Today, I want to write a post and share my experience when I went to Tokyo Disney Land’s Halloween Event. This was my first time ever celebrating Halloween – it was so special to celebrate the holiday at my favourite place on Earth.
My friend, her mum and I all got there really early, I visited Halloween one week after Typhoon 19 had caused the parks to close the previous weekend so the park was ridiculously busy! I hadn’t ever been to the park when it was so packed before so it was an experience but I yeah, it wasn’t what I would have wanted but never mind, it wasn’t something I could change.
The Entrance is decorated for the Season! The first thing we did was take photos – my friend’s mum and I took photos of the park and my friend went at got some fast passes for ‘The Haunted Mansion’ (More on this in a minute, please be patient!)
I like how Disneyland in-cooperates a selection of ‘harvest’ theme decor as well as spooky themes. I personally prefer more ‘harvest’ theme decor as I’m not really into ghouls and ghosts as much.
The front of the park and the ‘Western’ Area were the most decorated in the park, I didn’t see many other decor in other areas which makes sense, Halloween doesn’t really match the ‘futuristic’ theme of Tomorrow Land much.
We walked around admiring the decor for a little while and then made our way over to our ride as we got an early fast pass for Haunted Mansion…
The Nightmare Before Christmas! The Haunted Mansion has been redesigned and changed from the usual design – which already spooky and perfect for Halloween into an even more perfect seasonal ride! I believe this ride remains this way for the Christmas season as well but I haven’t been during Christmas so I can’t confirm that personally.
Even the already spooky garden is decorated with Halloween theme!
I managed to snap a photo while waiting for Fast Pass! I kind of wish that they made seasonal tickets so I can remember which day I went to the park and what event I saw. But Goofy is kind of Halloween-like with the purple background and orange top.
Is it Halloween? Or is it Christmas?
You aren’t meant to take photos inside but I just wanted to share how the ride looks different inside as well! It’s completely different from the usual theme! If you don’t like scary rides (like me!) The Haunted Mansion is still okay for you! It’s not particularly scary at all and it doesn’t have jump scares or fast bits in it so it’s good for a lot of different age groups. The ride is in Japanese however but even if you don’t really understand that much, the ride still will make sense as the songs are still in English.
This ride is quite popular so my advice is either fast pass or try to get there early! The line moves quite quickly actually even when it looks really long! Just grab a snack and enjoy looking around!
After The Nightmare Before Christmas we went to It’s a Small World as it’s relatively close by. I know that this ride is popular with some and not popular with others but I really like it! It’s cute! I like to ride it once if I can when I visit the parks – but I probably wouldn’t ride it more than once a visit personally.
Little Hercules! I love Hercules the movie so I was excited to see him as he tends to be a little forgotten sometimes.
The little lambs are so cute!
The ‘Japan’ area is so pretty. This ride is a water ride but it’s not shaky – I do tend to get motion sickness quite easily but I don’t get ill on this ride.
The Queen on Hearts Banquet Hall – It’s next to It’s a Small World (in between it and The Haunted Mansion) I’ve eaten here a few times as I really enjoy it! I love the Wonderland theme food and sitting area so much. We did not eat here today though.
After our two rides, we watched the spooky parade. The parades are my favorite part of the park! I really love them so much and so do many other patrons of the parks! It can be hard to get a good seat if you are unprepared as the Japanese love to sit in the best spot for hours to claim the best photo spots! If you want to take pictures it’s best to be prepared but since I like to see the floats, enjoy the songs and snack on popcorn while the parades happen I’m not normally so fussed where I sit/stand as long as I can see!
Mickey Mouse! I think this parade is similar every year actually as I had seen photos of some of the floats online once or twice.
I love all the details that go into the floats! Even though you only see it for a few minutes, they’re so wonderfully decorated and so magical.
I thought this cart was funny. Would you try some ‘PopBone’? I wouldn’t!
I think that this was my favorite float! The design was cute with the teddy bear pumpkins.
Afterwards we grabbed a bite to eat. Does this look like a dessert or a savory to you? It’s a savory! It was purple potato mash with some beef underneath! The colour scheme matches the park so well and it’s decorated like it too! It’s rather peculiar to eat something that is warm but looks like a cold food but it was yummy none-the-less. I also got a Churro after this as I refuse to visit DisneyLand and not consume a Churros (or two).
A pretty store display with festive goods on display. The little Halloween Bento boxes are so cute.
I actually did not purchase any Halloween goods from Disney as I try to not buy many things when I visit the parks. It’s so easy to go over board with things.
Cute Roomwear. Disney Land offers many different goods and different stores! I do love to browse the stores though.
The displays in the stores are just as nice as the window displays. I bought a few gifts and souvenirs this day though!
After a little shopping we went to the Philhar Magic Theater. I love this little show so much! It’s entirely in Japanese but I simply enjoy it regardless! I think people might think it’s boring or they won’t understand it but don’t fear! It’s enjoyable regardless. The waiting area has these interesting movie displays.
Next it was time for the ‘Dreaming Up’ Parade! I adore the ‘Dreaming Up!’ Parade so much. I love the floats, the songs the costumes the dances! It’s all so magical.
I did get some ‘Honey’ Popcorn to enjoy while watching the parade. I really enjoy Honey popcorn at DisneyLand – I will hunt it down and by it multiple times because one box is not enough T_T. I need more! I took a lot of photos but I don’t want to bore you with them so here’s one of my favorites – the Disney Princess’ (I cut off Aurora by missing a photo opportunity).
Peter Pan and Wendy! I love Wendy’s dress here! The gradient is so beautiful.
Afterwards, we went on Peter Pan’s Flight which I always enjoy. I love Peter Pan! How cute is little Tinkerbell?
I actually really like the Sequin Minnie Ears – I purchased the rose gold at a different day and I adore them. I wore them everytime I went to the parks and it was so nice to wear them. I have so many lovely memories with them now.
Wondering around and we went onto the Pirates of the Caribbean ride after. The line was quite long but I really enjoy Pirates. I was unable to ride my favorite Pooh ride this time as the wait was over two hours! I do love it but not so much for a two hour wait.
By this time it was getting a little dark so I decided to leave. I was pretty tired and I wasn’t in the mood to buy more or ride any more rides and it started to get a little cold. The elephants on Dumbo looks a little scary here too. I did want to watch the night parades but I was getting tired and my friend and her mum left for the day so I was alone so I decided to leave.
I had so much fun visiting the park and getting dressed up.
I did buy myself a few little things while I visited the park while buying gifts for others.
Firstly, this lovely Rapunzel Bracelet. It has a cute ribbon in pink and purple, a pearl, Rapunzel, and some flowers. It’s so dainty and not overly Disney – I think it’s a nice little touch of Disney to the everyday.
Of course, I had to buy something with a little touch of Pooh! I actually really like the little bee ring a lot. The set is not super obviously Pooh which is nice.
And of course, Peter Pan! I actually went as Wendy Darling to the Park so I wanted to purchase something ‘Neverland-like’ to remember the day by. The star ring is pretty but the Peter Ring is very obviously ‘Peter Pan’ so I try to be more mindful when wearing this set around.
I did purchase a few other items but they were gifts for others and I didn’t actually take any pictures of them before gifting them. Disney Land has a wonderful selection of things to gift to others!
I hope that you enjoyed this post and were interested in it. Tokyo Disney Land decorates the parks so nicely it’s fun to see!
Thank you for reading my post! – Flora