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Disneyland raises prices 18-20% for 2017 Mickey's Halloween Party

July 17, 2017, 11:10 AM · The Disneyland Resort has put tickets on sale to annual passholders for this year's Mickey's Halloween Party, which kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 20 and runs for 14 nights at Disneyland Park, running up until Halloween on Oct. 31.

Walk-up prices for this year's party will be $105, up from $89 last year, with tickets on Halloween and the two Friday evenings proceeding it selling for $120, up from last year's $99 top price. Advance sale and annual pass discounts are available for the three of the first four event nights, when prices are $85 each for annual passholders and $95 for anyone else buying tickets online. Tickets are available via disneyland.com/party and go on sale to the non-AP-holding public on July 24.

This year's tickets will include Park Hopping to Disney California Adventure park as well as Photopass downloads for pictures taken during the event. The trick or treating, Halloween Screams fireworks, and Frightfully Fun Parade remain at Disneyland only, but guests are welcome to visit the new Halloween decorations at Cars Land and Buena Vista Street at DCA as well. Party admission gets you into the parks up to three hours before the scheduled start time of the event. No additional park admission is required.

If you're interested in those new DCA decorations, here is Disney's description:

For the first time, Cars Land in Disney California Adventure will transform with a special Haul-O-Ween makeover as the citizens of Radiator Springs don Halloween costumes and decorate their respective homes for the season. Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz, Red and DJ will be all dressed up–as a super hero, a “van-pire,” a pirate, a clown and a punk rocker, ready to go “trunk-or-treating.” Attractions transform, too, with Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree turning spooky as the Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters getting a seasonal twist to become Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.

Scary the Scarecar will stand guard over the entrance to Route 66, a preview to the Haul-O-Ween transformation awaiting guests in Cars Land. With Fillmore’s Jack-Oil Lanterns, the web spun over Flo’s by a Spider-Car, and the Cozy Cone dressed up in car-stumes, the townsfolk turn Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams.

Oogie Boogie appears for the first time at Disney California Adventure, too, taking over with his twisted tale of a forever Halloween, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Oogie Boogie’s oversized silhouette beckons guests through the main entrance of the park and he brings to life a swarm of bats around Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge.

The DCA decorations will be available to all guests at the resort during the "Halloween Time" season, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 31 this year. At Disneyland, the season will include the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, and the Dia de los Muertos skeleton display in Frontierland, which goes a few extra days, through Nov. 2. Again, you won't need a Mickey's Halloween Party admission to see those attractions during normal park operating hours.

Update: Forgot to mention that the 14 nights for the hard-ticket party this year is down from last year's 17 nights.

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Replies (14)

July 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM · The idea that the Halloween Party is a cheap day pass to Disneyland is no more. It's worse when they allow park hopping since both parks will be crowded. You can't do much at California Adventure in 3 hours and there's no treat stations there despite the Halloween decorations. DCA is the non-Halloween Party park. It's time to look for alternative Halloween celebrations.
July 17, 2017 at 2:33 PM · We've attended 3 years and always justified the extra cost, but they want the same or more money for doing less dates.
July 17, 2017 at 3:18 PM · Are the prices lower for children or are they all one price?
July 17, 2017 at 4:10 PM · This is Disneys way of slowing putting MHP in DCA next year. It's just a preview of what to expect and how guests will react to the changes nezt year.
July 17, 2017 at 5:04 PM · Does Disney keep raising prices to manage crowds? Yes! And it doesn't seem to be working - cha-ching!!
July 17, 2017 at 8:20 PM · Do you think or have heard any rumors as to whether regular park ticket prices will be going up again? Thank you - John Waite
July 17, 2017 at 10:35 PM · They need the money to pay for all the new rides they just announced !
July 18, 2017 at 1:59 AM · Another Disney Rip-off won't be going.
July 18, 2017 at 6:54 AM · Further to my above comment just wondering how long people think is an acceptable amount of time to spend in a queue for an attraction. Just to clarify I don't mean when an attraction is newly opened and I am not just talking about Disney here.
While a hundred dollars or so might seem like a fair price for what is available in the park the reality is quite different as you spend most of the time on a queue not on the attractions themselves.
I know from recent experience for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party I got to do 8 rides for the whole evening and this was supposed to be one of the less busy nights. This in my view does not represent value for money. On other days in the parks again not only Disney some queues were 100 minutes and most at least were 45 minutes. What does anyone else think about this ?
July 18, 2017 at 7:20 AM · @Del69: I don't think of the value of the park as being limited to rides only. I enjoy the rides, but I also enjoy the food, atmosphere, details, and shops. So take a few rides, add some tasty treats, a great theme, fun gift shops, and great employees and I think there is value there.

With all that said, the prices are getting to be a bit dear.

July 18, 2017 at 9:49 AM · Disneyland is not for the enjoyment for families enjoying the day with their kids, due to over pricing.....this is absolutely ridiculous Mr. Walt Disney must be turning in his grave@the disgust of how??is the main objective now??
July 18, 2017 at 1:29 PM · I thought it was the worst value of all the park Halloween events I attended in 2015, and that was only $63. I'm going solely due to the presence of many friends, but I'm 2 & thru!
July 18, 2017 at 2:49 PM · Stevo B you nailed it. Disney keeps raising its prices for crowd control but it isn't working. So they are expanding the parks. This takes a lot of cash. Disney is trying to get out of the corporate sponsorship of its rides as well. While it does seem steep, I assure you it is still a good value. I have priced out vacations at places that should no be that expensive but when you work out the daily prices it is either the same or Disney is slightly more but has better entertainment and higher quality. The short is that people want quality and Disney offers that like no other. If you want to see high admission controlling crowds look at Universal it has worked for them a little but even they are crowded most of the time. I think that eventually something is going to give but I don't know when. If you want to see what it really costs for a vacation you need to break it down on a daily basis. Disney sounds expensive because most everything is rolled into one price. Take a 5000 trip for a family of 4 with meal plan for 6 nights 7 days at a value resort in May comes out 178 a day per person. Not cheap, but not as bad as one would think.
July 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM · Will Radiator Springs ride be closed while the install the overlay?

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