Disney Sunday : Mickey’s Halloween Party and Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

The #halloweentime fireworks @disneyland are my absolute favorite!

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Our family is crazy about Halloween. It is definitely my husband’s favorite time of year. We go all out with decorations and try to hit a few Halloween events. This year is no different and I was super excited to read last week that the Disneyland Resort announced the dates for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.

The park will dress up for Halloween from September 11th to November 1st, 2015. Haunted Holiday will return along with Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

Mickey’s Halloween Party returns for 17 nights this year! I love being able to dress up with my kids, enter the park after hours, and trick or treat all over the park. It is sooooo much fun!!!  Plus, you can’t miss the fireworks. The Disneyland Halloween Fireworks are the best and are exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party. This is a great way to get into the park at a discounted rate.

It has become an annual tradition for our family and we seriously are counting down the days! It’s going to be so fun! The first year I took my daughter, I had to buy my ticket off Ebay because every night was sold out. I was lucky to score one and now I make sure to always buy our tickets ahead of time.

Here is a list of dates/prices.


Times Advance Ticket Price Annual Passholder Advance Ticket Price Ticket Price on Event Date
Friday, September 25, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $69.00 $69.00 $77.00
Monday, September 28, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Wednesday, September 30, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Friday, October 2, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability  $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Monday, October 5, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Wednesday, October 7, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Friday, October 9, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Monday, October 12, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Wednesday, October 14, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Friday, October 16, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Monday, October 19, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Thursday, October 22, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Friday, October 23, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Sunday, October 25, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Tuesday, October 27, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Thursday, October 29, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $84.00 $84.00 $84.00
Saturday, October 31, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability  $84.00 $84.00 $84.00 

Tickets are now on sale for Annual passholders and will be on sale to the public on July 29th. For additional info head here.


Disney Sunday: Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Open 24 hours on May 24th!

Credit: Disney Parks

Credit: Disney Parks

It’s been a great weekend. The weather was perfect, and there were so many fun events taking place. I hope you had a great time, enjoying the weekend with your families.

I think if you read this blog on a semi-regular basis, that you know my family loves Disneyland. We have been annual passholders for many years, and love to make it out, whenever we have the opportunity. If you are a fan of the Disneyland Resort, you want to mark your calendar for May 24th.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, have decided to kick off the Memorial Weekend with a bang, by keeping both parks open for 24 hours! This will be the start of a Monstrous Summer, and the 24 hour party, looks to be a blast! The parks will stay open from 6 a.m., May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25, 2013,

According to the Disney Parks Blog you will be able to, “party the night away at both parks with special entertainment including: a “Monsters University” “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland park. The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland park will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing; and guests of Disney California Adventure park will find Monstrous photo opportunities with new “Monsters University” “Dorms” in Hollywood Land and a new “Monsters University” float leading the Pixar Play Parade.”

It looks like it’s going to be a blast and I’m saving the date and plan on taking the family! I think my kiddos will be all over the pajama party!

Disney Sunday: Making the Most of your Disneyland Resort Visit

Goofing around

Our family loves the Disneyland Resort. It truly is the happiest place on earth, in our eyes.  I’ve been an annual pass holder for almost 15 years. My husband and his family have been pass holders since the annual passes first were available, for almost 29 years.

We love visiting whenever we have the opportunity. It’s been a little tough for us to make weekly visits since my husband and I have been in school for the past couple of years and we just recently moved away a couple of miles south and are now forty five minutes away, instead of fifteen. However, whenever we have the time we pack a bag and head there for hours of family adventure and memory making.

We love to make the best of our time at the Resort and always have a plan before we hit both parks. Here are my top picks for making the best out of your visit.


  1. 1. Plan, plan, and plan. We make sure to have a plan before we hit the resort. We make sure to check out either Mobile Magic or Mouse Wait, two smart phone apps, that have great information on waiting times. If the park is busy and the rides have long wait lines, we usually either grab fast passes to our favorite attractions or we tend to head to the shows, parade, etc. and take advantage of not having to wait in line.
  2. 2. Take advantage of Single Rider lines. I love the Single Rider lines.  If you are willing to split up your party a bit and ride alone, you can drastically cut your waiting times. It’s not ideal for families with younger children, but if you have older kiddos or teens, this might really work for you. Single Rider lines are available at Goofy’s Sky School, Grizzly River Run, Indiana Jones, Radiator Springs Racers, Soaring over California, Splash Mountain and California Screamin.
  3. 3. Make sure to hit Cars Land as early as Possible! Cars Land is my family’s and I’m sure many other families’ new favorite land. It’s extremely popular and if you’re planning on making it a part of your visit (and I highly suggest it!), make sure to visit as early as you can in the day because it gets busy!
  4. 4. Hit lunch/dinner during park peak hours and attractions with short lines. We like to plan our day and make sure to plan accordingly. Peak times are from 2-4pm at both parks. This is the best time to grab a bite to eat and not have to fight for a table. We also try to hit attractions with the least wait line, which usually means heading to Adventureland/New Orleans Square and riding, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, taking a ride on the Mark Twain and of course a ride on the Disneyland train.
  5. 5. Rainy Days can be some of the best times to visit the Disneyland Resort. If you don’t mind getting wet, a visit to Disneyland Resort can be so much fun in the rain. The crowds are very minimal and that means the feel of having the park all to yourself! We bought ponchos a few years back and love putting them to good use. The kids’ love splashing in the rain and riding their favorite rides without having to wait. I can’t recommend it enough!