We’re just a few days away from the first official day of autumn (Saturday, September 23), which ushers in a season of frightfully fun Halloween good times throughout Orange County. Luckily for Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground guests, they are central to all the whimsy, frights, and mayhem.

The always popular Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party returns to Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort now through October 31, 2023. Guests of all ages, especially costume-clad trick-or-treaters, are welcome to enjoy a night filled with thrilling attractions (many with reduced wait times!), themed culinary delights, and more. Admission grants early access to Disney California Adventure Park three hours before the bash and unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads.

Within the park, discover treat trails and meet various characters, both old and new! Attendees can savor exclusive Oogie Boogie Bash treats and enjoy spectacular entertainment, including “Mickey’s Trick and Treat” show, the spooky “Frightfully Fun Parade” led by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, and the hauntingly atmospheric Villains Grove. All the Halloween fun is just a short walk from the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel.

Prepare for spooktacular fun as the Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade are just around the corner! Mark your calendars for October 28, 2023, as the streets of downtown Anaheim come alive with autumnal enchantment and Halloween merriment. This year promises to be bigger and more bewitching than ever since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Anaheim Fall Festival (1923), followed next year by the centennial of the Anaheim Halloween Parade (1924).

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground are the proud sponsors of the vintage appearing “Rocket Witch” float inspired by an actual Halloween Parade float of the 1950s

After sleeping in at the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel, you can join in the festivities of the Anaheim Fall Festival, which occur on Center Street in downtown Anaheim from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Anaheim Halloween Parade starts at 7:00 p.m. and proceeds mainly along Center Street & Broadway Avenue in downtown Anaheim. For more information, please visit @AnaheimHalloweenParade on Instagram or the website at https://www.anaheimfallfestival.org/

The granddaddy of all Halloween haunts returns again, but this time in celebration of its 50th anniversary! Knott’s Scary Farm, Southern California’s most enduring and spine-chilling Halloween theme park event, has established an incredible five-decade legacy. With half a century of nightmarish tales, unimaginable frights, and pioneering thrills, Knott’s Scary Farm has explored every crypt, disturbed every tomb, and delved into every fear.

Step into Knott’s Berry Farm as it is transformed by 50 years of terror, featuring uniquely macabre mazes and attractions, sinister performances, and over 1,000 terrifying creatures lurking in the fog. The nightmare is on now through October 31.

Embrace the horrors at Knott’s Scary Farm this Halloween season as it launches its next 50 years of spine-tingling frights. Please note that Knott’s Scary Farm is not suitable for children under the age of 13. Every guest, regardless of age, must hold a paid admission ticket. Knott’s Berry Farm is only 11 minutes and 7.2 miles away in nearby Buena Park from Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel.



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