It’s that time of year when everyone is gearing up for a spooktacular Halloween. Even my favorite place in the world gets in on the action, so you know I had to hop on up there to see what kind of Halloween fun Disneyland had for us.
Because she’s awesome (and has a pass), my gal pal Gayle met me at The Happiest Place on Earth so we could see all the groovy decorations. And of course, we had to check out some of the treats on offer as well!
Gayle insisted we try it out right away. Who was I to argue?
After our quick snack of Bat Mickey cookies, we headed over to Disneyland to see what they had to offer in the way of decorations.
Minnie is just too darn cute as a pumpkin.
As we walked down Main Street, there were more and more and more pumpkins until I thought we’d stumbled into an alternate reality of Pumpkinland.
You had your Mickey Pumpkin (suitable for posing in front of), pumpkins in shop windows, pumpkins on balconies, it was pumpkin heaven.
The only bummer was the castle. It wasn’t decorated at all. I was hoping they’d make it really spooky with cobwebs or something. Or at the very least, a pumpkin or two! While this isn’t a decoration on the outside, if you venture to Space Mountain, they do turn it into Ghost Galaxy for Halloween. It’s spooky cool!
Another ride they give a makeover to is the Haunted Mansion. Every Halloween, Jack Skellington and his friends take over the mansion and give it a Nightmare Before Christmas haunting! I love the changes they make to the ride. You get to see Jack, Sally, Oogie, and Zero all hanging out in the mansion.
Enough of the decorations, you say? You want to know more about the treats? Well let me tell you… Disneyland has some of the yummiest treats you’ve ever tasted. Are you a caramel apple fan? Check out these tasty tempters. Disney makes their apples on site using fresh granny smith apples, then they dip them in white chocolate, caramel, and give a generous sprinkling of pixie dust. I mean, sugar. Same thing, right?
They come in a variety of characters from Jack Skellington, to the Cheshire Cat. I bought a Minnie Witch and a pumpkin caramel apple. My son ate both of them, but I got to sample them and they are good.
If caramel apples aren’t your thing, there is plenty of other options. Candy corn flavored cotton candy, jellies, suckers, cupcakes, rice crispy treats, too many to list here!
Hop on over to the Disney Food Blog to check out this post on more special snacks only found at Disney. Makes me want to go back and score some of the goodies we missed.
I hope you enjoyed this flavor packed tour of Disneyland at Halloween time! I wanted to head back to get pictures at night, but the timing didn’t work out. Every year Disneyland hosts a Mickey’s Halloween Party where guests are treated to special park hours, refreshments, and candy treats. For more information, check out the Disney site here.
Just because you’ve been so good, I’ll share more pictures of the treats we picked up at the park. I had to snap pics of them quick because my son gobbled them all up within a few days.
Do you have any special traditions you do around Halloween? Will you be trick-or-treating this year? What will you dress up as?