Tokyo Disneyland Halloween 2023 Guide
It’s hard to believe that the spookiest season is almost upon us! Disney Halloween is underway at Tokyo Disney Resort, offering guests Halloween-themed decorations, entertainment, attraction overlays, merchandise, and food and beverage offerings!
Our Tokyo Disney Resort Halloween guide highlights everything about Halloween in the parks, including what to expect for weather, crowds, tips, and recommendations to make the most of your trip. And most importantly, what to eat and what merchandise is available.
Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea runs September 15 through October 31, 2023.
For other events, check out our Tokyo Disney Resort events calendar.
Table of Contents
- Things to Know About Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland
- Best Time to Visit
- Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland
- Popcorn Bucket
- Halloween at Tokyo DisneySea
- Disney Hotel Offerings
- Disney Resort Liner
- Wearing Costumes
- Tokyo Disneyland Halloween Tips
- Previous Years of Halloween
Things to Know About Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland
There are key points to remember regarding Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort compared to other Disney Parks:
- Unlike Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, there is no hard-ticketed party at Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea
- Halloween decorations, food, merchandise, and entertainment are available every day during the event
- All the entertainment and decorations are included in your park ticket
- You’re allowed to wear Disney-themed Halloween costumes at both parks during the event (see costume section for details)
- Decorations start going up as soon as the Summer event ends and are up until October 31
- Food and merchandise are available a week before the event begins until October 31 (it’s gone afterwards)
- Once the event ends, all the food and merchandise are no longer available (try Nakano Broadway for used goods)
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit is in October, when the weather is much cooler at 18°C (64°F) on average, making it much more bearable to wear an elaborate costume. September is still relatively warm, with an average of 23°C (73°F) and falls during the typhoon season.
- Avoid September 18 and 23 (Respect for the Aged Day and Autumn Equinox)
- Try to avoid October 9 (Sports Day)
- Weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) are usually not too busy
- Check the Tokyo Disneyland Crowd Calendar to check your dates and adjust accordingly
Halloween ends on October 31, and Christmas begins in November. If you time it right, you could experience Halloween and Christmas in one trip. For more each month, read our detailed posts for September and October, which break everything down from crowds to weather.
September (and part of October) falls within the Typhoon season. Please read our guide to Typhoons & Rain at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland
Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland sees the return of some old favourites and new additions! After a significant reduction in seasonal offerings in recent years, we’re excited to see the return of missing park decorations and the return of dancers in the Halloween parade!
Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland will feature spooky decorations to immerse guests in the Halloween season. Towards the front of the park, the entrance will feature a Halloween livery, while World Bazaar will feature a Mickey pumpkin, which makes for a popular photo spot.
The main hub area will also be home to happy haunts having fun, while Toontown will feature pumpkin and ghost-themed decor. This year’s Halloween decorations will be combined with the Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary decor and include Halloween-themed Dream Garlands.
The popular “Spooky Boo!” parade will be presented daily during the Halloween event, and unlike last year, this year’s parade will feature dancers and two parade stops! The parade features six floats inspired by various attractions and themed lands with a spooky twist. The parade will start in Fantasyland, then stop in the Plaza and again in the Tomorrowland and Toontown area of the parade route.
Halloween sees the return of the popular Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare overlay, based on the movie “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas.” The Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare overlay runs from Thursday, September 14, 2023, to Monday, January 8, 2024.
Food and Beverage
It’s not Halloween without delicious snacks and specialty drinks! Guests can enjoy special treats and limited menu items featuring autumnal ingredients such as pumpkin and maple. A special maple pumpkin churro and a Mickey Waffle with chestnut whip and maple sauce will be available. Adults can also enjoy a selection of specialty cocktails, including the rum & apple smoothie.
The Halloween 2023 popcorn bucket showcases a timeless Jack-o’-Lantern design and a friendly Disney ghost sporting iconic Mickey Mouse ears. The bucket magically comes to life as night descends, illuminating with an eerie orange glow.
Priced at ¥3,200, the limited-edition popcorn bucket is available at popcorn wagons at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea (while stocks last).
This year’s Halloween festivities will feature THREE merchandise lines with over 80 spooky offerings! Guests can choose from the classic Mickey and Friends line, a retro Memory-Go-Round line featuring designs from Halloween’s past, and a happy ghost collection. A collectible Halloween 2023 ‘Dream Garland’ and bag charm are also available!
Check out our main article, where we look at all the Halloween 2023 merchandise. The Halloween merchandise is available at Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Disney Hotels, and Bon Voyage.
Note: The available merchandise may change without notice. In addition, depending on the circumstances, special merchandise may sell out or be discontinued during the event or remain available after the event period ends.
Halloween at Tokyo DisneySea
Like recent years, there are few Halloween offerings at Tokyo DisneySea. While Tokyo Disneyland is the place to be this Halloween, Tokyo DisneySea will offer food and beverage options and a new Halloween Fair in New York program.
During Disney Halloween, the entrance to Tokyo DisneySea will be decked out with Halloween-themed decorations, including jack-o-lantern pumpkins designed to represent Mickey Mouse and Friends.
The New York American Waterfront area will also feature Mickey Mouse and Friends decorations in Halloween outfits, as well as pumpkins. In the evening, the area will feature a spooky foggy atmosphere.
Halloween Fair in New York
For the first time, Tokyo DisneySea will present the “Halloween Fair in New York” in the New York area of the American Waterfront. During the day, cast members interact with guests by helping them take
photos, asking them about their outfits and giving out trick-or-treat candy.
Food and Beverage
At Tokyo DisneySea, guests can experience special menus from September 1, including a special set at Horizon Bay Restaurant with a meat patty, purple sweet potato Mornay, orange sauces in Halloween colours, and a rich mushroom cream soup.
Disney Hotel Offerings
From September 1, 2023, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel, and Hotel MiraCosta will offer special menus and unique drinks inspired by Halloween at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Here’s a look at what Halloween food you’ll find at the Tokyo Disney Resort Hotels.
Disney Ambassador Hotel
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
Disney Resort Liner
Three limited-time Disney Resort Liner tickets will be available from September 14, 2023 (Thursday) to October 31, 2023. Designs are inspired by the three merchandise lines available this year; Mickey and Friends, Happy Ghosts and Memory-Go-Round.
During the Halloween event, you’re allowed to wear Disney Halloween costumes at both parks on any day. This is one of the best parts of Halloween. Many guests wear their best Disney costumes and wander the parks to take that perfect photo.
Ask first if you’d like to take photos of the guests in costumes. You can say “shasheen” or “picture” and point to your camera.
Tokyo Disneyland Halloween Tips
Here are a few travel tips for Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea:
- Listen to our podcast for more on Halloween
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates
- October has cooler weather and is better for wearing costumes
- The best chance to get all the merchandise you want is to visit the first week it’s released
- Always buy your tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the park
Previous Years of Halloween
Curious how Halloween looked in previous years at Tokyo Disney Resort? Check out our archives of past events below!
- 2014 Guide to Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort
- Complete Guide to Halloween 2015 at Tokyo Disney Resort
- Complete Guide to Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea 2016
- Details for Disney’s Halloween 2017 at Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea
- Tokyo Disney Resort Halloween 2018 – Details
- Disney Halloween 2019 at Tokyo Disney Resort
- Tokyo Disney Resort Halloween 2020
- Tokyo Disney Resort Halloween 2022
Source: Tokyo Disney Resort
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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