Scare up Some Fun with Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort September 9 Through October 31

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

The spookiest time of the year is almost here! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns September 9 through October 31, bringing with it 17 nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party as well as seasonal favorites like Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Mickey’s Halloween Party guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, the exclusive “Halloween Screams” fireworks and more. And new this year, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from Disney’s animated feature, “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”) will make his spooky ride through the heart of Disneyland park each night of the party!

Be sure to purchase your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets early and mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • July 21: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members
  • July 28: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party 2016 dates: Friday, Sept. 23; Monday, Sept. 26; Wednesday, Sept. 28; Friday, Sept. 30; Monday, Oct. 3; Wednesday, Oct. 5; Friday, Oct. 7; Monday, Oct. 10; Wednesday, Oct. 12; Friday, Oct. 14; Monday, Oct. 17; Wednesday, Oct. 19; Friday, Oct. 21; Monday, Oct. 24; Wednesday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 29; and Monday, Oct. 31

Parking is not included in the ticket price and parking fees will apply. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a nonsmoking event. Smoking will be permitted in designated areas outside Disneyland Park in the Main Entrance Plaza.

Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited and event dates may sell out. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. Tickets are not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Costumes subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive. Parking is not included. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Entertainment may be cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise.


  • Does anyone know if the hours will be the same as last year?

  • In previous years have party dates sold out before going on sale to the general public? We are coming from Australia, and will be at the park on 31 Oct and would love to stay for the Halloween Party at night, but actually being Halloween, I’m worried the tickets will be sold out before 28 July.

  • I was wondering if they plan on doing the dining event at blue bayou with Dr Facilier, like last year? Wasn’t able to go last year and would love to if it’s happening this year?

  • Still don’t like the thought of getting kicked out of Disneyland early on Oct. 26 (Wed.) as we don’t want to pay $89 each for this party. But still trying to salvage our vacation and hotel reservations which were made back in April.

    Is this just for Disneyland (the early exit)…or does it also include California Adventure?

  • Where do I purchase the tickets at?

  • I have never been to MNNSH. Was wondering, if you aren’t going to it, what areas are blocked off for the Halloween party? Also, what time does the park close for the people that aren’t going?

  • Tamara Vickers, the Halloween season starts Sept 9th, which means all the decorations will be up around the parks and special snacks and food will be available. Then on selected nights starting on the 23rd, the offer the Halloween parties. These are separate ticketed events. If you don’t purchase the tickets, you cannot attend the party. Also, if you are at the park during the day of the party and do not have the Halloween party tickets for that night, you will have to leave the park when the party starts. Hope this helps.

  • The dates are conflicting, in the heading it say from the 9th of September through to the 31st of October, but when you look at the date calender it says it starts on Friday the 23rd of September. WE ARE COMING FROM AUSTRALIA early September and would like to attend….

  • When do they start changing the Haunted Mansion over for the holidays? I’d like to go on the normal one again before it’s the holiday version!

  • dude, this is way too early. i mean, will school even be in session yet?

  • We are visiting Disneyland for the first time September 8,9 and 10. With the Halloween overlays being added to Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain, will they be available for us at this time or not? Thanks!

  • When will the Mahalloween event be scheduled?

  • I really wish, like a lot of other guests, that there was more clarity in the costume guidelines for guests age 14 and up. Can we wear costumes or not??? Because the brief guidelines provided only confuse me more, rather than giving me an answer one way or another. Thanks.

  • Would like to know also if mystical spirits is going to be available also.

  • Steve Metzler, Halloween Time starts on 9/9 but the Mickey’s Halloween Party nights don’t start until 9/23. So you’ll have the Halloween decorations when you visit before the 23rd but not the option to attend a Halloween Party night.

  • Where can you buy the tickets?

  • Why wasn’t the Tower of Terror mentioned as a Halloweentime ride? These Halloween announcements and all the marketing materials had always mentioned Tower of Terror in the past. Will I be able to ride Tower of Terror at California Adventure this October?

  • Will there be a special parade during the event or the same parade as offered daily prior to the event starting?

  • Will mystical spirits be coming back this year?

  • Steve Metzler — I’ll help clear it up.
    The Halloween Time season is what begins on Fri., September 9th. Mickey’s Halloween Party typically begins 2 weeks after the start of Halloween Time, and so this year it is kicking off on September 23rd. As part of regular, daily Halloween Time fun, you will be able to enjoy Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday, as well as Halloween/Fall decor, foods, etc.
    Only the guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party, however, can view the Halloween Screams fireworks and the Headless Horseman.

  • So confused on the costume guidelines for adults this year! I planned to dress up as the classic Alice in Wonderland (dress, wig and all). Not sure if I can now or not!! My husband has dressed up as Jack Sparrow the past couple of years, and planned to again as well. I wish the guidelines were more specific…….”Adults MAY or MAY NOT wear costumes”

  • Joe Blenkle, It definitely will impact your visit! If you do not buy the extra Halloween party tickets on the 26th the park will close to you early. Then on the 27th the park will be more crowded because more people come when they can get their money’s worth for a full day. The park hours aren’t listed past August but if you don’t have the tickets you have to leave around 6:00 I think on a party day.

  • So this article headline says 9/9 – 10/31 but the Event site doesn’t show any parties until 9/23. When does this event actually begin? I’ll be there the week before the 23rd and would LOVE to attend.

  • We were going to be at Disneyland Oct. 26 & 27, but did not know about Mickey’s Halloween Party (one date is the 26th)…not really interested in the extra festivities (or cost)…will this impact our visit?

  • Is there any word yet on if/when Mahaloween 2016 tickets will go on sale?

  • For Guests Ages 14 and Older

    Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable.
    Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    Masks of any kind may not be worn.
    Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

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    Ride of the Headless Horseman Feel the fear mount as this chilling figure rides out of the night, advancing with grim purpose down Main Street, U.S.A.
    The Halloween Screams fireworks go off behind Sleeping Beauty Castle and a Jack Skellington decoration
    Halloween Screams Fireworks Treat yourself to a spooky spectacle as the night comes alive with dazzling sights and haunting melodies!
    Trick or Treat Stations Dress in costume or come as you are—then grab a bag, search out our treat locations and start “goblin” down yummy sweets and healthful snacks.
    Disney Villains at Villains Square Dare to share a handshake, hug or photo with these horrible, hiss-able baddies!
    Members of the Cadaver Dans perform on a graveyard-themed raft on the Rivers of America at night
    Cadaver Dans At Halloween time, these stylish singers are changing their tune. And this barbarous-shop quartet is sure to slay you with their razor-sharp wit and AAAHH!-cappella harm-onies.
    Haunted Mansion Holiday Come see the Haunted Mansion at its cheeriest and feariest—just in time for the horror-days.
    Mickey-inspired jack o’ lantern decoration on Main Street, U.S.A.
    Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Spirit away for some spooky fun—thrilling attractions, entertainment and more—from September 9 through October 31, 2016.

  • Last time we are ended a couple years ago adults were able to dress up and even trick or treat too, has this changed? Thanks!

  • Hi. It’s going to my first time buying the tickets. Is there a website I need to go or call Disney customer service? If it’s the website, what is the website. My kids and I are very excited to go! Thank you.

  • Will Mickey’s Costume Party Calvalcade return this year or will it be Paint the Night?

  • Hi, will there be a Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade?

  • Daniel, the prices are listed on the Disneyland web site under the halloween party. I just looked at them.

  • Has there been any word yet if there will be the Mystical Spirits dinner again this year during select Halloween Parties?

  • Love Ghost Galaxy! Will Hyperspace Mountain return after Halloween Time?

  • Will they be lifting the ban on people older than 14 being allowed to wear costumes for these Halloween Party nights?

  • Woot–I’ve been waiting for this info! Sadly my AP won’t be activated by the 21st, but hopefully my early-October date won’t sell out too quickly, heh.

  • Oops, $89 across the board for the night I’m looking at. Prices vary from $72 on up, but no discount on weekends it looks like for APs

  • When will pricing be listed?

  • Looks like $89 across the board. No discount for AP’s or Disney Chase?

  • It’s cool that DL is going to get the pre-parade Headless Horseman appearance like at WDW.

  • Any changes to the costume rules for those over 14? Can we wear costumes or will costumes only be allowed for those under 14?
    Thank you??

  • I’m sooooooooo excited! Can’t wait to dress up and see the villains!

  • What are the Disney Guidelines for Costumes during the event? Will they stay that no one over 14yrs may dress or are event attendees be allowed to dress for the event, even over age 14?

  • What are the latest costume restrictions?

  • The prices are on the Disneyland website. another 10 dollar per ticket rise for the second year in a row. Nearly paying full admission for half a day. Parking isn’t included now either.

  • Can we Please get a date when ticket prices will be released!! Thanks ?

  • Hi Erin! Any announcements about any special events, like the one last year held at Blue Bayou! I loved that and would go again in a heart beat! Thanks!

  • What is the price for the party tickets?

  • Can we get prices?

  • Parking is NOT included?!?!? Parking has always been included. Does this mean the price is going down or is price going up and no parking? Please stop pricing people out of coming!

  • What are the prices going to be?

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