The spook-tacular Disneyland Resort event, Halloween Time is returning again this fall! This year, Guests will be able to experience the eerie magic from September 2 through October 31, 2022. The event features seasonal décor, Halloween-themed attractions, photo opportunities with favorite Disney characters and villains, specialty treats and more at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Plus, Downtown Disney District will also get in on the Halloween fun with pumpkin décor and specialty offerings. Guests can even participate in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, a family-friendly pumpkin hunt, from September 9 – October 31, 2022. The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will even have Halloween-themed lobby displays, too.
Throughout Disneyland, you may encounter favorite Disney characters in brand-new Halloween looks. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for Disney villains too. Guests will find seasonal décor that will transform Main Street, U.S.A. including pumpkin displays and the iconic giant Mickey Mouse pumpkin display.
Guests will once again get to experience the fan-favorite overlay of The Haunted Mansion as it becomes Haunted Mansion Holiday. Here, Jack Skellington wrecks the halls of the mansion with frightfully festive decor inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Every night Guests may enjoy the return of “Halloween Screams,” a vibrant projection and light show. Then, on weekend nights, “Halloween Screams” will include fireworks, weather permitting. You’ll be able to view this seasonal nighttime spectacular from several different locations throughout the park, including Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and in front of “it’s a small world.”
Disney California Adventure
At the entrance to Disney California Adventure, Oogie Boogie, from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” will loom over the entrance.
Moving inside the park, on Buena Vista Street, Mickey Mouse and friends will be found in old-fashioned Halloween styles ready for photos. Festive Halloween décor will add to the ambiance on Buena Vista Street. Then, when the sun sets, the façade of Carthay Circle Restaurant comes alive with Halloween magic. Guests will see bats swarm, green energy pulses from within and projections lighting up the tower. And you’ll want to stop for a photo in front of the 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman holding his jack-o’-lantern head.
In Cars Land, Radiator Springs will become Radiator Screams. Here “car-acters” will transform their homes with unique Haul-O-Ween twists. Guests will also find Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz and Red greeting guests in their best “car-stumes.” Also, attractions will take on a Halloween twist. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will become Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will transform into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.
Over in Avengers Campus, each evening, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will transform into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. This is a spooky experience that features creepy creatures and, yes those thrilling drops.
Día de los Muertos Celebrations
Plaza de la Familia returns to Paradise Gardens from September 2 – November 2, 2022. This limited-time celebration which is inspired by Día de los Muertos, features live entertainment, festive foods, crafts and more. Guests will want to make sure they experience “A Musical Celebration of Coco,” a lively street performance honoring the film. There will also be Mariachi music at Paradise Gardens Bandstand; The World of Coco, an intriguing art installation; a photo opportunity at the iconic Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life); and a memory wall with a hand-animated figure of Miguel from the film.
For those visiting Disneyland from September 2 – November 2, 2022, you can also encounter a display commemorating the traditions of Día de los Muertos. The display will feature a musical trio of iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and other festive décor. This will be found located in Frontierland.
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