Not only are we a Disney family, but no one does Halloween like the Schaffers. We love dressing up, decorating the house, and making some spooky, seasonal treats! If you love Disney and Halloween as much as we do, join us for this year’s countdown to Halfway to Halloween. This wicked takeover, starting Friday, May 7, on the Disney Parks Blog and social accounts is sure to bring lots of tricks, treats, and surprises!

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Check Out the Spooky Parks

If you’re a California resident, the Disneyland Resort parks are now open, and we can’t wait to go back! We always have such a wonderful time with the kids, and they always turn the parks into a spooky paradise with decorations, treats, and fun! It’s probably our favorite time of year to go! (I can’t resist a Mickey Mouse pumpkin!) This year, try the hauntingly yummy limited-time treats offered at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes at Downtown Disney

This Halloween season, from August 10 through October 31 at Magic Kingdom Park, check out the Disney After Hours BOO BASH. A special three-hour event that begins when the park closes! They’ll have party music, decorations, and characters there for the whole family to have an amazing time. Plus everyone can dress in costume and enjoy the special treats, attractions, and entertainment!

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Take a Virtual Tour

If you want to explore the haunts at Disney Parks all over the world, check out their first-ever, interactive YouTube experience, a self-guided tour of the most mystifying Disney Parks attractions around the globe, hosted by Uncle Deadly from The Muppets.

You’ll travel to the strange and supernatural through Haunted Mansion at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disney Resort and even Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris. Each destination unlocks secrets behind the magic and story and gives you the chance to learn about some spine-tingling illusions!

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Enjoy Halfway to Halloween at Home

This last Halloween, the Disneyland Resort was closed so we had to celebrate our Halloween at home. But that didn’t stop us from having a little Disney fun! We had a Frozen-themed party for the kids and dressed up as characters from the movie! (I was Elsa!) If you’re celebrating at home this year, or can’t wait until October, there’s still lots to enjoy!

Whip up some spooky treats from the parks with the soon-to-be-released Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook. Or listen to some haunting music! Disney Music Group has rounded up some ghoulish tunes from your favorite Disney films and attractions to add some pop to your pumpkin party. Need something new for movie night? Round up your little ones for a Halloween marathon of movies, series, specials, and shorts on Disney+.  

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Treat or Treat TikTok

Check out all the Disney fun during the Halfway to Halloween TikTok live event on Saturday, May 8 at 10 PM ET. It’ll be a night full of creepies and crawlies with a behind-the-scenes look at the Haunted Mansion attraction at Walt Disney World Resort with appearances from Walt Disney Imagineers, a first look at an all-new Haunted Mansion trend collection, and appearances from some of your favorite spooky friends and characters! We can’t wait!

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