8 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween at Disney Parks Around the World

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween at Disney Parks Around the World blog header

The best month of the year, October, is here and with it brings treats and tricks galore! As we look ahead to Halloween, have you ever wondered how we celebrate at our parks around the world? We’re sharing 8 things you didn’t know about Halloween at Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disney Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and just a few of the unique experiences that await you!

Tokyo Disney Resort

Halloween at Disney Parks - Mickey in the “Spooky ‘Boo!’ Parade” at Tokyo Disney Resort

1. Dance Along to “Spooky ‘Boo!’ Parade”

“Spooky ‘Boo!’ Parade” is back once again! This must-see parade makes its way throughout the park with Mickey Mouse and his friends along with some friendly spirits. Be inspired as you watch the floats go by, themed to attractions and lands throughout Tokyo Disneyland, and dance along with your favorite Disney characters and Tokyo Disney Resort dancers.

Halloween at Disney Parks - The “Holiday Nightmare” version of the Haunted Mansion at Tokyo Disney Resort at Shanghai Disney Resort

2. Experience a Transformed Haunted Mansion

Head over to Haunted Mansion after the parade to experience the “Holiday Nightmare” version of this attraction. Similar to Disneyland Resort, Haunted Mansion at Tokyo Disney Resort also undergoes a seasonal transformation based on “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Shanghai Disney Resort

3. Grab Eerily Good Eats from CookieAnn Bakery Café

For some Duffy and Friends fun, indulge in goodies at the CookieAnn Bakery Café, which is filled to the brim with Halloween goodies, including special cakes, donuts and chocolate cookies. You’ll also find a selection of themed treats at Donald’s Dine ‘n Delights!

Halloween at Disney Parks - Halloween Villains Castle Celebration during During Halloween Spook-tacular Days at

4. Watch a Showstopping Halloween Villains Castle Celebration

During Halloween Spook-tacular Days, which will be held at the resort from Oct. 27 to Oct. 31, marvel at the Halloween Villains Castle Celebration! Complete with a stirring soundtrack that will have you dancing the night away, enjoy phenomenal projections of Disney Villains, fire effects and plenty of fireworks.

Disneyland Paris

Halloween at Disney Parks - Minnie Mouse on a float in the "Mickey’s Halloween Celebrations" at Disneyland Paris

5. A Halloween Cavalcade No Souls Should Miss

No Halloween is complete without some devilish dancing! Bop to the beat of “Mickey’s Halloween Celebration” and watch as the Mischief Makers, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Chip ‘n’ Dale and friends, all dressed in bewitching Halloween looks, glide along the parade route!

Halloween at Disney Parks - A projection of Maleficent during A Nightfall with Disney Villains” at Disneyland Paris

6. End Your Dastardly Day with Disney Villains

End the night with “A Nightfall with Disney Villains” for a wow moment at Disneyland Paris! Picture Disney Villains taking over Sleeping Beauty Castle, bringing you on a spellbinding journey featuring fountains, projections, music and more.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

7. Pay a Visit to Cruella de Vil at The Pavilion for a House Party you Won’t Forget

At House of De Vil-lains, learn Disney villain signature poses, request temporary tattoos, get your face painted by stylists and enjoy wicked refreshments prepared by Cruella’s henchmen, Horace and Jasper. You even have the opportunity to be put on a magazine cover thanks to Photopass photographers! Show off your villainous outfit and strike a pose in front of the installations inspired by classic Disney villains. Featuring an original song, “Shine,” you’ll be humming this tune long after enjoying the performance by Cruella. You can even listen to “Shine” when you’ve returned home from a visit as it is now available on global music streaming platforms!

Halloween at Disney Parks - “Let’s Get Wicked” Disney villain show at Disneyland Paris

8. “Let’s Get Wicked” Brings All the Frightening Fun

“Let’s Get Wicked” is an award-winning musical stage show that places Disney Villains front and center! This spellbinding and wicked musical extravaganza by Disney villains, such as Ursula and Maleficent, features singing and dancing with spectacular audiovisual elements, lighting effects, and costume designs. “Let’s Get Wicked” and two other songs from the musical are now available on global streaming platforms.

Now, who’s ready to plan their next Halloween abroad? Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for all the frightful fun around the world this Halloween!