We are official converts. Consider my Walt Disney World annual pass turned in because Disneyland has stolen my heart away. We just got back from spending Halloween at Disneyland, which might be the best combination since Bachelor contestants and reunion shows where they get to fight about their feelings. Halloween has always been an inferior holiday to Christmas in my mind, but if I’m going to celebrate all things spooky, then I want to be doing it in Disneyland. Today, we’re sharing our guide to Halloween at Disneyland, so you can channel your inner Sanderson sister all season long. 

-Decor

Does anyone do seasonal decor better than Disneyland? From the giant Mickey Pumpkin on Main Street to the Halloween tree that lights up Frontierland, the park is decked out for the season (with plenty of photo-ops available!).

-Seasonal Food

My stereo-typical basic-white-girl heart beats for anything pumpkin or seasonal, so Disneyland is the mecca for fun food. Some of our favorites of the season are the Mickey-shaped pumpkin beignets at the Mint Julep Bar, the coffee-chocolate yule log at the Plaza Inn, the churro sundae at the Golden Horseshoe, and the Coco Churro near Big Thunder Mountain. 

-Character Meet and Greets

Do you know what’s better than meeting Disney characters in Town Square at Disneyland? Meeting Disney characters in Town Square at Disneyland that are dressed up for Halloween. You can find the fab five in Halloween costumes, and some of your favorite villains throughout the day. 

-Overlays

Disneyland does some pretty great ride-overlays for different holidays, and none is as beloved (and for good reason), then the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay on Haunted Mansion for Halloween and Christmas. This is a great thing to use MaxPass for since the lines will be long. 

-Entertainment

Don’t miss the Halloween fireworks (you can see Zero fly across the sky!). We suggest standing halfway back on Main Street because the projections on Main Street add a lot to the experience.

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