Mickey’s Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort #HalloweenTime

Mickey's Halloween Party is one super fun partay!!

Mickey’s Halloween Party is one super fun party!!

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party were provided for review purposes. However, all opinions are my own.

Each year, we look forward to the fun of trick or treating around Disneyland during Mickey’s Halloween Party.  This year the party is bigger and better than ever.  We had the opportunity to attend night one of  the party and had the absolute time of our lives.

It’s a party like no else. I think one of my favorite things to do is to trick or treat throughout Disneyland Park. There are 10 trick or treat trails to take your kiddies to, with choices of candy or healthy snacks at each one. I love that the kiddos can get candy and yummie healthy treats. The trails are organized and the lines movie quickly. Your kiddos will want to hit each of the 10 trails.

Trick or Treat Stations

Trick or Treat Stations

I do have to say that although I love every aspect of Mickey’s Halloween Party, my absolute favorite part is the Halloween Screams firework show, which is only available during Mickey’s Halloween Party. It is my favorite firework show at Disneyland. Yes, I think I love it even more than the Christmas firework show. It is magical!

A Firework Show like no other!

A Firework Show like no other!

One thing we all look forward to during Mickey’s Halloween Party and during Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort is all of yummie seasonal treats. This year there are so many tasty treats to choose from. We had the opportunity to try most of these delish treats and I can’t wait to go back for more!

Almost too cute to eat, almost..

Almost too cute to eat, almost..

Our advise is to arrive early! You are allowed to enter the park as early as 4:00 pm, even though the event doesn’t start until 6:00 or 7:00 pm, depending on the night you attend.  If you’re planning to eat dinner in the park, we suggest you eat during those early hours before the event truly begins.  This was you can spend those remaining hours to experience all the Halloween fun.  Additionally, there are some great seasonal menu items available at certain restaurants as well as treats in the Candy Palace. Our must have treat this time of the year is the pumpkin fudge. It always sells out fast, so try to see if there is any available as soon as you arrive inside the park. If they run out at the Candy Palace, check out the Pooh Corner Bakery in Critter Country, as they carry it too.



Be sure to catch Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade! The parade is fun to watch and happens shortly after the Fireworks show. I love watching my kids watch the parade. There is something so magical about Disney parades, and Mickey’s Costume Cavalcade is definitely magical!

You can't miss the parade!

You can’t miss the parade!

No visit to Disneyland during Halloween Time can be complete without a visit to Haunted Mansion Holiday. There are  fast passes available for the ride. Another tip is to head over there first when you arrive in the park. Grab Fast Passes for later in the evening and then jump in line right after after getting the Fast Passes. This way you can experience it twice without much of a wait.

They were very tired but very happy!

They were very tired but very happy!

We had a great time and stayed until closing time. I captured this shot on the way out of the park. I bought the kiddos a hot chocolate and they sat for a bit taking it all in. They were two very tired, but very happy kiddos.

To purchase your tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party head here.


5 Family Friendly Remakes Currently Streaming on Netflix #StreamTeam


Our family came up with a list of our five favorite film remakes currently streaming on Netflix that we think you will enjoy as well.  We had several other movies we came up with that hopefully will be streaming on Netflix soon. We will post another list when those ones are available.  We encourage you to take some time with the family this weekend or maybe even Monday night, to sit down and spend time together.  Make it a family movie night!

Freaky Friday – A rare example of a remake better than the original.  Jamie Lee Curtis is best when doing her comedic roles.

Parent Trap – Try not to compare it to the original and you will find that this is a fun movie.

Robin Hood – Disney’s 1973 animated version is our family’s favorite Robin Hood movie. It’s a quick watch with catchy tunes to sing-along.


Tarzan – While we are at it, Disney’s version of Tarzan is also the most fun of any Tarzan film we’ve seen.  Phil Collin’s soundtrack is timeless.

Flubber – This remake of The Absent Minded Professor is preferred by my kiddos over the original for several reasons: it’s in color, it stars Robin Williams and the Flubber itself is a true character in the movie.


Are there any remakes of family films that your family enjoys?

Halloween Roundup: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch and Giveaway

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

I think if you read this site on a regular basis, you know that I’m a fan of Irvine Park Railroad. One of my favorite times of the year is Halloween and heading to Irvine Park Railroad to pick a pumpkin and participate in the fun activities has now become a tradition for our family.

There are plenty of places for photo opportunities and the pumpkin patch has great size pumpkins at a pretty reasonable price. We usually head there twice during the season.


We love letting the kids pick our pumpkins.

This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include:  Train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, carnival games, John Deere tractor racers, face painting , picture stands, cookie decorating, and panning of gold.

The Tractor Rides are our fave!

The Tractor Rides are our fave!

The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily through October 31st.
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Head over here for additional  information.


Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Park

1 Irvine Park Rd.

Orange, CA 92869


It’s Giveaway Time!!

We’re giving away a fun package. Leave a comment letting me know who you would take to the pumpkin patch and you will be entered to win. Winner will receive

4 Tickets that can be used to ride the train  or for Pumpkin Patch activities
1 Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine
Park bike rental (excludes the double surrey) ·
1 Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine
Park paddle boat rental

Giveaway ends on Wednesday October 1st at 11:59 pm.
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