Disney has taken a decidedly bigger approach to Halloween Time at Disney California Adventure this year with new decorations in both Buena Vista Street and Cars Land as well as a spooky layover on the new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. There’s also a fantastic new Plaza de la Familia celebrating Dia de los Muertos and the upcoming Disney-Pixar feature COCO. Of course, an expected array of treats, eats, and sweets can be found around the parks, as well. Take a look!
Radiator Screams Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween
Cars Land has undertaken its first-ever Halloween transformation with the new Haul-O-Ween takeover that’s occurring now at Disney California Adventure as part of the Halloween Time celebration at the Disneyland Resort. We got a taste of the expansive takeover of the new land which includes new treats (visual and edible) throughout the entire land!
More Info: PICTORIAL: Explore massive Cars Land #HalloweenTime transformation
Plaza de la Familia
We’re just a few months away from the theatrical release of Disney-Pixar’s COCO and just a few weeks away from “Dia de los Muertos” but there’s a lot in store to celebrate the festive holiday and the upcoming animated feature. At Disney California Adventure, the “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations have been dialed up over previous years with new entertainment and food options.
More Info: PICTORIAL: Tak in the beautiful ‘Dia de los Muertos’ celebration at DCA, Pixar’s COCO on display
Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark
In the day time you can still experience the regular MISSION: BREAKOUT! version of the attraction. But after 6 PM, things get spooky. The storyline for the new adventure picks up just moments after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.
While escaping The Collector’s Fortress, the Guardians have accidentally left Groot behind, so Rocket needs your help to find and rescue his little buddy. But along with the creatures that have been accidentally released inside The Collector’s Fortress, one terrifying monster you will encounter is Surtur’s Fire Dragon.
The attraction has an awesome new lighting sequence on its facade.
The lobby is very red now that the Monsters are on the loose. The welcome video glitches out and cuts to poor Apheta trying to maintain order and calm.
Even the on-ride photo gets a layover for the attraction.
Before and after on-ride photo frames for #GuardiansoftheGalaxy #MonstersAfterDark pic.twitter.com/WOOexlIB1O
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) September 17, 2017
Buena Vista Street
As great as this looks at night, it just doesn’t read very well in the day light.
The Headless Horseman statue can be seen breathing firey smoke at night with spooky noises abound.
The whole area gets spooky music and lighting.
Characters in Costume
Sweets, Treats, and Eats
This is our favorite thing of everything we tried for Halloween Time. SO GOOD! Available at Clarabelle’s in DCA.
Spider Silk Ice Cream Sandwich – A black macaron with charcoal-tart cherry spun ice cream topped with popping candy and raspberry sauce.
Slow Burnin’ Mac & Cheese Cone – Fresh-cooked pasta with spicy red pepper cheese sauce topped with crushed chile-cheese puffs, served in a Black Cauldron Cone.
Car-achnid Pot Pie – Chicken pot pie with dried cranberries and butter-crust spider.
Vampire Mater Bread, $8.49.
Candy apples, cake pops, and more treats available to satisf your sweet tooth!
More to Explore
Even before you get into the park it’s clear there’s a bias towards Disney California Adventure this year.
But Wait, There’s More!
Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort this year promises the return of several favorites such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland in addition to the new offerings in DCA including the Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark attraction plus Cars Land Haul-O-Ween decorations and attraction layovers and decorations on Buena Vista Street. Plus, in celebration of the Dia de los Muertos-themed Pixar flick COCO, a whole new celebration is also being setup at Paradise Gardens. Learn more about 2017 Disney Halloween Time here.
See some of our other Halloween Time articles:
- PICTORIAL: Explore massive Cars Land #HalloweenTime transformation
- PICTORIAL: Take in the beautiful ‘Dia de los Muertos’ celebration at DCA, Pixar’s COCO on display
- PICTORIAL: Classic #HalloweenTime favorites return to Disneyland Park
- NOM: A taste of the new treats for Disney Halloween Time 2017
See it for Yourself
You can experience Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort from September 15 – November 2, 2017.