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Halloween Time starts this Friday at Disneyland and it debuting a new carnival for all to enjoy. Beginning this Friday, the Disneyland Resort will get a Halloween makeover complete with orange and black decorations, special entertainment and even some rides will be suited up for the spooky season.
The Festival Arena, which currently has been the home of the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, will become Halloween central for Disneyland with crafts, music, games and pumpkin carvers to complete the transformation.
But don’t think Disney has forgotten the Villains! The villains will be a part of the Magic Cauldron Sideshow, where the characters will magically appear with help from a magician. Also new, Villains will also be greeting park guests in Frontierland this year, instead of at “It’s a Small World” as in years past.
Here are some of the other Halloween Time features at Disneyland:
- Pirates League: Pirates Makeover (for a fee) are available in New Orleans Square.
- Frankenweenie: “The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition” will be at Disneyland’s California Adventure
- Rides: Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain will be converted into Halloween themes.
- Mickey’s Halloween Party: On any of the 11 special event nights, kids and adults alike can trick or treat to their heart’s content at Disneyland and watch a special Halloween Fireworks show. The party is a special purchase ticket and then the park is closed to the general public during the party.
- Enter the ‘Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes’ for the Chance to Win a Disneyland Resort Vacation (chipandco.com)
- ‘The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition’ Coming to Disneyland California Adventure Park September 14 (chipandco.com)
Once again as part of the annual Haunted Mansion Holiday event, Disneyland will be introducing the tallest and most complex special effects for their gingerbread house in its 12 year history. This gingerbread house includes a 9 feet tall gingerbread house with a ghost train around it. The scary, new gingerbread house is part of the seasonal version of the Haunted Mansion Ride which begins September 14th this year. Disney will be transforming it’s Haunted Mansion into “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton, for the Halloween and Christmas time period.
Every year, during the fall, a new gingerbread house is unveiled. This year’s house will be perched atop a spindly mountain.
Brian D. Sandahl, Senior Designer for Disney Entertainment Creative Development, describes the gingerbread masterpiece as follows:
“Jack’s house, candles eerily flickering in the windows, is perched atop a steep, snow-covered peak, with gingerbread steps to his door. Along the way, there are lighted pumpkins in the ‘snowy’ cliffs.”
The gingerbread house was created by over 20 bakers and decorators who covered the whole structure with gingerbread and icing. The plans also call to wow park guests with a flying Zero. The ghost dog, comes with a glowing orange nose, and will fly in circles around the top tower. There will also be a ghost train that travels around the base of the house or at least appears too.
The gingerbread house will most likely weigh between 400 and 500 pounds when complete and takes from Labor Day to Opening Day on September 14th to complete.
- The Haunted Mansion Hidden Mickeys! (mydreamsofdisney.com)
- Haunted Mansion (magicalmouseschoolhouse.com)
Ghouls and goblins gather at Disney for a bewitching Halloween spooktacular during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party beginning Sept. 11 at Magic Kingdom.
A pumpkin-orange glow and light fog along with ghostly silhouettes dancing atop the roofs of Main Street, U.S.A create lots of delight and not so much fright during this family-friendly, after-hours party. Guests are invited to dress up in favorite Halloween costumes for trick or treating and more from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. for 23 select nights.
In addition to trick-or-treating, meet and greets with Disney characters donning Halloween costumes, and entertainment unique to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, many popular Magic Kingdom attractions – including, of course, The Haunted Mansion – are available to experience (but beware of hitchhiking ghosts).
For first time visitors to Disney Parks, dark ride etiquette may seem confusing. Some rides allow photos with no external lighting, while others are somewhat vague. That’s just the tip of the iceberg concerning Dark Ride Etiquette.
Here is my Top 5 Dark Ride Don’ts.
- Pirates of the Caribbean. This ride does quietly announce “No flash photos”, however hearing the announcement can be quite difficult. I used to love riding Pirates of the Caribbean. It was one of my favorite attractions. After riding a few times with numerous flashers, my retinas began to ache and now I avoid riding unless it’s very late or very early in the day reducing the likelihood of flashers being in our boat. While you may want to remember the ride, the rest of the passengers in your boat want to experience the ride. When multiple flashes suddenly illuminate your surroundings, it really puts a damper on the entire experience, ruins the illusion of the ride and can cause serious health problems for some people. So, please be considerate and if you must take photos, turn the flash off. Your pictures will likely turn out better that way anyhow.
- Haunted Mansion. While flash photos aren’t as prevalent on this attraction, they are still a problem. However a much more pressing issue is trying to spook little kids by randomly shouting in Madame Leona’s room. For some kids, The Haunted Mansion is already spooky enough, while other children find the attraction silly and whimsical. For those few who are already spooked, let’s try to be considerate and not terrify them. Give them a chance to find the fun in a wonderfully, happily macabre attraction.
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More news on the NextGen front which is causing some of you non planners out there to grumble…According to WDW Magic Permits have been filed by Walt Disney World for fastpasses to be added to Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Aladdin, It’s a Small World, and two others that remain anonymous..(that’s anonymous not anonymouse like me)…but seems like probably will be two of the Fantasyland attractions still to come. Some people think these rides do not need fastpasses, but they are getting them anyway, so how will it work out – we will have to wait and see.
What you think is it a good idea or bad? Let me know in the comment box below.
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- Top Five Best Uses of Fastpass (chipandco.com)
- Souvenirs: FastPass Pillow (aglassslippervacation.com)