Here’s How to Plan Your Disneyland Paris Halloween Trip!

Halloween in Disneyland Paris

Halloween is one of the most magical times of the year. To have an extra spooky time, there is no better idea than a trip to Disneyland Paris! In Disneyland Paris, Halloween lasts more than one month, plenty of time to find a gap for your Disneyland trip.

The first thing you need to do is buy your tickets as soon as possible before they all sell out! We suggest you purchase the tickets from this website, where you can select your preferred date and choose if you want to visit one or both parks.

Once you have your entrance tickets, it’s time to discover what Halloween 2023 brings to Disneyland Paris.

When To Go: Disneyland Paris Halloween Dates 2023

Spooky season will hit Disneyland Paris from the 1st of October to the 5th of November, 2023. All Halloween festivities will take place during the regular park hours.

This year, the Disneyland Paris Halloween 2023 dates are coming right after Disneyland Paris celebrates their 30th anniversary, so you can expect it to be quite busy! To have a fantastic Disneyland Paris Halloween trip without having to queue for too long at your favorite attractions, avoid visiting the parks during weekends and school holidays.

To learn more about when crowds will overtake Disneyland Paris in October (and the first week of November) and the best times to visit it, check out our Disneyland Paris crowd calendar.

How to Get to Disneyland Paris

If you want to travel to Disneyland Paris from abroad and there is no train travel option, you can fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Paris Orly Airport (ORY), the two closest airports to Disneyland Paris.

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the closest airport to Disneyland Paris, only 35km away from the parks. Click here for all the ways to get from CDG Airport to Disneyland Paris.

Orly Airport (ORY) is located 45km from Disneyland Paris. Click here for all the ways to get from Orly to Disneyland Paris

If you want to visit Disneyland from London, this London to Disneyland Paris guide will tell you everything you need to know to travel to Disneyland Paris by train.

If you want to spend Halloween in Paris before your Disneyland trip, check out this post with all the ways to travel from Paris to Disneyland Paris.

Halloween in Disneyland Paris – Spooky Things to Do

Halloween in Disneyland Paris is super fun! From spooky characters and decorations to thrilling attractions and the Disneyland Paris Halloween Parade, here’s what to do in Disneyland Paris in October.

A. Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park will be ghoulishly fun this Halloween, thanks to the many decorations around Main Street US and other areas. All around, you will see smiling pumpkins, orange lanterns, garlands with lights, and joyful phantoms that will create the perfect atmosphere – but kid-friendly!

But it’s not only about pumpkins and phantoms! In Disneyland Paris, Halloween decorations also honor the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration. The most prominent symbols related to the Day of the Dead are calacas (skeletons) and calaveras (skulls).

What’s even better than the decorations, are the beloved Disney characters walking around dressed to the nines. However, Halloween is the time to shine for mischievous villains, and you will encounter Maleficent, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, and many more during character meet & greets.

Disneyland Park also features several “spooky attractions” to make Halloween thrilling! The classic “Phantom Manor” is a must, and you will also have lots of fun at “Adventure Island” with the characteristic skull-grotto and pirate galleon.

If you haven’t had enough, mingle with Captain Jack Sparrow at the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction and ride the rollercoasters at “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril” and “Big Thunder Mountain.” Lastly, stop by the Dragon’s Grotto, right below the Sleeping Beauty Castle – but do not dare to wake up the beast!

B. Walt Disney Studios

Walt Disney Studios Paris

There will be no special Halloween decorations or events in Walt Disney Studios. However, you will have the opportunity to meet Disney, Pixar, and Marvel characters! There are also character meet & greet points.

Walt Disney Studios has many attractions and rides, the most spooky being the infamous “Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.” This is not for the faint-hearted!

If you want to visit Walt Disney Studios, we suggest purchasing a combined ticket for the two parks, so you can also enjoy the Disneyland Paris Halloween parade and other Halloween activities in Disneyland Park.

C. Nightfall with Disney Villains (In Disneyland Park)

When night falls, the villains come out and take over Disneyland Park. Don’t miss the spooktacular “Nightfall with Disney Villains.”

The Disney Villains parade takes place before Disney D-Light at Sleeping Beauty Castle, where Disney villains come together to execute their evil plans with dancing fountains in the background.

31st October: The Highlight of the Pumpkin Festival!

October 31st means only one thing: it’s Halloween day! Come to Disneyland Paris wearing your best Halloween costume to celebrate it in style.

Unlike the previous years, there’s no Disneyland Paris Halloween Party 2023. However, Disneyland Park’s opening hours have been extended for all visitors.

So you can stay inside the parks until 11 p.m. to enjoy all the many attractions and an exclusive Disneyland Paris Halloween Parade. This year, the lights will be different from other evenings on Main Street US, and in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Disney Villains will bid farewell to visitors as they exit the Park.

Walt Disney Studios will close at the usual time (9.30 pm at this time of the year).

Dining at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris Parks are packed with fantastic eateries where you can taste delicious food. There are also dedicated picnic areas outside the parks if you don’t fancy sitting in a restaurant. If you visit Disneyland Paris in October, however, the weather might not be on your side.

For a well-rounded experience, we suggest you eat in one of the themed Disneyland Paris restaurants. There are restaurants with or without advance reservations, and they offer different cuisines.

Spooky will also arrive at the table, with limited-edition treats served for Halloween in both parks. Get your fangs on fantastic beverages like the “Little Devil Cocktail” and the Poisoned “Apple” for a fun time!

Prolong the Ghoulish Magic of Halloween at Disneyland Paris Hotels

Halloween in Disneyland Paris will be present inside the Disneyland Paris hotels too! With fall decorations and a “wicked” vibe, book a hotel for a unique Halloween experience.

This option is particularly good for those who want to enjoy the parks until the very last minute or those who want to visit the two parks: we recommend staying at least two days to discover Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios.

Each hotel has leisure facilities that are beautifully decorated for the season: have fun at the pools, get active in the fitness centers, relax in the spas, and watch your children play at kids’ corners. 

The best perk of staying overnight at Disneyland Paris hotels? Guests can enjoy the “Magic Hour.” Disneyland’s Magic Pass is not only the key to your hotel room: it gives you extra time in the park and before the crowds arrive. What’s better than entering the parks one hour before the general opening and enjoying your favorite rides without lines? Well, nothing!

And there you have it, all the information and our best tips to enjoy a spooky Halloween at Disneyland Paris. Bon voyage!

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