When you were a kid, did you wear your favorite Disney costume to Disneyland and after about 2 hours you were itchy and wishing for some comfortable leggings and tennies. Now that I am grown, costumes are banned by Disney’s policy: Costumes may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older. Hot Hubby and I cannot pass for 14 anymore.
So what is a girl to do? Lucky for us, Leslie Kay invented DisneyBound-ing! It is the art of dressing like the Disney characters with colors and style, without going “full costume”. DisneyBound is meant to be inspiration for you to pull together your own outfits which work for your body and wallet whether from your closet or elaborate shopping spree. It used to be restricted to the Parks, but Disney fans are spotting the style everywhere. If you take the brightest colors in your wardrobe, you can put together a DisneyBound outfit for your next trip. Below is an example from Leslie Kay’s site.
I tried to convince Hot Hubby to DisneyBound PeterPan on our last visit to Disneyland. But he refused to even consider the green tights I had picked. I will have to find a Disney character that wears blue jeans and a blue shirt.
I don’t know if you have heard, but Disneyland gets even better at Halloween and Christmas. For Halloween, Disneyland has a special event that they call Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party…at least that was the name the last time we went. Now it might be simplified to just Mickey’s Halloween Party.
So why in the world, would you pay extra to go to your favorite parks? Each party costs $100, but it includes both Disneyland and California Adventure for up to 3 hours before the start of the party. Then you party like a Rockstar in your favorite parks for up to 5 hours of Halloween themed attractions, Characters in Costume, fireworks, the Ride of the Headless Horseman and more. You can go around and trick-or-treat with the characters, there are special decorations and the year we went, they had an imagineer carving amazing Disney Jack-o-Lanterns.
Main Street USA becomes a pumpkin patch like no other. The rides even get in on the act with the conversion of the Haunted Mansion featuring Pumpkin King Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The villains come out to play and even have their own parade. We are hoping to see Hades from Hercules this year.
I love Halloween at Disneyland. What is your favorite time to visit?