Disneyland's Mickey's Halloween Party will expand to 14 nights in 2014. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)
OUT-SIZED OCTOBER: Back in the day -- so, lo about the 1960s and '70s, give or take -- you couldn't top summer for Disneyland's busiest season. Grad nights and date nights and concerts and special events filled out the warm weather months, and those oh-so-popular overnights, too (those still come up, when the park stays open for 24 hours, as it did just before Memorial Day Weekend). But other seasons grew in popularity at the World's Most Famous Theme Park, chiefly the holidays at the end of the year and Halloween.
HAUNTED MANSION AND BEYOND: Yep, "A Nightmare Before Christmas" cemented the witching season and Disneyland in many a mind, but so did Mickey's Halloween Party, that after-hours, kids-costume-up, trick-or-treat-on-Main-Street dealie that's got a separate ticket and one very popular reputation. So popular that it has been growing over the years, increasing in nights, and 2014 will see more ghoul-ready grown: The Halloween bash'll run for fourteen nights this coming fall.
COSTUMES ON, MOUSEKETEERS: Halloween Time will run from Sept. 12 through Oct. 31, and Mickey's Halloween Party? That'll land on select nights starting on Sept. 26 and ending on Oct. 31. Yep, adults can dress up as well, and, yep, even though it is a separate ticket, you're invited to show three hours ahead of the party to play in the park. Eager to secure your spooky date? The pre-sale begins July 16, with the general sale starting on July 30.
OH... and will Ghost Galaxy be back at Space Mountain? Are the cosmos cold? You betcha it will, boo buffs.