From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Valerie Lee
Have you ever taken a Halloween-themed vacation? Fun and frightfully delightful, the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort provide the perfect getaway to enjoy the Halloween season before, during and after your day at the parks with spook-tacular displays, sweet treats and experiences you won’t forget!
Allie Kawamoto Choy, project manager for Disneyland Resort Lodging Experience Integration, is here to share with us all of the bewitching details!
Ooooh and Ahhh at Oogie Boogie: Oogie takes center stage in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa as a confectionary masterpiece. His cauldron is over 4-feet tall! The pastry shop shared a few other fun facts of what it takes to make. To learn more sugary secrets, meet the pastry chef from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays now through October 2019.
- 260 pounds of powdered sugar
- 380 eggs
- 220 pounds of rice cereal
- 95 pounds of marshmallow
- 80 pounds of butter
- 120 pounds of dark chocolate
- 80 pounds of white chocolate
- 480 pounds of fondant
- 370 hours of planning and hands-on work
- 13 hidden Mickeys!
Happy Halloween Treats: After your sweet-tooth is enticed, stop by the treat cart at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for Mickey-shaped cookies, Oogie Boogie crispy treats, poison apple cookies, zombie Mickey whoopie pies, caramel apple cake, cookie shots with cotton candy milk, cookie boxes and different villain cookies each week.
Even More Décor: Ursula is welcoming “poor unfortunate souls” to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with her tentacles enveloping the lobby, while the Disneyland Hotel pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion with themed décor.
Decorate Your Hotel Room, Halloween Style: Surprise your loved one with Disney Halloween themed goodies delivered right to your Disneyland Resort hotel room. The magic makers from Disney Floral & Gifts can either deliver a Halloween treats pumpkin bucket, candies and plush to your room, or more fully decorate with a Disney Halloween In-Room Celebration including a door sash, blanket, a Mickey Mouse collapsible bucket, plush, luminaries, glow necklaces and more. For more details and prices, please call 714-781-4438 or visit www.DisneyFloralandGifts.com.
Trick-or-Treating for Hotel Guests: On select afternoons in October, overnight guests of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are invited to enjoy exclusive, complimentary trick-or-treat festivities. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will have a treat map of locations, so little ghosts and goblins (and their parents) can visit all three hotels. Hotel guests are encouraged to sign up at the Guest Services desk.
Paint a Villain! And experience what it might have been like to be a Disney Ink & Paint artist! During select days this Halloween season, join us as you paint Ursula or Captain Hook and learn about the history on the Disney hand-drawn animation cel process. This complimentary, one-hour class at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is for guests of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and is recommended for ages 6 and older. Supplies are provided; space is limited and registration is required.
Eerie A Cappella: The Skeletones, a strolling vocal group, performs throughout the hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Be mesmerized by their harmonizing tunes!
Stay and Save: Save up to 25 percent off select stays at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disneyland Hotel most Sunday through Thursday nights from October 13, 2019 to December 19, 2019. Book now through December 5.*
*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from 10/13/19 through 12/19/19. Book from 9/12/19 through 12/5/19; travel must be completed by 12/20/19. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.