It’s no secret that the holidays are a big deal for Disney Parks! While the season might not get as much fanfare as Christmas, Halloween at Disney is just as magical! To prepare for the festivities, Disney spends hours decorating and makes significant changes to many attractions for our enjoyment!
To help you navigate Halloween in the parks, Perfecting the Magic tested everything the season had to offer in order to give fans a taste of the Halloween side of Disney attractions and share whether they’re worth their wait times.
Let’s get into it!
THE HAUNTED MANSION SHOULDN’T BE MISSED
The Haunted Mansion, a fan favorite, is particularly busy during the spooky season. This attraction undergoes a weeks-long process to become rethemed every year to include Jack Skellington and his The Nightmare Before Christmas crew.
Even if you love The Haunted Mansion throughout the year, this overlay is an absolute must for Disney fans! With updates and improvements, Haunted Mansion Holiday is better than ever.
The 50-minute wait is well worth it, we promise!
CONSIDER SKIPPING SPACE MOUNTAIN
Space Mountain, typically rethemed during the Halloween season into a ghost-filled galaxy, didn’t receive a theming this year and might be worth skipping if you’re looking for Halloween experiences during your park day!
MATER’S GRAVEYARD JAMBOOREE IS A HIT
Though this attraction doesn’t compare to the overlay at The Haunted Mansion, it’s still fun! The Mater attraction transforms into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree during the Halloween season, and with just a 10-minute wait, the ride is worth your time. Offering a quick dose of spooky silliness, this attraction can be overlooked and shouldn’t be skipped!
LUIGI’S ROLLICKIN’ ROADSTERS OFFERS SEASONAL FUN
Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween is just as much as fun as Mater’s Graveyard Jamboree, even if the music isn’t quite as good.
Luigi’s shop offers the Halloween spirit in spades, complete with pumpkins made from tires! Don’t forget to stick around for evening in Cars Land, too! If you’ve never experienced it, you’re in for a treat. We believe the park truly shines as soon as the sun goes down!
WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MISSION BREAKOUT
We never tire of this ride, even after having ridden it a million times! Guardians of the Galaxy switches over to Monsters After Dark after 3 pm during the Halloween season, and we can’t get enough!
Unlike the other attractions at the Disneyland and California Adventure parks, this one borders on creepy! The Guardians ride is perfect for anyone looking for a blend of monsters and a heavy metal soundtrack! We recommend waiting until dark to get on this ride, as it ups the scare factor!
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What are your favorite holiday attractions at Disney? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Be sure to watch our Halloween attraction video on YouTube if you haven’t already, and follow us on socials for more holiday fun!