After teasing it this weekend at the D23 Expo, Disney Parks unveiled more details about the Haul-O-Ween layover coming this year to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. Plus there’s tons of returning favorites and of course, Mickey’s Halloween Party which now lets guests to do early mix-ins at both parks before the start of each event.
The bewitching event this year promises lots of new changes as the citizens of Radiator Springs don Halloween costumes and decorate their respective homes for the season. Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz, Red and DJ will be all dressed up–as a super hero, a “van-pire,” a pirate, a clown and a punk rocker, ready to go “trunk-or-treating.” Attractions transform, too, with Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree turning spooky as the Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters getting a seasonal twist to become Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.
Scary the Scarecar will stand guard over the entrance to Route 66, a preview to the Haul-O-Ween transformation awaiting guests in Cars Land. With Fillmore’s Jack-Oil Lanterns, the web spun over Flo’s by a Spider-Car, and the Cozy Cone dressed up in car-stumes, the townsfolk turn Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams.
Oogie Boogie appears for the first time at Disney California Adventure, too, taking over with his twisted tale of a forever Halloween, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Oogie Boogie’s oversized silhouette beckons guests through the main entrance of the park and he brings to life a swarm of bats around Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge. There will also be a statue of the Headless Horseman statue… its menacing presence on Buena Vista Street is simply spine-chilling.
Disney California Adventure also will be featured for the first time as part of the pre-party mix-in for Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate-ticket event that features special entertainment, Disney characters in their Halloween attire, and trick or treating at locations throughout Disneyland. This year, a ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party has even greater value as guests will be able to visit Disney California Adventure as well as Disneyland during the three hours prior to the beginning of the party in Disneyland.
Tickets to the popular Mickey’s Halloween Party go on sale Monday, July 17 for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa Card holders. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 24 for the general public. They may be purchased online and on mobile devices at http://Disneyland.com/party as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400.
At Disneyland, we’ll see the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, along with themed foods and merchandise, plus spooky décor that includes a giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern and a Pumpkin Festival on Main Street, U.S.A.
The annual Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house this year will feature Oogie Boogie in the form of a 7-foot-tall cookie on the table in the Mansion ballroom. He is peeling back the roof of a gingerbread Haunted Mansion, uncovering myriad gummy bugs and worms.
Disneyland will continue to offer its traditional Diá de los Muertos skeleton display in Frontierland for the Halloween season, through Nov. 2.
Mickey’s Halloween Party
Guests are invited to dress in costume for Mickey’s Halloween Party where they will trick-or-treat throughout Disneyland for candy and healthy snacks.
This yea the opportunity for guests to “mix in” with regular park guests for three hours prior to the party’s opening time will now allow visits between Disneyland AND Disney California Adventure parks. Plus, this year, event-goers will enjoy the added bonus of unlimited Disney PhotoPass. Fan-favorite “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular also returns to the popular event. As does the “Frightfully Fun Parade” led by The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
Disney characters–villains as well as Mickey Mouse and friends–will appear at locations throughout the park, and the Cadaver Dans ghostly quartet will perform on the Rivers of America in New Orleans Square and Frontierland.
For those looking for an extra special way to spend the evening, the popular Mickey’s Halloween Party Dining Package at Blue Bayou is also returning. Reservations can be made from July 24, 2017.
See it for Yourself
Beginning July 24, Mickey’s Halloween Party Tickets* may be purchased by the public online and on mobile devices at http://Disneyland.com/party, as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400. Guests may check for availability for the 14 nights: Wednesday, Sept. 20; Friday, Sept. 22, Monday, Sept. 25; Wednesday, Sept. 27; Friday, Sept. 29; Tuesday, Oct. 3; Friday, Oct. 6; Tuesday, Oct. 10; Friday, Oct. 13; Tuesday, Oct. 17; Friday, Oct. 20; Tuesday, Oct. 24; Friday, Oct. 27; and Tuesday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event. Parking is not included in the ticket price, and parking fees will apply.
Tickets purchased in advance to Mickey’s Halloween Party are available at a discount on select nights. All tickets purchased on the day of the event through Tuesday, Oct. 17 are $105 each. All tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 20, Friday, Oct 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 31, are $120 each. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a non-smoking event.
For more information about Halloween events at the Disneyland Resort, please visit http://www.Disneyland.com/Halloween. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change without notice.