Guests of all ages discover seasonal fun for a limited time, including ‘Halloween Screams’ at Disneyland and Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure
New separate-ticket event, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, debuts at Disney California Adventure
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2019) – Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort brings guests of all ages under its spell, with spook-tacular experiences themed especially for the season from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019.
Halloween magic enchants guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights. With seasonal attraction overlays, Halloween-themed décor and food and beverage offerings, plus encounters with dastardly Disney villains, happy haunts seem to materialize around every corner.
New this year is the after-hours, separate-ticket event, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, at Disney California Adventure. This unforgettable night of Halloween fun is packed with exclusive new entertainment, from the highly anticipated “World of Color” spectacular – “Villainous!,” to a stage show with Mickey Mouse, a mysterious Disney villains walk-through experience, and more.
Additionally, both parks feature seasonal experiences inspired by the spirit of Día de los Muertos, with Plaza de la Familia and “A Musical Celebration of Coco” at Disney California Adventure, and a colorful Day of the Dead tribute in Frontierland at Disneyland.
At Disney California Adventure
Oogie Boogie, from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” gives his twisted tale of a forever Halloween at Disney California Adventure, as his oversized silhouette beckons guests through the main entrance of the park. Guests experience new Halloween magic this year on the façade of Carthay Circle as bats swarm, energy pulses from within and projections transform the iconic tower structure with spellbinding moments. Guests may also encounter a 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman holding his jack-o’-lantern head to the sky on Buena Vista Street.
The citizens of Cars Land celebrate Halloween by turning Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams. The entire land is transformed with a special Haul-O-Ween makeover as the townsfolk of Radiator Springs don Halloween costumes and decorate their respective homes for the season. Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz and Red can be seen in “car-stume” as they get ready to go “trunk-or-treating.”
Popular Cars Land attractions transform as well: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree takes on a spooky tone as Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters gets a seasonal twist to become Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! transforms nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, bringing Halloween adventure to this popular attraction. As the sun sets, the attraction’s exterior goes dark and then suddenly powers back up with lighting effects, a signal that something has gone awry. The Guardians have successfully escaped The Collector’s Fortress, but have accidentally left Groot behind. Guests help Rocket distract the creatures on the loose so he can rescue Groot in this exciting seasonal overlay.
Plaza de la Familia also returns to Paradise Gardens Park (through Nov. 3), for a celebration inspired by the spirit of Día de los Muertos. This immersive and festive experience celebrates Disney and Pixar’s beloved film, “Coco,” and the everlasting bonds of family with exciting live entertainment, craft making, delicious food, interactive experiences and special merchandise.
Several times daily, “A Musical Celebration of Coco” brings together the traveling Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia. Singing host Mateo is joined by the Grammy® Award-winning Mariachi Divas, authentic folklórico dancers and townspeople from Coco’s Land of the Dead in this festive performance. The troupe is joined by the adventurous Miguel, who is brought to life in a whimsical style inspired by Mexican folk art. The group entertains guests with beloved songs from the film, transporting everyone into the story of young Miguel’s fantastical journey.
New this year, guests will have the opportunity to take photos and make new memories with Miguel, when he and his performer appear between shows at a beautiful artistic mural entitled, “Recuérdame” (“Remember Me”). Named after the iconic song from the film, “Coco”, the evocative mural depicts the themes touched on by the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia in “A Musical Celebration of Coco” and celebrates Miguel’s beloved family in Santa Cecilia and the Land of the Dead.
The Halloween fun continues at Disneyland, where guests enjoy beautiful décor on Main Street, U.S.A., including a giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern.
Haunted Mansion, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this summer, transforms into its annual holiday theme – Haunted Mansion Holiday – inspired by the Walt Disney Pictures classic “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The seasonal attraction celebrates the collision between Halloween and Christmas as Jack Skellington offers his unique take on the holidays.
And for the first time in nearly a decade, all guests visiting Disneyland during the Halloween season will get to enjoy a version of the supernatural projection and special effects show – “Halloween Screams.” This nighttime spectacular, a fan favorite most recently shown at after-hours Halloween parties at Disneyland, adds to the spooky fun of the season and is hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington. On weekend nights, “Halloween Screams” will go sky high as the show is enhanced with fireworks.
Additionally, to commemorate the celebration of Day of the Dead, guests will encounter the colorful Día de los Muertos tribute in Frontierland, an exhibit that features a musical trio of iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and other decorative items.
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party*
The new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party adds to the spooky fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Oogie Boogie Bash, which takes the place of Mickey’s Halloween Party, begins Sept. 17 for 20 select nights at Disney California Adventure. At Oogie Boogie Bash, Oogie Boogie casts his spell and summons the Disney villains to scare up some thrilling surprises.
Highlights of this new separate-ticket event include the new “World of Color” show, “Villainous!”, a transformed Redwood Creek Challenge Trail experience called Villains Grove, immersive treat trails, the “Frightfully Fun Parade”, “Mickey’s Trick and Treat” show, the DescenDANCE party, character encounters, and more.
For additional details and to purchase tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, guests may visit Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty.
At the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and the Downtown Disney District
Spooky fun and full of delight, the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and the Downtown Disney District also get in the spirit with tasty treats, themed displays and ghostly entertainment, all sure-fire ways to extend the Halloween Time experience – before, during or after a great day at the parks. At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, guests may be spellbound by the large confectionary sculpture of Oogie Boogie in the lobby and can enjoy sweets from the Halloween holiday cart. At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, three-dimensional artwork of Ursula and her tentacles will envelop the lobby, while the Disneyland Hotel pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion with themed décor. Hotel guests will have a howling good time with complimentary trick-or-treat festivities on select days at all three hotels. For the latest hotel offers, guests may check https://Disneyland.com/hotels.
For eerie musical entertainment, a capella performers stroll throughout Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Downtown Disney District harmonizing tunes such as “I Put a Spell on You” and “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” Guests at the Downtown Disney District, will also enjoy seeing artistic candy-inspired pumpkin displays throughout the promenade’s planters.
For more information about Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com/Halloween.
*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for a commercial purpose. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress for restrictions. Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.
About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.