My family got the chance to visit Disneyland this past weekend, to experience their yearly Mickey’s Halloween Party. This is one of my favorite times of the year at Disneyland. It feels like the first big foray into fall and the holiday season, and I love the way Disney does Halloween in a way that it scary but not TOO scary. Trick-or-treating in costume across Disneyland? Yes, please.

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The boys had a football game that Mark was coaching, so it was just me and the girls for the evening. Well, me, the girls, and a bunch of our friends . . .

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The kids got to meet several villains, which is a fun departure from the  usual sweet princess meet-ups. It felt like the entire park was transformed. And almost everyone at the park was dressed in costume, even the adults. 

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India dressed up as a hippie, and Karis was Elsa from Frozen.

We ate at the PCH Grill before hitting the park.

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Mickey’s Halloween Party is fun for the whole family. loved the dance parties with Monsters U, and being able to trick-or-treat throughout the park. There are a couple attractions that are really fun during Halloween at Disneyland. Of course, theHaunted Mansion Holiday is taken over by Jack Skellington, from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is one of my favorite movies so I love that transformation. Space Mountain also gets a makeover into a scary Ghost Galaxy. 

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We ended our night with the Paint the Night Parade and the Halloween fireworks show, which features music and villains from many of our Disney favorites.

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Halloween Time season began Sept. 12 and goes through Nov. 1, with the parks decked out for fun. Mickey’s Halloween Party in the park after hours from September 25 – October 31st. The festivities include Halloween Screams fireworks, Paint the Night Parade performances, trick-or-treating at 50 locations throughout the park. Purchase advance tickets starting at $69 here