Theme Parks – What’s New This Season

Also see Adventure City listed in this section.


Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure
The Halloween season, September 9 – October 31, offers Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, ghost encounters at The Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror, and Haunted Mansion Holiday. In Frontierland, Dia de los Muertos is observed through November 1. Join trick-or-treaters at Mickey’s Halloween Party with The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow on select days (special ticketing required). During the Christmas holiday, November 13 – January 6, Christmas Fantasy Parade, It’s a Small World and Haunted Mansion Holiday, Paint the Night parade, and Disney Viva Navidad street party at California Adventure Park. 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim.


Knott’s Berry Farm
Scary Farm (13+), September 22 – October 31, features endless Halloween-themed mazes, live shows, multiple scare zones, four skeleton key rooms (separate experiences from the mazes, with purchase of the Fright Lane with Skeleton Key) and costumed monsters roaming the park. Spooky Farm runs October 1-31 for younger kids (3-11) to celebrate daytime cheer rather than fear with shows, activities, and of course, trick or treating. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park.


Seasonal events include Brick-or-Treat Festival, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Holidays at Legoland, November 25 – January 1, plus a New Year’s Eve kids’ celebration. One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad.


Halloween Spooktacular includes silly-spooky shows and sea-inspired trick-or-treat stations, weekends, September 24 – October 30. Wintery Wonderland, November 19 – January 1, brings holiday attractions, including Santa’s Cottage, reindeer and The Christmas Village.


Six Flags Magic Mountain
Halloween-themed Fright Fest (13+), select days (mostly weekends), September 17 – October 30. During Holidays in the Park, November 19 – January 3, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, carolers and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa. 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia.


Universal Studios Hollywood
Halloween Horror Nights (13+), September 16 – November 5. During the Christmas holiday, Grinchmas takes over the park with celebrity story times, tree lightings and snow. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.