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Tokyo Disneyland Halloween 2022 Guide


Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea is back for 2022. Even though this year’s Halloween event is less impressive than previous years, it still has more offerings than last year.

Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort is one of my favourite times. The resort offers spooky-themed decor, entertainment, attraction overlays, merchandise and a tonne of limited-time Halloween food and drink options.

Our Tokyo Disneyland 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 Thursday, September 15 through Monday, October 31, 2022.

For other events, please see the Tokyo Disney Resort events calendar.

Tokyo Disneyland Halloween 2022
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Things to Know About Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland

There are key points to remember in regards to 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 gone once the event ends
  • Food and merchandise are available a week before the event begins and until the event ends
  • Once the event ends, all the food and merchandise are no longer available (try Nakano Broadway for used goods)

Best Times 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 it’s 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
  • The best dates for lower crowds are:
    • September: 3-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29
    • October: 3-6, 11-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31

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 my detailed posts for September and October, which break everything down from crowds to weather.

September (and part of October) fall within the Typhoon season. Please read our guide to Typhoons & Rain at Tokyo Disney Resort.

Tokyo Disneyland Halloween

Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland sees the return of some old favourites and new additions! After some significant reductions in offerings in recent years, we’re excited to see parades, decorations, and a beloved Halloween attraction return!

Decorations

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During Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland, the entrance to the park is decorated with Halloween decorations, including the classic Disney jack-o-lanterns. Toontown will be decorated for the spooky season and offer several limited-time photo spots.

Entertainment

This year sees the return of the “Spooky Boo!” parade. This daytime parade happens a couple of times a day and has floats themed to different lands of Tokyo Disneyland. Guests can view Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in ghost costumes. The parade contains six floats, does not feature any show stops and will perform once daily along the Tokyo Disneyland parade route.

In addition to the Spooky Boo! parade, Tokyo Disneyland will also offer a villain-themed parade, “The Villains Rockin Halloween,” inviting guests to experience Halloween the villain way. Villains include Maleficent, Wicked Queen, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, plus more!

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“Night High Halloween”
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“Night High Halloween” will be presented nightly during the Halloween season. The short Halloween-themed fireworks will light up the sky above Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

Attractions

Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare Tokyo Disneyland
The Haunted Mansion Holiday is a limited-time “Nightmare Before Christmas” overlay. From September through the first few days of January.

Halloween 2022 sees the return of the much-loved Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare overlay! The classic attraction overlay has been missing for the last two years, so we’re glad to see its return! The Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare overlay runs from Wednesday, September 14, 2022, to Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Food and Drink

It’s not Halloween without delicious snacks and specialty drinks! Here’s a look at the Halloween-themed special menus and what is on offer.

Tokyo DisneySea Halloween

Sadly, there are fewer Halloween offerings at Tokyo DisneySea for 2022, some entertainment offerings and autumn-themed food and drink. Let’s take a look at what Tokyo DisneySea has to offer.

Decorations

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During the Halloween period, the entrance to Tokyo DisneySea will feature Halloween-themed decorations to invite guests into the world of Disney Halloween.

Entertainment

Disney Halloween Greetings
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Disney Halloween Greetings will be presented on the Mediterranean Harbor twice daily. The greeting features Mickey Mouse and Disney friends dressed in the costume of the “Festival of Mystique.”

A special show called “Halloween Time with You” at Hangar Stage in the Lost River Delta. The show will invite guests to the world of Halloween unique to Tokyo DisneySea, featuring imagery and characters from past Halloween seasons at the park. The 25-minute show will be presented 4-5 times per day.

“Night High Halloween” will be presented nightly during the Halloween season. The short Halloween-themed fireworks will light up the sky above Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

Food and Drink

From Sunday, September 4, through Monday, October 31, 2022, “Ristorante di Canaletto” offers two special courses themed to Halloween using ingredients unique to the season, including pumpkin.

Tokyo Disneyland Halloween Merchandise

Two spooky Halloween-themed collections will be available for the event. The Disney Halloween 2022 collection features Disney friends dressed in their wizarding finest, casting magic on the parks. A second ghost-themed collection will also be available, featuring cute ghosts enjoying recognizable Disney snacks, including popcorn and churros! Here’s a look at the merchandise available on September 14, 2022.

Disney Halloween 2022 Collection

Ghost Themed Merchandise

Hotel Offerings

From September 4, 2022 (Sunday), Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel, and Hotel MiraCosta will offer special menus and unique drinks that invoke the feeling of “Disney Halloween.” Also, if you order from the Halloween menu, you’ll receive an original charm or coaster!

Here’s a look at what Halloween food you’ll find at the Tokyo Disney Resort Hotels.

Tokyo Disneyland Hotel

Disney Ambassador Hotel

Hotel MiraCosta

Wearing Costumes

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During the Halloween event, you’re allowed to wear Disney Halloween costumes at both parks on any day during the event. 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!

Select images and information from Tokyo Disney Resort

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