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

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    We are going to be going beginning of October with a 2.5 year old! Will the Halloween themed decorations be scary for him? I'm particularly concerned how decorated the characters in cars land will be- those are his favorites! thanks!

    Hello, Alicia! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    My daughter’s first visit to the Disneyland Resort was when she was just about 2 and half years old and it also happened to be during Halloween Time. She had a delightful time and wasn’t spooked by any of the decorations around the parks. There’s definitely more to see and do now that Disney California Adventure Park has more seasonal offerings, but nearly every bit of Halloween fun at both parks is family friendly. This includes our friends from Radiator Springs dressed up in their Halloween costumes. The only costume that might be a tad questionable is Mater’s vampire costume because it features fangs. But it’s pretty tame and definitely not gory or ghoulish. The other costumes are Lightning McQueen as a super hero, Red as a clown, DJ as a punk rocker, and Cruz as a pirate (if she returns this year). 

    Most of the other décor around the parks is focused on fall foliage, pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns, autumn-inspired bunting, and other seasonal tidbits. If your son is a bit timid, I would shy away from the statue of the headless horseman in front of Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park and possibly avoid Haunted Mansion Holiday. Take a look at the video on Halloween Time attached to this answer to see if any of the décor might be a bit too scary. I can assure you though that during the daytime the parks are peaceful and fun and your little one will have a great time!

    If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to stop by again. See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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