Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Expands to Disney California Adventure Park When it Returns September 15 through October 31, 2017

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is growing with more frightful fun! This year, you can get into the spooky spirit at Disney California Adventure park, with all-new ghoulish delights at Cars Land and on Buena Vista Street.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Expands to Disney California Adventure Park When it Returns September 15 through October 31, 2017

Cars Land will get all gussied up with four-wheeled frights as the citizens of Radiator Springs don their Halloween costumes and decorate their homes to celebrate Haul-O-Ween. From Fillmore’s Jack-Oil Lanterns and Flo’s Spider-Car to Witchy Miss Lizzie’s shop, everybody’s doing all they can to turn Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams! Guests will experience some of their favorite Cars Land attractions in new ways as Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters transforms into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Expands to Disney California Adventure Park When it Returns September 15 through October 31, 2017

On Buena Vista Street, a spell will be cast with new Halloween decor all along this stylish thoroughfare inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Oogie Boogie has risen from the shadows to take over Disney California Adventure park, and his oversized silhouette beckons guests through the main entrance as a swarm of bats encircle Carthay Circle Theatre.

At Disneyland park, the famous Pumpkin Festival will greet guests as they make their way down Main Street, U.S.A., on their way to the eerily magical Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy attractions. Also at Disneyland park, the popular Mickey’s Halloween Party returns! Tickets to the private Mickey’s Halloween Party, featuring special entertainment and trick-or-treating at locations throughout Disneyland park, go on sale July 17 for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members* and Disney Visa Card holders*; and July 24 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased online and on mobile devices at Disneyland.com/party as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400. Please click here for event dates and ticket prices.

New this year for Mickey’s Halloween Party guests, Disney California Adventure park will be featured for the first time as part of the pre-party mix-in. Early arrivals will be able to visit both theme parks for three hours prior to the party launch in Disneyland park. Also new this year, admission to Mickey’s Halloween Party will include complimentary Disney PhotoPass downloads.

Mickey’s Halloween party features special entertainment, including Disney characters – Disney villains as well as Mickey Mouse and friends — and the Cadaver Dans ghostly quartet performing on the Rivers of America. An extra special treat is the “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, a Mickey’s Halloween Party tradition presented exclusively for party guests. Also exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party is the “Frightfully Fun Parade,” led by The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from the Disney animated classic “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”).

There is so much to see during this year’s expanded Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! What are you most excited to experience?

*Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa Card holders may purchase tickets by calling 714-781-4400.

Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited. Advanced purchase savings available only for select party nights and only until one day prior to applicable event date. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. May not be combined with other discounts. Costumes subject to Disney guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/mickeys-halloween-party/ and should not be obstructive or offensive. Ages 2 and under: no ticket required. Entertainment may be cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the Mickey’s Halloween Party must be linked to your Disney account and may be downloaded pursuant to the expiration policy at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-expiration-policy/. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Oogie Boogie and Haunted Mansion Holiday are inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”


  • Does anyone know if California adventure will be closing early on Halloween due to the party?

  • Will there be a Merchandise post?

  • @nicole.. same I read blogs to figure out dates. And I going the September 9th-13th and the best rides will be closed till the 15th. Haunted mansion, space mountain, and maybe now cars land. Which mean I am paying thousands of dollars for less. I can’t switch due to my work schedule and others. Sad ? and disappointed. I wish we 8 months or 6 months in advance.

  • Very excited for DCA to have Halloween again!! Can’t wait for October!

  • Is there any chance haunted mansion holiday will open on Friday, 9/8 instead of 9/15? Over the years, it’s been open the second Friday of the month, but not always. If they finish early, would they open early?

  • @Grace: you must call yo use your Visa for advanced purchase tickets.

  • I was just on the website about purchasing advanced ticket. How or where do I go to purchase I have a Disney Visa Card? Thank you for any help you can give me.

  • @ Liz… Depending on the day you choose, there may or may not be an AP discount.

  • YES! That Oogie Boogie is FABULOUS!

    Well done.

  • Too bad these changes weren’t announced earlier, we would have booked our trip earlier in Sept to avoid. We thought the only Halloween stuff would be the two overlays in the Disneyland park and pumpkin decorations are per previous years, and that California Adventures would be Halloween-free.

  • Oh no! I thought Halloween Time would begin on 9/8, based on the last few years’ dates! Our family will be there 9/5 – 9/9, and were really hoping to get to experience this holiday at the Parks for our last two days there. How disappointing! I wish Disney would post the dates earlier in the year, so that visitors could plan better! 🙁

  • I’m so glad that California Adventure is once again, at long last, getting some Halloween attention! (Then again, I am someone who is still lamenting the loss of Candy Corn Acres… eight years after it took its final bow.) Cars Land always seemed like a natural choice for a whimsical Halloween Time makeover — the possibilities are endless because that land is so full of humor, details and hidden gems that can translate well into overlays. The Holiday season transformation is amazing, so I expect nothing less from a Halloween version.

    I must confess that the Buena Vista Street Halloween overlay — themed to Nightmare Before Christmas — is very surprising, as I would have expected something a little more retro. However, I love the concept art, with the ominous Oogie Boogie hovering over the entrance to DCA, and I have no doubt that the decorations along BVS will be fantastic.

    Now… if we could just get the pumpkin carvers back again (maybe in Grizzly Peak somewhere, or on the Pier?)…

  • I just went to the site and didn’t see an AP discount. Are the prices listed with a discount, or is the discount for AP’s no longer available (like at previous parties)?

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