Halloween at DL

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  1. Sherry E

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    Excellent! I LOVE that TOTP bag and shirt! I would want the tote bag even if I weren't going to be at the TOTP! And I definitely would have wanted the shirt. I saw some folks wandering around DCA in the daytime with some really cute shirts on, and I know some of the shirts were sold during the day, but some were exclusive to the TOTP and were only sold at night.

    You're right - the Halloween fireworks are important to display here, as they were a highlight of last Halloweentime (hopefully DLR will bring them back this year).
     
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  3. iKristin

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    I got the bag specifically for candy since the bags they gave out were WAY too small haha. Yeah I hope they bring them back, even though I miss the Remember fireworks. Guess i'll find out in October :)
     
  4. Sherry E

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    You won't have to wait that long. Based on last year, I am guessing we should be finding out the full Halloweentime agenda in July (it was last July when D23 released all the info for Halloweentime). At that point we will know exactly what is on the roster as far as attractions and events, and we will know for sure if my hunch is correct in that Halloweentime will begin on Friday, September 24th, while the TOTP will begin on Friday, October 1st. I wonder if this will be the first year of the rumored Toy Story Midway Mania Halloween overlay, or if they will, perhaps, wait until next year to do it. In any case, each year I wonder what new and exciting things DLR will spring on us for Halloweentime. Of course, last year we got Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and the Halloween fireworks, along with the usual things. I wonder if both of those will make a return along with more new things, or if they will swap one old thing for another new thing. Can't wait to find out!!
     
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    Oh, and I almost forgot, iKristin - I love that you got a photo of the nighttime Halloween tree! As you can see, I posted photos of the daytime Halloween tree several pages back, but you don't get the full impact of that tree until you see it at night, when it is all aglow in orange lights. In fact, it doesn't even look all that impressive in the daytime, but at night it takes on a different life.

    I remember the TOTP bags from the TOTP in 2008. While I did not go to the TOTP in 2009, I bet the bags were more or less the same. Boring and plastic. I love those cute tote bags!!
     
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    Yeah they were just boring little tiny plastic bags. I love the halloween tree. I think they will bring back Ghost Galaxy only because it got A LOT of hype out of everyone. I loved it myself, though due to it being new the line was crazy at all times.
     
  7. Sherry E

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    I have a feeling it may be a good idea to bump this again and try to keep it on the first page, as Halloweentime starts in 6 months (which will pass by in no time), and I suspect that any folks who are going to begin planning a Halloweentime DLR trip will begin doing that soon and may want to study this thread...or if someone is on the fence as to whether or not to make a DLR Halloween trip this year, our Halloween Superthread may help may the decision for them!
     
  8. Disney Dreams

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    Wow, Halloween already? Okey-dokey!

    Here's a copy/paste from the Halloween thread I started last year to share Halloween offerings throughout DLR. This is all from a trip in late September 2009. Of course, there is no telling if the same will be offered this year, but... here's last year:

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    Hi All,

    I went wandering down Main Street the other day taking photos along the way. Someone requested that I share the photos, so... here they are. If you don't want to see, don't look. LOL

    I LOVE all the little decorating details for Halloween at Disneyland. They aren't necessarily photo works of art, just capturing the fun of the decorations. I have more. I'll try to add them later this evening.

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    Can only post a limited number of pics in one post. LOL Here's more from last year's thread:

    These are from the tram ride from Mickey and Friends parking garage and Big Thunder Ranch.

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    And I just LOVED:
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    And for those of you who love it.... here's a little Halloween food porn for you. :) I think the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

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    - Dreams
     
  10. Vala

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    I've got the candy corn ears. *raises hand*

    I was really busy on the weekend and didn't have time to take photos, but I promise I will post some. Unfortunately I don't have any of me wearing them because I bought them discounted after Halloween last year to wear them this year. :laughing:
     
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    Fantastic contributions from Disney Dreams!! :thumbsup2 Those are outstanding, colorful pictures and we especially needed the food and Ghost Galaxy pictures here, as those were lacking!! Thanks so much for adding them into our thread, Dream!!

    Vala - I look forward to seeing the candy corn ears picture! I remember thinking that was a much cuter pair of ears than the Mickey pumpkin ears, which kind of looked cheap to me. I liked the witch ears and the candy corn ears, but was on the fence about the bat ears. Mickey pumpkin ears? Eh, they could have made them look better, in my opinion. BUT, we still need photos of all of the ears here, if anyone has them, because chances are, those ears are going to still be on sale this year. The ears are probably the one constant in the merchandise department, whereas the Vampire Mickey and the snowblobe I posted photos of on the last page are probably not sold every year.

    I know I have seen some photos of that darn pumpkin muffin with the Mickey pumpkin head in it. Bumbershoot....are you out there? Don't you have a photo of it? Anyone?
     
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    Let's bump this!:goodvibes
     
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    bump bump bump it up!! lol
     
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    Funny you guys should mention the Halloween ears and the Mickey's ToT Party shirts and bag. I just got back from DL yesterday and went to the Character Warehouse in Fullerton. They have both the candy corn and pumpkin ears, buy one pair for $5.00, get a second pair FREE! So I got one of each. That's an amazing deal considering one pair retails for $15.95! It makes me wonder if they have an entirely new Halloween mouse ear design in the works for this year. I also got last year's ToT Party bag for 99 cents. They also have the party t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts (only in X-large) for really cheap, but I can't remember the exact price.
     
  15. Sherry E

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    Drat! It figures that I live nowhere near a Character Warehouse!:mad: I would have definitely snapped up that bag and the TOTP shirts, and probably some of the ears too (that is a great price, even though I don't like the look of the pumpkin ears at all)!!
     
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    I wonder how much a cab would be to get to the character warehouse?? Anyone know??
     
  17. Belle Ella

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    So Sherry asked me to come post a couple of my photos -- so of course I am happy to oblige! Mind you, I've never actually been for Halloween (or I would have thousands of photos to share :eek:) but I was there in September '09 as some Halloween themed items kept popping up everywhere!

    First up? FOOD PORN!

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    Not bad considering it wasn't even the middle of September yet! One day I'll get the chance to go for Halloween.
     
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    Thanks, Jazz!:goodvibes I didn't even realize you had posted these photos until this morning (I didn't get the email alert/notification thingy)!:laughing: I really love these pictures you took, because it is definitely showing us another aspect of Halloweentime at DLR that we haven't seen much of so far. Those window displays and in-store displays are so cool and festive! I think we really needed to see them in this thread!:thumbsup2 I love those little figures and ornaments and things in the windows, and those Halloween treats look delightful (even though I am usually not a candy/caramel apple kind of girl)!! My favorite is that cute little tree thingy that is jutting out of Mickey's head, with the little ornaments on it! I want one!!!

    And Jazz, I know that if you ever do get to DLR for Halloweentime, you will probably find all kinds of hidden or out of the way Halloween photo-worthy things, and capture a very thorough representation of Halloweentime with your camera! Hopefully next year you can do a Halloweentime trip?
     
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    Daily bump!:goodvibes
     
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    We are planning a trip sometime in Oct and wondering if it gets more crowded the closer to Halloween? We would go mid-week - probably a T-Th - and are flexible as to what week....

    Thanks!
     
  21. Belle Ella

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    Thanks Sherry! If and when I ever do get to go for Halloween you can bet I'll be spending more of my time exploring that going on any rides. It all looks like so much to take in (but in a good way). Hopefully it'll be my turn sometime soon. I'm pretty resigned to the fact that it wont be this year because of other vacations going on at work in October in my department. But I'm trying to keep the option open for next year with my dad, or maybe even 2012. It seems so far away, but I don't think it'll kill me to wait that long.
     
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