Written by Robert Niles
Published: August 11, 2005 at 12:24 PM
Mickey's Halloween Treat!
*New at Disney's California Adventure(tm) park*
October 21, 22, 28, 29
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Mickey's Halloween Treat is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in a not-so-scary way.
As an Annual Passholder you can buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public on 9/15/05 and save 25% when you purchase tickets before the day of the event.
Bring the kids for family friendly fun for only 15 per person when you purchase tickets in advance! ($20 per person day of event)
Mickey's Halloween Treat is a private costume party that lets little ones laugh and play with their favorite Disney Characters as they trick-or-treat through Disney's California Adventure(tm) park. There will be lots of special activities and spirited music too!
Disney's run a highly successful "Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party" at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World for years, positioning the park to attract family customers, while teens and older visitors head to the much-more-scary Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando.
In Southern California, Knott's has pretty much had the Halloween market to itself, with the industry-leading Halloween Haunt. Six Flags Magic Mountain, north of the area in Valencia, has also offered Halloween events. Universal Studios Hollywood dropped its event several years ago, due to concerns about liability and disruption of business at the adjacent CityWalk entertainment district.
Knott's has reached out to families with young kids by offering "Camp Spooky" events in its Camp Snoopy kids' area during regular operating hours. And Legoland California has also offered themed Halloween events.
But Disney's long-awaited entry into the market should impact both those efforts. The question remains, however, will families flock to this event given that it is slated for California Adventure, rather than the much more popular and kid-friendly "Magic Kingdom"-style park across the esplanade?