Spending Halloween at Disneyland

Disney decorates the gates to California Adventure.

Ava Caleca, Staff Writer

Halloween is one of the best times of year. From the decorations, to the shows, to the food and characters, everything at Disneyland at this time is festive. And a good way to celebrate this spooky holiday is to head to Anaheim for Halloween Time at Disneyland.

The new Halloween rides in California Adventure are Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark, Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. Disneyland park  still features Halloween rides such as Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

This year you can find classic characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed up in Halloween costumes, as well as cars in Radiator Springs. The cars can be seen wearing pirate, vampire, and clown outfits. Classic characters such as Donald Duck can be seen wearing a pumpkin outfit in Disneyland park and a devil outfit in California Adventure. You can meet Jack Skellington and Sally in New Orleans Square.

The “Mickey’s Halloween Party” is a ticketed event that features events such as a special Halloween parade and a fireworks show.

“The trick or treating at the Mickey’s Halloween Party is the best part about Halloween at Disneyland,” annual passholder and freshman Andrew Nguyen said. This event also features free trick-or-treating at various parts of the park which creates a super fun atmosphere in Disneyland park.

There is the classic giant pumpkin photo spot on Main Street in Disneyland park. In Downtown Disney, there are pumpkins surrounding the shops and restaurants.

California Adventure has been freshly decorated this year. On Buena Vista Street, there are bats surrounding the restaurant Carthay Circle and a statue of the Headless Horseman. In Radiator Springs, many of the decorations are inspired by items found in cars. Such as pumpkins made out of tires, spiders and cobwebs surrounding the attractions, and giant sign that says “Trunk or Treat”.

There are so many new food options this year at the parks, especially in the candy stores.

“The poison apple cake pop is definitely one of the most popular treats at Disneyland during Halloween,” cast member Renee at Marceline’s Confectionary said.

The Halloween merchandise has been selling out rapidly this year, especially the Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket. The lines to buy this bucket have been longer than some of the attraction lines.

Be sure to visit the “Happiest Place on Earth” before Halloween celebrations end on Oct. 31.