Happy Halloween from Disney California Adventure

As I mentioned in my previous post I’m not one for gore and horror and like my spookiness on the tame side. So, of course, the perfect place for me to go to is Disneyland. Earlier this month I headed to the parks to get in the Halloween spirit and found lots of seasonal goodies at California Adventure. It’s the first time they really decked out the park and I LOVED it.

I loved seeing the bats flying out of the Carthay Circle tower. It’s one of my favorite spots in the park as it’s the closest I’ll ever get to the real thing (demolishing a landmark like that? That’s a true horror). I was hoping to stop in for a fall cocktail but though it was a weeknight there was a line to get in.

I’m thinking this guy doesn’t need to wait in line. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite Disney cartoons (and about as scary as I get) so I was super excited to see a nod to the Headless Horseman. At night the pumpkin glows and smoke comes out of the horses nostrils making it even more of a spooky delight.

My main destination was Cars Land as I’d heard that’s where all the action was and it did not disappoint. There were decorations everywhere!

Even the cars were dressed up!

I made my way to the Cozy Cone Motel and found it to be all dressed up. I’m only bummed I missed the gingerbread salute to Psycho in the lobby as I didn’t know it was there. Sorry, Hitch!

I tried the season macaron shaped like the cone o’lanterns but it was super sweet and contained way to much candy corn so I headed off for a more substantial meal. Paradise Gardens has been converted to Plaza de la Familia to celebrate the upcoming release of Coco and it was filled with fun games, entertainment and food.

I decided to stop there for dinner and had a tasty taco trio with a jamaica slush and a delicious tres leches parfait.

Disney has really stepped up their food game and I enjoyed every bit off it.

One last stroll through Cars Land after dark and it was time to head home. I loved every minute of my evening at DCA (minus the crowds, of course). Happy Halloween!

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