Watch Now! New planDisney Podcast Episode Takes You Inside the Haunted Mansion Ballroom

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

Grim grinning ghosts might just come out to socialize on this month’s episode of the planDisney podcast as we talk all things Halloween & Holidays from INSIDE the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Resort. That’s right, our host, our ghost host, Amiyrah Martin and panelists Adrianna H., Jennifer B., and Jin L. are coming to you this month from the ballroom, where spirits dance and celebrate all year long. So, let’s get this doom buggy moving for tips on celebrating Halloween & Holidays at Disney destinations! Three things to look forward to on this episode:

1. Fang-tastic Things to Do This Halloween

Panelist Jennifer B. discusses her excitement and shares tips for the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World, including new offerings added to this year’s party in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. Tickets for this special event are on sale today!

Disney Cruise Line Panelist Adrianna H. shares all there is to do on a Halloween on the High Seas voyage with Disney Cruise Line, including some of her favorite photo opportunities and must do activities on board.

Finally, Jin L. gives some fantastic tips for enjoying Halloween at Disneyland Resort. From Halloween décor to attraction overlays, there is much to add to your Halloween must-do list. Plus, did you hear? Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party is back this year!

2. Insider Scoop with Special Guest Disney Imagineer John Gritz

John Gritz, Concept Designer Principle at Walt Disney Imagineering, chats with our host about how the Haunted Mansion inspired him at a young age to begin creating his own haunted houses. Plus, he shares some behind-the-scenes details on the recent home improvements at the Disneyland Haunted Mansion.

3. Merriest Must-Dos for the Holidays

Don’t mind us, we will just be over here making our holiday wish list all while dreaming of “it’s a small world” holiday overlay at Disneyland Resort and the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs. And if anyone asks, we wear a size Christmas Markets River Cruise with Adventures by Disney. The holidays can’t get here fast enough!

You’d have to be a foolish mortal to miss out on this month’s episode!

You can listen to new episodes of the planDisney podcast every third Wednesday of the month on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also join the panelists on location INSIDE the Haunted Mansion Ballroom and watch it on the Disney Parks YouTube channel.

Next month it’s Save the Galaxy Time! The planDisney panelists share all about the newest attraction at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. So mark your calendar for June 15th. In the meantime, if you’re looking for more Disney travel tips, follow planDisney on Instagram and Twitter or ask your planning questions at

Panelists receive compensation for their participation on planDisney.