Frightful Fun for Everyone: Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Returns September 7

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is returning for even more days of wicked fun! Beginning September 7 through October 31, a spell will be cast at both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, transforming the Disneyland Resort into a frenzy of happy haunts.

This limited-time seasonal celebration will include special attraction overlays, themed décor, seasonal treats and merchandise, plus spooky encounters with favorite characters.

Oogie Boogie will once again take over Disney California Adventure park with stylish Halloween decor along Buena Vista Street and a swarm of bats encircling Carthay Circle Theatre. Cars Land will celebrate Haul-O-Ween as Radiator Springs turns into Radiator Screams! For the occasion, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will transform into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree while Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters changes into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. In Hollywood Land, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will transform nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.

Over at Disneyland park, the Pumpkin Festival will greet guests as they make their way down Main Street, U.S.A. Fan-favorite attractions will also return, including the eerily delightful Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

Minnie and Mickey Mouse at Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Additionally, the highly anticipated Mickey’s Halloween Party will host 15 nights of fun. This separate-ticket, after hours event gives you the chance to make your Halloween Time experience even more fun with some exclusive entertainment, Disney characters in their Halloween attire and trick-or-treating throughout Disneyland park!

Be sure to purchase your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets* early and mark your calendars for the dates below. Tickets may be purchased online at (until the day before the event), at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400.

  • June 5: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members
  • June 12: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party 2018 dates: Sept. 19, Sept. 21, Sept. 24, Sept. 26, Sept. 28, Oct. 2, Oct. 5, Oct. 9, Oct. 12, Oct. 16, Oct. 19, Oct. 23, Oct. 26, Oct. 29, Oct. 31

For more information about Halloween events at the Disneyland Resort, please visit Entertainment and attractions are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

*Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. Ages 2 and under: no ticket required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Jack Skellington and Haunted Mansion Holiday are inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.


  • Hello. Saw the “bad apple” popcorn bucket on Instagram. Is this to be sold ONLY during the party event or thoughout HalloweenTime???? I really really want to get one.

  • What is Disneyland like the few days before the official start of Halloween? We are planning a visit tues(4th)-Friday (7th).. this means we will be there right before and the day of the first Halloween day..

  • Please tell me why your site to purchase the tickets is not working? it won’t load anything but the homepage with the Pixar ads….

  • How much???

  • What will the park hours be on party days and party times?

  • So thankful that you posted the dates! This will be helpful as we plan for our trip. Will the Frightfully Fun Parade still be hosted in DisneyLand Park this year?

  • Thanks for all the info…any idea when they will change the parks for christmas, I’m trying to hit both holidays in november. lol

  • Will Disney California Adventure still be doing Paint the Night Electrical Parade during Halloween time as well?

  • Does this mean Space Mt will be closed the last week of August? It was closed last year when we were there that week. 😂

  • Will the Halloween Party be hosted in Disneyland this year or moving to California Adventure?

  • Yay!!! I’ve got a reminder on my calendar to buy my tickets on the 5th!! Thank you for the early notice.

  • Kelly — Haunted Mansion Holiday usually opens on the first day of the Halloween Time season (and closes in early January). So, in this case, it should start on September 7th. (Last year it was one week later because Halloween Time got a later start.)

  • I love getting this announcement so early!!! We have not been blessed with a Halloween Time/Halloween Party announcement in May since 2010. Please keep up this wonderful tradition of early news for Halloween Time and hopefully for the Holiday season as well. With all of the things coming to Disneyland Resort between now and 2021, people will want to plan their trips way in advance, and having details and information will be a tremendous help.

  • When does the holiday overlay of the Haunted Mansion start?

  • Hello again Disney Parks Blog I just wanted to ask weather any of the Walt Disney Villains will be at Disneyland, Disney California & Walt Disney World for this Halloween 2018?

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