Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Halloween (already!) at Disneyland

Ok people, we're about two weeks away from the beginning of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Are you ready for this?? Officially beginning on September 6, Halloween Time brings new food offerings, the return favorite ride overlays and park decorations, and a new version of the Halloween Party. Let's dive in.

Because I'm hungry as I write this, let's start with the food


Most churro carts will be adding a special Halloween flavor (pumpkin spice in New Orleans Square and at the Cozy Cone, Maleficent churro on Main Street, S'mores churro at the Golden Gate churro cart, etc) so if you consider yourself a churro aficionado, be sure to hit up all the carts and please let us know which was your fave.


Photo Credit: Mickey Visit
If you're looking for other desserts, there are still endless options!

In Disneyland Park, the Jolly Holiday will have lots of new baked goodies, including a Cruella de Ville brownie, pumpkin layered cheesecake, and a spiced bundt cake. Head over to the Gibson Girl for a Halloween sundae, or the Plaza Inn for Main Street Mickey's pound cake (pictured above).

In California Adventure, head over to Clarabelle's for a Bat Wing raspberry sundae, get a caramel apple smoothie at Schmoozie's, or try the pumpkin bread pudding at the Pacific Wharf Cafe.

Not Just Sweets!!!

Photo Credit: Mickey Visit

If you're in the mood for something spooky but not ready for dessert, there's still lots to try!

Over on the Disneyland Park side, you can get the Halloween hot dog at the Refreshment Corner, spiced ham musubi (above) at the Bengal Barbecue, or the crab and corn chowder at Cafe Orleans.

If you're heading to DCA, try the Oktoberfest dog at Award Weiners, fire dragon tacos at the Studio Catering Company, or the stinky-but-tasty anti-vampire chicken pizza at Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.

Oogie Boogie Bash

This year, instead of the usual Mickey's Halloween Party in Disneyland Park, the party's heading to California Adventure for the Oogie Boogie Bash! DCA will close early to the general public so the party can start at 6pm. You'll get five hours to meet characters in their Halloween costumes, see World of Color: Villainous, go trick or treating, check out the new Frightfully Fun Parade, and wander through the newly transformed (for Halloween, not forever) Redwood Challenge Trail where "Disney Villains create an enchanting world, twisting the forest into a hauntingly beautiful grove of color, sound, light and shadow."

Tickets are available for $110 per person every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from September 6 through Halloween. A couple of dates are already sold out, so if you really want to check this out you should act fast!

Ride Overlays

Classic Halloween ride overlays are returning this year. Once again, my very favorite Haunted Mansion Holiday will be back. Joining it are the spooky overlays and Halloween music for Mater's Junkyard Jamboree ("JamBOOree"),  Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters (Honkin' Haul-O-Ween) and Guardian's of the Galaxy Mission Breakout (Monsters After Dark). 

** Attn Space Mountain Fans: Ghost Galaxy will NOT be returning this year. Instead, Hyperspace Mountain will stay up through the Halloween season. 

Spooky Decorations

Disneyland really does it up for Halloween. From the classic decor at the Main Street Train Station, to the creepy Headless Horseman on Buena Vista Street, there are spooky touches everywhere. Just check out our pics from last year!
It's Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort!

Elvis has got to be my favorite of the many, many, jack-o-lanterns up and down Main Street 

Jack-o-lanterns matching the themes of all of the "lands" surround Walt and Mickey

The Halloween Tree in Frontierland is covered in tiny, hand decorated pumpkins.

You should see this guy at night! 

Bats surrounding the tower of Carthay Circle

You'll find purple lights everywhere in DCA, giving it an eerie glow all night!

CarsLand probably has the most decorations of anywhere else in the park.

Don't forget to go into Ramone's to find a Dia De Los Muertos offrenda for Doc.

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