I Went to the Cars Land Halloween Inspired Haul-O-Ween Event + Cars 3 in Home Screening Party Guide

I recently had the opportunity to experience Halloweentime at Disneyland as part of the Cars 3 Blu-ray in home release event. I love Halloween decorations, especially when they’re done by theme parks. For the event, I spent most of the night at Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land, a place where I’ve found an endless supply of the feels. Because what better way is there to kick off the holiday season than by checking out the Cars Land Halloween decorations for their first ever Haul-O-Ween?

 

Cars 3 DVD and Blu-ray out 11/7/17

Digital HD on Amazon Video and iTunes today!

 

I also had dinner at Flo’s V8 Cafe and hit up a few rides at Disneyland. Be sure to check out my photo journal and my Cars 3 Haul-O-Ween/Cars Land inspired screening party gift guide which contains affiliate links at no cost to you (and personally shopped by me).

 

Check out Disney California Adventure Halloweentime:

 

Cars Land Halloween, Disney California Adventure Halloweentime

Sunset looking lovely

Cars Land Halloween, Disney California Adventure Halloweentime

Some of the Halloweentime decor at Disney California Adventure

Cars Land Halloween, Disney California Adventure Halloweentime

Cars Land Halloween, Disney California Adventure Halloweentime

Cars Land Halloween, Disney California Adventure Halloweentime

Cars Land Halloween, Disney California Adventure Halloweentime

Cars Land Halloween, Disney California Adventure Halloweentime

 

I think I’ve photographed Cars Land more than any other land at both Disney World and Disneyland. Halloweentime or midsummer, Cars Land is one of my favorite places on earth. It looks like it was taken straight from the films. It’s the kind of themed world that really takes you into the scene, and at night, it takes on a whole new appeal. But seeing Disneyland Haul-O-Ween, now that was a real treat!

 

 

Cars Land Haul-O-Ween – A Disney California Adventure Treat

 

The last time I was at Disney California Adventure was for the Cinderella in-home release dinner. I didn’t get to see much of the park, only Cars Land and a few rides over at Disneyland. But this time, I had a lot more time to explore. Having grown up in Florida I spent most of my youth going to Disney World, my only opportunities to visit Disneyland have been on press junkets with Disney. And this time I was in town for the Thor: Ragnarok Premiere.

 

As for Haul-O-Ween, I absolutely loved the decor, it was cute and whimsical, a perfect non-scary look for young kids. I took loads of pics. Check them out here:

 

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

We had dinner at Flo’s V8 Cafe

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

 

I rode a few of the rides at Cars Land. They are the type of rides that can be enjoyed by all ages. I usually judge my favorite rides by photo ops and thrills. My favorites were Radiator Springs Racers and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. So be sure to check these out.

 

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

Cars Land Halloween, Haul-o-ween, Halloweentime, cars 3 in home release

 

I also had a chance to visit the new Guardians of the Galaxy Breakout ride which was themed for Halloween as “Monsters After Dark”. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a queue done up so well. I felt like I was in a scene from Guardians of the Galaxy. This was a total geek moment for me. And the gift shop was amazing. I picked up a few comics and a Thor: Ragnarok mug for the win.

 

Cars Land Halloween, Guardians of the galaxy Breakout

Cars Land Halloween, Guardians of the galaxy Breakout

Cars Land Halloween, Guardians of the galaxy Breakout

The Collector at Guardians of the Galaxy Breakout

Cars Land Halloween, Guardians of the galaxy Breakout

 

After Disney California Adventure we headed over to Disneyland for a couple rides. My favorite was the Haunted Mansion which was themed out to A Nightmare Before Christmas. I totally fangirled in the line over this. I wish I had more photos of this one but it was hard to take in the low light. Trust me when I say, if you’re a fan (and even if you’re not), this is one of the best Halloween rides at Disneyland. If you’re planning on going to Disneyland this time of year I highly recommend getting the MaxPass so you don’t have to deal with long lines. And, check out these Cars Land fun facts before you go.

 

Disneyland Halloweentime

Disneyland Halloweentime

Some of the festive balloons at Disneyland

Disneyland Halloweentime, Haunted Mansion, The NIghtmare Before Christmas

The Haunted Mansion looked amazing for The Nightmare BEfore Christmas

Disneyland Halloweentime, Haunted Mansion, The NIghtmare Before Christmas

Disneyland Halloweentime, Haunted Mansion, The NIghtmare Before Christmas

Disneyland Halloweentime, Haunted Mansion, The NIghtmare Before Christmas

Disneyland Halloweentime, Haunted Mansion, The NIghtmare Before Christmas

Disneyland Halloweentime, Haunted Mansion, The NIghtmare Before Christmas

 

It’s always super exciting when I get to visit Disneyland. But the fun doesn’t have to stop when I get home. That’s why I shopped a few things on Amazon that will help you throw a super cute Cars 3 screening party of your own!

 

Cars Land Haul-O-Ween Cars 3 Inspired Screening Party

 

You don’t have to travel to Disneyland to get the Cars Land Haul-O-Ween feels, you can have a Cars 3 screening party with the kids. Cars 3 has a DVD and Blu-ray release date of November 7, 2017, and is available on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes today October 24, 2017. Check out this little party favor guide to help set the scene:

 

 Glow Bracelets and Necklaces to resemble the neon lights at Cars Land at night

Novelty Traffic Cones for Jack-O-Lantern decorating

Cool Lightning Neon Sign to set the stage

Checkered Balloons

 Checkered bev naps

Lightning McQueen Plates

Winner Medals

Lightning McQueen/Cars wall decals

  Racetrack floor runner

 Racing water bottles

  Checkered Flags

Cars 3 has a DVD and Blu-ray release date of November 7, 2017, and is available on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes today October 24, 2017.

 

Special thanks to Disney for inviting me to LA to check out Cars Land Halloween inspired Haul-O-Ween event for the Cars 3 in home release. 

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

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8 Comments on this post

  1. This sounds like so much fun, I like all your pictures, everything looks so in the mood of Halloween. Thank you for this post and for letting me know the release date of cars 3, my kids would be so happy to see it.

    Preet@thevelvetlife / Reply
  2. How utensils is that. It looks like so much fun! Cars is still one of my favorite movies.

    Jane / Reply
  3. This brings back a lot of great memories. Our family went in 2015 at the beginning of October and was a lot of these fun decorations. it was a great time.

    Venus Fitness-Shannon / Reply
  4. What a fun place to go as a family! I love all the decorations and Halloween themes 🙂 I will keep this in mind for next Halloween! Thx

    Sarah / Reply
  5. This looks like so much fun. Glad Disney decided to mix up the Halloween festivities this year.

    Aitza B / Reply
  6. Disney always puts on the best productions!

    Emily / Reply
  7. This looks like so much fun !!!! We love Disneyland and California Adventures!!!

    Shell / Reply
  8. What amazing photos! This place looks so fun with jammed packs activities to do. So fun event! I hope to bring my children for a visit someday.

    Hey Sharonoox / Reply

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