A Walk in the Park: Halloween Time Surprises at Disneyland Resort

Joshua Sudock

by , Disneyland Resort Photographer

Happy September, everyone! Halloween Time has returned to Disneyland Resort and I recently began producing this year’s Halloween Time photography during a long walk through the parks.

I always enjoy photographing the Partners Statue and Sleeping Beauty Castle during the day’s transition lighting (dawn and dusk). The addition of jack-o-lanterns and orange/yellow flowers makes this a great spot for fun family photos.

Haunted Mansion Holiday, Disneyland park

Not only does 2018 mark the 25th anniversary of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” but also the 18th time that Jack Skellington has visited the 999 Happy Haunts who dwell in the Haunted Mansion, transforming this attraction into Haunted Mansion Holiday. This year’s gingerbread house is absolutely astounding – complete with a giant, animated, gingerbread spider!

Disney Junior star Vampirina

For the first time at the Disneyland Resort, popular Disney Junior star Vampirina is available for photos and autographs. Vampirina, also known as “Vee,” brings the spooky fun with her wherever she goes, including Disney California Adventure park. Watching our younger guests light up when they see their favorite little vampire pal is the simply sweetest thing.

Cadillac Ridge in Cars Land

Oh, Cadillac Ridge in Cars Land. It’s a spectacular sight year-round, but, man, she’s lit beautifully for Halloween Time.

The Headless Horseman statue, Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure

The Headless Horseman statue along Buena Vista Street looks great in daylight, but the lights and smoke really pop after dark.

Now is a great time to plan your next visit to Disneyland Resort. Halloween Time runs now through October 31.


  • the Halloween lights, decor and effects are stunning this year!

  • I’m so exited for my trip in October!!!

  • 😍 Will be at Disneyland Resort on October 18th to see all the spooky treats and tasty sweets! I can’t wait!

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