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The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree

If you walk through Frontierland during Halloween Time, you can’t miss the beautifully decorated oak tree near the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, with glowing orange lights and hand-painted jack-o’-lanterns hanging from its branches.

The tree, inspired by Ray Bradbury’s 1972 fantasy novel “The Halloween Tree,” was dedicated to the author on Halloween night in 2007. Bradbury was a lifetime Disney fan and the author of classic American novels such as “Fahrenheit 451”.

Bradbury’s novel The Halloween Tree tells the story of a group of trick-or-treaters who learn about the origins of Halloween while on an adventure to find their missing friend. Bradbury dreamed of having a Halloween Tree at Disneyland Park, and on the 35th anniversary of the novel, his dream was brought to life.
A plaque at the base of the tree commemorates the night of its dedication: “On the night of Halloween 2007, this stately oak officially became ‘The Halloween Tree,’ realizing famed author Ray Bradbury’s dream of having his symbol for the holiday become a part of Disneyland.”