If you are looking for a fun trip before the snow flies, consider heading on over to Disneyland this month for a fun and magical vacation!
During a recent visit to Disneyland, we had the chance to watch the show everyone has been talking about for the last few months, the spectacular ‘World of Color’ show. To play it safe, I booked the World of Color Dining Package and chose the Wine Country Trattoria as our restaurant for the evening. We opted for an outdoor table, which proved to be an excellent choice. The food was excellent, service outstanding and the restaurant had a real Tuscan feel to it.
TIP: When traveling to Disneyland, DO make dining reservations beforehand! We made our reservations for 5:45 p.m. just to play it safe, and what a smart move that was. When we arrived, families were asking for tables, being told that they would have to wait until 7 p.m. Believe me, when you have spent the entire day at the Disneyland parks, the last thing you want to do is wait for your table!
Check out the World of Color preview and read up on Mickey’s Halloween Party after the jump…
By the time we finished our meal, it was 7 and the waiter recommended that we head to the water in order to secure our spot for the show. Now, the only inconvenient part of all of this was the standing. We arrived 1 hour early (had front row access to the show) and had to stand for both the wait and the show. The girls ended up falling asleep, but had they not been so tuckered out from all the rides, I would have expected a disaster for sure!
The show in itself was unlike anything I have ever seen. Although I did watch the premiere during a live online stream, it was nothing like experiencing it first-hand. To say that Bellagio’s water show pales in comparison would be a serious understatement!
Fire, water, music and animation is all brought together to form a show and experience you’ll never forget. In a way that only Disney can do, World of Color provides an exciting, entertaining, moving and powerful experience suitable for kids and adults of all ages. Unfortunately, my video camera died as I was beginning to film, so I don’t have any footage of the show, but you can watch a preview above.
When we left, there was a line-up to watch the 9 p.m. showing all the way to the entrance of the Disney California Adventure Park. Literally thousands of people were lined up!
Now, another fun (and super popular) thing to due until the end of October, is participate in ‘Mickey’s Halloween Party’. This separate ticket event is scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays in October (1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29) plus Halloween night itself, Sunday, Oct. 31. Kids and adults dress up in fun outfits (nothing overly scary) and enter Fantasyland to participate in some thrilling rides and fun trick-or-treating. The park closes at 6 p.m. to the public so that party-goers have the entire park to themselves. My daughter met Minnie and Mickey Mouse, both of them dressed in their Halloween finest! Highlights include:
· Trick or Treating in the ultimate Disney neighborhood, with even more treats along “Mickey’s Hide-and-Go-Treat Trails”
· New dance parties – at Tomorrowland Terrace and the French Market
· The “Halloween Screams” fireworks spectacular, hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington (presented exclusively for guests of Mickey’s Halloween Party)
· New surprises in “Mickey’s Costume Party” cavalcade, performed twice nightly
· Character photo locations featuring Mickey and his pals, princesses and other favorites
· The opportunity to arrive three hours before the party starts to play in Disneyland
· Nearly all the favorite Disneyland rides and attractions
There are lots more games and activities going on during Mickey’s Halloween Party! Tickets purchased in advance for the event are $49 most days, while tickets purchased on the event days are $54. For Oct. 31, all tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party are $59.
For more information about Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, visit http://www.disneyland.com/halloween. This site is updated with frightfully fun details.