Hello everyone and welcome back to Exploring the Disney parks! I am sort of mad at myself, I did the Haunted Mansion last time... I should have done that this month but.... oh well. Instead, I'm doing the Halloween season and I'm going to be talking all about some things you can see and do in the Disney Parks.
Decorations are put up all over the parks for Halloween! Everywhere you look you'll find pumpkins. The entrance to the parks are normally highly decorated, and Mainstreet is also normally decorated from top to bottom.
Now, when it comes to the rides getting a re-theme, you can expect Haunted Mansion to be transformed into Haunted Mansion Holiday from Halloween time until after Christmas. Also, during Disneyland's Oogie Boogie Bash, you can expect to see Guardians of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout get a new story. The team ends up leaving Groot behind in the tower, going back to save Groot results in a thrilling ride with some spooky new creatures. With those two attractions, that's about it for a re-theme on the rides.
The Disney parks are known for their creative take on desserts and food. And during Halloween time you can expect to see many new spooky food items. You can also expect many new accessories including, bags, clothes, jewelry, ears, toys, food accessories and so much more.
The Disney parks go big whenever they do something, and Halloween is no exception. At Disneyland they have the Oogie Boogie Bash and in Disney World they have Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. The Oogie Boogie Bash starts at 6:00 PM and lasts almost all night (Days for this party do vary so be sure to plan your trip accordingly!). The Oogie Boogie bash takes place in Disney's California Adventure Park. It transforms the whole area into a Halloween Wonderland. Over at Disney World's Magic Kingdom, you can find Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party which starts at 7:00 PM. If you want to be able to ride all the rides at the parks and enjoy some small things before all the events start, get there at 4:00 PM. Yes, not all the rides are open but, do not fret, most of the E-ticket attractions are open
This spooky event transforms Magic Kingdom into a Halloween Wonderland. During these parties you can trick or treat, meet many rare Disney Villains, see rare Halloween shows and dress up like it's Halloween. If you're wondering, yes they do give out LOTS of candy and they are all pretty good size. The parks never run out of candy, so don't be upset if you're not there right when the party starts.
WARNING: You need a seperate ticket to attend this event! This event is not included with a normal park ticket! If you go on a day that this event is happening, with no extra party ticket, you will sadly not be able to be in the parks for the whole time you normally would be.
Sadly this year, due to Covid, Disney World has cancelled Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party. Disneyland, due to Covid, is not even open. But, you can expect to see Halloween decorations up at Downtown Disney (In California) and all over the Disney World park.
Halloween time is a very fun time for the Disney Parks and I definitely recommend going to the parties when the Disney parks decides to do them, yes it is worth it.
There is much more to explore in the parks during Halloween, and the best way to learn about it all, is to go and experience it.
Until next time! Happy Halloween everyone!