• On Jan 13, 2020
    Sarah from BC 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.

    I am trying to figure out when the Parks start to be decorated for Halloween...when Halloween comes down and Christmas goes up. Is it possible to see both Halloween and some of Christmas within a one-week span?

    Hello Sarah!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We’re so glad you’ve come back to visit us!

    Halloween and Christmas time at the Disneyland Resort are my favorite times of the year for sure! The exact dates for decorations vary from year to year and it’s hard to know exactly when they will go up until official dates are announced. From my experience in the past, Halloween decorations start early September and Christmas decorations start to go up the week before Halloween is over and things are in full swing by the second or third week in November. In the past I have seen Critter Country, Mickey’s Toontown and New Orleans Square get decorations before Halloween. I would definitely stay in touch with the Disney Parks Blog as you will hear it first from there. 

    I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The week after Halloween is one of the best weeks to visit the Disneyland Resort. It’s a little bit calmer because everyone has visited for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort and even more people are waiting for the official start of Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. As Jack Skellington might say, its when two holidays collide! A good strategy might be to get there a day or two before Halloween so you can get the full Halloween experience including the Mickey Mouse Pumpkin on Main Street U.S.A. and Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure Park. Then, you will get some of the Christmas fun after Halloween because as soon as Halloween is over, the incredible Cast Members are hard at work to transform the parks into a winter wonderland. In 2019, the Christmas Tree was up on Main Street U.S.A. on November 4th. So while it’s not guaranteed and unknown at this time, it’s not impossible that you could get the best of both worlds if staying for a week.

    Well Sarah, I hope this helps with your plans to visit the Disneyland Resort. Again, stay in touch with the Disney Parks Blog for official start times of the holidays at the parks.

    Remember, always believe in the magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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