With the Summer winding down and September mere days away, October is just around the corner and for Disney fans that means one thing- Halloween! We’ve talked a lot over the past few weeks about the various celebrations kicking off at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Today, we thought we’d broaden our net and give you a taste of how Disney celebrates the Halloween Season around the globe!
Disneyland Resort – California – The West Coast Halloween celebrations officially kick off on September 7th and what a celebration it’s shaping up to be! Fan favorites like Mickey’s Halloween Party as well as the haunted transformations to the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain will be taking place again this year. In addition, Disney Junior’s latest sensation Vampirina will be making her first-ever appearance as she stops in to great guests throughout the season at Disney California Adventure. During this time, both parks also get magical makeovers and you’ll see Disney characters roaming the parks in their Halloween finery.
Disneyland regulars will be pleased to know that the ever-popular attraction overlays will be back for another year. Tim Burton fans won’t want to miss the Nightmare Before Christmas seasonal theming of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Guardians of the Galaxy fans will get to experience Mission: BREAKOUT! with some spooktacular touches thrown in for the Monsters After Dark Halloween-themed storylines.
Fans of the Cars films will definitely want to head over to “Radiator Screams” where you can groove along to the Monster Mash at Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. Also be sure to make a pit stop at Mater’s Graveyard JamBooree. And have those photos at the ready as Mater, Lightning McQueen and the rest of the gang will be sporting some of their favorite Halloween costumes!
In addition, you’ll find a wide range of Halloween treats! Starting on September 7th you’ll find Halloween-themed goodies throughout the parks and resorts. You’ll find everything from Bat-themed sundaes to mummy macarons.
Guests visiting the parks between September 19 – October 31, 2018 may also want to take advantage of Mickey’s Halloween Party. This special ticketed event offers a family, friendly Halloween celebration filled with trick-or-treating, special fireworks and the Frightfully Fun Parade.
Walt Disney World Resort – Florida – This year Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will continue to be the big draw at Magic Kingdom. This special evening features villainous entertainment, trick or treating, characters, rides, attractions, dazzling stage shows and more! The special ticket parties are already underway (they started in Mid-August this year) and will run until October 31st.
During this special event guests are encouraged to dress up like your favorite Disney characters and head to the parks in your ghoulish get-ups. You’ll also be blown away by the sheer volume of delicious treats at the parks. Some of our favorites include the Worms & Dirt at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe or the Jack Skellington Cake Push Pops available on party nights at Sleepy Hollow.
New for this year at Walt Disney World, three of Disney’s iconic rides are getting Halloween-themed makeovers. Experience Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain in all their Halloween splendor.
The Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus will be back for another year with their Villain Spelltacular stage show. You’ll also get the change to enjoy the specially themed Happy Hallo Wishes even fireworks display as well as Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade where Dinsey characters will Masquerade during their late-night stroll down Main Street U.S.A. A highlight parade each year are the scary caretakers from the Haunted Mansion.
Tokyo Disneyland – Each season Tokyo Disneyland in Japan undergoes a magical transformation into a “ghost version” of the park. The scary makeover can be found across the parks from the Halloween-themed decor to the Spooky Boo Parade to the incredible merchandise that you can only get this time of year. The festivities will kick off her on September 11th and run through until Halloween.
And then there’s the awesome food! At Huey, Dewey & Louie’s Good Time Cafe visitors will find that the bun that tops your sandwich looks just like a jack-o’-lantern. Additionally, churros throughout the parks turn pink on the outside and inside will taste like your favorite flavor.
Disneyland Paris – For one night only, Disneyland Paris will throw their annual Halloween bash. Taking place on October 31 from 8:30 pm – 2:00 am, guests will have a chance to meet some of Disney’s Villains, view the Disney Villain’s Halloween Celebrations parade and get into the spirit of the season with a Halloween costume.
Hong Kong Disneyland – This year the Hong Kong Halloween fun kicks of on September 13th and runs through until October 31st. During this time visitors will have the chance to mingle with some of our favorite characters including Jack Skellington in Halloween Town. Can you muster up the courage to visit Dr. Finkelstein’s Lab and meet with Sally who desperately needs your help?
Then there’s the Villains Night Out! Chapter 3 coming to Hong Kong Disneyland. During this event, Maleficent leads a posse of baddies including the Evil Queen, Ursula, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil and more through the park!
With all this excitement, guests will want to satisfy their stomachs with some devilish delights. You can sink your fans into treats like Jack’s Night, Wizard Pumpkin Cup or a Halloween Mickey Ring!
These are just some of the many ways that fans will be celebrating a Disney Halloween around the globe. Why not fill out our form below and make plans to visit one of Disney’s incredible theme parks to check out these spooktacular celebrations for yourself!
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