Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit Returning to Downtown Disney

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Pumpkin Pursuit

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit Returning to Downtown Disney

Halloween time is returning to the Disneyland Resort this fall along with Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit in Downtown Disney! Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit is a fun scavenger search for character-inspired pumpkins throughout Downtown Disney.

Related – Plaza de la Familia, Cars-Land Halloween, and Monsters After Dark Returning to California Adventure this Fall


From Sept. 8 through Nov. 1, Disney character-themed pumpkins will be hidden around the Downtown Disney District for Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit; with the purchase of a map from participating locations, you can commemorate your search with a collectible keepsake.

How to Join the Pursuit

  1. Pick up your game board and stickers for $9.99 plus tax at select merchandise locations.
  2. Have fun searching for hidden decorative pumpkins based on Disney characters and placing the corresponding stickers on your game board.
  3. Whether you choose to search for pumpkins or not, return your game board to a redemption location—for a keepsake.

Where to Purchase

  • Acorns Gifts & Goods (Located at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)
  • Disney Home
  • Disney’s Fantasia Shop (Located at the Disneyland Hotel)
  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • small world Gifts & Sundries (Located at the Disneyland Hotel)
  • The Disney Dress Shop
  • WonderGround Gallery
  • World of Disney

Where to Pick Up Your Keepsake

  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • World of Disney

Halloween at the Disneyland Resort

Downtown Disney District will also feature fall décor, entertainment and special offerings from select locations.

As leaves begin to change color and the Halloween spirit creeps in, Disneyland Resort will revel in the arrival of fall with returning celebrations beginning Sept. 1, 2023 – featuring an assortment of fall fun and fare for family and friends.

Materializing Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2023, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will feature dozens of new and returning seasonal treats across the resort and debut bewitching outfits for Mickey Mouse and his pals at Disneyland Park. Haunted Mansion Holiday will continue its annual tradition with another deliciously diabolical gingerbread house on display in the ballroom.

Spirited seasonal décor and characters dressed in Halloween looks will appear in both theme parks, presenting countless photo opportunities. The Main Street Pumpkin Festival brings a horde of hand-carved gourds to Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park, including the giant Mickey Mouse Pumpkin. At Disney California, Adventure Park, Halloween decorations and projections evoke an air of eeriness in Buena Vista Street. Plus, Cars Land becomes Radiator Screams, where the residents and establishments are decked out in their Haul-O-Ween best.

At Disneyland Park, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and some of their pals will cast a ghostly glow with new outfits made with luminescent fabrics and bat details. Jack Skellington and his friends from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” will wreck the halls of Haunted Mansion Holiday once again. The attraction’s ballroom will showcase the latest rendition of the annual bespoke gingerbread house.

Each night through Oct. 31, the supernatural “Halloween Screams” nighttime spectacular will summon projections, special effects and music on Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rivers of America and in front of “it’s a small world.” MagicBand+ adds another devious dimension to the show with ominous illuminations and shivering vibrations. On select nights, fireworks will conjure in the skies above. To make way for “Halloween Screams,” the nighttime spectacular “Wondrous Journeys” is scheduled to make its last performance of the year on Aug. 31.

If you enjoy scavenger hunts, Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit is a cute and fun way to explore Downtown Disney! Want to visit Disneyland this fall? Contact me for a free vacation quote! I am a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, my services are complimentary, and I’d love to help you plan a spooktacular vacation!


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Sara is a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, a Disney Earmarked agency. She lives in Alaska with her husband and 3 kids. Due to her extreme dislike of winter, she travels often to warmer destinations during the colder months. She visits the Disney parks and resorts frequently with her family and loves helping other families plan magical vacations. Contact her here for help with your vacation!
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