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Halloween Time Surprises in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort kicked off last week, and the spooky season also extends into the Downtown Disney District. Guests have been welcomed into Downtown Disney with festive Halloween décor, seasonal entertainment and for the first time, special fall-themed landscaping.

There are a few tricks (and plenty of treats) to discover!

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Harvest Horticulture: More than 1,600 real pumpkins are integrated into the area’s landscaping in unique ways—nestled into planters among flowers and raised high above in towers. You’ll spot a mix of tropical fall plants, such as canna lilies and copperleaves, as well as traditional plants, including mums and marigolds. Our horticulture team even worked with farmers to harvest special heirloom pumpkins and squash for the occasion!

Halloween Sweets and Treats: For a limited time, pick up a Sprinkles Halloween BOO box loaded with Vanilla Milk Chocolate, Red Velvet, Black and White and Caramel Apple cupcakes. At Wetzel’s Pretzels, enjoy pumpkin spice bitz with pumpkin caramel dipping sauce!

Thirsty? Order Halloween-inspired cocktails at UVA Bar and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. For a healthier treat, Pumpkin-flavored smoothies, like the Pumpkin Smash, can be found at Jamba Juice.

Spook-tacular Entertainment: SCAREolers will frequent Downtown Disney District and entertain guests with their ghoulish songs on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in October (and of course Halloween night). Listen up for favorites such as “Grim Grinning Ghosts” and “I Put A Spell On You.”

Are you visiting during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort?


  • Alison, I would love to know the answer to that question too! I would also love to know how they held up? We saw them last month when we were there for the third Halloween party and the pumpkins in Downtown Disney were absolutely SPECTACULAR!!! Hope they do it again next year.?

  • Planning to be there next year in October!

  • I believe the pumpkins, squash and gourds are manmade.

  • What happens to all those vegetables after the season is over? Do they get recycled? Donated to zoos/animal sanctuaries for food or enrichment activity? Just wondering… Disney is so good at reducing its footprint that I would think they would have a plan for this as well.

  • love this. especially appreciating the new landscaping!

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