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Disneyland announces dates, prices for Mickey's Halloween Party

July 13, 2016, 2:20 PM · Disneyland has announced the dates and prices for this year's Mickey's Halloween Party. The event will run for 17 evenings starting Friday, Sept. 23 through Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31.

The top price for this year's event will be $99 — for Halloween night and the Saturday night before it. That's up from the $84 top price last year. All other nights will be $89, with $10 advance purchase discounts available on seven nights — all Mondays and Wednesdays. Disneyland Resort annual passholders can get an additional $5 on those seven nights, bringing the price down to $72. But there's no AP discount on the other 10 evenings, including opening night.

Tickets for all nights go on sale July 21 to annual passholders, DVC members and Disney Rewards Visa card holders. Tickets go on sale to the public one week later, on July 28. If this year is like previous years, many nights will sell out, so do plan to buy your tickets in advance if you really want to go. Note that this year's party tickets do not include parking, as they have in the past. Ticket holders can enter Disneyland three hours before the party's start time, using just their party ticket. Regular park admission is not required and not honored for the Halloween Party.

This year's event will see the return of the Mickey's Halloween Party character cavalcade and the addition of the Headless Horseman to start it. The character parade was dropped last year in favor of running Paint the Night parade from the resort's Diamond Celebration. But the big draw remains the unlimited trick or treating for guests of all ages.

Haunted Mansion Holiday returns, as does the Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy overlay, meaning that Season of the Force's Hyperspace Mountain will be going away (at least for a while) when Space Mountain closes for the switch-over later this summer. If you want to experience the attraction overlays without paying for the party, you still can do that during normal operating hours during Disneyland's "Halloween Time" event, which kicks off Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 31. However, Halloween Time this year will be missing the pumpkin decorating and other festivities in Big Thunder Ranch, as that's now closed for the Star Wars Land construction in the park.

Our review of last year's party:

Replies (4)

July 14, 2016 at 5:25 AM · I've never been to the one in Disneyland, but I didn't think the one in Orlando was worth it. It's a lot of fun, but as a passholder I can already do most everything else without paying for it so the big extra is free candy. Well for the price of admission I could buy a lot of candy. It was Cute with all the kids in costume, though.
July 14, 2016 at 12:24 PM · Well, I live in California. Its become a family tradition for us. And its nice, you get to go three hours earlier, which for me I wouldn't be able to do a whole day at Disneyland, the costumes, the candy. Its way less crowded with rides wait time are if at most 30 minutes or less. For people without passes, saves alittle bit of money and the experience is really nice both for adults and kids.
July 15, 2016 at 11:58 AM · I'll be doing two of the parties during my Cali visit, as a substitute for the usual 5-day park hopper. It's a good value, for everything you can pack into an evening of fun.
July 17, 2016 at 5:11 PM · The party is only at Disneyland, not at California Adventure- Still a fan.
This is what we do every years its amazing, just disappointed in the price increase.

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