It is once again the spookiest time of the year. But don’t fret — we have some fun ways that you can spend the 13 days of Halloween with The Walt Disney Company
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19:
Forget the debate and watch the first night of Freeform’s 13 Nights of Halloween instead. First up at 7/6c is R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls. When a traveling Hall of Horrors show arrives in the town of Danville, a group of high school friends can’t wait to get spooked. The monsters, zombies, and ghouls are completely lifelike; and the villainous showman, Dr. Hysteria, and his enchanting assistant, Lilith, really know how to turn up the scares. But when someone discovers a haunted cabinet backstage that traps the souls of lost teens, it’s up to the gang to stop the mayhem before they are trapped forever.
Then it is time for a Freeform Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all. Hilarity ensues in this fun-filled, family film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20:
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Don your favorite costume to trick-or-treat at this annual special event at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Enjoy the Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, Happy HallowWishes, characters in Halloween costumes, and many Magic Kingdom Attractions.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21:
Disney Channel’s Monstober hosts a night of Disney’s Descendants starting at 8/7c. Set in the idyllic kingdom of Auradon, Descendants playfully presents the unexpected possibilities of what happens after the “happily ever after.” Ben, the benevolent teenage son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Beauty and the Beast), is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation is to offer a chance at redemption to Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar, who have all been sequestered on the forbidden Isle of the Lost for 20 years. These villainous descendants are allowed into Auradon for the first time to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan. Only time will tell if these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents.
Then it is the premiere of Descendants: Wicked World Slumber Party. After the Neon Lights Ball, Mal and Evie join their Auradon friends for fun times at a slumber party.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22:
Many Disney Store’s across the country will be hosting a Halloween Dress Rehearsal. Come dressed as your favorite character and join us for games, crafts, a costume parade, free giveaways and more.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23:
Celebrate Halloween with a special limited run of Hocus Pocus at the El Capitan Theatre. Before the film enjoy Disney’s The Skeleton Dance with live music accompaniment by Rob Richards on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. You can also add a “Spooktacular Backstage Tour” with your ticket purchase. Guests will be guided through areas of the theatre rarely open to the public; history will be shared about the Ghouls and Haunts of this historic venue; including the origins of The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Advanced reservations are required as there is limited space per tour.
Call (818) 845-3110 to make reservations for the Spooktacular Backstage Tour.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24:
At 6 p.m., Disney XD will present Toy Story of TERROR. The toys go on a road trip and get detoured to a roadside motel, where one of them vanishes and the others fear they may meet with the same misfortune.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25:
Halloween comes to ABC’s Tuesday Night Comedies:
“The Middle” – “Halloween VII: The Heckoning” – As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick, and having to be so nice around girlfriend April (Greer Grammer) all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)
“American Housewife” – “Westport Zombies” – Katie, jealous of Taylor’s friendship with neighbor Viv (Leslie Bibb), reluctantly competes in the Westport Halloween “Zombie Run” after she finds out they’ll both be running. Meanwhile, Greg and Anna-Kat get a little too much in character for the zombie part of the run’s obstacle course. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
“Fresh Off the Boat” – “Louisween” – It’s Louis’ favorite holiday, and he makes every attempt to scare Jessica into the Halloween spirit, but she is buried in her word processor, drafting her first horror novel. Meanwhile, Emery and Evan debate costume choices, and Eddie and his crew are excited to party with high schoolers at Nicole’s house.(9:00–9:30 p.m.)
“The Real O’Neals” – “The Real Halloween” – When Halloween arrives, or what Kenny refers to as “the gay Super Bowl,” he plans to go to Boystown to watch the festive costume parade. In an effort to prevent Kenny from attending, Eileen agrees to let him throw his own Halloween party at home. Eileen’s tolerance is ultimately tested when Kenny recruits Stuart and his gay friends to join the big party, and he makes a BIG costume change. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Shannon plan to pull off an epic Halloween prank. ESPN sportscaster Neil Everett guest stars. (9:30–10:00 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26:
More Halloween fun comes to ABC:
“The Goldbergs” – “Stefan King” – Adam’s love of Stephen King inspires him to try his hand at horror writing. After learning the monster in Adam’s story is based on Beverly, she forces Adam to stay in on Halloween and rewrite it, hoping he depicts her as a better mother. Meanwhile, Erica is desperate to find a date to the costume dance and forces Barry go with her. (8:00–8:30 p.m.)
“Speechless” – “H-A-L- HALLOWEEN” – Jimmy is upset that the kids no longer want to participate in the family tradition of dressing up for Halloween. Maya tries to cheer up Jimmy by allowing him to take things off the family “Dead to Me” list. Meanwhile, Ray recruits Dylan to help work the school’s haunted mansion, while Kenneth is scared of losing his job when JJ gets drunk at a party. Even though Maya is furious, she is thrilled to see JJ having a “normal” life. (8:30–9:00 p.m.)
“Modern Family” – “Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook” – Luke’s Halloween party isn’t the monster bash he dreamed of, and he is at risk of having the worst party of the year. Sensing trouble, the rest of the Dunphys realize that all his party needs is a visit from Rod Skyhook, a little promotion and some adult supervision to get it started. Meanwhile, at the Tucker-Pritchett home, Cam faces off with his Halloween nemesis, while Lily and Mitchell try to save the day and work to keep him from going to the darkside. Finally, when Jay finds out that Manny is going to a party at the home of an old enemy, he enlists him to deliver a trick he will never forget. (9:00–9:30 p.m.)
“black-ish” – “The Purge” – After Junior embarrasses Dre during a basketball game, Dre decides to remind Junior of his master pranking skills so he’ll never challenge him again. Meanwhile, the neighborhood participates in a “mischief night” during Halloween, where petty crimes become legal, and Ruby takes it too far with the kids. (9:31–10:00 p.m.)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
The El Capitan Theatre tradition of showcasing Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas continues.
Before the film enjoy Disney’s The Skeleton Dance with live music accompaniment by Rob Richards on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. You can also add a “Spooktacular Backstage Tour” with your ticket purchase. Guests will be guided through areas of the theatre rarely open to the public; history will be shared about the Ghouls and Haunts of this historic venue; including the origins of The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Advanced reservations are required as there is limited space per tour.
Call (818) 845-3110 to make reservations for the Spooktacular Backstage Tour.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Enjoy a holiday classic on ABC. The 50th anniversary of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” features the full-length special, including the bonus cartoon, “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” which features the Great Pumpkin. (8:00–9:00 p.m.)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Enjoy Epcot’s Party for the Senses Yelloween Masquerade. Celebrate Halloween at this elegant masquerade soiree! Surrounded by unique entertainment, décor and more, Guests can feast on themed menu items perfectly paired with champagne, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktails. The dress code is yellow-and-black chic, so be creative — it’s a charming party sure to make spirits soar.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
AFV celebrates Halloween with hilarious video highlights, including two kids whose top-heavy costumes cause them to topple over, leaving them unable to get back up; a kid who has trouble keeping up with his friends, because his costume is too bulky; a boy who finds a creative way to eat dinner while wearing a big mask; and other themed clips such as “Dog Park” featuring a dog who decides he wants to hitch a ride with a random passerby.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
If you are staying in to avoid the goblins and ghouls, ABC has some special programming for you.
“The Chew” – It’s an hour of food, frights and fun when “The Chew” celebrates its 6th Halloween in ghoulishly delicious style. Co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz reveal the costumes they selected for each other and welcome country superstar Kellie Pickler also in full masquerade! (1:00-2:00 p.m.) (Check local listings)
“General Hospital” – On “General Hospital,” residents of Port Charles celebrate Halloween at the Metro Court hotel. Franco and Jason clash, while Sonny has a big reaction to one of the Halloween revelers. (2:00-3:00 p.m.)
“Dancing with the Stars” – “Dancing with the Stars” treats viewers to a thrilling ‘spooktacular’ night filled with scary and chilling performances, live. The remaining couples will perform an individual Halloween-themed routine. (8:00-10:01 p.m.)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – Jimmy, Guillermo, Dicky, Cleto and the Cletones and all of the show’s guests will be dressed for the occasion. The 11th Annual Half & Half Halloween Costume Pageant will be part of the evening’s festivities, where the show takes half of one costume and half of another, weaving them together to form one amazing hybrid costume. Past creations include Trumpty Dumpty, EmoJesus, The Walking Bed and Wilmer Valder-llama, to name a few. Kimmel will ask parents to join in on the YouTube Challenge ‘I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy,’ one of the show’s most cherished holiday traditions with over 200 million combined views on YouTube. (11:35–12:30 p.m.)