Halloween Time is in full swing at Disneyland Resort and autumn has also arrived at the Downtown Disney District. Visiting guests will quickly notice the festive seasonal décor surrounding the area with special entertainment and fall-themed treats and landscaping.
Landscaping includes a bounty of brilliant yellow, red, orange and green taking on different heights, shapes and textures. There are more than 2,150 pumpkins, squash and giant gourds surrounded by marigolds, mums and ferns across 17 assortments.
There’s also fall-flavored treats:
Jamba Juice – Pumpkin Smash and Pumpkin Harvest Protein drinks
Kayla’s Cake – Pumpkin Cheesecake Macaron with pumpkin cheesecake ganache
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen – Witch’s Brew cocktail with cinnamon, spice and everything nice!
Sprinkles – Pumpkin cupcakes and limited time assortment “Boo Boxes” are available
California Churro – Pumpkin Spice Churro
Cotton Candy Creations – Jack-O-Lantern Cotton Candy and three seasonal flavors: caramel apple, candy corn and pumpkin spice
Wetzel’s Pretzels – Cinnamon Bitz and Caramel Dip
Guests can also enjoy the SCAREolers, an a capella group crooning Halloween favorites, including “I Put a Spell on You” and “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”
Mickey’s Halloween Party kicks off tomorrow, September 19, at the Disneyland Resort and if you plan on attending this year, you may want to get your tickets now. Online tickets are completely sold out except for Monday, October 29.
The following dates are sold out online:
September – 19, 21, 24, 26, 28
October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 31
Mickey’s Halloween Party takes place at Disneyland park and features trick-or-treating, fireworks, dancing, photo ops with your favorite Disney characters, and more AND attendees have the ability to visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park with special event ticket during Mickey’s Halloween Party—entry to either park begins 3 hours before the Party start time.
Halloween Time has landed at Disneyland Resort and one of the favorite traditions at Disneyland park is the transformation of Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday. For 18 years the popular attraction takes on the theme of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” and features a towering gingerbread house which changes each year. This year, Disney has unveiled a creepy cool gingerbread display featuring a giant 5-foot spider.
Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, has been involved with Haunted Mansion Holiday since the beginning in 2001, and took the creative lead on the gingerbread display again this year.
“We wanted to create a monster movie vibe, and a scary spider is a classic and iconic Halloween image. With that in mind, we designed a giant 5-foot spider with eerie glowing eyes and moving legs and mandibles. This multicolor spider is suspended above the Haunted Mansion’s Grand Hall table, attempting to pry the edible mansion from its foundation, revealing candy cane rebar and sparking lights. General chaos ensues as gingerbread zombies watch in astonishment and cocoon-wrapped gingerbread zombies wait to become spider snacks.”
To turn this ginger-“dread” vision into something edible, Disneyland Central Bakery started baking gingerbread over a month ago. No less than 12 pastry chefs – led by Assistant Pastry Chef Christina Orejel – get involved, transforming gingerbread, icing, and fondant into this scary fun masterpiece.
The creative team at Disneyland Resort Central Bakery uses quite an amount of ingredients.
90 pounds gingerbread
30 pounds of confectioner’s sugar
10 pounds of white chocolate
45 pounds of fondant
Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park lasts through early January 2019.