• On Jan 19, 2018
    Tracy from NM Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a trip to Disneyland in October this year for my daughter's 18th birthday. I was thinking a couple weekends prior to Halloween. What should I expect for the crowds?

    Hi, Tracy!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. A spooktacular 18th birthday celebration at the Happiest Place on Earth sounds like a wonderful plan! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is one of my favorite special events. From Haunted Mansion Holiday in Disneyland Park to Guardians of the Galaxy -- Monsters After Dark in Disney California Adventure Park, there are so many spooky limited-time touches to enjoy in both theme parks. 

    October has become quite a popular month to visit the resort due to all the fiendish fun available, including Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate ticketed event offered on select nights throughout the month. You can expect crowds to be heavier than average during your visit, particularly on Saturday. However, never fear! With the help of Disney FASTPASS and Disney MaxPass, you can spend less time waiting in line and more time enjoying all the fall-inspired food, decor, attractions and entertainment! 

    Be sure to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your daughter at City Hall in Disneyland Park or at Guest Services in Disney California Adventure Park. It can be customized with a name so the birthday girl will receive personalized birthday wishes from Cast Members and fellow Guests all day! If you have any table-service meals planned, let your server know you’re celebrating a birthday because you may receive some extra magic during your dining experience. I hope this helps, Tracy, and that you have a pixie-dusted vacation celebrating your daughter's milestone birthday! Please visit us again with any other planning questions you may have.

    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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