Last week we took a big Disney trip! Ever since we nabbed Annual Passes in August, I’ve been planning Disney trips like crazy! I knew that we had to go in October for all the fun Halloween celebrations, so we bought some tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party with our friends and booked a hotel for the night! Don’t worry, we’ve got a Christmas trip coming up and I will share all the fun in November!
But back to Halloween! I know it’s near the end of the season, with Halloween being on Saturday, and Mickey’s Party has been sold out for awhile, but I will definitely tell you that if you get a chance to head over and experience it next year, do so! It was so fun and such a cool change for a typical Disneyland trip.
Since we’re annual passholders, we went into the park before the party. It’s important to know that on days the Mickey’s Party is going on Disneyland closes early at 6:00pm. California Adventure is still open normal hours, so keep that in mind as well. If you’re not a passholder, a regular priced ticket day will be pretty steep, so plan your trip accordingly.
We spent the day at Disney’s California Adventure, grabbed some lunch, rode some rides and had some fun before leaving around 5:30pm to check into our hotel and get dressed for the Halloween Party. Wearing costumes is HIGHLY encouraged as this is one of the only times you’re allowed to wear costumes inside the park.
Meet Tinkerbell and Fawn! And yes, those costumes were handmade! We’re crazy, I know.
Disneyland is already pretty decked out for Halloween, but for Mickey’s Party it’s really done up awesome.
Not only are there no princesses to be found, but all the spooky and creepy creatures are out including the VILLAINS! Lines for photo ops with the Villains can get pretty long, so be prepared.
They also have a few really awesome extras to check out…
We took full advantage of all the treats being handed out at the Trick or Treat stations throughout the park. We nabbed A TON of candy, chips, crackers and goodies!
Make sure you bring a big bag to collect all the candy and treats you’re gonna get. I promise you, it’s A LOT. A big reusable grocery bag should suffice.
Don’t forget to go Trick or Treating near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The pirates over there give out chocolate gold coins for a fun treat!
The party ends at 11pm, so we headed back to our hotel to get some sleep and rest up for day 2!
Again we spent most of our day at California Adventure. We took full advantage of fast passes and switch passes to ride as many rides as possible!
Abbey and I grabbed a big swirly ice cream cone on the Paradise Pier. So delicious!
You know how we feel about Disney food around here! And this day was no exception! Since we were in the park all day, we decided to grab as many goodies as we could handle!
While the kids rode Soarin’ Over California, I watched the baby and grabbed a fresh, hot churro while I watched the Newsies show on Buena Vista Street. Seriously, Disneyland Churros are so insanely delicious, grab one next time you’re in the parks!
Eventually our fast passes for Radiator Springs Racers were available and we went and had a blast. Seriously, it’s my favorite ride in the parks! Then we headed down to Pacific Wharf and grabbed some Cheddar Bacon Ale soup in bread bowls. The Cafe has the best deal around for kids with their toddler meal coming in around $5 for a small cup of Mac & Cheese, applesauce and a drink. If you’ve got a kid like mine, you know you waste A LOT of money on kid’s meals.
We finished off our trip watching a couple get engaged! Oswald the Magic Rabbit helped make the magic happen! Congrats to the happy couple!
Then we headed over to Disneyland to watch the Paint the Night Parade, ride some rides and watch the fireworks! Another great trip under our belts!
It was an amazing trip and I cannot wait until November to go back!