It is almost that time of year folks! The PumpkiDSC_0071n Spice Latte has been released from the captivity of baristas, the Halloween decorations are going up, and the weather turns slightly chilly. This all seems to be true except the weather part. Southern California has been experiencing a heat wave, which makes it hard to “get into the season”. Yet, if Disney decorates for autumn, then it must be that time of year. I love fall because of football, my birthday, delicious treats, and the fact that we are one step closer to Christmas.  The fall season starts Friday, September 11th at Disneyland, and it might just be the one of the best yet! Make sure you check back here for photos of the decorations and a ‘spook’-tacular surprise from us!

Here are some thing we are looking forward to seeing on Friday:

  • Jack Skellington makes his annual appearance in Disneyland to take over the Haunted Mansion and bring  Haunted Mansion Holiday back to New Orleans Square! This year, for the first time, Jack is joined by a fearsome new friend, the Hatbox Ghost, who took up residence in the Mansion just as the Diamond Celebration was getting underway. Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by the classic animated film “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas,” and transforms the Mansion with a collision of Halloween spookiness and Christmas cheer.
  • The spooky Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy in Tomorrowland is a guest favorite during Halloween Time! This unique Halloween-themed experience launches voyagers into a haunted section of the universe, where ghosts appear out of the starry darkness and in the swirling galaxies of Space Mountain, reaching out as if to grab guests as they speed through space.  The exhilarating drops and curves are punctuated by piercing screams, creepy sound effects, and haunting music.
  • In Frontierland, the traditional Dia de los Muertos is observed with a holiday skeleton display.

We are excited to see these displays! However, it’s important to note that Halloween Time at Disneyland will be impacted by the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration and “lessened” as a result. Disneyland will have fewer decorations  than normal, as the Diamond Celebration will still going on and Big Thunder Ranch will not be open for its usual Halloween Carnival. Regardless, we are excited for Halloween Time to start! To see more Halloween photos, check our other post here.

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We’d love to hear from you! What are you most looking forward to during this Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort?

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