Celebrating Halloween In The Happiest Place On Earth

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disney at halloween

Over the Halloween weekend, me and a friend had booked a very quick trip to Paris in order to spend a day in Disneyland. The Nightmare Before Christmas is both of our favourite movies and so our main mission was to seek out Jack and get a photo, explore the haunted mansion and Halloween element of the park and just enjoy the day.

The weekend started off very early as we had the first Eurostar from Kings Cross at 6am so we got a train at 3.45am from St Albans. After a very quick train journey which we pretty much slept through we arrived at Gare Du Nord. I planned the trip so that our hotel was just outside the train station, and even at 945am our room was ready for us to get into (Thanks, Mercure!) After dumping our bags and grabbing what we needed we got the train and ended up in Disney around 11am.

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We were lucky to see the Autumnal parade just as we came in full of reds, oranges and yellows and plenty of pumpkins. Next stop was the Haunted Mansion which is where Jack is meant to be situated and after about 20 mins of running into shops and taking photos by the pumpkins, we found him. Considering that it’s just a guy in a costume I completely felt like a fan girl, like how a young girl might react when she meets Justin Bieber (minus the tears). We queued for about half an hour which was well worth it and I got my signature, had a little chat with Jack and of course got some photos. They were great and after me and my friend had individual photos we were able to get a photo with us both in so thanks Disney staff.

jack skellington

The rest of the day we were just happy we had completed our mission and went on a few rides including the Haunted Mansion cause it was Halloween, Space Mountain which was awesome, The Teacups because they’re Alice in Wonderland themed and the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast which I won by a complete landslide. We caught the Disney Villains show which was so good as the villains are my favorite, it included Jafar, Maleficent, Cruella Da Vil, The Evil Step Sisters, Captain Hook, Claude Frollo, Guston, Lady Tremaine, Ursula, The Red Queen and more. The show itself was really fun and the characters then came out so you could queue to meet them. I’d have loved photos with Jafar and Maleficent but there were so many people around it didn’t seem worth it.

pumpkins

The whole park looks completely magical in Autumn and they have thought of every little detail. It’s been a long time since I’ve been and I really got to appreciate it this time, alongside spending a lot of money on treats and presents *oops*. We stopped for a buffet dinner at the Central Plaza Restaurant which was great and very filling before we had a quick go on the carousel before our trip back to the hotel. We might have been super tired and poor but my day in Halloween was amazing. I definitely want to go back at Christmas time one year and see how much effort they put into the decorations.

How did you spend your Halloween?
November 1, 2016
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  • Looks like such a fun trip! We were lucky enough to be in Disney World Florida for Halloween a couple of years ago, and ever since then a home grown Halloween just hasn’t been the same. So my evening was just spent dishing out sweets to little kids, which is fun in a different way.

  • LaaLaa

    My neighbours go yearly because they love celebrating Halloween in DLP. Now I see exactly why xo

  • I have always loved the Night Before Christmas Film ever since I was little, I am a huge Disney fan too!

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  • Sarah | The Urban Wanderer

    I love The Nightmare Before Christmas – so cool that you got a photo with Jack. I have never really considered what DIsney would be like at Hallowe’en and it looks amazing! Those pumpkins are brilliant. I’m impressed that you had the energy to do so much after your really early start and good planning on the hotel being o close to Gare du Nord.

    We didn’t really do much for Hallowe’en, I carved a teeny weeny pumpkin and we entertained the local neighbouring kids with sweets and scared sounds, but that was it :) x

  • Oh my goodness I bet you had the most amazing time, I really want to visit Disney Land at some point – I didn’t do anything for Halloween myself I have to admit. x

  • jigsawparenting

    oh how jealous am I its a place I have always wanted to visit – I bet it was extra special because of the celebration time

  • Kathryn

    Oh wow how lucky are you! I’ve never been to Euro Disney xx

  • Laura

    OMG this is absolutely AMAZING!! Id love to go to disney for halloween xxx

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I would love to go to Disney for Halloween. I bet it is even more magical than normal.

  • What a fun way to celebrate Halloween! It looks like you had a brilliant time.

  • I am totally jelly! I would love to have visited it myself, i love the autumnal / halloween time of year :) Will look forward to your christmas disney post!!:P

  • fashion-mommy

    What an amazing day, I love the idea of doing this. I met a Jack and Sally at a local event with my little boy a few years ago, not real but still cool.

  • Ahhh I’m so jealous! My sister and I want to spend Halloween at Disney next year :)

  • Looks like you had a fab time! I love the Nightmare before Christmas as well x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    It looks just so amazing. I go a week on Monday and literally cannot wait x

  • Ayesha Farhad

    Oh wow. Everything looks so pretty and autumn-ish! I am glad you had fun! xx

  • This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been jealous of someone’s Halloween celebrations. Looks like it was so much fun!! x

  • Le Coin de Mel

    Oh wow, we’re thinking of going to Disneyland for Halloween next year for my girl’s 5th birthday, and I’m sold!

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Oh my gosh what an amazing day! I would love to go x

  • Sam Bresnahan

    Whoa, is this real? I am a HUGE fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas. I have to go, eek!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Those pumpkin carvings are fantastic I bet you had a great time. I love the nightmare b4 Christmas too!!!

  • In bed hahahha lol.
    So jealous of your adventure and glad to hear you had an awesome day. Not been to Disney during autumn so would be nice to see what’s what

  • Oh so jealous we went a few years ago but I would love to go back with the twins

  • Tanya Brannan

    Oh WOW! so envious!! I have been for the Christmas parades but would love to see it at Halloween. Those pumpkins are just epic. Glad you had a great time xx

  • Ickle Pickle

    Oh how amazing! I love that you just did it! We went in May and it rained constantly but we can’t wait to go back. We did a couple of fab Trick or Treat trails. Kaz x

  • Oh wow what a brilliant place to celebrate Halloween! Those pumpkins look amazing

  • I didn’t even think of the Paris version for HAlloween – I’m sitting here thinking about going to Florida again for it and completely forgot there was somewhere much closer to home, haha!

  • Kira L Curtis

    I had a little fundraising Halloween party at my house, something a little less exciting than going to HalloweenTown! I know loads of people who would love to go there! I actually only just watched the movie for the first time on Sunday!

  • Annie Brooks

    I am so so so jealous! I always forget these places are open yearly… you just sort of think of warmer months… maybe that is just me? Looks absolutely awesome!

  • Oh wow, what a brilliant way to spend Halloween! I love Nightmare Before Christmas so much I would have definitely fangirled over meeting Jack too; love your pictures it definitely looks magical in that brilliant way Disney is so good at :) x

  • Wow what a magical time they put on! Looks amazing for kids!

  • You always go to the best places, I’m so jealous! I love nightmare before christmas/halloween and anything themed!

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    Oooh, thanks for the tip about hotels just by the train station – want to take the girls there one day and the less faffing about, the better! x

  • Wow this looks supper cool and something I would definitely if I could afford a trip to Paris. It is my dream to visit Paris someday I have a lot to save. You look like you had a good Halloween and the pictures all look amazing!!

  • VintageFolly

    Jack the Pumpkin King!!!! I’m so jealous! I love Halloween and Disney – this would be my perfect mini break x

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