Tips For Mickey’s Halloween Party Disneyland Park
Oct 20, 2016 | Add A Comment
Sharing our Tips For Mickey’s Halloween Party Disneyland Park today!
Visiting Disneyland Park during Halloween Time is one of my favorite things….like ever. It is so festive, colorful and best of all Spook-tacular!
My first tip is, if you want a family or group picture in front of the giant Mickey Pumpkin, go first thing in the morning if possible. I watched the lines throughout the 3 days we visited and it was always quite long. If you go during Extra Magic Hour, first thing in the morning is perfect. There’s no photographer there until the park officially opens, but we just had a guest in line take our photo with my phone.
There is so much to do, see, and eat during Mickey’s Halloween Party. Get your Mickey’s Halloween Party map guide to help plan your evening. Note that the parties start at either 6pm or 7pm and your party ticket gets you into the parks 3 hours early. This is great if you don’t want to purchase an additional park ticket. Saves quite a bit of money. We arrived and 3pm and stayed until almost midnight so we got plenty of park time in.
Trick-or-treating around each of the “lands” is such a highlight for the kids. This year I learned that Critter Country and Toon Town open their trick-or-treating stations one hour before the party starts. We started in Critter Country at 5pm then raced to Toon Town. By 6pm the boys had full bags of candy and we could take advantage of riding rides with less crowds. It was awesome!
Not many people seemed to know about Critter Country opening their trick-or-treating at 5pm. We were practically the only ones there. Score!!
The Cast Members are amazing. So cute with the kids. They are very generous with their candy distribution as well.
Each station has a little something different. While there’s lots of traditional Halloween Candy, you’ll also get apple slices, carrot sticks, Pirates Booty, Goldfish, Z Bars, Potato Chips, and other cookies and treats. Really fun!
I had so much fun watching Pax and my older boys run from station to station. Superman was on a mission!
Big brothers helping Pax decide what candy to snack on.
Critter Country was a success! Off to Toon Town for more fun.
Take note that if you plan on trick-or-treating in Toon Town, it might be best to start there and line up about 4:30pm. We saw people lining up near Toon Town even before 4:30pm. We ended up getting there about 5:20pm and waited in some pretty long lines. I’d say we finished the entire Toon Town by 6 or 6:15pm.
After Toon Town, the boys had full bags of candy. The lines take you through each area of Toon Town.
This was the boys going into Mickey’s House for our last stations. After this, we rode as many rides as we could while everyone was still trick-or-treating.
Ok, let’s talk about the parade. There’s a special parade just for guests at Mickey’s Halloween Party called the Frightfully Fun Parade. It is AWESOME. Note that people start saving spots for their family up to 2 hours early. I had my husband save us a spot 1 hour early and we sat towards the front of Main Street U.S.A. meaning we were the last ones to see the parade. No big deal other than instead of the parade starting at 8:50pm for the people sitting at the start of the parade, it got to us right before 9:15pm. A little more wait time, but we also didn’t have to save seats for 2 hours.
Another important note is the Headless Horseman rides down Main Street U.S.A. right before the parade starts. I’d say he rode by us right before 8:50pm. Don’t miss it, very cool to see!
Lots of fun things to see during the parade. The music is amazing too.
The zombie dancers were my favorite! So great!
Haunted Mansion hitchhiking ghosts!!
The Grave Diggers drag their shovels through the street and sparks fly! Way cool!
Main Street U.S.A. turns in too a Boo-tastic sight. Frightfully fun music and Halloween images cover the buildings. This was a highlight for me.
The Cadaver Dans float through the river across from Pirates of the Carribbean singing the best Halloween tunes. These guys rock.
The Halloween Tree in Frontierland is so festive. Be sure to take a look at all of the pumpkin details. Very cool.
When the parade ended we tried getting a good spot for the Halloween Screams Firework Show, but didn’t quite make it. I did catch “it’s a small world” decorated for Halloween. How cool is this?
You will find so much fun Halloween Time food and treat options during this time of year. Keep your eyes open for the festive goodies.
Sally’s Coffin Dessert is available at French Market Restaurant. It was delicious!
Jack Skellington’s Marshmallow Wand….adorable and yum.
Spider Parfait available at Tomorrowland’s Galactic Grill. The boys loved this pudding/brownie parfait.
Jolly Holiday and Candy Palace had oodles of fun Halloween Time treats including this adorable Mickey Ear Pumpkin Cupcake.
Mr. Poison Apple Cake Pop. The cutest!!
Be sure to arrange your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets in ADVANCE. Most party nights sell out especially the closer it gets to Halloween. If you missed this year, there’s always next year. It is such a highlight for us! Enjoy!
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