• On Oct 3, 2018
    Marissa from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am going to Disneyland/California adventure next week. There is a mickeys Halloween party that day but I’m not going to it. How are crowds in DL before the party and in CA during the party?

    Hi, Marissa!

    I’m excited that you’re planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort during Halloween Time. There is so much spooky fun in the theme parks now, like fall-inspired food, decor, attractions and entertainment! This is one of my favorite times of year to explore the Happiest Place on Earth.

    Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays do tend to be popular days to visit the resort, and attendees of Mickey’s Halloween Party are able to enter the theme parks three hours prior to the start of the event. I expect crowds to grow around 4:00 p.m. as more Guests arrive to enjoy the festivities. My advice is to enter Disneyland Park as early as you can that day to experience as much morning magic as possible. Be sure to utilize Disney FASTPASS service to maximize your time and experience your must-do attractions with a shorter wait time.

    Please keep in mind that Disneyland Park will close early to the public to host Mickey’s Halloween Party (typically at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.), at which time Guests who don’t have party tickets leave the park. However, there will still be plenty of theme park thrills and chills to enjoy in Disney California Adventure Park, which will remain open for regular operating hours. Be sure to check out Cars Land, which is all decked out for the spooky season! There will likely be more Guests than usual enjoying the park that evening, but you should still be able to experience plenty of attractions and entertainment.

    I hope this information helps you plan, Marissa, and that you enjoy many boo-to-you thrills! Please feel free to write back with more questions as your spooktacular trip approaches.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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