Each Fall, the Disneyland Resort gets a little spookier as Halloween Time takes over both parks from September until October 31st. During this celebration, you’ll find special decorations, meet and greets, attraction overlays, themed tours, and more at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Additionally, if you really want to get into the Halloween spirit, you can attend Mickey’s Halloween Parties offered on select nights during Halloween Time.
During Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, some of your favorite rides and attractions in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure receive fun, festive, and sometimes frightening overlays. Here are some of the attractions you can experience during Halloween Time.
Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy (Disneyland)
If you thought a roller coaster in the dark was scary, just wait until you’ve experienced a flight through space while trying to escape a phantom force that’s trying to destroy your vessel. The thrills of Space Mountain coupled with the chills from this ghostly creature make this one of the scariest adventures at the park. Because of this, little ones and those who are easily frightened might want to skip out before launch.
Haunted Mansion Holiday (Disneyland)
Inspired by the modern classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington wrecks the halls of the famed Haunted Mansion, creating a holiday mash-up guests are dying to visit each year. Featuring a number of characters from Halloween Town (including Sandy Claws himself), effects and surprises exclusive to this Holiday overlay, and a gingerbread house made special each year, this is a guest favorite you won’t want to miss.
Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Dark (Disney California Adventure)
In Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, our heroes manage to escape the Collectors Fortress, but there seems to be a problem: they managed to forget Groot. Picking up just moments after the original attraction, this nightly overlay finds the gang attempting to rescue Groot while also avoiding some of the creatures that were accidentally set loose when the Guardians made their break for it. Note that, true to its name, Monster After Dark is only available once the sun goes down.
Carsland Haul-O-Ween (Disney California Adventure)
During Halloween Time, Radiator Springs becomes Radiator Screams, offering two Halloween-themed overlays: Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. Additionally, you can meet Lightning McQueen and Mater dressed up in their festive Halloween costumes. Be sure to make a pitstop in CarsLand during your fall visit because, as Mater would say, “it’s gonna be fuuuuuun!”
Mickey’s Halloween Party
In addition to all of the Halloween fun guests can have during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, the season also brings a special hard ticket event on select nights: Mickey’s Halloween Party. These after-hours parties allow guest to enter the park as early as 4 p.m. and be treated to an evening of special entertainment, festive decor that transforms the park’s atmosphere, and lots and lots of candy.
For more on this special event, be sure to visit our Mickey’s Halloween Party guide.