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Halloween Traditions at Disneyland + Giveaway

See how contributor, Melanie, makes Halloween traditions at Disneyland.

One thing is very clear about the Walshes — we are a Disney family. We’ve had some amazing Disney vacations and countless adventures to our castle away from home.

Halloween Traditions at Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort has become part of our holiday tradition. Most recently, we were able to visit Mickey’s Halloween Party, a themed special-ticket event part of the Halloween Time celebrations. There are treat stations for trick-or-treaters of all ages, themed rides/attractions, plus all the traditional fun of a trip to Disneyland. All of it rolls up into Halloween memories we will cherish forever, and makes for Halloween traditions at Disneyland that we won’t forget.!

When we think of making holiday traditions, it’s normally Christmas that comes to mind. Yet, Halloween has a specialness all its own thanks to many years of memories during this ghoulishly good time.

Halloween Traditions at Disneyland

If you’re looking to make some Halloween family traditions, try these suggestions at the Disneyland Resort:

Dress the Part: Children will want to put on their pirate or princess best for a trip to Disneyland. Outside of Mickey’s Halloween Party, adults may not wear costumes into the parks. Show your seasonal spirit with a Nightmare Before Christmas tee or try Disney Bounding as your favorite villain.

Looking to make some Halloween traditions with your family? Try these Halloween Traditions at Disneyland from the Walsh family.

Cuddle the Characters: Speaking of villains, don’t forget to take lots of pictures of yourself with the villains who make special appearances this time of year. They also take center stage…or is it street…as the villains descend on Main Street for the Frightfully Fun Parade during Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Looking to make some Halloween traditions with your family? Try these Halloween Traditions at Disneyland from the Walsh family.

Eat the Treats: Disneyland may be the Happiest Place on Earth, but it’s also the yummiest. Halloween Time offers all your favorite fall flavors with new holiday offerings each year. Check the Disney Parks Blog for more info on what to drool over. Every year I’ve check out the candy apples and marshmallow pops. So yummy!

Copy the Decor: As you stroll down Main Street and through the various lands, snap picks of your favorite holiday decor. Once you’re back home, use your photos as inspiration for some awesome Halloween decorations that will keep your visit fresh in your mind. Try this Copy Cat DIY Mickey Halloween Wreath.

Looking to make some Halloween traditions with your family? Try these Halloween Traditions at Disneyland from the Walsh family.

Photo Credit: Disneyland

Don’t Miss the Themed Thrills: For the 15th year, the Haunted Mansion has been transformed into Halloween Town. Check out Jack Skellington and the newly added Sally in this holiday must-do. You’ll also want to bravely race through Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy.

Looking to make some Halloween traditions with your family? Try these Halloween Traditions at Disneyland from the Walsh family.

Drop in One Last Time: Make your final reservation for Twilight Zone’s Tower of Tower. The final check-in is scheduled for January 2nd, with the new attraction Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT set to be free-falling next summer. Whereas most traditions involve doing the same thing annually, you’ll want to make sure your Halloween Time fun includes any limited attractions.

Looking to make some Halloween traditions with your family? Try these Halloween Traditions at Disneyland from the Walsh family.

Knowing how special Disney is to families, I’m extra excited to share a giveaway with yours. One lucky family will receive four (4) Park Hopper Tickets to enjoy Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. But you’ll need to act fast. This flash giveaway ends on October 16th and tickets need to be used by November 1, 2016. Please note that these tickets do not include admission into the sold-out Mickey’s Halloween Party.

Looking to make some Halloween traditions with your family? Try these Halloween Traditions at Disneyland from the Walsh family.

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53 thoughts on “Halloween Traditions at Disneyland + Giveaway”

  1. michael walsh says:

    How cool. Disney is magical

  2. Maryann Peik says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Maryann Peik says:

    Favorite holiday tradition is to make caramel apples.

  4. Linda says:

    Our favorite Halloween tradition is pumpkin carving night that we do we our entire family.

  5. Sarah. Chaney says:

    Our favorite Halloween tradition is our family pumpkin carving contest. We always have a great time!

  6. Khristine Gappmayer says:

    I’ve been taking our girls and their friends trick or treating in our neighborhood since they were little. One of our neighbors, also happens to be their dance directors at their studio. She always makes them something special, like a special Halloween cupcake or cookies. The girls would never miss a trip to the Rosenbergs! After scouring the neighborhood for treats, it’s time to walk to our local Ruby’s to have another Halloween tradition, the best Ruby’s ice cream shakes. Then the girls dump all their loot on the table to trade candies with each other. I love this part of their Halloween! I truly wish the girls will never outgrow this. It breaks my heart to think that one day, I’ll no longer be doing this with them. Khristine G.

  7. Elena says:

    My favorite tradition is trick or treating

  8. bernie wallace says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is going on Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  9. Jocelyn Renteria says:

    How fun! My daughter would love this.

  10. Steve Weber says:

    We usually go to a concert and dress up!

  11. jung park says:

    pumpkin patch!

  12. livivua says:

    Our favorite is halloween face and dress up!

  13. Michelle H. says:

    I like making a special meal for my family.

  14. Andrea M says:

    Our favorite tradition is trick or treating with our two little ones.

  15. Carrie S. says:

    We love to participate in costume contests and trunk or treat ????

  16. Estefania says:

    Wow this looks like so much fun! I have never gone during the Halloween time and I know my family would love it. Great pictures

  17. Wehaf says:

    I love carving jack-o-lanterns!

  18. Cindy Brooks says:

    I love seeing all the creative costumes!

  19. Will G says:

    I don’t really have one any more… I used to like to go out trick r treating.

  20. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    We love making our own costumes with our kids.

  21. lisa kay says:

    Our favorite is the Decorating!
    We have tons of totes full of Halloween decor!

  22. Erin Ellis says:

    My favorite Halloween tradition is going to our favorite pumpkin patch in Temecula. They have animals to pet, pig races, and tons of fun. My kids love it!
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

  23. Paul Chylinski says:

    My favorite Halloween tradition is our dress up day at the High School I teach at. I love seeing our large “kids” flash back to being kids again and dressing up with wild abandon. I also love watching what the Walsh family are doing on Halloween, I stalk them on a regular basis.

  24. Michelle says:

    We love doing pumpkin carving contests! It gets us involved with the neighborhood and gets us all looking festive.

  25. Amber says:

    My favorite Halloween tradition is decorating the house & yard for Halloween with the kids. They always look forward to it each and every year.

  26. Maryannb says:

    I love decorating and baking

  27. natasha lamoreux says:

    Our tradition include trick or treating in their costumes and we always get together with grandma and grampa.

  28. Amy Becerra says:

    This is such a great giveaway so happy I just discovered your blog. I have a 4 year old who has been begging to “go see Minnie” and this would be so wonderful =) She is the light of my life and I’ve just never had the financial means to take her to this magical place. Thank you for the opportunity =)

  29. Regina woodson says:

    We love the holidays at the park. This year will be the second time at Mickeys Halloween party! Christmas is amazing too!!

  30. Wendy R. says:

    We like to go all out for Halloween! Costumes, party, etc. It’s a great holiday.

  31. Soha Molina says:

    I LOVE watching scary movies all month.

  32. Aejg1229 says:

    Matching costumes and matching theme party!

  33. Laura m says:

    We love trick or treating and watching Halloween town!

  34. cas says:

    trick or treating is my favorite.

  35. Chad M says:

    My two-year-old nephew is all about pumpkins this year, so my new favorite tradition is visiting the pumpkin patch. He would be thrilled at a chance to see Disneyland decked out with jack-o-lanters!

  36. Erin Cox says:

    Packing OCC shoeboxes!

  37. Allison says:

    I love sitting out on Halloween evening with the neighbors and projecting a movie on the garage!

  38. Stephanie Grant says:

    My favorite Halloween tradition is having a yearly Halloween party for the kids and their friends and family.

  39. Jordan Troublefield says:

    Hay rides at the Pumpkin patch!!

  40. Sarah Gillespie says:

    My favorite Halloween tradition is a pizza dinner before trick or treating! Thank you SO MUCH for the chance to win!

  41. Carey B says:

    Wheel of Disneyland and all the fall decorations. thanks for the opportunity ????

  42. Fiona N says:

    My favorite Halloween tradition is taking my kid and nieces for trick or treat, and pumpkin patch
    Thank You

  43. Noreen says:

    We make caramel apples from scratch every year. My oldest daughter just got braces so no Carmel apples this year, instead we will make a a caramel apple pie instead.

  44. Shannon says:

    Our favorite Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins! We’re not very good, but boy do we have fun. ????

  45. Tayde says:

    My favorite tradition is getting everyone dressed up in costumes that I made. I love watching everyone have fun and get together to eat and go trick or treating.

  46. Julie L says:

    I love watching “Hocus Pocus” and going with my family to one of the neighborhoods that decorates intensely!

  47. Heather Toller says:

    We like to watch Nightmare Before Christmas.

  48. ILona B. says:

    We go Trick or Treating and have Pizza for Dinner. Kids and Family sing me Happy Birthday since Halloween is also my birthday.

  49. Kathleen S. says:

    My fave tradition is decorating my office at work for Halloween. My coworkers and the kids I work with love it!

  50. Michelle Richardson says:

    My favorite halloween tradition is making our own costumes each year!

  51. Denise R says:

    We love visiting a bunch of pumpkin patches!

  52. Devon F says:

    Our favorite Halloween tradition is Mickey’s Halloween Party! So much fun!

  53. Lora B. says:

    “Booing” our neighbors with a Halloween treat is a favorite tradition!

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