Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Hits Disneyland

Every year, Disneyland turns into a not-so-scary Halloween Haunt. From September 16th through October 31st, Disneyland is decorated all the way from Toon-Town to Adventure Land, from Tomorrow Land to Main Street, and all the way to Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Needless to say, the place is decked out! 

Some of the newest editions to this annual dress-up include the spooky addition to Space Mountain. The ride is now playing eerie music as you blast off into space, as well as having creepy creatures lurking around every twist and turn of the turbulent ride.

Main Street is decorated from head to toe with Halloween decor. Jack-o-lanterns beyond jack-o-lanterns line the street and stores, as you first enter the park- 300 pumpkins to be exact. Also, you can be sure to find special edition Halloween souvenirs in the stores, not only on Main Street, but throughout the park.

Being from California, I have visited this Halloween Spectacular multiple times, and I must say my favorite part of it all, is the redecorating of The Haunted Mansion. Instead of being the normal, already spooky attraction, they transform it into The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington and all his friends take over the mansion and add more Halloween fun, and a taste of Christmas. This attraction stays open until after the new year.

I highly recommend going to Disneyland during this time of year. If you want an even better Halloween experience, try going to Mickey's Halloween Party, taking place on select weekends in October. At this party you can dress up (a special treat for the older crowd who normally aren't permitted to do so), take pictures with the Villains, and help yourself to special spook-tacular treats. Also, you can enjoy the park's traditional attractions. This event is an additional fee, but is well worth it. Hope everyone enjoys their Disney-filled Halloween!

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