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Disney’s First Not-So-Scary Party of the Year


Every year, Disneyland hosts special Not-so-Scary Halloween parties in August, September, October, and November so you can enjoy an all treats, no tricks semi-spooky season. It’s perfect for families and all ages, and this year the first parties take place August 24 and 27. It’s the least crowded of the year, but you’ll still want to get your tickets early at the official Disney site because they do sell out.

Trick or treating takes place around the park, and you’ll be given a map upon arrival so no tombstone will be left unturned. However, the biggest trick or treating takes place on Main Street. It’s also where you’ll spot rare characters alongside your favorites—all decked out in their own autumnal costumes. All guests are encouraged to dress up, just please leave the masks at home.

Witching Hour

On these nights, the park is open late with the special fireworks finale at midnight. Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade winds through the streets while zombie-fied cadaver quartets serenade guests with their soulful songs (don’t worry, these cadavers are quite friendly!) It all starts at 7 p.m., and you won’t want to miss the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, Monstrous Scream-o-Ween Ball, and the other activities going on throughout the evening.

Head to the Rockettower Plaza Stage for many of the main events, and duck into the restaurants and shops for seasonal goodies. The Haunted Mansion Portrait Desserts is a particular favorite. This summer, get into the Halloween spirit a little early at one of Disneyland’s most beloved events.