Halloween Time At Disneyland

The frightfully fun mural above is in DTD.  It was created by Tim Wollweber.

Last week we spent 4 days visiting the happiest place on earth! It was our first time returning to Disneyland since the parks opened in April. We love Disneyland and Halloween time in Disneyland is our favorite. We love visiting with the characters in their festive costumes, eating all the special treats, riding all the rides, going to the Oogie Boogie Bash and making the most magical memories.

Taking a photo with the giant Mickey pumpkin is a must every single year!  It is my favorite.

The first day we walked, shopped and ate our way through DTD.  We all enjoyed Pluto's Scavenger Hunt.  For years we have always participated in the Easter Eggstravaganza hunt that they have in the parks and DTD.  The kids love it.  This year we were so excited to participate in Pluto's Scavenger Hunt for the first time ever.  Purchase a game board and stickers for only $9.99 at select merchandise locations, including World of Disney, Disney’s Pin Traders, Disney Home, The Disney Dress Shop and WonderGround Gallery.  Have fun hunting for hidden decorative pumpkins themed to Disney characters and placing the corresponding stickers on your game board.  Whether you choose to hunt for pumpkins or not, return your game board to a redemption location at World of Disney or Disney’s Pin Traders for a Disney Halloween cup.  There are four to chose from.  Watch the video here of all the fun!

 While this cake might seem like a trick, it is all a treat!  It has 260 pounds of powdered sugar, 380 eggs, 220 pounds of rice cereal, 95 pounds of marshmallow, 80 pounds of butter, 120 pounds of dark chocolate, 80 pounds of white chocolate and 480 pounds of fondant!  The Oogie Boogie Cauldron is over 4 feet tall and you can find 13 hidden Mickeys!  You can see this at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.

We also went to Oogie Boogie Bash.  Click here to see all the fun we had at the Oogie Boogie Bash.

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween at Disneyland and DCA even if you don't go to the Oogie Boogie Bash in DCA. The Oogie Boogie Bash is an after hours event and you need a special ticket for it. We have gone to the Halloween Party every single year and it is the best. We went Tuesday night and had a great time. Carter and Kennedy dressed as Disney Zombies characters Zed & Addison.

Headless Horseman Statue is in DCA. There is a 10 foot statue on Buena Vista Street. At night it becomes a little spooky, but is a must see.

Avengers Campus is in DCA and we had the best time checking it all out.  You can read the Avengers Campus post on Avengers Campus HERE!  

Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land: Make sure you stop by Cars Land to see it all decorated for Halloween. It is amazing. Make sure you meet and greet with the Cars characters in Halloween costumes. Lighting McQueen is a superhero. Mater is a vampire. Red is a clown and Cruz is a pirate. The rides all have a Halloween overlay and make sure you take your photo in front of the Cars Land welcome sign right when you enter and the spider car right by Flo's V8 Cafe.

Ride Luigi's Honkin' Haul O Ween

We love riding Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree

Plaza de la Familia is in DCA by Paradise Gardens where you can celebrate Disney Pixar's CoCo and Dia De Los Muertos. There is fun entertainment and a musical celebration of CoCo happens almost every hour each day in the afternoon until the evening. I suggest if you want to see the musical celebration of CoCo get there 30 minutes early to get a front row seat. There is a CoCo exhibit, special Mexican food at Paradise Garden Grill, coloring CoCo masks in a craft area, and more. You can even get your photo with Miguel.

We wrote a remembrance note in memory of Papa Pat.

Characters in Halloween costumes are my favorite!

We love this Dia De Los Muertos display in Frontierland.  You can also meet Miguel here too!

Make sure you ride Haunted Mansion Holiday in Orleans Square. It has a seasonal overlay and it is not scary at all. My kids love it. This attraction is super popular from September through December. You can fit up to 3 people in each cart.

Jack & Sally wave from above the ride.

We rode Rise Of The Resistance for the first time.

We visited the Disneyland Hotel and I loved how they decorated for Halloween.

Did you know you can get Dole Whip at The Disneyland Hotel?!  You don't even have to go in the parks to feed your craving!

Here are some of our favorites and new treats we tried.  Everything is so festive and yummy!
Click here for the Halloween Food Guide.  Beignets are a must, either in DTD or in the parks.

Churro Gears!  You get 2 for $5.79

Oogie Boogie Rice Krispy Treat

Minnie Mouse Cake Pop

Favorite place to eat is in Pacific Wharf at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill.  All of the tacos are amazing.

These are QuesaBirria tacos.  They are braised beef & cheese tacos with tomatillo salsa for $11.99

Ronto Wraps in Star Wars Land at Ronto Roasters are a must!

We stayed at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and you can read about our magical stay here.

If you are going to Disneyland soon, make sure you check out Happy Haunts Materialize The Art of the Haunted Mansion Ghost Starring The Muppets.  It is located at the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.  It is right on Main Street USA.  Don't forget to watch Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+

Make sure you take the time to stroll through Downtown Disney and see all the pumpkins and festive decor.  It is all so beautiful and they put so much work into decorating the pumpkins and the displays in the windows.

We love enjoying ice cream at Salt & Straw, and the LEGO store is always a must! Two of our favorite places to dine are Naples and Tortilla Jo's.  Click here for a video of what you can't miss in DTD.

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