If you know me, you know the last 4 months of the year are my absolute favorite and it all starts with the Halloween season at the Disney parks! David and I were lucky to go twice during the Halloween season and we still feel like it wasn't enough to enjoy all the treats the season brought.
To begin with, the decorations are always phenomenal at Disneyland beginning with the Great Big Mickey Pumpkin (that's what I call it at least). David and I have tried so hard to take it back home with us but clearly we have yet to succeed.
The "spooky" atmosphere wouldn't be complete without these beautiful BOO-loons and the nighttime lights.
Even Rancho de Zocalo got a little Coco overlay and it made me that much more excited to watch the movie that is soon to release!
To be completely honest, the one park that took the prize was Disney's California Adventure. They FINALLY got a Halloween overlay and wow it did not disappoint! My little ghoul soul was absolutely overjoyed with Buena Vista Street and most of all, Cars Land. Every little detail was perfect!
I would not mind if Oogie Boogie decided to come back next year and spook us all a bit again. Especially if it would mean getting Haul-O-Ween back in Cars Land.
Even though I hate spiders and anything related to spiders, I loved how they made a chain web over Flo's Cafe!
Each little detail was perfect to Cars Land. I'm amazed at how well it all came together.
David and I also attended a Mickey's Halloween Party after 6 years! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I did suffer my first panic attack at Disneyland (I powered through it and I'll let you know how on a later post). Here are some highlights from our experience at the party.
Toon Town had a little pre-Halloween party going on where you could go trick or treating in the trails and also meet characters. I decided to talk to some of the scarecrows. I ended up pixie dusting them since they were jealous of my sparkly poison apple Danielle Nicole.
All the characters were dressed up differently at Toon Town and then had outfit changes before attending the main event. Daisy looked so adorable in her witch outfit but the cutest one of them all was Mickey Mouse in his Zorro costume.
David and I loved listening to the Cadaver Dans sing on the Rivers of America. With smoke and spooky lights, it added to the atmosphere.
Now, I'm a HUGE fan of the Boo to You parade so I came with the same expectations for this new parade at Disneyland. It was no Boo to You but it was still very enjoyable. The music was catchy and I loved seeing so many spooky characters and villains.
Overall, we enjoyed ourselves at the party. Was it worth the money? Not really, in our eyes. We paid $85 per ticket because of our annual pass discounts and they only offered 3 parties at an AP discount. There were a lot of candy trails which was a plus but not enough entertainment. I think we have just been spoiled with Magic Kingdom parties and expected the same amount of shows. We would probably still attend one next year because we love Halloween time but only if the price doesn't increase drastically.
With Halloween season now coming to a close, I am looking forward to our upcoming trip to Disneyland in December for the Christmas season, one of our absolute favorites! Until next time friends!
Jennifer loves long walks down main street, capturing moments and spending time with her loved ones..