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Old 03-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #76
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I'm so behind....
but now i'm caught up.
read your last TR and loved it.
Love this one so far.....


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Old 03-26-2013, 12:37 AM   #77
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Hi Minnie Sue! I was in the middle of moving when you updated last and missed it! I just loved your CL pics at night! You went at such a great time - not really so busy most of the time, it sounds like. I had to laugh about your ressie comment. I think most of the time at regular restaurants, you get seated at the time of your reservation. At Disney, and some of the restaurants, it's more of a "place holder" in line. (Just didn't want you to think it was really customary ) Looks like the party is gearing up to be a blast!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #78
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Yay for updates I'm all caught up now.

Love the party pictures I've been wanting to take a trip to DLR for Halloween or Christmas but dates never work out well with my college schedule. I will get to do it eventually maybe after graduation I really want to see the Haunted Mansion Holiday with Jack Skellington.

How exciting that you guys have another trip planned.

Looking forward to more!
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #79
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OK, I finally caught up on your TR. I really want to go during Halloween time this year, and my birthday is conveniently in the season. Thanks for whetting my appetite and giving me something to look forward to. Fall seems like a long time away when you have a blazing hot six-month summer in between!

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #80
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Loving your TR!! Especially the Halloween party pics as DS (will be 9 then) and I are doing that this year~!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #81
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I'm so behind....
but now i'm caught up.
read your last TR and loved it.
Love this one so far.....


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Well hi there Kim and thanks so much for following along! Lots more to come and I am so glad to hear you enjoying the reports..................it makes it all worth while when you know there are people out there reading

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Hi Minnie Sue! I was in the middle of moving when you updated last and missed it! I just loved your CL pics at night! You went at such a great time - not really so busy most of the time, it sounds like. I had to laugh about your ressie comment. I think most of the time at regular restaurants, you get seated at the time of your reservation. At Disney, and some of the restaurants, it's more of a "place holder" in line. (Just didn't want you to think it was really customary ) Looks like the party is gearing up to be a blast!
So glad you are still along for the ride! I am glad you enjoyed the Carsland pics and I have more to come And yes, we do love your reservation style!!! I will be making more for this year for sure!!!!

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Yay for updates I'm all caught up now.

Love the party pictures I've been wanting to take a trip to DLR for Halloween or Christmas but dates never work out well with my college schedule. I will get to do it eventually maybe after graduation I really want to see the Haunted Mansion Holiday with Jack Skellington.

How exciting that you guys have another trip planned.

Looking forward to more!
Hello there Shellie May and thanks for joing us on our adventures! Halloween and Christmas really are so much fun and to see the Mansion all done up with Jack really is amazing! I love the Mansion at all times and I must say I am very much looking forward to boarding my doom buggy this year when the mansion will be in it's natural state! I has been a while since I have seen it without the holiday overlay and I am very excited to show it to DD as she has never seen it in it's original form

We do feel so lucky to be going to back again so soon. We will have a big break then of 2 years so I am going to make the most of it! And another TR of course

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OK, I finally caught up on your TR. I really want to go during Halloween time this year, and my birthday is conveniently in the season. Thanks for whetting my appetite and giving me something to look forward to. Fall seems like a long time away when you have a blazing hot six-month summer in between!

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Glad to hear you are all caught up! I am going to try and get it all finished over the Easter break as I really want to get a PTR started for Septembers trip! I have to pinch myself as I still can't believe we get to come back so soon! More Halloween pics to come. And if you can celebrate 2 things at once it makes it even more special! I was there in 2010 for my birthday which is at Christmas and it was the best birthday I have ever had!

I was actually looking at what the weather will be like and I am hoping this September is not as hot as what you guys had last year! Phew! We are trying to get away from the Australian heat for a bit!!! I have been in September before and I do remember it was warm but not stifling hot so fingers crossed it won't be too hot!

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Loving your TR!! Especially the Halloween party pics as DS (will be 9 then) and I are doing that this year~!
A very warm welcome and thanks so much for coming along and I am so glad you are enjoying the report and the pictures! More Halloween pics on the way! You will have a blast at the Halloween party as it really is so much fun!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #82
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DAY 8 - Wednesday 31st October -HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

PICTURE OVERLOAD!!!!!!

Oh boy, we were soooooo excited that Halloween day was finally here! We knew we would be having a huge day/night in the park so we took the opportunity to have a bit of a sleep in and then we went to do some laundry. We find the laundry facilities at the Ho Jo to be fabulous. We would place what needed washing in a rolling suitcase, take it to the laundry room and ait the 40 minutes it took to do a cycle. We then took it back to our room and used the closet for a drying cupboard! It worked just perfectly!

So, we headed down to the park at around 11.30am. First ride of the day was Star Tours which was a walk on! And of course we had our fingers crossed for the Rebel Spy, but again, no luck! We had our picture taken on the way in by the Photopass photographer.........



It was then a walk on to Buzz Lightyear for another chance for me to beat DD........again!!!! Right, off to Snow White we go and then the Carousel which was another thing off our list! It was also another high priority for DD to ride Lillian's horse with the gold tooth....................success!!!





A meet and greet was up next with Rapunzel and we joined the queue around 12.20pm. Sadly, Flynn Ryder was not with her but DD got a nice pic with Rapunzel!



Next it was a ride on Big Thunder! We the headed over to where all the pumpkins and a whole load of Halloween decorations were at the Big Thunder Round Up area. I think I will let the pictures tell the story............















And they had the cutest little goats all with their Halloween bandanas that were very friendly!







And some of the decor inside the Scare-Dy-Crow-Shack













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Old 03-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #83
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Another great update! I can't believe there were walk-on rides on Halloween! I guess most people go later
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #84
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Halloween continued.................

This area really was decorated very well! They had a tent you could go inside to conjour up a villain! It was a lot of fun and we were trying to get some of the rarer characters but you never knew who you were going to get. We took our chances and stood in line for a while.

There were banners advertising who you might see.......











I think the best part was the amount of characters wandering around outside all done up in their Halloween costumes!







And the way they were palying around was hilarious!!!







We saw some of the carved pumpkins which are just so clever.







There were lots of bench seats in front of the stage area and it wasn't long before the show was about to start for Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, the Haunted version! This was just so funny and we both enjoyed it very much! They performed The Devil Went Down to Georgia and one of the Billy's was wearing devil horns and had a duel with the main Billy!









After the show we wandered over to New Orleans Square as we had an ADR at Cafe Orleans at 2pm. This was to be a meal I was very much looking forward to as I had been wanting to try a Monte Christo for ages! We sat down and ordered the Monte Christo and an order of Pomme Frittes to share.





The verdict.....................I won't have another Monte Christo. It's not really something we enjoyed. The Pommes Frittes however.........................yummo! They will be something I will most definitely be having every trip!!! Loved them!

We caught a quick ride then on my favourite! A few shots from the queue!







It was then time to leave and go back to the Ho Jo to get Snow White all ready for the party!!!!


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Old 03-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #85
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THE BIG NIGHT!!!!!

We were so excited to be going to the party! We arrived back at Disneyland around 4pm. Now, I was expecting a lot of people but wow, it was just soooooo busy! We figured it was going to be and were really glad we had done the 2 parties as tonight was all about getting as many character pics as possible and also seeing the Halloween Screams fireworks from a good spot!

I must say, I got some of the best pictures I have ever taken on this trip and a few of them are coming up!

All ready to go............



On the way in











We stood and watched the flag retreat ceremony and listened to the Dapper Dans. It is quite a moving tribute and I am very glad we got to see it. I love the patriotism of the Americans...................gives me goose bumps.







We stood in line then for quite a while so we could have our pic taken with the Mickey Pumpkin.



It was then on to Snow White's grotto as I wanted to get some good pics before it started to get too busy! I remember being very emotional when DD was looking in the wishing well....................





There were lots of people who told us how nice she looked while we were in the area of her name sake! It was then off ( of course ) to ride Snow White!







She really is a tad scary isn't she!!!???



We then went off and rode Pinocchio. We decided to head over to the Big Thunder area as we knew there were lots of characters and we wanted to catch Mickey and Minnie in their party costumes!

Pumpkin Donald was out and about!



We went back into the tent after lining up for about 20 minutes and got Cruella.

Inside the tent







She really was a crack up!!!

And here's Woody!



So we went and joined the line that was forming for Mickey and Minnie! We actually waited around 40 minutes, but we didn't care. Minnie looked so pretty!





We then headed back to Main Street to get as many pics as we could. Some of the lines were longer than others. The one we absolutely had to get was with the Evil Queen. She wasn't there when we first go there so we did some others first.

Frollo



Dr Facilier



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Halloween night continued..............

There was all of sudden a loud fanfare and then a horse and carriage appeared with more villians. We were hoping there would be the one we were waiting for and we were not disappointed!!!







It was then time to get some more pics before we needed to come back for the fireworks. And a Halloween snack!





We love Phineas and Pherb





We missed Maleficent as she was swapped over while we were standing in the line. I think across the both nights, she was the only villain we missed.

We then got a spot for the parade.

















And now..................Halloween Screams. I was moved to tears. This is THE best fireworks show I have ever seen. Jack Skellington appears in a big round ball off to one side of the castle and is the narrator for the show. There are also projections on the castle itself and Zero flys overhead. Simply stunning! I have actually had one of the pictures coming up made into a canvas that is hanging on the wall. It is the first of 2 from the photo's I have taken on this trip but I have more to do still!!!









And now for my 3 favourite pics ever and all will be canvassed at some point. The pink one is lready hanging on my wall







I really was just so in awe of the Halloween Screams and I have watched it many times since we got home! It was just so wonderful and so well done. Love love love it!

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We just sort of wandered around for a while afterwards. We got a few more pics and we even met a fellow DISer who recognised me from my shirt!!!! Hello princesszelda!!!!

I thought I would finish up with some photos that I took as we wandered about as come tomorrow, all the Halloween cecorations would be down!















I aslo wanted to make sure I took a picture of the halloween tree.





And our last character of the night..................and DD's favourite!!!



We were so lucky to get the pic with Jack as there was a 30 minute wait and he was going to be swapped over before we would have made it to the front of the line. There was a lovely young guy who had been in the line earlier on to get a pic and an autograph for his sister. He had to come back as for some reason he missed on getting his pic taken. Well he must have been listening when we asked the CM about how long the wait was only to be told that Jack was leaving. DD was heartbroken. So, he called the CM over and offered his spot to us. We were so touched by this sweet gesture and so was the CM so when Jack was leaving, he stopped and got his picture with DD. We thanked Jack and then thanked the young guy and we signed his sisters book as the Aussies from down under!!!


So, that was our Halloween for 2012 folks. Did we have fun? You bet we did! Would we do it again? You bet we would!

All this fun and excitement AND we still had another week to go!!!

We wandered back to the Ho Jo quite tired but with big smiles on our faces and memories that will last a lifetime

Up next....................more Disneyland/DCA fun!

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I am loving your trip report and photos Sue. Your daughter looked beautiful dressed as Snow White .
You are making me very excited about our Sep/Oct (Oct in DL) trip this year. I am not sure that we will do a Halloween Party though, as it just sounds so busy. I was wondering though are the Scream fireworks just on the party nights, or are they on the other weekend nights in October as well?
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Day 8 was filled with so many highlights for me and I wasn't even there!

Loved the pumpkins, flag retreat ceremony (hoping to finally see this later in the year) and the Halloween tree (I'd never heard of this so thanks for the plaque photo).

Your DD dressed up as Snow White and the amount of character photos is something to treasure.

As a reader there were so many awwww moments.
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I am loving your trip report and photos Sue. Your daughter looked beautiful dressed as Snow White .
You are making me very excited about our Sep/Oct (Oct in DL) trip this year. I am not sure that we will do a Halloween Party though, as it just sounds so busy. I was wondering though are the Scream fireworks just on the party nights, or are they on the other weekend nights in October as well?
Why thankyou Caroline I thought she looked pretty special too! You should be excited about your trip because it really is one of the best times to go. We certainly experienced slow days and very busy days. The Halloween parties are really, really busy and that is one of the main reasons we did 2 so we could experience it all. As for the fireworks, I am sorry to say it is one of the perks of going to the party as they are not on any other times. Have a look at them on Youtube.................it may make you change your mind

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Day 8 was filled with so many highlights for me and I wasn't even there!

Loved the pumpkins, flag retreat ceremony (hoping to finally see this later in the year) and the Halloween tree (I'd never heard of this so thanks for the plaque photo).

Your DD dressed up as Snow White and the amount of character photos is something to treasure.

As a reader there were so many awwww moments.
I am so glad I provided you with some awww moments and it was very nice of you to say so I have actually had a photo book made from the Photopass site with all the wonderful character pics ( there are lots more to come by the way!!!! ) and I get all weepy every time I look at it! I was just so happy with the end result and I would definitely make one again!
And I am so glad you mentioned about the plaque pic re the halloween tree! I thought I would take one and hope it turned out so people could read it to go along with the picture! It was just so pretty! And the flag retreat ceremony was wonderful too. I always try and catch it at least once!

Thanks so much for reading!
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