The Top 30 Things You Need to Experience at Disneyland During Halloween

POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Yi
POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Yi

Goblins and ghoulies from last Halloween will be excited to know that it's Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort again! With so much going on between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, it can be hard to keep track of every event, food, photo spot, and character meet and greet happening. Whether you're headed there for a day to ride Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy or a few days to take part in Mickey's Halloween Party, there's something for everyone. No need to fear about missing anything though, because we've rounded up all of the things you can do at Disneyland Resort this Halloween to celebrate the spookiest season. Click through to see all of the frightful fun, and experience it yourself starting Sept. 7!

Spooky Decorations at Disney's California Adventure

Each Autumn, the main-gate marquee at Disney California Adventure gets the Halloween treatment. Watch out for Oogie Boogie from the film The Nightmare Before Christmas!

In-Park Decorations at Disney's California Adventure

Inside Disney California Adventure, there are even more spooky decorations, including groups of black bats coming out of Carthay Circle Theatre's bell tower and a Headless Horseman statue.

Radiator Springs Decorations

When it's Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, Radiator Springs becomes Radiator Screams! Haul-O-Ween brings Cars Land to life in a whole new way to guests.

Meet Radiator Springs Residents

During Haul-O-Ween, Mater and Lightning McQueen don their frightfully fun costumes for guests to take photos with.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark

Like many rides at Disneyland Resort, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout gets a Halloween overlay. It starts every night after the sun goes down, and you'll be helping Rocket rescue Groot from monsters that have overtaken The Collector's Fortress.

Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween

Another ride overlay from Disney California Adventure in Cars Land is Luigi's Rollickin Roadsters. Hop aboard one of the cars on the ride and hear Halloween themed songs as you spin around the dance floor.

Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree

While you're in Cars Land, be sure to head over to Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree for a screamin' good time! Much like Luigi's, you'll hear a chorus of Halloween songs and ride along with the music.

Meet Jack Skellington and Sally

Only during Halloween time can you meet everyone's favourite spooky couple out and about at Disneyland Park. Guests can catch Jack and Sally near the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square daily.

Classic Character Meet and Greets

If you're looking for some classic Disney friends, you can find them throughout Disneyland Park. Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends will be decked out in the Halloween outfits to celebrate the season.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Every year, the Haunted Mansion is transformed with pumpkins, wreaths, creepy toys, and characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Be sure to catch the full-sized gingerbread house inside the attraction as well.

Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

Space Mountain gets the overlay treatment with Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Guests will be taken through the galaxy by a phantom force that's ready for your destruction.

Main Street, U.S.A. Pumpkin Festival

Lining Main Street U.S.A. are hundreds of jack-o-lanterns ready to be in the background of guests photos! Be sure to stop and check them out, as some of them feature Disney friends and treats.

Mickey's Halloween Party

Mickey's Halloween Party occurs on select nights at Disneyland park, and features special fireworks, parades, trick-or-treating, and more! This is a special ticketed event, so if you want to go, get tickets early, as most nights tend to sell out.

Disney's Happiest Haunts Tour

There seems to be a tour for so many things at Disneyland Resort now, even one to celebrate Halloween Time at Disneyland. The tour is 2.5 hours, and guests will see tricks and treats come to life before their eyes, as well as visiting a resident of the Haunted Mansion.

Spooky Merchandise

For the person who wants to celebrate Halloween Time at Disneyland beyond their holiday, guests can find glow items, kitchen ware, plush toys, seasonal decor, trading pins, clothing, mouse ears, totes, and more all across Disneyland Resort.

Halloween Screams: A Villainous Surprise in the Skies

The Halloween-themed fireworks show is only available to watch during Mickey's Halloween Party, but it's worth the extra effort to catch it. Your hosts Jack Skellington and Zero will take you on a frightfully fun-filled adventure in the sky with pyrotechnics and fireworks.


Be sure to stop for sweets while you're at Mickey's Halloween Party. You can find all of the treat trails on the Disneyland app, or with a party map.

Headless Horseman Rides Again Preparade

If you're a fan of the Headless Horseman and going to Mickey's Halloween Party, you're going to want to line up for the preparade a little bit early for the perfect spot. The Headless Horseman preparade is subject to weather conditions each night.

Villain's Square at Mickey’s Halloween Party

If you think it's good to be bad like all of the Disney villains do, head over to Villain's Square in the middle of Town Square at Disneyland park. This experience is only available during Mickey's Halloween Party.

Frightfully Fun Parade at Mickey's Halloween Party

Every good party has a parade, and the Frightfully Fun Parade is exclusive to Mickey's Halloween Party. Guests will see all of their favourite Disney friends and villains as they go through Disneyland park.

Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket

The popular popcorn bucket from 2017 is making its return in 2018. Guests can find the Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket in Disney California Adventure popcorn carts and at the New Orleans popcorn cart at Disneyland park.

Tire Pumpkin Straw

Available at the Cosy Cone Motel and Flo's V8 Cafe, you can get this tire pumpkin straw to celebrate Haul-O-Ween in true Cars fashion.

Orange Sugar Churro With Candy Corn Sauce

Near Thunder Mountain, guests can find a new specialty churro, the orange sugar churro with candy corn sauce.

Maleficent Churro

Near Sleeping Beauty Castle and Town Square, you can find the Maleficent churro, which is covered with chocolate cookie crumbles blended with coloured sugar! You can add marshmallow dip if you want to make it even better.

Evil Queen Apple

Found at Pooh Corner and Candy Palace at Disneyland park, Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure park, and Marceline's Confectionery at the Downtown Disney District, the Evil Queen apple is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Pumpkin Spice Mickey Beignets

Over at the Mint Julep Bar, guests can indulge in pumpkin spice Mickey beignets! These sweet treats are only available for a limited time, so grab them while you can.

Spider Silk Macaron Sandwich

This black macaron with charcoal-tart cherry spun ice cream is topped with popping candy and raspberry sauce over at Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream. Talk about a frightfully fun treat that everyone will enjoy!

Mickey Bread With Fangs

Themed bread loaves have been a major trend at Disneyland Resort, and over at Mortimer's Market, Boudin Bread Cart, and Pacific Wharf Café, guests can find the Halloween-themed version of Mickey Bread with fangs!

Día de los Muertos at Disney California Adventure

Over at Disney California Adventure, they are celebrating Dia de los Muertos with the film Coco. Guests can experience an interactive Memory Wall, enjoy the Mexican Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) photo spot, and enjoy Mariachi music. Guests can also find themed treats throughout Disney California Adventure.

Dia de los Muertos at Disneyland

At Disneyland, Zocalo Park has been transformed into a beautiful display in honour of Dia de los Muertos. This area features marigolds, a traditional ofrenda, and sugar skulls, along with a figure of La Catrina.