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New Thrills and Chills Await at International Disney Parks This Halloween Season

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Boys and girls of every age – wouldn’t you like to see something strange? If so, you’re in for a chillingly good time here at Disney Parks this Halloween season! Now, as they say, look alive, because I’ll be your Ghost Host as we travel overseas for a look at how our international resorts are celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year.

At Disneyland Paris for the Halloween season, Disney Villains are taking over during an all-new parade, Mickey’s Halloween Tricycle Gang, and you may encounter the likes of Maleficent, The Queen of Hearts, Jafar, Captain Hook and Cruella around the resort. Also during the month of October, you’re invited to Goofy’s Skeletoon Street Party with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck and his sidekicks, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles from “The Three Caballeros.”

Visit Hong Kong Disneyland to experience the most wicked Halloween party yet! For some spooky fun, you can brave Maze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment Continues, watch Disney Villains turn the park upside down in Villains Night Out! Chapter 2 and navigate the Pirates of the Caribbean Ghost Trail.

You’re in for a treat at the Halloween Time Festival Gardens, where Winnie the Pooh and his friends are waiting to greet you in their brand new costumes – and after dark, the Disney Villains will be taking over again! You can also catch your favorite Disney characters in the festive Mickey’s Halloween Time Street Party, and keep an eye out for Jack Skellington around the park. For some extra Halloween magic, be sure to try out the wicked fun options for dining and peruse the more than 80 special edition merchandise items on sale around the resort.

As dusk falls, Shanghai Disney Resort is alight with wicked fun during the inaugural Halloween extravaganza. The all-new Villains’ Cavalcade with Hades, Maleficent and Dr. Facilier is worth a few thrills and chills, not to mention the phantom Ghost Pirates you’ll face in Treasure Cove.

Visit with Mickey Mouse and his pals in their Halloween costumes, or join in for an epic dance party with a DJ and live host who can teach you some moves inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy. If you prefer treats to tricks, get your Halloween sugar rush at Sweethearts Confectionery and Marketplace in Disneytown – the Glow-stick Cotton Candy is tempting!

This year Tokyo Disney Resort is celebrating 20 years of Halloween fun at the resort. At Tokyo Disneyland, Disney’s Halloween Musical Festival is hitting the right note, and you’re in for a swinging wake! Watch as Mickey and his friends join ghosts and skeleton “stars” in Halloween Pop’n LIVE along the parade route, and climb aboard your doom buggy in Haunted Mansion “Holiday Nightmare.”

Over at Tokyo DisneySea, The Villains World harbor show adds to the eerie atmosphere, not to mention the Disney Villains recruiters who are roaming the American Waterfront looking for guests to sway to the villain’s way.

Ah, there you are! That concludes our tour of Halloween celebrations at the international resorts. We’ll be sharing even more about Halloween at our parks in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!