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Old 04-07-2010, 11:10 AM   #151
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Don't forget to dress up if you're going to TOTP!!! That's half the fun!! I'm going as Violet Incredible this year, so we'll see how that goes
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:57 PM   #153
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Thanks for bringing this back up. I saw you mentioned it somewhere but then didn't see it. We plan to get APs this August and I am going to work on getting us back down there in the fall. The tricky part is the boys are in high school and we are both teachers. We might be able to take off one day but it is hard to leave your class in the hands of a sub. We've never been in the fall and this thread is just making me all the more excited.
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:53 PM   #156
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Welcome aboard! I hope you have had a chance to scroll through the whole thread and check out the fabulous photos of Halloweentime at DLR. This thread covers the entire Halloween season's festivities, which stretches from late September to the last day of October. Anything Halloweentime-related (food, TOTP, merchandise, fireworks, holiday overlays, characters in costume/Villains, special photo/Photopass opportunities, decorations, weather, crowds, etc., etc.) will be discussed here. Hopefully if we keep bumping it up enough, more people will join in and contribute their pictures of the TOTP, the fireworks, more Halloween merchandise, more food, etc.

There are several great DIS-ers who have been helping me bump this thread regularly (you all know who you are!) and also have continued to contribute their awesome photos and knowledge, and I think I can safely say we will all do our best to answer whatever questions we are able to answer about the Halloween season at DLR. So stay tuned.

And anyone else who might be lurking out there who has photos of anything pertaining to Halloweentime at DLR, please feel free to post them - or if you have any good tips or experiences you would like to share, jump on in!!
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Question about the Halloween fireworks at DL. Where they nightly or just weekends? I'm trying to figure out how many nights I need to stay to see World of Color, Trick or Treat Party and the fireworks. Lots of exciting things!

We went 2007 and it looks like it will be much improved this year. I will see if I can get some photos up.
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Question about the Halloween fireworks at DL. Where they nightly or just weekends? I'm trying to figure out how many nights I need to stay to see World of Color, Trick or Treat Party and the fireworks. Lots of exciting things!

We went 2007 and it looks like it will be much improved this year. I will see if I can get some photos up.
If I recall, I think the Villains-themed fireworks ran every night last year. It was a surprise because I think we all didn't initially expect them to be every night but they were, starting on the night that Halloweentime began. So if they have the same sort of schedule again this year for Halloweentime at DLR, the fireworks and other Halloween stuff would begin on 9/24 and the TOTP would begin on 10/1. Now, World of Color is still a mystery as far as the TOTP goes. We aren't sure yet if WoC will run on the nights of the TOTP, or maybe it will run exclusively for the TOTP guests?

I was there in 2007 also, and I agree - I think Halloweentime season as a whole has improved since then. Gradually, every year, they are improving upon it little by little and making it more of an event! It's still not quite up to the level of the Christmas season yet (in terms of being fully immersive), but it's getting to be a bigger thing overall.
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I am thinking of changing my dates from the last week of September to the 1 or 2 week in October how busy do you think it will be? Thanks!
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I am thinking of changing my dates from the last week of September to the 1 or 2 week in October how busy do you think it will be? Thanks!
Even though Halloweentime will begin (we think) in that last week of September, my guess would be that the last week in September would be still be a bit less crowded than the first two weeks of October, because there are always things happening that draw in large crowds in early October, such as various Fall breaks, Columbus Day, etc. This year could be different, however, and maybe late September will be crazy too, because of World of Color and the new games being added to Toy Story Mania.

Is the TOTP important to your family? I imagine that will run the same way it has for the last few years and begin in October, so if you don't want to miss it you would have to go then.

I think you will be fine whenever you choose to go if you have several days at DLR, and some of the days are weekdays. Even in the worst case scenario, and it happens to be crazy crowded all over DLR in October, with several days to play and kind of stretch everything out it should be manageable enough. I think the problems lie in only having a day or two at DLR (at most) on a weekend when it is crowded, and not having enough time to wait for the crowds to subside a bit so you can get on all the rides you want and see everything you want to see. But if you have at least a few days and some of them are weekdays, even in the worst crowds it should be workable!
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Thanks Sherry!

Momof4 - I would avoid the 2nd week of October as there are more schools on break then. I know atleast most of Oregon and Utah have 4 or 5 day weekends around 10/14 and Disneyland vacations are very popular in both of those areas.
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Momof4 - I would avoid the 2nd week of October as there are more schools on break then. I know atleast most of Oregon and Utah have 4 or 5 day weekends around 10/14 and Disneyland vacations are very popular in both of those areas.
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I have a sneaking suspicion that October will be even more crowded this year than it was last year!
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Noooo don't say that!! lol
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I know! I am hoping it won't be for you and me both! See, if we were hearing about a decrease in the number of AP Holders overall, or if there weren't any new attractions coming to DLR this year, I wouldn't be thinking that the crowds would be significantly larger. So far, the number of AP holders is still rising, and we know World of Color is coming.

But weekends will most likely be worse than weekdays. I still tend to think that anyone with a multi-day trip to DLR will be okay, and will be able to get in most of what they want to do. It's really the ones who are going for only a day or two at most, on a super busy weekend, who might have some trouble.

One of my friends went to DLR over a week ago, and I warned her that everyone here on the DIS was saying the Spring Break crowds were insane. She didn't listen to me. So when she came back, I asked her what it was like and she said the Spring Break crowds were even worse than the day in December that we went last year (and that was super super super-crowded!), and definitely worse than when we went in October. She said she's "never doing that again." So that's one comforting thing - at least we know October probably won't be as bad as Spring Break at DLR was!!

Hey, everyone - we need more pictures!!! They don't have to be perfect pictures. They can be pictures of things we have already seen in this thread or brand new stuff, but we need more color!!
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Yikes...yeah I usually always go in October and this year we're staying 2 days more than we did last year, so 8 days this trip. We did everything we wanted...but I didn't get to ride Peter Pan which I plan on doing this time around for sure. Rode Pirates 13 times hahaha, love that ride and it's the perfect ride if you don't want to wait in line you can hop in line for that and it's usually only 5 minutes or so
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