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  • On Aug 25, 2023
    Raquel from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Tiffanie, my husband and I are going to be going to Disneyland and DCA October 21-23rd. What are some fun things happening in the parks during that time that you'd recommend we do?

    Seasonings Greetings, Raquel! 

    A warm Autumn welcome to planDisney! Thank you so much for sending your vacation planning question my way! 

    I am so excited that you and your husband are planning a visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth” in late October. You’re coming during one of my favorite seasons, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much scary good fun this time of year. Let me tell you some of my must-dos! 

    At Disneyland Park, be sure to take a photo in front of Blinky, the giant Mickey Pumpkin on Main Street, U.S.A.! In Frontierland, you'll find a Día de los Muertos tribute at El Zócalo Park! Next, head to Haunted Mansion Holiday to see how Jack has decked the halls in a mashup of Halloween meets Holiday decor. And do not forget to end the night watching the Halloween Screams Fireworks spectacular! 

    Over at Disney California Adventure Park, be sure to check out Plaza de Familia! There, you’ll enjoy seasonal cuisine at Paradise Garden Grill, music at Paradise Garden Bandstand and A Musical Celebration of Coco at Paradise Gardens Park. While there, don’t forget to visit the Memory Wall where you can honor loved ones who have passed away by writing their name on a provided card and placing it on the wall. 

    Next, head over to Cars Land! It’s been transformed into Radiator Screams! You’ll find Lightning McQueen and Mater in Costume. Plus, you can enjoy seasonal attractions like Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi's Honkin' Haul-O-Ween.

    Last, but certainly not least, head to Avengers Campus to experience Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT and Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark! The fun twist on the classic version of the ride is only available late afternoons and evenings. So, you can view the collection of Taneleer Tivan during the day and then head back after dark for some more scary good fun! And, these two attractions are considered two separate experiences in the Genie+ system! So, if you’re using Genie+ during your visit, be sure to book a Lightning Lane return time for each version! 

    I hope this helps! If you have any more questions before your trip or you want my top dining recommendations, please head back to planDisney and submit another question! 

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Meet the Panelist: Tiffanie, California

Greetings from San Diego, CA! I'm a wife, cat mom and Disney-loving "childfree millennial." I've traveled all around the world, but my favorite place to visit is "The Happiest Place on Earth!" I've been going to the Disneyland Resort for over 25 years. Each time I step through the turnstiles to enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy, I feel the magic of Walt Disney's original park. I can't wait to answer your questions and help you experience all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer! Learn More About Tiffanie

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