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What to Wear to Disneyland in October

What to Wear to Disneyland in October

Are you visiting and wondering what to wear to Disneyland in October? In this guide we round up what to expect for the California weather in October as well as what to pack for Disneyland at Halloween to make sure you have a spooktacular trip.

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What is the Weather at Disneyland in October

Is it cold at Disneyland in October?

Compared to September and Summer at Disneyland, October does feel cooler as the temperatures in this shoulder season start to drop.

You can expect the average high in Disneyland in October to be around 76F and the average low is around 63F. However you do still get some unseasonably hot days with the weather being known to touch over into the 80s.

Therefore I would say it is worth preparing for the average but having some lighter clothes with you for an unseasonably hot days.

Does it rain a lot at Disneyland in October?

Disneyland in October isn’t particularly rainy with on average only having one day of rain in the month. However just because it doesn’t rain doesn’t mean you don’t need to be prepared to get wet.

There are lots of wet rides at Disneyland so read on to know how to pack for these.

What to Wear to Disneyland in October for Women

Note: This guide is intended to be used at Disneyland California in October – if you are looking for one of the other parks in October please check out the below guides:

Shorts

Whenever I visit Disneyland my favorite type of bottoms to wear are quick dry shorts. The reason for this is that they will dry off quickly if you get soaked on a water ride such as Splash Mountain or the Grizzly Gulch rapids at California adventure.

I like to go for a darker color in case they get very wet so they don’t go overly see through and they match with most things. 

I think these are great whether you are looking for a Disneyland outfit for men, women or children. 

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T Shirt

Whenever I travel to Disney I always love a theme t shirt. You can’t go wrong with a Mickey ear t shirt no matter what time you visit but in October I love a Halloween themed t shirts.

One of the best things about visiting Disneyland in October is the unique meet and greets such as Jack Skellington, classic characters in Halloween outfits and this year the Sanderson sisters.

Therefore I try to add a t shirt with one of these in mind to my Disneyland in October Packing List.

Click here to shop Disney Halloween T Shirts.

Jumper or Sweater

Although October is starting to usher in the cooler California weather it still isn’t cold in October. However if you are waiting around for a parade or fireworks it can get chilly. We therefore recommend wearing a sweater.

Any sweater will do but there are some fantastic Halloween themed ones out there.

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What to Pack for Disneyland for Men in October

The packing list for men for Disneyland is very similar to the ladies Disneyland Packing List. You will need

T Shirts

Again we recommend getting a fun Disney themed one if you can. A Halloween one is even better if you are visiting Disneyland Paris in October.

Shorts

For men we also recommend getting a pair of quick dry shorts to prepare for getting soaked on the water rides.

Sweater

The nights get chilly so if you are waiting around for parades, shows or fireworks having an extra later for the evenings is a good idea

What to Pack for Disneyland in October for Kids

If you are traveling to Disneyland with kids then on top of the layers we recommend above, we would also add the following to the packing list

Costumes

Costumes for adults are on the what not to wear to Disneyland list – there are exceptions to this at special events like Halloween so keep reading on for more information.

However for children (not teenagers) costumes are perfectly acceptable. In fact it is a highlight of my children’s trip to Dress up as their favorite character.

Though costumes are sold throughout the parks you will be paying a premium. We there fore recommend bringing them from home.

We have found the best prices for kids Disney costumes to be from Target or Amazon.

Click here to shop Disney costumes from Amazon

Best Shoes for Disneyland in October

Whatever time of year you visit Disneyland whether it be Disneyland in Fall or Spring, there will be a lot of walking involved. Last time we were in the park we clock over 30K steps a day. It is therefore essential you have comfortable shoes with you.

Sneakers

Our top shoe pick for adults has to be a comfy and well bedded in sneaker.

However if your sneakers aren’t waterproof be sure to pack a pair of shoes for on the water rides. While I don’t recommend wearing flip flops for walking around the park they are perfect for n the water rides.

Crocs

As an adult I am not a fan of Crocs but there is no denying they are comfortable shoes. For kids I don’t think you can beat a pair of Crocs. For more information on whether Crocs are comfortable at Disney check out this post.

Even better is that there are lots of Disney designs. Click here to shop Crocs.

However if your kids don’t like then a comfortable pair of sneakers will be just fine.

What to Wear at Disneyland for Halloween Events / What to Wear to the Oogie Boogie Bash

If you are visiting Disneyland for Halloween during the day then the rules are the normal Disneyland dress code rules. However if you get tickets for a special Halloween evening event at Disneyland the rules are slightly different.

The Halloween Evening event at Disneyland is called the Oogie Boogie Bash whereas at Disney World it is called Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party. 

Both are suitable for the whole family but given the late hours you will see less toddlers than during the day. The event has a limited number of tickets so be sure to have the dates when tickets are released in your diary if you want to attend.

The biggest difference from a dress code point of view between Halloween during the day and for the special ticketed event is that adults can wear costumes.

The guidelines for what to wear to Oogie Boogie Bash are:

For children under thirteen

  • Costumes and costume masks can be work providing that vision isn’t obstructed.

Adults and Over 13s

  • Costumes may be work providing you do not sign autographs or pose for pictures with guests. 
  • That costumes can not be offensive or violent and must always be considered family friendly. 
  • Costumes can not include anything that could be mistaken for a weapon
  • Nothing that can endanger yourself or another guest
  • Costumes can not drag on the floor i.e. floor length princess gowns. 
  • No Masks of any kind
  • Accessories may be work providing face not covered, that they cant be mistaken for weapons and wings must be transparent. If you wear a cape it can not go below the waist.

For a more complete list of rules please see the Event website. 

If you decide against wearing a costume to Disneyland but still want to pay homage to your favorite character then you should consider Disneybounding. Check out out post on how to disneybound here or why not check out some of our character Disneybound ideas.

The best Disneybounds for Halloween have to be the Disney Vilains – we have lots of Villain Disneybound ideas so click on the characters below for more information:

Other things to add to your Disneyland October Packing List

Mickey Ears

Whether you are visiting the Oogie Boogie Bash or just a regular day at Disneyland in October, I would not go without a pair of Mickey Ears.

A regular pair of Mickey or Minnie ears would be perfect however if you want something special for the Halloween Season then I would pick a pair of Villain ears.

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Backpack

You should always pack a day bag for anytime you visit Disney. You can find what we pack in our Disney day pack here. You can of course take any regular backpack with you but if you want to go all out DIsney we recommend a Loungefly Disney backpack.

They have them themed to pretty much every Disney film and character out there. This includes the villains which make them perfect for What to take to Disneyland in October

Click here to shop Loungefly backpacks.

FAQs about what to pack for Disneyland in October

What clothes to pack for Anaheim in October?

Anaheim in October packing lists should always include clothes for hot weather such as shorts and t shirts. But for evening events I recommend also packing some layers such as jumpers and sweaters.

Can you wear a dress up at Disneyland in October?

The dress code rules for October in Disneyland are exactly the same as any other months. The only exception to dressing up at Disneyland is at special evening ticketed events such as the Oogie Boogie Bash.

Can adults wear costumes to Oogie Boogie Bash?

Yes Adults can wear costumes to the Oogie Boogie Bash. This is one of the only times that adults can actually wear costumes at Disneyland.

However saying that there are rules about what can be worn with costumes i.e. no masks, no weapons, nothing that drags along the floor etc.

Please see our info above on What to wear to the Oogie Boogie Bash for more info.

Can you wear Halloween masks at Disneyland?

No you can not wear Halloween masks at Disneyland either during the day or for the Oogie Boogie Bash so be sure to leave these off your Disneyland in October Packing List.

What should I wear to Disneyland as a Plus Size?

For more information on what to wear to Disneyland when plus sized check out this post.

Have you been to Disneyland in October? Let us know in the comments about what you wore to the Oogie Boogie Bash.

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