If you are looking for a way to celebrate Halloween Disney-style, Mickey’s Halloween Party is the event for you. Adults and children can Trick-or-Treat their way through the Disneyland while experiencing Halloween magic throughout the park. Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes.
The evening includes the Ride of the Headless Horseman, the Frightfully Fun Parade, Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular, special dance parties and treat stations that offer both candy and healthy goodies. You won’t want to miss the special character greeting opportunities that feature some of your favorite Pixar pals and Disney Villains dressed up for Halloween, either. Plus, experience your favorite Disneyland rides and attractions, including special Halloween-themed attractions Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.
**Tickets for the 2017 Mickey’s Halloween Party have sold out.**
Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017 Dates and Information
Mickey’s Halloween Party is an after-hours, separate-ticket event that takes place in Disneyland park on select nights:
September: September 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
October: October 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
- On Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights and on Halloween night, the party takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (with park admission beginning at 3:00 p.m.)
- On Friday nights, the party takes place from 7:00 pm to 12:00 pm (with park admission beginning at 4:00 p.m.)
Note: Guests staying at any of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels “may” be able to purchase tickets to “sold out” Mickey’s Halloween parties directly from the hotel front desks. Check with your hotel for availability during your trip.
Be sure to get your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets early at Disneyland.com/Halloween!
Purchase of an event admission ticket is required to attend Mickey’s Halloween Party and includes complimentary Disney PhotoPass. Separate theme park admission is not required and you can enter both Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure up to 3 hours prior to the event’s start time with your party ticket. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a non-smoking event. Smoking will be permitted only in the Esplanade outside the Disneyland Main Entrance.
On select nights during Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, Annual Passholders, Disney Visa and Disney Vacation Club Members can save money by purchasing tickets in advance. Annual passholders may purchase up to 10 tickets per transaction online and must enter the park with the entire non-passholder party using the discounted tickets.
The General Public can save on advance purchase tickets too! A limit of eight tickets per order, per event date may be purchased. Each ticket is valid for admission to the event on the specified event date. Advanced purchase prices are available until one day prior to applicable event date. Purchase your tickets early on Disney’s web site (not available for Disney Visa early purchase discount) or by calling (714) 781-4400. No ticket is required for Guests ages 2 and under. Unless sold out in advance, tickets will also be available at the gate the day of the event.
Weekends in October and the Halloween night party almost always sell out in advance. The party goes on rain or shine and there is no refund for inclement weather.
The Frightfully Fun Parade takes to the streets of Disneyland and features a spectacle of spooky spirits from the deepest bayous of New Orleans to Halloweentown and beyond.
Guests will be able to see Jack Skellington and Sally from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” In addition, Grim, grinning ghosts will come out to socialize when Disney’s iconic Haunted Mansion attraction comes to life with swirling ballroom dancers, ominous gravediggers and a trio of hitchhiking ghosts. Guests will be able to spot Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog who will call on mystical powers and summon his Shadow Men from the bayou. The mischievous Disney Villains will appear out of the darkness, ready to stir up some trouble, as a dark and dungeon-like lair appears bringing with it a wicked gathering of villainy like Hades, the Evil Queen, Jafar, Cruella and more!
The Frightfully Fun Parade takes place at 8:50 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Prior to the parade, Guests will be able to see The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow who will set the spooky mood as he arrives on his black steed, carrying a flickering jack-o-lantern as a warning to everyone along the parade route.
The Halloween Screams: A Villainous Surprise in the Sky fireworks spectacular is a scream! The show is a Mickey’s Halloween Party tradition that presented exclusively for party guests and is hosted by Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas. This show is quite possibly the best fireworks show Disney offers.
Best viewing for “Halloween Screams” is from Main Street U.S.A. or the castle hub. Look for Zero to replace Tinker Bell in a castle fly around. With it’s spooky music and narration, this show may be scary for very young children. Do keep in mind that occasionally “Halloween Screams” fireworks are canceled due to inclement weather.
“Halloween Screams” takes place at 9:30 p.m.
Guests have unlimited use of popular attractions, including all the Disneyland Halloween-themed attractions such as Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday during Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort. Most attractions will operate during the party and lines will be shorter than on regular park days.
Dining is also available at select counter service locations, however, table service restaurants stop seating guests once the Party begins.
In previous years, the following dining locations have remained open during the party: Jolly Holiday Bakery, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, The Plaza Inn, Refreshment Corner, Royal Street Veranda, Bengal Barbecue, The Golden Horseshoe, Stage Door Cafe, and Tomorrowland Terrace. Plus, during Mickey’s Halloween Parties, special holiday treats and dining are offered.
Special Halloween and/or Party exclusive merchandise will be available at Disney Showcase, Emporium, Pieces of Eight, Pioneer Mercantile or Star Trader.
Trick-or-treat bags are provided at the gate as you enter the party or at any of the candy stations; guests may also bring their own. Trick-or-treating locations are marked on the party guide maps. Previously there were 10 trick-or-treat locations to explore. Both children and adults are welcome to participate. Disney gives out a pretty nice selection of candy at the party and there is no shortage – collect as much as you want! If sugary candy is not your thing, there are healthy options available, too, such as gluten- and sugar-free treats. Those with dietary restrictions should ask a cast member what healthy treats are available at each treat station or at the first stop along treat trails.
Guests are welcome to wear costumes but they must not obstruct vision or drag on the ground. Costumes with sharp or pointed objects are also prohibited. Costumes should not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon. Those dressed in Disney costumes may not pose for photos or sign character autographs. Lastly, use good judgment when selecting costumes. Disney may ask those with costumes deemed offensive to remove it or exit the park. Guests may only wear costumes to the Disneyland Resort Halloween event to which they have valid tickets. Before deciding on your costume, make sure you check the official Disney costume guidelines.
At Disney California Adventure for the first time as part of the pre-party mix-in for Mickey’s Halloween Party. This option is included with your ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party and is available for the three hours prior to the beginning of the party.
New for 2017, capturing memories during the party will be easier than ever as guests who have admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party will enjoy the added bonus of unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads during the party, for up to 45 days after the date of capture.
Be sure to grab a party map when you enter Disneyland park. You can use the map to locate Trick or Treat stops, dining options, dance parties, and even shops that offer Halloween-themed merchandise and goodies.
Beware of purchasing Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets from anywhere but through Disney. The Orange County Register reported once that some “online ticket brokers were attempting to resell them at up to three times face value.”
Those with party tickets will be given a wristband at the gate, which will be necessary to remain in the park once the party starts. If you’ve entered the park earlier in the day, you may also pick up your wristband at one of several distribution stations in the park. Ask a cast member about their locations.
The Frightfully Fun Parade debuted in 2016.
Occasionally “Halloween Screams” fireworks are canceled due to inclement weather. If you missed this spectacular fireworks show during the party, do not despair. In recent years, Disneyland has replaced its regular fireworks shown on non-party nights with the “Halloween Screams” fireworks on the evening following a cancellation of the party fireworks. So…you still may have an opportunity to catch the show as part of your regular admission to Disneyland park on the following night.
Disney villains will arrive amid thunder and lightning to transform Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A., into Villains Square during the party. Look for character greetings with Malificent, Evil Queen, Hades, Lady Tremain & Wicked Step Sisters, Dr. Facilier, Queen of Hearts, Jafar and Cruella de Vil.
The best way to locate characters is the use the Disneyland app.
Keep an eye out for eerie entertainers, like The Cadaver Dans – The Dapper Dans dressed as ghost and performing from a drifting graveyard-themed raft on the Rivers of America in New Orleans Square and Frontierland.
During Mickey’s Halloween Party, don’t miss the photo op with the giant Pumpkin in Town Square; Rivers of America, which features special lighting and fog effects; the spinning spider projections in New Orleans Square; or the spooky lighting and thunder-and-lightning effects along Big Thunder Trail.
You’ll get one last photo opportunity when all of the Disney Villains surprise guests as they line the Train Station at the end of the night in a rather unconventional “farewell” moment.