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Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns Sept. 7, 2018

by Brittani Tuttle
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Halloween Time returns to the Disneyland Resort this September.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will return this fall for more days than ever, offering frightful fun to guests of all ages from Sept. 7 – Oct. 31, 2018.

Eerie adventures await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park with seasonal attraction overlays, Halloween-themed décor and food and beverage offerings, along with encounters with Disney villains.

Disney California Adventure Park

At Disney California Adventure, Oogie Boogie will take over the park with his twisted version of Halloween, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Oogie Boogie’s spooky silhouette will loom over the main entrance of the park, and hover over a swarm of bats that circle around Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge.

The Halloween décor will extend along Buena Vista Street to Carthay Circle, where guests can encounter a 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman holding his jack-o-lantern head toward the sky.

In Cars Land, the citizens will celebrate by turning Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams, as the entire land will be transformed with a special Haul-O-Ween makeover. Guests will encounter Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz, Red and DJ in their best “car-stumes” as they prepare to go “trunk-or-treating.” The attractions will be transformed as well: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will turn into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will get a Halloween twist with Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout will transform once again into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark each night, bringing a Halloween adventure to this popular attraction.

As the sun goes down in Disney California Adventure, the attraction’s exterior goes dark and then powers back up with new lighting affects, and a signal that something’s gone wrong. The Guardians have successfully escaped The Collector’s Foretress, but they accidentally left Groot behind. Guests will have to help Rocket distract the creatures that have been released in order to find and rescue Groot in the return of this seasonal overlay.

Disneyland Park

The Halloween fun continues at Disneyland, where guests can enjoy fun Halloween décor on Main Street, U.S.A., including a giant Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern, and a Pumpkin Festival.

Over in Frontierland, guests will see a Día de los Muertos tribute, an exhibit that celebrates the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead with a musical trio of iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and other items.

Two popular attractions will fill guests with ghoulish delight in their annual Halloween overlays: Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

The Haunted Mansion will transform into Haunted Mansion Holiday, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” as it celebrates the collision of Halloween and Christmas in a unique take on both holidays by Jack Skellington.

Space Mountain in Tomorrowland will terrify those brave enough to ride with Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, where guests will be thrust into a world surrounded by screams, sound effects and music. Space spirits will emerge from the darkness, almost appearing to reach out for the space travelers.

Mickey’s Halloween Party

This year, Mickey’s Halloween Party not only offers candy, special entertainment and the chance to dress in costume, but also the added bonus of unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads from the evening, as well as an extended run of 15 nights for the event.

Another exclusive treat for guests attending the party is “Halloween Screams,” a supernatural firework show hosted by the “Master of Scare-omonies,” Jack Skellington.

Guests can also enjoy the “Frighfully Fun Parade,” led by The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. The Horseman will ride down Main Street, U.S.A. on his black steed with a flickering jack-o-lantern to usher in the parade, which features Jack Skellington, and the grim, grinning ghosts from The Haunted Mansion.

As an added perk, guests with a Mickey’s Halloween Party ticket will have the chance to “mix in” with regular park guests for three hours prior to their party’s start time. Guests will be able to visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park with these tickets.

The 15 nights for this year’s party schedule are:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19
  • Friday, Sept. 21
  • Monday, Sept. 24
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26
  • Friday, Sept. 28
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2
  • Friday, Oct. 5
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9
  • Friday, Oct 12
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Friday, Oct. 19
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23
  • Friday, Oct. 26
  • Monday, Oct. 29
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31

Online and mobile purchases will not be available for day-of tickets, and parking is not included in the ticket price. Passholder and regular tickets will vary in price for each date, between $95-$130 for Passholders, and $105-$130 for regular guests.

Tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party go on sale Tuesday, June 5 for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa Card holders. For the general public, tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 12. Tickets can be bought online, over the phone at (714) 781-4400, or at the Disneyland Resort Main Gate.

To learn more about Halloween Time at Disneyland, visit Disneyland.com/Halloween.

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