Haunt-acular Halloween Events at DISNEYLAND® & Close By

Mickey & Minnie at Disneyland HalloweenMickey shaped pumpkin decoration at Disneyland

If you’ve never visited DISNEYLAND® or the surrounding area attractions for Halloween, you simply must plan a visit to experience some of the many incredibly haunt-acular events held here this year. Fall is a perfect time to visit Southern California, and popular theme parks bring out their best holiday style, offering something spookily fabulous for every taste and interest. Here a few of our favorite annual Halloween events.

Halloween Time at Disneyland Park
September 6 to October 31, 2019, brings the very finest of both friendly and scary attractions to DISNEYLAND® Resort. Snap spooktacular photos with numerous classic and specialty characters dressed in full Halloween finery, including the Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and his dear friend Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. And don’t forget to tour the DISNEYLAND® Main Street Pumpkin Festival, showcasing incredible seasonal displays and exclusive carved pumpkins that are frightfully delightful. 

Haunted Mansion Halloween Holiday
From September 6 to January 6, 2020, you can take a scarifying tour of the eerie Haunted Mansion estate’s ghoulish makeover – and meet some special holiday spirits along the way. Pumpkin King Jack Skellington decorates the Haunted Mansion with festive and frightful details from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Experience many of your favorite classic sights, special seasonal surprises, and popular characters from the movie as they wish you “Season’s Screamings!”

Haunted Mansion decorated for Halloween

Knott’s Berry Farm Halloween
On select nights from September 19th through November 2nd, 2019, Knott’s Scary Farm offers the largest, most haunting Halloween experience in the area, with incredible scares and state-of-the-art thrills found nowhere else. The theme park is fully transformed with distinctively haunted mazes, hair-raising attractions, spooky shows and over 1,000 monstrous creatures skulking in the fog and awaiting you around every corner of the park. This incredible Halloween event is a true nightmare come to life – and the perfect thing to do for an unforgettable experience.

Stranger Things at Universal

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal
Held on select nights September 13th through November 3rd, 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood, this terrifying attraction invites you to experience the most thrilling, hair-raising event ever to besiege Southern California. The studio that first created monster movies breathes terrifying life into your darkest fears – bringing new nightmares alive with spinetingling encounters within five fully immersive worlds of the living, the dead – and the in-between. Find inconceivable horrors and dark secrets hiding in the Upside Down of Netflix’s Stranger Things; face off against your worst nightmare – yourself – in Jordan Peele’s Us; encounter paranormal adventures galore in Ghostbusters; watch two iconic movie monsters fight to the bitter end in Universal Monsters: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man; try to survive a series of terrifying seasonal celebrations in Holidayz in Hell; fight nightmarish throngs of ravenous walkers in AMC’s The Walking Dead; evade the evil rage of Killer Klowns; step inside a Creepshow comic book to uncover the cruel and twisted mind of the Creep himself; enter a decaying home with bodies piled high within the House of 1000 Corpses; and finally expose the atrocities kept hidden away for centuries in Pandora’s Box.

If you’re planning to attend any of these exciting Halloween activities this year, don’t forget to book your reservations at Portofino Inn & Suites Anaheim, offering an ideal home base within walking distance to DISNEYLAND® Park and the Anaheim Convention Center.

*All images courtesy of their respective entities.