Images courtesy of Disney Parks
Summer may still be going strong here in Southern California but it’s already time to start planning for the fall, namely Halloween! Halloween has always been a favorite of mine and now I have two kiddos who love it just as much. My youngest wears his costumes a lot throughout the year so buying one of good quality like those carried in the Disney Store are great for such wear and play. One of the Halloween time activites where costumes come in handy are theme park Halloween parties like Brick-or-Treat or Mickey’s Halloween Party. Many theme parks transform for the holidays and Disneyland is no exception. Along with the Diamond Celebration, Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party is a can’t miss event!
Disneyland Halloween Time
Starting September 11th Disneyland is transformed for Halloween time with festive holiday decor and treats. The Diamond Celebration will still continue during this time with a new “Paint the Night” parade and on select nights the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks show will get an haunting treatment as the “Halloween Screams” firework show. Attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain will take on the ghoulish theme and Mickey and his friends will be out and about in the park in their Halloween Costumes (all of this is apart of regular ticket admission). Mickey’s Halloween Party is a separate ticketed event that is only on select nights. Halloween Party Nights is a chance to trick-or-treat throughout the park and party with Mickey and his costumed friends. The party kicks off September 25th and this year it’s going to bigger than ever as it has expanded to 17 nights of spooky fun.
Mickey’s Halloween Party
You can save on tickets by purchasing them early. They are available now! Nights can and do sell out so don’t wait too long. Click here to get your tickets now and to also see costume guidelines. *Children under 3 do not require a ticket.*
- September dates and weekdays in October start at $69
- October dates start at $77
- Final Nights start at $84
Party Nights Schedule
Friday 25th, Monday 28th, and Wednesday 30th
- October –
Friday 2nd, Monday 5th, Wednesday 7th, Friday 9th, Monday 12th, Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th, Monday 19th, Thrusday 22nd, Friday 23rd, Sunday 25th, Tuesday 27th, Thrusday 29th, and Saturday 31st.
Plan your visit now for a spooktacular time!
Halloween is here! Now that a lot of the events and activities have already passed, it’s time to figure out where to take the kids trick-or-treating. For some this is simple by just going through their neighborhood or just to select neighbors houses. For others like myself this isn’t something that we have available. So then the question is “where should I take my kids trick-or-treating at?”. Here are some great options I have found and I hope that they are helpful to anyone still determining where to take their kiddos tomorrow night.
- The Mall – why not stop by your local Mall. Many shops hand out candy, stickers and sometimes even coupons. This is usually a treat put on by the stores and not an actual Mall event. Stores will usually have a sign indicating if they are giving out treats.
- Shopping Centers – similar to what stores at your local mall will do. Again this is usually put on by the stores themselves and they will have some sort of indication of whether treats are being giving out or not.
- Trunk-or-Treats – check with your local churches, most with youth programs tend to hold events such as Trunk-or-Treats. This is where a designated parking lot will feature car trunks decorated and volunteers handing out treats. I especially enjoy taking my kids to these since it’s safe and easy. It’s really cool to see how creative people get with decorating their trunks.
Halloween Safety Tips
Trick-or-Treating is all about having a great time out. But it is still important to be safe and cautious. Like teaching your kids to not eat any treats until you have fully inspected them. This is extremely crucial for parents of children with food allergies. I recently read an article to fully read labels even if you have already given such treats to your child in the past. Some candy items even if the same flavor can have different ingredients in different sizes options. So always read the labels or verify on the items company’s website. Click here for some ideas for non-food or allergy safe treats.
- Bring a Flash Light
- Have your child wear a reflective strip or a glow item (i.e. bracelet, necklace, stick)
- Always have at least one parent present and make sure kids stay together with their group
- Don’t go to houses where all the lights are out
- Stay on the sidewalks
- Make sure children know to wait until an adult checks their candy before eating any
Have a fun and safe Halloween!
Belmont Park has been transformed into a frighteningly fun Halloween center!
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this October head down to Boomont Park for some great family-friendly Halloween fun. Dare to enter the Boomont Manor Haunted House or find and decorate the perfect pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch. Take on Zombies with Laser Tag in a three floor maze. The Giant Dipper has been transformed into a spooky coaster that will have you screaming in delight. And of course FREE Trick-or-Treating!
Boomont Park Hours
Parking is FREE
Entrance to Belmont Park is FREE *Rides and attractions have specified prices*
There is some much going on at Boomont Park try and check out all the Halloween fun!
Images from belmontpark.com
The Lego Store at Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego
FREE Mini Build at all Lego Stores is the 1st Tuesday of every month. The builds are for children ages 6-14 only. The Mini Build is held at 5pm and stores have a limited supply so be sure to arrive a little early.
October Mini Build and other events
It’s spooky fun for this months mini build. Visit your local Lego Store on October 7th to build a friendly Frankenstein Monster. Build starts at 5pm and goes until supplies run out.
Special October Lego Club Shirt
There will be two Lego Club meetings in October, the 18th and 25th. The meetings are Star Wars themed and attendance includes a special Lego Star Wars Shirt. Club meetings are for kids ages 6-14 only and the cost to attend is $25 per child. Club meeting is an hour before store opening and pre-registration is required.
Above is the calendar for all of October store events. Lego Stores will be giving out a special treat on the 31st for Halloween, so stop by while Trick-or-Treating.
These FREE builds are an awesome way to add another fun set to your child’s Lego collection. Playing with Legos is a great way to encourage your child’s imagination and to help them with the development of essential skills such as problem solving and fine motor skills. Be sure to check out all the events Lego Stores have to offer such as Lego Club sign up days and Lego Club Movie days. Click here to find a store nearest you.
Have fun building!