Celebrate Halloween 2021 at Disneyland Resort Hotels

by | Sep 25, 2021 | Disneyland Parks, Disneyland Resorts, DLR Food

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Planning to spend Halloween 2021 at the Disneyland Resort hotels? Here’s what you can expect.

Spooky season is upon us. And while over in Florida, the focus is all on the 50th anniversary (with just a dash of Boo Bash sprinkled in), in California, it’s Halloween, all day, every day.


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But the Halloween magic isn’t limited to Disneyland, California Adventure, and Downtown Disney. The actual Disneyland hotels (Paradise Pier, Disneyland Hotel, and Grand Californian Hotel & Spa) have plenty of Halloween hijinks you won’t want to miss.

Oogie Boogie on Display

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Whether or not you’re staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa, this hotel is worth a quick visit, if only to see the massive Oogie Boogie gingerbread sculpture.

To make this legendary confectionary masterpiece, the pastry shop used the following ingredients:

  • 380 eggs
  • 220 pounds of rice cereal
  • 120 pounds of dark chocolate
  • 80 pounds of white chocolate
  • 260 pounds of powdered sugar
  • 95 pounds of marshmallow
  • 80 pounds of butter
  • 480 pounds of fondant

Designing the masterpiece required 370 hours of planning and hard work.

Look sharp! Oogie Boogie has 13 hidden Mickeys. (13, eh? Spooky!)

More Décor

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If spotting this deliciously designed shrine to Oogie Boogie isn’t enough, you can hop over to Paradise Pier Hotel to spy Ursula, whose tentacles are taking over the lobby in a real Kraken taking on the Black Pearl kind of way. Over at the Disneyland Hotel, you can take in the beautiful (and frightening) Haunted Mansion stretching room art in the lobby.

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Spooky Sweets and Terrifying Treats

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Halloween at the Disneyland Resort Hotels means snacking on all kinds of goodies. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, for example, has Jack Skellington cookies, Oogie Boogie cupcakes, chocolate chip cookie shot glasses with milk, skull-faced cookies, Mickey-shaped monster cookies, and Mickey whoopie pies.

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Trick-or-Treating During Halloween 2021 at Disneyland Resort Hotels

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Still craving more sweets? Stay at a resort hotel on Oct. 31, 2021, to take part in a complimentary and exclusive trick-or-treating experience across all three hotels.


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Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).