Are you thinking about visiting for Halloween at either Tokyo, Hong Kong, or Shanghai Disneyland? There are a few things you’ll need to know before you venture off to these wonderful parks in Asia.
Halloween starts in September
Unlike Halloween at Walt Disney World, the events start in September at the Parks here in Asia.
- Tokyo Disney Resort
- September 11, through October 31, 2018
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- September 13, through October 31, 2018
- Shanghai Disneyland
- September 28, through November 4, 2018
Hong Kong and Shanghai aren’t known for releasing their dates far in advance, which makes it a bit hard to plan. You’ll see decorations begin going up early and in some cases, merchandise released before the event begins.
Full details aren’t announced yet for Shanghai Disneyland. Their first Halloween event was in 2017, so use information from last year as a guide for what to expect this year. We’ll update once we know more.
Bonus Tip: Halloween Horror Nights is on September 8 through November 4, 2018, at Universal Studios Japan.
Halloween is included with your Park ticket
Unlike Walt Disney World and Disneyland, there is no separate ticketed event. All the Halloween entertainment and offerings are included with your park admission for Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Disneyland. The event runs every day so you don’t have to worry about visiting on specific days.
Buy your tickets in advance to save yourself time and money.
Bonus Tip: Halloween Horror Nights is also included in your Park admission to Universal Studios Japan (happens every day)
You can wear costumes in Tokyo and Shanghai
Every day during the event at Tokyo Disney Resort and Shanghai Disneyland, you’re allowed to wear family friendly costumes in the Parks. Unfortunately, adults aren’t allowed to wear costumes in Hong Kong Disneyland.
The merchandise is fantastic
Halloween merchandise is one of my favourite parts of this time of year. Tokyo Disney Resort has their merchandise on sale at the beginning of September on the 3rd, while Hong Kong Disneyland starts in late August. Shanghai typically starts around when the event starts.
Duffy and Friends have Halloween merchandise for 2018 at Hong Kong Disneyland. While at Tokyo DisneySea, there are no Duffy and Friends Halloween items this year. Instead, there is special autumn sleepover merchandise.
You’ll snack the entire time
You can’t have an event with limited time food and snacks.
- Tokyo Disney Resort starts their Halloween snacks and food on September 3, 2018
- Hong Kong Disneyland starts their snacks around the beginning of the event
- Shanghai also starts their snacks around when the event starts
More Things to Do in Tokyo
My recommendations for things to do in and around Tokyo! Plan a day at the Hello Kitty theme park, Sanrio Puroland, and an afternoon at the popular TeamLab Planets TOKYO. Take a tour around Tokyo with the convenient hop-on and-off bus. Spend a rainy afternoon inside Japan’s largest indoor theme park, Tokyo Joyoplis, near Tokyo Disney!
More on Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo Disney Resort Guidebook
Are you planning a trip to Tokyo Disney Resort? If so, you need our digital guidebook! Our guidebook is the most comprehensive resource available, covering everything you need to know about the park, including tickets, hotels, restaurants, attractions, shows, seasonal events, and more! With our guidebook, you’ll be an expert on Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea before you even set foot in the Parks. You’ll know what to expect, where to go, and what to do. You’ll also be able to avoid the crowds and make the most of your time.
Get tickets for Tokyo Disney Resort
Buying your tickets for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea ahead of time is vital. Read our comprehensive guide on tickets to learn how to purchase tickets. For recommendations on SIM cards, portable Wi-Fi devices, travel insurance, cheap flights, and hotel bookings, read our travel resources page.
Learn more about Tokyo Disney Resort
Want more Tokyo Disney content? Browse our dedicated page for everything about Tokyo Disney Resort!
Enjoy our content? Support us on Patreon as it helps us continue bringing you content to help you plan your trip!
Buying services through these links at no extra cost to you help support TDR Explorer. Some links may be affiliate links to services I recommend. Please read our full disclosure for more details.