sold out, with the last sellout taking place in mid-October. The only party left with available tickets was the one on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

Signs were posted outside the gates to Disneyland, indicating that the parties were sold out and tickets were not available for purchase. However, there have been certain instances in which people have been able to obtain last-minute tickets at the booths on the day of the event, though it is not advised to wait until the last minute, if it can be helped.

In this thread from September/October 2013, DIS’er Geemo kept track of how quickly the parties sold out -- "Is Your MHP SOLD OUT yet?"

In 2014, all but the second party of the season sold out. DIS'er figment_jii kept track of the MHP nights/dates that sold out in 2014, and when they sold out. That can be found -- HERE.

You will find that the tickets do not sell out immediately after going on sale – it takes a while -- but the sales seem to kick into high gear starting in September, and into October. There have been occasions in the past in which many of the parties sold out within a 2- or 3-week time frame, in rapid succession.

It has been reported by a couple of DIS'ers -- including Diszona and mvf-m11c -- that even after the Disneyland Resort website indicates that a Halloween Party night has sold out online, there may still be a very limited number of tickets available over the phone. If you see a "Sold Out" next to a particular MHP night on the DLR website, try calling 714-781-4400 to ask if they have any tickets available for purchase that way.

Guests of the onsite hotels (Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and Paradise Pier Hotel) reported being able to purchase “Day of Event” tickets on the morning of the events (but not in advance), at the front desk or at the concierge/guest services desks of their hotels (even if the party was noted as sold out online or at the ticket booths). The number of last-minute tickets released to Disneyland Resort hotel guests for each party is said to be very limited, and they are not guaranteed to be available.


12. Are the MHP crowds low, and are the lines for rides short?

Crowd reports are largely subjective, and opinions have been mixed. What one guest finds to be very crowded may not seem crowded at all to another guest.

Disneyland does not announce how many tickets are sold to each MHP party (though there has been speculation on the numbers), but most of the nights sell out. In general, Disneyland is fairly “busy” during MHP, but the crowd level seems manageable.

The more popular rides (such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday) will generally not be walk-ons and some guests may experience fairly lengthy waits, but at other times – for less popular rides -- the lines can be significantly shorter (or non-existent) than they are during regular park hours.


13. Are all of the rides operating during MHP?

Most of the rides are operating during MHP, but some do close at the start of the party. In 2014 the following rides and attractions were not operating during MHP:

  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Pirate’s Lair/Tom Sawyer’s Island
  • Anything on the Rivers of America (i.e., Mark Twain, Columbia, Canoes)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
  • Tarzan's Treehouse
  • Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch
  • Toontown (e.g., Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, Gadget’s Go Coaster, etc.) -- The Toontown rides were not operating during the actual MHP, but Car Toon Spin was open during the Toontown Pre-Party (see Question #22 for more info)
  • Innoventions (the building is used for a treat trail and non-Marvel character meet & greet)
  • Pixie Hollow (the path is used for a treat trail)
  • Main Street Cinema (used for a treat trail)


14. Which characters will I meet/see, and where can I find them?

This can and does vary from year to year, so until the MHP Guide Map is released, no one knows for sure who will appear (and where). In 2014 some characters were exclusive to the party, while others were also available during the day, during regular Halloween Time hours. Most of the characters have PhotoPass photographers with them.

These were the characters listed on the 2014 MHP Guide Map, along with the characters that guests reported seeing at MHP:

  • Phineas & Ferb (Tomorrowland near Innoventions) – Guests also reported seeing Agent P when Phineas & Ferb took their breaks.
  • Friends from Aladdin (Aladdin’s Oasis, Adventureland) – Guests reported seeing Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie.
  • Jack Skellington & Sally (French Market) – Guests reported that seeing Jack was more common than seeing Sally, or Jack & Sally together. These two characters are generally available during normal Halloween Time and holiday season park hours as well.
  • Winnie the Pooh & Friends (Critter Country) – Guests reported seeing Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore.
  • Disney Pirate Pals (Frontierland Dock) – Guests reported seeing Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, and/or Captain Jack Sparrow. Guests also reported seeing Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale and Donald in pirate costumes over at Rancho Zocalo.
  • Toy Story Pals (Big Thunder Ranch Area) – Guests reported seeing Jessie or Woody. These characters are generally available during normal park hours as well.
  • Mickey & Minnie (Big Thunder Ranch Area) - These two characters are generally available during normal park hours as well, as part of the Halloween Carnival.
  • Disney Villains (Town Square, Main Street) – Guests reported seeing Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Hades, Jafar, Cruella and/or Dr. Facilier in groups of three (two “face” characters and one “head” character). Maleficent and Evil Queen were one set of “face” characters and Cruella and Dr. Facilier were the other set. Jafar and Hades switched out (but not at the same time as the “face” characters). Lady Tremaine and the Stepsisters were also out and about, but they, like Judge Frollo, did not have a formal meet and greet area.
  • Disney Princesses (Fantasy Faire) – Guests reported seeing Cinderella, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel or Belle, Snow White, and Tiana.
  • Star Wars Stormtroopers (Tomorrowland) – Guests also reported seeing Darth Vader.


The Pixie Hollow (Tinker Bell and Friends) meet and greet area has been used as a treat trail for the last couple of years, so Tinker Bell and her friends were not available during MHP.


15. Can guests of all ages wear costumes? What are the rules? Do most guests dress up?

Guests of all ages are welcome to wear costumes during MHP hours. These are Disney’s general costume guidelines for the MHP:

  • Costumes should be child-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive or violent.
  • Guests may wear masks. However, masks must not obstruct vision, and eyes must be visible at all times.
  • Costumes should not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or material that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Guests that dress like Disney Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes should not drag on the ground.
  • Costumes should not contain items which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Guests of all ages may only wear costumes to the Mickey's Halloween Party event to which they have valid tickets. During normal park operating hours, costumes are only permitted for Guests ages 9 and younger.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into the event unless their costumes can be modified to meet the above standards. Information subject to change without notice.

There is good mixture of guests both in costume and in regular street clothes; enough so that neither group will feel out of place or left out. You can certainly enjoy the party if you choose to not wear a costume. Some folks elect to simply complement their daywear with a festive Halloween-themed hat or shirt. You will see a fair number of Disney character costumes, but there will also be non-Disney character costumes. You will not see very many guests dressed in “adult”-oriented costumes.

Part of the fun of attending Mickey’s Halloween Party is to witness the array of creative costumes displayed by your fellow guests. As long as the costumes fit within Disney’s guidelines and are not inappropriate, let your imagination run wild! If you have ever had the desire to dress up as a giant banana, an enormous Crayola crayon or an oversized rooster, this is your time to shine!


16. Will I need a jacket? Is it cold?

Southern California’s autumn weather is quite variable (and somewhat unpredictable). It can literally be hot and dry one week, and/or windy (conditions which often contribute to the infamous California wildfires), and then cool and drizzly a couple of weeks later.

The last decade has been particularly surprising and perplexing. The heat can be very, very harsh at times (for example, the first week of October in 2008 and Halloween Time’s opening week of September 2010), and rain can be heavy and messy, as it was in September of 2007, during the starting weekend of Halloween Time. Or, the skies could merely be overcast, with temperatures hovering at a nice 75-ish degree point, as was the case for the opening day of Halloween Time in 2011.

(I, Sherry E, am a lifelong Southern California resident and have experienced many different weather scenarios in early and late fall!)

According to weather.com, average October air temperatures range from 58F to 82F. Average October precipitation is about 0.7 inches. Overall, October should have “nice” weather, but it is possible that temperatures could be quite a bit colder or warmer on any given day.

Famous DIS’er HydroGuy (a former SoCal resident) has a thread on this forum with Detailed Weather Data for DLR, which primarily focuses on average temperatures as well, and may be of help.

In general, it is a good idea to have a lightweight jacket or sweatshirt available for potentially chilly MHP evenings, but you might not need it.


17. What kind of candy is given out to trick-or-treaters? Are there healthier, non-candy alternatives?

There is a wide variety of items given out to trick-or-treaters and it can vary from party-to-party and from treat station-to-treat station. In 2013, candy included, but was not limited to, Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Nestle Crunch bars, Twix, Milky Way, Butterfingers, M&Ms (plain & peanut), Almond Joy, Kit Kats, Whoppers, Heath Bar, Peanut Chews, Peeps, Cookie & Cream Bars, etc.

Healthier, non-candy options included treats like Craisins, Clif Kid Z Bars, Clif Kid Z Fruit, Fruit Crisps, Graham Crackers, fresh apple slices, etc. In previous years there have sometimes been raisins and packets of fresh baby carrots given out as well.

The candy and healthy/non-candy options can change from year to year.


18. Should I bring an extra bag for candy?

That is entirely up to each guest and depends largely on how much trick-or-treating you plan to do! Almost all of the MHP treat stations are part of lengthier “treat trails.” There may be anywhere from 2-5 treat stations along each trail, so the treats can accumulate rapidly throughout the night! It’s fairly common to see guests carrying their own larger and sturdier candy bags. The plastic candy bags that Disneyland provides upon entry to the MHP are 9” tall, by 7” wide, by 3” deep.

Some guests may choose to bring their own bags to the MHP, but in the gift shops around Disneyland you will also find reusable Halloween tote bags available for purchase (some of which twinkle in the dark with the press of a button!). The prices for these bags can range from approximately $5.00 to $10.00, and Annual Pass discounts are generally accepted on these items.


19. Are there special foods and merchandise available only for the MHP? If so, where?

Historically, there have been special t-shirts and pins released for MHP, some of which were available in certain shops several hours before MHP began (such as at the Disney Showcase shop on Main Street). The pins were generally available in the pin shops throughout Disneyland. The shirts were available at most of the major stores inside the park. Some shops may carry both the MHP pins and shirts.

There are, of course, Halloween Time-themed foods available throughout the day and at the party, all season long, but there were no known MHP-specific foods in 2013. In 2014, there were only a couple of small treats that were supposedly exclusive to MHP.


20. Which restaurants are open during the MHP, and should I eat before the MHP starts?

There will be dining options available during MHP, but the general advice is to eat before the party starts so you can spend the limited party time (5 hours) doing party-specific activities! Note that not all of the dining venues remain open for the entire party.

In 2014, the following table service venues were open for at least part of the party (closing times varied):

  • Carnation Café (Main Street)
  • Café Orleans (New Orleans Square)

A larger number of the counter service venues were open in 2014 (closing times varied):

  • Jolly Holiday Bakery (Main Street)
  • Plaza Inn (Main Street)
  • Refreshment Corner (a.k.a. Coke Corner) (Main Street)
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Main Street)
  • Market House (Starbucks) (Main Street)
  • Little Red Wagon (Main Street)
  • Royal Street Veranda (New Orleans Square)
  • Mint Julep Bar (New Orleans Square)
  • Stage Door Café (Frontierland)
  • Ship to Shore Market (Frontierland)
  • Hungry Bear Restaurant (Critter Country)
  • Bengal Barbecue (Adventureland)
  • Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port (Tomorrowland)
  • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)

Notably absent from the list above are the Golden Horseshoe and Pinocchio Village Haus, which were not open during MHP nights because they were used for treat trails. Rancho del Zocalo was also closed because it was used as a dance party area. The French Market is also absent from the list and was used as a character meet and greet location.


21. Where can I see a map of the MHP?

The map for MHP 2014 can be viewed -- HERE and HERE.

The 2013 MHP map is available online from Disney Parks Blog – Here.

Also, DIS’er perlster posted a close-up picture of the MHP map, from October 2013 - Here.


22. What is the Toontown Treat Pre-Party?

**Note -- Although there was no official announcement to specifically tell us that the Toontown Treat Pre-Party was returning to Mickey's Halloween Party in 2014, it did, indeed, take place. There was also a Pre-Party at the Big Thunder Ranch/Round-Up/Jamboree/Carnival area.**

In 2013, Disneyland began including Toontown in the Halloween festivities by offering the “Toontown Treat Pre-Party” for guests of MHP. It began one hour before the start of the party (and lasted from either 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). There were several treat trails set-up within Toontown -- such as in Mickey’s House, Minnie’s House, Donald’s Boat, and two in Toontown Square -- for guests to do some early candy collecting. There were also character meet and greets featuring a few rare characters. Guests reported seeing Clarabelle Cow and Roger Rabbit, along with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, and Chip & Dale. Guests were required to have their MHP wristbands to gain entrance into the pre-party.

In 2014, the Pre-Party at the Big Thunder Ranch was also included in the festivities.


23. Are Fast Passes available during MHP?

Fast Passes are not available or accepted during the party hours. Guests that enter Disneyland substantially before the start of the party (at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m., depending on the day) can use their MHP tickets to obtain Fast Passes.


24. If MHP is on a Friday, is there still a showing of Fantasmic! and/or fireworks?

Fantasmic! is not presented on nights when there is an MHP.

The regular fireworks show (Remember…Dreams Come True) is also not presented on MHP nights because MHP has its own exclusive fireworks show (Halloween Screams!).

The regularly scheduled Remember…Dreams Come True fireworks should take place on Saturday nights, Sunday nights and holidays (such as Columbus Day) in late September and throughout October. That will also be the schedule for Fantasmic!


25. What time do I have to leave Disneyland if I am not attending Mickey’s Halloween Party?

Guests without a ticket and wristband for MHP will be asked to leave Disneyland at the start of the party (6:00 pm or 7:00 pm, as explained in Question #27, below). Cast members will set-up check-points throughout the park and those guests without wristbands will be sent towards the park exit. After the party starts, guests without a wristband will not be able to enter the queue for any attraction or enter any shops or dining venues.


26. How late does California Adventure stay open on MHP nights, in case I don’t want to attend the party in Disneyland?

Park hours are variable and the official hours for September and October will not be posted until about six weeks (45-days) in advance. In 2013, DCA remained open until 8:00 pm on the weekdays and until midnight on Fridays. In 2014, the schedule was a bit different.

For your reference, the schedules for September 2013 and October 2013 can be found Here and Here, respectively. The schedules for September 2014 and October 2014 can be found Here and Here, respectively.


27. What time can I enter Disneyland on an MHP night if I am going to attend the party?

A ticket to MHP will allow guests to enter Disneyland three hours before the start time of the party.

On nights when the party starts at 6:00 pm (any nights other than Fridays or weekends), guests can enter Disneyland at 3:00 pm using the MHP ticket.

On nights when the party starts at 7:00 pm (which are usually Friday nights, and probably any future weekend parties too), party guests can enter Disneyland at 4:00 pm.

The MHP ticket does not include the park hopper option and it cannot be upgraded. So, guests cannot use an MHP ticket to enter Disney’s California Adventure.


28. Where do I get wristbands?

Guests who are already inside Disneyland and who have an MHP ticket can obtain a wristband inside the park beginning three hours before the party officially starts. In 2014, the station was set-up next to It's a Small World, near Toontown. Each ticket will be scanned and then the guest will be given a wristband. The CMs will place the wristband on each guest, so make sure all members of your party are present. They will also have candy bags and party maps available.

For guests entering Disneyland using the MHP ticket, specific ticket gates will be dedicated to MHP guests. Look for the sign boards over the ticket gate that say “Event Entry,” or ask a CM for directions. MHP tickets will not be accepted at the non-Event Entry ticket gates, just as regular tickets will not be accepted at the Event Entry ticket gates. Once the MHP ticket has been scanned, the guest will be given a wristband upon entering the park. Do NOT bypass the CM with the wristbands when you enter Disneyland at this point. Make sure you get your wristband before proceeding. Candy bags and park maps will also be available at (or just inside) the ticket gates.


29. Can guests exit and re-enter Disneyland when using an MHP ticket?

Yes. From the 2014 ticket: “Hand stamp and Mickey’s Halloween Ticket are required for the same day readmission to Disneyland Park.”


30. Can I store my belongings in lockers during the party?

Lockers, on Main Street, are available for rent during the party. If you rented a locker earlier in the day, you can still use it during MHP. There are also lockers in the Esplanade.



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Also note that (according to Disney) "Mickey’s Halloween Party is a completely non-smoking event, and there will be no designated smoking areas within the Park. Exit and re-entry is permitted to designated smoking areas in the Esplanade outside the Disneyland Main Entrance."


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General Information About Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort



(2015)

VIDEO: "Haunted Mansion Busts talking Halloween Time 2015 - Disneyland" -- The DIS; posted on October 3, 2015, by Tom Bell

"Register Now to Attend the Disney Parks Blog Mickey’s Halloween Party Meet-Up at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"
All Treats, No Tricks: Halloween at Disney Parks and Resorts
" -- D23

"HalloweenTime at Disneyland 2015" -- The DIS; posted on September 13, 2015 by Tom Bell, DIS Unplugged Correspondent

"Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Adds Spookiness To the Sparkle of the Diamond Celebration" -- Disneyland News press release; posted on September 10, 2015

"Three Things to Know About Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 19th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


"Mickey’s Halloween Party Expands to 17 Nights As Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Adds Sparkle To Halloween Time 2015" -- Disneyland News press release; posted on August 19, 2015

"Mickey’s Halloween Party Expands to 17 Nights with Return of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 11 – November 1" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 15th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


(2014)

VIDEO: "Halloween Time at Disneyland Park " -- The DIS; posted on October 31, 2014

VIDEO: "Halloween and the Cadaver Dans at Disneyland Resort" -- The DIS/DIS Unplugged; posted by Tom Bell on October 10, 2014

"‘Dancing With The Stars’ Contender Alfonso Ribeiro Celebrates Halloween Time at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 7th, 2014 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

"#HalloweenTime Tweetable Tips" -- Disneyland News; posted on October 1, 2014

"The Ultimate Disneyland Halloween Time Bucket List" -- babble (Courtesy of Disney); Posted October 2014 by Sunny Chanel

"HalloweenTime at Disneyland 2014" -- DIS Unplugged; by Tom Bell (DIS Unplugged correspondent); September 14, 2014

"Top 5 ways to celebrate HalloweenTime at Disneyland" - by Tom Bell (DIS Unplugged correspondent); September 12, 2014

"The Happiest Place on Earth Shows a Spooky Disney Side! Disneyland Resort Celebrates Halloween Time 2014, Sept. 12 through Oct. 31" -- Disneyland News press release; September 12, 2014

"11 Not-To-Miss Halloween Attractions at Disneyland Resort" -- D23; posted on September 4, 2014

"Time to Scare Up Fun at the Disneyland Resort" - Disney Debit/Rewards Fall 2014 Newsletter, Treats and Traditions for Fall Festivities; August 4, 2014

"After-hours ‘Mickey’s Halloween Party’ Expands to 14 Nights as Disneyland Resort Celebrates Halloween Time 2014" -- Disneyland News press release; July 2, 2014

"Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Returns September 12 – October 31 With 14 Nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 2nd, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort



(2013)

DIS Unplugged Podcast -- Unleash HalloweenTime -- 9/19/13 (download from the DIS Unplugged page)

"Things We Want To Do During Halloween Time At The Park" -- Oh My Disney; posted September or October 2013



(2012)

DIS Unplugged Halloween Time Podcast & Call-In Show -- 9/27/12

"Things You Might Not Know About Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 17th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
 
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General Halloween Time Blogs, Articles, etc.


Mickey's Halloween Party


***(See Post #3 on Page 1 of this thread for Frequently Asked Questions -- and answers! -- and info about the party!)***

***See THIS POST for Reviews/Recaps/Reports of Mickey's Halloween Party 2013 and 2014***


(2015)

"Readers Get Into the Spooky Spirit at Disney Parks Blog Mickey’s Halloween Party Meet-Up at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 6th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"New Merchandise Debuts for Halloween Parties at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Adds Spookiness To the Sparkle of the Diamond Celebration" -- Disneyland News press release; posted on September 10, 2015

"Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou: New Premium Dining Experience Coming to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 8th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"Mickey’s Halloween Party Expands to 17 Nights As Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Adds Sparkle To Halloween Time 2015" -- Disneyland News press release; posted on August 19, 2015

"Mickey’s Halloween Party Expands to 17 Nights with Return of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, September 11 – November 1" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 15th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


(2014)

"Mickey’s Halloween Party vs. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party" -- The DIS; posted by Craig Williams on October 30, 2014

VIDEO: "Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade 2014" -- The DIS; posted on October 29, 2014

VIDEO: "Cadaver Dans sing 'Headless Horseman' on the Rivers of America" -- The DIS; posted on October 29, 2014

VIDEO: "2014 Mickey's Halloween Party Overview" -- The DIS/DIS Unplugged; posted by Craig Williams on October 24, 2014

VIDEO: "Halloween and the Cadaver Dans at Disneyland Resort" -- The DIS/DIS Unplugged; posted by Tom Bell on October 10, 2014

"A Tale of Two Halloween Parties" -- A DIS Unplugged Podcast segment in which Tom Bell and Michael Bowling discuss their experiences at Mickey's Halloween Party and Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights!! -- posted on October 2, 2014

"Planning for a Spooktacular Time at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 24th, 2014 by Tyler Slater, Social Media Content Coordinator

"The Happiest Place on Earth Shows a Spooky Disney Side! Disneyland Resort Celebrates Halloween Time 2014, Sept. 12 through Oct. 31" -- Disneyland News press release; September 12, 2014

"New Mickey’s Halloween Party Merchandise Coming to the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 9th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"New and Returning Frightful Favorites During Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 28th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"Anna & Elsa’s Boutique and More Thrilling Transformations Coming to the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 19th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"Five Things You Can’t Miss During Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 30th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

Advance Ticket Offer/Treat your family to spooky fun at Mickey's Halloween Party -- Disney Rewards (Visa) - July 2014

"After-hours ‘Mickey’s Halloween Party’ Expands to 14 Nights as Disneyland Resort Celebrates Halloween Time 2014" -- Disneyland News Press Release; posted on July 3, 2014

"Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Returns September 12 – October 31 With 14 Nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 2nd, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


(2012)

"A Night at Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 4th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort





:smickey:


Frontierland



Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

(Rancho del Zocalo in Disneyland and Tortilla Jo's in Downtown Disney each offer special Dia de los Muertos food items)


PHOTOS: posted by Sherry E -- HERE.


(2015)

"Dining in Disneyland: Dia de los Muertos Treats" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on September 23, 2015 By Heather Sievers

"Dia de los Muertos Treats Debut at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


(2014)

"Dia de los Muertos at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 29th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


(2012)

"Celebrate Día de los Muertos During Halloween Time at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 10th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort




General/Miscellaneous

(2014)

"Fans Show Their Spooky Disney Side Aboard the Disney Parks Blog Creepy Cruise Meet-Up" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 8th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort



Halloween Carnival (a.k.a. Halloween Roundup a.k.a. Big Thunder Ranch) -- including The Pirates League, pumpkin carving, treats, games, crafts and characters!


PHOTOS: posted by Sherry E -- HERE.


(2014)

VIDEO: "Conjure A Villain at Disneyland Park" -- The DIS; posted on October 31, 2014

"Happy Halloween from Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 31st, 2014 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

"Dining in Disneyland: The Incredible Pumpkin Carvers of 2014" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 30th, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"Visit the Halloween Carnival at Disneyland Park Before Halloween Time Ends" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 27th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"13 Incredibly Detailed Disney-Inspired Pumpkin Carvings" -- babble (Courtesy of Disney); posted by Sunny Chanel on October 22, 2014

"Pumpkin Carvers Show Their Disney Side During Halloween Time at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 20th, 2014 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

"Fortune Teller Ivana Mystic Predicts Fun for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 15th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

PHOTOS: Halloween Carnival 2014 -- posted by figment_jii on October 7, 2014 -- HERE and HERE.

PHOTOS: Halloween Carnival 2014 -- posted by mummabear on September 22, 2014

PHOTOS: Halloween Carnival 2014 -- posted by Bret/mvf-m11c on September 15, 2014

"Halloween Carnival Returns to Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 8th, 2014 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment

"Anna & Elsa’s Boutique and More Thrilling Transformations Coming to the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 19th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort



(2013)

"Dining in Disneyland: The Fried Apple Burrito" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on Oct 28th, 2013 by Heather Sievers

"The Pirates League is Back for a Limited Time Only at the Disneyland Resort!" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 1st, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort



(2012)

"The Incredible Halloween Pumpkin Carvers of Disneyland!" - The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 30th, 2012 by Heather Sievers

"Halloween Carnival Takes Over Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 7th, 2012 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment




The Pirates League

(This event will be held at the Halloween Carnival in 2014, as it was in 2013. In 2012 it took place in New Orleans Square.)

(2014)

"Anna & Elsa’s Boutique and More Thrilling Transformations Coming to the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 19th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


(2013)

"The Pirates League is Back for a Limited Time Only at the Disneyland Resort!" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 1st, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


(2012)

"Joining the Pirates League at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 6th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"Swashbuckling Fun Comes Ashore in September at Disneyland Park with The Pirates League" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 31st, 2012 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort




Ray Bradbury Halloween Tree


PHOTOS: posted by Sherry E -- HERE.


"Disney Parks After Dark: The Halloween Tree at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted
on on October 15th, 2015 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

"The Halloween Tree at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 22nd, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort






:dancer:



Main Street

Dapper Dans


(2011)

"Dapper Dans Sing Special Spooky Songs for Halloween Time at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 21st, 2011 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort




General/Miscellaneous


(2012)

"Simple Pleasures: A Halloween Time Ride on the Disneyland Omnibus" -- DIS Unplugged; posted on October 23rd, 2012, by Nancy Johnson, Correspondent




Happiest Haunts Tour


(2014)

"Happiest Haunts" Disneyland Tour Review -- LaughingPlace.com; posted by Alex Reif on September 18, 2014

"Disney’s Happiest Haunts Guided Tour Returns to Disneyland Resort with New Stories and Experiences" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 4th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


(2013)

"Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Tour Guide" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 17th, 2013 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort


(2012)

"Disneyland Resort Guided Tours: Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 28th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


(2011)

"Dining in Disneyland: Storytellers Cafe and the Happiest Haunts Tour" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 13th, 2011 by Heather Sievers


(2010)

"A Ghostly Tour at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 15th, 2010 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations




Main Street Pumpkin Festival


PHOTOS: posted by Sherry E -- HERE.


(2011)

"Behind the Scenes: Larger-Than-Life Halloween Pumpkins at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 10th, 2011 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort



(2010)

"Behind-the-Scenes Video: How We Created the Giant Pumpkins at the Entrance to Disneyland Park and on Main Street, U.S.A." -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 27th, 2010 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company














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New Orleans Square

Haunted Mansion Holiday


(2015)


"House of Cards – Haunted Mansion Holiday Style – at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 28th, 2015 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

"First Look: Hatbox Ghost Joins the Celebration in Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 11th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


(2014)

"Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland" -- The DIS; posted on December 2, 2014 by Jack Burgin

"Holidays 2014 at the Disneyland Resort Fun Facts: Haunted Mansion Holiday" -- Disneyland News press release; posted on November 4, 2014

VIDEO: "Disney Park Bench - Haunted Mansion Queue - Haunted Mansion Holiday" -- The DIS; posted on October 27, 2014

PHOTOS: Haunted Mansion Holiday 2014 (posted by figment_jii) -- HERE, HERE and HERE.

"The Haunted Mansion Holiday Transformation Trivia Quiz" -- Disney Insider; posted on October 21, 2014

"Home Decor Experts Sabrina Soto, Michael Moloney Help ‘Haunt’ Your Disney Side For New Disney Parks Contest" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 6th, 2014 by Charles Stovall, Public Relations Manager

"New, Yet Familiar Faces Animate Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 3rd, 2014 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

"Time-Lapse Video: Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House Installed at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 1st, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"Danny Elfman Visits Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 26th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"Danny Elfman Reads from ‘Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas’ at Haunted Mansion Holiday in Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 22nd, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"Disney Parks After Dark: Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2014 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

"What’s This? Disneyland Resort Entertainment Team Shares Top Pics for Haunted Mansion Holiday" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 16th, 2014 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

"Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park: An Idea that Couldn’t be Laid to Rest" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 12th, 2014 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations

"Halloween Time 2014 at the Disneyland Resort Fun Facts: Haunted Mansion Holiday" -- Disneyland News press release; September 12, 2014

"Sneak Peek at Much-Anticipated Gingerbread Creation for Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 28th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


(2013)

VIDEO: Haunted Mansion Holiday (FULL RIDE-THROUGH) – November 25, 2013; The DIS

"Today in Disney History: Walt Disney Pictures Releases Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 29th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"It's Freaky Friday - Time to Open Another Door on the Gingerbread House Inside Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 11th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

Limited Time Magic Celebrates 13 Seasons of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 4th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"The Haunted Mansion Holiday Transformation" - Disney Insider; posted on October 1, 2013

"Creating the Magic of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 19th, 2013 by Shannon Swanson, Senior Publicist, Disneyland Resort

"Celebrating 13 Frightfully Fun Seasons of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 13th, 2013 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment

"13 Years of Delightful Frights" - Disney Rewards/Visa/Debit, (August) Fall 2013 Newsletter



(2012)

"Behind the Scenes: Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print

"From Haunted Mansion to Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print

"Magical Makeover for the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 14th, 2012 by Shannon Swanson, Senior Publicist, Disneyland Resort

"SNEAK PEEK: Jack's Gingerbread House Arrives at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 20th, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer



(2011)

"The Sights of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland" (October 29th, 2011, by Nancy Johnson, DIS Unplugged Contributor/Correspondent)

"Celebrating 10 Years of Haunted Mansion Holidays at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 12th, 2011 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print

"First Look at the Freaky Gingerbread House in Haunted Mansion Holiday" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 22nd, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Things You Might Not Know About Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 13th, 2011 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print

"Sneak Peek at Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 8th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer



(2010)

"Haunted Mansion Holiday Panorama" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 26th, 2010 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

"Karlos Siqueiros - The Gingerbread Man" (October 12th, 2010, by Tom Bell, DIS Unplugged Contributor/Correspondent)

"Our Haunted Gingerbread House" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 24th, 2010 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations

"Sneak Peek: Giant Gingerbread House in Haunted Mansion Holiday" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 9th, 2010 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company



(2009)

"Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 28th, 2009 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company





:darth:


Tomorrowland

Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

(2013)

"Spooking Up Space Mountain" -- Disney Insider; posted on September 13, 2013


(2010)

"Chilling New Merchandise: Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 9th, 2010 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


(2009)

"Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort Features New Attractions – Ghost Galaxy at Space Mountain" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 28th, 2009 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company






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Sherry E

Currently tag-less...
Joined
Jan 5, 2008
Disney California Adventure Park
Seasonal Entertainment/Activities/Highlights/Events/Decorations


General Information

(2015)

"Five Ways to Have Fun this Fall at Disney California Adventure Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 12th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort




All Hallows Eve T (Mad T Party with a Halloween twist!) - DID NOT RETURN IN 2015!!!!

(2014)

PHOTOS -- posted by figment_jii on October 14, 2014 -- HERE.

"It’s Halloween Time at Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 14th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort



(2013)

"Last Weekend for an All Hallows Eve T at Disney California Adventure Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 24th, 2013 by Robin Trowbridge, Entertainment Show Director, Disneyland Resort

"Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure Park Adds a Dash of Halloween to the Mix" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 5th, 2013 by Robin Trowbridge, Entertainment Show Director, Disneyland Resort





Duffy's Pumpkin Patch (Photo Spot) -- NO LONGER AT DISNEYLAND RESORT AS OF 2014!!!!

(Duffy wears a pumpkin costume to pose with guests for PhotoPass pictures on Paradise Pier. Be sure to look for the large hidden Mickey in the backdrop!)





Oktoberfest - OFFICIAL OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION HAS NOT RETURNED; FOOD ITEMS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON MENUS!!!

(2013)

"Dining in Disneyland: Oktoberfest Items at Disney California Adventure" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 30th, 2013 by Heather Sievers

“‘Limited Time Magic’ Brings Oktoberfest Celebration to Disney California Adventure Park” – Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 11th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
 
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Sherry E

Currently tag-less...
Joined
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Ghoulish Grub, Terrifying Treats and Perilous Potions

(a.k.a. Dining, Snacks and Beverages!!)










*A somewhat comprehensive list of Fall and Halloween-inspired meals, snacks and beverages over the last few Halloween Time seasons can be found -- HERE.

*Don't forget to visit the Pacific Wharf area of California Adventure for a free sample of Pumpkin Spice Caramel chocolate at Ghirardelli, and to check out the special seasonal loaves of sourdough bread from the Boudin Bakery, crafted into pumpkins, etc.!

*Also check out the "Eating, Drinking and Being Merry!" section of the Disneyland at Christmas/Holiday Season Superthread #5, as some of the holiday goodies may begin to appear even before Halloween and you need to know what to look for! The gingerbread beignets are more commonly associated with the holiday season, but they have been known to appear during Halloween Time too!




(2015)

Catal, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria. Uva Bar and House of Blues in Downtown Disney should all have some version of a Fall or Oktoberfest menu. La Brea Bakery will have some seasonal foods as well.

Tortilla Jo's Dia de los Muertos Fall Menu should be announced soon.


"Dining in Disneyland: Seasonal Eats at Hungry Bear Restaurant" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 19, 2015 By Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: Seasonal Fall Treats at Jolly Holiday Bakery and Café" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 10, 2015 By Heather Sievers

"Celebrate Halloween and Oktoberfest This Month in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 9th, 2015 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations

"Dining in Disneyland: Halloween Time Haunted Mansion Holiday Cake" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 8, 2015 By Heather Sievers

VIDEO: "Pumpkin Cheesecake & Halloween Time Treats - Disneyland" -- The DIS; posted on October 3, 2015, by Tom Bell

"MahaloWeen Returns to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 28th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"Dining in Disneyland: Dia de los Muertos Treats" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on September 23, 2015 By Heather Sievers

"Dia de los Muertos Treats Debut at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"Top 11 Apple Treats from Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 16th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"First Look: Spellbinding New Halloween Novelty Items at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 16th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"Dining in Disneyland: Halloween Time Poison Apple Mugs and Poison Apple Glow Cubes" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on September 15, 2015 By Heather Sievers

"
Complete Guide to Eats During Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort
" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 11th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"Pumpkin Love: 6 Favorite Recipes from Disney Parks Chefs" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 10th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou: New Premium Dining Experience Coming to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 8th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"Top 9 Disney Parks Recipes for Fall" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 2nd, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer



"Dining in Disneyland: Caramel Apple Smoothie & Pumpkin Muffin from Schmoozies" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 29th, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: The Pumpkin Twist from Maurice’s Treats" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 24th, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: More Halloween Treats at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 22nd, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"VIDEO: How to Make Pumpkin Twists from Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 22nd, 2014 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"More Pumpkin Yum from Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 21st, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Dining in Disneyland: Zero Premium Popcorn Bucket and Other Halloween Time Popcorn Souvenirs" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 21st, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"15 Halloween Time Foods To Sink Your Teeth Into at Disneyland" -- Oh My Disney (under the "Yum" category); posted on October 18, 2014

"Dining in Disneyland: Pumpkin Beignets & Maleficent Sipper from the Mint Julep Bar" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on Oct 16th, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"Disneyland Pumpkin Food Crawl" -- Disney Insider; posted on October 14th, 2014

"Dining in Disneyland: Monster U “Style” Burger at Tomorrowland Terrace" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on Oct 13th, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"Disneyland Resort Gets in the Spirit of Halloween Time with Bewitching Bites" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 13th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

VIDEO: "Halloween Treats at Disneyland Resort" -- The DIS/DIS Unplugged; posted by Tom Bell on October 10, 2014

"Pumpkin Mania at Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 10th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Dining in Disneyland: Caramel Apple Funnel Cake and Mango Habanero Lime Iced Tea at Hungry Bear" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on Oct 6th, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: New Halloween Glow Cubes" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 2, 2014 by Heather Sievers

PHOTOS: Halloween Time Treats 2014 -- posted by figment_jii on September 30, 2014

"This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Yummy Fall Treats" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 27th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

"Halloween Time Snacks and Sweets at Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 25th, 2014 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"Seasonal Delights at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 24th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Halloween Time Treats at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 19th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"Halloween Time Novelty Items to Materialize at Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 17th, 2014 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

"Dining in Disneyland: The Pumpkin Muffin is Back!" - Disney Food Blog; posted on September 12th, 2014 by Heather Sievers

"‘Mahaloween Luau’ Coming to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland Hotel September 29" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 9th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Disneyland DIY Recipe: Red’s Apple Freeze From the Cozy Cone Motel" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on September 5, 2014 by AJ.

"September’s Treats are Sweetly Spook-tacular at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 29th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"Disneyland Duel: Battle of the Beignets!" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on August 28th, 2014 by AJ.




"Dining in Disneyland Review: The Market House Reopens as Starbucks!" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on Nov 7th, 2013 by Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: Oktoberfest Items at Disney California Adventure" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 30th, 2013 by Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: The Fried Apple Burrito" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 28th, 2013 by Heather Sievers

"Pumpkin Beignets Are Back in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 21st, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Dining in Disneyland: Pumpkin Beignets vs. Pumpkin Fritters" - The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 17th, 2013 by Heather Sievers

“‘Limited Time Magic’ Brings Oktoberfest Celebration to Disney California Adventure Park” – Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 11th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

“Come ‘Gourd’ Yourself on Fall Favorites at Disney Parks” – Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 10th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

VIDEO: "Halloween Themed Treats at Disneyland Resort" -- DIS Unplugged; posted on October 4th, 2013 by Tom Bell (Tom chats with Christina, a pastry chef at DLR, about treats such as Jack's Coffins and Pumpkin Beignets.)

"Dining in Disneyland: A Quick Peek at Halloween Treats" - The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 1st, 2013 by Heather Sievers

"Lots of Sweet, Savory Delights for Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Putting the ‘Gore’ in Gourmet Apples at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 13th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"Dining in Disneyland: Gummi Candy Corn" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on September 10, 2013 by Heather Sievers

"Treats, Not Tricks, for Friday the 13th ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 6th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Dining in Disneyland: Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Brittle" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on January 4th, 2013, by Heather Sievers


"Dining in Disneyland: Harbour Galley’s Pumpkin Squash Chowder, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, and More" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on December 11th, 2012 by Heather Sievers (Although this blog was posted in December of 2012 and it appears that the writer had just recently discovered the pumpkin chowder, based on the Halloween-ish signage shown in the accompanying photo, I am fairly certain the chowder is served at some point during the Halloween Time season as well!)

"Specialty Halloween Dishes Now Available in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure" - The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 20, 2012 by Kim

"Wicked Good Halloween Treats at Disneyland Resort" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 17th, 2012 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Halloween Goodies at Disney Parks — What Are Your Favorites?" - The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 15th, 2012 by AJ

"Oooey-Gooey Ghoulish Delights from the Disneyland Resort Candy Kitchens" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 8th, 2012 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

"Halloween Time Treats at Disneyland: No Tricks Required!" - DIS Unplugged; posted on October 2nd, 2012 by Nancy Johnson, Correspondent

"Dining in Disneyland: Fall Treats and Halloween Eats — Mickey Pumpkin Beignets and Skellington Popcorn" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on September 26th, 2012 by Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: Halloween Time Starts Now!" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on September 21st, 2012 by Heather Sievers

"A Tasty Tour: Inside the Candy Kitchen on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 16th, 2012 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

"Halloween-y 'Goth Goodies' at Disney Parks Candy Shops" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on July 31st, 2012 by AJ




"Cute and Delicious Sourdough – An Edible Gift from Disney California Adventure Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on November 28th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer (Look for the pumpkin-shaped loaf during Halloween Time!)

"Dining in Disneyland: Mickey’s Halloween Party Review" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 31, 2011 by Heather Sievers

"Our Favorite Disney Sweet for National Cookie Month" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 19th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Bake Me a Cake – Plaza Inn Carrot Cake at Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 13th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Dining in Disneyland: Pumpkin Treats Crawl" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on September 27, 2011 by Heather Sievers

"Dining in Disneyland: Halloween at Marceline’s Confectionery" - The Disney Food Blog; posted on September 21, 2011 by Heather Sievers

"Fancy Pumpkin Beignets From Club 33 at Disneyland Park" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 15th, 2011 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"Treats, Not Tricks, at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 14th, 2011 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

"2011 Halloween Snacks Materialize in Disney Parks" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on August 29th, 2011 by AJ




"Review: Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 31st, 2010 by AJ

"Disneyland Halloween Treats" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 27, 2010 by AJ

"Simply Spook-tacular Tricks and Treats at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 19th, 2010 by Dara Trujillo, Manager, Merchandise Synergy, Events, and Communication

"Even MORE Halloween Treats in Disney Parks…" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on October 14th, 2010 by AJ

"Trick or Treat Disney Style" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 7th, 2010 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

"More Halloween Treats From Disney Parks" -- The Disney Food Blog; posted on September 29, 2010 by AJ.




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    Monstrous Merchandise, Creepy Collectibles and Scary Souvenirs

    (a.k.a. Shopping!)


    (2015)


    "New Merchandise Debuts for Halloween Parties at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

    "Halloween Hats You’ll Go Batty Over at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 17th, 2015 by
    Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/09/halloween-hats-youll-go-batty-over-at-disney-parks/
    "First Look: Spellbinding New Halloween Novelty Items at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 16th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

    "
    Bring Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort to Your Desktop with Our Newest Wallpapers" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 16th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

    "Halloween Minnie Mouse Transformation Casts A Spell on Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 11th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

    "Top Ten Favorite Items for Halloween 2015 at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 1st, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


    "Get Ready to Show Your Disney Side During Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 31st, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort



    (2014)

    "Celebrate Halloween with New Disney Gift Card Designs" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 13th, 2014 by Virginia Scanlon, Manager Alliance Management, Disney Gift Card Services

    "New Halloween Trick-or-Treat Totes at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 3rd, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG

    "October 2014 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 29th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

    "Halloween Time Novelty Items to Materialize at Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 17th, 2014 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

    "New Mickey’s Halloween Party Merchandise Coming to the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 9th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

    "VIDEO – Halloween Merchandise Returns to Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 26th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager

    "Anna & Elsa’s Boutique and More Thrilling Transformations Coming to the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 19th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

    "New Alex and Ani Disney Bracelets Make Two Seasons Collide at Disney Parks" -- posted on August 11th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

    "Find the Perfect Look for Halloween at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on August 5th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
     
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    Hotels of the Disneyland Resort



    (2015)

    "Halloween ‘Tree-t’ on Display in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Lobby" -- Disney Parks Blog; Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 8th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

    "MahaloWeen Returns to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 28th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

    "Halloween Tricks and Treats from Disney Floral & Gifts" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 18th, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG

    (2014)

    "New Halloween Trick-or-Treat Totes at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 3rd, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG

    "New Halloween Celebrations at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 26th, 2014 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG

    "‘Mahaloween Luau’ Coming to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland Hotel September 29" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on September 9th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

    (2011)

    "Mickey’s ‘Spooktacular’ In-Room Celebration Returns to the Walt Disney World Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 26th, 2011 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG (similar or identical items are available at DLR as well)

    (2010)

    "New Halloween In-Room Celebrations at Disney Parks" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 20th, 2010 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG
     
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    Sherry E

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    Downtown Disney







    General Information and Blogs/Articles


    (2015)

    "Celebrate Halloween and Oktoberfest This Month in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 9th, 2015 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


    (2014)


    "Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort Offers Shivery Tricks and Spooky Treats For Halloween Time" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 8th, 2014 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations




    Haunted House Building Workshop (at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen)


    (2015)

    Dates:

    Saturday, October 24 -- 12 pm - 2 pm (open to general public)

    Tickets for the Haunted Workshop became available online on September 28, 2015.

    $48 per Gingerbread Kit (plus tax & online service fees)
    Price of Kit Includes 2 seats
    Additional Seats May be Purchased for $12 per seat
    Advance Payment by Credit Card Required
    Refunds: only with a 72 hour notice of the date selected

    More info on the Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen website -- HERE


    Sunday, October 25 -- 12 pm - 2 pm (D23 Gold and Silver Member Event)/Details HERE


    (2011)

    "Disneyland's Jazz Kitchen Brings Haunted Gingerbread Home" - DIS Unplugged; posted on October 31st, 2011 by Nancy Johnson, Correspondent

    "Dining in Disneyland: Haunted Gingerbread House Workshop at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen" -- Disney Food Blog; posted on October 27th, 2011 by Heather Sievers




    Oktoberfest

    (2012)

    "Special Events at the Downtown Disney District in the Disneyland Resort this Weekend" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 12th, 2012 by Janet Knox, General Manager, Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort
     
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    Sherry E

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    Other Haunted Happenings and Spooky Sights to See in Southern California



    **Details of most 2015 activities for Fall and/or Halloween have been released, but some of the links on this page may either become temporarily inactive or broken when Halloween is over! Check the sites linked below for updates and information closer to September and October of 2016. Some estimated driving times were calculated on Travel Math**











    Family Friendly/For All Ages


    Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

    (Located in Anaheim, CA -- not far from Disneyland Resort.)

    General information can be found Here.

    "Disneyland Resort Horses Star in Anaheim Halloween Parade" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 31st, 2014 by Donna Fisk, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

    "Minnie Mouse and Disneyland Resort Horses Participate in Anaheim Halloween Parade" - Disney Parks Blog; posted on October 30th, 2013 by Donna Fisk, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort




    The El Capitan Theatre

    (Located in Hollywood, CA. There will be showings of Halloween-appropriate Disney films during the month of October, including "Hocus Pocus," "The Black Cauldron" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." There will also be a Spooktacular Soiree on 10/22/15.)

    General information can be found Here.




    The Grove Los Angeles - Halloween/Fall Festival

    (Located in Los Angeles, CA, next door to the Original Farmers Market; approximately 45 minutes from Anaheim. This event will likely take place on 10/25/15, but details have not been released.)

    General Information can be found Here.

    Details of the 2013 event can be found Here.




    Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

    (Located in Irvine, CA -- approximately 20-30 minutes from Anaheim.)

    General Information can be found Here.




    Knott’s Spooky Farm

    (Located in Buena Park, CA, not too far from Disneyland Resort!)

    General Information can be found HERE.




    Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' Boo at the Zoo

    (Located in Los Angeles, CA.)

    General information can be found HERE.




    The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax - Fall Festival

    (Located in Los Angeles, CA, next door to The Grove shopping/entertainment center; approximately 45 minutes from Anaheim. This event usually takes place over the 3rd weekend of October.

    General information can be found HERE.

    Details of 2013's Fall Festival can be found Here.




    Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns

    (Located at Descanso Gardens, in La Canada Flintridge -- near Pasadena. Drive time is approximately 42 minutes from Anaheim.)

    General Information can be found Here.




    Sea World San Diego's Halloween Spooktacular

    (Located in San Diego CA, approximately 2 hours from Anaheim.)

    General Information can be found Here.




    Walt Disney Concert Hal
    l

    (Located in Downtown Los Angeles. ON 10/31/15, there will be a "Halloween Organ With Film" featuring the classic "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde")

    General Information can be found Here.





    Horror/Gore/Fright-Oriented Attractions




    Knott's Scary Farm/Halloween Haunt


    General information can be found Here.

    Details can be found Here.

    "Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2013" -- DIS Unplugged/The DIS; posted on October 7th, 2013 by Michael Bowling, Correspondent




    Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

    (Located at the site of the former Zoo in Griffith Park, in Los Angeles, CA.)

    General Information can be found Here.




    The Queen Mary - Dark Harbor

    (Located in Long Beach, CA, close to the Aquarium of the Pacific and maybe 35 minutes from Anaheim.)

    General information can be found Here.




    Six Flags Magic Mountain - Fright Fest

    (Located in Valencia, CA, approximately 1 hr, 15 minutes from Anaheim.)

    General information can be found Here.




    Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights

    (Located in Universal City, CA, approximately 45 minutes from Anaheim.)

    General information can be found Here.

    Details can be found Here.

    "A Tale of Two Halloween Parties" -- A DIS Unplugged Podcast segment in which Tom Bell and Michael Bowling discuss their experiences at Mickey's Halloween Party and Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights!! -- posted on October 2, 2014


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    Halloween Carnival/Halloween Roundup (located in Frontierland)

    NOTE: The Halloween Carnival did not return in 2015, including Conjure a Villain, Pirates League, pumpkin carvers, Halloween crafts and games, etc. HOWEVER, some of the autumnal decorations shown in the photos below are currently in place at the Big Thunder Ranch/Halloween Round-Up.























































































































     
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    (all taken by Sherry E unless otherwise specified)








    Dia de los Muertos (located in Frontierland)
























































    Ray Bradbury Halloween Tree (located in Frontierland)





































    Also in Frontierland...











     

    Sherry E

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    (all taken by Sherry E unless otherwise specified)





    Main Street Pumpkin Festival























































































     

    mom2rtk

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    What gorgeous photos Sherry! I'm subscribing so I'll be in the know for the Halloween trip I still would love to take one day! :goodvibes
     

    Amilo

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    Thanks so much for getting it started SherryE! I'm happy that I can follow this post from the beginning!

    I'm sure this has been addressed but haven't found the answer: when do they announce the Halloween party dates? I'm going in October so I'm excited to catch the party!... Also, does everyone wear costumes to the party or are there a good number of people that don't?

    Thanks!
     

    figment_jii

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    Hi Sherry! Thank you for setting up the new HalloweenTime Superthread! I can't wait to start to talking about HalloweenTime 2014!

    Just to kick it off...my favorite of the recent HMH gingerbread houses! This is the one from 2011.



    I'm sure this has been addressed but haven't found the answer: when do they announce the Halloween party dates? I'm going in October so I'm excited to catch the party!... Also, does everyone wear costumes to the party or are there a good number of people that don't?
    Last year, I think they announced the dates in June with tickets going on sale in July. There might be some preliminary HalloweenTime information coming out soon (with the next AP Backstage Newsletter), but as we learned last year, it's all preliminary until they start selling tickets. In terms of the party, you'll see a nice mixture of in-costume and non-costumed guests. It's a good enough balance that neither group feels out of place. So if you want to wear a costume, I say go for it*! If you don't want to wear a costume, you don't have to.

    *MHP is one of the only chances adults have to wear a costume to the parks. There are some rules about the costumes, but for the most part is boils down to wear something safe and something that is appropriate for a family-focused event.
     

    6Smiles

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    Looks great Sherry and I am so excited we get to go during Halloween this year. We are planning a MHP as Star Wars characters. :cheer2::cheer2: So Excited:cheer2::cheer2:

    FigmentJii awesome pictures of the houses!

    Kris
     

    Sherry E

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    What gorgeous photos Sherry! I'm subscribing so I'll be in the know for the Halloween trip I still would love to take one day! :goodvibes
    Thank you, Janet!:goodvibes The pictures are nowhere near as good as anything you would take, but I needed a group of photos with a lot of orange in them, so they would 'pop' even in a smaller size!

    Welcome!:cheer2: It's always a good idea to stay up to date on what's happening in any particular season you're interested in experiencing one day.

    You've tackled the holiday season -- and that was a bigger task to take on, I would say. So Halloween Time should be an easier endeavor. Despite the number of posts I have blocked/reserved on page 1 of this thread, Halloween Time isn't nearly as big/extensive/involved of a Resort-wide event as the holiday season is...that is, unless DLR begins to build it up again (which I'm hoping).

    And the funny thing is, there are still quite a few elements of Halloween Time that people aren't even necessarily familiar with, or have never been interested in. For example, there are many people who have not done the Happiest Haunts tour (myself included). A lot of people overlook the Dia de los Muertos display. Many people never notice the Ray Bradbury tree in the daytime or at night. Lots of people have never seen the Halloween version of the Mad T Party (I don't think the Halloween touches are very obvious at first). Some folks have never even made it back to the Halloween Carnival (which used to just be the Halloween Roundup) -- and the Carnival is one of the main hubs of activity during Halloween Time!

    I guess people mainly go for Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Mickey's Halloween Party, and that's all they need to see and do!



    Thanks so much for getting it started SherryE! I'm happy that I can follow this post from the beginning!

    I'm sure this has been addressed but haven't found the answer: when do they announce the Halloween party dates? I'm going in October so I'm excited to catch the party!... Also, does everyone wear costumes to the party or are there a good number of people that don't?

    Thanks!
    Welcome, Amilo!:cheer2:

    You're very welcome! I think you share the same idea that a lot of people have -- they want to jump in on a thread when it's new, before it gets too far along, so they don't feel that they have missed out on anything crucial.

    I had to get the thread started because it was at a point where we would probably hit the page limit before the Halloween season even kicks off -- or right in the middle of it -- and it would be a pain to have to switch over in the middle of everything. Also, it was obvious that I was going to have to give the thread a major overhaul, and create a better layout of information and photos on page 1, like what I have in my Christmas/Holiday Season Supoerthread.

    So, here we are, in our new home -- and I have much "unpacking" and "organizing" to do on page 1, which will take quite a while, and it will have to be done piece by piece, a little at a time!

    As for the MHP -- The official announcement of dates has come as early as May in the past. I would not be surprised if we hear something from the Parks Blog or another Disney information outlet by the end of this month. If not this month, then we should know by June. Then the tickets will go on sale to AP Holders/DVC owners and Disney Visa card holders in late June or July, most likely, with the general public ticket sales probably happening in late July.

    I have never worn a costume to the MHP. I have noticed about a 50/50 split -- half of the guests seem to be in costume and half seem to not be in costume. So if you chose to not wear one, you wouldn't stick out (which I know some folks worry about).

    I really enjoy seeing the elaborate costumes (they can be both creative and funny), but I have not yet dared to dress up as a giant artichoke or coffee cup or something.

    People who do wear costumes love doing it and say that it is one of the best things about the MHP -- being able to dress up in Disneyland!
     
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