Our Guide to Halloween Time at Disneyland (2019)

Visit Disneyland this fall for tricks and treats for the whole family. 
Photo courtesy of Disneyland Resort

Eat & Drink
At the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, warm up to the toasted salsa roja chicken sandwich with rustic bread, jack and cotija cheeses, and served with tortilla soup. Spice-lovers will enjoy the pleasant kick. Cool down with a churro sundae with cookie dough ice cream, cajeta, and whipped cream from The Golden Horseshoe while enjoying the lively and interactive stage show. Head over to Paradise Garden Grill to enjoy traditional, Mexican-inspired dishes including the vegan tortitas de papa (crispy potato cakes) with a live mariachi band. There is such a wide array of seasonal sips and bites this year, but one of the most surprising items offered is The Ghost Mariner’s Seafood Boil at Harbour Galley. It’s cajun buttered shrimp, red potatoes, corn, and andouille sausage, and sourdough bread served in a bag Boiling Crab-style. Download the Disneyland app in advance to review menus and mobile order at many of the restaurants across the resort.

See & Do
No visit at Disneyland during Halloween time is complete without riding Haunted Mansion Holiday, the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay of The Haunted Mansion, which includes more than 400 candles, 100 jack-o-lanterns, and 1,000 tiny, orange lights. The gingerbread house in the Grand Hall honors The Haunted Mansion’s 50th anniversary with lifelike, pastry versions of its iconic ghosts. The intoxicating aroma of gingerbread is enough to get you in the holiday spirit. At night, the Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark attraction gets a seasonal overlay of its own. In this thrilling, free-falling gantry lift, you’ll help Rocket rescue Groot from a slew of unleashed monsters.

Catch your favorite characters including Dr. Facilier, Jack Skellington, and Sally in New Orleans Square, the Fab 5 dressed in their Halloween costumes in Town Square and Buena Vista Street, and Lightning McQueen and Mater showing off their snazzy hero and vampire outfits in Cars Land. Don’t miss “A Musical Celebration of Coco” at Plaza de la Familia, which retells the story of the popular Pixar film through folklorico, mariachi music, and a hand-animated Miguel. You can even grab a photo with Miguel and his animator after the show. At night, Main Street and Sleeping Beauty Castle come to life with projections and special effects from “Halloween Screams.” On select nights, guests will be treated to the fireworks display, which has been exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party for almost a decade.

Have fun admiring all the fall details throughout the resort. Highlights include the decorations at Main Street, Cars Land, Plaza de la Familia, Frontierland, Buena Vista Street, and New Orleans Square. We especially love the complimentary arts and crafts at Plaza de la Familia and the interactive wall honoring guests’ memories with loved ones in the spirit of Día de los Muertos.

Rock new stylish finds including the Mickey pumpkin mini backpack and candy corn Minnie ears, and whimsical home decor such as the Mickey pumpkin candy bowl and a Snow White-inspired poisoned apple votive candle holder. If you’re into collectibles, snag one of the Halloween-themed popcorn buckets and sippers.

Learn more about visiting the resort this fall.

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