Disclosure: Thanks to the Disneyland Parks Resort for taking us on the Happiest Haunts Tour so we could experience what it was all about. All opinions, annual pass and giddy Halloweentime Disney glee are my own.
Last week my family attended Mickey’s Halloween Party and took the “Happiest Haunts” Tour as part of the total Disneyland Halloweentime experience. Disneyland at Halloween is my absolute favorite. It’s the most magical time of the entire year and the decorations, treats, and ride enhancements are not to be missed. There’s so much to see that it is difficult to do in one evening… without a guide.
The Happiest Haunts tour is a ticketed event of its own, and costs an additional fee, but it’s worth every penny. You won’t regret your decision to book this one. Particularly for out of towners and those who have only one night in the park, this is literally the ticket to a spectacular memory that you will cherish for life!
You will hit every highlight of Halloweentime in Disneyland and California Adventure in VIP style as you take the Happiest Haunts tour, and will avoid the lines on the most popular rides, several of which are specially enhanced and decorated for the holidays. The tour lasts a little over two and a half hours and is a delight all the way through. At the end you will know exactly where to go to Trick or Treat during Mickey’s Halloween Party and which attraction is worth a second pass for your crew.
There are both tricks and treats on this tour, as well as several behind the scenes stories that you can only get from a knowledgable park guide. Pay attention and you’ll learn all sorts of important things, including where to look for “Zero the dog” in the Haunted Mansion. He’s flying around in there and if you don’t know where to look – you just might miss him! (Note: Answer in the slide show!)
There’s a lot about this tour that I just cannot reveal, it would ruin the surprise – but I will say that it was both happy and haunted, as promised!
Photos Credit: Ciaran Blumenfeld