The Disneyland Resort has released details of 2010's Mickey's Halloween Party celebrations, with ticket prices increasing significantly compared to last year's event.
For 2010, Mickey's Halloween Party will relocate from Disney California Adventure to Disneyland Park, due to the immense popularity of the new World of Color show at the former park. The events will take place on October 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 and 31, with Tuesday night events running from 6pm-11pm and events on Fridays and Halloween itself taking place from 7pm-12am.
Tickets for Mickey's Halloween Party are now on sale via the Disneyland website. The tickets do not cover entry to Disneyland during the daytime, although guests will be able to enter the park at an as-yet unconfirmed time before the event starts. Advance tickets can be ordered online for the events on October 1, 5, 12, 19 and 26 at a cost of $49 (for adults and children aged 2 years and above). Tickets for the other events are available for purchase on the day, priced at $54 for the events on October 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 and 26 and $59 for the events on October 29 and 31. Discounts are available for annual passholders.
The Orange County Register has highlighted the hefty rises in ticket prices for Disneyland's Halloween celebrations since their 2005 debut. The cost of advance tickets has risen by 53% this year, from $32 in 2009. The same tickets were priced at just $18 when the events began in 2005. The number of events for which advance tickets are available has also been cut, although there are fewer events scheduled overall in 2010 than there were in 2009.
The Halloween Screams fireworks display which debuted last year will be exclusively shown during the Mickey's Halloween Party events in 2010. This is a another change from 2009, when the show was also put on for regular Disneyland guests.
In addition to the evening events, Disneyland is expected to give a number of its attractions Halloween "makeovers" for the holiday. These are likely to include a special version of the Haunted Mansion, and a "Ghost Galaxy" overlay on the Space Mountain rollercoaster. The dressed-up rides are open to all visitors during daytime operations.