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Disney’s Happiest Haunts Guided Tour Returns to Disneyland 2023 – Spooktacular Fun Awaits!

Disneyland is gearing up for a spine-chilling Halloween season this year in 2023, because news broke today that the Happiest Haunts Guided Tour is making a grand comeback. Disney Parks and Disneyland made this joint announcement on Instagram, while emphasizing that this exclusive tour promises frightful tales, a Halloween treat, villainous visions, and haunted tunes during the spellbinding Halloween Screams event. So, mark your calendars for August 3, 2023 (Thursday) when reservations for this Happiest Haunts tour opens. But let’s dive into the magical details and expectations surrounding this tour to help you decide if it’s for you!

A Blast from the Past: The History of Happiest Haunts Guided Tour

According to Disney Parks Blog they stated that Disney had begun to celebrate the Halloween season with spooky decorations back in 2006, and it quickly became an enchanting tradition loved by visitors of all ages. I believe that the last time this Happiest Haunts Guided Tour was offered was back in 2019, but it is now making a grand return in 2023. 

What to Expect on the Happiest Haunts Guided Tour in 2023?

Although formal details like pricing and duration have not been released yet for 2023, we can turn to the Disney Parks Blog article from September 10, 2019, for some insights into what this tour might continue to entail. The Happiest Haunts Guided Tour at that time was listed as a 2-hour walking tour within Disneyland Park, while providing guests with the history of Halloween itself and intriguing tales associated with specific Disney experiences.

Guests on this chilling tour at that time were able to expect the following:

  • Expedited Access to Pirates of the Caribbean: Essentially the VIP treatment to ride the attraction
  • Reserved Viewing for Halloween Screams Nighttime Spectacular
  • Special Photo Opportunity: As a way to capture some hauntingly fun memories at a designated photo spot.
  • Commemorative Pin: Taking home a spooky keepsake to remember the haunting adventure.
  • Halloween-Themed Treat: Getting a special Halloween-themed treat 

What you need to know about Disneyland’s announcement on their website and how to prepare for booking the Happiest Haunts Guided Tour for 2023

As of now, specific details regarding the Happiest Haunts Guided Tour for 2023 are scarce. While you can find a summary guide on Disneyland’s website based on the 2019 experience, it’s essential to check back for updates! I will be sure to update this article once I know more and will of course cite that source for you. What I can do now is recommend that you do set your alarms for August 3, 2023 (Thursday), and be ready to secure your spot, as tickets may be limited due to high demand. Especially considering the overwhelming demand for Halloween events, like the coveted Oogie Boogie Bash from this year to increase your chances of joining this magical tour! 

An Abundance of Halloween Fun Awaits at the Disney Parks in 2023

Apart from the Happiest Haunts Guided Tour, Disneyland has a wealth of bewitching experiences planned for the Halloween season, officially commencing in September 2023. I personally can’t wait to try all of the sweets and treats but no foodie guide has officially been released with the exception of the foodie guide for Walt Disney World for the Halloween season given that they celebrate in August in association with the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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