I'm often asked when I most recommend people visit Disneyland, and while the best time is any time, really, there are a few weeks out of the year that are better than any other...
From early September through October 31, it's Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort. Not only are the parks less crowded with kids back in school, they are also transformed by a beautiful array of fall decor. A giant Mickey shaped pumpkin greets you at the beginning of Main Street USA, and many of the parks' attractions are taken over by Halloween themed overlays.
Disneyland's The Haunted Mansion is easily the greatest of all the Halloween-themed attractions as Nightmare Before Christmas takes over the entire ride for an experience exclusive to Disneyland from Halloween to Christmas.
Also at Disneyland, Space Mountain becomes Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy with a different soundtrack and projections throughout the ride, exclusive to Halloween Time.
For extra magic, Disneyland offers Mickey's Halloween Party where guests are encouraged to dress in costume and enjoy shorter lines (only ticketed event guests are admitted), rare character meet-and-greets, and a Halloween-themed parade.
The great thing about attending Mickey's Halloween Party is that guests are admitted into Disneyland up to three hours before the start of the party, which means you can save on purchasing a full day's admission to Disneyland and instead buy the cheaper ticket to Mickey's Halloween Party and still enjoy the park for a good portion of the day!
Check out some of my favorite Disneyland Halloween Time videos below, and shoot me any questions you have on Twitter!