Halloween 2022 Begins At Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Halloween

Halloween has arrived at Disneyland Resort! Guests visiting from September 2 through October 31, 2022 can take part in celebrating Halloween at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure by viewing the seasonal decorations, tasting deliciously spooky treats, and viewing special overlays on popular attractions like Haunted Mansion. Stay until dark and you’ll be treated to a special projection and light show named “Halloween Screams,” which includes fireworks on the weekends, that can be viewed from various locations across the park. With so much added seasonal fun, there is no doubt that “This is Halloween” at Disneyland Resort!

Disneyland Halloween Decor
This Headless Horseman statue can be found in Disney California Adventure. He also is seen in the parade during the Oogie Boogie Bash! Photo by Disney

Upon entering Disneyland park, you can’t miss the abundance of pumpkins on Main Street U.S.A. including the large Mickey pumpkin that is sure to be a popular photo op! As you stroll further into the park, keep your eyes open for additional displays of uniquely carved pumpkins that are a part of the Main Street Pumpkin Festival that encourages guests to get into the Halloween spirit.

Disneyland Halloween Decor
Whether you visit during the day or at night, visitors must get a picture with the Mickey jack-o-lantern on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland! Photo by Disney

If you’re visiting Disneyland during Halloween Time, make sure you take time to see the characters! Everyone’s favorite pals are debuting new “homemade” costumes this year and they are more adorable than ever. Mickey Mouse is dressed as a jack-o-lantern. Minnie Mouse’s new costume is a cat. She is seen this season in a purple dress with purple polka dots and cat ears instead of her signature bow. Tall and lanky Goofy has dressed up as a haunted apple tree while Donald is disguised as a piece of candy corn. His costume was the inspiration for a souvenir sipper cup that will be available at select locations Disney World and Disneyland beginning in early October. Lastly, Pluto is sporting a new Halloween collar and Chip and Dale don skeleton t-shirts. Find these characters in costume at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Disneyland Halloween Characters
The gang debuted new costumes in Disneyland for this year’s Halloween celebration. What do you think of the new outfits? Photo by Disney

While visiting Disney California Adventure, don’t miss Cars Land and Guardians of the Galaxy to see the how these attractions have also transformed for Halloween. Plaza de la Familia will also pay homage to the Día de los Muertos featuring a street performance honoring the movie Coco as well as a meet and greet with its main character, Miguel.

Disneyland Halloween Cars
Even cars can dress up for Halloween! See their costumes in Disney California Adventure. Photo by Disney

Halloween treats at Disneyland are as abundant as the pumpkins! Be sure to check out our comprehensive Halloween treat guide for available treats and locations in Disneyland. You won’t want to miss the pumpkin-spiced flavored Mickey beignets! Located at Mint Julep Café, these light and fluffy pastries with a dusting of powdered sugar will surely be a seasonal favorite. They are available for purchase individually or as a pack of 3. Save time by utilizing Mobile Order on the Disneyland App!

Disneyland Halloween Treats
Find the seasonally scrumptious pumpkin spice Mickey beignets in New Orleans Square in Disneyland! Photo by Disney

Just as Walt Disney World hosts Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween after hours party, Disneyland puts on their own version called the Oogie Boogie Bash! Named for the notable green ghost from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, guests will find no shortage of villains at this party! Spotted so far at this year’s bash are Mother Gothel from Tangeled, Bruno from Encanto (but is he really the villain?), and Ms. Cruella de Vil herself. Ernesto de la Cruz from Coco was also found entertaining guests by interacting with the audience and even performing songs! Madam Mim from Sword in the Stone was seen along a treat trail and also interacted with passing by guests. If you’re a fan of the movie Hocus Pocus, you’ll definitely want to find Clarabelle, Minnie, and Daisy disguised as the the Sanderson Sisters!

Disneyland Oogie Boogie
Ooogie Boogie is among the villains you will encounter at Disneyland’s after hours Halloween party! Photo by Disney

There is so much to do and see during Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort! Will you have the opportunity to visit Disneyland or Disney California Adventure this season? Which experience are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo by Disney

Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!

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