5 Things to Know About Halloween at Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Disneyland


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.

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

Are you visiting for Halloween at any or all the Disney Parks in Asia? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to plan your trip with our travel guides to Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Disneyland.

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!

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