Downtown Disney District is Frightfully Delightful During Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Valerie Lee

It’s Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, and the Downtown Disney District is a bubbling cauldron of exciting seasonal things to do, sights to see, shopping to explore and treats to discover! Make no bones about it, you’ll want to carve out time to join us for all the fall fun!

Downtown Disney District - Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit

New! Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit

Partake in our new pumpkin hunt in the Downtown Disney District! First, purchase a game board and stickers at select Disney merchandise locations, including World of Disney, and search for 13 different hidden pumpkins throughout the district, each inspired by a different Disney character. Then, place the corresponding stickers on your game board! Whether players choose to hunt for pumpkins or not, they can return their game board to a redemption location at World of Disney or Disney’s Pin Trader for a chilling surprise.*

Along with Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, our Horticulture and Resort Enhancement teams have been filling the planters with more than 1,100 whimsically painted pumpkins, 2,000 real pumpkins and 300 gourds!

Sink Your Fangs Into…

Celebrate your favorite fall flavors and enjoy tasty pumpkin-spiced sweets, savory dishes and spooky cocktails throughout Downtown Disney District. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, Ballast Point Brewing Co., Uva Bar & Café, Marceline’s Confectionery, Kayla’s Cake, Sprinkles, Jamba and Salt & Straw are just a few of the many restaurants and snack stops to order seasonal menu items. For the highlights, check out our recent Disneyland Resort Halloween Foodie Guide on the Disney Parks Blog!

World of Disney Halloween Merchandise

Spellbinding Shopping

If you’re looking for hauntingly fabulous home décor and apparel, be sure to visit the World of Disney, Disney Home and The Disney Dress Shop. A Disneyland Resort spirit jersey is a must for crisp fall weather!

At Curl Surf, beachwear turns cozy with autumn outfits for your trip to a pumpkin patch or taking a fun hayride in the country!

Get in the Halloween spirit with Pandora’s double-dangle charm featuring Jack Skellington from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This piece is hand finished in sterling silver, featuring a full moon and night sky made with hand-applied transparent enamel.

Always in season is letting your creativity soar at The LEGO Store, where this fall they are featuring a Halloween owl, a spider and haunted house pack, and thousands of other components to create your next masterpiece!

The SCAREolers at Downtown Disney District

Eerie Entertainment!

As six of the 999 Happy Haunts, The SCAREolers will delight you with frightfully fun a cappella music.  This ghostly glee club sings your favorite Halloween songs from “I Put a Spell On You” to tributes to your favorite Disney Villains!  Be sure to see them perform, Friday through Sunday evenings through October 31, 2021, before they return to their crypt!

Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween Posters and Banners at Downtown Disney District

Fall TV Fun

Take a stroll over to the Downtown Disney District courtyard to check out the eye-popping banners and movie posters celebrating Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween! Starting October 1 on Freeform, you can enjoy an entire month of Halloween-themed programming filled with all your spooky movie favorites. Don’t forget to watch all October, only on Freeform.

This Saturday only, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., ABC’s “The Wonder Years” is helping guests get a head start on trick or treating (emphasis on treating!). Downtown Disney District visitors can revisit their youth with a retro ice cream truck experience! A themed truck will be parked in the district and serving up the best nostalgic treats including ice cream cones and other frozen goodies (while supplies last). Stop by to get your fix, and don’t forget to catch the series premiere of the new original coming-of-age comedy “The Wonder Years” at 8:30/7:30c, Wednesday, September 22, on ABC and stream on Hulu.

Orange you excited for the Halloween season in the Downtown Disney District?!

*Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit is subject to cancellation or change without notice including—without limitation—dates, surprises and prices. Game boards available while supplies last. Limit 5 game board purchases per Guest. One surprise per game board. Game board valid for redemption through November 7, 2021 or while surprise supplies last.

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