All Month Long
Regular park admission price Boys and girls of every age, would you like to see something strange? The Magic Kingdom decks out for Halloween (and, this year, so does California Adventure!) and there’s plenty of fun in store. Whether you want to meet your favorite character in their Halloween costume, ride Haunted Mansion Holiday or Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, or try some fall-themed treats (I’m ready to once again drown myself in caramel apple Schmoozies), there are plenty of spooky things to check out!
Check out this fabulous Disney art gallery filled with all kinds of wonderful art. Some fantastic Disney pins will be on sale in addition to the art itself!
Shop for unique Disney collectibles, everything from plush toys and pins to original animation cels, at this biannual Disneyana Fan Club event! Also, pick up some free goodies, win prizes, and meet Disney authors and icons!
Sunday, October 1
This annual festival of all things animated has two fantastic Disney events for you to check out! Enjoy a panel of classic Disney animators as well as a discussion and book signing with Mindy Johnson, author of Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation.
Sunday, October 1, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
What can the El Capitan say except you’re welcome for bringing this hit movie back to the big screen! And meet Moana after every showing!
Sunday, October 1-Thursday, October 5, various times
Price varies by location
When will your life begin? When you get to see this hit movie on the big screen once again!
Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 PM; Friday, October 6, 7:00 PM; Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 PM; Friday, October 13, 7:00 PM; Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 PM; Friday, October 20, 7:00 PM; Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 PM; Friday, October 27, 7:00 PM; Tuesday, October 31, 6:00 PM
It’s Halloween-loween everybody! And there’s no better way to celebrate than to trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom while wearing your Halloween best. Meet special characters, watch the Halloween parade and fireworks, join lively dance parties, and more! And this year, for the first time, you can park hop during the party!
Friday, October 6-Sunday October 15, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM
The El Capitan will put a spell on you when you check out this 90’s classic on the big screen! Director Kenny Ortega will be introducing the movie on opening night at the 7 PM showing!
Friday, October 6-Tuesday, October 31
Regular park admission
Be among the first to see new footage from this upcoming Marvel adventure at the Sunset Showcase Theatre! (Though it has not been confirmed, and may not be until the last minute, these sneak peeks often have an AP preview the night before opening that includes a free gift, so keep an eye on Disneyland’s social media and/or swing by on October 5th to check!)
Friday, October 6-Sunday, October 8
Regular park admission, free for hotels
So much goes on during this super fun weekend-long Disneyland event! Get free goodies at the reception center in the Grand Californian, attend Bob Gurr’s panel, or just go to the park and join in on the fun!
Friday, October 6-Thursday, October 12, various times Price varies by location
Dreams do come true in New Orleans, and at AMC Theatres when this hit movie makes its return!
Meet the Pumpkin King and the Boogie man himself! Get a photo or an item of your choice signed by the voices behind Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie from the Halloween classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas .
Saturday, October 7, 12:00 PM
See Descendants 2 star Sofia Carson and Jordan Fisher from Liv and Maddie in concert, as well as Radio Disney host, Candice, a surprise guest host, and the band In Real Life! The day will also include food, games, and more!
Saturday, October 7, 2:00 PM
Join author Mindy Johnson for a lecture and book signing, taking a look back at the often overlooked history of the women who helped make Disney what it is today.
Saturday, October 7-Tuesday, October 31 (closed Sundays and Mondays)
This wonderful on-campus experience is back with even more pieces, featuring Pinocchio! An opening reception with food, music, and more fun will take place on opening night starting at 5, but if that doesn’t work for you, stop by whenever you have the chance; it’s slated to be up until next April!
Friday, October 13-Thursday, October 19, various times
Price varies by location
Chase the wind, touch the sky, and catch this hit Pixar movie on the big screen once again!
Sunday, October 15, 10:00 AM
Join legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr as he shows you some of the most iconic Disney sites around Southern California. This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that I highly recommend to any and every Disney fanatic! It is a monthly event, so if October doesn’t work out for you, there are plenty of other opportunities to check it out!
Sunday, October 15 Free
While this is included in Bob’s bus tour, if you’d like a cheaper, shorter experience and/or would like to spend even more time here, it’s open to the public the third Sunday of every month! Check out the barn that once belonged to Walt Disney, as well as all of its train paraphernalia and a mini-museum. Special Disney guests often stop by (Bob will, of course, stop by for his tour, and is happy to take pictures with people!) so be sure to keep an eye on their website!
Tuesday, October 17
See this fan favorite on the big screen in this historic theater, plus, receive original artwork from the film with your ticket purchase!
Ducks fly together, and Disney fans will be flying to the El Capitan for this one night only screening! Special guests are expected to be in tow (keep an eye on the El Capitan’s Facebook for updates)!
Friday, October 20-Tuesday, October 31, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM $11-$23
What’s this? It’s Tim Burton’s classic back at the El Capitan once again!
Saturday, October 21, 11:00 AM
This is a rare opportunity to not only see Walt Disney’s first feature-length film on the big screen, but to see it at a very historic and iconic theater! The screening will also include the Betty Boop Snow White short film.
Catch this Pixar classic on the big screen, accompanied with a Q&A with producer John Walker and a surprise special guest, a sneak peek at Coco , and a limited edition Incredibles 2 print for all attendees.
Sunday, October 29, 2:00 PM
(this event is sold out)
Halloween is cool, and it’s even cooler this year at this special D23 event! Watch the Disney Channel classic, Halloweentown , on the big screen, trick or treat around the studio lot, check out a Disney villains exhibit, shop in the Studio Store, and receive a special gift!