Halloween is in full swing at Disneyland! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.
Special Events and Notes
It’s Halloween at the Disneyland Resort, and the Halloween festivities are in gear! First and foremost, this week sees the first installments of the Oogie Boogie Bash (the first parties are Tuesday and Thursday) at California Adventure. The party includes a dance party, treat trails, and special presentation of World of Color called “Villainous.” Check out our preview here, and more details and tickets are available here. Halloween also ushers in several seasonal experiences, including:
- Haunted Mansion Holiday, where the Haunted Mansion receives a Nightmare Before Christmas-themed overlay;
- Guardians of the Galaxy gets a makeover every evening with its Monsters After Dark overlay;
- Special fireworks on select nights;
- Cars Land gets into the spirit with amazing Halloween decorations and themed attractions;
- Special character costumes;
- And of course, ample opportunities to purchase Halloween-themed treats and merchandise.
In non-Halloween-related news, Passholders still have the opportunity to get special commemorative buttons just by mobile ordering food on the Disneyland app. Each participating location will have its own button, so you collectors will have the chance to rack up quite a few. More details, including a list of participating restaurants, are available here.
We’re predicting the same low crowds we’ve seen lately to continue — whenever you go, crowds should be relatively low.
For the most up-to-date numbers, check out our Crowd Calendar.
Temperatures will range from the low 80s to the mid-90s, so make sure you take the forecast into account when you’re deciding when to visit.
As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.
Halloween Screams — A Villanous Surprise in the Skies is the season’s fireworks show, and it will be shown every night this week. Fantasmic! will only be shown on the weekend evenings. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Dapper Dans, can be found here.
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Admission and Hours
For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Regular pricing ($129/$122) all week long. Note that California Adventure will close early on Tuesday and Thursday for the Oogie Boogie Bash; regular park hours are as follows this week:
For early admission, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.
Finally, even more Passholder blockouts get lifted this week. Flex reservations are available all days as this goes to press.
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Key: SL: Southern California Select Annual Passport; SC: Southern California Annual Passport; DX: Deluxe Annual Passport; SG: Signature Annual Passport
As crowds die down for the fall, Disney takes advantage of the opportunity to refurbish some attractions. This week, Space Mountain will be down for an overlay swap on September 19, and Winnie the Pooh and Pirates Lair will down starting on Monday at Disneyland Park. Over at California Adventure, the Red Car Trolley remains dark until next spring. As always, however, refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page to make sure your favorite ride is still running, and for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.
That should do it for this week’s news. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments.