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Old 04-02-2010, 10:50 PM   #136
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Anyone have more pictures? I know it's Eastertime, but that means October is only six months away!

Side note: Do you realize people going WDW have to make their dinner reservations NOW for October? That's one really nice thing about DLR -- you don't have to plan a whole year ahead to get into nice restaurants or events!

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Thanks, PHXscuba! I have been bumping this thread and the Disney at Christmas thread (you can tell I like the DLR holiday threads!), and trying to keep them both active simultaneously, but they have been slipping down the pages fast and furiously! So it helps if other folks are keeping an eye on this as well - because Halloweentime at DLR starts in late September, so that's about 5-1/2 months from now. And people will surely be planning trips for September very soon, if not now.

We still need more Halloweentime food photos - someone has got to have a picture of that muffin with the Mickey pumpkin stuck in the top of it. Molly has a pic of it, but she disappeared! And there are other cookies and treats too. There is certainly more Halloween merchandise - I know there were all kinds of little knick knacks on sale the last couple of years. I am sure there are probably other window displays or little out of the way details that we have not seen here in this thread yet. But even if it's more photos of the things we have already seen, we welcome those too, because they may be shot from a slightly different angle and will offer a new perspective. So post whatever you've got that involves Halloweentime at DLR!
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Side note: Do you realize people going WDW have to make their dinner reservations NOW for October? That's one really nice thing about DLR -- you don't have to plan a whole year ahead to get into nice restaurants or events!

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We've not even told DD we're going yet, or booked our airport hotel, let alone sat down and thought about where we're going to eat.

Much like you - I much prefer DLR at and this is one of the reasons - I really enjoy being able to take things slowly and not having to plan the entire trip with military precision.

Halloween 2 years ago, I grabbed a walk-up reservation for both Carnation Cafe and Blue Bayou - I wouldn't dream of being able to do anything like that at WDW
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #138
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Yes, we too like to not have to plan every detail in advance, even an uber-over-planner like me! On our trip last fall, I did call right at the 60-day mark for a PS to Goofy's, but that was because I had a group of 15 and only one night available.

We walked by Carnation Cafe at opening one morning and I got a PS for noon on a whim. It was a good thing I didn't try walk-up, because it had been rainy, and they weren't using the uncovered tables so it was a bit of a wait to get two tables pused together for my fam of 6.

Sherry: I don't hang out much at the Trip Report threads, but maybe some people have photos from their Halloween trip reports that they'd be willing to share, or maybe a link to their trip report?

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Bump

There are probably quite a few good photos lurking in the Trip Reports!
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Thank you for this thread!!

Thank you so much for all of the info so far!! We have been to WDW 3 times and I am in the early stages of planning our first (and probably only) trip to southern California this Halloween. We won't be getting to DL until November1st, what if anything will we see??? Flights were better (cheaper )into SAN so we are starting at Legoland and moving on to DL. I am so used to ADRs needing to be planned by now that I am lost with the small amount of DL planning available now. Waiting anxiously for any tidbit of helpful insight.....
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Normally the decorations stay up for the weekend after Halloween. With Halloween being on Sunday now that's going to be interesting if they give it one more week or clean up right away for Monday.
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Normally the decorations stay up for the weekend after Halloween. With Halloween being on Sunday now that's going to be interesting if they give it one more week or clean up right away for Monday.
I think there is no way they will give it another week. I think they will clean up and the decoratons will come down or begin to come down right on Monday, November 1. (In fact, they may even take them down overnight, Sunday to Monday.) They don't have time to waste because they have to get the Christmas stuff up immediately after (the holiday season usually starts on a Friday, so that would put it at starting on 11/12 or 11/19, but the DLR website claims it starts on Tuesday, 11/16 this year??). I think the only reason they let Halloweentime run it through 11/1 last year was because 11/1 was a Sunday, and it made little sense to interrupt the Halloween stuff in the middle of a weekend. This time, 11/1 starts a new week on a Monday, so they have to quickly remove all traces of Halloween and get up the holiday stuff. They may let it stretch to the end of the park day on 11/1, but I would not plan on that.
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OMG I think I forgot all about starting this thread until the other day. Today I thought why not check on it.

THANK YOU ALL for the info. I only got through page 1 so far.

And thanks to those that shared pictures.

I'll be doing DL and CA since that part I have not seen myself. And from finances its looking certain our trip will be postponed until Halloween weekend.
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OMG I think I forgot all about starting this thread until the other day. Today I thought why not check on it.

THANK YOU ALL for the info. I only got through page 1 so far.

And thanks to those that shared pictures.

I'll be doing DL and CA since that part I have not seen myself. And from finances its looking certain our trip will be postponed until Halloween weekend.
We're keeping this thread active! Initially we were responding your first post, but then we turned it into the Halloween Super Thread, where everyone can post photos and info of all things Halloweentime at DLR! We needed a dedicated Halloweentime thread, and this seemed like a good thread to use as the foundation for it. So we will be contributing and bumping it up as much as possible!
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If she likes coasters and they do the Ghost Galaxy overlay on Space Mountain again, that's something extra too. Some kids found it scary; YMMV.
I haven't seen that it would be FUN Space Mt is long time fav of mine. DD did ok with splash Mt and Big Thunder last year at Magic Kingdom. But she was more "scared" with Haunted Mansion. We would have gone on Space Mt but it was down for some reason in June of last year. I think dd would like it but not sure about with ghosts.
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The best thing I did before we went was renting "Nightmare Before Christmas" on DVD so the kids would understand the HMH and Jack Skellington. They all loved the HMH -- I think it's actually less scary with the NBC overlay. DS4 took to calling the HM "Jack's house." We went on both rides mutiple times.

Hope that helps ...

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Thanks I'll have to watch that one with her. I've seen parts of it back when I had cable but don't think I've caught the entire movie.
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If you don't mind me asking! Any tips on making a Jessie costume? I'm making one for my little cousin this year :3

Here's my trip report from last year http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2343077
Although I was there for a while, it definantly won me over on where to spend my money on Halloween!
I bought mine from Disney online. I had one in the packaging but dd opened it and has been wearing it since her other one got lost in move. You could do it easily. It was silky cowgirl style button up top. You could dress it up cowgirl style easily I'm sure. The bottoms could be jeans with some fun "cow" print(what the Disney one has) fabric sewn on the bottom portion of legs. I'm sure it could be done easily. A warning is that the top from Disney seems small for size and the pants were long for size.
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*bump* before Sherry sees this on page 2 and because some Halloween questions appeared on the first page.
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Can anybody tell me when the Halloween Decorations go up and how long they stay up? We are thinking of going the first week of October or the last week of Sept, but want to make sure the Halloween decorations will be up...

Also, where would I find information on the Trick or Treat party at DL?

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Thanks! I actually saw it on page 2 earlier, but I hadn't been able to log in and bump it yet!! We can't let it slip too far!

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Can anybody tell me when the Halloween Decorations go up and how long they stay up? We are thinking of going the first week of October or the last week of Sept, but want to make sure the Halloween decorations will be up...

Also, where would I find information on the Trick or Treat party at DL?

Thanks so much!
That info is in this thread -several times over! You just kind of have to scroll back a little.

Here - I just copied and pasted one of my responses to a post on another page to save you the trouble of searching:

This year, unless there is a drastic change in how they do things at DLR, Halloweentime should begin on Friday, September 24th. It is almost always the last Friday in September when it begins, except for in 2007, when it was the next to last Friday that it began. The Trick or Treat Party usually begins on the first Friday in October, so exactly one week after Halloweentime starts at DLR. So Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy (if that returns this year) will be up and running on 9/24, as will any Halloween fireworks and decorations, but the TOTP will start the following week. November 1 is a Monday, so everything should be down or coming down on that day.

And this link: http://allears.net/dlr/tp/dca/mht.htm has info on the TOTP from last year, so you can get a general idea of the dates, but they will be different this year, and the TOTP will start on October 1st.
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