My favorite time of year, Halloween, is just around the corner. In the magical world of Disneyland, Halloween has already taken over the park. Last weekend I got to visit Disneyland for the first time. Day one of my trip was also the first day of Halloween for their season, my timing was perfect! I was there with a bunch of amazing ladies celebrating my friend Ellena’s bachelorette. Ellena has been to Disneyland so many times, she is basically a local. Which means she knew how to visit Disneyland like a boss! She made sure to point out all the new Halloween goodies in Disney California Adventure Park. See my list of 7 NEW Halloween Disneyland California Adventure Park magical delights you need to see.
New Halloween Disneyland California Adventure Park must-sees
1. Oogie Boogie
His dark silhouette sets the scene at the entrance of the park. Surrounded by bats in front of a full moon he is the start of all the spooky things to be seen in the park. At night he truly comes to life. As he awakens, the park wakes up too; all the lights and music turn on along the streets.
2. Carthay Circle’s Bell Tower home to a cloud of bats
As I walked towards the tower the street poles are decorated with bats and the trees are filled with purple lights. All of it leads to the tower with bats swarming at the top. At night it is lit purple with spooky music to set the mood.
3. The Headless Horseman
I found him in all his headless glory on Buena Vista Street. Once night falls his Jack-o-lantern head and horse’s eyes glow red.
4. Happy Haul-O-Ween at Cars Land
Halloween has really taken over here! Everywhere I looked there were creative, bold, or subtle Halloween decorations. Each Cars character had their own costume, so many great photo opportunities!
5. Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree (Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree)
Mater sings toe-tapping Halloween songs including; “Welcome to Radiator Screams,” and “Monster Truck Smash”. The ride is decorated with a superhero theme and features spooky tombstones (my favorite was Rust in Peace).
6. Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween (Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters)
The ride had festive new music for the season; “Terror-antella,” and “The Chop Top of Carsoli”
7. Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.
Once the sun sets this ride storyline changes completely. Monsters come out and take over the tower. It was our job to act as bait to help Rocket save baby Groot.
8. Disney California Adventure Park – Halloween Treats and Eats
My favorite treat was this Spoke-y Cone Macaron filled with candy corn from the Cozy Cone Motel. Other treats were the Poison Apple-Tini (Adult drink) with a glowing poison green apple ice cube at Carthay Circle Restaurant, the Sleepy Hollow Cupcake from Fiddler, Fifer, & Practical Café, the Car-achnid Pot Pie with a butter-crust spider at Flo’s V8 café, and more!
Pin Me for Later!
Disney California Adventure Park in the day is full of Halloween fun but at night it gets delightfully spooky. Halloween is celebrated from September 15 to October 31 at the Park. Check it out if you dare!
To see all the sights, sounds, and a closer look at all the Halloween attractions listed here watch the video below. Plus there is bonus content at the end (this year’s Haunted Mansion Gingerbread house).