Mickey’s Halloween Party

Mickey's Halloween Party

Last Friday, we had the pleasure of attending “Mickey’s Halloween Party” at Disneyland.  This event has been re-named as it was previously called, “Mickey’s Treat”, and was held at Disney’s California Adventure Park for the past few years.  This was our third year attending the “Halloween Themed Event”.  We didn’t attend last year, as Angry Kid was sick.

The event started at 7pm, and we lined up at the main gates of Disneyland around 6:45.  The lines were getting long, but the employees were trying to get the regular Disneyland guests out of the park before the Halloween Party started.  Mickey’s Halloween Party is a special event and it requires a separate ticket.  It was quite chaotic, as the park closes at 7pm, and Mickey’s Halloween Party starts at 7pm.  There was a lot of shuffling going on, and it took some time getting through the gate.

While waiting for entry into Disneyland, Angry Husband took some time re-applying Angry Kid’s makeup.  He was quite OCD about that make-up.  Angry Husband took Angry Kid costume shopping that day.  Angry Kid already had a costume, but it was way too hot for our current weather predicted for the weekend.  I think the costume, was totally inspired by Angry Husband.

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When we finally made our way into the park, we headed for some food. We sat in traffic on the way to Disneyland, and we needed to get some grub.  After enjoying some tasty hot dogs (husband’s choice), we headed towards Frontierland for some Trick or Treating.  Angry Kid had his bucket ready for candy.  We figured that it would be better to start with the trick or treating and then we could relax and enjoy ourselves.

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Angry Kid was posing while we were waiting in line for more candy stops.  The line for Trick or Treating got pretty long in Frontierland.  It basically was one long chain that wrapped around and then ended at Pirates of the Caribbean.  Seriously, Angry Kid has so much candy, that it was a perfect place to end.

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After Trick or Treating, we headed towards the Haunted Mansion.  The Haunted Mansion is decorated with a “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme for the Holidays. The decorations are amazing.  After going on The Haunted Mansion, we headed towards Tomorrowland to meet-up with Kelly and her family.  I ended up going on Ghost Galaxy with Kelly and her son, while Angry Husband took Angry Kid on some rides.  Angry Kid has been on Space Mountain’s Ghost Galaxy before, but I can tell he was a little scared to go this time.

After going on the rides, we head towards Main St., and saw The Halloween Screams Fireworks show. This fireworks show is only occurring during Mickey’s Halloween Party.  I was able to see last year’s show which was awesome.  This was Angry Husband’s first time seeing the fireworks show and he loved it.  Seriously, Disneyland puts on the best fireworks shows.

After the fireworks ended, we headed home.  Angry Kid had school earlier in the day, and he was barely awake.  Before we got into the car, we stopped and took a “make-up removal break”.  Angry Husband did a great job putting on and removing the make-up.  It was quite a task.  Angry Kid fell asleep in his carseat on the way home with a great big smile on his face.

It has been almost four days since we attended the event, and Angry Kid hasn’t even asked about the candy.  He is funny like that.  He wants tons and tons of candy, but he rarely eats it.  Angry Husband and I have a secret stash in the freezer.

Disclosure: We were provided tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party by the Disneyland resort.  Mickey’s Halloween Party will be going on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Halloween Day during the month of October.  The ticket prices range from $49-$59, with some discounts for Annual Passholders.  You can get more information about tickets on their web site.

11 comments
Shari@Tales from the Sippy Cup
Shari@Tales from the Sippy Cup

LOVE it! We are taking the little man to Disneyland next week for the first time. He's turning 2 so this should be very interesting!

Bethany
Bethany

That's awesome- how fun that must have been :) I've been craving candy the past couple days. Need me some sugar!

Amanda
Amanda

I can't believe they are only doing Halloween Screams Fireworks for the Mickey party-goers this year. That stinks compared to last year. Do you know why? I don't know if it's as worth going this year to HalloweenTime now.

Natalie
Natalie

That looks like so much fun! My SIL is taking Tater this weekend and now I'm jealous I'm gonna miss it ;)

Stephanie R
Stephanie R

WOW! Ive never been to Disney at Halloween it looks like amazing fun! And I LOVE your sons costume! SO cute!

Sara at Saving For Someday
Sara at Saving For Someday

Sounds like a lot of fun! We went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World just a few days ago and it's a ton of fun too. They do entry differently there though, which makes it much easier -- they allow those with the separate MNSSHP ticket to begin entering the park at 4pm. You're given a wristband and between 630 and 7pm the cast members begin clearing the park of non-wristband wearers. The ride overlays and the fun photopass ops make going to the party that much more fun. And the special fireworks at WDW are amazing and spectacular too. So glad you got to go and have so much fun!

MamaOnDaGo
MamaOnDaGo

Just took the kids to Disneyland. I was debating about taking them to the Halloween festivities. Sounds like it'd be fun for the 3 year old. The 1 year old could probably care less.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I'm not sure why. Maybe it is too expensive? It makes no sense because Halloween and the fireworks show brought in lots of revenue last year.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

It was very fun. I love all the Holidays and decor at Disneyland.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I thought that they were allowing Mickey's Halloween Party people in early, but it didn't appear so. Or else it was just chaos because of the first day.

Amanda
Amanda

Yeah, makes no sense to me because I see "Remember.. Dreams Come True" scheduled during Halloweentime. I love that show, but I've seen it about 20 times. I loved Halloween Screams last year. :(