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Halloweentime and Fall Disneyland Checklist

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Halloweentime and Fall Disneyland Checklist

It’s the first day of fall! Which means summer is on the way out and there’s a certain chill in the air … no, for reals, it actually feels like fall here in Southern California. We even had some RAIN yesterday. Anyway, The Disneyland Resort has been celebrating Halloweentime and fall for about a week now, and I’m totally ready for all the spooky Mickey things. If you’re planning to visit Disneyland soon, it’s time to start celebrating all things pumpkin – both spice and jack-o-lantern varieties – and this Halloweentime and Fall Disneyland checklist should help you do just that!

There are many exciting activities and decor that are special to The Disneyland Resort during the months of September and October. Not to mention the food … oh my goodness, the food! Disney food is an attraction in itself which is why it deserves it’s own special list.

Below you’ll find my numbered list of over 80 activities and food items not to miss at The Disneyland Resort this fall, and if you’re visiting the park be sure to grab the printable checklist version of the list to take with you!

Halloweentime and Fall Disneyland Checklist

Items listed are from prior Halloweentime events and information listed on Disneyland’s website; all info is subject to change or not be available without notice.

Halloweentime and Fall Disneyland Checklist

    1. The list begins before you even get to Disneyland! On the tram from Mickey and Friends parking structure, look for the two Halloween dioramas along the way.
    2. Before you go through the gates, look up! Large pumpkin versions of the Fab 5 welcome you to Disneyland!
    3. Admire the fall colors of the floral Mickey arrangement after entering through the front gates.
    4. Score some Halloween-themed Mickey ears (or DIY your own before you go!)
    5. Grab a spirited shirt while you’re at it.
    6. Photo op with giant Mickey Jack-o-lantern on Main Street USA.
    7. Count the pumpkins high above the Main Street USA shops – no two are alike!
    8. Admire the character pumpkins around the Partners statue. Each one represents one of the lands at Disneyland! Can you match them all?
    9. Ride Ghost Galaxy Space Mountain.
    10. See two holidays collide at Haunted Mansion Holiday.
    11. Pose for a photo with your favorite Disney characters dressed in Halloween-themed attire.
    12. Also keep an eye out for villains wandering Main Street USA!
    13. Stroll through the shops to see all the amazing Halloweentime decor and displays.
    14. Grab one of the popular Oogie Boogie popcorn buckets. They glow in the dark!
    15. Read the dedication plaque under the Halloween Tree in Frontierland.
    16. Get Jack and Sally’s autograph in New Orleans Square.
    17. Now that the weather is cooler, break out your scarves and gloves and chow down on some gumbo in a bread bowl.
    18. Splurge for the Happiest Haunts Tour.
    19. Attend Mickey’s Halloween Party.
    20. Take home a spider web or bats Mickey balloon.
    21. Have your face painted at the Dia de los Muertos celebration.
    22. Trade for a Halloween pin from a Cast Member.
    23. If you’re staying at a Disney Hotel, add a “Spooktacular Celebration ” package to be delivered to your room.
    24. Sip and savor at The Halloween Classic Afternoon Tea at Steakhouse 55! (Although good luck getting a reservation …)
    25. Don’t forget a picture under the Halloweentime signs on Main Street USA on your way out.

And Halloween is being celebrated over at Disney California Adventure for the first time!

    1. Walk across the Esplanade to see the giant Oogie Boogie mural at Disney California Adventure!
    2. Watch out for the spooky bats high above Buena Vista Street.
    3. Celebrate “Haul-O-Ween” at Cars Land!
    4. Get pictures with the residents of Cars Land in their Halloween costumes.
    5. Ride “Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark” for a thrilling experience.

Halloweentime and Fall Disneyland Checklist

Special FOODIE List


    1. Pumpkin fudge
    2. Pecan praline fudge
    3. Hot apple cider
    4. Candy corn cotton candy
    5. Dia de los Muertos crispy treats
    6. Oogie Boogie crispy treats
    7. Mummy marshmallow wands
    8. Bat Mickey Cookie
    9. Evil Queen or Maleficent candy apple
    10. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino from Starbucks
    11. Headless Horseman cupcake from Starbucks
    12. Bat Cookie from Starbucks
    13. Purple, Green, or Orange churros
    14. Barbacoa Torta from Rancho del Zocalo
    15. Jack Skellington cake pops
    16. Black rose cake pop
    17. Assorted Halloween donuts from Main Street coffee cart
    18. Halloween sprinkled waffle cone at Gibson Girl
    19. Dreamsicle beignets at Mint Julep Bar
    20. Snake & Spider Chocolate Goo at French Market
    21. Shrimp & Grits at Cafe Orleans
    22. Campfire S’Mores Funnel Cake at Stage Door Cafe
    23. Bison Blue Cheese Burger at Hungry Bear Restaurant
    24. Lamb Kofta from Bengal Barbecue
    25. Enchanted Maize Flatbread at Red Rose Tavern
    26. Spider Parfait from Galactic Grill
    27. Meatball Pizza from Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port
    28. Mickey Shaped Mummy Macaron at Jolly Holiday
    29. S’mores Bar at Jolly Holiday
    30. Pumpkin Muffin at Jolly Holiday
    31. Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake at Jolly Holiday
    32. Spiced Bundt Cake at Jolly Holiday
    33. Pumpkin Pie at Plaza Inn
    34. Caramel Apple Cider at The Coffee House at The Disneyland Hotel

Disney California Adventure

  1. Bat Wing Raspberry Sundae from Clarabelle’s
  2. Spider Silk Ice Cream Sandwich from Clarabelle’s
  3. Poison Apple-tini at Carthay Circle or Steakhouse 55 Lounge
  4. Green Apple Spell Lemonade at Smokejumpers Grille
  5. Pumpkin-shaped bread at Boudin Bread Cart
  6. Pumpkin Raisin bread pudding at Pacific Wharf Cafe
  7. Bacon Cheddar Ale Soup at Pacific Wharf Cafe
  8. Caramel Apple Smoothie at Schmoozies
  9. Monstermallow Donut at Schmoozies
  10. Mummy Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich from Schmoozies
  11. Dragon’s Breath Tacos at Studio Catering Truck
  12. Car-achnid Pot Pie at Flo’s V8 Cafe
  13. Grape “Ghoul”-ant Shake at Flo’s V8 Cafe
  14. Mini Candy Cone Pie at Flo’s V8 Cafe
  15. Vampire Mater Bread at Cars Land
  16. Slow Burnin’ Mac & Cheese at Cozy Cone Motel
  17. Pumpkin Spice Churro at Cozy Cone Motel
  18. Spoke-y Cone Macaron at Cozy Cone Motel
  19. Ghostly Pepper Nachos at Cove Bar
  20. Halloween specialty cocktail at Cove Bar
  21. Anti-Vampire Pizza at Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
  22. Karl Strauss Oktoberfest beet at Bayside Brews
  23. Orange ice cream at Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company
  24. Spicy Pepper Jack Cheese Stick at Corn Dog Castle

Click on the image below to open up a PDF version of the checklist you can print!

Halloweentime and Fall Disneyland Checklist

Photos from Disney Pinterest and copyright belongs to Disney; photo credit White Rabbit Photo Boutique

About Mindy

Mindy Marzec is a life-long Disney fan who grew up in Los Angeles. She started This Fairy Tale Life to share Disneyland travel tips for adults. When not at Disneyland, you can find Mindy at home snuggling with her cats and re-watching Thor: Ragnarok for the billionth time.