If you walk through Frontierland during Halloween Time at Disneyland, you can’t miss Ray Bradbury’s “The Halloween Tree”. This festive oak tree is located near the Golden Horse Saloon. The tree has glowing orange lights and hand-painted jack-o’-lanterns hanging from the branches. Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s 1972 novel, “The Halloween Tree” was dedicated to the esteemed author on Halloween night in 2007.
A plaque at the base of the tree commemorates the night of its dedication: “On the night of Halloween 2007, this stately oak officially became ‘The Halloween Tree,’ realizing famed author Ray Bradbury’s dream of having his symbol for the holiday become a part of Disneyland.”
Bradbury’s novel “The Halloween Tree” tells the story of a group of trick-or-treaters who learn about the origins of Halloween while on an adventure to find their missing friend. Bradbury dreamed of having a Halloween Tree at Disneyland, and on the 35th anniversary of the novel, his dream was brought to life.
Have you visited the Halloween Tree during Halloween Time this year?