This may be the last year Mickey’s Halloween Party takes place at Disneyland. To make the transition easier, there are some great Halloween overlays and decorations coming to California Adventure.
Buena Vista Street
We still miss the original entrance to California Adventure, but the current gate will have quite a transformation. Oogie Boogie from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” will tower over the main entrance, bringing the Halloween spirit to all of California Adventure.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark
Each night from September 15 – October 31 Guardians of the Galaxy will transform with new scenes and new music. Mission: BREAKOUT! ends with Rocket saving his friends and escaping the Collector’s Fortress. Unfortunately, they leave Groot behind… Now Rocket has to go back and distract all the monsters that are now free inside the fortress to get Groot out.
At sundown, the fortress will go dark, alarms will sound, and the Fortress will have all new lighting. As you walk in the lobby, you will see pure chaos with creatures running around outside of their cages. Tivan’s assistant Apheta will reassure guests that everything will be fine, but you will still be in for a wild ride. With a new 1970’s-style punk rock song, this Halloween overlay will definitely be an exciting one.
Cars Land is getting its own special Haul-O-Ween overlay this year. Many of our favorite characters will be dressed up to go “trunk-or-treating.” After passing Scary the Scarecar standing guard to Radiator Screams, you can visit Fillmore’s Jack-Oil Lanterns, see web spun over Flo’s, and the Cozy Cone dressed up in car-stumes.
Día De Los Muertos
In honor of the upcoming Disney Animation Studios film “Coco”, California Adventure will also be celebrating Día de los Muertos. With musicians and dancers, special décor and food, and activities, you will definitely be able to get in the spirit of Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
Disneyland won’t be forgotten though. With the return of Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday, guests will have plenty of ghoulish delights. Mickey’s Halloween Party will be a great activity for kids of all ages with trick-or-treating, “Halloween Screams” fireworks and the “Frightfully Fun Parade.”