Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

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i posted a few weeks ago about how much i enjoy Halloween Time at Disneyland. in addition to the fun you can have visiting Disneyland during Halloween, you can also attend Mickey’s Halloween Party. this fun and festive Trick-or Treat party is a separate ticketed event that is only open to those who have purchased tickets. you may wonder what is the difference between Halloween Time at Disneyland  and Mickey’s Halloween Party…well, let me tell you.

there are a few things that are unique to Mickey’s Halloween Party that you won’t see at the park everyday during Halloween Time. one which is the Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade. a Halloween parade that runs from a “The Small World” and to the Main Street Town Hall and back, with all your Disney favorites dressed up for Halloween. this is performed twice nightly.

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(photo courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

you can also get your picture taken with Disney Villians who arrive in a spooktacular way to Disneyland’s Main Street. a Disney Villains Carriage Arrival happens all throughout the evening so the Villians can change places. this ghostly carriage is pulled by ghostly horses who bring the Villians to their stations. it is spooktacular!

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one of the new attractions at Mickey’s Halloween Party this years is the Monsters University Show and Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace. my kids had a blast dancing with their friends all over the dance floor.

and they have a Mike & Sulley spirited Monster Scare-Off which all the kids loved. it was a cute show.

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be sure not to miss the musical light show played on the walls of the “It’s a Small World” ride….

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(photo courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

and of course the Trick-or-Treating throughout Disneyland Resort. there are lots of treat trails throughout the park. and there are even healthy treat options. of course my boys loved this part and came home with loads of candy.

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a trip to Mickey’s Halloween Party wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Haunted Mansion Holiday. it has been transformed with a mix of Halloween spookiness and Christmas tradition. Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by the classic animated film “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.” this year, Jack’s return to the Haunted Mansion includes the traditional Halloween/Christmas gingerbread house in the Mansion Ballroom, with special spooky surprises in this year’s design.

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(photo courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

but i would have to say the best thing about Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party “Halloween Screams” fireworks show hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington. it is a boo-tiful fireworks spectacular exclusively for Mickey’s Halloween Party guests. it is my all-time favorite Disneyland Firework Show.

halloween-screams-fireworks-disneyland all these great attractions along with everything else happening during Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort is available to guests at Mickey’s Halloween Party. it is not to be missed. we just love going each year, as it has become one of our family’s favorite Halloween Traditions. if you want to go, there are thirteen Halloween parties happening this year. hurry and get your tickets now. there are already sold out nights due to it’s popularity.

{disclosure: this is not a sponsored post. we were invited guest of Disneyland Resort to the party. all thoughts and opinions are a gazillion times my own.}

Mickey’s Halloween Party Ticket Giveaway

Mickey’s Halloween Party has begun at Disneyland and it is MAGICAL! the kiddies and i attended last weekend and had the time of our lives. i can’t wait to share all about it, but for now, i am offering a special giveaway! 
the winner of the giveaway will win 2-tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party on October 9th. 
at Mickey’s Halloween Party, you can talk to a silly scarecrow…..
or get made-up like a pirate at The Pirate League…
you can listen to the boo-tiful music of ghostly quartets…..
treat or treat through the streets of Disneyland…..
 

say hi to Jack Skellington on the Haunted Mansion Nightmare Before Christmas attraction….
 
and dance with a toy army man from Toy Story!
be sure to experience the awesomeness of the Halloween Screams Firework Show!

the firework show was definitely the highlight of our night. and we also enjoyed the Disneyland all dressed up for Halloween, the scary version of Space Mountain, Mickey’s Halloween Parade and so much more.

it’s a party not to be missed! and guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party get to come into Disneyland Resort 3 hours before the party to enjoy the park and attractions. it makes for one magical  evening. now….here’s your chance to win 2 tickets!
one lucky Sandy Toes and Popsicles reader will win 2-tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party for the night of October 9th at 6:00 p.m. contest ends on thursday, October 4, 2012 at midnight est. winner will be notified by email.
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Halloween Time at Disneyland.

baby and i went to Disneyland today….it was his first time! we had a blast. and what made it more fun was….Disneyland got dressed up for Halloween!

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort
Friday, September 16th – Halloween, Monday, October 31st

yep, it’s Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, where this fall you can celebrate with Disney villains, Mickey Mouse and his friends in Halloween costumes, along with the seasonal transformations of Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain into Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Halloween Time offers frightfully delightful fun for children and adults.

Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland has been transformed for the Pumpkin Festival. more than 300 pumpkins will be on display and none of them are the same!
meeting Disney characters will be easier than ever as Disney villains gather to plot Halloween mischief at “it’s a small world” Mall in Disneyland, while other characters in spooky attire greet guests in Town Square, Main Street, U.S.A.
visitors to Frontierland, can go to Big Thunder Ranch and find ranch animals, pumpkin carvers, Halloween décor and activities for youngsters. and the Rancho del Zocalo will honor Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with traditional skeleton figures on display.
special Halloween treats will be available in Disneyland, including menu items such as Zero’s Ghostly Ghoulash, served in a dog dish in honor of Zero.
the after-hours Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate-ticket event* which has become an annual highlight of Halloween Time for trick-or-treating families, will take place in Disneyland park on 10 special monday, tuesday and friday nights: Sept. 30 and Oct. 3,7,11,14,18,21, 25, 28 and 31. favorite Disney characters, including Mickey himself, will dress up in fun, fall costumes. it’s the most magical way to celebrate the fall season where you can play interactive games, watch a spectacular Halloween Screams firework show, go trick or treating, listen to “spirited” music and watch a nightly character cavalcade.

those Disney villians have even “boo”tified Space Mountain into Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. the experience begins as a typical Space Mountain adventure, but suddenly launches voyagers into a haunted section of the universe. ghosts appear out of the starry darkness and swirling galaxies of Space Mountain, reaching out as if to grab guests as they speed through space. wow…not sure if this is too scary for me…hee hee!

look! Jack Skellington has taken over the Haunted Mansion and has transformed it into a mix of Halloween spookiness and Christmas tradition, Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by the classic animated film “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.” Jack’s return to the Haunted Mansion includes the traditional Halloween/Christmas gingerbread house in the Mansion Ballroom, with some special spooky surprises in this year’s design.

and if you are looking for some more spine-tingling fun, drop in at The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure park, where a “supernatural” event happened on Halloween evening, 1939, forever haunting the building.

wow….it all sounds like so much fun. you won’t want to miss it!