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Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017

posted by Kimberly Fidler
Monday Jul. 17, 2017
UPDATED: August 25, 2017. Changes are coming to the spookiest season at the Disneyland Resort. Find out what’s new, what's staying and all of the Halloween changes at Disneyland 2017. 

Mickey Pumpkin Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017

Halloween at the Disneyland Resort is one of our favorite times of the year to visit. Giant pumpkins, seasonal treats and scarily fun overlays have always made it magical! A few changes and additions to the fall festivities were announced at this year’s D23 Expo. We were so excited to be there to hear the news first hand, but are even more excited to share that news with you now. Here’s everything you need to know about the Halloween changes at Disneyland 2017.

Disneyland Halloween Time 2017 Dates

The eerie celebration officially begins on September 15, 2017.  All decorations and ride overlays will be ready for guests starting on September 15th and run through October 31st. It’s the perfect time to bring your grim, grinning ghosts!

Halloween at Disney California Adventure Park

Oogie Boogie is taking over Disney California Adventure Park.

Oogie Boogie Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017
Image credit: ©Disney Disney Parks Blog

In one of our most exciting Halloween changes at Disneyland 2017, Disney California Adventure Park will join in on the Halloween Time fun! The park will feature new holiday décor, including the towering silhouette of Oogie Boogie. Oogie Boogie will be causing a fright in Disney California Adventure Park. The fiend has risen from the darkness to demand that Halloween last forever. Only a dice roll away is the Headless Horseman statue on Buena Vista Street. If those two don’t have chills running down your spine, the swarms of black bats around Carthay Circle’s Bell Tower will. The scary fun may leave you wishing Halloween did last forever at Disney California Adventure. And at the very least, these will be some seriously spooky-fun photo opts!

Radiator Springs will become Radiator Screams.

Cars Land Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017
©Disney Image credit: Disney Parks Blog

Buena Vista Street isn’t the only place getting a makeover during Halloween in Disneyland this year. Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park will showcase some frighteningly delightful fun starting this fall. A happy Haul-o-Ween theme is one of the biggest Halloween changes at Disneyland 2017, cars-tumes included. After you’ve seen Super Hero Lightning and Vampire Mater, go for a seasonal spin on Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters or Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. Both will feature new music and décor exclusive to the holiday. 

Radiator Screams Changes at Disneyland 2017
©Disney Image credit: Disney Parks Blog

JUST ANNOUNCED - August 25, 2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! will be joining in on the Halloween Time fun. As the sun sets each night from September 15 - October 31st, the ride will become Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark. Rocket has realized that in your escape, Groot was left behind. You'll join him as you journey back to the Collector's Fortress, where the released monsters and creatures are waiting for you. 

We cannot wait to try this new experience on one of our favorite rides! Disney hasn't released whether the ride will require closure to implement the overlay. As always, we'll let you know as soon as it's been announced. 

Halloween Time at Disneyland Park 2017

Halloween Time at Disneyland 2017 brings back classic attractions.

We're so happy to learn that there will be very few Halloween changes at Disneyland 2017. These classic Halloween Disneyland attractions will be back; Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, the Pumpkin Festival on Main Street and the Dia de los Muertos in Frontierland. Of course, you'll also be able to find seasonal menu items and fall decor throughout Disneyland Park as well.

Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017 Sally on Haunted Mansion

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017 Dates and Information

Mickey’s Halloween Party begins on September 20th.

Everyone’s favorite party is starting even earlier this year, with tickets going on sale July 24th and the first party being held on September 20, 2017. Remember, this is a private ticketed event, not included with your regular theme park admission. The event will be held at Disneyland Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the last two weeks in September. Then, it will be held every Tuesday and Friday each week of October, with the final party being held on October 31st. This in itself is a pretty big change. Last year, the party was held three nights each week, and this year, most weeks will only have two party choices.

Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017 Dia de los Muertos

Mickey’s Halloween Party now includes PhotoPass. Now you can capture all of your not-so-scary memories at Mickey’s Halloween Party! All PhotoPass pictures taken during the event will be available to you afterwards with unlimited PhotoPass downloads. That means you’ll have plenty of pictures to remember your little ones racing from the trick-or-treat stations and their first moments with some dastardly villains. 

Jafar Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017

Mickey’s Halloween Party Tickets now include entry to both parks before the event. This is another one of the big Halloween changes at Disneyland 2017. Mickey's Halloween party is still being held at Disneyland Park, but guests with party tickets can visit either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure up to three hours before the event start time. Previous years only allowed you admission to Disneyland three hours early since that’s where Mickey’s Halloween Party is held. This is a good time to remind you that Disneyland will close early for each party. If you don’t have a Mickey's Halloween Party ticket, make sure you have a Park Hopper to hop over to Disney California Adventure to finish your night. If you have a 1-Park per Day ticket, just make sure to plan your days at each park accordingly. 

Whether you attend Mickey's Halloween Party or not, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is absolutely magical, with tricks and treats around every corner. We are so excited for the holiday to expand into Disney California Adventure Park this year! From seeing Oogie Boogie to taking a not-so-scary spin on Luigi’s Rollickin’ Rollercoasters, we can’t wait. 

Treat Halloween Changes at Disneyland 2017

To be the first to experience the frightening additions, book your Disneyland vacation now! Halloween in Disneyland is one of the most popular times of the year, which means you want to book early for the best price and availability. Combine our discount Disneyland tickets with reduced hotel rates to save the most on your fall Disneyland trip. Book online or give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY. We know you’ll find a scream of a deal! 

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Heaven on July 22, 2017 at 4:33 PM
Love this!! Thank you for all the updates.
Valarie Swensen on July 23, 2017 at 4:55 PM
Always want to attend Disneyland at Halloween since they started doing Halloween. At 65 maybe I can win a trip.
kris on July 27, 2017 at 4:25 PM
Are the candy stations going to be at Disneyland only or at both parks?
Get Away Today on July 27, 2017 at 4:47 PM
Hi Kris, The candy stations will only be in Disneyland during Mickey's Halloween Party. :)
Chrissy on August 5, 2017 at 3:02 PM
do you know what day they change from summer to fall decor?
Get Away Today on August 7, 2017 at 8:24 AM
Hi Chrissy! They will officially have all fall/Halloween decor up on September 15th. You may see a few decorations begin to appear before then, but the official start of Halloween Time is September 15th this year.
Sandie on September 3, 2017 at 11:22 AM
What is the extra cost to go to Mickey's Halloween party besides the admission into the park ?
Get Away Today on September 6, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Hi Sandie! Tickets range from $105 to $120 per person, depending on the party you go to. For pricing, and to buy your Halloween Party tickets, visit
Jhonny Agostino on September 9, 2017 at 6:46 PM
Ciao mannaggia che me lo sono perso infatti sono tornato da Disneyland Park proprio il 5 settembre e ho visto l'annuncio della attrazione La casa dei fantasmi che apre appunto il 15 settembre che ? un venerd? e anche space Mountain era chiusa per l'evento . Ragazzi divertitevi e soprattutto Happy Happy halloweeeeeennn!!!!!
Jhonny Agostino on September 9, 2017 at 6:49 PM
Mi raccomando divertitevi anche per me
Samantha on September 21, 2017 at 10:28 PM
What's the earliest you can go in to the park with Mickeys Halloween Party ticket?
Get Away Today on September 22, 2017 at 8:50 AM
Hi Samantha! You'll be able to get into the park three hours before the event begins. For weeknight Halloween Parties, you'll be able to get in around 3pm. For weekend Halloween Parties, you'll be able to get in around 4pm. We highly suggest checking the start time for your party as that is always subject to change. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Julie on October 3, 2017 at 8:13 AM
We have tickets to Mickeys Halloween Party this month. So Photopass is included just for hours of Party we purchased tickets for? Can you explain how Photopass works?
Get Away Today on October 3, 2017 at 12:12 PM
Hi Julie, Yes, PhotoPass is included for the hours of the party only. This article talks about PhotoPass, how it works and what's included. :)
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