The Halloween Time celebration at Disneyland, now through Oct. 31, starts the moment you enter the park. Oversize pumpkin versions of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy are on display at the park’s main gate. Once inside, you’ll see that Main Street has been decorated with a “Pumpkin Festival” theme. In Town Square there’s a 12-foot-tall Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern and more than 300 carved pumpkins are displayed in shop windows. Holiday bunting in Halloween colors graces light poles and stores.
The Haunted Mansion has been transformed into Haunted Mansion Holiday with a Tim Burton “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme.
“Mickey’s Halloween Party” is held on selected nights during the month and is open only to those who purchase separate tickets. Music, treat stations, creepy crafts and Disney characters in Halloween costumes are among the party features. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, too.
At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. nightly, Disney characters in costume march in Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade on Main Street. A special Haunted Castle Float is decorated with bats, ghosts, spider webs, pumpkins and skulls.
New character photo locations are featured this year. Guests can greet “Star Wars” stormtroopers in Tomorrowland, Phineas & Ferb at Carnation Plaza Gardens and Duffy the Bear in Town Square.
Party with Goofy at Piratepalooza or with Buzz Lightyear at his Intergalactic Space Jam on the Tomorrowland Terrace.
The Space Mountain ride has been transformed into Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, with a spooky soundtrack and holiday special effects.
At the Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Roundup, join Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story” to celebrate Halloween with a Western twist. Holiday arts and crafts, pumpkin carving and a petting zoo are part of the fun.
Halloween treats will be available throughout the park, including Silly Halloween Carmel Apples, Pumpkin Muffins topped with Cream, Mickey Halloween Cookies, Hot Carmel Apple Cider and Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Even the nightly fireworks show has been recast for Halloween, with Jack Skellington from “Nightmare Before Christmas” serving as host and Disney characters dressed in holiday finery.
For more information and tickets, visit http://disneyland.disney.go.com/events/halloween-time