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Joshua Sudock, Orange County Register
A special seasonal fireworks show, called Halloween Screams, will be part of night parties at Disneyland. Halloween Screams, shown here, debuted last year.
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New Disneyland Halloween parties begin

New Disneyland Halloween parties begin

Disneyland will host exclusive fireworks shows, a new mini parade and trick-or-treat trails as part of its newly moved Halloween night parties, which start Friday.

This year, Disney is bringing its night trick-or-treat events to Disneyland after staging the parties in Disney California Adventure for about five years. Disneyland hasn’t had Halloween parties since at least the mid 1990s.

Now called Mickey’s Halloween Party, 10 events are scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays in October, as well as Halloween on Oct. 31.

During the day, general Disneyland guests can see Halloween decorations, meet villains and munch on special menu items for the season, which began Sept. 17.

But the night parties require separate park tickets, which range from $49 to $59. As of late Wednesday, tickets were still available for all nights, although the events have sold out in the past, said Betsy Sanchez, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman. Find out how to buy tickets on Disneyland’s website.

Advance tickets are cheaper than buying them on the day of the event. However, prices have more than doubled since the parties began at Disney California Adventure. See a previous story about Disney Halloween prices.

The Disneyland events will include these features:

* The Halloween Screams fireworks will only be displayed for patrons of the Halloween parties. Last year — the first year of the seasonal fireworks — all general Disneyland visitors could watch the show. Read more about the Halloween Screams fireworks change. While people can see the fireworks outside the park, they will be unable to hear the narration, see special effects and listen to the music.

* A new mini-parade, Mickey’s Costume Party, will travel on the parade route twice during the parties. Disney characters will wear costumes. Floats will be decorated as a Haunted Castle and Costume Shop. Read more about the Disney “cavalcade” on the Disney Parks blog.

* Candy and healthy snacks, such as dried fruit, will be given out at 50 stations along eight “hide-and-go-treat trails.” Disney expects to give out a half-million pounds of treats during the events.

* Visitors can greet characters and take photos at nine decorated stations. See the list of characters and stations on the Disney Parks blog.

Are you looking forward to Mickey’s Halloween Party? Tell us in the comments section or take a poll in the Around Disney blog.

Check in the Around Disney blog next week for full coverage of the event.

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