Halloween is in full swing in the theme parks across both coasts. This year, Disneyland’s Halloween Time celebration is back and better than ever.
This is the final Halloween season of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror before it gets replaced by Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout next summer. After twilight, guests get to experience the attraction completely in the dark in an experience called Twilight Zone Tower of Tower: Late Check Out.
Also, new for this year exclusively at Mickey’s Halloween Party is the Frightfully Fun Parade. Before the parade, the Headless Horseman takes a ride down Main Street, similar to Florida’s larger-scale event.
Returning this year is Haunted Mansion Holiday. Jack Skellington brings a unique spark to the season and, for the first time, his friend Sally joins him in the Mansion graveyard. The annual Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house is back with a new theme. This year’s version appears to have been stitched together from pieces of other gingerbread houses and treats. In fact, the ghoulish architect has stitched himself inside the house, and one green arm still may be spotted, sewing the walls together around him. Another Halloween favorite is Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, a Halloween-themed reimagining of the popular thrill ride in Tomorrowland, at Disneyland. Guests on board the speeding Space Mountain vehicles are thrust into a ghostly galaxy where they are bombarded with eerie screams, sound effects and music. Spine-chilling spirits pop out of the darkness, appearing to reach out to menace the space travelers. The traditional Mexican celebration,“Dia de los Muertos,” is observed with a skeleton display in Frontierland, near Rancho del Zocalo restaurant. As a special, after-dark treat during the Halloween season, guests visiting Disneyland on select nights will enjoy the“Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks spectacular.