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It’s no secret that summer break and holidays are the busiest times to explore Disneyland® Resort, but it feels a little like we’re spilling some locals-only insider tea to let you know that fall is actually one of the best times to check out Disneyland® Resort.

With cooler breezes, bewitching decorations, and a sprinkle of pixie dust in the air, autumn casts a spell that turns “The Happiest Place on Earth” into an even more enchanting wonderland. As a Disneyland® Resort Good Neighbor Hotel, it’s important to us that we share the best of the best information with our guests, so check out all of the upcoming must-see fall events coming to Disneyland® Resort this year!

Don’t forget to book your rooms at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, too! We are often called the best castle-themed hotel near Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA! Our free Dream Machine Shuttle will take you directly to and from the parks, including these must-see fall events coming to Disneyland® Resort. We also have great dining options, on-site amenities, and our own Princess Corinne to keep the magic going while you’re here.  Book direct and save today!

Spooky Halloween Fun & More

Nobody does Halloween fun like Disneyland® Resort! From the freakishly fun rides to getting your boogie on at dance parties and special shows, there’s something for everyone during the spooky season! There are also some incredibly sentimental and spirited Día de los Muertos celebrations to check out! Here’s a quick rundown of a few spooky must-see fall events coming to Disneyland® Resort:

Make a Pit Stop in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure® Park

  • Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween: This “ghoulishly grand song ‘n’ dance bash” will surely be a favorite memory for all! Check out this fun dance party while you’re in Radiator Springs this Fall!
  • Costumed Cars Cruise the Park: Some of your favorite Cars characters will be all decked out in hilarious Haul-O-Ween attire!
  • Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree: Forget trick or treating, and get ready for tractor-treatin’ with Mater at the Haul-O-Ween hoedown!

Race Through the Night to Save Groot in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure® Park

Celebrate Halloween Throughout Disneyland® Resort

  • Characters in Costume: All decked out in their Halloween costumes, all your favorites, like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, will have a howling good time in costume! You may even run into Jack Skellington and Sally! Check the Disneyland app for the most up-to-date appearance times once you’ve gotten to the park!
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday: inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: You can take an eerie tour of the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square! All decked out by the Pumpkin King himself, you’ll love all of the seasonal surprises waiting for you!
  • Halloween Screams: If you were always more drawn to the villains than the heroes, you can’t miss this evening spell-ebration this fall at Disneyland® Resort! Halloween Screams is a frightfully fun nighttime spectacular full of sights and sounds with classic Disney villains. Everyone has a little Disney villain in them. Go ahead and embrace yours!
  • Main Street Pumpkin Festival: Looking for something a little more festive than frightening? The Main Street Pumpkin Festival is for you! Let all the incredible hand-carved pumpkins inspire your Halloween creations this year!  Don’t miss the giant Mickey pumpkin awaiting you at Main Street, U.S.A.!
  • Disney’s Happiest Haunts Tour: Let a cast member show you around this fall to get all the chilling stories and thrilling experiences. With these guided tours, you can even catch the villainous Halloween Screams show from an exclusive viewing area!

Catch the Food, Art and Cultural Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead  Displays

  • Frontierland will play host to an exceptional Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead tribute this fall! Celebrate to remember loved ones who have passed away, take the time to honor them, and embrace your eternal connections.
  • Plaza de la Familia at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure® Park will bring the Disney and Pixar Academy Award®-winning film Coco to life! Don’t miss the musical celebrations, memory wall, and much more!

‘Tis the Season to Get Festive

Once the spookiness subsides after Halloween, it’s time to turn things around and celebrate the next season! Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort will run from November 10, 2023 – January 7, 2024. With both new and returning seasonal favorites, you can kick off the holidays in style this fall at Disneyland® Resort! Here’s a sneak peek at just some of the fun to come:

  • Get a jump start on the magic of holiday decorations and prepare to be impressed by the dazzling displays of twinkling lights, holiday décor, Christmas trees with uniquely themed ornaments, and even a bit of “snow” this fall!
  • The Festival of Holidays offers food, drinks, music, dance performances, and so much more! Inspired by traditions from Christmas, Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day, this is a must-see festival to kick off the holiday season!
  • Don’t miss World of Color – Season of Light at Disney California Adventure® Park! Paradise Bay will be filled with the spirit of togetherness and love this fall,  as hundreds of fountains showcase heartwarming, fan-favorite moments from Disney animated films.

No matter when you come to Disneyland® Resort, be sure to book your stay at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel! We know we’re biased, but we’re the best hotel to stay at when visiting Disneyland® Resort this fall. Our location to the park, free shuttle service, and magical look and feel are all reasons enough to book your stay, but our comfortable, clean hotel rooms are a lifesaver after a long day at the park!

We can’t wait to see you this fall in Anaheim, don’t forget to book direct and save today!