Thankfully Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (FL) and the Oogie Boogie Bash (CA) are not the only way to see Disney magic during the Halloween season. Pixie dust powered Halloween fans can find a suitable Disney Halloween alternative beyond the parks while this year’s fall festivities are on hiatus.
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 Salem Massachusetts (home to a Hocus Pocus tour), and Halloweentown in St. Helen’s Oregon.
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 movie’s 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 it 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 September 26th and continuing until November 1st, 2020, 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
Weekdays there are numerous free activities such as self-guided Haunted Tours, photo ops, and unique storefronts with special Halloween effects perfect for the season. But its the weekend when Halloweentown really comes alive Ticket information, fearsome food, and fiendishly fun festivities fully reveal themselves on the even’s website.
Be sure to go online and get your tickets early this year as many events will have limited attendance to promote social distancing and ensuring your health and comfort.
Both 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.