Each year it seems that Disneyland takes on more of a Halloween image starting in the latter part of September and running through the beginning of November.

It really began in 2001 with the introduction of the Haunted Mansion Holiday where the mansion gets a Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” overlay complete with Jack Skellington and crew. Then in 2006 they went full out, decorating several areas of the park in Halloween decor and hosting events such as the Happiest Haunt Tour and Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party.

It is no different this year and Lorren Au, a staff photographer at the Orange County (CA) Register recently captured some of this Disney Halloween magic on film. I have inserted a few select photos below for your enjoyment.

Ghastly-green pumpkins

Ghastly-green pumpkins located outside the Haunted Mansion.

Giant Mickey pumpkin located on Main Street

Crews work around a giant Mickey pumpkin located on Main Street.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Haunted Mansion Holiday is inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Skeletons celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Skeletons celebrate “Dia de los Muertos” (Spanish for Day of the Dead) at Disneyland.

JackoLanterns in Frontierland

60 unique Jack’o’lanterns were to be added to “The Halloween Tree” in Frontierland.

Display at Woodys Halloween Roundup

A display at Woody’s Halloween Roundup at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch.

If you enjoyed these then you’ll enjoy plenty more photos as well as an article to coincide with them at Orange County (CA) Register. The best thing to do however is to visit the park during this time of the year. Halloween and Christmas are wonderful times to see the parks transformed into holiday splendor.


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