Shanghai Disney will be more wicked fun than ever this Halloween

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Guests are invited to wear their most creative Halloween costumes and celebrate the spookiest season of the year from Oct. 5 through Nov. 1, 2020, at Shanghai Disney Resort.

Shanghai Disney Resort, Halloween
Photos courtesy of Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disneyland guests will enjoy hauntingly-fun decorations and some not-so-scary surprises this Halloween season. Costumed park-goers can also hunt for trick-or-treat locations throughout the resort and receive sweet surprises from Cast Members – but only if they say the magic words. Plus, a new two-day Halloween party on Oct. 30 and 31 will treat guests to an immersive Halloween experience with character encounters, dance parties, live music, and special fireworks.

Wicked Halloween Experiences at Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland, Halloween decor

Miguel’s hometown of Santa Cecilia will come to life in the “Coco-“themed area in Adventure Isle (Oct. 12 – Nov. 8), and daring guests can head to Treasure Cove for the return of the popular “Ghost Pirates: A Trial of Darkness.” But beware, because anyone making their way through the immersive pirate’s world in Shipwreck Shore should be on the lookout for the cursed crew, or they may become cursed themselves. Plus, guests won’t want to miss the chance to join the live DJ and host onstage and show off their costumes at the “This IS Halloween!” interactive dance party in Tomorrowland.

The fan-favorite “Donald’s Halloween Treat Cavalcade” will return to the parade route each evening with Donald Duck and Daisy Duck leading a procession of Disney villains, including Hades, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, and the Queen of Hearts, all accompanied by a soundtrack of classic Halloween-themed Disney songs. Guests should also have their cameras ready to snap pics of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Duffy, and all their friends who will be joining the cavalcade in their Halloween costumes. As an extra spooky surprise this Halloween, select Disney villains will make occasional appearances on the Enchanted Storybook Castle balcony in the all-new “Villain Balcony Walk.”

Halloween Days of Spook-tacular parties

Halloween Spook-tacular parties

Following the success of last year’s “Halloween Day Spectacular,” this year, the Halloween celebration is being extended to two days of frightful fun with “Halloween Days of Spook-Tacular” parties creeping late into the night on Oct. 30 and 31. Guests with party tickets will be able to visit five different party zones throughout Shanghai Disneyland, all with live DJs and selfie spots with Disney villains.

Party-goers are also encouraged to wear their most creative Halloween costumes because at the end of the final “This IS Halloween!” Dance Party of the day, the ultimate costume contest winner will be chosen and invited to ride in the Grand Marshal vehicle at the front of the nighttime pre-parade. Both party nights will culminate with the special “Halloween Villains Fireworks Show” featuring Disney Villains projections, fire effects, and of course, plenty of spectacular fireworks.

Halloween Treats

Shanghai Disney, Halloween treats

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without treats. To celebrate the spooky season, Shanghai Disney is introducing pumpkin-flavored desserts, including a Halloween Donald Waffle with Pumpkin-flavored Ice Cream, a Donald Pumpkin-flavored Ice Cream Waffle Cone, and a Donald Pumpkin-flavored Ice Cream at Il Paperino. For something a little more regal, a four-course set Halloween menu can be found at the Royal Banquet Hall, and the Halloween Mickey Afternoon Tea at Mickey & Pals Market Café will offer delicious brownies, cakes, and snacks.

Spook-tacular Shanghai Disney Souvenirs

Shanghai Disney, Halloween merchandise

This year, guests can shop for four new merchandise collections, including the Mickey and Friends Collection, Duffy and Friends Collection, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Collection, and, for the first time at Shanghai Disney Resort, the Halloween Villains Collection. The StellaLou Halloween Sipper and Duffy Halloween Popcorn Bucket (available at quick-service restaurants and outdoor vending carts) also make perfectly spooky souvenirs. Guests who want to dress up as their favorite characters and villains can shop for authentic Disney costumes launching this Halloween, including Maleficent and the Evil Queen.

Disneytown is Halloweentown

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There’s even more Halloween fun in Disneytown with Halloween décor, costume parties, and trick-or-treat parades. Guests visiting Disneytown can take a stroll around the new Halloween Market to enjoy delicious Halloween-themed food and beverages, purchase Halloween crafts and gifts, and participate in creative Halloween DIY workshops.

There’s also a “Frightfully Fun Dance Party” with Disney dancers, a live DJ, and light show, and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Oct. 16 to Nov. 1 (except Oct. 30 and 31), “A Wicked Celebration Party” will take place on the Lakeshore Lawn stage in Disneytown where selected guests can participate in a Halloween costume parade along with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Plus, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Oct. 16 – Nov. 1), kids and their families can join a trick-or-treat procession for candy and surprises.

Shanghai Disney Ticket and Staycation Offers

Shanghai Disneyland, Mickey Mouse pumpkin, Halloween

With so much Halloween fun going on, guests will want multiple days to experience everything. The Halloween Staycation package can be purchased on the Shanghai Disney Resort Official WeChat account (ShangHaiDisneyResort) and Official Fliggy store from Oct. 5-30 for a visit from Oct. 8-31. This Disney Halloween experience includes two park tickets and a one-night stay at one of the resort’s hotels with Halloween activities, breakfast for two or a breakfast coupon, and dinner at the selected hotel.

Guests who prefer to experience the Halloween fun after dark can enter the park after 3 p.m. with a half-day ticket, which will be available for purchase from Sept. 25 to Nov. 1 and will be valid for a visit from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1.

Click here for more information about the Halloween happenings at Shanghai Disney Resort.


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