book us now! we’re central to frightfully fun Halloween good times

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.

Book Us Now! We’re Central to a Good Cause or Frightful Fun

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).

No Trick! It’s Frightful That We’re Halfway to Halloween! Scary!

Can you believe it? We’re halfway to Halloween already! Here at Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground, we LOVE Halloween! It’s one of our favorite times of the year. It’s exciting to have Disneyland Resort across the street with its frightfully fun Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. And we’re always scared silly […]

10 reasons to make HoJo Anaheim your home for the holidays

With October in full swing, now is the perfect time to finalize your holiday getaway plans and what better place to stay than HoJo Anaheim?  We’ve put together 10 great reasons to make HoJo your home for the holidays:   Holiday Candy at the front desk Whether you’re checking in, or on the way out […]

Have a ball with HoJo’s magical in-room celebrations!

At HoJo Anaheim, our guests come from all over the world looking to celebrate their special moments in the most amazing way — of course, that almost always means a visit to Disneyland just across the street!  But sometimes you need that extra sprinkling of pixie dust to keep your family’s celebrations going even in […]


Whoa, did anyone else just see that??? Hey everyone! Time for another blog entry with your resident Disney fanatic and HoJo family member. Since it’s Halloween Time at the parks, it seemed fitting for this entry to be dedicated to something a little more spooky. Let me first say up front that I have not […]


It’s the Spookiest Time of the Year! Only one week until All Hallows’ Eve. The ghosts and ghouls have been busy around the hotel preparing for HOJOWEEN! Costumes are being prepared, candy is being purchased, OH… and music is being made. Our own singing group, THE HOJO TONES, have put out a terrifying tune to […]


This past Sunday marked the death knell for the Halloween Screams fireworks show [BOO!] . But starting this Friday, November 6th, the ‘Remember…Dreams Come True’ comes back for three nights [YAY!], and then the Holiday Season officially commences in the Parks the following Friday, November 13th [Double YAY!] . And you know what that means, […]