Its finally the day when Grim Grinning Ghosts dress up like little kids and parade themselves through otherwise peaceful neighborhoods, stirring up mischief and mayhem wherever they roam… This is Halloween!

Before the Trick or Treaters are at your doorstep, here are a few fun tips for bringing the Magic of a Disneyland Halloween home for spooky spirits everywhere.


Nothing says Halloween like a few well placed, spooky Vinylmation figures. Break out your Holiday series ghosts and ghouls, some Nightmare Before Christmas pieces, and a few of your favorite villains and sprinkle them among your holiday decor. Youre guaranteed a magical evening of Halloween festivities when these guys join the fun!

20111031-162005.jpgSome balloons with an ambient spotlight illuminating them from below is sure to be reminiscent of the bright and colorful balloons floating through the night sky at the Park.

The best Disneyland-ified movie for some spooky Halloween viewing?  The Tower or Terror of course!  Yes, it is terribly corny, and surely not the world’s best movie production, but it is lots of fun, and a great guilty pleasure for Halloween movie watching.  And, don’t forget the very inspiration for Haunted Mansion Holiday, the one and only Nightmare Before Christmas.  While defintely more macbre than it’s theme park ride counterpart, Nightmare is a fun holiday film, and I think it is really cool that both Disney and Tim Burton can reach out of their comfort zone and entertain audiences that they otherwise might not reach.


Finally, if you need some pumpkin carving ideas look no farther than your favorite Disney character. I love finding characters that would normally be lit up like the Cheshire Cats smiling face or Blaze from the Tinker Bell movies. These jack olanterns always remind me of the character pumpkins surrounding the Partners statue in the Hub.

Most importantly have a fun, safe, and Magical Halloween!

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