Pumpkin Churros & 16 Other Reasons to Visit Disneyland This Fall

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Sep 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Good news, Disneyland lovers: According to Disney, it's officially fall. That means Halloween attractions are here and will be through Oct. 31. With it comes cooler weather (perfect for walking around a park all day), thinner crowds and just as many amazing things to see.

This year, it's going to be better than ever before. In years past, Disneyland California had a mellow spook season, significantly less impressive than Halloween at Disneyland Resort. This year, Disneyland California has gone all out. They still have the classic transformations of rides like the Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, but they’ve also decked out new areas of the park for an even more incredible experience.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to visit Disneyland, it’s arrived. Want to know exactly what kind of treat you're in for? We've rounded up the best parts of visiting Disneyland in the fall.

1 /18: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ride makeover

1/18 :'Guardians of the Galaxy' ride makeover

Even the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride gets in the spirit after dark.

2 /18: Rancho del Zocalo

2/18 :Rancho del Zocalo

Beloved restaurant Rancho del Zocalo gets a Día de los Muertos makeover, including both their decor and their delicious treats.

3 /18: Halloween fireworks

3/18 :Halloween fireworks

Greens and purples light up the night above the Disney castle with Halloween-themed fireworks.

4 /18: Haunted 'Cars' ride

4/18 :Haunted 'Cars' ride

For the first time this year, Cars Land is getting the all-over spook treatment.

5 /18: Spooky souvenirs

5/18 :Spooky souvenirs

The seasonal poison apple cups are to die for. 

6 /18: Haunted Mansion Holiday

6/18 :Haunted Mansion Holiday

Sure, the Mansion is always haunted, but during Halloween, they kick it up a notch with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme.

7 /18: Hand-carved pumpkins

7/18 :Hand-carved pumpkins

Big Thunder Ranch, which housed the incredible seasonal pumpkin carvings, has closed, but carved pumpkins will still greet you along the Disney streets.

8 /18: Mickey's Halloween party

8/18 :Mickey's Halloween party

It costs extra to attend, but meeting your favorite characters, trick-or-treating and the special fireworks are worth it.

9 /18: Jack & Sally

9/18 :Jack & Sally

Unlike the rest of the year, during Disneyland's Halloween season, Jack and Sally can be spotted walking around the park

10 /18: Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy

10/18 :Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy

If you thought it gave you nightmares before, Space Mountain gets even spookier with the Ghost Galaxy theme.

11 /18: Green apple spell lemonade

11/18 :Green apple spell lemonade

This themed drink sounds super-refreshing for the still-warm early days of fall.

12 /18: The themed treats

12/18 :The themed treats

Here's the real treat about Disneyland in the fall: All of the spooky sweet treats available across the park.

13 /18: El Muerto Mickey

13/18 :El Muerto Mickey

Like this Dia de los Muertos Mickey.

14 /18: Dole Whip Dollies sugar cookie candy corn

14/18 :Dole Whip Dollies sugar cookie candy corn

Or this giant candy corn sugar cookie.

15 /18: Mickey mummy

15/18 :Mickey mummy

Or this too-cute Mickey mummy.

16 /18: Pumpkin churros

16/18 :Pumpkin churros

These glittering pumpkin churros are reason enough to visit Disney. 

17 /18: Disneyland Christmas

17/18 :Disneyland Christmas

If Halloween isn't your thing, Disneyland starts celebrating Christmas Nov. 10, which is over a month before the first day of winter (Dec. 21).

18/18 :Pin For Later

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