I was lucky enough to go on the Happiest Haunts Tour at Disneyland this week. This has been on my bucket list for years! I couldn’t wait to learn about the Happy Haunts of Disneyland! I’ve shared some of my favorite parts of the experience below so you can know what to expect on your tour. Disneyland changes the tour each year to keep it fresh for returning guests.
You will check in to your tour at Disneyland Tour Gardens kiosk (just to the left of City Hall). When I checked in I got a name tag, met our tour guide and chatted with the other people who would be in the tour group. I got an earpiece which enabled me to hear the tour guide even if I wasn’t right next to her. During the tour, there was music that played off and on through the earpiece. It was a nice touch and helped set the perfect Halloween atmosphere.
There were about 20 people in our tour group. Our tour guide walked nice and slow, so keeping up with her was not a problem. We did lots of walking between Disneyland and California Adventure. We made quite a few stops. At each stop, our tour guide would share a story from Disneyland’s Haunted History or a little piece of Halloween history. I love history and Halloween, so I really enjoyed this!
We stopped at Dia de Los Muertos- Zocalo Park. It was all deck out for Dia de Los Muertos. I loved seeing the colorful displays and hearing about the history of Dia de Los Muertos. They served us some Pan de Muertos. I didn’t care for it, but my husband liked it and finished it later that evening.
Our tour was supposed to include a ride on the Haunted Mansion, but it was shut down when we arrived. I was really looking forward to being escorted to the front of the line like a VIP, so I was a little disappointed. They did give us all a fast pass, so we could return later in the evening to ride it on our own time.
Everyone was thrilled when we made a quick stop inside Trolley treats and were given pumpkin fudge. It was delicious!
The Grand Finale:
We ended the tour right where we began. The tour guide had everyone sit down, collected our headpieces and passed out our fast passes for the Haunted Mansion. She then announced that she had a special surprise and asked us to wait for a minute. We were all pretty excited! Who doesn’t love a special surprise? She returned and we were escorted into a back room where we were able to take pictures with the hitchhiking ghosts! Now I felt like a VIP!
They gave everyone an adorable keepsake pin to take home as they were leaving.
I really enjoyed the Happiest Haunts tour at Disneyland overall. It was fun to learn about the history of Halloween and how it has been incorporated into the parks. It lasted about 2 1/2 hours. I thought it was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours at Disneyland. I recommend it for adults and children 12 and up. Let me know if you have any questions! For more Disneyland Halloween fun click here. Heading to the Oogie Boogie Bash? Read my tips here.