The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Halloween Time at Disneyland and celebration of CARS 3 release! #halloweentime #cars3bluray

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween Time at Disneyland and celebration of CARS 3 release! #halloweentime #cars3bluray

Disclosure: I attended the #ThorRagnarokevent and my expenses: flight, accommodations, transportation and some meals were be covered by Disney. All opinions, however, are always 100% mine.




A few years ago, I was fortunate to be at Disneyland during Halloween. I was fortunate enough again to go back this year. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during Halloween are so much fun. They are decorated with ghouls, spooks, and creepy fun. Although, it's not really that creepy and it is always well done.

As part of the Thor Ragnorok event, we headed to Disney California Adventure to visit Cars Land and have dinner there. We also had a little time to do rides and then head over to Disneyland to ride Space Mountain and, of course, the Haunted Mansion. It was grand.


The best part of the trip is we had our own personal guide, Stephen, who took us on all the rides without waiting in line. Stephen was great! I never ever want to visit a Disney park without a guide!! But that will probably not happen anytime soon but there is always MaxPass. MaxPass is a new digital tool helps you maximize your day’s experience with unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads and the convenience of mobile Disney FASTPASS through the Disneyland App. Let me tell you that you need this app when the parks are full. It makes your Disney experience so much better. Get more info on this app here.


Cars Land is all decked out in Haul-O-Ween fun. See what they did there? Halloween - Haul-O-Ween.  It is pretty amazing. There are spiders and scary cones and ghouls all around. We had dinner a Flo's V8 Cafe. It was delicious. If you haven't eaten at Flo's you need to. They have diner food. Burgers, sandwiches, and salads. I had roast chicken and mashed potatoes with veggies. They also have some special Haul-O-Ween treats like candy corn pie and Car-achnid Pot Pie. YUM!



This car in front of Ramone's House of Body Art is so cute. I love that Cars Land has the Day of the Dead theme. I like the inclusivity. I also like that the Day of the Dead is a great theme for Halloween. If you are planning a party, you can make Mexican treats, decorate with papel picado and celebrate. 







After dinner, we headed off and rode Radiator Springs Racers (Best Ride Ever). We also rode Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree. It was so much fun. I love that cones were used all around blending the Cars and Halloween theme all around.

I hope some of these pictures give you ideas on how you can host your own Haul-O-Ween CARS 3 in-home party. How much fun would that be? I would definitely go with the Day of the Dead theme but there are so many fun things you can do.

There are so many cool ideas like using ice cream cones painted orange and serving kettle corn or candy in them. You could play pin the tire on Vampire Mater. And have kids paint pumpkins like their favorite CARS 3 character!










After Cars Land, we headed over to the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride. I did not go on it because, scary! But all around Disney California Adventure they have Halloween decorations. It's pretty amazing.



Lastly, we headed over to Disneyland to ride Space Mountain which has been made over to be Ghost Galaxy. I don't normally do roller coasters but peer pressure pushed me into going on the ride. It was intense. It was also cool because it is all in the dark and every so often, that host would pop out and scare us.




Then we headed over to the Haunted Mansion which is decked out with a Nightmare Before Christmas motif. It is amazing.

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We had so much fun celebrating the in-home release of Cars3 and Halloween Time at Disney. If you have never been to any Disney Park during Halloween, check it out. And remember Cars 3 will be available on Digital HD on 10/24 and on Bluray/DV on 11/7!!

Because I am not crafty, here are some great ideas for your Cars 3 party from fellow bloggers!! These are amazing. If you need ideas, head over to their blogs.

Disney Cars Land Spoke-y Cone Halloween Krispie Treats
Cars Land Haul-o-ween shirt
Halloween: Disneyland Cars Land Inspired Candy Corn Cream Pie
Cars 3 Party Popcorn Inspired By Disneyland Haul-O-Ween
Poppin Tires Cars Snack for Cars 3
Cars Land Haul-O-Ween Cookies
Trunk or Treat Cars Land Haul-O-Ween shirt




CARS 3 (on Digital HD 10/24 and Blu-ray & DVD 11/7)

2 comments:

  1. I really need to find out more about the - MaxPass is a new digital tool helps you maximize your day’s experience with unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads and the convenience of mobile Disney FASTPASS through the Disneyland App.

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  2. It looks like you had such a fun time. My husband is a big fan of the Cars movies. He would have liked this type of trip!

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