Laughing Place Presents Countdown to Halloween 2021

Happy month of all things Halloween! That’s right folks, we’re here to celebrate the season of spooks across 31 days and we have a lot to share with you. Throughout October, we’ll explore the spirited offerings from Disney, terrifying thrills and haunted experiences at your favorite parks, adult, teen, and family friendly shows and specials on TV and streaming platforms, plus food, merchandise and so much more. We invite you to join us…if you dare!

October 31, 2021: How the Disneyland Resort Celebrated Halloween Time a Decade Ago

Happy Halloween! Today, Luke is taking a look back at Disneyland Halloween celebrations of the past, specifically in 2010-11. Through fun photos, you can get a sense of what was special about the Resort back then and all these parks had to offer Halloween guests.

October 30, 2021: Two Ps, One T: Episode 6: Muppets Haunted Mansion

Bill and Mike discuss the new special Muppets Haunted Mansion (now streaming on Disney+), other Disney attractions they’d like to see the Muppets take on, and more!

October 29, 2021: Review: Heartless Prince Graphic Novel

Jess reviews the first story in the upcoming adult fantasy-adventure graphic novel trilogy Heartless Prince. Part 1 follows orphaned Princess Evony who has a gift for sensing when familiars —servants of witches— are nearby. But when she and Prince Ammon try to protect his kingdom, they’re captured by a sinister witch.    

October 28, 2021: ColourPop The Nightmare Before Christmas Collection

Bring some glam to your makeup routine this fall and winter as you celebrate two holidays with one great collection from ColourPop. From Jack and Sally to Oogie Boogie and more, all your favorite characters are here in this bold and beautiful cosmetics series.

October 27, 2021: Comic Review: The Darkhold: Blade

Vampires in Marvel Comics? Yes! Blade’s whole operation has him hunting evil bloodsuckers and this latest issue couldn’t be more fitting for Halloween. Mack reviews the new tale that he says is “fun and spooky.” That sounds just about right for this time of year!

October 26, 2021: Zzzax of Life Drafts: Scariest Marvel Characters

Our first season of Zzzax of Life might be over, but now is the perfect time to revisit our signature Marvel Draft segment. In a recent episode, Mack, Kyle, and Tony picked the “Scariest Marvel Characters.” The draft includes some obvious choices as well as a few surprises.

October 25, 2021: Dancing WIth the Stars: Horror Night

As the number of contestants dwindles down, the dance numbers get longer and each celeb turns up the heat…and the horror! Mary Margret breaks down tonight’s episode which saw each couple putting a spooky twist on traditional dances

October 24, 2021: Big City Greens Celebrates Halloween with “Shortstober”

One of our favorite shows right now is Disney Channel’s Big City Greens and they too are having some ghoulish fun this month. Tony explores the latest collection of shorts hosted by Cricket and his big sister Tilly.

October 23, 2021: Ranked: The Haunted Houses of Halloween Horror Nights 30

If you’ve ever been to Halloween Horror Nights, you know there’s tons to experience and only a few hours to do so. Which Haunted Houses are the best, and what’s worth a repeat visit? Mack ranks all 10 Houses offered this year

October 22, 2021: Spooky Streaming: What to Watch on Hulu

Get into the spirit of the season with the spookiest shows and movies on Hulu! Mack gives us a list of the best content now streaming including, the second season of Bite Size Halloween, a few Hulu Originals, and some favorite Halloween-themed episodes of network shows.

October 21, 2021: Knott’s Spooky Farm

Knott’s annual fall event is back with ride overlays, seasonal goodies, and an exciting lineup of live entertainment. Our very own Mike C. went to check out this year’s offerings and came back with plenty of photos and videos from the family friendly festival. For a more terrifying experience, read his review of Knott’s Scary Farm!

October 20, 2021: Comic Review: Fantastic Four #37

Mack takes us through this very unique issue of featuring the First Family of Marvel comics exploring the spooky holiday. Hijinks ensue, villains attack, but at least there’s plenty of candy to go around!

October 19, 2021: Disney Non Candy Trick-or-Treat Offerings

There’s no rule that says you have to give out candy this Halloween, you can get creative with the seasonal handouts so that all your guests can enjoy the fun! We’ve gathered 8 ideas that are full of Disney magic while being allergy friendly too!

October 18, 2021: Zombie Captain America Comes to Oogie Boogie Bash

If you thought Disney parties were wild before, wait until you see the latest guest of honor: Zombie Captain America! That’s right, the Marvel’s What If…? character is “greeting” guests (from a safe distance of course) during this year’s Halloween events.

October 17, 2021: Disney nuiMOs Fall Collection

Your favorite Disney nuiMO pal can dress for the autumn season with a collection of adorable outfits inspired by the cool weather and falling leaves. You’ll find these fashion forward selections on shopDisney and at Disney resorts.  

October 16, 2021: Dole Monster’s Inc. Recipes

With a little help from Monsters Inc., Dole Food Company and Disney are taking the terror out of produce and making fruits and vegetables more fun and accessible with these recipes that are a real scream!

October 15, 2021: The Wonderful World of Disney Toy Story Edition

Coming to ABC on Thursday, October 28th is a special presentation of The Wonderful World of Disney! The evening starts with a showing of fan favorite Toy Story of Terror! followed by the broadcast premiere of Toy Story 4. It’s going to be a scream!

October 14, 2021: Exclusive Disney Looks from

Fear not friends, while the holiday approaches, there’s still time to decide on your costume and have it shipped to you before Halloween! has some wonderful Disney styles that come in a range of sizes so the whole family can get in on the fun!

October 13, 2021: Comic Review: X-Men #4

Even in the Marvel universe things can get a little terrifying and the latest X-Men story delivers on that promise. Mack reviews the story that sees the villain Nightmare on the loose causing trouble for Jean Grey.

October 12, 2021: Recap: Dancing with the Stars Villains Night

This week Dancing with the Stars fans were treated to a double dose of Disney first with Heroes Night, and then Villains Night! Mary Margaret recaps the spooky sensation that featured celebs dressed in such villainous looks as the Evil Queen, Gaston, Mal from Descendants and even Winifred Sanderson.

October 11, 2021: Review: Just Beyond

Are you ready to venture into the wild world of the supernatural? Join Bill as he reviews the new Disney+ anthology series Just Beyond based on the graphic novels by R.L. Stine. Eight unique chapters present strange and imaginative stories of the mysteries that lurk past our reality.

October 10, 2021: The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror”

The Simpsons continue their annual Halloween tradition with “Treehouse of Horror XXXII” and Mike is here to guide us through the show. Not only did he offer a full recap of the creepy stories shared this season (including one about Bambi!), but he also reviewed the episode.

October 9, 2021: Recap: The Ghost and Molly McGee

Tony takes us through two new stories in the latest episode of The Ghost and Molly McGee. This week, Molly’s influence on the town of Brighton is starting to grow as she helps rebuild the town’s landmark bandshell and hosts the greatest concert ever!  

October 8, 2021: Muppets Haunted Mansion World Premiere

Mike attends the world premiere of the latest Muppets original, Muppets Haunted Mansion! Before bowing on Disney+, the special made its grand debut as part of this year’s Disney+ Hallowstream Drive-In. But the best part of the evening was an appearance by Gonzo and Pepe to introduce their show!



October 7, 2021: “Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches”

Even Disney Junior is getting in on the Halloween fun with a delightful new special starring all of the Disney pals. The original story follows Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck as Clarabelle Cow trains them to become witches. Alex recaps the delightful special that’s also streaming on Disney+!

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October 6, 2021: Review: “The Nightmare Before Christmas; 13 Days of Christmas”

This new holiday book is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages as they celebrate Christmas with a Halloween twist! Alex shares his thoughts on this family friendly tale that takes inspiration from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday!

October 5, 2021: Freeform Halloween Road

Mike checks out this year’s iteration of the seasonal event that celebrates the films of “31 Nights of Halloween.” From fantastic photo ops to character encounters with the Sanderson sisters and more, Freeform’s spooky presentation is quite a scream!

October 4, 2021: Review: Muppets Haunted Mansion

The Muppets have an all new special on Disney+ that combines the best of their madcap adventures with some Disney Parks magic. As a longtime fan of the gang, Mike reviews and shares his enthusiasm for Muppets Haunted Mansion!

October 3, 2021: Recap: The Ghost and Molly McGee Episode 2

Are you loving Molly and Scratch as much as we are? The second episode of this fantastic new series debuted this weekend and Tony is taking us through all the happenings with his informative recap.

October 2, 2021: Interview: Creators of The Ghost and Molly McGee

Ben chats with the team behind the new Disney Channel animated series about the development process, working during the pandemic, and what it takes to bring a Disney show to life.

October 1, 2021: Review: LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales

Well LEGO Star Wars is back with a new special installment this time inspired by Halloween. Mike reviews the Disney+ exclusive saying he “can easily see it becoming a spooky-season tradition for Star Wars fans and their families.”