Tournament, round one: Legoland's Brick-or-Treat vs. Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland

March 17, 2011, 6:54 AM · This morning's match-up in the 2011 Theme Park Insider Tournament: America's Best Theme Park Event features two Southern California Halloween events designed for the entire family. Brick-or-Treat at Legoland California and Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland put the focus on trick-or-treating and costume fun instead of on the haunts and scare zones you'll find at older theme park events such as Knott's Halloween Haunt.

Legoland California's Brick-or-Treat runs as both a daytime event, included in park admission, and as a "hard-ticket" party on selected evenings in October. For both events, Legoland sprinkles the park with Halloween-themed brick displays (always pay close attention in Miniland around holidays). But for the party nights, Legoland doubles the number of trick-or-treat zones and extends the party over to its SeaLife aquarium next door.

Mickey's Halloween Party moved over to Disneyland from California Adventure last fall, filling the park with trick-or-treat zones and special Halloween-themed parade and fireworks display. Unlike its older sibling, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Disneyland event also features Halloween overlays of two of Disney's most popular attractions, Haunted Mansion Holiday and Ghost Galaxy at Space Mountain.

Let's put this to a vote:

The poll is open until 10 am Eastern (7 am Pacific) Friday morning. If you've been to either (or both) of these events, we'd love to hear your descriptions and reviews in the comments. Even if you haven't been, you still can vote. Just pick the event that sounds most like what you'd want to visit with your family. And if you're feeling like campaigning for your favorite, feel free to hit up your friends on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word.

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March 17, 2011 at 7:27 PM · Disneyland is so superficial anymore! BUT, Legoland has heart, not just great marketing...

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