We’ve been Disneyland Annual Passholders for eight years. If you’re doing the math, you know that means that we’ve had passes longer than we’ve had children. And every year when they start promoting the Halloween party at Disneyland I’ve wondered why I would spend extra money to go trick or treat there, when I can go there any other day of the year.
UNTIL, of course, Bub’s friends were all going, and I casually mentioned it to him and he about burst with excitement. So, we decided to give this year a test run.
My thoughts: SO WORTH IT.
First of all, there’s the candy.
That picture doesn’t even come close to giving you a good idea of how much candy we came home with. I filled four large Ziplocs with candy the next morning. (Sorted by things I like, and things I’m willing to share, of course.)
Disney does a lot of things to make this night special. The parade and fireworks show are specific to this night alone. We missed the parade, but the fireworks were amazing. Bub hated them so we left halfway through, but they were really, really incredible.
The party is technically from 6-11, but if you buy a ticket you can get in as early as 3pm. Since the tickets are $56, (less for annual passholders) this seems like a DEAL to me for eight hours in the park. We didn’t get there until 5, but I think we would go early next time, because Bub really wanted to go on more rides and his friends wanted to trick or treat.
The park closes at 6 to general admission, and there were multiple checkpoints where they were making sure that people in the park after that point had wristbands. Color me impressed.
For kids who are into meeting the characters (NOT MINE) the villains are out, and other characters are out in costume.
Finally, in my bag were many of these Peanut Chews. I have never seen these before and I looooove them. They’re all gone now. Where do I find them?
This was not even a little bit sponsored.