Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (FL) and the Oogie Boogie Bash (CA) are not the only way to see Disney magic this Halloween. Pixie dust powered fear fans need only look below to discover Disney Halloween locations beyond the parks.
For spooky that’s not too scary, Disney has the market cornered. Their spirited soiree’s, however, isn’t the only boo in the bunch. Much more mayhem materializes at Halloween Town, Salem Mass (home to a Hocus Pocus tour), and the Freeform Halloween House.
Mickey and Oogie both bring boo to die for. After hour Halloween parties at the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s California Adventure afford fans with fiendishly fun entertainment and tasty trick or treat opportunities. However, there’s an additional trio of tempting treats, served up Disney style, awaiting discovery.
Discover Disney Halloween Locations from “Hocus Pocus”
While “Hocus Pocus” provided fictional film fun when it was released in 1993, much of the movies magic took place in a real-world location. Conveniently, that location happens to be in the real town of Salem, Massachusetts. Several scenes in the story saw action around the New England area known for the horrific witch trials.
Fortunately, fans of the film can visit several spots from the movie. These include:
- Old Burial Hill
- Old Town Hall
- Phillips Elementary School on Salem Common
- Pioneer Village Salem
- Salem Common
- The Ropes Mansion
Details on these familiar places and how they appeared in the “Hocus Pocus” movie can be found online. This is a self-guided walking tour. However, visitors should be respectful of private property when wandering about. Unless a site is open to the public (museum or similar), please stick to the street and admire from afar.
Do have a good time visiting some of the locations from this classic film, but please don’t “run amok!” –Salem.org
Halloweentown materializes in October
St Helen’s Oregon provided a perfect place for filming “Halloweentown.” Filmmakers transformed the town for Disney’s television movie (and its three sequels). Fortunately, for fans, the town continues to cast that same magical Halloween spell each October.
Beginning on the first day of October and continuing until Halloween itself, St. Helen’s celebrates its film legacy by throwing a month-long series of events. The entire town becomes “Halloweentown.” Activities include:
- Festival of the Fairies
- Haunted Mansion
- Museum of Peculiarities & Oddities Walking Tour
- Mystery Manor Kids Haunted House
- Nightmares Adult Haunted House
- The Tiny Parade of Pumpkins
- Witches Fire & Dance Show
Ticket information, fearsome food and fiendishly fun festivities fully reveal themselves on the even’s website.
Freeform Halloween House features a fun film-based experience
With only a brief appearance (Oct 2-7), the Freeform Halloween House bumped up the boo this year. Returning to Hollywood California, at a new location (Hollywood Athletic Club), this haunt requires visitors to be at least 13 years of age. Even with this age restriction, the “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Hocus Pocus” themed maze is sure to sell out.
It’s an immersive experience celebrating some of the most iconic Halloween movies ever. For a limited time only, get full access to this themed extravaganza – featuring an interactive Halloween Town, the Sanderson Sisters’ cottage & Oogie Boogie’s lair of games and prizes.
Plus, you’ll get a real scream out of our other interactive surprises! –Freeform
Tickets (on sale now) range in price from $27-$37. Take note, this eerie event only takes place on October 2nd through the 7th. Dig up additional details and purchase tickets at the event website.
All three of these Disney Halloween locations offer additional spooky seasonal spectacles beyond the theme parks. Each of these eerie enchantment exemplifies fantastic family fun founded on Disney delights.