Knott's Camp Spooky & Mickey's Halloween Party
Well, it’s that time of the year. Someone just said to me the other day, “I can’t believe the holiday season has already begun!” and I almost slapped them in the mouth. Let’s just get something straight, Halloween does NOT count as part of the “Holiday Season”. Am I right? Costumes and candy is all about fun and no stress, no relatives, no travelling. FUN!
I wasn’t sure if I should write about Knott’s and Disney in the same blog post, but you know what? They are really close to each other and I know a lot of locals go to both. Some from the city even get a hotel room and do both parks on consecutive days. We did both and we had a blast at both, so let me tell you about the Halloween haps at the Happiest Place On Earth and the, um, Knottiest Place On Earth (?).
Both are having special Halloween celebrations throughout the month of October, ending on Halloween night and both have events that are appropriate for young children. Disney’s is at night and Knott’s is during the day. Do NOT take your little ones to Knott’s at night, unless you want to make the Guinness Book for youngest heart attack ever. Starting at 7pm, Knott’s Berry Farm transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm’s 40th Haunt and it is SCARY. Like crazy scary. HOWEVER…
During the day, on the weekends, there is a lot of really fun stuff for families and young children including a “Spooky Ookie Scavenger Hunt,” “Peanuts Spooktacular Show,” “Creepy Crawler Critter Cave,” “Snoopy’s Costume Party & Parade” and more! There is no additional cost for these activities and you can find the information on the Knott’s website.
In Anaheim, join up with Mickey and his friends at night for Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party. This is a separately ticketed, evening/night event for $69 and, according to Disney’s website, all of the night’s are currently sold out except Mon, October 29 & Halloween night, Wed, October 31. So hurry! Get a ticket now if you want to go!
Ticket holders are treated to a special, family-friendly night in the Disneyland park with trick-or-treating, dance parties, a Halloween Screams Fireworks Spectacular, Mickey’s Costume Cavalcade parade AND, most importantly, free parking. They even have guidelines for appropriate, non-violent costumes to keep it the night fun. Of course there’s even more fun, plus all the regular Disney magic and rides and you can read all about it on the Disney website!
Aubrey and I had a blast at both of these events and we feel so lucky to live here in L.A. So much to do and so much fun to be had! Have a SAFE and FUN Halloween!
*I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive admission to both theme parks to facilitate this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and my kid’s only and I’d just like to state for the record, that neither of us likes bloody clowns or zombies. We’re sticking with Snoopy and Mickey.