Disneyland is known for going all out for holidays, and after taking last year off due to an extended pandemic-induced closure, the Happiest Place on Earth is back in full force to celebrate Halloween and the holiday season in 2021 with plenty of seasonal offerings plus some very attractive hotel discounts.
Whether your idea of the most wonderful time of the year is Mickey pumpkins and Oogie Boogie Bash for Halloween or snowflakes on Main Street, U.S.A. and all-new Merriest Nites after-hours party for the holidays, there are festive celebrations at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park to fit the bill.
And it’s not just Disneyland’s theme parks that deck the halls — all three Disneyland hotels, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel all feature special seasonal offerings, treats, and experiences, plus unbeatable proximity and access to the parks, that can make it well worth it to stay on property, especially when there are discounts available. A new Halloween and holiday vacation offer gives guests up to 25 percent off select rooms at all three Disneyland Resort hotels for stays from Oct. 12 – Dec. 16, 2021 when booked by Dec. 9, 2021. Here’s where you can save this fall at Disneyland.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disneyland’s crown jewel hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa’s rustic California Craftsman architecture, award-winning dining, and an unbeatable location with dedicated entrances to both Disney California Adventure park and the Downtown Disney District, all make this resort our top pick when staying on property. During the promotion, guests can save 25% on Premium and 20% on Standard rooms.
For an extra Halloween “treat” or holiday gift, book a treatment at the resort’s brand-new Tenaya Stone Spa, a 6-000 square-foot facility built in the same Craftsman-style architecture of the hotel and inspired by “spirit of nature.”
A massive confectionary Oogie Boogie display holds court in the lobby during Halloween, and a nearby Halloween treat cart serves up Mickey-shaped Halloween cookies, Oogie Boogie cupcakes, chocolate-chip cookie shots, and more.
During the holidays the breathtaking lobby is decorated with a massive Christmas tree and gingerbread house.
Nostalgic fans, this is the place for you. The Disneyland Hotel oozes vintage charm with nods everywhere to classic Disneyland. Stay in one of the hotel’s three towers — Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier; swim in the themed pools with Monorail waterslides; and kick back with cocktails and food at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Save 20% on Premium and 15% on Standard rooms during the promotion.
During Halloween, don’t miss the Haunted Mansion stretching room art in the lobby — a perfect photo op.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
It’s California Dreaming at this beachy retreat with seaside-inspired rooms and rooftop pool and a “California Streamin'” waterslide. During the promotion, save 10% on Premium and Standard rooms at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. During Halloween, a massive Ursula display greets guests in the lobby.
Trick or Treat at Disneyland Hotels
On Halloween night guests at all three Disneyland hotels can trick or treat for free. Hotel guests can sign up at the front desk at check in and pick up a treat map of locations to visit at all three hotels.
Halloween Time at Disneyland runs through Oct. 31 and the Holidays are celebrated at Disneyland from Nov. 12, 2021 until Jan. 9, 2022. Read more about Halloween offerings and holiday celebrations at Disneyland Resort.
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Brooke Geiger McDonald is the national content director for Make It Better Media Group. A Chicago native, she has worked for publications like O, The Oprah Magazine and SHAPE Magazine and her work has appeared in Parents, TravelPulse, Attractions Magazine, MSN, Disney Food Blog, and more. At home, she is outnumbered by her husband and two sons, and the four of them are always counting down the days to their next Disney vacation. Her favorite nonprofits to support include The Walt Disney Birthplace and Shedd Aquarium. Follow her on Instagram @brookegmcdonald and Twitter @BrookeGMcDonald.