Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is how Disneyland does Halloween. Instead of scary figures wandering the park, you see characters dressed up in black and orange and candy trails scattered throughout the park. Each ticket can cost anywhere from $75-$105 depending on which day you go. The closer to halloween, the more expensive.
To attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland, you have to purchased a separate ticket especially for the event. This ticket allows you entry into both California Adventure and Disneyland, however you cannot enter until 3pm. First I entered California Adventure and headed straight for the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride. It being a new ride the wait is normally over an hour, but luckily we got there and only had a 30 minute wait. This ride is a must do if you are a fan of the movies. Next we went to the Carthay Circle Restaurant, where we had to wait about 10 minutes just to get into the bar and order one drink. The Cove Bar also had a ridiculously long line as well as all of the food lines at the Cozy Cone in Cars Land.
Next stop was Disneyland, where we headed straight to the Jolly Holiday to get some Halloween inspired treats.Finally after all that food, we were ready to start exploring all the other attractions this special event had to offer. The treat trails I mentioned earlier were now open and filling up fast. The treat trails have little carts filled up with candy. Each treat trail has anywhere from 3-6 carts and each cart gives out about two pieces of candy. Candy not your thing? These carts also have the option to get healthier snacks such as Kettle Chips, Pirates Booty, dried fruit, apple slices, and baby carrots. By the end of the night my candy bag weighed at least 5 pounds.
We then found ourselves infront of the Haunted Mansion, which is all decorated for the festivities. The line was surprisingly only about 30 minutes as well, so of course we went and visted Jack, Sally, and Zero. Space Mountain was also changed for the party, now called Ghosts Galaxy, which had a wait time of 10 minutes! We also went on a few other rides where the wait time is usually over an hour because during the halloween party the wait was no more then 20 minutes. The last few events of the night were the fireworks and the parade. We saw the fireworks from behind the castle, because of the crowd on Main Street. The fireworks without all those special effects, are just fireworks at the end of the day, even at Disneyland. The parade was special for the party as well, with visits from Jack and Sally, Gaston, the ghosts from the Haunted Mansion, and even all the Disney Villains.
The $75 I payed was worth it just for the shorter lines, halloween decorations, and free candy. It was also extremely fun seeing everyone dressed up as different disney characters and dressing up with there friends and family. My favorite was a dad that dressed up as Rapunzel’s tower holding a few month old rapunzel in his arms.The halloween themed food and cocktails was of course extra, but also very delicious and different from anything Disneyland and California Adventures usually has.