Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year, especially when it comes to theme parks. While most places generally offer strictly terrifying thrills, Disneyland Resort offers spooky fun for the whole family.
From September 13th through October 31st, guests will be able to enjoy all sorts of fun Halloween festivities. The general favorites are returning, but this year Disneyland is adding a “Monsters U Dance Party” during the specially-ticketed Mickey’s Halloween Party over at Tomorrowland Terrace. From the Disney Parks Blog:
Halloween Time features Disney villains, Mickey Mouse and his friends in Halloween costumes, a Día de los Muertos celebration and the special after-hours Mickey’s Halloween Party, plus – my favorites – Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
Be sure to get your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets early at Disneyland.com/Halloween! Mark your calendars for the following dates:
July 8: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members
July 15: Tickets on sale to general public
Mickey’s Halloween Party 2013 dates: Friday, September 27; Tuesday, October 1; Friday, October 4; Tuesday, October 8; Friday, October 11; Tuesday, October 15; Friday, October 18; Monday, October 21; Wednesday, October 23; Friday, October 25; Monday, October 28; Wednesday, October 30; and Thursday, October 31.
If you do not plan on going to the party but are a regular day guest, your hours of fun at the park will be limited, as guests for the party get to enjoy Disneyland’s attractions all to themselves. You can physically stay in the park to wait to see the fireworks (at least, that was Disney’s policy last year) but you will not be able to ride Pirates of the Caribbean or anything else in the meantime. Disney has also extended the dates that these parties are taking place, so to the regular day guest, these parties may become more intrusive.
If you do plan to go to the party however, there are plenty of special treats for you to enjoy. It is nice to have more private access to the park, you can trick or treat with cast members, and there is the adult favorite – you can dress up as your favorite Disney character (or whatever character you choose) while there. Disney has a long-standing policy that does not allow guests to visit the parks dressed up as characters, as they fear it might cause some confusion with guests as to who is actually a working character of the parks.
Halloween Time will be here sooner than you think, so mark your calendars now!