• On Jun 21, 2017
    Gina from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, My family is in the planning stages for our Disneyland/California Adventure trip this year, and I wondered during what timeframe the park is decorated for Halloween and the holidays this season? Thank you! Gina

    Dear Gina,
    I'm so excited to know you're planning a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth for the holidays!
    Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is Spooktacularly Fantastic and the Holidays are simply Magical.
    Although Disney never announces an exact time frame as to when guests should expect to see decorations for each season adorning the grounds, I'll share some intel, based on my own experience (winky eye).
    Fall decorations usually start appearing during the second week of September.
    This includes the iconic giant-sized Mickey Jack-O-Lantern at the entrance of Main Street U.S.A.
    The Halloween festivities begin at the end of September with Mickey's Halloween Party, at which point you can expect exceptionally ghoulish details throughout the Parks, like the Haunted Mansion transformed into Jack Skellington's Halloween Town and Main Street decorated in candy corn-colored pleated bunt flags!
    Once the Halloween Celebrations are over (usually the first week in November), Disney is fast at turning the Parks into a Winter Wonderland!
    By the second week of November, Christmas decorations are generally all set-up, including the incredible Christmas Tree that welcomes guests at Town Square in Main Street U.S.A.
    All this to say, if you visit toward the very end of October and stay through the second week of November, you may have a chance to see both themes play out!
    I hope this helps.
    Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    Have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day!
    -Anabel M.
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Meet the Panelist: Anabel, California

I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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